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Spend it like you mean it

I was addicted to gadgets. From smartphones to cameras,  phone accessories to personal computers and gaming consoles. I was in an exciting yet dangerous freefall. I only realized it when I maxed out my credit card.

Disclaimer: This does not in any way have a moral lesson. This is for the sheer enjoyment of sharing.

 

Bills. Work. Bills. Work.

This used to be me almost a decade ago. It made me who I am today.

But who exactly am I now?

Before I dwell on this thought-provoking crap called self-reflection, allow me to go a decade deeper. Fifteen years ago, I was just like you. Broke. Clueless. Uncoordinated. This was me for the better part of my college years. But unlike you, I did not go to parties not because I’m a cheapskate. I did not go to any out-of-town activities because the commute sucks the life out of me. No. I did none of those because time did not permit me. I had to work my ass off just to get by. No, we are not dirt poor (although we weren’t as blessed back then as we are now, mind you). I just did not have the habit of asking for money other than for the usual tuition fee and travel allowance.

After college, my first job was as a Customer Service Rep for a Contact Center in Makati. It did not do any good on my finances nor did six more odd jobs and companies after it. But it was okay as I did not want much in life. Eventually, I was able to pick footing and landed some more jobs that paid well. But come to think of it, the more I worked hard for, the harder the cravings for material things came. My first personal purchase was my dependable Nokia n97mini and a second hand iPod Classic (that 80GB model). And it was such a delight to have experienced buying something from my hard work. I bet you would too. Right? So I had my old Nokia last for more than five years and it even survived the emergence of the first iPhone, which my dad got for himself from his business account from Globe. The Nokia lasted longer than the first iPhone. But this one is set for a whole different story.

That was the last time I felt really proud and contented with what I bought.

Years went by and my phones started coming and going. My first ever Android was an HTC Rezound (first ever to have a dual camera) back in 2011. It only lasted for three years, and I was craving for something new. A lot more androids came and went by. Then I moved on to cameras. Same scenario. I started obsessing with having the best and the latest. I feel like everything I wasn’t enough, despite spending lots of times checking out reviews and feedbacks. I was addicted to gadgets. From smartphones to cameras,  phone accessories to personal computers and gaming consoles. I was in an exciting yet dangerous freefall. I only realized it when I maxed out my credit card.

That was me being stupid.

But don’t have any funny idea that I learned my lesson. I still buy stuff. Half of them I still don’t really need.

The only difference now is probably the fact that I have more control over my impulse (riiiigggght). I also earn a lot more to satiate my thirst for material things. But f*ck, I do love to shop. Spend it like you mean it, b*tch!

How about you? List down five most expensive things you bought that goes beyond logic. Why did you buy them? Do you regret it now? Also, what is that one object you didn’t buy/wasn’t able to buy (for any reason) but you feel that it would’ve sparked joy into your life if you did?

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  1. I never had a material self since I was a kid and until now. I grew up in a middle class family and my parents never let us bought expensive things that we don’t really need. My parents never spoiled us with things since we were kids, but it doesn’t mean that they didn’t give us anything. If we did good at school back in our elementary days, my parents would buy us toys and we were so happy, but for the sake of the questions.

    The most expensive thing, for me, that I had in my entire life is my phone but I didn’t bought it with my own money. It was a gift from my parents in our 18th birthday, an Oppo A37, and the first official phone that I’ve got. Second is, my guitar. It’s not really expensive but I used our savings to bought it. That’s it, and I never regretted anything of the two. I really never bought something that I won’t need for my life, I guess my parents just wanted us to be contented with what we have and be happy with all we got.

    There’s one object that I didn’t buy but I would be happy to have was a phone. My twin sister and I tried to save money from our allowance to buy a phone before my mom told us she will give it as a gift for a birthday. It would have been better if we bought our phones with our own money but we were so happy that mom insisted so the money we saved was used for our allowance for the remaining days of senior high school.

    I know that everyone of us have a material self, maybe right now I don’t have, but I’m sure I would when I have my own money to buy things and I will definitely share it to @theuglywriter if that happened ??

  2. Act181

    There are some instances that I tend to buy things beyond my very wise reasoning and money control. This is due because it may look nice for me on that time or I am with someone who originally planned to buy those things and then I got to join the said bandwagon.

    So upon reading this article I listed down my top five purchases that I regret buying in the end because I didn’t really got the chance to use this in a very productive manner and literally end up in the trash bin after quiet some time.

    1. Magazines- I love colorful things and international artist. J14, Tigerbeat, Astra and other western-teen magazines are catering those traits and whenever I pass by the BOOKSALE I didn’t think twice to buy those things but when I got home I’ll just pick out those posters and the rest will be stuck on the shelves and ratted out.

    2. Cosmetics- Make ups has their own expiration dates too. Watsons is a place of temptation for a girl like me who loves to paint her face. Usually I tend to buy multiple shades of lipsticks and lip tints to the point that I was not able to use them until the expiration date happened.

    3. Sweets- I love to buy sweets everytime and got stuck some on our refrigirator until my siblings will eat all of those. Grrrrr.

    4. Clothes- I am a t-shirt girl but I love to buy fancy things and sometimes those too showy blouses will never be wear because I’m so conservative.

    5. High-Heels- I hate wearing heels but I have to on our graduation day when I was in senior high and so I buy one with the help of my friends. I just wear those pair of torture once.

    Aside of that I also have one thing that I really want to buy but my conscience is very eager to make justifications about the money that I might spend with it. What I’m talking about here is buying an Iphone. I have enough money to buy it and I know that it will bring satisfaction and delight in my life but it will also cut a very big amount in my savings and that is not considered a right thing to do in my situation as a student.

  3. There are times that “wants” win over “needs” however it is our decision if we will go for it or not. But as today’s generation, it’s most of the time about our “wants” for any reason maybe it is for ourself or for other people like we want them to give gifts or anything.
    Here are the 5 stuffs/things I bought:
    • Drakkar Noir (a signature perfume for my father serves as my Christmas gift)
    • Elizabeth Arden (a signature perfume for my mother as a Christmas gift)
    • Damian Lillard 4 shoes
    • Smartphone
    • Signature tops

    Those are the things I bought not just for myself but also for people who are special to me. To be honest, I don’t regret buying those because in my little ways I made them happy and feel loved. Becuase I believe that giving is more than enough than receiving. If you receive something in return, it’s just a bonus. Seeng them happy with what I gave them is priceless.

    I want to have Instax, a polaroid camera that I dreamed to have. Because I love taking pictures, where it’s fast developing type of camera. It serves as a living memories also where you can give it also to your friends, family and others. Capture and take it. But for me, I’m more happy if I’m giving.

    Money will come and go but making people happt and feel loved is priceless.

  4. I remember the time i bought myself 5 expensive things, first as shoes that cost 2500, second is headphone that cost 1500, third is bag that cost 1000, fourth is jacket that cost 1000 also, and last is watch that cost 950 pesos. At first I was very happy when I already have those things but as soon as time passed by I realized that in this time i should not bought those things because I don’t have a work for me to gain money. I must save my money for me to have money to use for much more important things such as expenses in education and vitamins.

    I think the thing that will made me feel very happy if I would be able to buy it is a car a Ford will do, I can’t buy it now because I don’t have money but I soon as i have enough money I will buy it first because I want to go to different places, I really enjoy travelling. I love going to far places where I can feel peace of mind.

    ACT 181

  5. (ACT184) It happened last year. My parents made me choose between cash or having a debut party. I chose cash. To be honest, that was the first time I kept so much money inside my wallet and I had so many things in mind which I really wanted to buy. I still remember when I went to the mall and found myself purchasing the following: 1) A pair of sneakers worth P3,500 2) Branded clothes for about P2,400 3) 2 lipsticks worth P599 each 4) Skincare products – P1,000 5) A sling bag – P800. In a normal setting, I know I won’t be able to buy such things but since it was for my birthday and I wanted to indulge myself, I took the chance. I didn’t regret it. I was wise enough to pick the best things to use for a long period of time. Before paying, I made sure I’m in the best shape and I can think clearly to avoid being impulsive because I know it will take a long time for me to shop expensively again. Before shopping, I secured 75% of my “pabirthday” money in the bank and use the remaining for my “wants” and other things.

    One thing I regret not buying is a pair of white shoes in the “ukay-ukay”. It’s not too expensive and still looks new but my budget for that moment was limited so I left it and decided to look for something cheaper. To my dismay, there was none and that pair was the only one left that will satisfy me and will be very suitable not just for our activity/event in school but also in different OOTD’s. I was about to buy it but unfortunately, someone already purchased it. In the end, I did buy something cheaper but didn’t satisfy my taste and just only for the sake of having something to wear.

  6. Dela Rosa, Ashley Nhicollete G.
    ACT184

    While reading the article I can’t stop laughing at myself. Why? Because I and the author is a IMPULSIVE BUYER. I can see myself in the future like the author. Back to the question, I think the most expensive things/objects that I bought are SHOES, CLOTHES, MAKE-UP, BAG, and CALLIGRAPHY PEN. I bought it because I always attracted with a aesthetic packaging and I think it will be useful in the near future. By buying the things that I loved I was so happy to saw what I’m saving for. I always deprived myself just because I want to buy new things. One thing that I regret buying is my CALLIGRAPHY PEN, because like I said I always attracted of the packing. I bought that set of pens worth of P1,200.00, I don’t have a good penmanship or handwriting but because I want the packaging I bought it. I regret buying it because I didn’t use it many times, I remember I used it twice and that’s all. But then I realized that I don’t have a talent when it comes to calligraphy lol.

    One object that I wasn’t able to buy is the IPHONE or any Apple gadgets. I can’t afford or I can say that we can’t afford buying that phone or gadgets. I think If I bought IPHONE I would be completely happy, because all of the specs that I’m looking for is in the IPHONE like complete package. I love IPHONE because of the camera, yes the camera. I love taking photos, I like photography. And at the moment I have may savings to buy a new phone, hopefully I can buy IPHONE by myself.

  7. It was a sunny day. I closed my eyes and reminisced. I have never expected to spend some money on the things I was passionate about. My mother always questioned me where did I get those money to afford expensive stuff. I always shrugged, even my little soul did not know the answer. I guess I was good at saving. For we were not really on the right place in the society. My grandmother would even scold me for spending on the things I did not really need. She said I should just rather spend it on household items than the “senseless” things I actually bought. But I loved going to concerts, especially those artists who I adored so much. I was never been into material things, gadgets and objects. I loved the experience… and I guess, concert tickets were the most expensive thing I have bought in my entire nineteen years of existence. I was even scammed because of the urge to enjoy music. But long story short, I had a nice time, it was all that matters. The next thing was the phone I have now, it was not much. But, I could not spend more than ten grand for a phone, it was too much for my little soul. I am not techy afterall. However, it was needed. Another expensive stuff I had bought was the perfume and body lotion gift set of the band I really loved. It was released a year later here in the Philippines so I had to buy those set overseas which happened to be in London. *Yikes* It was kind of over the top, really. Lastly, the material was my two guitars which are classical and acoustic. I loved playing for myself. It soothed me. It is a coping mechanism.

    However, as I keep reminiscing, I realized something. I actually never bought the one thing that would make my life easy… and happy for that matter. Being a senior high school with all those theses, feasibility studies and other reports, having the resources were much needed. I was not able to have the laptop I really needed. I was staying in the computer shops for as long as I could remember just to finish the task we were given. I remembered having breakdown because the computer I was using— for seven hours straight— suddenly shut down, erasing all the data I had encoded and the video I was editing. It was a nightmare. A night I was longing to forget but could not. With that being said, laptop was so important, especially now I am in college. It would definitely spark joy into my life as it would make my academic life much easier.

    –Christelle Mae Misperos, ACT185

  8. Princess Leah Banoy
    ACT 184
    Everyone has this desire of wanting to have things that personally make them happy and satisfied, and most of the time, we are really willing to do anything just to have it even if that means spending beyond your means. Here are the top 5 things I personally bought or have that I believe goes beyond logic for I know that it will make me happy and at some point complete:
    1. My cellphone which cost 7000
    2. Cosmetics worth 2000 (In lump sum price)
    3. My school shoes for 1200
    4. Haircolor for 500
    5. Clothes for 250 each
    I am a type of person who always makes sure that these things I bought will be good or usable in the long run. I am not spending my money to things I know that I wont even use and will be only temporary, I am also not into brands and I believe that these are the most expnsive things I bought with my personal money, and I have no regrets for until now I have it and I am using it, I feel like the money I had spend with it were worth it. But ofcourse, since I am just a student, there are so many things that we like but we cant have due to financial difficulty which we know that once we had, we will be the happiest human in this world haha. And it happened to me, eversince, I always wanted to have braces to align my teeth, but I still cant for it is super expensive, but you know what, if ever I will be able to have that, it will really make me happy and boost my confidence and also will make me smile even more.

  9. 1.)
    ✅ Macbook Air
    ✅ Ps3
    ✅ Ipad Mini
    ✅ Penshoppe Dress
    ✅ Oppo F1s
    My parents are the one who bought me macbook air and ipad mini because before i really love apple products but i don’t like their macbook. I regret that they bought it because it is hard for me to use macbook and you need to buy everything the software if you are using ios.
    I bought the second hand playstation 3 because I have this certain game that i want to play the last of us. I regret buying it because i did not use anymore. I regret buying my oppo f1s because its performance is poor. I bought it because it is the latest cellphone that time.

    2.)
    The one object that i want but i didn’t buy is the iphone7 plus. It is my dream to have iphone someday because of its camera.I think it will give me satisfaction if i was able to buy it. The reason why i did not buy it because my mom don’t like iphones.

  10. For me I don’t buy things that easy that is why I don’t buy things that I really don’t need for before I buy I said to myself I can buy this things, but why should I buy this things.

    I don’t regret not buying this things just like I said earlier I think before I buy when I say i think I think for days or hours before I buy stuff.

  11. Spending on petty things feels good because we get what we want but it costs something. The five most expensive things that I bought are the following:
    1. Make up products costing P3,000
    2. Android phone Oppo F3 costing P16,000
    3. Clothings costing more P1,000
    4. Books (Wattpad&Novels) books cost almost P1,500 in one shop
    5. A baby shih tzu puppy costing P7,000
    First are the cosmetics. Last christmas I felt spending my money to make up products for a gift to myself. Second is my own android phone which I bought for myself because my mom wouldn’t buy me one so I decided to buy and sell iconic socks to save for it. Third are clothings, I have a lot of clothes but once I used my new clothes I feel like i have no clothes to wear. Fourth are books. When I was on my junior years I love reading wattpad books so I spent my thousands in buying wattpad books but when I reached my senior years I decided to read novels which is really expensive so I would buy one book at a time. Lastly is the puppy that I bought 2 years ago. She’s the very 1st puppy that I bought fo myself because I want to make it as a gift for myself before I graduate in senior high school.
    All these things are quite petty. A part of me regrets but a part of me feels satisfaction because I feel that I also deserve to own things as a reward for all the awfulness that life have brought. I always feel happy everytime I get what I want but at the same time I feel miserable because after spending my money I feel guilty for exchanging the money I saved for something that I only want. I buy these things because it’s a part of me and I can’t resist myself in spending for such things.

    There is one thing that I always wanted to buy that would really spark joy into my life and that is a DSLR Camera and an Instax. I want to buy it because I am really fund of taking pictures and editing videos but I have to keep on making use of my phone because I still can’t afford it. There was this time where in I have a money to buy an Instax but I stopped myself because I think there are other things that are more important especially now that I’m in college. Instead of buying it, I invested it. I thought that it would be better for me to save today and buy what I want when I already have enough money to buy it. Another is a puppy. I just lost my puppy named hershey recently because she’s suffering from allergies since last year so she needed to take a lot of medications but unfortunately, she died so I wanted to have another puppy. But since I’m already here in manila I thought of not buying again for the mean time because i have a limited space in my room and I just promised myself to buy a new one once I graduated.

  12. i never thought i will bought expensive things with my money, but i remember i spend a lot for my skincare routine, such as toner, facial wash, cream, moisturizer, and etc.
    *toner-950
    *facial wash-800
    *cream-150
    *moisturizer- 650
    *other skincare products- 1800
    i don’t usually have savings that’s why i seek for support from my mom and dad. i bought those things because i felt ugly with my face, i also want a clear skin but it gives nothing. meaning i am regretting that i bought all expensive skincare products i use.

    the things i would like to buy but i wasn’t able to buy it was a camera, and a laptop. because i know i can use it more frequently, in doing my passion and academics stuff. like in camera i can take photos, and can learn some photographic skills, doing a video of singing, and etc. in laptop, i can use it with my assignments, do some edits with my videos and pics using laptop software.

    but still, i believe that i can bought all of my favorite things when i have a good source of income and happily with my passion.

    LYSTER DECENA
    ACT-185

  13. Bryan Alcantara Dining
    ACT185

    1.
    •Laptop
    •Hawk Bag
    •Payless Shoes (Champion)
    •Oppo F7
    •Polo (Forever 21)

    If you will notice all the things that I bought with my own money is usually our needs but because of is price it is also considered as wants because we can buy things like that with not too expensive price. But in this generation we can think wise. We can buy a expensive things because we expect that the product that we bought is also have a good quality that why we use it in long term. The one that I regret in that five things that I bought is the laptop because I buy it online (second hand) in lower price than the mall price. But I didn’t use it in long term. I use it only for almost 2years. I’m very disappointed because my sister buy also a laptop but in a mall. And the price of her laptop almost the same with the price of my laptop but she can use her laptop until now unlike my laptop I can use it but not in a good performance like her laptop.

    2. The one object that I want but I didn’t buy is the motorcycle vehicle. It is one of my dream to have a motorcycle someday because of it I can go to the place that I want to go whenever I want. And it’s less hassle if I travel going to my school and going back to our home. I need this because in nowadays it’s so traffic where in Manila. The reason why I didn’t buy it because we didn’t have a garage. I didn’t know where can I park my motorcycle if my parents bought me a motorcycle. But they told me that if we can a garage soon they bought me a motorcycle.

  14. I. These are the most expensive things that I bought with the money that I saved from my allowance:
    1. A pair of shoe for my dad.
    2. Clothes for my friends.
    3. Bag for my auntie.
    4. Makeup for my sister.
    5. Perfume for my dad.
    As you can see, those things that I bougjt are not for myself but rather for other people. Their happiness is my happiness that is why if someone asked me whether I regret it or not, I would probably them that I don’t regret anything. Giving material things to those people who are close to my heart is my way of appreciating their existence in my life.

    II. As of the moment, the value of money for me is very important and if there’s one thing that I wasn’t able to buy for any reason that could have brought joy to me, that would be makeup and skincare products. I always bought things for my personal wellness and I believe that those things that I’ve mention will bring goodness to my well-being and will eventually boost my self-esteem.

  15. Galera, Peachy C.
    ACT 182

    I. To tell you honestly I am not that kind of person who literally has several money to buy expensive or superfluity object just to satisfy cravings. I used to save money rather to spend it just to prove to everyone that I can buy it. But fortunately, people who surrounds really love me. Just like my parents, friends, relatives and even neighbors. They are the one who give me such things that I don’t ask for. A material thing specifically. But also I buy things maybe not too expensive just like others are doing. Those things are my first ever guitar, brand new phone, a shoes, a bag and clothing. I bought my first ever guitar because this was my gift to myself after graduation of elementary but unfortunately, it was broken maybe because I don’t usually uses it ’cause no one teaches me how to play guitar. HAHAHA. From that experience, I learned. I bought another guitar and this time I was now able to get a tutor from common friends just to teach me to play guitar. Second the brand new phone. That was my long term phone I had. Imagine from grade 8 to months before 1st year college, more or less 4 years! But unfortunately again, the screens gets color violet or black that you cannot see anything from that phone. So I had to give up my phone. Next a shoes, bags and clothes. I bought them in a well-known clothing line. That was Christmas Eve and also Christmas gift for myself. 🙂 I did not regret anything from buying those stuffs but as of now, before buying anything, I would usually ask myself, “is it worth it?”. More of practically and at the same time what my heart’s desire.

    II. Since I am music enthusiast, I always dream of a music studio with different musical instruments. If that happens, I am now the luckiest, blessed and happiest person in the world! <3 But as of now, I don't have enough money to buy those stuffs especially the branded ones. I am only student with an average life. But still hoping and praying it will happen sooner or later. 🙂 I don't know the reason why I am deeply inlove with music, all I know is, I love music and I think the feeling is mutual HAHAHA. My weekly allowance is not enough to buy a studio type room and even branded and high quality musical instruments. I think that would have really sparkle overflowing joy into my life if I will did it because that is what my heart's desire.

  16. Personally, I am not really a materialistic person. I seldom buy things for myself and I am not an impulsive buyer because, first, I don’t have so much money to buy all my “wants”, and second, I am not really particular to brands and such, except to the products that I am applying to my skin. But if there are things that I spend the most, it is on my hygiene needs. I don’t treat it as my “want”, instead I view it as my “need”.
    1. Rubber Shoes- 4500
    2. Hygiene needs- 2000/monthly
    3. Wrist watch- 1500
    . Bags- 500 to 1800 each
    5. Clothes- 250-450 each
    I buy those things because of various reason – good quality, look good, and I need it.
    Well, it is not pricey for other but as a student, I find it expensive. However, I don’t regret buying those things. It makes me happy and I am enjoying the quality it has.

    I planned to buy a new laptop since my old one was just a netbook and has a problem. Then, I got my allowance and able to save enough to buy, but I didn’t. I really regret not buying it that time. I realized that I need a new one because it will be essential for me as a student and I think it will make me happy. But as always, there’s still a next time.

  17. Last December 2018, as an SM Scholar, we were given a chance to work at SM Department Srore for Christmas job. Of course, I grabbed the opportunity. As a college student, I have expenses and wants that sometimes I cannot afford to buy, and asking my parents for some money to buy those things is not my thing. So, that gave me a motivation to grab that Christmas job. After weeks and I got my salary, I feel so much happiness and excitement to spend it and buy the things I cannot afford to buy before. And since it’s Christmas season, of course I got money from my titos and titas, so I feel very rich that time tho I only got 3000 in my wallet. Lol. And with that, I was able to buy:
    1. EB Matte Lipstick worth 165 pesos
    2. Bag worth 350 pesos from divisoria
    3. Nature Republic Alo Vera Gel worth 250 pesos.
    4. As an ‘ate’ in the family, I love going home with my ‘pasalubong’ for my family. So I bought foods from Jollibee such as Jolly hotdog, sundae, french fries, and spaghetti that overall costs almost 500 pesos
    5. I was also able to buy a pair of shoes from ‘ukay ukay’ worth 150 pesos.
    I didn’t regret buying these things, instead I am proud of my self because I was able to buy these things at their costs from my own wallet. But of course, I still have one thing that I really wanted to buy ever since. I want to buy a DSLR Camera because I am a kind of person that loves taking pictures, so I guess that thing would really make me happy.

  18. Marilou Mae E. Amparo
    ACT183
    Honestly I dont usually buy things even I really want to but I dont know why.
    But I think the five things I bought that for me is already expensive are first is wallet i bought it because I found it so cute, and now I regret buying it cause I didn’t use it. So I realize I just waste my money. Second is clothes, I bought it becayse its the trend, and as usual I regret at the end because I dont usually wear it because most of the time Im just in our house. Third is shoes , I really dont know why I bought it and I didnot regret buying it cause I think its worth it. Fourth is phone accessories I bought it cause its so cute and I thought I can use it but at the end I regret buying it cause I dont feel comfortable using those accessories. The fifth and the last thing is foundation I just bought it cause its on sale but at the end I regret cause I dont usually use make ups in everyday basis.
    But the thing I really want to buy but I didn’t buy for some reason is powerbank, because I think I really need it in everday basis because I stay in school almost half of the day. And I can’t buy it because I think there is still more important thing that I need compare to powerbank.

  19. Shen Danielle Villoso (ACT184)

    I really do like buying stuffs I want. I would save all my allowances to buy something. The five expensive thing I bought:
    Huawei Phone that costs P. 20,000
    2 New Shoes that costs P. 14,000
    Clothes that costs P. 2,000
    School Bag that costs P. 1,000
    New toys for my collection costs P. 1,500
    But this things I only do if I do have enough money that I can save and spend at the same time. My biggest regret is I did spend a lot of money instead of using all those money for my future. The thing I regret not to buy is a laptop or a PC, imagining that my homeworks, project and research would be easier if I have that, but now I’m still saving for it. The next time I want to buy something I should think a lot before spending all my money on things that couldn’t help me.

  20. I really do not spend my money on things like clothes, gadgets, and etc. Most of the time, I spend money on food. I am not into shopping. I kinda have doubts when it comes to buying or spending, but when it comes to food… no doubts. I will spend my money on food once I get hungry or crave something. One of the most expensive things I bought is cellphone through my parents’ money. I was begging Nicki Mamaj to buy me a new phone without thinking about the price just because I liked the camera of it plus the internal storage. I don’t regret… nope, there’s a little regret because I find it expensive now and I don’t really need a phone. Also, I regret buying a guitar and a violin because I only used them for a short period of time. They are expensive. Such a waste of money tho I’ve learned to play them and it was required at our school.

    I have always wanted to have a camera but, sadly, I was and am not able to buy it. It would definitely bring me genuine happiness because I really like to take pictures, not of myself tho. For me, every photo has a meaning that’s why I like and would love to have a camera. I may not be able to buy it but someday I will… with my own money.

  21. Back when I was at grade 9 or maybe 8 I bought 9 beyblades which costs 500 each and 6 Scan2Go toys which also costs 500 each. I was childish during those days that’s why I bought those things. I don’t regret buying those because it made me feel very happy when I play those things.
    There was a basketball shoes I really wanted to buy. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to have that shoes because a I hesitated on buying it. First, I don’t play basketball so it will be useless because it will not be used for its main purpose and second it will just be a waste of money if it is overused for walking.

  22. John Rey Dungca ACT 184

    My 5 most expensive things that I bought for myself are:
    1. Seiko Watch
    2. Vape
    3. Citizen watch
    4. Shoes
    5. Sandals
    I bought my two watches because I love wearing stainless steel watch I feel incomplete without wearing a watch and I don’t know why but I love collecting watches even though I will not use them.
    Vape because I started to smoke so I want to prevent it and use an alternative
    Shoes I want to wear a comfortable shoes
    Sandals I bought my sandals because sometimes I don’t feel wearing shoes when I’m going out.

    I don’t have regrets buying them as long as It came from my allowance and it makes me happy.

    I wanted to buy my own gaming pc I know for myself that it will make me happy if I will buy it.because i can play games that I want and others.

  23. ACT181
    I’m not boasting or anything that may trigger any of you, I just want to share that my mother taught me that ‘fancy things’ are not the only thing that will make me happy and an accessory to gain friends. So,I am not really a materialistic person since I was a child. Before when I want something that my mother can’t afford, I always told her that I understand and I’ll just wait until we can afford to buy that ‘thing’ for me. Also I am also a bit of “kuripot” because I don’t really want to buy an expensive item where in fact I can buy more of other things with those money.

    For now, as what I have said earlier I am a bit of kuripot so the 5 THINGS that is already expensive for me is that first, my shoes that I bought in a mall it is not branded but It is already expensive for me since that time I didn’t have the chance to look for more in ‘ukay-ukay’, but I did not regret it since it last with me for almost 10 months and it is already a miracle for me!. Second is my Maybelline superstay lipstick, that is my first time ever to buy a lipstick that costs that much and I do regretted it because of my stupidness that it is not the shade that I wanted to have.Third, I bought a bag for my mother, it is branded but not that super expensive so it is okay and I don’t regret buying it because it is for my mother anyway. I don’t have anything to fill up for the 4th and 5th since I don’t really buy expensive things and so far I NEVER bought something more than 800 pesos hahaha. SAVING is more important for me than anything else.

    If there is this one thing that I really wishes to have but I can’t because we can’t afford and that would be a DSLR. I am a camera shy and I am not that good at taking pictures but I really wanted to take a photo of those people who take a part of my life, places that I have visited to but was not able to take pictures and a really nice family picture of me and my mother. I wanted all those things to be captured, I won’t forget those memories but I wanted to keep pictures for me to appreciate and remind myself that ,it is really wonderful here and to inspire me to make more memories.

  24. I’m a kind of person that easily to attract in many thing. Sometimes I bought things that is nonsense. Some people say was so spoiled because I was an only child. Maybe because when I grew up my mom is not by my side to guide me in many things specially on buying things. She was so busy working and it’s far away form me. That’s the reason why she don’t know what I want and I don’t want. So I was the one deciding for self and buying things that I need to buy. The first expensive thing I bought is when I was on sixth grade I buy Play Station Portable without the permission of my mom, that’s the moment she was so mad at me and feel the guilt and it teach me a lesson. So every time I buy ask permission first. I think the most expensive things that I always buy is my Laptop, Cellphone, Shoes and Bag. I buy them because there are my needs in school, There are times that I regret when I buy cellphone and it only last for a months only. I can say I was so easily attract on the things that I need for school like school supplies, Craft things even its nonsense and most specially on foods.

    The one object that I wish to have is the FujiFilm Instax mini 8 digital camera but my mom say it’s so expensive and you can buy that when you save your own money and if you already have a work. It’s make’s me so happy if I have that because I love taking picture and even there some social media to collect picture I want an album to have a memory pictures that’s why I want that object.

    They say there are two things to define you, your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. I was so thankful and bless for the things I have. I was so guilty and feel being selfish for complaining to my parents when some times they don’t give my wants. So now my goal is save money for me to buy my things without sacrificing and force. Also to return kindness for my mom not because I want to lessen my guilt but to let them feel that I value them.

    Fatima Mae Mendoza
    ACT185

  25. Honestly I am not really a materialistic person. I don’t usually buy things even I really want to. My parent’s always told us that if we want something we should know how to save money to buy what we want. They never spoiled us with things since we were kids. They always reminds us that money is not easy to earn and we should think carefully before buying what we want. I think the five expensive things that I bought with the money that I saved from my allowance is first, a pair of sketchers shoes worth 3,000. Second, a pair of sandals for my mother worth of 1,000. Third, dress that cost 1,000 also. Fourth, perfume costing 500 and lastly, earphone worth of 300. I am not regret to buy those things because I only sometimes buy what I want and not that always. It is happy to feel if the money we spend in buying those things that we want is coming from our own savings.

    The one object that I didn’t able to buy for now is the car. Since I was a kid I always dream to have our own car and maybe in the future after I graduate and become successful I can now buy my own car because I really love to travel and go to the places I didn’t not yet visit. If that will be happen in the future I am sure that I am one of the happiest person in the world because one of my dream is finally come true.

    -ACT 185-

  26. Just the like the author, I’m not the usual teenage girl in most of Generation Z nowadays. I’d like to spend my money wisely because that’s how my mom taught us. Every money counts. That you have to think further before buying a certain product. You may seem that I’m a cheapskate, but I’m proud that in my age, I get to have my own savings and my wants is made up from my own savings or I worked for it for a long time.

    Here are some of the things I consider as too “expensive” based on my preference in buying things/objects that goes beyond logic. (I had a hard time in thinking on where I spend my money since then.)

    1. World Balance indoor rubber shoes- I bought this last October using my a allowance from my scholarship. So yeah, this is not from my own money but as our foundation gave this me, I spend almost P2000 in buying a new shoes after quite some time.

    2. FILA outdoor rubber shoes- another shoes! I bought this last last November, a month after I bought my World Balance. I’m proud to say that it was from my own money. I saved this money since June of 1st term because I thought that it was enough to buy a concert ticket.

    3. My old cloud fone – I’ve been using this phone for two years now. Half of the money was from my mom and me.

    4. Parisian Duty shoes- I used this pair of sandals while working in SM Department store last Christmas season.

    5. VIVO V11i- I have a new phone! Yes after two years, I have a brand new phone. Though it was on credit, I’m gonna save money to pay for it. huehue

    After all this, I know I should ALWAYS watch my expenses in any way I must. I must confess that every time I’m stress, I used to spend most on my food. Y E S. Someday, I want to buy a VIP ticket to one of iKON tour here in Manila. I want to see them badly. 🙁 they are my main! They always makes me happy! Seeing them will took all the stress from our accounting class!

