Morning people ♪ !
It's been a while now. What has happened since last time, you ask?
Among many things, this:
A few weeks ago, me and my best friend Alex made a huge order from Taobao. Last week our stuff finally arrived! It was insane, not kidding. The combined weight of our packages was 21 kg (46.3 lbs). Me and my girlfriend Alice were both sick and since Alex was in school, we had to carry these terrifying, cardboard bombs all the way from the post office. We weren't feeling so great afterwards. Doesn't matter. Who can be anything but happy with clothes, clothes and Rilakkuma everywhere, right?
I mean, look at all these things!
1. Galaxy print oversized tee
2. Panda t-shirt, me and Alex bought matching ones
3. Adidas leopard print t-shirt
1. SHOES! I searched for lolita shoes and found these. Not so lolita, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for either.
2. High-waist black shorts
3. A lovely jacket with studs, kind of looks like a leather jacket, but it's not
4. A bunch of Kreepsville accessories
I went completely Rilakkuma crazy...
1. Two backpacks, one Rilakkuma and one Ko-Rilakkuma
2. Rilakkuma wallet, Ko-Rilakkuma earphones
3. Ko-Rilakkuma nightgown
4. Rilakkuma pyjama
And I bought a Ko-Rilakkuma fleece pyjama for my friend Emilia, as a birthday gift!
Last but not least:
1. I've always wanted a cow kigurumi ;;
2. Mint green curly wig, a Gothic Lolita Wigs model
That is it, 10 kg!
I was like a child on Christmas Eve. Or like almost-eighteen me on Christmas Eve, I'm still pretty excited about Christmas. Anyway.
Should write a little more about Taobao, I suppose. It is basically like Chinese Ebay. But, like with most Japanese or Chinese websites, you'll need a shopping service - or in this case, a "Taobao agent".
The one I use is kinalink.se. However, Kinalink is a Swedish service, but I've heard many good things about Taobaospree as well. Wonderful Josephine used Taobaospree, and she was happy with her order.
So Taobaospree as a Taobao agent, highly recommended!
Shopping on Taobao is really easy once you find your agent. You translate your search word to chinese, with google translate for example, paste it into the search field and press enter. Once you find something, just follow your Taobao agent's purchase procedure. Usually it's as simple as filling in an excel document and e-mailing it to your agent. Done!
This was my third Taobao order. All of the things I bought add up to around 1000 SEK, shipping included. Insanely cheap for this amount of stuff. Needless to say, I have every intention to make another order!
Not right now though. No, no. Saying I have no money would be an understatement.
I've actually gone as far as banning Taobao and Ebay in my browser settings. Will have to survive without window-shopping, lord have mercy.
Whatever, it's not the end of the world! Instead I'm going to take this opportunity and save some money. It's not like I need more stuff. It'll be nice having some money saved up for something bigger in the future! In the meantime I'll only spend money on a few treats, once in a while, like going to the cinema. I'm usually too cheap to do things like that since I save all my money for clothes, stupid as I am.
Anyway! I'm sick so I'm going to curl up in bed and watch TV for the rest of the day (* ´∙ω∙`) Coughing up my damn lungs. Hope you're feeling better than I am!
Hugs and kisses from cap'n iro ♡ !