  27. Karen M. Dayle
    ACT 182

    Before when I was a kid I was an impulsive buyer in terms of buying toys when someone gave me a money and I know it is a normal thing. But know, I always do my best to altleast minimize my expenses especially when it is not important. But to be honest it’s so hard. Here are the things that I bought beyond logic, Shoes, Makeup, Dress, Bag, Watch I bought this because of new trends and also as a fashion that boost my self esteem and I didn’t regret it because first I really want those things and also I use it in my daily life except for one of my shoes.

    The things that I want to buy that I regret is the Reebok shoes in color black because of the idea that if the color is in black it won’t easily get dirt unlike on my white shoes that easily get dirt.

  28. ACT182
    MERCADO, Sheilla Mae O.

    We tend to not believe that someone is truly serious about something until they show it through their actions and purchases. No matter how hard we try to fight or deny it, we are all guilty of the same thing – we all like to show off what we have. Whether it is a new pair of shoes or the most expensive hand bag in our closets, we want anyone and everyone to see what we can bring forward when in the long run, does any of it really matter?

    Most impulse buys are based on emotions, not on hard facts, so I considered my emotions when I bought the following items:

    A pair of shoes – Php. 1500
    Shirt – Php. 600
    Books – Php. 1500
    School bag – Php 1600
    Wallet – Php. 800

    I’m a frugal person. For me, being frugal doesn’t just mean saving money—it means spending my money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost me more in the long run, while other times it makes sense to spend more now for a better, longer-lasting experience. I don’t have regrets on the things I bought because before buying it, I simply asked myself, “Is this something I need or just want?” I can recognize the big difference between needs and wants.

    On the other hand, there is one thing I really want to have. I’ve been interested in photography and the entire idea around it for quiet sometime now and I like to capture simple moments from day to day’s life. There’s no denying that DSLRs are great at taking quality photos. Sadly, as a student, my poor self can’t afford to buy one.

  29. ACT182
    MERCADO, Sheilla Mae O.

    We tend to not believe that someone is truly serious about something until they show it through their actions and purchases. No matter how hard we try to fight or deny it, we are all guilty of the same thing – we all like to show off what we have. Whether it is a new pair of shoes or the most expensive hand bag in our closets, we want anyone and everyone to see what we can bring forward when in the long run, does any of it really matter?

    Most impulse buys are based on emotions, not on hard facts, so I considered my emotions when I bought the following items:

    A pair of shoes – Php. 1500
    Shirt – Php. 600
    Books – Php. 1500
    School bag – Php 1600
    Wallet – Php. 800

    I’m a frugal person. For me, being frugal doesn’t just mean saving money—it means spending my money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost me more in the long run, while other times it makes sense to spend more now for a better, longer-lasting experience. I don’t have regrets on the things I bought because before buying it, I simply asked myself, “Is this something I need or just want?” I can recognize the big difference between needs and wants.

    On the other hand, there is one thing I really want to have. I’ve been interested in photography and the entire idea around it for quiet sometime now and I like to capture simple moments from day to day’s life. There’s no denying that DSLRs are great at taking quality photos. Sadly, as a student, my poor self can’t afford to buy one.

  30. CAMELON, YRICA M.
    ACT186
    Before spending my money to buy gadgets or any stuff, I will think first if it is really necessary and if I am going to use it for a long time. I am very strict in terms of how will I spend my money right because in today’s life, it is not easy to have your own money plus I am a student so I cannot buy what I really want to buy.

    In terms of having an expensive things that I’ve bought with my own money, I think these are the things that are expensive for me. Though, seriously, I am not really a materialistic person.
    1. Books – this are my assets. I spend my money on books. Though, I don’t expend all of my money buying books. But, I only buy books when I have an extra money. I think, the price of the books that I’ve bought is ranging from 25-500 pesos only.
    2. Calculator – this is one of my asset. I spend money on calculator because, as an accountancy student, it is necessary for us to use this for computations. My calculator is ranging from 600-1300.
    3. Bag – I am not really into bag, but I have a bag that costs thousands because it is a signature bag. I don’t usually use it when I am going out because I didn’t like the color of it while I am growing up. I paid it in a half price because my tita volunteer that she will paid the other half.
    4. Laptop – My mom and I bought a laptop because I really need it especially, when I am going to make a research paper. My mom spent almost half of it, and I contribute the half price of it.
    5. Cellphone – when I was in Senior Highschool, I broke my old phone. But luckily, I have a money so I bought a phone. A cheap one. It is not important for me if it is expensive or not. As long as it will last long.

  31. ACT 181

    Everyone has their own materialistic possessions. We are materialistic  because we used to enjoy various material goods, which it makes happy. Some of us cannot live without them. We spend our money without noticing our obsession.

    Like everyone else, I also have my material possession because somehow those things relieve my stress and loneliness. Firstly, I spend my money like crazy on clothes even I have a lot of clothes in my closet . My mama always complaining every time I would buy any clothes because there is no place I can put my extra clothes. I can spend 5,000 just for my clothes. Because once I buy, I cannot control myself from buying it. Second, I love spending my money on my skincare and lipstick. I used to buy various korean skincare products (some of it are expensive and you can use for only one month) and different shades of lipstick. Third, I also tried to buy 3 white shoes (I loved them) in one day because they looked pretty on my eyes (I cannot stop but to buy them). Fourth, just this school year I am addicted to milk tea. I have tried to buy milk tea instead of buying my lunch because it makes me happy. Lastly, I have tried to buy expensive whitening pills (it costs 3000 per bottle and I’ve bought 3 bottles) because I am really conscious about skin. My perspective is that if I have whiter skin, I will look more beautiful and I could wear everything I wanted. My skin is one of my insecurities. I never regret of buying my materialistic possessions because it made me happy temporarily and relieve my  stress. Sometimes it is a reward or gift for myself for doing great. Maybe other people would think that it is irrational to spend your money over those useless things but for me it is meaningful and satisfying.

    But there is two things that I’d really wanted to buy: one is my calligraphy pen or any calligraphy materials and books; second is the collection of books of Paulo Coelho. I really wanted to buy a calligraphy pen because I love to do a calligraphy and any types of lettering. I only used gel pen whenever I do lettering. My favorite author is Paulo Coelho, I am crazy about his books. I always wanted to have his books as my collection but I always ended up borrowing books to someone I know. I have planned to buy those things, I have saved my allowance for it but everytime I am about to buy, there is always an emergency (like I need to do school projects or my parents would borrow it).

    We are all materialists to some extent and we have different reason why we acquire those material possessions. Some of us, it is necessary and important. But we must always remember that we must control our possession. Maxene Miranda has said that “you can own everything in the world but if you lack contentment, you will never be happy. “

  32. ACT 181
    Spend it like you mean it

    Everyone has their own materialistic possessions. We are materialistic  because we used to enjoy various material goods, which it makes happy. Some of us cannot live without them. We spend our money without noticing our obsession.

    Like everyone else, I also have my material possession because somehow those things relieve my stress and loneliness. Firstly, I spend my money like crazy on clothes even I have a lot of clothes in my closet . My mama always complaining every time I would buy any clothes because there is no place I can put my extra clothes. I can spend 5,000 just for my clothes. Because once I buy, I cannot control myself from buying it. Second, I love spending my money on my skincare and lipstick. I used to buy various korean skincare products (some of it are expensive and you can use for only one month) and different shades of lipstick. Third, I also tried to buy 3 white shoes (I loved them) in one day because they looked pretty on my eyes (I cannot stop but to buy them). Fourth, just this school year I am addicted to milk tea. I have tried to buy milk tea instead of buying my lunch because it makes me happy. Lastly, I have tried to buy expensive whitening pills (it costs 3000 per bottle and I’ve bought 3 bottles) because I am really conscious about skin. My perspective is that if I have whiter skin, I will look more beautiful and I could wear everything I wanted. My skin is one of my insecurities. I never regret of buying my materialistic possessions because it made me happy temporarily and relieve my  stress. Sometimes it is a reward or gift for myself for doing great. Maybe other people would think that it is irrational to spend your money over those useless things but for me it is meaningful and satisfying.

    But there is two things that I’d really wanted to buy: one is my calligraphy pen or any calligraphy materials and books; second is the collection of books of Paulo Coelho. I really wanted to buy a calligraphy pen because I love to do a calligraphy and any types of lettering. I only used gel pen whenever I do lettering. My favorite author is Paulo Coelho, I am crazy about his books. I always wanted to have his books as my collection but I always ended up borrowing books to someone I know. I have planned to buy those things, I have saved my allowance for it but everytime I am about to buy, there is always an emergency (like I need to do school projects or my parents would borrow it).

    We are all materialists to some extent and we have different reason why we acquire those material possessions. Some of us, it is necessary and important. But we must always remember that we must control our possession. Maxene Miranda has said that “you can own everything in the world but if you lack contentment, you will never be happy. “

  33. Trend. A word that make most of the people drool. They tend to buy everything at all costs. Though we all know it’s normal to spend on the things you want to buy if you really deserve it. However, if it’s too much, it is not good, of course. Like them, I love to have branded clothes no matter how costly it is just to be in. When I was still blooming, I always want to have flamboyant accessories in my hair as a girly one. But today as a young lady, I must have the most trending liptint or lipstick in town (which is not also good mwehe). As I’m in to frappes than to milkteas, everytime I see a branch of my favorite beverage stall, I always stop by to buy it without thinking. Just like trendy clothes, majority of us want to have branded shoes just to have what everybody has. Overall, I did not fully regret all of my unessential spendings, I appreciate them a lot although I am starting to minimize those kind of expenses as I manage my allowance daily.

    My admiration to the story of Harry Potter will stay forever in my soul. Even I just watch and rewatch the all 8 movies of it, I have this urge and want to be a certified Potterhead. But why it limits me to buy them? Practically speaking, instead of getting the 8 books, I can rather have a new set of accounting books. But I promised myself that if I’ll have my first work, that is one of the things that I will buy as result of my first salary of hardwork.

  34. Rouvic Arensol ACT 181
    To be honest, I am not into material self since then because while I’m grwoing my mother said that I need to buy things that I just need and will benefit me. Don’t waste my money just to fit in to others or society. She said that the true happiness is not in material thing but in your heart. But whem I reached 15 or 16 years of age I am tempted to buy things that are beautiful in my eyes. Like shoes, cellphone or gadgets, clothes and many more. But because I’m with my mother when I’m going for malling I can’t buy it. So maybe our wants sometimes win than our needs. The five expensive things that I bought are:
    •Smartphone and keypad phone
    •A brand new shoes
    •Clothes
    •Phone cases
    •Earphones ( I love a unique designs in earphone and I love music)
    These are the things that actually I did not regret to buy because even though it just a temporary happiness atleast in a little or short period of time I became happy with these lil’ stuff.

    The thing that I really wanted to buy but I can’t buy it is any Digital camera I fogot the brand and the Polaroid camera (intax) because I love taking pictures because I believe that the memory will last even if I just see them in my camera. It will make me very very happy. Maybe in the future I can buy this but for now I just using my phone for taking a picture of memories and different kinds of beautiful scenery.

    There’s a saying that HAPPINESS cannot be buy/bought by money. We can feel the happiness or experience the happiness even without those things. We can be happy with just simple our friends and family. But I think we can’t live or survive without money.

  35. I’m not really a materialistic type of person but there are still a few times where I don’t mind spending my money especially to the things that I want and love. Five of the expensive things I bought includes my phone. I bought a new phone even though my old phone still works just fine. I bought albums because I’m a big fan of BTS and I often buy their albums every time they have a come back. I currently have 6 albums and 1 pre-ordered album which have the total of almost 6,500 pesos. I also bought a new shoes even though I still have two good shoes. I still have a less than a year old Bag yet I still bought a new one, and we have a lot of clothes especially because we’re three girls in the family but we often buy clothes whenever we go to malls. I regret buying the bag and shoes because I really wasn’t able to use them often but I didn’t regret buying my phone, clothes and albums because those are the things that makes me really happy.

    The thing I didn’t buy but I know will make me happy are novel books. I love reading novels especially the mythologies written by Rick Riordan but I only read most of them through e-books. My older sister has a small collection of books and she often lends me her books if I ask but I also want a book that I can consider my own.

    – ACT185

  36. Shareyld Anne A. De Guia ACT186

    There were times that I just buy things out of my control. I don’t mind what costs it because I love the physique but there were also times that I am stingy. I even deprived myself of buying foods that make me full because I want to save money because it just rang a bell to me that I was an impulse buyer. I remember five costly things that I bought beyond logic. I bought branded shirts, shoes, cosmetics, bags even though I have many, I just bought it and also buying Starbucks coffee. I bought those because it attracts me the way it is on trend and I just want to use new ones. I got the satisfaction after buying those things but that satisfaction lasted the weeks after when I have a few allowance left. I regret buying some expensive things especially when I already have. Everyday is a struggle, full of what-ifs and question why did I easily bought that. I learned that I shouldn’t buy expensive things now that I am still a student and not yet working.

    But then again, there’s one thing that I want to buy but I wasn’t able to do it and that is having a new laptop. I know it is costly and it costs five times of my allowance per week but I know it would help me in so many ways specially in my studies. If only I just save my money from buying my cravings and any things that are unnecessary, I could be able to buy a laptop.

  37. When it comes to beauty products, really I am an impulsive buyer. I can’t prioritise my needs from my wants. Some expensive things I’ve bought with my own money was a 1.5k eyeshadow pallete, whenever I enter watsons or I visit online beauty store like beauty.mnl, I always used to check out with a four digit amount. From eyeshadow palette, brushes and sponges, foundation and lipstick. These are the things I am madly obsessed about, beauty products are really an addictive at the same time expensive addiction. I tend to buy those things simply because that’s my stress reliever and it serves as my collection.

    Aside from beauty products, I am also into fashion. I have this long time crush, which is the Nike Airmax ‘97 that I can’t buy because of it being sold out whenever I visit the mall. I often visit the mall since school days, I rarely check if it is available or not. That shoes could really bring happiness to me, but I have no enough time, chance, and money right now.

    ACT 183

  38. 5 most expensive things that I bought.
    1. Ukulele – 499
    2. Powerbank – 399
    3. Memory Card – 349
    4. VR Box – 240
    5. Plush Toy form Kdrama – 199

    These are the most expensive things that I bought with my own money or with my own savings. I don’t know why I bought these things but I remeber there were a sale on the RJ store and one of it is the Ukelele that I like so I run in the store and bought it. I don’t regret buying thr Ukulele even though it was the most expensive things that I bought because it helps me to relieved my stress and it is my hobby. I have a powerbank na but I bought one again because the other one was broken it is not fast charging unlike the new one. The only thing I regret on buying thr powerbank is that it is very heavy and very big. Thr memory card was really helpful too because I can store files and videos without affecting my internal storage so I don’t regret buying it because it is very useful. Next is the VR Box, the thing that I really regret buying because I didn’t use it until now. I saw it on online store and because it is a trend, I bought it agad agad. What an impulsive buyer! The last one is the Plush Toy that I saw on my most favorite korean drama, when I saw it on MINISO I bought it because it was really cute and I love hugging some soft stuff when I am going to sleep. In conclusion, I only bought these things becauaw of satisfaction. I didn’t really regret buying these things because it was from my own money. I will fully regret these when I bought it with my mother’s money when she is giving me allowance.

    The object that I really love but I wasn’t able to buy was the TIMBERLAND BOOTS.  I really like wearing boots and the TIMBERLAND boots was really my favorite. I wasn’t able to  buy it because it was really expensive. It cost 10,000 pesos  and I cannot make an effort to save that kind of money. If I am going to use my allowance my mother will kill me. But I already said to her that I really love that boots and I really want to have that. I really like to wear that because it gives me confidence and it make me really cool, I think? I was scanning my timeline and when I saw that boots I really fell in love. I promise to my self that when I have work I will buy that. It is not neccessary for now because I have some shoes and it is really expensive.

    ACT 183

  39. ACT 181

    After reading the article, I just remembered my self choosing to have different types of things that I know at the end of the day I will not use it. Buying Magazine that I know I will not read it nor will I use it. Shirts that I bought worth 500 per shirt and I will just use it for once. Stuffs for school that at the end of the day I know it will just be a display on our shelves. Buying 2 shoes in just a span of a month is sick. But knowing myself I really love kicks that is worth it and useful. Different style of bags that I know after some use I will buy another one and just leave the other one hanging.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me joy to have that one is camera. Different types of camera, I just really love to capture different moments with the people I love and people I treasure. It was kinda expensive that I still can’t afford to have it today because I’m still studying and buying things for myself.

  40. Spending money is not bad as long as you know your limitations, but if it’s get out of your hand it will become unhealthy. It is not bad to spend the money you save because it is the fruits of your hard work and money are tend to be spend. Don’t depreive yourself to the things that can make you happy but there should always be control. I don’t usually buy stuff that I don’t need, but when I shop I always make sure that it will last for a long time and it will not be useless. The most expensive things that I bought using my own money are Xiaomi Redmi 5 phone, bag, a pair of rubbershoes, jacket and a badminton racket. I bought these 5 things because I know that I can use it and it will last for a long time. Also, it is beneficial for me. I never regret buying these things because I am aware that i will be able to use it to the fullest. I am not an impulsive buyer, I always think twice or thrice before I spend my money since I’m aware that my parents are working hard to earn money for me and my family. I always have this side in my mind that’s telling me to spend your money wise because once you bought it you will not be able to change it.
    I’m not a super materialistic person but there this one thing that I want to have, but I don’t have enough money yet because it’s a bit expensive and that is a Polaroid camera. I love taking pictures because it serves to me as a memory and it capture candid moments that I want to cherish and it can provide me a hard copy immediately. If I bought it with my own money I will feel happy because it’s my dream camera and I will feel fulfilled.

  41. People nowadays tend to spend a lot of money on things that they don’t really need but we can’t blame they have the money to spend and sometimes they bought it as a reward for themselves

    I myself also have things that I bought even though I don’t know why I bought it and where to use it like my dress I bought it even though I know that I will not wear it because it is very short and fitted to me but I love the design and the cuts of it. Second is the “twinning shirt” me and my cousin bought because right after we bought it we regret buying it because we find a shirt that’s more like everyday wear that the other and then we realized that we are not into wearong the same shirt because we are like going into a dance contest because of our costume-like shirt. The third one is the notebook that I bought last school year because of the design and up until now the notebook is still with me because I can’t find myself using it’s very cute. Fourth is the I Love You Necklace that I bought online, I bought it the time where I Love You Necklace is all over my social media I got curious about it but then when it is delivered to me I got disappointed, because it is not what I expected to be so until now I didn’t wear it mor I don’t know where it is. And lastly is the korean skincare that I bought last year I bought it just because it is a trend and last year is tge year where korean skincare was all over the place and I really regret buying that because it caused my acne breakout. Aside from that there’s alot more things that I bought even though I know it will do no good for me.

    Thus, even though I already had bought a lot of stuff for myself there it still one thing I want to buy and it is a laptop because as a college student it will help me a lot in the school works because as of now it is very hard for me to do school works but I hope soon I will give myself a laptop.

    Joana Marie B. Recato/ACT181

  42. I am not the type of person who really go impulsive buying, I usually buy things that I only need but also, due to stress and boredom I get to buy things that attracts me but I didnt come into a point wherein I spend most of money in there. I also consider myself a “kuripot” or in nice word thrifty. But as I can remember the most expensive thing that I bought was my cellphone that worth 10k. I didn’t regret it because up until now I can still use it.

    One thing that I wish I can buy is a car, because sometimes Im a deadkid and all I want is to escape and take a little breath.

    ACT181

  43. I am not into buying expensive things because I’m a kinda thrifty person and of course I can’t afford lol. But back when I was still in junior high, I experienced buying clothes which really broke my wallet. I also bought a pair of nike shoes using my own money and a guitar even if I still have an existing one. Other than that, an extra phone even if I don’t need it and lastly a lot of cosmetics for my everyday makeup. I did buy all of these because I thought at that time, I needed it the most but it turned out that these were just all wants and unnecessary. Of course, right now, I regret spending too much on these stuffs and I should’ve just looked for cheaper items with affordable price.

    One object that I wasn’t able to buy, but can give me a bunch of happiness is a DSLR Camera. I really want to study photography and I’m craving to be called travel photographer. I have no capability to buy this thing now, but I’m looking forward and doing all the best I can so that someday, I’ll be able to buy all my cravings and of course so that I can give back to my family.

    ACT183

  44. I usually save my money for my basic necessities and for emergency purposes. But there are times that we cannot refrain ourselves on buying things that are not really important. One of the most expensive thing that I bought with my own money are official merchandise of a popular korean boy goup that I like the most. It costs for about 3000php. Second is my bags, I saw it in a mall, loved its design and bought it, it costs for about 1500php. Another thing that I bought is my shoes and it costs for about 2000php. I also bought books for a total of 2500php that are not prescribed by the school but it gave me additional information on my course. And lastly, I spend my 1300php for a small calendar. It is so cute so i bought it. If you observed, all of these items mentioned are costly but the only thing that I always remember, money can be replaced. Money can be earned. And money can grow. And there are no regrets when I bought these because its my happiness and its my money after all.

    Last November 11, 2018, my favorite K-Pop group held its first ever concert here in the Philippines. But unfortunately, tickets got sold out and I wasn’t able to attend the said event. It would be tge happiest person on earth if I only saw them performing on stage live and hear their beautiful voices singing my fav songs of them. On that day, I promised to myself that I will attend their next concert here in our country in any circumstances.

  45. 1. I bought wedge, dresses, books, shoes and a Bluetooth speaker. I bought the wedge for our Graduation Balk when I was in Senior High School, then dresses for the 18th birthdays of my friend because they specifically ask me to wear a dress. Next is the, books when I just go to a bookstore I feel like I need to buy one even if I don’t know either the author or the story. After that is the shoes, I bought this specific shoes just because I find it pretty but I rarely use it because of the color. Lastly, the Bluetooth speaker, I am an earphones kind of person but I bought it because I need to lessen my usage of earphones. I didn’t regret buying those things because even if I rarely use those there is still a use of it maybe in the future.
    2. I really want to have a projector because I am such a fan of movies as in everyday of my life I need to watch a film or a TV series, an anime, an episode such that. It seems like if I have my own projector I feel like I am already inside a cinema just chillin’ and relaxing.

  46. ACT 182

    I. These are the most expensive things that I’ve bought since I loved saving money and splurge it all out.

    1. Sunnies specs
    2. A pair of adidas nmd
    3. Unisilver necklace
    4. Bvlgari Perfume
    5. H&M hoodie

    I really like buying things for my own I think this is my way of reducing my stress and boasting my self-esteem. I don’t regret buying it I really believe that If you want it and you have the capacity to buy it then spoil yourself there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you don’t live beyond your means, everytime I purchase an item I really feel satisfaction and that satisfaction made me very eager to save more money and treat myself.

    II. I think that one object that I didn’t buy is a pair of airpods, I didn’t bought it since I’m thinking the cons of the product though I really love listening to music everytime I go out I’m still hesitating to use it while I’m communiting because it is wireless and it’s a bit risky, it would sparked joy I can tell but I will always worry about it.

  47. To be honest, I am born blessed having my supportive parents, since I am unica hija, whenever I wish something nung bata pa ako, my dad will immediately buy that for me. With that background, it’s kinda sad now that i think it is the reason why I am now an Impulsive Buyer. I remember buying 1.) Penshoppe crop top last August, it’s really cool top for ladies. I bought it for nothing, I just want to buy it, and satisfy myself going out that pop up store that I know I bought it. I just used it once since I bought it. Next, 2.) I decided to have piercings, i don’t know why but it made me happy and like this is something I never regret doing and planning to have another soon. 3.) I bought Anklet bracelet, because my Tita has a tattoo of anklet bracelet on her ankle ofcourse, and I want it too, but I don’t want it a tattoo but a silver bracelet. 4.) I bought a phone case, one of my collections since December 2018. Lastly, the most recent possession I bought 5.) Korean Bag, it’s cute and small but you can put many things (including Valix’ book). So far, I never regret buying these things because first of all, I bought it with my own pocket and it’s really made my heart satisfied.

    I think that if there is one thing I regret for not purchasing is Instax Mini 9, because I lost my scholarship in my school last December 2018, so my parents had to pay for my tuition this term and I didn’t have a chance to wish Instax Mini 9 from my parents because my birthday is on 27th of December and I planned to ask my parents for that Instax and yes, shit happens so I decided not to ask for that and wait for the right time nalang. ☹️

  48. We all have a kind of personality that we depend our satisfaction and happiness on the materials that we have. All of us spend most of our money buying things that will satisfy them. Here are the top 5 expensive things that I bought. 1st is the skirt worth 600 pesos because I find it cute. 2nd, a skin care product worth 800 because I get a little shy if the clerk entertain me and I will not buy their product. 3rd, polo shirt worth 1000 as a gift for my father. 4th, cologne worth 350 as a gift also. Lastly, my uniform that costs almost 900.

    One thing that I didn’t get to buy that I really want to buy is a dslr camera. I always dream of becoming a photographer, and having a camera that can perform well and be able to improve my skills will really satisfy my desire on becoming a photographer.

    All of the materials that we desire gives us sarisfaction, but we need to be always reminded that true joy and peace is not found on materials but to the people around us.

    ACT185

  49. For a student like me I never have the time to buy such expensive things that I don’t really need and just to satisfy what my want is. And because i’m just a student I don’t have enough money to buy things that I want and also I don’t want to ask money to my father just for that. Even if I grew up in a middle class family, my father don’t give us money to buy the things that we don’t really need. I prioritize what is really needed for myself like tuition fee in school and allowances also for school.

    There is this one thing that I really wanna buy but as you can see I’m a student so I don’t have enough money to buy that thing and that is the latest model in iphone. Soon I want to buy it when I already have a work and earn enough money to buy it. Everybody have different perspective for their material self and as for me I can set aside that side of me and wait for the time that I can already earn enough money to buy every things that I want to satisfy my wants.

  50. People have this urge to need to buy something every time they have money on their hands. It’s a tendency that they feel the need to spend money on the things that caught their attentions. I, personally is no exception. I also have experienced that. For instance, I remember when my family went to the mall, we passed by Watsons and I bought moisturizer, foundation and other beauty products that I didn’t need that time because I still have those. Then, I also bought a pair of shoes because I like the design, even though I don’t know where I will wear it. Whenever I went to Ukay, I don’t leave without something on my hand, especially sweater jacket that I don’t really need because I have no reason to use it, it’s hot here in the Philippines. I am very fond of foods, I spend large amounts of my allowance through foods. Sometimes, I buy food as many as I can, then I don’t end up eating all. Lastly, I have bought a black pants that is very expensive and I didn’t care even though I didn’t need it. I sometimes regret it, but most of the time I don’t, because it’s somehow useful.

    I wanted to buy that Beepbop Jersey from Adelaine Morins merch (a youtuber) but I can’t because I don’t have the money. It’s sad because it was my favorite color but I can’t buy it because I don’t have savings that time and I can’t really ask my mom to buy it for me because I don’t really need it. I just loved the design and the youtuber.
    ACT184

  51. To tell you the truth i love shopping everytime i go to the mall i buy something. The first thing that i buy from my own money( from my parents, its my allowance that i kept) my shoes from primadonna. My things are from my parents they buy it and gave it to me. The first phone that i have when i was on grade 6 so i am 12 years old is nokia with a camera on the back. I love shopping but i don’t spend my money from expensive things actually i love shopping online because its cheaper than mall shopping. The thing that i wan to buy is a fujifilm instax camera but i didn’t buy it because i don’t really need it because i have my phone. But if i buy it i will be happy.

  52. ACT182
    The relationship between needs and wants is an important concept for us to understand. Needs are things we must have to survive – things we truly can’t be without. Wants, on the other hand, are things that we’d like to have, but that aren’t necessary for survival. To be happy in life, you must learn the difference between what you want and what you need.

    These are the five most expensive things/objects I bought:
    1. Cellphone
    2. Cosmetics
    3. Pop fiction books
    4. Clothes
    5. Phone cases

    The more I save money, the more I crave to buy any materials I want to spend on. I am addicted to spent recently for the things I don’t really need, like make ups. I just love to buy and collect those things even though I don’t use it everyday because it gives me happiness and satisfaction. Through my parent’s money, they bought me a phone for my graduation gift back when I was in grade 12. I don’t regret buying those things specially my phone because I can use it in my everyday life. Buying those make ups and by wearing them helps me to boost my self-esteem and self-confidence.

    I want to buy a DSLR camera but I wasn’t able to buy it because it was too expensive. I want to buy it because I love to take pictures even though I’m not good at it. Taking pictures helps me to hang on to those memories a little longer. I love to preserve the important moments in my life through pictures because a picture is worth a thousand words.

  53. I am a thrifty person wherein I do buy things which I think worth it but there are times that I became materialistic. There are things that I bought, like my previous phone, but I didn’t bought it with my own money, it was given by my sister because I asked for it since my phone was already old. Second is when I bought clothes that are branded but also it is not from my own money where it was given by my parents. I used to buy those clothes because I want to have a new one and it has a good design. Third is when my mother bought me a bag. She bought it because I asked her to buy me a new one even though my other bag was just bought. Fourth is buying a cosmetics product where I used my own money. I do love watching vlogs wherein some of the vloggers influence me to buy those things where I consume half of my saved money. And lastly is buying skincare products. As a teenager, I am experiencing having pimples and acnes where I do watch some videos that can help on how to prevent it that’s why I used to buy those products in which I consume also my savings with it and it is because I am influenced by the vloggers whom I watched. For me I don’t regret that I bought the phone, clothes and bags because I can use it in a long time and it can be helpful for me, but the cosmetics and skincare products, I regret some of what I bought because some of it didn’t help me where it causes my pimples to become many and some of the skincare products are not effective to me.

    One thing that I didn’t buy is the merch products of my favorite loveteam because my mind tells me that if I do bought that product would it be worth it. This thing can give me so much joy if I have it but honestly I don’t buy it obsessively because of what I think if it can be helpful when I buy it. There is just a one time that I bought a one product with my favorite loveteam and by having drinking glass with their picture, but it was a gift. I must prefer it to be a gift if I can have their products.

    -ACT185

  54. Sometimes when I go to the mall, I cannot stop myself from visiting drugstores and supermarkets because my inner self finds its happiness there. There are times that I have something with me when I leave the stores, and sometimes there is nothing, but I only buy things that I like and also need. There is only one thing that I bought for myself that is beyond logic. It is the liquid lipstick that costs 299php and I rarely use it because it dries out my lips.

    One thing that I did not buy even though I really want it is the Detail make over eyeshadow pallette which costs 745php. It is because I know that I will not use it always because as a student, we are not allowed to wear too bright makeup and I also do not have time to do so. But whenever I see the glow of the eyeshadows, my eyes would turn into hearts because they are so beautiful.

  55. MA. ALCYRA AIRA M. SANTOS
    ACT 184

    Well, as further as I know, I’m not the type of person in which I buy all the things that I want. Usually or most of the times, it takes several weeks for me to decide whether I should buy something or not. I consider a lot of things before I buy something and also I am the type of person in which I love having my wallet filled with cash thats why I avoid spending as much as I could.
    If I were to name 5 expensive things that I bought since then; The first one would be the pair of shoe that I bought for my boyfriend as a gift for christmas. It’s our first christmas as a couple so I feel that it would really mean a lot to him if I will give him a gift. The second one would be all the Tees that I bought from penshoppe. When I say “all” it means a lot, like I have 15 tees from penshoppe. I have this personality that when I achieve something great like passing an exam, I always give myself a gift. As you could predict, most of it were clothes from penshoppe. The third one is the accessories I bought for my DSLR. I somehow regret it because I don’t use it often and some of it was lost when I was in Junior High School. The fourth one is make-ups that I bought from different brands. I don’t regret buying such kind of stuffs because I used it for like everyday of my life but I also admits that most of it is not really a necessity. The last one would be the shoes that I bought. Same as for clothes, I am also fascinated with shoes. My mother sometimes scold me whenever she saw a new pair of shoe in our staircase. For her buying same type of things over and over is a luxury and waste of money but for me everytime I buy something like the mentioned stuffs, I feel happy and contented.

    For the love of buying stuffs, I always wanted to have a instax. I love photographs. I love capturing beautiful memories. I love looking back to photos of my friends, family, and my boyfriend. I’m a sweet-goody- clingy sissy but my family isn’t that rich to buy one just for me to be happy. I always plan to save money for me to be able to buy one but I always end up spending my savings for other stuffs.

  56. 5 most expensive things that I’ve bought:
    1. McJIM Wallet – 795
    2. Memory Card – 600
    3. Steam Wallet – 500
    4. T-shirt – 500
    5. Earphones – 200

    These are the things that I’ve bought with my own money from my savings. I bought these things because I really want to and I need it. First is the McJIM Wallet, I bought it when I’m still in high school because most of the students has a wallet like that and I want to be one of them so I decided to spend my money wisely and save it so I can buy it. Luckily I was able to buy it and until now I’m still using it. The second one is memory card, I really bought it with no hesitation when I got my new phone way back 2016 because I really need to have more storage in my phone so that I can store more musics and movies without interrupting the internal storage. The next is steam wallet, I once bought it because I’m a gamer and I want to have hero sets in DOTA2 which is my favorite game until now and I have no regrets because the sets are permanent and it looks cool while playing. Fourth is T-shirts, I really liked to buy t-shirts way back then and until now because thats really what I want and it add points for my looks hehehe.The last is earphones, I’m sad when my first earphone broke because it’s the one that keeps my mood alive and energetic so I always have my earphones and taking good care of it. I don’t regret having these things now because until now I’m still using it and it’s helpful to me.

    The thing that I really want but I wasn’t able to buy was the Nike Kobe A. D. Mid ‘Rise’. I really love the shoes but I have no opportunity to buy it way back 2017. I cannot afford it because it cost 8,000 pesos and I cannot have that kind of money knowing that there’s a lot of things that is more important to buy. I’ve said it to my parents but they won’t buy it for me because they think it’s a waste of money because there’s a lot of bills waiting. I understood that but I really want the shoes because I’m a Laker fan and it’s automatic that if you’re a Laker, you’re a Kobe fan also. Yes it will bring joy to my life because I really idolized Kobe when I was a kid until now and it will be a pleasure to wear his signature shoes while playing basketball. I promise to myself that when I have job I wil buy the shoes.

    ACT 184

  57. I know that I am an empulsive buyer. But trust me, I’m doing my best to prevent it. I remember those days that I spent thousands of peso in a week span. Buying not so important things because I know I have plenty of them stock in our house. Buying things like shoes, a lot of clothes, bags, perfume and especially lipstick where most of my money I spent with. Buying those makes me feel satisfied about it. Sometimes, when looking all of the things I bought, I really feel the happiness in my heart. Seeing them inside of my closet my eyes sparkle.

    These past few days, I’m saving money for summer. One time, when I pass in one store and a hoody catches my eye but I won’t able to buy. I know that when I buy that it will really make my heart spark into joy.

  58. RavDano ACT-182. Honestly, i do not rather spend my money at all, but if i have save enough money to buy such things i rather to buy it. Most of my asset in our house it is all came from my parents but usually the clothes, skin care products are came from my own savings that my parent gaved me. There are times that you want to spend all over, you see good stuff that thinking to yourself that it can boost your self-esteem or self-confidence but somehow you should buy first that is needed all the time after all the things that you want.

  59. ACT186

    To be honest, I’m not a really materialistic person. Sometimes, I am being an impulsive one, but most of the time I spend my money for the foods that I wanted to eat. And I always think that my Parents gives me allowance so that I can eat well, so I always eat and eat and eat. I only deprive myself in eating if my skirt doesn’t fit me well na. But right now, it’s hard to stop myself from eating na, because I used to eat many times a day. And the few expensive things that I bought for myself are watch, christmas gifts, doll shoes, make-ups and food again hihi. The limited edition Casio watch is the least favorite thing that I bought. I really want it to buy the moment that I saw it. So, when my friend said that she bought a watch online and she said that the seller is a legit one, I immediately opened my coin bank and bought the watch. But it only excites me only a few days and then after a month later, nagsawa nako and then i sell it to my classmate for half of a price and I think it is being impractical. And the Christmas gifts for my family is my way to thank them for their provisions the whole year, I didn’t regret it since it’s for them naman. And about doll shoes, before I bought a doll shoes in a mall and it is not comfortable for me to wear it. It hurts my feet, so now, I want to spend a lot for a shoes, even though it’s expensive, I don’t regret in buying it as long as I am comfortable whenever I use it. And the make-ups, urgh I always watch a make-up tutorial and whenever my favorite vlogger wants the product, I will long for it too. But I’m going to think if I can use it naman. But before, I bought a make-up brushes and few make-ups that I don’t really use. And it’s just a waste of money, some products get expired only. And the food, sometimes I regret buying some foods because im takaw tingin, and after eating only a few, I’ll say i don’t like it anymore. Such a maarte grrr.

    And I have this shoes that I really want to buy, the stan smith adidas, i know that this one will spark joy in my life, but i don’t want to spend more than 4000, that’s why I don’t have a will to buy it.

  60. I’m actually not a materialistic type of person, I don’t buy things not unless a certain situation demands it. But here are the five most expensive things I bought that I think it goes beyond my rationality.

    -A 5×5 Rubix Cube worth P500.00, I don’t regret buying it but it seems that I have to. And My mother scolded me for that. sad!
    -I bought 3 Books (lump sum), well I treated books as an investments but sometimes I became super irrational in making such decision (Buying books); Still, I don’t regret buying them.
    -I bought a wrist watch (₱3200), even though I still have a working one.
    -I bought a Metal Puzzle (₱50.00 , 10 Pcs.) Buying this thingy will never be a regret, I basically dont need it but it’s my happiness.

    I have a lot of things in mind that I wanted to be physically realized, but hehe I’m just a student as of now, And I don’t have enough money. One thing/object that I wasn’t able to buy but feels like it would have sparked joy into my life is “GAME OF THRONES MERCHANDISE” (A song and ice and fire-Series/Books, Tshirts GoT, Shoes GoT, Posters, Any thing that is related to GoT)

    DANA MARIE ALIGANGA
    ACT183

  61. ACT186

    ✔️iphone
    ✔️Acer laptop
    ✔️San San cabinet
    ✔️Kyowa rice cooker
    ✔️Bieber merchants from oxygen

    These are the five most expensive items I bought this school year. Some of these are totally necessary for my dorm, while some are for educational purposes, and few are just my desires.

    “Kaya namang bilhin pero hindi wise”
    is probably one of the best adulting lines I’ve said during my high school years. Probably because I knew my needs were met – I had a roof over my head; a comfy bed to sleep in; and cable (even the movie channels!); I didn’t have anything to worry about. But now I’m in college, tried so hard to be independent, and striving far away from home… I can’t deny the fact that the girl used to be thrifty was spent way too much money already and the third term is not even through yet. Suddenly, I realized how really expensive living is.

    But wait, I always wanted to have that ‘Canon750D’ which I wasn’t able to buy because my sister told me to better prioritize first my studies since it was a lot harder than I thought it was. But hopefully I could have one of these soon. Because to be honest, I really obsessed with taking shots on my friend’s DSLR, it showed me the versatility of life and yet I always borrow it whenever I surrounded by negative vibes. I used to capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out – I just take another shot.”

  62. I am a thrifty person and many people knew about it. I rarely buy things that are expensive and nonfunctional or useless to me. I also seldom buy things that goes beyond logic like I buy for no reason, I buy because of trends, etc. But sometimes, I cannot avoid spending more than my usual pattern of spending because of some “immature” or “nonsense” reasons. And these events make me feel really regretful for doing such spending.

    The first thing that I regretted buying is a coat. I bought it because I see its color cute (its color is blue which is my fav) despite knowing the fact that it’s so small and was not fitted to me. The second thing is a pair of black shoes. Because I think my feet look good with it, I bought it even if it’s expensive. I regretted buying it because I always get blisters in my feet whenever I use it. Third, is not for me but for my nephew. This is of course an expensive toy. I buy it because I got excited giving my nephew a gift for the first time. I self-reproach for buying this because he just broke it and didn’t even last half a day. It makes me feel broken :(. The fourth object is a dress. I was just dragged by my sister-in-law then so it was unplanned. I’m not used to wearing dress so I don’t know why I buy it so definitely, I regretted it. Lastly, is of course foodsssssss. Although it is not an object, but everytime I buy an expensive food, I’m always not satisfied. Though in the first place, it’s my fault because I just buy it because it is trending. So although I really regretted it, I only have to blame myself.

    Of course if there are things that I regretted buying, then there are also things I regretted for not acquiring. One of these things is a laptop. Yes, a laptop not for the sake of trend but for the sake of my study. Sometimes I do reflect that if only I just save the money I used to buy those expensive yet not useful commodities, I already have a laptop which is more significant in my everyday life. If only I used the money to buy a laptop, it should be easier for me to do my school files, research, and the like. I also could have saved more if only I didn’t overspend, instead, buy only the things that I really needed. I know it’s already late to realized these but it’s still good to be late than never. So now, I will keep watch on my daily expenses and learn to live practically.

    Ma. Angelica S. Sarmiento
    ACT181

  63. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things, it boost my mood quickly. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  64. ACT182

    Wants are the things we have out of our control and most of them are come from the sense of vanity and temptation. Wants are also our pursue and desires. But in my case, my wants are also my needs and it gives me the maximum satisfaction whenever I buy them. Here are some of the expensive things I bought for myself:

    1. Cellphone worth 16,000 which I bought after saving money for 6 months from my daily allowance. This one is my first time to purchase a phone for myself. It served as my christmas gift for myself.
    2. Shoes worth 2,000 which I bought for me to use as my PE shoes. I also used my own money to buy this which I got from my 18th birthday.
    3. Clothes worth 1,500.
    4. Bag worth 1,000 which I bought to serve as my school bag.
    5. Cosmetics worth 1,000.

    I bought these things because for me I find all of these necessary for my everyday life. My wants are also my needs. I got them to fulfill and satisfy my daily needs. I do not regret buying these things because I bought each of it with my own money which is from my own sacrifices in saving my daily school allowance. It also made me happy and made me proud of myself for being able to finance my own needs. Also, I was able to use them for a long period of time and besides, I know to myself that before I buy something, I have to understand and think first both the costs and value of a thing. 

    One thing which I wasn’t able to buy that could’ve brought joy into my life if I did, is the acer laptop aspire v3 hello kitty limited edition released last 2017. I wasn’t able to buy that because as a student, I can’t afford to buy such expensive thing. I do not also want to request it to my parents because I have this attitude that as much as possible, I do not want them to buy expensive things for me. The reason why I wanna buy that laptop aside from its good specification and features, is also because I know that it would be useful for me especially in doing my schoolworks. I know that simply dreaming will not make one’s life stable. We need to work hard and study well to make our dreams come true. Someday, I’ll be independent and can rely on myself for what I need and not have to worry about having my parents approving of things and being responsible for what I choose to do.

  65. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  66. Here are some things that I bought that goes beyond logic. First, was my Vans Old Skool in Apricot color which was on limited edition back then, I bought it even though the size is small for me and now I regret buying it. Second, my bag from Michaela, although it is not that expensive but I bought two with the same design but with a different in color and after few weeks I just give it away to my cousin. Third, was the mini rechargable fan which I bought for 1 500 pesos, the price isn’t worth it because the item was too small and I don’t use it very often, but still I bought it because it’s cute and now I super regret it buying it. Fourth, was my converse all black, I regret buying that one because I should have bought the all white one and now I’m not satisfied with that shoe. Lastly, I regret buying a digital camera because I didn’t use it anymore and now I realize that those camera are not really in, in today’s generation.

    There this one thing that I love and I want to buy for almost a couple of months now, but I can’t buy it because I don’t have enough money or savings to buy a new cellphone. I want to buy a new one because my current unit was not in a good condition and I really really want to buy a new one. And I can feel that if I buy that thing it would’ve sparkled a joy in my heart and I will be very satisfied with that purchase and I won’t regret it.

    Yumi Nakaniwa
    Act 182

  67. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  68. The five most expensive things I bought out of no any important reasons are:

    1. Anello Backpack
    2. Rusty Lopez Black Rubber Shoes
    3. Bench Green Crop top
    4. Mini Black Backpack from Michaela
    5. Silver wristwatch

    I actually bought these items before because I was attracted with their appearance. But in all honesty, I dont think i was being a spendthrift during those times because part of my intention of buying them was to reward myself for unlocking an achievement.

    There’s no feeling of regret of buying them since I was able to use them ’til at present.

    That one thing I wasn’t able to buy because I dont have enough money was a drumset. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play this instrument. And I know that I will be so happy if I would be able to have one and perform with my brother who also loves playing instruments.

  69. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  70. As a student, there might be a things or materials that may not look expensive to others but really expensive for me. Here are the things that I bought : SHOES, I still have shoes that’s still okay so its not necessary to buy new but I really wanted to buy new that I can use in playing volleyball. STUFFED TOY, I bought this one as a gift to my Girlfriend in her 18th Birthday. VOLLEYBALL, I bought my own volleyball just to have my own. SLEEPERS, I only use sleepers at some part of our house and in walking around the neighbourhood but I bought an expensive one because it makes me feel comfortable. BAG, my bag is still in a good condition but I buy new because of the color of my old bag. I am too lazy to wash my bag weekly so I buy one that is dark. I didn’t regret buying all those stuff because its satisfies me and I uses all these stuff in my everyday life.

    I think if I was able to buy NIKE it would have give me joy and satisfactory. Looking at all nike shoes in nike store really makes me wanted to buy them. Nike shoes really have a good quality that will surely satisfy whoever bough them.

  71. The five things that I bought that are expensive were cellphone, Nike shoes, make ups, H&M boots and branded clothes. I bought these things for my needs. Since my cellphone before wasn’t able to use so I bought a new one. The Nike shoes and H&M boots I bought was for me to have shoes to wear and also, I don’t want to use the same shoes over and over again because it might be damaged to the point that I won’t be able to use it again. I also need make ups since it covers my “makasalanang” things on my face. And nope, I don’t regret buying those since I bought them because I need them. I tend to buy things that I need only. If I still have one, I won’t buy the same thing again.

    The thing that I couldn’t buy is the Harry Potter book series. I’ve been wanting to buy it but my money isn’t enough to buy the things I want. Althought it’s fine if I can’t buy it, but I know I would be so much happy if I have the series.

    ACT183

  72. I have this attitude that i prioritized more my “wants” than my “needs” sometimes. I remembered last year, when i celebrated my 18th birthday party, i’ve got different clothes, sandals, gifts and a huge of money. I gave the half of my money to my parents and the half are mine. I bought make ups and beauty products that cost 1,000, a phone that cost 17,000, shoes that cost 1,400, a bag that cost 500 and different clothes that cost 2,000. I bought all of that because i am not contented for what i have even if i have those things already. When a month pass by, i realized that my money has gone, i shouldn’t spend it for my luxury that time.
    I also have that one object that i can’t buy for now but in very soon and that is a car. That was my dream, to have my own car because i want to escape sometimes to my problem. I want to go to the places where they do not know me. And aside from that, being adventurist is my favorite hobby. I want to drive with my friends, family and with my special someone. I will buy that car when i have already a stable job.
    ACT186

  73. The most expensive things that I have bought are shoes, phone, branded clothes, bag, and wristwatch. These things are expensive for me and I consider it as my want. The reason why I bought those things is because I have more money that time when I bought them but now I realized that it is too much expensive. But I don not regret because until now they are all in a good condition and they are all available for use .

    Buying laptop and having it on my own can give me joy because it was a big help in my studies. But until now I still do not have a laptop because I was thinking that I could buy something more when I did not buy it because it was too expensive.

    ACT 181

  74. Spending money on shopping is one of the most satisfying things to do in life, especially as a teenager who wants to relieve stress. This is actually one of the reasons why I often spend time browsing on online shopping apps like Shopee, Lazada or BeautyMnl and see if there are things which I can buy with my own money since my parents trained us to pay for our own expenses. However, I have moments wherein I buy things, out of impulsiveness or boredom. Most of the time, my fangirl spirit would lead me into buying merchandise, especially albums, which I actually do not use. However, part of me regretted buying some of it since it was a waste of money but also, a part of me do not regret buying them since they have signatures and were the reason why I met my faves in real life. Another one was when I bought a pair of jeans with floral design because it was the trend during those times. I even bought a branded one but I never used it since I only wear high-waisted jeans and unfortunately, it was low waisted. After a few days, it made me regret buying it. I also bought 30 pcs. of make up brushes from an online store since the design was cute and it was fun to look at complete set of brushes. I do not really regret buying it since I can still use them in the future. Another thing that I recently bought was a tote bag with which the design was related to my favorite Kpop group — the reason why I bought it. It was pricey since it came from Singapore and I have to pay for shipping and other taxes. I don’t regret buying it since I can use it and it is really beautiful. Lastly, there was one time when I wanted to buy an egg pan because it was cute when I saw it in online cooking videos. I tried searching for one in the mall but I didn’t find any and then I saw OShopping’s ad about Cookat and I convinced my parents into helping me buy the cookware set when I only wanted was the egg pan. Though we didn’t really need it, I do not regret spending money for it since it was useful.

    I always have wanted to take beautiful photos. I use my phone for it but I really wanted to own a camera for better practice. I was actually saving up for it until my 18th birthday, with the help of my brother. However, my relatives from province needed financial help that’s why I just had to give them the money which was allotted for the camera. If I was able to buy the camera, it could have given me such joy to be able to practice taking photos and to find an outlet to relieve school stress. Still, I’m not losing hope on owning a camera. Maybe it wasn’t meant that day, but one day, I wil.

    -Kissel Kate Chila D. Prado
    ACT184

  75. TRISHA ELLAO ACT 182

    I’m a kind of a person who has two moods in buying: I buy because I like it and I buy because others influence me to. So this is the list of things I have bought beyond logic:

    * Different kind of notebooks
    One of my collections ever since is different kind of notebooks. I love designed notebooks because I am also fan of writings though sometimes, I don’t have necessary to write on it and don’t even consume all of its pages. I used to buy this collection at Papemelroti, National Bookstore and Korean stores. I don’t regret buying all of those because it satisfies my joy as a student who loves to write and design.

    * Guitar
    When I was at Junior High School, I really found it cool whenever someone knows how to play an instrument. With that, it led me to be interested to play a guitar which my friend had influenced me. I bought my first ever guitar at Davis which came from my own savings. To my dismayed, it took me hard to master playing it. I just learned to play few songs with basic chords. I don’t regret buying it because I can still use it and this is my one way to be inclined in music.

    * Ukulele
    Since I was a frustrated guitar learner, I tried to learn playing ukulele as well thinking that it is easier to play than guitar. However, it is different from what I thought. Yes, I have learned a little but it didn’t take me long to enjoy playing it because it easily gets out of tune whenever I am using it. This ukulele seems still new until now because I did not use it too much. I don’t regret buying it because I know I can still learn more about it and I can still use it.

    * Smart watch
    Another thing I have bought from my own savings was a smart watch from online store. For me, buying it goes beyond logic because I still have watch to use that time. What urged me to buy this one was its trend and high-tech use. Fortunately, this watch had last to me for too long that’s why I don’t regret buying it.

    * Eyeglasses
    Since I have poor eyes sight, I have to keep on wearing my eyeglasses. For that reason, I am encouraged to buy different eyeglasses frames that I think looks good to me. There was a time when I have bought two eyeglasses at the same time because it was also sale back then. Nevertheless, i never regret buying eyeglasses.

    One thing I haven’t able to buy that I really desired to was a ticket going to Boracay with my high school friends. It was a celebration of my best friend’s 18th birthday that’s why I really want to come. However, I didn’t have enough money that time and my parents didn’t allow me to join with them so I ended up being disgruntled.

  76. Before I start enumerating the five (5) most expensive things that I have bought up to now, I just want to clarify that these things may not be that expensive to other people, but they are for me. I am not that kind of person who spends way too much on material things. So first, H&M sling bag. Last 2018, I bought that bag for my mom, in relation to her birthday celebration. For the past years, I was not able to show enough gratitude to my parents. Now that I am starting to save some money, I am trying my best to give them everything they want, starting from the smallest things. I did not regret buying that simply because it is for my mom. She really wanted that for a long time. Second, Peripera lip tint. Once again, last 2018, I bought that lip tint solely for the reason that it is one of my sister’s birthday. I want to make her smile too, knowing how she loves beauty products so much. I did not regret buying that seeing my sister’s priceless reaction. Third, wedge sandals. This time, I bought that sandals for myself. Lately, I am not fond of wearing rubber shoes when I am going out. Because of this, I bought some wedge sandals with the help of my mother. I did not regret buying that since I often use it and I am satisfied with its simple yet elegant style. Fourth, NCT Sweatshirt. This is basically a product under the identity of a K-Pop group called NCT. I bought that sweatshirt, just this year. There are no other reasons, I just love NCT so much. I did not regret buying that and will never regret buying products related to them. Still, I am trying my best not to do impulsive buying. Lastly, Ukulele. I had that last 2017. I do like learning instruments so much. However, since I can’t spend enough time for it, I still can’t play it well up to now. I do have friends who offered some help, but I can’t meet up with them due to the demands of school. So, I am trying to learn everything, all by myself. Even if I do not use it that often, I still did not regret buying that. I just need some disciplined time management and I hope everything will go well in the future.

    Moreover, to mention one thing that I wasn’t able to buy but will spark a joy in me if I perhaps bought it, I think that would be the album of my favorite K-Pop group, NCT. I was not able to buy it because my priority is to go to their concert, first. I am saving up some money for me to be able to see them dance and hear them sing, personally. It may sound like most of my money will go towards them, but no, I can still control myself.

  77. Before I start enumerating the five (5) most expensive things that I have bought up to now, I just want to clarify that these things may not be that expensive to other people, but they are for me. I am not that kind of person who spends way too much on material things. So first, H&M sling bag. Last 2018, I bought that bag for my mom, in relation to her birthday celebration. For the past years, I was not able to show enough gratitude to my parents. Now that I am starting to save some money, I am trying my best to give them everything they want, starting from the smallest things. I did not regret buying that simply because it is for my mom. She really wanted that for a long time. Second, Peripera lip tint. Once again, last 2018, I bought that lip tint solely for the reason that it is one of my sister’s birthday. I want to make her smile too, knowing how she loves beauty products so much. I did not regret buying that seeing my sister’s priceless reaction. Third, wedge sandals. This time, I bought that sandals for myself. Lately, I am not fond of wearing rubber shoes when I am going out. Because of this, I bought some wedge sandals with the help of my mother. I did not regret buying that since I often use it and I am satisfied with its simple yet elegant style. Fourth, NCT Sweatshirt. This is basically a product under the identity of a K-Pop group called NCT. I bought that sweatshirt, just this year. There are no other reasons, I just love NCT so much. I did not regret buying that and will never regret buying products related to them. Still, I am trying my best not to do impulsive buying. Lastly, Ukulele. I had that last 2017. I do like learning instruments so much. However, since I can’t spend enough time for it, I still can’t play it well up to now. I do have friends who offered some help, but I can’t meet up with them due to the demands of school. So, I am trying to learn everything, all by myself. Even if I do not use it that often, I still did not regret buying that. I just need some disciplined time management and I hope everything will go well in the future.

    Moreover, to mention one thing that I wasn’t able to buy but will spark a joy in me if I perhaps bought it, I think that would be the album of my favorite K-Pop group, NCT. I was not able to buy it because my priority is to go to their concert, first. I am saving up some money for me to be able to see them dance and hear them sing, personally. It may sound like most of my money will go towards them, but no, I can still control myself.

  78. There were many things I bought these past few years that I can considered as a wants rather than needs. As a teenager, I can’t save money because I buy this I buy that and those. I bought my sneakers one after another. Thousands of my savings I spent for them, it was a pleasure to get my pair of sneakers. I am a sneaker lover but somehow I will soon realize that I only have 2 feet. How can I wear them all at once? Second, gadgets. During the past years, I changed my cellphone once a year, yes it is still working, no problem but the idea of new releases makes me want to buy new one. I regret it months after buying because new releases comes one after another. Third, clothes I bought my clothes unexpectedly but I cant wear them because I wear uniform when going to school I thought I can use them for my fashion while going out. 4th, Gadget accessories, like powerbanks, cable wires and etc. I regret buying those things because Im lazy charging them, and I thought it was a neccessity because when you’re going out, you need your phone battery always full. And last one, bags. I like the styles so I bought it but im always using one bag, and the new one is always at home.

    When you dream about something, you need to strive hard to get it. Without action t will only remain as a dream. But with lack of money you can’t buy your dream car like the nissan gt-r. This car is expensive, yes. But as an asset in life it will be a pleasure getting one of your dreams. It will be the start of something new and excitement. Soon, when you can afford to buy one thing you like the most never regret buying it because at one time it will give you happiness that you can experience once in a lifetime.

  79. One of the greatest challenge I always face every time my father gave me my monthly allowance, is to control the money that I will spend for the whole month. It is quite big and I often didn’t spend it inside the school because my mother always pack a lunch for me. And every time its getting bigger, the temptation of spending it increases. This is the main reason why I bought expensive things. Lately, I just bought a branded bag because the bag that I used before was already broken. I don’t have any regrets in buying it because I really need it and the size of bag that I bought was perfect for my stuffs. I also bought makeups and skin care products, and there were no self-accusation happened, because these products are useful in making myself more presentable in front of everyone. In additional, I bought my own cellphone and I’m happy in this decision because this phone is very convenient and useful in my every day activities . I also purchased school supplies in National Book Store yesterday, and just like the three things I mentioned above, I don’t have any regrets buying it because I need it in my studies and I don’t have any stocks at home. If there is one thing that I really regret buying , it is the foods that I bought without any hesitations. I am the type of person who always crave for something delicious and expensive. I know that I’m the one who will eat so there’s no any problem with that, but the fact that I can be full without spending too much money makes me regret in buying those foods.

    One of the thing that I really wanted to buy is a wardrobe. I just got my new bedroom and there are lot of things that I already bought to fill the room the way I wanted to, but there is one big thing that is missing, and that is the wardrobe. Unfortunately, I can’t move my old cabinet because it was a built in cabinet. I also can’t buy a new one because I need a big cabinet and it is quite expensive. I think that it would’ve bring happiness and contentment in my life once I buy it because I really need it.

    ACT181

  80. “You cannot always have what you want.
    Sometimes you get what you need.”
    ― Linda Berdoll, The Darcys: New Pleasures

    I tend to buy things that I thought I needed it. These are the things that I bought: CLOTHES, BAGS, MAKE UP, PERFUMES, and HEELS. Each and every one of us is different from one another. I believe we are totally unique in our own special ways. Furthermore, we may have little things in common but still, we are different. Needs refers to an individual’s basic requirement that must be fulfilled, in order to survive. In contrast, wants are described as the goods and services, which as individual like to have. I admit it that back when I was a child I was spoiled by my family, I get what I want because if I didn’t get what I want I’m mad to my parents. But, as time passed by, I learned the difference between wants and needs, I learned how to save money and how hard life is. Furthermore, I bought things that I don’t really need like expensive clothes even though I had a lot of clothes in my closet, I always went to bazaar to buy clothes and spend all my money. In addition, I admit it that I’m addicted to different kinds of bags because bags is part of our fashion. I am also addicted to make up but I don’t actually use it everyday, I just want to collect them. I dreamed of having my own perfume business because I love perfumes so much, as of now, I have 15 different kinds of perfumes, with a different odor. Lastly, As a pageant enthusiast person I am also addicted on heels because it is one of the most important thing that a woman will wear every pageant. I admit it that sometimes when I’m alone I always think of all the things that I regret in life and I admit it that I regret buying things that I don’t really need.

    I dreamed of having my own motorcycle, I believe it will make me happy because I love to travel and I can use it everyday and this will help a lot. I wasn’t able to buy it because my parent doesn’t want me to have a motorcycle because they believe it is prone to accident. And lastly, they believe that motorcycles are just for boys and it doesn’t fit on other girls.

  81. ACT181
    Most of the students now a days spend money for no reason, they bought it because of its physical appearance (e.g Cute, Adorable, Shiny, Glittery, etc.). And sometimes we bought things because it is cheap than the usual but in reality we don’t really need that. Some people buy things just to be called ‘In’in the society. Just to be in on the trending now a days.

    As an individual I spend money for my daily needs as a student. But sometimes I can’t control and I over-spend. I don’t really buy things that’s not worth buying for. One of the most expensive things that I bought was my Phone Samsung A9 (I spend 33,000) I don’t really need a new phone, because I still have my old one and it is still functioning very fine. And at the back of my mind ‘I used my phone for 3 years so I deserve to buy a new one.’ But because of my desire to experience new specifications of other models and to experience a new brand and Unit of phone I urge to buy a new phone. As I bought it, I don’t really regret it because on the digital era we need a phone to communicate and I know that I can use it for long time. The second one is footwears I love shoes, sandals, dollshoes, rubbershoes, etc., all kinds of footwears, The latest shoes that I bought was the skechers d’lites (5,000). But so far, it is useful so I don’t regret buying those things, because I can use them for the long run. I have a lot of clothes the latest clothe that I bought was the penshoppes long sleeves (1,000), because when I was young, my mom is the one who decides what should I wear not asking what kind of clothes I want to wear. So as I grow up I bought the clothes that I want and my mom understands it, I love buying clothes because of their designs, and colors. Somehow I regret it a little because I have a lot of clothes that’s stock in my closet. I can’t use them all when I enrolled in college because I don’t have time to go out and hangout. I also have a lot of bags to pair with my outfit, I don’t regret buying bags because it is very useful in all aspects the latest small bag that I bought costs (900) . The last thing that I bought and I think expensive is make-ups(700) I don’t really put make up on my face everyday, but I apply make ups occasionally. I don’t really regret buying make-ups because make-ups got my back whenever I need to be pleasant on the occassion and it also enhaces my creativity as a lady.

    For me, it is books. Books brings so much joy in me. I love reading books because it expands my vocabulary and at the same time I can travel even in just reading the book as if you’re one of the main character. I don’t usually buy books but I have a lot of books because it was just given to me. And I still have a lot of books pending on my bookshelves. I have a lot of books but I still want books. I control buying those things because we’re near in the La Mesa Eco Park and we are prone to flood. I am scared that my books will be destroyed because of the flood.

    Sometimes, buying for your self is not that bad as long as it makes you happy and it undergo through a long decision. Buying things that you can use for long-term is also an investment because it is useful for a long period of time. Overspending is the bad behavior, buying that is not needed and not sustaining what you really need is not good. You should think wisely if that object or thing is worth buying. Spending money may lead you to bad habits (overspending) you should also save money for your future expenses. I admit that I am not good at budgeting because I have my own ‘luho’ but I am trying my best to save money and I’m still learning how not to spend money that fast.

  82. Ogawa, Edsel Anne B.
    ACT181
    Most of the students now a days spend money for no reason, they bought it because of its physical appearance (e.g Cute, Adorable, Shiny, Glittery, etc.). And sometimes we bought things because it is cheap than the usual but in reality we don’t really need that. Some people buy things just to be called ‘In’in the society. Just to be in on the trending now a days.

    As an individual I spend money for my daily needs as a student. But sometimes I can’t control and I over-spend. I don’t really buy things that’s not worth buying for. One of the most expensive things that I bought was my Phone Samsung A9 (I spend 33,000) I don’t really need a new phone, because I still have my old one and it is still functioning very fine. And at the back of my mind ‘I used my phone for 3 years so I deserve to buy a new one.’ But because of my desire to experience new specifications of other models and to experience a new brand and Unit of phone I urge to buy a new phone. As I bought it, I don’t really regret it because on the digital era we need a phone to communicate and I know that I can use it for long time. The second one is footwears I love shoes, sandals, dollshoes, rubbershoes, etc., all kinds of footwears, The latest shoes that I bought was the skechers d’lites (5,000). But so far, it is useful so I don’t regret buying those things, because I can use them for the long run. I have a lot of clothes the latest clothe that I bought was the penshoppes long sleeves (1,000), I love buying clothes because of their designs, and colors. Somehow I regret it a little because I have a lot of clothes that’s stock in my closet. I can’t use them all when I enrolled in college because I don’t have time to go out and hangout. I also have a lot of bags to pair with my outfit, I don’t regret buying bags because it is very useful in all aspects the latest small bag that I bought costs (900) . The last thing that I bought and I think expensive is make-ups(700) I don’t really put make up on my face everyday, but I apply make ups occasionally. I don’t really regret buying make-ups because make-ups got my back whenever I need to be pleasant on the occassion and it also enhaces my creativity as a lady.

    For me, it is books. Books brings so much joy in me. I love reading books because it expands my vocabulary and at the same time I can travel even in just reading the book as if you’re one of the main character. I don’t usually buy books but I have a lot of books because it was just given to me. And I still have a lot of books pending on my bookshelves. I have a lot of books but I still want books. I control buying those things because we’re near in the La Mesa Eco Park and we are prone to flood. I am scared that my books will be destroyed because of the flood.

    Sometimes, buying for your self is not that bad as long as it makes you happy and it undergo through a long decision. Buying things that you can use for long-term is also an investment because it is useful for a long period of time. Overspending is the bad behavior, buying that is not needed and not sustaining what you really need is not good. You should think wisely if that object or thing is worth buying. Spending money may lead you to bad habits (overspending) you should also save money for your future expenses. I admit that I am not good at budgeting because I have my own ‘luho’ but I am trying my best to save money and I’m still learning how not to spend money that fast.

  83. ACT 185. Ello, Khianna Demela C.
    I’m a type of person that is not into super expensive things, I know how hard work you need just to get enough money, so I don’t buy expensive things with my mother’s money. I’m a student, I don’t have any part time job so all the expenses that I get is being paid by my mom’s hard work. I am born in the average class, we are not rich, just an average family that can buy meals 3 times a day and some important things. My mom is a single parent and all the tuition and food I ate is from her. I am also a person that is wise in terms of money, “kuripot minsan”. I will be pretty honest to the things I bought with my money that I saved (inipon) and for me these are expensive and I know these are not costly for you. First one is the make up ,BYS eyeshadow and brow gel and my other make ups collection that sums to 2,500 pesos, second are the skin care product well I buy a lot of skin care product but my skin didn’t heal because last year I didn’t get my period for almost 4 months so I went to a hospital and the doctor gave me medicine that will change my hormone and I think that is the reason why I get a lot of pimples (share ko lang) so I have to buy a lot of skin care product that have an overall price of 3,000 pesos. Third is my cellphone today, it cost 2,500 I have a phone but because of my fault the screen got smash and I can’t use it any more so I bought my new cheap phone. Fourth is the dress I bought for our graduation ball, it cost 500 pesos. Last is the birthday gift that I gave to my grandmother that I saved “pinagipunan” for her, it cost 700 pesos, I bought her cologne from bench and other things. I buy all those things because I want and sometimes need them, these things made me happy and contented in my life and I don’t have any regret buying them because first of all I’m “kuripot” and I don’t buy things that I think I will not use. Also before I buy a product, I think of it thousands of time if it is worth it.

    That one object that I wasn’t able to buy because I don’t have money but I feel that it would sparked joy into my life is a house. I don’t know if it will consider as an object but I always have a dream to buy my own house. Currently we are living with my great grandmother’s house and there are 5 family living there and because of we are all in the same house our family always fight who will clean the house and everything else, sometimes I feel that I live in hell that’s why it is always my dream to have my own house and live there with my mom and grandmother. There’s nothing else joy for me if I buy a simple house that will lead me to peace of mind.

  84. The five most expensive things that I have bought were my Tommy Hilfiger shoes, my Zara perfume, my bag, my dress, and lastly were my make ups. I bought those things because for me I need it. I bought those things as a gift for myself and when the time I bought them I am so happy because finally in my hands I have what I wanted. Buying those things satisfies my wants and my material self without knowing if it is worth of the money or if it is important or not. There’s a part of me regretting buying those things because instead of using my money buying some important things that are much needed I used it just to satisfy my wants and cravings. I regret buying those things instead of saving my money for future expenses.

    For me, having a car would totally sparked joy in my life because for me having a car is a sign of being independent. You can go whenever you wanted to. Having a car would totally bring so much joy in me. For now I can’t afford having it but instead I will use it as my inspiration for giving my best in studying so that when I become successful someday I can buy my dream car. I want to enjoy travelling with my family and friends with my dream car. I will work hard for the sweet success.

    ACT186

  85. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  86. Ogawa, Edsel Anne B.
    ACT181
    Most of the students now a days spend money for no reason, they bought it because of its physical appearance (e.g Cute, Adorable, Shiny, Glittery, etc.). And sometimes we bought things because it is cheap than the usual but in reality we don’t really need that. Some people buy things just to be called ‘In’in the society. Just to be in on the trending now a days.

    As an individual I spend money for my daily needs as a student. But sometimes I can’t control and I over-spend. I don’t really buy things that’s not worth buying for. One of the most expensive things that I bought was my Phone Samsung A9 (I spend 33,000) I don’t really need a new phone, because I still have my old one and it is still functioning very fine. And at the back of my mind ‘I used my phone for 3 years so I deserve to buy a new one.’ But because of my desire to experience new specifications of other models and to experience a new brand and Unit of phone I urge to buy a new phone. As I bought it, I don’t really regret it because on the digital era we need a phone to communicate and I know that I can use it for long time. The second one is footwears I love shoes, sandals, dollshoes, rubbershoes, etc., all kinds of footwears, The latest shoes that I bought was the skechers d’lites (5,000). But so far, it is useful so I don’t regret buying those things, because I can use them for the long run. I have a lot of clothes the latest clothe that I bought was the penshoppes long sleeves (1,000), I love buying clothes because of their designs, and colors. Somehow I regret it a little because I have a lot of clothes that’s stock in my closet. I can’t use them all when I enrolled in college because I don’t have time to go out and hangout. I also have a lot of bags to pair with my outfit, I don’t regret buying bags because it is very useful in all aspects the latest small bag that I bought costs (900) . The last thing that I bought and I think expensive is make-ups(700) I don’t really put make up on my face everyday, but I apply make ups occasionally. I don’t really regret buying make-ups because make-ups got my back whenever I need to be pleasant on the occassion and it also enhaces my creativity as a lady.

    For me, it is books. Books brings so much joy in me. I love reading books because it expands my vocabulary and at the same time I can travel even in just reading the book as if you’re one of the main character. I don’t usually buy books but I have a lot of books because it was just given to me. And I still have a lot of books pending on my bookshelves. I have a lot of books but I still want books. I control buying those things because we’re near in the La Mesa Eco Park and we are prone to flood. I am scared that my books will be destroyed because of the flood.

    Sometimes, buying for your self is not that bad as long as it makes you happy and it undergo through a long decision. Buying things that you can use for long-term is also an investment because it is useful for a long period of time. Overspending is the bad behavior, buying that is not needed and not sustaining what you really need is not good. You should think wisely if that object or thing is worth buying. Spending money may lead you to bad habits (overspending) you should also save money for your future expenses. I admit that I am not good at budgeting because I have my own ‘luho’ but I am trying my best to save money and I’m still learning how not to spend money that fast.

  87. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  88. ACT184

    There are many factors that can affect our mind and make us want to buy a certain product. We often buy a lot of things. Sometimes we do not know why we want to buy something. However, sometimes we buy things for a reason or purpose. Personally, I have different moods in buying things. First and the most important, I buy things because I need them. Second, I buy things because I really want and like them. Then, sometimes I purchase something to increase comfort and efficiency. At times, I buy because I need to replace old things I have, example clothes that do not fit. Sometimes I just buy to try to replace things I cannot have and never will. Also, I purchase something new because I want the latest and greatest. There are also times that I purchase something because of peer pressure, or others influence me to.

    As of now, these are the five most expensive things I bought. First is my Vivo Y85 smartphone. It is priced at ₱13,999. I bought it because I need to replace my old phone. Second is my Adidas Niya Cloudfoam Shoe, priced at ₱4,000. I bought it because I really want it and for my PE class. Third is my fx-991ES PLUS calculator. I can’t remember the exact price, I think it is less than ₱1,500. I bought it because it is required in my Math subject when I was in Senior High School. Fourth, my Hawk Bag – ₱1,000. Lastly is necklace, I bought it as my birthday gift to myself because I really want necklace.

    I’m not a photographer but I like taking pictures that sometimes I take really good pictures. The one object I did not buy but I feel that it would have sparked joy in my life is DSLR camera. I can’t buy it for now because I know that there are more important things than this. As a college student, I know that I should prioritize other important things like my tuition fees and other education and personal expenses.

  89. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  90. I don’t really buy a lot of things using my own money because my parents are the one who pays for everything. When I want or need something, they will buy it for me — all of my gadgets, clothes, shoes, watches, and etc were bought by my parents. But ofcourse, I don’t let them buy me a lot of expensive things because it’s not really a necessity. The only things that I always buy using my own money are:

    1.) Cosmetics from Clinique, Tony Moly, Troiareuke, and Innisfree. The cosmetics that I always buy are worth paying, because they provide good quality and most importantly comfort. I don’t buy cosmetics that are not known because something bad might happen to my skin.

    2.) Skin care products from COSRX, Nature Republic, Innisfree, and Dear Klairs. These products are all from Korea, all of them have good quality and every penny I spent was worth it.

    3.) Books, when I’m traveling I get easily bored that’s why I always bring a book with me. Reading a book reduces my stress and makes me feel entertained and happy. It is also a way to open our mind to other cultures, other perspectives, and other ways of life.

    4.) Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Perfume, when I smell it for the first time, I immediately went to the mall the day after I smelled it. But I can’t find it in malls that’s why I just bought it online.

    5.) Phone cases, I always buy my phone cases from Paragon Pieces. It’s expensive than the one in malls, but the designs of their cases are all unique and cute. I can’t find a good cases like this in malls.

    I want to buy and collect some anime action figures but it’s too expensive for me, I don’t really want to ask my parents to buy it for me because they only think of it as a toy — and they think I’m too old for that. But I really hope that I’ll be able to collect anime action figures in the future.

  91. Santiago, Kimberly Ann C.
    ACT 182

    Honestly, I am a kind of person who loves going to shopping malls. I always dreamed of having a bunch of things that I see in every stores. However, I am also a person who always checks the prices of every things or products that I will buy. It may sound like a joke, but I love buying things which have the cheapest prices.
    Here are the most expensive things that I bought:
    1. Shoes
    2. Bags
    3. Skin care products
    4. Clothes
    5. Jewelleries

    I am always buying these things because it brings me happiness. It was really a good feeling having new things that you can use in everyday living. Though these are not only for my own good but also for my sisters too. Somehow, it seems like ironic because I regretted buying some of these things specially the shoes that I’ve only used once, the skin care products that I wasted because of just trying if it is effective for me or not, the jewelleries that I bought only because it looks good— and I’ve learned that I should not get things that I do not really need.

    One thing that I really wanted to buy was instax because I love capturing every single moment of my life and it feels good to see that it can be printed immediately once you captured something. By this, it can be easy to look back to those special memories that made me happy.

  92. Warning: I am no materialistic person.

    But I have these things that I bought or my family bought that goes beyond the logic just so I wanted to look maporma and all those shits or I just find it cute or whatever. I have this white cap from Nike. I love this cap, however, I rarely wear caps outside. But I don’t regret buying it, because… come on! It’s white! And… cute. Few more things that I don’t regret buying were: (2) sweaters; (3) nokia bar phone; (4) christmas lights for my room; and the only thing that I regret buying was a swimsuit from H&M. I thought it was pretty, that’s why I bought it.

    I know for sure that these white classic converse shoes will change my life and would have a spark of joy in my whole universe. But the universe will never be on my side because college is a one big magastos. And I couldn’t afford it until today because your college gurl is broke AF.

    Alcober, Casey G. //ACT183

  93. Being an only child my mother spoiled me on so many things she always let me buy the things I want and sometimes I regret buying some of the things I bought first is the bag that cost thousand I didn’t even use it once because I don’t want to replace my favourite bag that my cousin bought to me second the acne soap I bought in watson that cost 5 hundred I only used it once because it irritated my skin third is the shoes I bought in nuvali after I bought this shoes and think that it is mot good on me I gave it to my auntie fourth is the casio wrist watch that I left on one of the room of the resort we rented on my birthday and lastly the necklace that me and my mom bought when she’s here in the philippines that I misplaced, I regret all of this but everything happens for a reason and there’s a better things will come but we should be practical sometimes because money is not permanent and it is not easy to earn.

  94. Shaina Mae C. Elnar
    ACT182

    I grew up being trained of spending my money wisely as my parents never spoiled me even when I was still a kid. Although I was taught how to be thrifty there were still times that I spend too much money for luxury without thinking if I really need it. I spent money buying wallets of all kinds that I don’t even use, I bought new books even though I still have plenty of unread books. I also spent money for skin care that did not really give me satisfaction. I used to buy lots of stickers before as it was my collection when I was a kid but it was just recently that I threw them all because I lost interest with it. Just a week ago I bought a bag worth 2,500 pesos out of my allowance which caused me to starve myself in school for a month. I bought these things because it gives me temporary happiness and somewhat fulfillment and I will never regret doing so.

    There is one specific product that I badly want to buy, it was the Huawei Nova 3i, a phone model. I bought a new phone a month ago with a confuse mind on which model to choose. But that time I was sales talked by another brand which made me forget about the Huawei for a while and bought their phone model instead. Right after I paid the phone I remember that specific phone model from Huawei that I really really like but it was already too late to back out and I can’t just leave the other brand hanging. If I was just thinking straight that time I would’ve bought the brand that I was daydreaming so bad. I would’ve been really really happy and satisfied right now.

  95. Camagan, Shiela Mae C.
    ACT 186

    There are some instances that we spend money like there’s no tomorrow. We became impulsive of our expenses. We disregard how much it costs but as long as we love it, we buy it. Sometimes, we tend to spend money on things that makes us happy. May it be needs or wants, as long as it satisfies me, I buy it. I have spent large amount of money to the things I know will make me happy. First on my list is my laptop. I bought my laptop 5 years ago since I tend to spend hours to do my projects at computer shops. Also on that year, we have lots of research projects so I bought it because I feel the need to. I also really love shoes. One time, I bought a pair of white sneakers with a much higher price because it was on demand and has a really limited stock. So, instead it runs out of stock, I bought a pair of it immediately. I also spend money to buy make ups. Not that I really love putting some on my face, it’s just like it is an essential for us girls to have some. And lastly, I bought a concert ticket and a lightstick for myself. I bought it because it is my birthday gift to myself and I love spoiling myself when I greatly achieve something.
    The object that I wasn’t able to buy for some reason is a concert ticket of my most favorite boy group that I idolize. It was the 2nd time that they held a concert here in the Philippines. I wasn’t able to go to the first one since I don’t have enough money that time so I decided to go on the second. But still, I wasn’t able to buy the concert ticket because when it was my time to go to the counter, the tickets were already sold out. I know myself that it would sparked joy in my life if I have bought that ticket because I would be really happy if I were in that concert, seeing them, watching them perform live, joining a lot of people in cheering them and expressing our appreciation and love to them.

  96. Mikaela Marie D. Ducut, ACT 185. Honestly, I don’t buy expensive things, because usually, all my gadgets came from my parents and I spend money just for the things that I think I need or might actually need. But as a girl, I spend most of my money for skin care products that would totally cost more than a thousand. The second expensive thing that I still buy are make-up products including make-up tools, that would all in all cost more than two thousand, I think? As you can see, I like spending money for beauty products, because I think that it’s a good investment, since taking care of our skin is very important nowadays. The third thing that I bought was a long white sleeve from f&h, but it’s not that expensive because it was just under P 500. I’m a cheap buyer, so it was already expensive for me. I also bought two perfumes for my mom and brother which almost costed like a thousand. I don’t mind spending for my family because they had sacrificed a lot for me. The last thing that I bought was a small bag, but it was a long time ago, which costed P 500.

    I have this desire of buying a camera, a Fujifilm X-A20 to be more specific, because I’ve always wanted to capture everything that happens in my life other than taking a photo from my phone or anyone’s phone. I don’t have any skills in photography, but I still want to own that camera. I can’t buy this now, even if I want to, because it is way expensive for me, since I’m just a student, but I know someday, I could finally hold that precious camera in my hands.

    Spending money for the things that we want make us feel happy and satisfied, but we should all remember how to save more for the things that we actually need.

  97. To tell you honestly, I don’t really have any expensive things in my life. But my guitar has exemption. I really bought that because I really love playing guitar. I love music. That was the first expensive thing I’ve ever had. And that was the ast one. I am not a materialistic person, I don’t usually buy things just because I want it. I am the kind of person who always think if this will be worth it if I buy this and that. If it is needed then I will buy it. Just like the books for my academic. Usually I spend a lot of money when it comes to book. Since that will be my investment in my future.
    And ofcourse, I have also this thing that I love the most and I want to buy it someday. That is a complete set of recording equipments. I really really want to cover songs, but yeah since I don’t really have any good equipments, I always postponed it. And I think that it will be a happiness not just for me but my parents who also love to sing.

  98. ACT 181

    When we see something online that looked picture-perfect, but when we actually got it, we immediately regret our decision. I tend to buy clothes online before, but for me, it is not a very smart move because you cannot fit it in actual. I also bought an action figure online. I had the seller send pictures. The item looked nice and perfect in the pictures but when the item arrived, it had many defects and damages. Another instance was when the Itouch was a huge hit. Itouch is a music player designed by Apple. But after purchasing it, I thought that it was not very useful since I can use the Iphone to play music and videos. I also bought a basketball ring so that I can play inside the house. But I felt that I enjoy playing in a real basketball court in the clubhouse of our subdivision. Lastly, I bought a smart watch so that I can limit myself checking my phone for notifications. But then I realized, I like the ordinary watch more.

    I regret not purchasing or joining the bitcoin saga when it was still famous and booming. I knew a lot of people that really benefited from it. The money that I should have invested was used for my collection.

  99. ACT 183
    The things that we want comes from our self-desires to everything. Humans are never satisfied of the things that they have. For me I am not an impulsive buyer. I buy only the things that is needed and at the same time satisfy me and gives me perfect satisfaction whenever I buy them. Here are some of the expensive things I bought for myself:

    1.) Cellphone worth 12,000 which I bought after saving money for almost 1 year and aguinaldo’s from my ninang and ninong when Christmas. This is the first time that I buy a gadget in my own money

    2.) Vans shoes worth 5,000 which I use for my “Porma” and my PE subjects

    3.) Clothes worth 3,000 from regatta including Polo shirts, Tshirts and pants. I like fashion and this clothing helps me to look good.

    4.) Nike backpack worth 1,800 which I bought and serve as my school and transportation bag

    5.) Hugo Boss Perfume worth 3,500 which I use everyday to look fresh and smell good in my everyday life.

    I bought these things because for me I find all of these helpful in my everyday life. I got them to satisfy my daily needs. I don’t have regret in buying these because in the first place it helps me in my everyday life and I spent my own money which is from my savings and sacrifices which takes time. It started on my allowance weekly in my school. I save 40% of my weekly allowance just for my needs.

    One thing which I wasn’t able to buy that could’ve brought me to cloud9 and brought joy into my life is the Huawei P20 Pro. Because this phone has a monster specs (6gb of RAM and 40 MP) and can help me in doing my schoolwork. This has a great camera lens which it is not pixelated when you zoom to a far place. It has a good image and resolution. And lastly it has a good battery life which can last for 6 hours. For me as a student I cannot afford these expensive thing. But once I have my own work I will buy the phone that satisfy me the most and at the same time it will help me in my everyday life.

  100. There are some instances that I tend to buy my “wants” than my “needs” without any reason and money control. This is because for me it’s looks nice or I will be the one who have that thing first in our place or sometimes I buy it to have the same thing that my friends have.

    So upon reading the article I list down my top five most expensive that I regret buying in the end because I didn’t got a chance to use it in a very productive way or sometimes I tend to display it without using it.

    1. Nike Shoes- especially Lebron shoes who’s price is not less than ten thousand. I bought those shoes because I idolize Lebron James and I want to have those shoes to be mine and someday I want Lebron signs it and I will display it in mu room of shoes.

    2. Gadgets- I’m also a fan of gadgets especially cellphones and laptops who have the program that you can play different games that will satisfies my desire to play it.

    3. Clothes- I’m a T-shirts boy, because everytime I saw Vhong Navarro his fashion, I want to be look like him.

    4. Sweets- yesss definitely I love sweets as you can see in my body there is a sign that I really really really love sweets. Hahahaha

    5. Bags- cause I love to travel. And I can’t travel without carying a bag.

    I think the thing that will give happiness in me is motorcycle. I can’t buy it now because I can’t afford to buy it, but someday when I have a enough after buying my own house I will buy my first motorcycle, so that I can travel anytime and anywhere.

    ACT181

  101. There are times that its hard to avoid temptations to buy certain things that I want. There are times that when I am able to surpassed a stressful month or week I feel the need to reward myself. The most expensive thing that I bought for myself is when I bought new laptop back in 2016 which cost me 12000php then on that same year I also bought a new cellphone that cost 7000php. Then third on my list when I bought a Jordan Shoes that cost 6000php. Then on the 8th month of 2017 which is my birth month I bought two bags one is Girbaud bag which cost me 1500php and the second one is a Salvatore Mann backpack that cost me 1000php.

    If there is one thing that I didn’t buy but would have sparked joy in me is the backpack in salvatore mann which I really love the design and texture and all but I decided not to buy it because I still have backpacks that slightly used.

  102. I am a self proclaimed thrifty person, I know how to use my money wisely but then there are times that I really wanted something even though I know that I don’t need it. I can be easily distracted when I’m at the mall and I pick everything that catches my attention especially chocolates and sweets. There are things that I bought that are totally unnecessary but expensive like my 1. Vintage Feather Dip Fountain Pen (I bought this because I want to experience the old style writing and I’m a frustrated artist) 2. Harry Potter Box Set (I bought this because it looks so beautiful and I wanted to collect them) 3. Hunger Games Trilogy Box Set Book (I bought this because I love hunger games and I’ve been dying to read the books since the day I watched them) 4.Doraemon Rement Miniatures Set (I’m so obsessed with Doraemon) and my 5. Paperang Portable Mini Printer (It looks so cute that I want it right away). This things are my favorite stuff, I bought this not just because it catches my attention but because I really wanted all of this ever since I heard of it and I never regret buying this things because I consider all of this as an asset even though I know that I wasted money by buying this.

    The one thing that I really wanted to buy is an AI Doraemon, but I couldn’t buy it since there’s no such thing and even though they successfully made one, I know that it will be super expensive. Ever since I was little I am so obsessed with Doraemon that I wanted to have one but unfortunately I couldn’t. And right now I am still hoping that I would be able to even see one because that’s my ultimate dream.

  103. As a young adult, desires always win over needs. Todays generation is more exposed to shoppings and materialism than the older generation. It was more economically in the past because they knew how to handle needs over wants and as a result they are more disciplined than todays people. As a 19 years old woman, the five most expensive things that I bought is really much for my age in looking in the edge of it. The first one is my motorbike and I dont want to share how much and what is the brand, but this motorcycle really got all my savings. Next is my phone, Samsung J7 Prime, third, is my FILA shoes, fourth is my Casio G Schock watch and lastly is my Gucci sunglasses. I just bought all of these things when my tell me that it was not bad to buy also for myself and look at it as a prize for my hard work. When I see these things, I don’t regret buying it because in some instances these items was also able to help my relatives like my motorbike and my phone helps me to connect with my family and freinds. I got also only one watch so it was supposed to be very helpful for me and make my day convenient by using it.

    I wasn’t able to buy a house and lot in Bulacan because of its requirements. When I saw that house, it really excite me a lot, like my heart will really be happy when I will able to buy that. I always imagine to have my own house but my mom insisted that I am a woman and my future husband must be the one to buy me a house. And yes, I understand her that being a woman must be mindfull and practical. Honestly, when I have that house, it will be a great pleasure for me. I am a person that only once in a blue moon to shop for myself but I always buy for others.

    Cyrille Ann Dappit ACT 184

  104. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  105. As far as I know, I am not the person who is shopaholic. Sometimes I actually hate roaming around the mall because I would probably get tired. I’m not the of girl who like buying clothes, makeups, sandals etc. but I buy some expensive things. First is a wind instrument, specifically alto saxophone. I also have trombone but I didn’t buy it because saxophone is an expensive so I don’t have any extra budget to buy my own trombone. The trombone I’m using before is from my band master. Second I bought branded shoes which is world balance. Sometimes I feel guilty because when I have a spare shoes to use but I rather bought for what I want than I need. Third is buying excessive pens because I just want the color and ballpoint of it. Fourth is different kinds of notebook and filler. Last is different variance of conditioner. For example last time I bought coconut flavor of conditioner and lavender flavor of conditioner at the same time. Honestly, I used them both because I love their scent mixed.

    In additional, I have this one object that I didn’t buy because it is too expensive. This item is fiction books. If I buy volume one I should also by the until the last volume so it becomes expensive for me as student who just relied to daily allowance. There are many fiction books I would love to have but I didn’t have enough money to be able to buy. The Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Habit, Lord of the Rings, Twilight, John Green books, Lang Leav books, and many more books that would surely sparked joy into my life and escape me from reality for a while. So supposedly I just read it on phone by having a soft copy. It is kinda sad not to have those books but I don’t regret not buying those things because I prioritise my needs rather than wants. Sacrificing for now is not that bad because for me it is all worth it if I bought books from my own salary. But sometimes there will be some instances that we need to choose wants for order for us to be happy. Having this happiness is also a need, so it’s okay if sometimes wants win over needs. It is just a matter of choices and being wise of choosing it. Think twice before you buy or better think many times.

    ACT183

  106. Before, I used to splurge money on everything I saw being sold online when it catches my interest. I end up taking home paper bags from department store and watsons even though I don’t have any plans to buy any in the first place. But now, I can say that I am improving in terms of managing my finances from my allowance. The top 5 things that I used to splurge on are first cosmetics or makeup, I tend to hoard makeup products whenever there is “sale” online or even in stores. The most expensive one so far that I bought for myself is an eyeshadow palette costing almost three thousand pesos. Second is skincare products. Somehow related with the first one but I have to distinguish it. The moment I started falling inlove with makeups, skin care became a must for me as well. With all the chemicals and dirt that those cosmetics gave to my skin, I have to invest more on skin care products. Third, clothes, I have a lot of unused clothes in my room, some are still tagged. Fourth is my splurging when I have gala with my friends, I keep on saving on weekdays and ended up spending it just over the weekend. Lastly, food. I can’t resist on buying food. On daily basis, food is the number one reason why I can’t maintain a daily savings.

    With all these splurging and spending, I still have things that I wanted to buy for myself but wasn’t able to do so such as shoes specifically heels. To get a good quality long term heels or any shoes, you really have to invest on good brands that are not really that affordable. There are instances that I was about to buy it then I doubt if it will be really useful to me and ended up not buying it then time will came that I need it, so I regret not buying it when I had the money. Today, I am trying my very best to save up, since adulting is not a joke, there are times that you really have to finance yourself. Be a wise consumer, stop being an impulsive buyer.

  107. Buying what I wanted is the most hardest thing to do. Because I was thought by my grandparents to save money and don’t buy anything that will not last long. Even spending a hundred makes me think it is a waste of money. But when the time comes that I already saved more money I always think on how to spend it. I even look some online shop to get an idea. One time, I bought shirt, sock, a microphone for the computer, sandals and a powerbank. And buying those makes me regret that I bought them because the shirt was lost before I wear it, the sock became ugly after I used it, the microphone was not working in the computer, the sandals I baught is hurting my feet, and the powerbank that cost thousands that I bought for my ex-boyfriend’s birthday ??. I should save my money for my future expenses not for someone or something that is not going to last forever. ?

    The one thing that I can’t buy is a new apple product because I also wanted to have one and I think It will make me happy. It’s either an ipad or an iphone. But I will forever be a fan of android because it has a lot of features that apple doesn’t have but I’d like to experience using an apple product.

  108. Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P.
    ACT184

    There are times when we have these very strong desire to buy something even if we actually don’t need it. We just try our very best to justify these impulsive shopping by finding as much reasons as possible – petty as they may be. I, myself, am quite guilty of this. The first expensive thing I bought for me was the 128gb flash drive I bought from Lazada. It was a very impulsive decision because I don’t really need it as I still have 2 flash drives but I thought it was a good deal for Php550. Turns out when it arrived, it only has 117gb usable storage. I kinda regret it but I kinda don’t, as well, because after all I am still able to use it well right now. The next expensive thing was the top I got from Cotton On which was Php850. When I saw it and put it on in the fitting room, I knew I had to buy it. So I did. After a few days, I went to Tutuban and found similar ones that were A LOT cheaper as in it was just Php150, but looked almost exactly the same as the one I bought. To say I regret buying it is an understatement. The third is a pair of slip-on sneakers bought from Payless. It wasn’t that expensive – it was only Php900 – and it was really cute. So I bought it just like that even though I still have several pairs I could use. It didn’t last for more than 3months. I didn’t regret it tho, because I used it well, anyway. The fourth is another piece of clothing which I bought 2months ago. I bought this super pretty black rompers from Terranova for Php500. It wasn’t too expensive but I’ve got nowhere to wear it to and it’s stll currently sitting in my closet, untouched with the tag still on. I don’t know yet if I regret it or not. The fifth and last are my Percy Jackson Book Series. These things are my babies. When the series was still ongoing, once the newest installment of the series comes out, I immediately buy it without even thinking twice. I’ve got the two sets of the series completed, all ten books. These babies are one of my most expensive possessions right now. It costs around Php400-700 per book and I’ve got ten of these. However, I don’t have a single drop of regret in me with these.

    The one object that I didn’t buy but I know for a fact would have saprked joy in my life would be a new cellphone. We have this neighbor who was selling his new Vivo phone for Php6,000. It was in very good condition because he just bought it recently and didn’t get to use it much. I had money that time but I thought there would probably be more important use for that money so I didn’t buy it. After a month or so, I accidentally dropped my phone and the screen was cracked badly. I couldn’t buy a new phone anymore because I had given my mom the money to help pay my brother’s tuition fee. However, that’s totally fine because the money was used in a good cause anyway and my phone is till hanging in there despite half of its screen being shattered AF.

  109. Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P.
    ACT184

    There are times when we have these very strong desire to buy something even if we actually don’t need it. We just try our very best to justify these impulsive shopping by finding as much reasons as possible – petty as they may be. I, myself, am quite guilty of this. The first expensive thing I bought for me was the 128gb flash drive I bought from Lazada. It was a very impulsive decision because I don’t really need it as I still have 2 flash drives but I thought it was a good deal for Php550. Turns out when it arrived, it only has 117gb usable storage. I kinda regret it but I kinda don’t, as well, because after all I am still able to use it well right now. The next expensive thing was the top I got from Cotton On which was Php850. When I saw it and put it on in the fitting room, I knew I had to buy it. So I did. After a few days, I went to Tutuban and found similar ones that were A LOT cheaper as in it was just Php150, but looked almost exactly the same as the one I bought. To say I regret buying it is an understatement. The third is a pair of slip-on sneakers bought from Payless. It wasn’t that expensive – it was only Php900 – and it was really cute. So I bought it just like that even though I still have several pairs I could use. It didn’t last for more than 3months. I didn’t regret it tho, because I used it well, anyway. The fourth is another piece of clothing which I bought 2months ago. I bought this super pretty black rompers from Terranova for Php500. It wasn’t too expensive but I’ve got nowhere to wear it to and it’s stll currently sitting in my closet, untouched with the tag still on. I don’t know yet if I regret it or not. The fifth and last are my Percy Jackson Book Series. These things are my babies. When the series was still ongoing, once the newest installment of the series comes out, I immediately buy it without even thinking twice. I’ve got the two sets of the series completed, all ten books. These babies are one of my most expensive possessions right now. It costs around Php400-700 per book and I’ve got ten of these. However, I don’t have a single drop of regret in me with these.

    The one object that I didn’t buy but I know for a fact would have saprked joy in my life would be a new cellphone. We have this neighbor who was selling his new Vivo phone for Php6,000. It was in very good condition because he just bought it recently and didn’t get to use it much. I had money that time but I thought there would probably be more important use for that money so I didn’t buy it. After a month or so, I accidentally dropped my phone and the screen was cracked badly. I couldn’t buy a new phone anymore because I had given my mom the money to help pay my brother’s tuition fee. However, that’s totally fine because the money was used in a good cause anyway and my phone is till hanging in there despite half of its screen being shattered AF.

  110. I bought stuffs that I only need so I can save money for things that is more important than my wants. These are the five most costly things I bought: a World Balance shoe, phone, bag from Ruffles, corporate attires, and a jogger pants from RRJ. These are some of things I did not regret because I only purchased those that are highly needed. My grandmother who loves to buy clothes, shorts and other stuffs for me and my sister, sometimes I tend not to buy because almost all of my clothing was technically came from her money. I think, that’s one of the perks of having a grandmother with defined contribution plan. Aside from those five things I personally bought, simply because it is highly needed. So, I am lucky that our parents taught us the importance of saving money and buying what is important. To tell you honestly, my mother is the only one who make money for our family. We are not dirt poor. It’s just that my family taught us not to be materialistic and it was very rare for us to buy stuffs for no reason because my parents told us to do so.

    I always look pale and stressed if I’m not wearing a lipstick or even a liptint everyday. One thing I really wish I can have but I didn’t buy is a set of matte lipsticks. This would definitely give me a pleasure and sparked of joy into my life but technically it is going to be costly because I want to buy these from a well-known brand so I can assure for an excellent quality. I only have one color of matte lipstick which is red and I’m a bit tired of that color although I can buy a new one whenever I want to. There are days where I’m about to buy some, but I always think first the amount of money that I can spend for things that are generally not important for me at all particularly this time. As of now, I need to save money for my primary needs and tuition fee before I can buy things that I want.

    The one that my parents taught us is what I value the most. It is not faulty to buy things that you want especially if it will provide you happiness and confidence. If you have money coming from your own job or your own savings, why not buy those things you love? But remember, we must have to control ourselves in making decisions of spending money so that at the end of the day, we won’t end up nothing.

  111. At the age of 10 I learn to value money a lot that’s why I seldom buy things that I know would be less useful to my everyday life. So saving money is what really my family like a lot about me, but in exchange of that, once I bought things or go to other places with my friends, I get to spend my saved money (a lot, sometime) rather than asking my mother for money because I’m the one who needed that thing.

    Five things/objects that I bought that goes beyond my logic: (but some of these are not really a thing but honestly speaking this is were I spend my saved money)

    1. Fictional books
    2. Concert tickets
    3. Watching movies in theater
    4. Foods ++ transpo when I’m going to bond with my friends
    5. I had my first out-of-town vacation with my friends

    I bought these things because this is what I really want and this is what makes me happy. Before I buy things I will think more than a twice if I would by that specific object so that in the end I would not regret it. So to answer the question, I definitely have NO regrets buying these things because in the end of the day it satisfies me and that’s what important to me.

    Things/objects that I didn’t buy/not able to buy:

    1. All books of Nicholas Sparks
    2. OTG
    3. Personal Pouches
    4. Other Fictional books that caught my interests
    5. Book Stand/Laptop table

    I didn’t buy these things because I don’t want to regret after I buy that thing. I don’t want to doubt myself if it is okay to buy these things or not. I don’t want my money to come into waste if at the end of the day I would only regret it. For I know in myself that I only buy things from my own money because I consider it as a reward to myself. Maybe, in the future, if I have enough money to satisfy all the things that I want, I could buy these things with no doubt and regrets. Someday.

    It’s normal to be a materialistic person but we must learn to control what we buy and think a lot of times before buying things that you want, for you to avoid feeling regret at the end of the day.

    Marie Anne Louise F. Nalaunan
    ACT181

  112. FIve expensive things I bought; Chocolate and milk drink in a box; Chocolate spread; second-hand cellphone; headphone; and accounting books. Well, the things on my list are probably cheap for most of the people but to consider the things that my money can afford all of those are quite expensive. Buying all these things might somehow go beyond logic because why would I buy an expensive chocolate drink if I know I can’t afford it? I can actually buy cheaper chocolate that I can stir in hot or cold water. I bought it because aside from trying to experience and to know why it cost much, I also wanted to let my brother and sister taste it. Brand new accounting books are for my study.

    I should have bought a rice cooker before when I still have money. It will bring joy because I know it will benefit my siblings because they don’t need to cook and wait for cooking using a wood outside.

  113. 1. iPad
    2. PHP8,000 worth of Uniqlo tops and skirts
    3. PHP5,000 worth of skin care products
    4. Shoes and sandals
    5. Books collection

    For me, material things have allowed me to evolve from the caveman era to the modern lives that we live today.
    Social trends, especially those which are shown on the internet is also part of youths’ lifestyle. Whereas seeing and reading the latest fashion trend, the latest gossips news in the town, could now get one’s attention. This gives me an idea to buy a lot without deciding what and where to invest first. Then there came the countless orders from different stores. Since, I am really active into social media and my generation is probably exposed to a wide variety of new trends, like this now tell us that “expensive goods is always the latest trend, you can be attractive as long as you follow this site/stores.” Afterwards you will find yourself adding it to your cart and press “Cash on Delivery”, which later on receiving your order from a delivery man. This becomes more tempting when you have shopee and lazada on your phone, like everyday you are looking for flash sales or what are in-demands.
    Moreover, I think I bought all of these stuff to satisfy myself, for it helps me make my free time worth it and enjoy my own company most of time. It never bores me, really.
    However, there are times that I regretted buying when I find myself having a zero balance and running out of coins in my pocket. In that case, I will find myself realizing that I have missed something — and that is an excess money for future expenses or petty cash. So, when choosing material things, always choose those which are just only needed and not those which are just shining and shimmering in our eyes.

    Furthermore, I think the object that I did not buy/was not able to buy(for some reason) is the Sony A5100. As a fan of Nadine Lustre, I always love how she managed to have those killer photos from her own photography using this model. I always love taking shots like her, especially when the theme is nature and human. I know that if I did have one, it would have sparked joy in my life. Aside from those stuff I had mentioned above, having a high quality and OG camera can absolutely make me happy. Lastly, I realized that there is nothing wrong in satisfying yourself and getting contentment by wasting money according to your wants, however, it could help you save money if you choose material things that provide long-term happiness instead of short-term gratification. Never choose items that can consume your life, put your health at risk, or cause social, emotional or financial strain. Be wise enough in choosing the best for you.

    Esquida, Ma. Faith A.
    ACT185

  114. At some point in our life, we have experienced this kind of desire to buy something that we want in order to make ourselves happy. We tend to have the feeling of fulfillment in which we cannot describe to ourselves whenever we buy those certain things we’ve wanted. In my case as a teenager, I don’t have my own source of money that’s why I need to save to buy the things I am craving for. And I am proud to say that whenever I buy expensive things for myself, it’s all came from my savings. The most expensive things or object I remembered buying was the Mikaela Bag which I buy together with my bestfriend. We decided to buy the bag and to have the same design. Next is the two pair of shoes I bought back last Christmas party in our senior high school days. I can buy one pair but I am torn in choosing between the two pairs of color gray and maroon shoes so I’ve decided to buy the two. I knew it was an impulsive act but afterwards my father understands my decision because I don’t have any new shoes in the past two years, so yeah I’m happy. Another one is a shirt and jeans I bought in the mall for our Christmas party. Whenever the month of December comes, I am always reminded by my father to buy things for myself and he added some money into my savings to buy those things. I remember buying a dress for my best friend’s debut which I attended in Laguna. I’m not into buying a dress but since it was a special occasion, I am pushed to buy the dress. Lastly, I remembered buying a set of gifts for my dad’s birthday and for father’s day occasion. The money I used to buy those gifts came from my first “sweldo” in Jollibee and it the most fulfilling moment I experienced when I bought those things. I remember my gift for my dad was worth around thousands but I don’t mind. Money is just a number; the feeling of giving something to your parents is more rewarding than buying things for myself.

    Maybe if I have given a chance to buy something that I want, I would choose to spend that money to give my father a vacation in any place where he could totally relaxed. My father always gets envious to my “titas” his siblings who got the chance to travel to any place they want. He sometimes teased me “Kailan kaya ako mapagbabakasyon ng anak ko?” I knew it was just a teasing statement but deep down knew that he’s already exhausted working for our needs. I always inquire for any discounted fare or any cheap vacation place where we can go but I always knew that my savings and resources were not enough to give my father a vacation he wished for. How I wish I can now have a work in order to give my father the relaxation and happiness he deserve.

  115. ACT186
    Whenever I want something, I really try my best to get it. Sometimes, I saved money to buy it or I will convince my parents to buy it for me. I remember that I already have a phone but I insist to get a new one which is the latest model that cost almost 20 thousands. I want the features of this phone since it has good camera and large storage.I have no regrets since after a month, my older phone stopped functioning. I also like to spend my money on bags especially on sling bags, backpack and belt bags which is a trend today. In fact, I have more than 20 of these bags. I also assure that I have money to by heels. I like to buy stilettos specially if I want the design. Practically, I do not need it but for me, there will be a time that I will need these. I am really fond of these things and for me, these are my fashion statement. I do not really care or have regrets if I ended up spending a lot of money on these because of the satisfaction that I am getting and I can also used it. In addition, I considered myself as an impulsive buyer. Upon seeing something online or in malls, I buy it. Like on cosmetics and skincare products that someone is using and have a good effect on her. I do not really need it but I still buy it since it can enhance and boost my confidence. Lastly, as a fan girl, I spent money to buy the merchandise or clothes that my idol is using. I looked up to Kendall Jenner and she being an endorser of Penshoppe and having her own clothing line, I buy these products. It can be clothes, bag or magazines and even her published books. I am willing to spend my money on these things because I am glad to support her with her things and I have no regrets with this.

    I always want to have the Michael Kors Bradshaw Rose Gold-Tone watch that has a cost of 11,494.00. It is too expensive. I tried my best to saved money to buy it. However, I cannot have that amount of money since I need to spend my allowance on the things that I really need. My parents do not want to buy this for me, too. Aside from being expensive, it can also increase the possibility of danger from thieves when I have it. I would really love to have this because it is so beautiful and it is my dream item.

  116. We all know that we have different desires of wanting to have some stuff and sometimes we find our happiness or satisfaction on them. And we will do anything just to get that things even it is so expensive. I’m a kind of person who don’t buy things easily because before buying things I always think first if I really need it or not. I don’t want to regret buying things especially if it’s expensive because I don’t want to feel like I’m just wasting my money for some stuff. After thinking for a minutes I recognized those expensive things that I bought. The expensive things that I bought are;
    • Phone (Vivo V5 Lite)
    • Make up ( Foundation, Concealer and Loose Powder)
    • Shoes
    • Clothes
    • Wristwatch
    I bought those things even it’s expensive because it gives me some happiness and satisfaction also, I need it. I know for some people it is not pricey but being student it means a lot. I’m don’t feel any regrets for what I bought because I enjoying to used it and I think that the money I spend for those things are worth it.
    There are things I wanted to buy that would really spark joy into my life and those are MAC Cosmetics and DSLR Camera. I love make ups and having a MAC cosmetics is such a big things to me. Also, I wanted to buy DSLR Camera because I love taking pictures and that is one of my wishlist when I was a litte kid. I know that I can’t buy those things right now but I swear to god that will buy those stuff after a years.

  117. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  118. I started to save money from my allowance when I was in Junior High School, I save money to buy things that I want without asking my parents or my auntie to buy it for me. The most expensive thing that I bought was my shoes, it gives me confidence everytime I go out, though I’m not the kind of person who’s always out, I bought shoes that I know I can pull off and gives angst or fashion to my simple clothes. The next expensive was my books, may it be academic or leisure books. Reading books is one of my habit since I was a child that I’ve carried ’till now, it gives me pleasure of going into different places with only my imagination, it also gives me knowledge. The next was my clothes, I’m not the kind of person who always shop for clothes but I buy cloth that I know I’ll use often, or I really needed one. Next was my blanket, I have two polyester blanket that cost more than the usual, though it cost that much, I bought it because it’s soft and make me comfortable sleeping. The least expensive was my throwpillows or small stuff toy, it’s one of my habit that I carry since I was a child, I cannot sleep without even a single pillow to hug.

    The one thing that I wasn’t able to buy though I know it will spark joy into my life if I did was a phone. I’m using my current for nearly three years now, and my dad jumps from one phone to another, and all my siblings already have a new one. Though I can still use my current phone but only for a few minutes and I sometimes ask for my sister’s phone for some needed applications.

  119. Honestly, I don't really spend much because I often use my money just for food. So, if I need anything my parents or grandparents would just buy me the things that I need or even want. However, that doesn't make me less of a shopper. I also have a few experiences of buying things that comes from my own pocket. Here are some of them:

    1. A book entitled, The Museum of Heartbreak. It costs for arounf P400+ and I just bought it because the title caught my attention but turns out that the story isn't really good. So, I kind of regret buying it.

    2. A notebook that is worth P400. It's nothing special, really. I just liked the color and texture of the paper that is why I bought it. I still haven't used it though. I don't really regret buying it because I think it's of good quality and I might use it in the near future.

    3. A milk tea that costs P130+ but doesn't really taste good. I really regret buying it because I think I wasted good money. I should have just bought my favorite flavor instead of trying a different one.

    4. I bought a cup of ice cream that is worth P120 and I think it's worth my money. I really liked the ice cream. It is actually a milk tea swirl with ferrero toppings. I don't regret buying it because it satisfied my cravings.

    5. Lipsticks that costs P300. I rarely buy lipsticks because my grandparents and auntie always buy me one. So, I didn't have to worry much about cosmetics. However, I had the urge to buy this certain lipstick because of a vlogger whom I've liked, uses the product and reviewed it as well. So, I gave it a try and bought it. Turns out, it was nice! I really love the shades plus it's worth the money.

    The one thing that I still regret not buying was the concert tickets of One Direction for their On The Road Again Manila tour. I did have the money for it but my dad and grandpa didn't want me to go because they were afraid that there might be an unforeseen circumstances that could happen in the concert. In the end, I didn’t get to watch their last tour here in the Philippines and I ended up crying that night with an ice cream as a consolation. Lol. If I bought the tickets maybe I wouldn’t have so much regrets up to now.

  120. In particular, I never had a chance to buy myself a material that is beyond my means. I was used to have my things in second hand given by some of my relatives who lives across the country. The thing is, I am really bad at making spontaneous decisions and I don’t want to be torn by two opposing things so i kinda like the fact that I do not have to make choices wether to buy this or that because i was left with a choice to utilize what I have infront of me. Not until today, to cite some here are the things i was able to bought from my own money and for me the most expensive one’s: (1) Phone (2) Accounting Books (3) Shoes (4) Eye Glasses (5) Some clothing. For some reason, i do not regret buying those things out of my own money because i know it is something beneficial and can be use for long term purposes. After all, it was just my first time.

    I was raised by my parents in the idea of having the things i want in life is something i should work hard for. Apart from this is that I grew up in the middle class family and there are things i can’t afford to buy even how much i would love to have it. But if given a chance that I’d be able to buy one thing that is expensive, it would have to be a DSLR Camera. Since then, taking pictures and capturing moments is something that really makes my heart happy. Through this i am able to express myself and appreciate what the beauty lies in every subject i have captured. I was moved by the fact that it could help me remember such remarkable event that took place in someone else’s life. It is the thing that would’ve have sparked joy in my life, so i am looking forward that someday I’d be able to buy it.

    ACT183

  121. Even at a young age I kind of value the hardwork to get money. I was never the kind of person who would buy out of impulse, I usually ask myself first if it is necessary. However, during my senior high school, I thought that I have quite huge savings and that I should spend it for myself. I spend my senior high school attending parties, I felt the need back then to always buy new dress for each event and I do not buy cheap ones. Second thing that I bought that goes a little beyond logic is my Iphone, back then I have my iphone 5 which works fine but it felt so outdated so again I felt the need to buy a new one. Third, is the necklace, it is a real gold by the way so it was really pricey, my tita said it was not practical to buy necklace like that since I would not be able to wear it everyday, so that I can feel better I would just tell myself that it is a good investment since I can sell it at higher price someday. fourth thing I bought is my jansport bag which is a bit more expensive than the other jansport bag because that salesman said it’s a limited edition but then I saw a student from NU too having one as well. Lastly, I do not regret buying this since it was for mommy, I bought four big cakes in Contis for mom’s birthday, it was really out of my budget but who cares it is for mom anyway.

    Theres this one thing I still can’t buy but I have been meaning to buy is a mirrorless camera. I’ve been interested in photography eversince. I am still weighing which one I really like by checking the specs and reviews of different mirrorless camera. It is really expensive, I am not yet ready spend the majority of my savings that is why I’m not buying it yet.

  122. As a child I have a spent a lot of money on buying toys and children magazines that I end up giving away when I was getting older. I remeber how irrational I can be when I beg for my grandma to buy me those stuffs. When I was getting older, I started to spend a lot on phone accessories like phone cases, chargers, earphones that I almost spend my entire allowance for the week just to buy those kind of stuffs. I also enjoyed buying a lot of school supplies in National Bookstore that I always end up losing when I go to school. I realized that I only bought them because of my impulsive buying behavior. If there is one thing that I really spend a lot on is my red polo shirt yhat I personally bought in Penshoppe because I don’t want to wear red tshirt (because we were required to wear red for the next day). I was really disappointed after I bought it because I never wore it again. I felt like I could have spent it for something more meaningful. Maybe as of now, I regret that I bought these kind of things because they only brought me temporary happiness. I only enjoyed the privilege of being able to buy those stuffs but I don’t really need or intend to keep them.
    On the other hand. Maybe if there is something that I should have bought when I had the chance, I think it would be this new phone that my father intended to give me for my birthday. I think I could have been happier because I would be able to dump my old crappy phone because my old phone was sluggish and were damaged all over (screen, buttons etc.). Maybe I could have been happier for my birthday if I decided to buy that phone rather than to spend the intended budget for treating my friends outside.

  123. ACT186
    We tend to buy things that we wanted, unexpectedly. The result of this event will destroy your planned budget for the entire month. The first expensive thing that I bought was waiving skate. I bought that skate because it was popular at that time and I personally like skate. I partially not regret it and partially regret what I did because I don’t have time to use that skate, thus, it becomes rusty and unusable but at least I can brag out that I have experience in using that kind of skate. The second expensive thing that I bought was a bicycle. I want to ride-on in a bicycle and bond with my friends by traveling around the town using our own bicycle. I somewhat regret buying it and somewhat not regret buying it, because now it is quite useful in traveling to the market from our house, but when I bought it during my teenage days, I didn’t enjoy having that bicycle because my dad always argue with me and in the end I been grounded in using that bicycle. The third expensive thing that I bought was supra shoes. I wanted to buy that shoe due to its popularity and all of my friends are wearing that kind of shoes, so I spend my whole Christmas aguinaldo in buying that supra. Today, I super regret what I did that time. I don’t even imagine what is my look when I wore that thing. I look like an astronaut. Also, the trend decline so fast. It might be because of heavy materials inside of those shoes. The fourth thing that I bought is MAC Lipstick. It is very unexpected, I don’t know where do my braveness came from, I buy it out of the blue. I do regret buying it because I’m so shy to use it and my Dad will probably kill me if he saw me wearing lipstick. The fifth thing that I bought is a power bank. I bought it during senior high school and I super need it because I do overnight works in McDonalds or other 24/7 restaurant.

    The one thing that I didn’t buy but I think that it would bring joy or spark into my life is Jacket. I don’t like clothes in long sleeves or jackets because I have been studying 12 years in the public school, it will only cost me a fortune and it is very hot in the classroom, so if find it useless. But now I absolutely need it, because I travel everyday 4am in the morning, to catch up in the train and to get in the class on time, but that time the wind in the jeepney is blowing hard and the sun will just wake up at 5am. Also, the National U facilities have a strong air-conditioning especially in the ANB building, the cold in every room make me unproductive and feel sleepy, thus, I think that with the thick clothing line of the jacket will make me more attentive in the class and productive every day. I don’t know why I don’t buy it even though my Mom always gives me money to buy long sleeve shirts and jackets, but instead, I do always spend it in drinking alcohol, though it can produce heat it just a moment of time. Ultimately, things are just things, you cannot bring it in the other world once you died. Always be practical in buying things and be mindful in everything because many people out there can’t afford to buy anything.

  124. Life is somehow a battle between “wants” and “needs”. It is really hard to fight the temptation against all the things that you want but realizations may hit you that you must always think about you personal needs. It is hard to let go of my savings but there are times that when I really want to buy something, I will buy it and think of advantages of that thing in my life. The five most expensive things that I have bought were:
    * Iphone 5s phone
    * Vans shoes
    * Jansport bag
    * DSLR camera
    * Clothes that I don’t always wear. After buying those things, I feel satisfied because I get what I want but after few days regrets have been bothering me. Yes, sometimes I regret buying those things knowing that I don’t even need that much.

    Lately, I’m not into material things anymore. Other people may say that the object I wasn’t able to buy is just a simple one but for me it’s meaningful. I really want to watch a Planetshakers concert because I’m a fan of them. I’m not able to watched their previous concert because I don’t have enough money and I’m aiming to get a ticket in the VIP section. I really want to see them performing onstage. And I’m sure that when I have a chance to get a VIP ticket it will surely bring joy in my life.

    ACT186

  125. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  126. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  127. 1. Since when I was a kid, I do really like doing almost anything or exploring something that I think I can do. Actually, this five things that I bought wasn’t really that expensive. this are guitars, caps, watches, hoodies, and jerseys. I bought these things not just because I like them but they extends my personality as a human being and they do make me happy.

    2. I don’t think I have that thing or object that I didn’t buy or wasn’t able to, coz every time I want or I need something I’ll make sure to prepare for it and buy it immediately even the cheap kind of one.

    ACT 184

  128. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  129. As we grow older, we have the capacity to buy our own wants and needs by means of our own money and it adds more confident to us as a person. There are some that we buy things because we feel that it is pleasing in our eyes. Sometimes we are a impulsive customer and sometime a nicer one. One of the five most expensive things that I’ve bought beyond the logic is the first, the black shoes from zanea; second, my old cellphone from cherry mobile: third, the cosmetics; fourth, the dress and lastly is the wedge heels that I’ve bought. I bought these things because I believe that I can use it in the future, that these things can add more happiness to me. I didn’t regret buying these things because I can use it not only today but also to the next next next day.

    The one object or thing that I won’t able to buy today that I feel would’ve sparked joy into my life is the DSLR camera. I won’t able to buy this thing today, because I am just only a student, maybe someday, if I’ve get a job, there is a high chance that I can buy this one. I believe that it would bring happiness if I would buy this one because I can use in by capturing some moments with my family, friends and special someone. There is something that I can look back in times that I am missing them, I believe that it is more beautiful to record or captured some images in DSLR Camera because it have a large amount of memory.

    Elianar G. Dela Pena
    ACT 182

  130. Noces, Lester John B. ACT 181
    Having updated things or gadgets today makes you sometimes feel that you are “in” in a certain group of people. Today’s society are bombarded with so much innovation that tends us to buy and buy without thinking if it is necessary, that make most of us on some level feel that we need things or items to make our lives have a feeling of importance or that make us happy. And that is the sad reality even I encountered and no one of us is exempted.

    Are we working towards happines? Do we really satisfied our self from being materialist? Contemplate and try to recalibrate your minds and start thinking of what future will bring to yourself. Start saving money today. ?

  131. Well honestly, I’m not an impulsive buyer. Maybe because I don’t have a lot of money to spend and I’m already contented with the things that I have. But at this age, I already bought things out of my savings. The list of the most expensive things that I bought includes LG Max phone (7000php), pair of sneakers (1000php), blue magic wallet (300php), memory card-32gb (800php), and RJ guitar (1500). First is the phone that I bought when I was in Grade 11 because my old phone got broken and I don’t want to ask my parents to buy another one for me so I bought on my own. Next is the pair of sneakers that I bought in SM because I find it pretty. I use it sometimes in school or wherever I go. I didn’t regret buying this because I can use it anywhere I go and it’s so comfy to wear. Next is the wallet that I bought because I love collecting wallets. I have different styles of wallet in our house but the blue magic I think is the most expensive one except to those wallets that are given to me. Another thing is the memory card. I bought this so I can have more space for Korean dramas, pictures, and songs. And last is my guitar that I bought because I really want to learn playing it back then. I also love music and whenever I play guitar, I could free myself from stress. All of these things that I want turned as needs for me. I didn’t have any regret on buying these things because these things makes me happy. As a person, I don’t invest much money for the things that are not worth a peso and I can’t use for a long period of time. And also for me, it’s an achievement to buy something out of my savings without asking for my parents.

    The thing that I wasn’t able to buy is a DSLR camera because it’s too expensive and I don’t have enough money to buy that. I want to buy a camera simply because I love taking pictures and I want to practice photography. I hope that I can buy one soon.

    MAECY CHANDY SANTOS -ACT184

  132. There are things that we can’t resist, especially if it brings happiness in our life. The first object I bought with my own money, was the Bigbang Light stick. It is a type of a light stick where you can bring it in a concert and swing it in the air while the concert is still going. It is beyond logic since for others it is just a mere yellow light stick but for me it symbolizes my love for my idols. The second was the concert ticket of MADE concert, it was really expensive for me that time, but it brought me satisfaction. The third are the skin care products I tried to use hoping that my skin will get better but I slightly regret that since they are expensive but they also failed to meet my expectation. The fourth one is my running shoes from boardwalk, I even paid it weekly with my own money because I am too shy to ask for it, until now that shoes of mine are still alive and kicking and I am proud every time I wear it. The last one is maybe the ride-all-you-can ticket from star city, for the reason of I was not satisfied with the rides there and I think that the ticket is costly from what I experienced.

    The one thing I desire to buy is the self-published book of Beeyotch, actually I love all her self-published books that maybe I would cry if I have the opportunity to buy or have those. I cant buy it right now for all my money goes to food and also for my school stuff, so I just decided to prioritize what i really need than what I want. It would really make me happy big time, since Beeyotch, the author is really an amazing author and she inspired me in so many ways and perspective of life.

  133. Carmella Caligan ACT183
    There are certain things that we can’t get to hold ourselves in buying materials that capture are attention. Sometimes it hypnotize us to never leave our sight on it and eventually we hust realize on why we bought it when we already pay in the counter. It’s because on that great feelinh of satisfaction. We normally go beyond what was need to satisfiy us. In my entire life not having that enough money for other things or what they called luxury,I’d have a chance to buy things prior to what I want because of my savings. In my high school, I got to bought a seiko bracelet wristwatch that cost 2500 though I have already I can’t stop myself to buy it because of the box and the small pillow hold the watch capture my interest that I’m hallucinating to think that speak and says ‘buy me’. The other thing that I bought withiut thinking any sense is a World of Balance shoes even its not necessary at all, it’s sale that time that I only bought it for 1500 of I’m not mistaken. Truthfully, I can’t list five materials that I bought. That’s the only thing I spend money from my own but just waste it for being impulsive. While making this, I just realize that even I can get a chance to buy all the things I want in my mind I don’t think that I will buy it because I know what my priorities are. Also, seeing a lot of person tbuying things that most of what was beyond the need, I don’t think I regret buying those two though it’s not always useful but come to think of it, I’m still lucky that I didn’t waste much money to an irrational things.
    Reminiscing myself in Senior High, there is one thing I really want to buy and I know it can give a spark of hapinees not just in a short period of time but in a lifetime, it’s a set of wattpad books consisting more than 20 of almost my favorite wattpad author with a pen name like beeyotch, Cecelib and Jonaxx. It was the time that I was so engrossed on reading. I didn’t able to buy ut for myself because I can’t take a risk to spend for only the spent of my luxury that time even I have the money, I can’t take to think what I needed the most that time, its a time of havibg field trip so to be able to spend it wisely I just postpone buying it. Come to my senses that I don’t have to be disappointed because in the near future I have the rights to buy what I want accordingly even without a benefit out of it just a happiness I can get.

  134. I love buying things, but I don’t like spending my own money. But sometimes desires or cravings always win over needs specially in times when temptation is hard to avoid. Most expensive things I brought for my self are, I brought Iphone 5c, plane ticket ( going to Iloilo), sling bag (belladonna), rubber shoe (Adidas) and lastly
    Iphone 5s. after buying those things at first I felt guilty and regret because I spend my own money but when times goes by I used to loved it and my mother replace the money to used.

    One thing that I can’t buy is a plane ticket going to Israel because it cost 22,660. But soon I saved enough money and I will go to the place where Jesus born.

  135. The most expensive things that I bought so far are:
    1. Concert Tickets (13,000)
    2. Kpop Albums (6,000)
    3. Oppo Phone (5,990)
    4. Hard Drive (3,000)
    5. Kpop Lightsticks (2,800)

    Yes as you can see this is how much I’m addicted to Kpop. I bought these things because it makes me happy and it feels like I’ve achieve something whenever I bought these. Of course I don’t and I will never regret buying these things because these are my happiness. Whenever I feel empty, those things comfort me and make me feel alive again.

    One thing that I really want and I didn’t buy was the MCM Collector’s Book. It is also related to kpop (again) and my name and message was written there. It was really memorable to me because there are millions of fans’ messages and I was one of the lucky fans to be on that book. I didn’t bought it because it cost around 6,000 which was too expensive for me. It was sad that I couldn’t buy it but I don’t regret it because I learn to accept that I cannot afford everything that I want, besides I was still studying so I don’t really expect to buy things that cost too much.

    ACT183

  136. While reading the article I’m so thankful that I don’t like her lol tho I love going to malls I don’t do that I only buy things that I can use.
    The five most expensive things that I bought beyong logic were Shoes, Make up(brushes), Sling bag, Accessories and Books.
    I regret buying the Crissa shoes because I don’t usually use that shoes due to the color its so hard for me to look for a color that will match to it. So I end up buying another shoes while the old one (crissa) was just stock at my cabinet and planning to give it to someone but I just can’t because I’m still thinking that I might use that inthe future. Seeing that shoes feels like I wasted my money for that something that I can’t use.

    Back then when I was walking somewhere in Cubao, I saw a guitar and it says that its 20% off. I love to buy that guitar but the price is almost 10, 000. I want to buy it because I want to learn and I wanted to show them that I can play guitar just like my father. But seeing the price? I can’t even afford it by now. I have to save money because I have to help my parents when it comes to financial we are paying tuition so that things will not be reasonable to buy now. It takes a month till I get over it like everytime that I’m walking near that store I’m always saying someday I’ll buy you or next month this guitar will be mine whenever I’m coming home realizing that I can’t buy that guitar pains me. That’s why I’m saving some money for that guitar and I know it may take years but who cares? As long as I can buy that lovely guitar.

  137. ACT185
    Most of the girls are like being a practical when it comes to money and the things that they’re going to buy but when they get their allowance we have a lot things that comes to our mine and make a list of dream things food clothes and etc. I buy this things just because I persuade by the commercial or just find it cute and delicious to taste.
    1. Packages od beauty product 6000
    2. Pair of clothes 750
    3. ‎Pack of foods 500
    4. ‎Shoes 1000
    5. ‎Panda Stuff
    But at the end it gives me a regret. Regret of losing a money to the things that don’t last forever and give me a satisfaction.
    Maybe If I just buy my dream Camera and phone it give me a satisfaction because when I was a highschool I always dream of having a beautiful camera and take a photos of different places that I have been before, it cherished me so much and i like having a memories and capturing so that I will think the moment with my treasured people in my life.

  138. ACT186

    Im an impulsive buyer. After I got what I want, there are things I regret buying that especially when I purchase it just because it was sale or the promo was really good and quoting it — “this might not be on this promo again.” Until I realized the word “sayang”. Just today Friday, I realized something again. As my material self is so active at this age because Iam having my allowance Iam often attracted to different things as I receive my allowance.

    Going back to what I realized just today, do not buy too cheap things that wouldn’t make you satisfy, it wasn’t practical at all. Do not buy unsure things that you think is not your type or settling for, ‘pwede na basta may magamit’ sometimes it was not really practical nor satisfying.

    Now, Im sharing you 5 things I bought that goes beyond logic.

    1. 10,050 MAH POWERBANK. It cost 550 pesos. I was really not sure that time because 20,000 mah powerbank cost 700 pesos. 150 pesos difference, 20k mah was more practical right? but I didnt chose that I went to 10k mah because I was upset in the charging time of 20k mah.
    2. ORIGINAL BOOK IN CPAR. i really regret buying a 650 pesos book that I could buy 250 pesos in recto. There was no difference in content. But I don’t know, the feeling is so unexplainable why I bought the original one that has the same use, I don’t even need quality in book.
    3. PLANNER. It was expensive and this is my first time to buy planner because nothing, I just feel organize having a planner. But my planner’s content at the moment last only in February and I got lazy filling it until now.
    4. MINI VACUUM CLEANER. i bought this way back grade 11 because I just want to display it make my marketing classmate know that I know that his marketing product proposal already exist which non existing product is a requirement. I didnt use that after. haha. Lastly,
    5.BUYING EXPENSIVE FOODS EVEN IF IM BROKE. The main reason why sometimes I buy even if expensive and I don’t have too much money is — Treat yourself, youre sad and eating your favorite foods will lessen the sadness. The thing is Im always sad so I always have to treat myself telling my self you are sad do not mind the money. And that is what I think I should control as of now before I become beggar.

    If there is a thing that Iam unable to buy maybe that is Laptop. Sometime I have enough money to buy Laptop but I choose to not because I will be left nothing. Aside from that, even if I feel I need it and want it we have computer at home but I cant take those computer with me when I go out. Im still evaluating my self if I would really love to have a laptop, but it will take a long time to save money. So Im really confused on to save or not, until I didnt had any savings.

  139. The five most expensive things that I brought in my entire life as of now are first, shoes because of the style that I liked so I bought it. Second, clothes because I want also the styles of it and it suites me also. Third is a watch, I bought it because I need it also. Fourth are bags, well some of it is I need it until now but some are not. Lastly, the LCD of my phone because it was broken so I needed to replace to it.  For some of the clothes that I bought I regretted it because some them I didn’t wear often until it become I can’t wear it anymore but the rest I didn’t regretted it because I need it.

    The object that I didn’t buy is a Sony Alpha A5100L for vlogging but I know to myself that it will bring spark or joy if I will buy it. In the end, I decided not to buy it because I know that there’s more important and more needed than this. In the right time, I know in myself that I can buy things better than this because of the money that I work hard for.

    ACT184
    GREGORIO, MARY ERICA G.

  140. The five most expensive things (I think) that have now are mobile phone, rubber shoes, heels, clothes, and my eyeglasses. These things were not bought by my own. My cellphone and rubber shoes are from my brother, mostly the heels and clothes/dresses I own were paid by my mom, while I spent my savings to my eyeglasses. These things may be expensive but I am not regreting on having them and I will never be. These things are needs and not just wants (except for heels), these are my necessity in living this life so there’s no need for me to regret on spending money.

    As of now, I really want and need a new mobile phone. I admit that I can still use my current phone but believe it or not it has defects. We all know that cellular phone is now being a need for most of us, especially to a student because everything we do has something to do with gadgets or internet. Plus the fact that my phone is now almost three years old. Having a new phone would really bring joy to me and it would help me in my everyday life.

    Jolinah O. Manalo
    ACT-184

  141. ACT-185

    1.) Laptop (HP)
    2.) Iphone 6plus
    3.) Nikon Coolpix (Look like a DSLR Camera)
    4.) Running Shoes
    5.) Facial Products that can be bought in Watson

    People buy luxury goods for a variety of reasons, all of which are related to the strong emotions that we attach to expensive material goods. Whether we are financially comfortable or not, we will often purchase luxury items to show off to or gain acceptance from others and to reward ourselves for an accomplishment. For instance, you still have Laptop but Apple released its new Macbook, and you as an impulsive buyer you will buy it even if you can’t afford it because you think that the graphics of that new released Macbook is better than your old laptop. We buy these things because we think that it might be helpful to us, but the reality is, it is just a waste of money. A sense of accomplishment is yet another reason why some people buy luxury goods. They want to reward themselves for their hard work by treating themselves to something they typically can’t afford. Honestly, I’ve been in this kind of situation and it is really hard to resist myself from it. I bought really expensive things that is unnecessary to my life such as my Iphone. I still have my Iphone 5s that time, but I bought an Iphone 6plus because it is bigger and the graphics is more updated than the older version. I bought this kind of expensive things because it gives me a pleasure everytime I buy things that is good to my eye, and not because it is beneficial to my everyday living. I saved my money, I refused myself from wasting it by eating in an expensive restaurant so I would be able to save it and afford to buy these things. l’ve never regret buying these things because it can be my source of Happiness. If I’m happy even if I’ve lost my money then there’s no any regrets from buying it.
    Since I was a child, I have dreamt to buy a Gaming Laptop. This Gaming laptop is really expensive that cost a hundred thousands in a store. But the reason why I want this is because I really love playing computer games, and it will really give me a satisfaction if I was able to buy it. This may sounds a trash or a waste to someone but honestly this gaming laptop means a lot to me. Although I already have my laptop but the graphics can’t be download a game, that’s why it really matters to me to have this kind of gaming laptop.

  142. I don’t have expensive things since I’m not a materialistic type. We don’t even afford if ever I did, I’m from a middle class family wherein the basic necessities are the main priority. My parents once told me that education is their greatest investment for us their children. I couldn’t ask for more because I feel that I already got things more than enough. I rarely purchase a pricey products and I make sure that it wouldn’t cause shortage in my family’s budget. Recently I got my swatch bracelet type wrist watch that cost almost five thousand pesos and for me, it’s already expensive. My mom bought me adidas training shoes that I considered expensive. Unfortunately, conflict in size occur so I wasn’t able to use it. I bought bny jeans top for less than one thousand for me to have something to wear every wednesday in school. I make sure that anything I’ll be purchasing is really my need. I don’t have anymore things to tell, we really need to survive the expenses for the education of mine and my two brothers that is also in a private institution.

    This might sound being materialistic but this thing will really a big help for my convinience. I want to have my own MacBook Air or Pro at least. We actually had MacBook Pro at home but the use was for the whole family and I’m not fine with it. I wasn’t able to have it because it doesn’t included in the budget and can’t think so if when I can probably got one. I usually need it for school purposes not for gaming or elsewhere. I’m not techy type of person so I guess MacBook is the best for me to use since I know already how to simply use it. I’m even using iPhone so it won’t be hard for me to learn things on it. It will bring joy to me because it will not make me lazy as I’ll be needing to go to a internet shop just to put texts on my phone into document. I’m sure that it will really a big help in my school life. This might be expensive but the quality is being tested and it’s not hard to use.

  143. 5 most expensive things I have:
    1. Laptop
    2. Shoes
    3. Cellphone (android)
    4. Guitar
    5. Cellphone (IOS)

    he things enumerated above are the items I have that definitely are the most expensive. These are also the things that I need to help me in my studies, especially the phones and laptop. I really love shoes and that is the reason why I spend too much for it. For my spare time, I love to play different instruments especially the guitar. Because the items I have really helps me in different aspects of my life, I did not regret that I bought them even the price is high. The more expensive an item is, the more valuable it is.

    If there’s one thing that I was not able to buy but will bring so much joy in my life that would be a drum set. As I have said in the first paragraph, I really love to play different kinds of instruments. Just to give a short information about myself, I grew up in a Christian Church and I am part of the music team since then. So every week we have this practice that’s why I learned to serve the Lord through music or praise and worship. When I try to have my training in drums, I know that I have my passion for it that’s why it would be great if I’ll have my own drum set in our house. I think I will practice my passion and if ever I dream of having a music studio in our house.

  144. ACT185
    ✔️My korean idol’s lipstick
    ✔️BTS Wings tour concert ticket
    ✔️A gold necklace as gift for my favorite teacher in high school
    ✔️Online Korean Boots
    ✔️A jewelry set as reward for myself

    I don’t feel any regret for buying those things because they gave me joy that is irreplaceable. Though those things are quite expensive, it doesn’t matter because of the joy and fulfillment it brings to me. Also, I don’t look at them by prices, it’s the thought that counts and the experience that matters.

    Just this year, I badly want to buy the book version of my favorite Korean drama that ended up only last January, “남자친구 /Encounter 2018” For some reasons, I won’t be able to buy them, and that really disappoints me…

  145. I’m not really into buying stuff unless I badly needed something, though, on the other hand, I’m fully aware of how much money I am actually spending on foods which I don’t really mind because it makes me happy. In terms of expensive things that I own, (things that I actually think is expensive) first I have my phone, having a phone is a necessity so I don’t regret buying it for myself, 2nd is my guitar which I play whenever I’m sad or need a getaway from earthly stress, 3rd well I don’t think I still have any more things that I bought expensively for most of my things came from my mom or my sister, but one thing that will give joy to my life is to have a complete set of art materials, with all the sketching tools, paints, color pens, brushes, easel, canvass and anything related to painting and sketching. Guess I will be the most happiest person if I get all of them.

  146. * White rubber shoes (World Balance) – P2,600.00
    * Maybelline foundation Dream Satin – P499.00
    * Maybelline Superstay Matte Lippy- P499.00
    * Sweater crop top (Chicabooti) – P200.00
    * Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser – P645.00

    Buying things for yourself is not that bad especially if it will help you improve yourself and will give you confidence or boost your self-esteem. One of the things that I bought is my white rubber shoes. I am part of National University Cheer Squadron, an organization in my school. We are required to wear a white shoes whenever there’s a game, so I have no choice but to buy one since we consider that as our uniform. I don’t regret buying it because I use it often and I realized that white shoes are nice, you can pair it with any color. I also bought a foundation and a matte lippy for myself. It’s actually a “need” because I want to wear makeup when there’s an event such as birthdays, seminars, UAAP game, etc. Unfortunately I don’t have a clear skin, I have many pimples and blemishes so putting foundation helps a lot. And of course, your look isn’t complete without a color on your lips. I also don’t regret buying these makeup products because I use them always. If you’re using makeups, it’s a must that you’ll have skin care routine because although makeup enhances our face, it can also irritate and damage our skin, so I bought a cleanser to clean and moisturize my face. Lastly, I bought a crop top sweater because I want to spoil myself. I actually don’t need it but I really like the design and the quality of it. And yes, I don’t regret buying it, the sweater is really pretty and whenever I wear it, I feel cute.

    Honestly, I don’t remember anything that I wasn’t able to buy that can sparked joy in my life. My parents didn’t spoiled me. I buy things that I need and necessary in my daily life. I always think first before I buy something. Is it worth the price? Will it benefits me? As a student, we need to consider our capabilities and our parents in our expenses. In my case, my parents are still supporting me and provide the things I need. I learned to value what I have, be grateful for all the blessings that comes in my life and be happy in simple things.

    DORADO
    ACT183

  147. ACT183
    Actually, I am not a materialistic person. I buy things that I only need and can be use a couple of years. I save the excess money from my monthly allowance and use it when there are things that i need to buy. Every money counts on me. I have my own money manager app in my mobile phone to track my daily expenses. Every time that I release money in my pocket, I record it in my app. The five expensive things that I bought is: my Huawei P20 Lite mobile phone, my Reebok classic sneaker, my 32GB Transcend flash drive, my Hawk backpack and my Rafael longsleeve. I bought my phone last June with my own savings and borrow 4k from my mother and promise to pay her until this term. I bkught because I need it and I am amazed to the notch of this phone. I bought my sneaker in a mega sale in Megatrade last year. It costs 3.5k and i bought it only for 1.4k. I rarely buy shoes and I only buy when there’s a sale. I bought the other three because I need it in my studies.
    The one object that I can’t buy is the Yamaha Sniper Classic 135. I can’t afford it as of now. I love rides. Me and my cousins always travel to different beautiful beaches and resorts in our province with our own motorcycle. It will really bring not only joy but a super duper joy and happiness to me if I had that Yamaha Sniper. I will treat it like a baby and care it properly.

  148. There are things that we wanted to buy because we need it, and there are also things that we just wanted to buy just because we want it. I may not be the typical materialistic person but when it comes to things I really want to have, and whenever I have budget, I actually get it. I remember when I bought a lipstick and an eye palette just because it is on sale. Second is when I saw a wallet from lacoste, I immediately bought it because I liked the design. Third is when my cable charger got broken. I cannot afford to use low quality cables because it is easy to be broken so I bought an original apple accessory. Fourth is when I lost my Earpods, I bought a new one from the Apple store. And lastly, is when I am in need for a shoes for a family event, I bought a Primadonna heels just for that event. All these things may cost me a bit, especially the second and last one, but I don’t regret buying it at all. Because all these things are the things that I’m still using up until today, so therefore, I have no regrets at all.

    I’ve always wanted to buy a certain bracelet from Tiffany & Co. but I wasn’t able to, because the design I wanted was already faced out. In addition to that, it quite cost a lot. It is not the name of the store that I am aiming but, the design really fits my taste, but that exact time, I don’t have any budget for my wants yet. It is a bit saddening but maybe, it is just what’s meant to be.
    ACT184

  149. We all know that gadgets have been one of the efficient ways to fulfill one’s interest. This is the rising days of the invention and advancement of technology. We are now in this era where innovations are too mainstream. This includes cellular phones, gadgets, and machinery which these are brought about by science. The laptop is a product of technology. We can purchase this by using it in the most efficient and effective way in work while studying and has a lot of usages. People provoke to purchase this because they need it as a medium of communication also and further reason for buying it because it helps a lot in a faster way. I Bought this “LAPTOP” with a lenovo label when I was studying senior high school because I have a lot of things to work with. I use this because of different school works and even in the presentation of reports in the class. This product really helps me to do a task then is needed to work ahead of time.

    This aficionado “PERFUME” is one thing I always buy because this really helps me to be more confident to go out and even boost myself to interact with other people including my colleagues. This really can show me a cleaner and younger me.

    People nowadays are very conscious of what will be their ”OOTD”. Since then, we are very aware that every season we have, there’s always fashion clothes that we can buy through online or even in the mall. Perhaps people want to have more about what they want in terms of dress coding. People chose to buy clothes not because they want to dress properly of themselves but because it is one of the basic need for a human. Therefore, as a youth, I prefer to buy simple “CLOTHES” like plain t-shirt rather than fancy and costly clothes because I buy what I need and not what I want.

    “PHONE” ( Samsung) is one of the most important thing that you have you can use it in terms of communication you can use it everywhere even though your far away from your family you can see and communicate from your love ones. As a teenager I always bring it because I’ve been accustomed to using it everyday. FB, Instagram or even youtube these are the things makes me relax.

    Since we already have an artificial intelligence which is the technology and this is a product of science. We all know that even before, a decades ago books are really the main information for studying, unlike today, in just one click in the search button there are a thousand or even a million of information we can get. Books really have the advantage to get information or even details to conduct a study and in learning also. We should never stop learning and the main source of learning is coming from the application of books. Even today, as a college student, I always buy “BOOKS” that are prescribe to our course which is BSA we always need to buy a new books that are part of our subject like Intermediate accounting 1 and 2 because this is the only way for me to be able to catch up to the everyday lesson we have in school. I also buy this one because it really boosts myself to study harder to achieve my dreams and goals. Furthermore, books are really important to have knowledge about a certain thing.

    This are the five expensive things that I bought, for me I did not regret to purchase this material things because I know that is my “luho”but also I know that I need it and I can use it for the good of myself.

    Previously, I would like to buy this things, for me it is a dream to have and to use this instruments.
    I can not buy this things it because of the lack of money at that time and I think that I’m going to focus on the thing that should be prioritize. Now I realized why I did not buy this things that would given me a pleasure. This instrument is the violin, i love to listen the different song and the people who use it. At the moment I still save my extra allowance to buy this violon and used it in real life.

    It’s not bad to buy what you want as long as its good for you, learn how to manage your saving and allowances, learn to appreciate and value your material things because you save it and your parents suffered it to buy what you want to make you happy.

    Ryan Dave Biron ACT186

  150. Dichoso, shaun kyla act184

    Kpop official merchandise and cosmetic products are the things that I spent to much but I don’t really need it. I bought it for satisfaction and lust. I don’t have any regret when I bought it.

    As I grow I realized that you should start saving money and start being practical in life. Today, I don’t  buy things that I don’t really need. And I always remind myself the art of delayed Gratification.

  151. ACT181

    1. Due to impulsive buying and social media influences, I tend to buy things that I aren’t much needed. Like mobile phones, make up & skincare products, branded clothes, expensive shoes, and concert tickets. Why did I buy it? Maybe because I was deceived by how they are marketed, how it was presented, to be in line with the trend, and also the emotional connection it brings to the buyer itself. I don’t just buy things, I buy how things make me feel. Do I regret buying it? Yes, sometimes. Whenever I purchase things impulsively, I only have a split second to assess if I needed it or if it is beneficial for me but it often disappoints me because it became useless and a waste of money. But I always try to make it work for me whenever I can. And also, it is surprisingly useful for me at a specific time when I already needed it.

    2. If there’s one thing that I wanted to buy but I can’t decide when I should buy it, it’ll be a laptop. I always postpone the days whenever I have enough money to buy one because I always think that I’ll just buy it when I already needed it and when there’s no choice for me but to purchase it. I wanted to buy it mainly for school purposes. It is hard for me to rely on my phone or going to computer shops to do and research my projects. I feel like I’ll regret it if I already buy it because I can use the money for more important things and I still have the means and alternatives in doing my projects. But I’ll make sure that in the right time, I’ll buy one with my own earned money.

  152. ACT181

    1. Due to impulsive buying and social media influences, I tend to buy things that I aren’t much needed. Like mobile phones, make up & skincare products, branded clothes, expensive shoes, and concert tickets. Why did I buy it? Maybe because I was deceived by how they are marketed, how it was presented, to be in line with the trend, and also the emotional connection it brings to the buyer itself. I don’t just buy things, I buy how things make me feel. Do I regret buying it? Yes, sometimes. Whenever I purchase things impulsively, I only have a split second to assess if I needed it or if it is beneficial for me but it often disappoints me because it became useless and a waste of money. But I always try to make it work for me whenever I can. And also, it is surprisingly useful for me at a specific time when I already needed it.

    2. If there’s one thing that I wanted to buy but I can’t decide when I should buy it, it’ll be a laptop. I always postpone the days whenever I have enough money to buy one because I always think that I’ll just buy it when I already needed it and when there’s no choice for me but to purchase it. I wanted to buy it mainly for school purposes. It is hard for me to rely on my phone or going to computer shops to do and research my projects. I feel like I’ll regret it if I already buy it because I can use the money for more important things and I still have the means and alternatives in doing my projects. But I’ll make sure that in the right time, I’ll buy one with my own earned money.

  153. Tago, Louwie Jay M.
    ACT183

    During the past I am not that materialistic, since I am always contented on what I received from my parents or other relatives. Being part of the middle class family, we never bought things that we don’t really need and to be honest my toys on the past just ranges to 10-15 toys and I am really happy with those things at that time. But as times goes by, many temptations caught my eyes especially those fabulous things or stuff I saw online or on malls. To the point that I spend a lot of money, and sadly those money are from my parents. With that, I had a lot of realizations, that it is really ashamed to use my parents’ money to something that I don’t really need or the “wants” I want. Because of that I started to work and save money, I really don’t know if it is a real work but I started tutoring my cousins and my auntie paid me monthly. And now I’m proudly to say that I’m spending my own money to the things that I want.

    For the most expensive things I bought, not boasting but with my own money, the first one which cost me almost 22,000 pesos are the albums of GOT7 (a korean pop group). At this point of time I have like 24 albums of them, and 3 albums about to come this week. Because of my ultimate fanboying to them, I just cannot handle my excitement everytime they have a comeback which means a new album again and with that I cannot abide but to buy their stuff. Well it is now my collection and I really like all of it. The next one is my Samsung J7 phone, which is my first phone that cost me about 13,000 pesos. I had it when I was on Grade 10, because of jealousy to my friends having the only student who don’t have a phone at that time. I bought one and I am happy that I worked hard for it as well. The third one are the Lightsticks of GOT7 which cost me about 4,000 pesos, I bought two, the version 1 and 2. Just like what I said, because of my fanboying to this group I bought stuff of them. The fourth one are my jackets, I bought jackets not because I want it but because I need it. Since highschool, my school has aircon and inorder for me to shield myself from coldness I bought jackets, the thing that I became materialistic from it, is I bought many that has only two colors which are blue and black colors. And the last thing that I bought which is expensive as well is a pair of Nike shoes. I just really wanted to have a new pair of shoes because it is needed especially in going places. But overall I must say, I do not really regret buying those stuff because it is from my fruit of labor and I am proud of it. Also it satisfies me as well and made me happy as well.

    Now for the thing or object that I didn’t buy or wasn’t able to buy that I think would sparked joy into my life would be a VIP concert ticket. Ever since I’ve been into k-pops, the only thing that I haven’t done was to be in a concert specifically of my idols. Because this is the only way a fan can able to communicate with their idols through their musica and their performances. And I think it is a once in life time experience because concerts only held for like 2 years after, and the patience once again will be tested. This is the only time you will be able to meet you idol face to face and If someday I’ll be part of it, probably I will literally cry because of tears of joy. But as for now, I am saving money to be ready because I don’t know when will my idols have a concert here. The only thing now I have to cope up is my patience.

  154. ACT182
    These are the things I’ve bought that I think were quite expensive:
    1. Guitar
    2. Cosmetics
    3. Bag
    4. Iphone
    5. Laptop

    I bought it for myself since I need it and I also want it. For example, I bought guitar because I love to play musical instruments. I buy cosmetics because I feel good in using it. I bought bag, an iphone and laptop since I need it for school purposes and it is convenient for my everyday life. I didn’t regret buying all that stuff since all those things are already part of my life, and I believe that you can have money all the time, but not those stuffs. So if you have an opportunity to buy that for yourself, why not buy?

    2. Since then, I really wanted to buy a DSLR camera. But because of the expensive price, I can’t afford it yet. For me, if I have that one, I could use my passion in photography, and I could use it for business purposes. I really want to capture photos, not just pictures but high-quality pictures.

  155. ACT 185

    I think that everyone of us have something that we really want to buy or want to have but dont have enough money to buy it, so you’ll do whatever it takes to earn that money and spend it. There are things that I bought and Im proud of it and there are some things that im regretting til now. These are the 5 most expensive I bought. 1. MSI GTX1080ti Video Card worth 25,000. 2. Razer Keyboard worth 6000 3. Razer Mouse worth 5000 4. Razer Mousepad 3000 and 5. Intel i7 6th gen worth 20 000. I think that the gaming peripherals are the things that I really need to have my dream PC. I really love building PC and achieve my dream PC. But the thing I regret the most is buying the intel i7 core because little did I know I can buy it at 2nd hand and worth less but I dont really know it. And im really happy on slowly buying these things and it really bring me joy.

    One hobby of mine is filming and photography. The camera that I really want is worth 50 000 with the lenses and if I bought the camera I wont have my dream PC. I think its the thing that would spark joy in my life. Since its my hobby and my passion I really love it and Im a bit sad on not buying it. Because if I have to choose between the PC and Camera. I would still choose PC.

  156. Since I was a kid I always saving money for the things I want. But unfortunately the money I saved is always borrowed by my parents and then it will be forgotten. So, what I did is I just always asking them to buy me a thing that I want. The most expensive thing I ask them to buy for me was my laptop. My laptop cost 64,495 pesos, it was a gaming laptop named Lenovo Legion Y520. I ask them to buy me that thing for many reasons like for my gaming habits, entertainment, and of course for academic purposes so I do not regret anything for buying my laptop. Second is my mountain bike. I asked them to bought me that bike because I like sports and love to explore many places, I went to many places that a car can’t go there like mountains with beautiful scenery. The third thing is my limited edition Jordan 28 that cost 16,000. I really love that kicks because of its comfortability. I don’t have any regrets for asking them to buy it for me even if today it is already damaged or broken because it was worth it. The fourth thing is my watches. I asked them to buy me a Lacoste watch because I love collecting watches because for me my time is very important even though I don’t know how to manage it lol. The last thing is my vape, this thing was not bought by my parents because if they know that I’m vaping I’m sure they will get mad on me, I only spend my own money for the things I used for my bad habit which is vaping, I bought it as my stress reliever even though I do not smoke a cigarette and started vaping just for my stress reliever cause I enjoyed the clouds it produced and also the flavors.

    The thing I really want to buy but I can’t buy is a Road bike. I want to have a road bike because I already have a mountain bike. I will be so happy if I would have it because if I’ll go for a long ride it will be easier and a good exercise too for my body. Biking is also my best stress reliever, now I already stop biking because my parents asked me to stopped and I just bored with my mountain bike, I’m asking my parents to upgrade it or buy a road bike but they don’t want me to ride anymore because they told me that every time I go for a ride they can’t stop thinking of me and they are always worried about me getting accidents they just told me to play basketball or go for a jog if I want to exercise they told me that it is safer than being a cyclist.

  157. Santiago, Kimberly Ann C.
    ACT 182

    Honestly, I am a kind of person who loves going to shopping malls. I always dreamed of having a bunch of things that I see in every stores. However, I am also a person who always checks the prices of every things or products that I will buy. It may sound like a joke, but I love buying things which have the cheapest prices.
    Here are the most expensive things that I bought:
    1. Shoes
    2. Bags
    3. Skin care products
    4. Clothes
    5. Jewelleries

    I am always buying these things because it brings me happiness. It was really a good feeling having new things that you can use in everyday living. Though these are not only for my own good but also for my sisters too. Somehow, it seems like ironic because I regretted buying some of these things specially the shoes that I’ve only used once, the skin care products that I wasted because of just trying if it is effective for me or not, the jewelleries that I bought only because it looks good— and I’ve learned that I should not get things that I do not really need.

    One thing that I really wanted to buy was instax because I love capturing every single moment of my life and it feels good to see that it can be printed immediately once you captured something. By this, it can be easy to look back to those special memories that made me happy.

  158. AREVALO, KEYCIE ANN S.
    ACT-182

    To be honest, I’m the type of person who buy anything when I have money. I get easily attracted in sense that I can’t control myself whenever I know that I have money on my wallet. Everytime I brought new things for myself, the fulfilment is there. The first expensive thing I bought is a novel book. When I was in elementary, I find books so boring especially those thick english books that I see on bookstores. Not until I tried to read this book entitled “All the bright places” by Jennifer Niven. The story of this book changed my perspective. Like a drugs, I got addicted to it. Everytime I go in bookstore first thing that I do is to go and find a book that I will buy without looking the price. I’m also a fan of buying make up products. Just like other girls, I buy make ups even though I have stock in my make up kit. Phone case is also one of the expensive objects that I spend my money. I think I spent around 1000(one hundred thousand) just to make my phone looks cute. Bags, wallets and some accessories is also in the top of list whenever I go shopping. My parents always remind me to keep my money and less the expenses that I do because money is not easy to earn which I’ve realized when I tried to go on a summer job. However, I have no regrets or doubt why I bought the things that I’ve mention. Maybe, I buy this thing because I know it will make me happy or just atleast lessen the stress in my mind.

    One thing that I want to have and will gave me a spark of joy is to have a DSLR camera. Aside from things that I list down, gadgets is also one of my favorites. I always wanted to have DSLR camera because I really love to capture different moments with people who make my life memorable. But because of being expensive, I still can’t afford to have it because there’s a lot of things that is needed to prioritize first especially when it comes to my studies.

  159. As a human being, we all have wants that made us happy even it is beyond logic.
    I admit it, as a woman who has different interest and taste, I already bought things that I know I don’t need but atleast it makes me happy.It gave me unexplainable joy. Some of the things I bought out of logic were Make ups even though I seldom use of those particularly the liquid foundation, eye brows make ups, and etc ( I only use lipstick) , many clothes back then, many design materials especially different kind of papers, different types of journals that I just stock and don’t use and many ball pens, I don’t know why but I really have an addiction in buying so much ball pens back then.I bought all of these because I just got an interest of having those even though i don’t really need it and just thinking how addicted I am of having them plenty were really scary to remember right now. I don’t regret the actions I have made back then because at some point of my life those things brought joy in the young me.

    I guess my regret was not buying my parents and grandparents a gift last Christmas because my money were not enought to gift them all.The gift I wanted to buy for them were clothes. Their happiness will always be my happiness too but sad to say my budget did not cooperate in that time.

    Life is too short for the things not important, we should learn to priotrize and understand that not all the things we want are meant for us. Material things are not the only basis of happiness, most of the time it is the things that can’t be bought by money such as Love, Compassion, Family, Experience, Learnings, Attitude and Respect.

  160. One of the most expensive things that I bought is mascara. I didn’t regret buying it because buying cosmetics makes me happy and I bought it because I can use it when I go to school or somewhere. The next object that I bought is earphones from Lazada. I bought it because my earphones is not working anymore. The sad thing is, it is expensive but I only used it for almost 1 month because it is not working anymore. Next is, sweater from Bershka. I bought it because the color is very cute and nice and I didn’t regret buying it because I am still using it until now. Next is, tripod from Shopee that I only used for almost 2 weeks because the phone holder is already loose. I bought it for taking photos in beach. Lastly, my bag that I am using everyday. I didn’t regret buying it because I am using it everyday in school. The zipper of my previous bag is not okay that’s why I bought a new one.

    GoPro Hero 7 is one of the gadgets that I wasn’t able to buy because it is expensive. I badly want it because it is perfect to use in adventure specially cliff diving that I love the most.

    Ma. Ana Jane Alberto
    ACT182

  161. I don’t consider myself as shopaholic. I do merely acquire things if necessarily needed. Most of them are. I mostly spend my money in buying food. But in terms of materials I owned, as far as I remember there are some things I’ve bought that are little bit pricey. 1. Brush Pens/Calligraphy pens- I bought this from my allowance way back highschool days. We students always has assigned task from our instructors to be creative specially when there is an art involvement such as scrapbook making etc. 2. Specs (Anti-Radiation)- I bought this last month. I found it cool when wearing it but it also have benefit when I am using it especially I always spend my free time using gadgets. 3. USB- Every student badly need this. I found this very useful in saving those school works which is done from the Microsoft Word, Powerpoint etc. 4. Hawk Bag- Eventhough, there are still stocks of bags and still can be use. I tend to bought a new. I’ve used this since when I was in Senior Highschool up to this present. 5. Adidas- I’ve craved for a very long time to own it and now there I have it. I bought it eventhough there are some kept rubber shoes that I often used it. Before purchasing those things. I choose wisely. Having these don’t lead me to regret because I found it very useful in my existence. If something suddenly destroyed there’s is a reserve that will lead me to lessen my expenses.

    The one thing I really want to buy that will give joy to my life is Fujifilm XA3- Mirrorless Camera since I love taking photos and posting it in social media but I wasn’t able to. The cost is too much pricey. My earnings from my allowance is not sufficient to have it. Since, I’m still a student. There are such things must be prioritize in spending money. Maybe I can have it when I have already decent job.

    Javier, Shaivie Rose P.
    ACT184

  162. The five most expensive thing that I bought are:
    1. My vivo phone that I am using now.
    2. Converse bag
    3. Pocket wifi
    4. Accounting books
    5. Sneakers

    I did not regret buying these things because I can use it for a long time. And also it makes me happy.

    I really want to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 because I really love Samsung and I really like the specs but it was so pricey huhu.

  163. To be honest, I never had my own money. My allowances were all came from my parents and my siblings. They just send or give me enough money for me to survive a whole month. I don’t ask money for buying my material desires and wants. Hmm. The only expensive thing I bought from my own money which I got from my 18 Blue Bills on my 18th celebration last year was my phone (iphone 5s). Tho it was supposed to be mine, I did not use all of it, i gave it to my mother and just get enough to buy my iphone 5s. Hmm. I don’t regret buying my phone tho it was a bit expensive. I bought it because I thought of giving myself a gift for all the hardships I survived before. And from the 1st day I got my phone until now, it was very and still useful. Aside from that, I don’t think there’s anything else I bought beyond logic. Oh. Maybe my make up or beauty products. I save up my extra moneys in my coin bank or ‘alkansiya’ at home and use some of the money to buy my clothes, make ups, and other things. Hmm I bought those to satisfy my insecurities at some other girls I see in school or anywhere. Hihii. Sometimes, I do regret buying those things because it was not really necessary. At this moment, there’s this futsal shoes I really really wanna buy ㅠ.ㅠ but not able to because of financial problem. I dreamed of having my own futsal shoes when I was in high school. And I’ll be very happy if I will have my own.^^

    *My family is not Rich, so I learned to only buy things that are needed and set aside those wants or material desires.

  164. ACT184
    Possession and material things are just expansionof ones soul, and can help with growth and happiness. I am a practical person, i usually don’t buy things because i want it or i’ll be happy with it. I am into saving money because someday I want to use it by buying a house and start up a small business. Actually I don’t buy things for myself. And for me the most expensive things I bought is a gift to my ex, it consist of clothes and shoes. I bought it last December for the reason of giving it as our anniversary gift that will be on February. I was to advance to the fact i am so assure of our relationship. And now, somehow i regret buying it because i can no longer give it to that person. But somehow I value it because I know that gift is the thing that will remain to me as sign of my effort to show how much i love that person and do things that is out of my logic by buying it advance.

    Laptop is one in my wishlist that i wanted to buy. I didn’t buy it even if i have a money with me. I know it will bring happiness to me because it is very useful to my studies. But i didn’t buy it because the money that i have can be use to pay my tuition and thats my number one priority. I need to finish my studies and have a stable job first before enjoying some material things or wasting money for something else. I can rent a pc in order to make my homework or I can do it in library where there is a computer and i am freely to use it. Spending money for me is a very critical decision. I think 10 times before giving up my money to something. I always ask my self if this things will be useful or bring convinience to my present situation. I do not belong to a rich or higher class of family and because of that i value everything i have now because i believe that if i become a resposible person, someday i can buy and give anything that i want and my family wants. I can buy the most latest laptop in town if i finish my studies and have a stable job.

  165. First of all, I don’t really buy any expensive things especially if I don’t need it because my parents are the one who would buy me the things that I want or what I really need. I just spend my money for some things that I need, first is skin care products but it cost less than a thousand for each product because I don’t really like spending too much. Second is make ups, I tend to buy make ups when I run out of stock but mostly it will last a month before I buy another. Third is clothes, I really like buying clothes specially when it is affordable. Fourth is my Victoria perfume which I bought it because I have an extra money. Lastly is the LANY ticket, I used my own money to bought that because I think that it is an achievement for me to buy that on my own.
    Since I love taking pictures, I have a desire on having a camera. It is the Nikon Z6 that costs my tuition for my whole college education including my allowance. I always dream on having a dslr camera since I really love taking pictures. I just loving how the camera really capture the scenery that makes me happy in every shot that I take, but since I don’t have a camera, I can’t pursue what I really want which is to become a photographer someday. But maybe when I finish my studies and I get a job I was able to buy my dream camera.

    Being able to buy expensive things you need to have a money, so that we need to strive hard so that it will not just a dream but turn into a reality.

    Colene Tricia Genovia ACT185

  166. There are some things that are expensive and still, i bought it. Not because i need it but just because i want it. The first one is my nike airmax 90. I bought it because that time it is trending, and i also find it beautiful. But yes, i regret buying it now. For a 6,000php shoes, it’s already expensive for me because i did not use it that much. I can count with my 10 fingers the number of times i used it. And now, i can’t use it anymore because it is already broken. The second thing i bought is make up. I bought it because i also want it and somehow it makes me pretty. I did not regret buying it because i can use it and i guess it’s worth it. The third is the trending jacket or windbreaker. I bought it because i find it nice to partner with my clothes and i also did not regret buying it because i can use it and partner it with my clothes any time. Next is my romper that i bought from an online shop. Somehow i regret buying it because i did not even use it, because it’s hard to wear. It is a little bit revealing that’s why i cant wear it anywhere. Last is my pants which i did not regret buying because i am using it most of the time although i realized after buying it that i don’t really like the color of it.

    The thing that i wasn’t able to buy but i guess will bring happiness to me is an iphone that has a higher or bigger memory. Because i guess it will be helpful and it will be an advantage for me. Right now i only have 16gb and it’s hard for a person like me who likes taking photos.

    ACT-184

  167. As I can remember, I also have bought things I wanted but later regret it. Five of these includes: art papers in bookstores which is way cheaper in the sari-sari store along our neighborhood; excessive writing pens in which I came to realize I haven’t used up yet; beauty products in which my mother threw up because she believes it will only ruin my skin; shirts that doesn’t fit me well; and bag that had immediately ripped. Though these things were not that very expensive, I still have that “apologetic” feeling for myself after spending some of my allowance for it. Yes, I regret it now because of the fact that it has never been a big help for me.

    However, I still have something I really want to buy in which, I guess, will really satisfy me. And it is my own hard drive (haha). I am the type of person that really loves watching movies, k-dramas,, and TV series. I want to collect the films I already watched but I later delete them because I don’t have enough space in our pc. Though this is not one of my primary necessities, I presume that this will fulfill my desire as an individual.

    ACT 183

  168. On the time that i got an idea about the things that what i love and admire the most. Honestly speaking, I’m quite a shopaholic person, because whenever I go to the mall or any other department stores, and I see a gadget or clothes or shoes, automatically what goes in my head is I’m gonna buy that thing! That thing is mine, all mine! But Sometimes, I’m really satisfied with my cravings with my material things and it boosts my confidence as a person.The top 5 most expensive things that I bought are basketball shoes, because I’m a athletic person, I definitely love to buy shoes whenever i play basketball, actually I’m a sneakerhead and I collect shoes from the very start. Next is Cellphone, I’m always updated with the new cellphone released by samsunh or iphone and being on the trend is really cool because you are advanced from others and more innovative to them.Next is Laptop, many new specs are always released by Apple, I keep my laptop updated and being on the trend as well.Next is polo or polo shirts, I really love fashion, keeping myself fresh and my outfits are on the trend and this makes my self more contented on the things I buy, and I’m obsessed in styling everything especially me. And lastly is Sports Apparel like compression shorts, sleeves, Pro-Combat, socks and any other apparel. Because I chose quality over quantity whenever I buy things, it should be long lasting and the quality had high standards.
    I really don’regret on what i buy, because all of this are not just things to, they have sentimental value for me and reflects to my personality.

    The object that i did’nt buy or I was’nt able to buy for any reason but I feel that it would’ve sparked my joy into my life is A motor cycle. I would be really happy when I buy that motor cycle, because of financial problems and safety percautions, my cravings are really not satisfied. Because I like to stroll around the place, I’m really into adventures and Going in and out the place and Move outside my limits, just explore the surroundings and enjoy the happy moments.

  169. ACT181

    Tbh, I am easily get attracted in new things but it doesn’t mean that I already want it. I used the over money of my daily allowance and my salary during my working days in McDonald’s. And these are the five expensive things I bought for myself. First, bags specifically my Michaela sling bag, I can’t actually go out without it ’cause I can put there the things that I’ve always bring. Second, clothes, I do really love clothes ’cause I like styling myself. I’ve always bought the one that new trend even though its too expensive. But now, I am not into clothes na I spend my money on foods. Third, shoes. Back then, I’m into rubber shoes because everytime I used it, its comfy to move. Fourth, perfume because as a students, there’s a subject that makes us sweaty – Physical Education. And because of this, I get conscious about my smell. Lastly, comestic products growing conscious about my face was not easy, to the point that I took different products just to make a little bit mprovement for my face. For now, I did not regret that I bought those things.

    The one object that I wasn’t able to buy for now that I know it would’ve sparked my life is the Instax- a polaroid camera, you can easily take a picture then it immediately produce developed pictures. I really love taking pictures especially when I’m with those important people of mine, I want to take a photo in their little moves, their priceless smiles and may more ’cause I consider every pictures as memories. And I believe that we should cherish every moment that happen in our life and so it’ll be remind.

  170. ACT182
    1. the five most expensive things I bought are:
    Oppo Cellphone, Mizuno Shoes, Penshoppe Shirts, Pants and Detailed foundation.
    My dad always tells me to use my money wisely. If you have one, then be satisfied. you don’t have to buy a lot of the same things because it is not practical. I bought those things because for me, I need those things. I need Cellphone for communication, Shoes for playing volleyball, Shirts and Pants for my casual wear. I regret buying detailed foundation because besides from being expensive, it dont fit my color and im not into make ups. i bought that because my sister wants that foundation and it has discount when you buy 2.

    2. The one object I didn’t buy is the mikasa volleyball. It is expensive and I dont have enough money to buy it. It will always brings spark and joy to my life because volleyball for me is a passion not just a sport.

  171. ACT183
    There are things that really caught my eyes when I’m in a mall. I wanted to buy variety of things but I am looking first for prices since we are not fond of impulsive buying. For 19 years, I think the most expensive things that I bought were travelling bag, running shoes or school shoes and sweaters and I bought them because I need them. I didn’t regret buying those things because I can still use it right now. But last year, I am starting to watch movies because I wanted to collect tickets from different movie booths and I watching at least 10 or more movies for almost 2 or 3 months is impulsive. I spent most of my allowance for movies and food.

    Laptop is one of the things that I wanted to buy because it is a necessity for us, students. I am saving money for to buy that. I can also store movies, photos, videos and important files where I can keep for a long time. Those file can be useful in the future and I can recall all of the memories I have through my files.

  172. As a teenager, I don’t get to buy a very expensive stuff unless it is really a necessity or a need. But if I get to like something, I would really do my best to have it. There is only one expensive thing that I bought for myself and the money that I used to buy this thing came from my own hardship. I am a backpack enthusiast, and the first time that I saw this bag, it really caught my attention and I told myself that I would save a lot to be able to buy it. I bought the bag because it really caught my attention, I felt like I have a connection with it. Right now, I did not regret buying it, because it helped me a lot and it is very comfortable for my back whenever I am using it.

    One thing that I wasn’t able to buy even if it would sparked joy in my life is the cellphone that I wanted. I wasn’t able to buy it because I have to choose between something that I can use for everyday or just something that I can use for playing mobile games. But at the end of the day, I still become practical and have chosen the phone which I know can be useful everyday and is cheaper.

    ANGELA MAE POSADAS
    ACT 183

  173. ACT 185

    I don’t really buy things which are very expensive but I think those stuffs that I recently bought was expensive enough because it really reduced my allowance to the point that I became thrifty just to make my remaining money sufficient for the following month. I bought clothes for my two brothers as a birthday gift to them and also for my sister. I bought a bag even if I have two bags already. I also want to treat myself so I went to salon and took hair rebonding I also bought shoes and skin care products. If I would regret one of those expenses, it would be the time when I went to salon because I’ve spent more than 2000 pesos but I am not satisfied with their service.

    I think the one object that I cannot buy is laptop because I have insufficient money for it. Since then, I always want to have my own laptop because it will really help me for my studies and it is also convenient but my parents can’t provide it for me.

  174. ACT 183

    For me sometimes i buy things because i like it but mostly i bought things because i need it like I buy phone Huawei Y6 using my own money from my “negosyo” because i really need it. next is Rubber shoes because if I will go somewhere i always use rubber shoes to feel comfortable. third is bag because I want to buy a bag that i really want because it is my need. fourth is power bank it is for me to use if i drained my phone because i always use it. and lastly earphone I love music so I don’t really care if it is a bit expensive because i always enjoyed listening to songs.

    I think the object that i am not be able to buy it is camera, i really really wanted to have a camera because somehow i love photography i loved taking pictures not myself but to the things i explored and to the place where i go because i will use it to capture my journey and my happenings in life. I wasn’t be able to buy it because it is so much expensive but i really really wanted to have it since elementary.

  175. I am not actually a person who spends too much for my wants. Honestly, I am always triggered to buy my things but I will suddenly feel that it is not worth it; however, I will share these few things that I had bought from my savings, like my Asus Zenfone Go, Parisian shoes, random clothes from physical stores, bag, and stationery set. These objects were not that expensive, but I think these are the top most expensive things that I had bought for myself.

    Back when I was in high school, I wanted to buy a new cellphone since it was also necessary for school tasks like searching and saving documents so I bought one from my money but I chose the cheaper one since I cannot afford iPhones, etc. I am also addicted to shoes especially those that fit my passion which is dancing and also random styles of clothes and bags from physical stores but honestly, the price of each thing won’t exceed on thousands. There are also times that I can’t help but enter the National bookstore whenever I go to the mall which pushes me to buy a stationary set even though I won’t write anything on it. Although I sometimes felt sad because I’m spending my money on things like these, I don’t feel any regrets from it because I think I deserve to treat myself with small things.

    There are actually times that I can’t buy what I want because I don’t have enough budget for it and that certain thing is a smartphone with good features and quality. I think that it could give me joy if I bought a smartphone since having a gadget nowadays is very convenient but I have realized that I should be contented on what I have right now because I don’t have any job to afford it.

  176. Ignacio, Kyla Faye L.
    ACT182

    I. As I get older I am not into buying things that I see in malls, but I still have some things that I buy that attracted me most. Here are some 5 examples of what I have bough; Nike AIR270 Shoes, Liptint, Wallet, Perfume, and Cellphone Accessories. I bought these things to make gain more confidennce. I don’t regret buying these things because I really want those that I have I value them a lot. These things brought happiness to me because I bought it with my own money. I don’t regret buying those because these things can be use for a long span of time.
    II. In reality I don’t know what I want to buy that will really sparked joy in my life. Because for me every valuable thing I buy it might be small or big it will always sparked joy within my life. I am not really into buying things. But if I will have one thing that I would like to buy now is a DSLR. I am not into taking photos of mine but I would love to take photos of my loved ones and the nature. I love to take a picture of every moment that is coming to our lives.

  177. PATRICIA ESTACIO ACT183

    As a student and an impulsive buyer, I had to save money for a long time just to buy all the things I want. The most expensive things I bought from my own savings are my shoes and my branded clothes. It is such my guilty pleasure to shop clothes that I think that I will wear it for some time but ended up not wearing it. Buying branded clothes made me so happy like really happy, I cannot attain coming inside the store without splurging something, maybe this is my problem. (Hahahaha) my friends tend to stop me seeing stores like H&M, F21 and others. I regret it now because I recently learned that there were available pretty clothes too with cheaper price and same quality, it was like half of the price. Now, I’m practicing becoming a minimalist and to pick only essential things. Hopefully! (Hahaha) As of now I think there is nothing I regret not buying it.

  178. Palermo, Ma. Bernadette M.
    ACT 185

    The five most expensive things I bought that goes beyond the logic are the following:

    1. Oppo & Samsung J7
    2. Jordan 13 Shoes
    3. Make ups
    4. Art materials
    5. Bags

    Some people spend their money buying luxury stuffs; prioritizing their wants over their needs. To be honest, I am a kind of person who saves money alot. Maybe some of my friends keep on telling me that I am stingy because I don’t spend my money on any useless things. But, I use my savings to buy the things that I really wanted. The first most expensive thing that I bought was an Oppo phone (I can’t recall what exactly its model). However, it only lasts for atleast 2 months because someone stole my phone during our Valentine’s Party. And so, I saved money again for another phone then I bought Samsung J7 on my own. I bought another phone because cellphones are very important in communication as well as on the school things. The second most expensive thing that I bought was Jordan 13. I am a kicks lover. I love shoes. It is what I really wanted for 2 years. Since it was so expensive for just a pair of shoes, I always look on the internet and how does it looks like when worn. I saved and bought it using my own money. Buying and wearing this pair of shoes makes me feel cool everytime. The third most expensive were makeups. Since wearing makeups is a part of woman’s everyday life. Whenever I am going to mall, I always go on the makeups stalls and try their products. I am always telling to myself that I will just look and try but in the end, I tend to buy it. Because for me, wearing makeups help to boost someone’s confidence just like what I feel. The fourth most expensive thing that I’ve got were art materials. These are quite expensive. Buying art materials even though I am a frustrated artist is one of the best feeling ever. I started hoarding calligraphy pens and markers since I was in SHS. Whenever there would be a free time, I sit down on the desk in the corner of my room and starts playing with colors. Calligraphy art materials are my addiction. It makes me very happy. The last most expensive thing that I bought were bags. Especially if there will be a huge sale on SM malls. Because for me, having bags on every occassions is really important for a woman like me. Maybe at first, I regret on being an impulsive buyer right after I bought all those stuffs but as the day goes by, I have realized that these things make me beyond happy.

    The one object I wasn’t able to buy but I feel that it would’ve sparked joy into my life is the Iphone 8+. Since Apple phones are quite expensive, I still don’t have enough money to cover this huge amount. Whenever there will be a thing that I really wanted, I save alot until I meet the enough funds to buy it. Because honestly, I am not a kind of daughter who please my parents to buy such expensive things. If ever I will do, that would be a conscience to me.

  179. ACT181

    1. I wasn’t a shop-all-you-want or buy-all-you-want person. If I’ll buy for my wants, I’ll get it often times whenever I feel like buying it. Before buying these things, I reflect upon myself if it’ll be useful for me or was it just because most people have it. Those things are specifically expensive like branded shoes, mobile phones, gold chains, motorcycle & branded clothes. These things brings happiness to me and I also admit that I’m luxurious at times that’s why I tend to buy expensive goods. I don’t regret purchasing them because I buy them with a purpose. It is useful and beneficial for me and I am happy about it.

    2. There’s one thing that I wanted to have but I don’t have enough money to buy for it. It is the nmax or aerox motorcycle. It is really expensive and beyond logic to buy it. I can’t afford to buy it now and I don’t really need it today because I have my own motor that I usually use which also brings happiness to me. Thinking that these things have the same purpose and function to me, so why not settle for an affordable one while saving money so I can get what I want at the right time?

  180. AILENE L. FIEL
    ACT 183

    An eyeglasses frame worth 1200 and a branded cloth for my mom worth 1000 are the recent expensive things that I bought. I cannot remember the other things if I’m the one who pay for it, or my parents. However, most of the time my parents are the one who buy things or my “wants” but they didn’t spoiled me ’cause they taught me how to be contented with what I have and what I receive. I didn’t regret that I bought those things because I know that I can use the eyeglasses frame and I know that I made my mom happy.

    There were no objects I didn’t/wasn’t buy that I feel it would’ve spark joy into my life if I did because in the first place, I don’t want to spend my money for the things that I cannot use. Instead of buying my “wants”, I just put my money on my savings account.

  181. Since I am still not capable of buying my own things, my parents are the ones who actually provide my needs and wants and even if I have money, I’d rather spend it on foods or save it for travel than buy material things. Growing up, I learned to be contented on what I have and I do not give so much value on material things. So in short, I am not a materialistic person. If I would be given a big amount of money, I would spend it on things like a concert ticket, go to different places or treat my family and friends. Moving on, I think the most expensive things that I have are: my guitar, my father bought me this instrument as a gift for my sixteenth birthday because he thought I would like to play it and he was right. I did not regret having this thing because it still gives me joy whenever I use it but sadly, I do not have extra time to play it more often and to learn more about it. The next thing is my series of Percy Jackson books. I just started to like reading books of this genre when I was in 3rd-year high school. I did not regret buying these books because I still enjoy reading them even a hundred times. The story is very interesting and entertaining for me. The third thing is my watch. My father bought me this when I told him I wanted a watch. I value it a lot because it was given by my father. I did not regret having this because it is very useful especially during my exams. The fourth thing is my rubber shoes, my father is the one who always buys my shoes and I am thankful he knows my taste when it comes to shoes. I did not regret having those because they are useful to me up until now. The last thing is my laptop. It is one of the essential things that a student must have in doing school works because it is very helpful.

    The one object that I wasn’t able to buy but I feel that it would’ve sparked joy into my life is my own camera. A camera because I think one of the things I love doing is capturing every moment that happens in my life with the people I value the most. Also, I love doing it because a picture keeps a memory. I want to take pictures of not only the people but also the beautiful sceneries because it is so relaxing to see such things.

    ACT183

  182. CARMELLA JANE O. CALIGAN
    ACT 183

    There are certain things that we can’t get to hold ourselves in buying materials that capture are attention. Sometimes it hypnotize us to never leave our sight on it and eventually we hust realize on why we bought it when we already pay in the counter. It’s because on that great feelinh of satisfaction. We normally go beyond what was need to satisfiy us. In my entire life not having that enough money for other things or what they called luxury,I’d have a chance to buy things prior to what I want because of my savings. In my high school, I got to bought a seiko bracelet wristwatch that cost 2500 though I have already I can’t stop myself to buy it because of the box and the small pillow hold the watch capture my interest that I’m hallucinating to think that speak and says ‘buy me’. The other thing that I bought withiut thinking any sense is a World of Balance shoes even its not necessary at all, it’s sale that time that I only bought it for 1500 of I’m not mistaken. Truthfully, I can’t list five materials that I bought. That’s the only thing I spend money from my own but just waste it for being impulsive. While making this, I just realize that even I can get a chance to buy all the things I want in my mind I don’t think that I will buy it because I know what my priorities are. Also, seeing a lot of person tbuying things that most of what was beyond the need, I don’t think I regret buying those two though it’s not always useful but come to think of it, I’m still lucky that I didn’t waste much money to an irrational things.
    Reminiscing myself in Senior High, there is one thing I really want to buy and I know it can give a spark of hapinees not just in a short period of time but in a lifetime, it’s a set of wattpad books consisting more than 20 of almost my favorite wattpad author with a pen name like beeyotch, Cecelib and Jonaxx. It was the time that I was so engrossed on reading. I didn’t able to buy ut for myself because I can’t take a risk to spend for only the spent of my luxury that time even I have the money, I can’t take to think what I needed the most that time, its a time of havibg field trip so to be able to spend it wisely I just postpone buying it. Come to my senses that I don’t have to be disappointed because in the near future I have the rights to buy what I want accordingly even without a benefit out of it just a hapiness I can get.

  183. I am not a type of person who spends a lot for things I don’t need but there are times when I reward myself things that I really want. Some of it are an original vans shoes which I bought as a birthday gift for myself. A watch which I bought because I liked the design. Volleyball shoes which I needed back when I was training. Skin care products because I want to achieve clear skin. And a phone which I bought way back in Junior High School because touch screen phones was starting to be a trend. I bought those and honestly I don’t regret buying them because I benefited from it by using those things. If I were to buy a certain product that I really want that would be a MacBook Air because I became an apple fanatic but their products are very expensive. And I want a new laptop which is lightweight. Because the laptop I am using now is a bit heavy to carry around.

  184. I’m David San Jose from ACT185, I’m a little bit kind of materialistic person. Last January I have twenty thousand savings in my bank account, but as a gift to my self because last December is my birthday and I want to buy the things that I want as a gift to my self. First week of January I went to S.M And I bought new shoes, watch, dress, bag and new cap. I bought new shoes because I want to used it in my entire college days and I bought new watch because I liked watches and I bought new dress because I want to have different kind of dress and I bought bag and cap beacause I want to try new style of bag and cap.

    There’s a thing that I really want to buy, but I don’t have enough money to buy it. This thing is a play station because I love playing games such as Nba, Gta, Taken and etc.. I believe that I can buy it soon when I have a job or I have enough savings to buy it.

  185. I’m not actually the type of person who buy things I don’t really need. It’s actually weird that I don’t spend my money when I have it. But when I don’t, there’s a lot of things I wanna buy. So I ended up saving my money which is good. I rarely spend my money because I think before I buy and I don’t want to regret buying such things that I will not use eventually. Some things I’ve never regret buying is my iPhone 6s which is the most expensive thing I’ve bought so far. I also have some clothes from h&m and shoes from vans and world balance. Although it cost me a lot of money, I’ve never regret buying them because it satisfies my needs. I also consider brands so that I can use them for a long period of time. While the things I wanna have someday that I can’t afford as of now is a house and a car. Lastly, I’m proud to say that I have no regrets when it comes to shopping because I can manage my money well.

    ACT182

  186. Sometimes we just feel the urged to do things beyond our limit. As of now the things that I bought like bags, shoes, clothes, accessories and gadgets are I think the things that is expensive. I know that for every wants that we acquired brings us joy and satisfaction, but ofcourse there is a certain part of me that the regret arise after I bought the things that I stated above. Because first of all I am still a student who relies on the financial support of my parents, so I should be careful onto spending the money they had given.

    I always had an eye for cars, I know it may sounds too much but I can say that I’m a car fanatic. Ofcourse I wasn’t able to buy any of it yet, since my allowance is not enough to cover such downpayments. hahah. I know that even tho I fantasize on the things that I should have, I still be grateful on the things that I already have.

  187. We cannot deny how satisfying it is when we bought something that we want even though it is costly and came from our own savings. The way it feels is something different, I never thought that i would spend my whole savings just to buy the things I want just in a few seconds. The five expensive materials i bought using my own money are 1. Adidas NMD pharell williams sneakers 2. Nike Janoski shoes 3. Cogs(Bike part upgrade) 4. Mountain bike 5. Cleats shoes and pedal for my bike. The reason behind why I bought those material things is because it is involved with my hobbies and interests and i do not have any regrets now because buying things I want serves as my stress reliever and I care too much with the material thing I love and until now they are all in good condition and I’m still using them so I can say that there’s nothing to regret because they are all worth it to be bought.

    The material or object I think that I wasn’t able to buy that may/would have bring sparked joy in my life is a necklace if ever for my mom or a smartphone for my father. One of the reason may be is, it is too expensive and I don’t have enough savings, however even if that thing is not for myself, still that might brought more than a joy for myself because seeing your parents happy with the things you bought for them is priceless and cannot be bought by money and it brings more than a feeling of satisfaction and joy.

  188. ACT 181
    Buying things for yourself doesn’t mean you are not capable on saving money or your living because of it. You do it because we’re sometimes caught by its physical attributes or its just we think that we want to buy it. So I’ll share my experiences on it. The five most expensive things or objects that I bought beyond logic were first was my clothes I bought clothes because of its design that’s all and actually don’t wear it. Second were shoes, I bought it because I felt like I need to buy. Third was cosmetics, I bought because I just loved them. Fourth was bags, I felt beautiful when I have a different fashions bags. And lastly, I bought foods any kind of foods, I can’t stop myself from buying it. I just love to eat. I don’t regret buying all of this things because it makes me happy even if its temporary, and I feel independent because I can buy things that I want.

    The object or thing that I want to buy is laptop, I want it so bad because I know that it will be a big help for my study. Like right now as a college student it is need because our school is based on technology, example of it was the online enrollment, online exams and etc.,, its just hard to always rent on a computer cafe. And I will surely be happy if I’ll buy it because I know to myself that I really wanted it.

  189. The five most expensive things I bought that goes beyond the logic are the following:

    1. Oppo & Samsung J7
    2. Jordan 13 Shoes
    3. Make ups
    4. Art materials
    5. Bags

    Some people spend their money buying luxury stuffs; prioritizing their wants over their needs. To be honest, I am a kind of person who saves money alot. Maybe some of my friends keep on telling me that I am stingy because I don’t spend my money on any useless things. But, I use my savings to buy the things that I really wanted. The first most expensive thing that I bought was an Oppo phone (I can’t recall what exactly its model). However, it only lasts for atleast 2 months because someone stole my phone during our Valentine’s Party. And so, I saved money again for another phone then I bought Samsung J7 on my own. I bought another phone because cellphones are very important in communication as well as on the school things. The second most expensive thing that I bought was Jordan 13. I am a kicks lover. I love shoes. It is what I really wanted for 2 years. Since it was so expensive for just a pair of shoes, I always look on the internet and how does it looks like when worn. I saved and bought it using my own money. Buying and wearing this pair of shoes makes me feel cool everytime. The third most expensive were makeups. Well makeups are part of woman’s everyday life. Whenever I am going to mall, I always go on the makeups stalls and try their products. I am always telling to myself that I will just look and try but in the end, I tend to buy it. Because for me, wearing makeups help to boost someone’s confidence just like what I feel. The fourth most expensive thing that I’ve got were art materials. These are quite expensive. Buying art materials even though I am a frustrated artist is one of the best feeling ever. I started hoarding calligraphy pens and markers since I was in SHS. Whenever there would be a free time, I sit down on the desk in the corner of my room and starts playing with colors. Calligraphy art materials are my addiction. It makes me very happy. The last most expensive thing that I bought were bags. Especially if there will be a huge sale on SM malls. Because for me, having bags on every occassions is really important for a woman like me. Maybe at first, I regret on being an impulsive buyer right after I bought all those things but as the day goes by, I have realized that these things make me happy.

    The one object I wasn’t able to buy but I feel that it would’ve sparked joy into my life is the Iphone 8+. Since Apple phones are quite expensive, I still don’t have enough money to cover this huge amount. Whenever there will be a thing that I really wanted, I save alot until I meet the enough funds to buy it. Because honestly, I am not a kind of daughter who please my parents to buy such expensive things. If ever I will do, that would be a conscience to me.

  190. Palermo, Ma. Bernadettr M.
    ACT 185

    Some people spend their money buying luxury stuffs; prioritizing their wants over their needs. To be honest, I am a kind of person who saves money alot. Maybe some of my friends keep on telling me that I am stingy because I don’t spend my money on any useless things. But, I use my savings to buy the things that I really wanted. The first most expensive thing that I bought was an Oppo phone (I can’t recall what exactly its model). However, it only lasts for atleast 2 months because someone stole my phone during our Valentine’s Party. And so, I saved money again for another phone then I bought Samsung J7 on my own. I bought another phone because cellphones are very important in communication as well as on the school things. The second most expensive thing that I bought was Jordan 13. I am a kicks lover. I love shoes. It is what I really wanted for 2 years. Since it was so expensive for just a pair of shoes, I always look on the internet and how does it looks like when worn. I saved and bought it using my own money. Buying and wearing this pair of shoes makes me feel cool everytime. The third most expensive were makeups. Well makeups are part of woman’s everyday life. Whenever I am going to mall, I always go on the makeups stalls and try their products. I am always telling to myself that I will just look and try but in the end, I tend to buy it. Because for me, wearing makeups help to boost someone’s confidence just like what I feel. The fourth most expensive thing that I’ve got were art materials. These are quite expensive. Buying art materials even though I am a frustrated artist is one of the best feeling ever. I started hoarding calligraphy pens and markers since I was in SHS. Whenever there would be a free time, I sit down on the desk in the corner of my room and starts playing with colors. Calligraphy art materials are my addiction. It makes me very happy. The last most expensive thing that I bought were bags. Especially if there will be a huge sale on SM malls. Because for me, having bags on every occassions is really important for a woman like me. Maybe at first, I regret on being an impulsive buyer right after I bought all those things but as the day goes by, I have realized that these things make me happy.

    The one object that would’ve sparked joy into my life is the Iphone 8+. Since Apple phones are quite expensive, I still don’t have enough money to cover this huge amount. Whenever there will be a thing that I really wanted, I save alot until I meet the enough funds to buy it. Because honestly, I am not a kind of daughter who please my parents to buy such expensive things. If ever I will do, that would be a conscience to me.

  191. Shopaholics are people who really love shopping with uncontrollable condition, they are also a shopping addict. Shopping is a fun thing for most people because shopping could become the way to escape from the boredom of their routine. But, if shopping has made people addicted, be careful, it means that they have became shopaholics or shopping addict.

    I. There are a lot of things that I bought in different reasons but some of it are things that it think goes beyond logic due to the reason that I do not need it seriously. for example I bought bunch of make-ups but then I realize that most of it are not being used. The other thing that I bought that goes beyond logic is a little heart shaped pan for pancakes. I’m not really into cooking but I don’t know why I bought it, just because of the cuteness of the pan I think. But I don’t have regrets buying them as long as it came from my own money and it makes me happy.
    II. And there’s one thing that I really wanted to buy right now, a new phone. Because I recently just lost my phone and I will be very happy if I will get a chance to buy one. 🙁

  192. I can’t tell that i bought things beyond logic maybe because most of them we’re things that really necessary for me. Yes I shop things, it wasn’t that much expensive and goes beyond. Since, my parents kept on advising me on buying things that I should put up first my needs. Also, I spend much of my money on food and on my trips like when I’m hanging out with my friends instead of buying material things that I don’t necessarily need.

    There’s one thing that I really wanted to buy for myself and that’s a camera (either DSLR or Instax), I may not good in photography but I’m willing to learn more. Every time I went to malls, I kept on checking those things because I was to shy to tell my parents to buy me those things. Since it was costly and I may not used it everyday because of my course and I’ve got phone to capture things. But then, there’s always part of me that having this thing would make my everyday life extra special that would capture every moment in my life.

  193. Whenever I have money, either my parents gave it or I saved it, I go to mall because I love to go shopping. Every week I go to mall to buy some stuff for my self, parents, brothers and for my nieces.These are the most expensive things that I bought with the money I have:
    1. A new samsung phone.
    2. A new pair of shoes.
    3. New clothes.
    4. Some make up & skin care.
    5. Perfume or clothes for my parents and two brothers.
    6. Clothes & toys for my nieces.
    There are things that I bougjt are not for myself but ofcourse for the people I love. I want them to be happy because they are my happiness. I’m not that kind of person that only thinks for herself. I always think for others, specially when I buy something, I don’t like that I don’t buy some stuffs for them. I don’t like to be a selfish person.

  194. Palermo, Ma. Bernadette M.
    Act 185

    Some people spend their money buying luxury stuffs; prioritizing their wants over their needs. To be honest, I am a kind of person who saves money alot. Maybe some of my friends keep on telling me that I am stingy because I don’t spend my money on any useless things. But, I use my savings to buy the things that I really wanted. The first most expensive thing that I bought was an Oppo phone (I can’t recall what exact model it is). However, it only lasts for atleast 2 months because someone stole my phone during our Valentine’s Party. And so, I saved money again for another phone then I bought Samsung J7 on my own. I bought another phone because cellphones are very important in communication as well as on the school things. The second most expensive thing that I bought was Jordan 13. Since it was so expensive for just a pair of shoes, I saved and bought it using my own money. Buying and wearing this pair of shoes makes me feel cool everytime. The third most expensive were makeups. Well makeups are part of woman’s everyday life. Because for me, wearing makeups help to boost someone’s confidence just like what I feel. The fourth most expensive thing that I’ve got were art materials. Buying art materials even though I am a frustrated artist is one of the best feeling ever. I started hoarding calligraphy pens and markers since I was in SHS. Calligraphy art materials are my addiction. It makes me very happy. The last most expensive thing that I bought were bags. Because for me, having bags on every occassions is really important for a woman like me. Maybe at first, I regret on being an impulsive buyer right after I bought all those things but as the day goes by, I have realized that these things make me happy.

    The one object that would’ve sparked joy into my life is the Iphone 8+. Since Apple phones are quite expensive, I still don’t have enough money to cover this huge amount. Whenever there will be a thing that I really wanted, I save alot until I meet the enough funds to buy it. Because honestly, I am not a kind of daughter who please my parents to buy such expensive things. If ever I will do, that would be a conscience to me.

  195. I can still remember years ago, my grandma used to provide me money whenever I dont ask for it just for me to buy the things I want to have but I end up spending it for nothing. I have this attitude of everytime I look at my wallet and see there is still money I spend and spend and spend until I regret spending it for nothing.

    I came to this point of life when I use to plan for things but I end up not buying it because I thought I would just waste my money but at the end of the day, I dont save it all, I just spend it without a purpose.

    In today’s generation, technology is the most easiest way to connect with people and I remember buying a phone twice a year because one would just last for a span of 6months and probably its the longest one. I would also into buying clothes not that expensive but I would buy atleast 3-5 clothes every botique shop that I would pass by because im into fashion. Another thing is buying shoes, the most expensive I would bought would cost more than 4000 and that moment I bought it, it was a sale at that cost. Another one is a gift for my grandma’s 90th birthday, it was a perfume and last I remember it was ranging for 1500php – 2000php. And last was the recent one I bought, trousers of 2 pieces and its just below 1000.

    If there is one thing I would regret not buying it even if it will cost spark joy to my life is the Fuji Film XA3 camera because i’m into photography and I would die not taking photos wherever I will go. Though I know that it would spark joy into my life, the reason behind those is mainly I wouldnt able to buy it because college is not just about going through it, its about investing time, knowledge and ofcourse money. Ofcourse I would prioritize what I really need rather than my leisure and endless wants of life.

    My mindset would just be as long as I know I can get everything I want in the near future where I know the money im spending comes from my own sweat and hardwork, and that I would I love spending it for the things I want to have as a reward for all the hard work I will go through.

  196. ACT181
    As I’ve read this article I can’t help but to recall how materialistic person I am. It made me laugh and think of the things I bought before that cost so much for me. There are times that I don’t think twice in buying stuff, I tend to buy things that capture my attention in that very moment but don’t necessarily need it. Maybe because it brings joy for me and I am very fascinated to it. First on the list are the beauty products that I am so fond of, the contact lense, the clothes, the shoes, and bags. I don’t really regret buying those stuff because I know that I can use it and might need it, but after some time I’ll reflect and realize how cozy I am and later on rant how broke I am. It’s just funny to think how overwhelmed I am while picking what to buy for but later while it will cross my mind that I shouldn’t be spending much. That I am still a student, don’t have a job yet to sustain every whim I thought for myself.

    I think the thing that would make me happy that I can’t have yet is a vanity mirror with full of beauty aesthetics. It make my heart leaps whenever I get engage in making myself look better, who else would care when you yourself can’t even make time to get you pampered. It’s a girly thing that I’m sure every women loves to do, putting a little color to your face, making it bright and get to feel fresh even after a hectic schedule.

  197. It’s weird that I’m a material self but I’m not actually the one who bought things to myself. Sometimes I invest money for my wants but most of the time my “Ninong” and my “Ninang” are my savior. These are the top 5 expensive things that “They” bought for me: 1. Cellphone costing P8,000 i think 2. Shoes costing P5,000 3. Shoes again but this time I invest for myself, costing 2,000 4. Clothing, this is my own money again, costing 1,000 5. Pants costing 1,000. All of these things I never regret it for until now not because most of my things are not my own money but because I know it will help and bring joy to me always.

    However, there’s one thing that I really wanted to buy for my own investment, it is Book costing P1,500. For now, I don’t have enough money to buy it but I’m working on it. I believe even I’m a student, I have the ability to produce wealth, not now but soon.

  198. bryan jade bautista ACT 182 These are the most expensive things that I bought with the money that I saved everyday from my allowance
    -balenciaga bag
    -fendi wallet
    -gucci bucket hat
    -vouge shirt
    -concert ticket
    Honestly I really buying things for my own, because i know this is my way of reducing my anxiety for me to fulfill one of My happiness and I think buying these items that I really like taught me how to save pr earn money just to buy another things or food that i wanted to have,to be honest we can all use this strategies just to motivate us to save our excess allowance to buy the things that we want,and I don’t se anything wrong with that. Before I end this short comment i just want to leave a meaningful quotation “don’t let money/ things run your life let money/things help you run your life better ”
    …I planned to buy a new smart flatscreen TV for my room 🙂

    Note : work for it more than you talk about it *money*

  199. Five Most Expensive Things
    -iPhone cellphone
    -Acoustic Guitar
    -Keyboard
    -Guitar
    -Violin
    On the list above, most of the majority was instruments. I buy them all because I am really into music, I feel like obsessed to learn all of the types of instruments even though I am not really good on it I still want to learn how to play an instrument. Sometimes I regret why I bought it because most of the time I don’t usually use it from my everyday life and I’m busy with my school stuffs.

    I just want to buy a complete drum set but it is too expensive I can’t afford it, I don’t have work and I’m still busy with my college life. I just wanna learn how to play a drums because if I’m able to play that I would create a band and I will play it for God.

  200. DUEÑAS, ERICKA
    ACT 182

    As a teenager, we usually appreciate what is well-made, beautiful, classy and nice. To tell you honestly, there are some instances that I buy things beyond my limits and control. The five expensive things that I bought is a pair of Hush Puppies shoes, a class A Gucci bag worth 1,800 php, a Tribal pants for my mom, H & M hoodie and Estēe Lauder Advance Night Repair Serum. I really like buying things for my own just to reward myself. I don’t know but this is my way to reduce my stress in all the shits of my life. By the way, I also tend to buy some stuffs for family because this is the only way that I know to make them feel my love and thankfulness for them. Furthermore, I don’t regret buying those things because I still feel until now the satisfaction and happiness that I got when I bought those stuffs.

    Since photography is one of my fashions, I used to want a DSLR Camera so bad.
    But sadly, I wasn’t able to buy it because it is too much expensive and we don’t have enough money to allocate in it. However, I’m still saving money for this. I believe that someday, I could buy that thing already and it will really make my heart spark into joy.

  201. I bought a lot of things for myself that by the time I have it, I feel like I don’t want it anymore like E-point card for online games like Ran online, I also bought a membership card just to play and rent a PC, but sometimes, I buy things I like and never regretted it like basketball shoes from nike, pants and tshirts, etc. I bought these things because this made me happy. Like when I’m playing online games or using my new basketball shoes for my trainings or walking out with friends using my new clothes that I bought. Some of these things are wasted and I regretted buying it but in the end, that thing still made me happy for a while.

    I’m not really into buying expensive things or materials because if I can’t afford it, I won’t buy it. My parents always teach me to work hard for things first so I can buy it on my own. But there is one thing that would spark a joy into my life, If I can buy a lot of sneakers and basketball shoes, that would be fantastic.

  202. I am not a materialistic person, I used to spend my own money on foods and other necessities. I am not like the others that saves their baon to buy the things they love. These 5 most expensive things I bought using my own money are:
    ? Hawk bag 1300 (on sale), at first I regret buying this bag because I think it was too expensive and I can just buy other brands that are cheaper but the fact that I still use it today relieve the guilt.
    ?Parisian heels -799
    ?Make up costing 500
    ?Make up brushes 150
    ?Accounting books – 350.
    These 4 doesn’t give me any hint of guilt that I bought them because I love them and I think I will start to save to buy more of these precious. Well these things I have are not really expensive compared to others because my really most expensive things are given by my parents and brother.

    There is a Nike shoes that I really want in the store costs 5,000. I wanted to buy those pair but I don’t have money because I don’t save. My kuya offered to buy those for me but I refused because I think that it is not necessary and my heart will be filled with guilt because upon looking at my midterm grades (hmm it doesn’t look that I deserve a reward). But I knew in my heart that those pair will make my heart filled with joy so I’ll work hard or maybe save for those pair of shoes. ?

    Naron, Grei-Anne
    ACT-184

  203. 1. All albums of One Direction- I bought them when I was 14 years old, and as time goes by, everytime One Direction releases a brand new album, I would buy the physical copy. I think I bought those album just so I can have my collection. Although it could be downloaded online. Each album costs 500 pesos.

    2. Clothes- very unplanned. Whenever I see clothes in the department stores of SM malls such as SMYTH. I would buy them. For example my red winbreaker which costs 1,000 pesos and jeans that costs 700 pesos. I don’t feel like I need it but if I think it’s cute then I’d buy it.

    3. Concert tickets- I bought concert tickets for The Vamps (two times) and for Charlie Puth. Each ticket costs 2,000 pesos. I felt like I just had to watch them live, for my own satisfaction because they are one of my inspirations in music making. I don’t regret buying those tickets because it was worth it, anyway.

    4. Food- may it be milktea, burger, pizza, chicken or anything that is FOOD. Sometimes it becomes very uncontrollable that whenever I feel bored I order food or buy outside just to eat while killing time. I don’t regret it much because, it’s food anyway and it satisfied me.

    5. Bass Amplifier- for our band. Although it was a ‘chip-in’ process of payment together with my bandmates. Still, I gave 800 for an amplifier. I don’t regret it because we use that thing during our gigs and we kinda really need that. No regrets.

    I think, that one thing that I regret not buying was that one sweater at Forever21. It was a bit unreasonable because it was just a piece of clothing but, I could’ve just bought it because it looked very nice plus it was on sale. Too bad I didn’t buy it and told myself that “there will be better purchases next time” and now I regret it, but not too much. Afterall, atleast I know to myself that I still know how to control myself with spending money on something that I might not really need.

    ACT 181

  204. I do love buying things especially clothes because it satisfies me and I felt happy every time I have these. Since I am still a student my money is limited but there are some things that I really save money for that certain things who are kinda expensive for me. First, the shoes, I bought a pair of shoes which cost 3000+ I bought it coz it’s sale but I didn’t regret buying this because I could use it in school or any places wherever I go. Second, my watch which is cost 2000 I bought this as graduation gift for myself and also because it’s trend and it matches on my OOTDs. I didn’t regret buying this because I could use it for years. Third, makeups which is cost 1500+ I am a makeup enthusiast. I regret some of these especially the lipsticks because I didn’t normally use it. Fourth, perfume which is cost 400. I didn’t regret buying it because I am using it always and it lasts for months. Last, my bag. I didn’t regret it because I can use it in school or any places. I didn’t regret some things that I’ve mentioned above because I bought expensive things that I think will last.

    There are some things that I really want to buy but it’s very expensive and I do reflect if I could use it for long or It just excites me. The one object that would have sparked my joy but could not afford it is the ticket going to Europe. Ever since I dream to go to Europe because it has a lot of tourist destinations and I dream to go to museums there to see exhibits made by the well-known artists. Since it is very expensive, I would have to study well to get stable job so I can buy this in future.

  205. Id rather choose to save my money than to spend it to something that only have a short term benefit to me, except for food and these things that I spent a lot: A BTS (Kpop Boy group) Concert ticket 5000, Lee Jong Suk Fanmeet ticket 3000, A bag 1500, A new phone 13000, and a shoe 1000. I buy those things because I want to, although bag and the shoes are something I need in school, but it is still a thing that we can live without. My phone and the tickets are the things that I think for a long time and it’s hard because they are so expensive. But then the phone can be used also for a long time while the tickets, it is just not a ticket for me, but a souvenir that I’ve already saw the idols or artists who I idolized and, I don’t regret that I buy those things.
    I really want to buy a BTS Army Bomb, it is a light stick to use in the concert. And it is every Army (name of the fandom of BTS) dreaming of and I can’t but for some reason.

    Luces. ACT183

  206. RUSSELL B. DE GUZMAN
    ACT181

    When I was little I don’t usually buy expensive materials for I was thought by my parents to be contented for what I have. Unfortunately, as years pass by and as technology arises I became materialistic because I am fond of buying these.

    These are the five expensive materials I bought. Others have purpose and are only for self pleasure.

    1. Netbook which costs 15,000 pesos for I really needed it for my studies especially during my senior high days.
    2. Shoes. Every I always buy 4-5 shoes which I don’t know how much it costs. A pair of shoes makes my self happier.
    3. Clothes. I love buying clothes even though I don’t use. Hoarding ba!
    4. Milktea. AHHAHAHA Not totally expensive but whenever I would want to drink, I will buy one even though its out of my budget.

    5. Phone Case. Not literally that expensive but whenever I see new case design of my phone, I buy one.

    But as I grow older I realized the value of money and its worth. Not everything is worth to buy and not everything should give to yourself especially if you do not have the means to buy them.

  207. These are the things I bought beyond logic, Bag, Shoes, Cosmetic Products, Clothes and Perfume. I am not regreting for buying that kind of things because I know that I can use it in my personal and daily life.
    Personally I am not that materialistic person if I want something and I know that it is not important I didn’t buy it because I know time will come for me to buy everything I want. The thing that I wasn’t able to buy is the “michael kors” brand of bags.

  208. I can say that I am not as materialistic as others because I can control myself from buying unnecessary things but sometimes, I can’t help myself but be hook with the simple things because it gives me happiness and at the same time a fulfillment.

    Five expensive things that I buy that came from my own money are:

    1. Cellphone nowadays is very important because it serve as a medium of communication and help me for a lot of things.
    2. Shoes especially with high heels gives me courage and whenever I wear one, I feel like I’m walking on a rampage.
    3. Bags that I can be use in either school, parties and other events
    4. Dresses because ever since I was a kid, I really love to look good. I always want to dress myself.
    5. Hair Treatment has always been my source of confidence, I don’t know why but every time my hair look good, I feel so pretty.

    I bought these things because I need it and it was essential in my everyday life. I don’t regret buying these things because it will lasts for a long time and also I know these things is not just my luxury but also a need.

    One thing that I cannot buy as of the moment that can make me happy is a ticket. I badly wanted to travel because travelling made me see the reality, made me see the things that I only read in different book but I can’t do it because my parents prohibit me and at the same time I don’t have enough money.

  209. ACT-182
    I can say that somehow I’m a materialistic person when it comes to being a fangirl. The 5 most expensive things that I bought were a lightstick of my main kpop boy group, their albums, sweater & hoodie that they promote in korea, instax and concert/fanmeeting tickets. I bought all of that 5 items because I think it makes me happy, satisfy and it can be a memorabilia or remembrance because they already disbanded. For instax, I bought it because I really want it and a gift also to myself. Do I regret it? I think not at all because if I didn’t bought that, that’s the time I will regret it for not buying.
    The one object that I didn’t buy/ wasn’t able to buy was not literally an object but a trip/vacation to Korea because it was my goal when I was 18 and I thought that it would be the best gift ever to my 18th bday. Also if I didn’t spend much for other stuffs and controlled myself I can get that and achieve my goal.

  210. ACT 182

    There are times when we tend to buy more than what we need. There are 5 expensive things I bought was my guitar, getblued shirts, rubber shoes, extra clothes and a bunch of wattpad books. Having these items gave me the satisfaction that is why I bought them. Of all those things, maybe buying tbe guitar and the wattpad books is what i somehow regretted because I seldom use them but I cannot turn back the time so it just gave me a lesson that I should avoid impulsive buying especially if I won’t need that certain thing.

    The one thing I wasn’t able to buy is a new laptop. I know it will bring joy to my life because my laptop now has a slow functioning system and it just keep on crashing. And because of that, some of my school works that are needed to be done will take a longer time to finish. But still, I will try to have savings so that I will be able to buy a new one.

  211. ACT 185
    I might be a materialistic person, but I can control myself in buying things that are very expensive. I regret some of the things that I bought but I did enjoy the other things. The first expensive thing that I bought is a guitar. I didn’t regret buying it because playing music is one of my hobby. The next one is a shirt that I bought unexpectedly. Then a phone which I am proud of because it came from my own money. The fourth one is a shoes. Then the last thing, the one that I regret the most is buying vape. My family doesn’t support on buying that thing, but I neglected them. In the end I still regret buying vape.

    On the other side, there is one thing that I regret not buying, it is the contract from Frontrow. I wasn’t able to avail it because I don’t have enough money in that time. That was a great opportunity for me because I can use it as stepping stone to have a lot of money that will help me and my family.

  212. Caacbay, Xamantha B. ACT 185
    I. To be honest I’m not a materialistic type of person but I am sometimes an impulsive buyer. It’s true that I spend a lot, but I don’t usually spend my money on things but rather on food. The most expensive thing I bought for myself is, I think a Nike bag because my friend wants us to have the same bag. Second, I bought my mom appliances like oven and blender because she really likes cooking. With the help of my older sister we were able to buy 5 cooking appliances. Third, my lip and cheek tints and other skin care products. Well, it didn’t cost that much but I still used my own money to buy those things. I remember buying a thousand worth of facial cleanser and other products to a store just to avail a limited-edition poster. Fourth, new clothes even though I don’t really need to buy new one. Every time I’m with my friends and they wanted to buy clothes I can’t stop myself from joining them. Lastly, I like buying colorful pens and notebooks. I don’t use it, but I still buy it anyway. I don’t regret buying these things except for the notebooks because I realized that its just a waste of money especially when you don’t use it.

    II. One object I haven’t bought is an album. I want to buy a complete set of BTS’ album but I’m still convincing my sister and asking for my parents to buy/make a shelf so that I can place it somewhere it won’t be ruined.

  213. I am currently walking home when I saw this new studio/store near our school. They are selling cameras and its accessories. I smiled. When I was about to enter the shop…

    *kata-kata*
    *‎kata-kata*
    *‎kata-kata*

    Friend: *panting* Girllllll, h-have y-you h-heard that?
    Me: What?
    Friend: Those people who were running. Gosh! Are you still asleep?
    Me: *yawns* Like I care, duh!
    Friend: Girl, they are all up to the mall now because lots of discounts and promos are out!
    Me: CYN! You’re the one who’s asleep! M – Y – O – B! MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!
    Friend: *shook her head* Right, you really sucks at shopping. Pfft! Bye, I’m off to the mall! *waves*
    Me: *smirks*

    Shopping was never really my thing. I don’t even remember what and when was the last time I bought myself something or should I say, I never really bought something for myself. Though I spend money (for foods and for guitar accessories only), but not for overpriced materials elsewhere. Many people says that I am a spoiled to my parents since I was the youngest, little did they know, I grew up and raised not to shell out money just for temporary pleasures. Being in a middle class family, I learned to be contented about the things what I have as well as value those and suppresed my unnecessary desires. However, my parents and my older siblings bought me something I am passionate about. An acoustic guitar and a keyboard was given to me as a birthday gift. They are really supportive when it comes to my interests but never in my nonessential cravings. I guess, those are the most expensive things I have aside from a smartphone and branded shoes. Nevertheless, I would never regret for having those things given to me. Those costs them a lot, but I know that seeing me happy when receiving their presents was priceless.
    It is not about the money nor the thing, it is the joy of giving and receiving. It’s the gratitude and never the altitude. Nothing more fancy.

    *‎boooooggsshhhhh*

    Fvckkkkk! That hurts. I suddenly hits my forehead. This is because of that effin’ brat friend of mine. Arghhhhh!
    When I came into my senses…shoot! I’m still in front of the shop. My heart flutters.
    I really wanna have a camera. I love taking pictures and videos. I would be delighted if given a chance to do a film with my own resources and skills. Maybe when I pursue mass comm.(BA in Film) I would be able to have it now. However, it’s not easy as I wanted to…but I promise myself that, I’ll save money if I already earning and have a stable job to invest for a camera. Perhaps, I could work for it and I am now exhilarated to might be the results of my granite.

    —ACT 185

  214. I’m the type of person who likes spending for myself because I’m good at saving. It may sound ironic but the thing is if I like to get something, I save up for it. My parents buy me things such as clothes, shoes, bags and gadgets. But there are also things that I know I am responsible to pay for. Example of these are the following: first, my fav celebrity merchs. I bought several camila cabello tshirts and recently I ordered her nbts hoodie that costs $65 with $16.23 shipping fee (total of less than 5,000 php). Second, I like going to concerts. I collect concert tickets. The last show I went to was Fifth Harmony’s and I was at the VIP section. It only cost me P8,000 because I didn’t buy meet & greet pass for the reason that Camila wasn’t part of the group anymore. It was her that I wanted to meet 🙁 Third, skincare products. These things are quite expensive because I buy them every month for maintenance. The products I’m using are iWhite, Olay, Bioderma, Cetaphil, Nivea etc. Fourth, cosmetics that cost not more than P1000 a month. And fifth, I spend most of my own money in hanging out with friends like eating, watching movies, going out at night and going out of towns during break. I spend on these things because i want to and I never regret buying them. They are a part of me. Having these things are the least I can do to make myself happy.

    If there’s one object I wasn’t able to buy yet that would spark joy in me, that would either be a camera pro or a plane ticket. I love capturing things and travelling that’s why I am actually saving up with my parents for both of them. Dream destinations: Asia and Europe. First stop after travelling Ph destinations, Korea.

  215. 5 Most Expensive Things I Bought
    * My Phone when I was in grade 9
    * 2 Salvatore Bags
    * Shoes
    * A Knife Set (Christmas gift for my parents)
    * Ticket worth 150 but i bought it for 500 (just to attend a requirement event in our school when I was in grade 11)

    Back when I was in Junior High School, I always wanted to have a touchscreen phone but my mom says that I am too young to have it. Because of i really wanted it, i learn to save and work for my own money to buy things on my own. All of the items listed above came out of my own money. Most of the things i bought expensively is those things that I badly needed.
    One thing I always wanted to buy but can’t afford it is a dslr camera. I think that buying a camera will help me to capture every happy moment and store it so I can go back to it during my lowest time. Capturing those memories makes me feel happy because I saw everyone is smiling.

    Avellaneda, Neil Bryan V. ACT182

  216. i am playing dota since i was a kid. I’m good with the game and excel evertime I play. When I’ve gone to grade 11, my classmates saw my skills and have the confidence to invite me at a gamble playing dota. I have 2k on me that i risk on the 2 games we played. this is the first time i have betted on a single game with the same enemies. I have won many, but not this big. I have regretted this decision for losing that big kind of money in one drop. But it’s a gamble game so I accepted the fact that I lose that money. But I didn’t gave up. I am practicing when I have a free time. And now I always win every bet game. But sometimes I still lose.

  217. ACT181
    Most of the students now a days spend money for no reason, they bought it because of its physical appearance (e.g Cute, Adorable, Shiny, Glittery, etc.). And sometimes we bought things because it is cheap than the usual but in reality we don’t really need that. Some people buy things just to be called ‘In’in the society. Just to be in on the trending now a days.

    As an individual I spend money for my daily needs as a student. But sometimes I can’t control and I over-spend. I don’t really buy things that’s not worth buying for. One of the most expensive things that I bought was my Phone (I spend 33,000) I don’t really need a new phone, because I still have my old one and it is still functioning very fine. And at the back of my mind ‘I used my phone for 3 years so I deserve to buy a new one.’ But because of my desire to experience new specifications of other models and to experience a new brand and Unit of phone I urge to buy a new phone. As I bought it, I don’t really regret it because on the digital era we need a phone to communicate and I know that I can use it for long time. The second one is footwears, I love shoes, sandals, dollshoes, rubbershoes, etc., all kinds of footwears. But so far, it is useful so I don’t regret buying those things, because I can use them for the long run. I have a lot of clothes, because when I was young, my mom is the one who decides what should I wear not asking what kind of clothes I want to wear. So as I grow up I bought the clothes that I want and my mom understands it, I love buying clothes because of their designs, and colors. Somehow I regret it a little because I have a lot of clothes that’s stock in my closet. I can’t use them all when I enrolled in college because I don’t have time to go out and hangout. I also have a lot of bags to pair with my outfit, I don’t regret buying bags because it is very useful in all aspects. The last thing that I bought and I think expensive is make-ups I don’t really put make up on my face everyday, but I apply make ups occasionally. I don’t really regret buying make-ups because make-ups got my back whenever I need to be pleasant on the occassion and it also enhaces my creativity as a lady.

    For me, it is books. Books brings so much joy in me. I love reading books because it expands my vocabulary and at the same time I can travel even in just reading the book as if you’re one of the main character. I don’t usually buy books but I have a lot of books because it was just given to me. And I still have a lot of books pending on my bookshelves. I control buying those things because we’re near in the La Mesa Eco Park and we are prone to flood. I am scared that my books will be destroyed because of the flood.

    Sometimes, buying for your self is not that bad as long as it makes you happy and it undergo through a long decision. Buying things that you can use for long-term is also an investment because it is useful for a long period of time. Overspending is the bad behavior, buying that is not needed and not sustaining what you really need is not good. You should think wisely if that object or thing is worth buying. Spending money may lead you to bad habits (overspending) you should also save money for your future expenses. I admit that I am not good at budgeting because I have my own ‘luho’ but I am trying my best to save money and I’m still learning how not to spend money that fast.

  218. I think the most expensive things that I bought was shoes, second bag, third watch, fourth dress and fifth was a badminton racket. I bought them because I thought I need all of them but time passed some of those things was only my WANTS not my needs. I regret that I bought watch and dresses because it was too much expensive for me, I don’t need those and I have lot of them. The reason why I bought them it was addition in my collection before.

    I think the object that I wasn’t able to buy was iphone because I dont have enough money. I want to buy it because I more on camera the reason is for selfies. I always craving for iphone and when I’m able to buy it I think it will give some satisfaction and joy to my life.

    I think we all have material self who’s craving for the satisfaction that will give us joy. But I think for now we wasn’t able to buy all of them but I know sooner or later we will.

    (ACT182)

  219. There are some cases that we tend to buy our wants over our needs in life. I remember when my mom give me a money for my two months allowance but I spend it in only one day when me and my friend went to mall. I bought the skin care product that was trending that time. A Nike branded rubber shoes, blouse and skirt in h&m and hoodie from Penshoppe. The most expensive one is the guitar that i really want to buy for a long time ago. I’m really attracted in branded stuffs and things that’s in trend. I guess the reason why I bought all those things is to satisfy my own desire and wants in life . But I regret buying my wants and desire over my needs in the end. I admit that in some point, those wants of mine is useful but I realized it is not important for my everyday life.

    However, I thought that there are one thing that I never bought that would have sparked joy in my life, that is a radio for my grandmother. I grew up with my grandmother taking care of me. She is the one who’s cooking for my food, washing my clothes and who’s always there when I need someone to lean on. There are a lot of things that she have done for me . One time she asked me the price of a radio because she want to buy one. I felt guilty because I’ve never done anything to make her happy . So I thouht that it would have a spark into my life when I bought a radio for my grandmother as a thank you gift for her but I never thought buying it .

    – Hanna Jane Pelaez ACT185

  220. There are some thing things that i buy because i want. But eventually i dont really need those thing. It just because it makes me happy when i see it that already mine. The first one is my debut i dont know why but i regret about that event even thou i became happy. After that day i realize that i had a lot of things i can buy if that event didnt happen. Second hair rebond *immediately* my hair is still okay but because i just want to have new look i decided to go to salon and have my hair rebond. The third one and the last buying a new phone *immediately* actually i bought my phone right now because it had a good specs that’s only my reason thats why i bought it. Its only 3 because those are the things that i regret it. After i bought them i just realize that i need more important things other than those things. Maybe if i shouldnt buy those thing i have the things that i really need. I should be focus on the things that i need more than what i want.

  221. Hmp…. The 5 most expensive thing i bought to myself. First when i was grade 10 (16 years old) i bought my phone (oppo f1) costing 11,999 i bought this phone when she first came out and i gain that money from my savings and to my salary at my summer job (and until now i’m still using my phone haha). 2nd, shoes costing 6K i bought that because that shoes was really caught my attention because of her beautiness and that’s the time when I’m being addicted in shoes way back grade 11?. 3rd, my DSLR camera, actually I am not the first owner of that camera because i can’t really afford to buy a new one so i bought a second hand camera and still in a good condition but still the price is so … Ugh. Haha (but more budget friendly). 4th shoes again i guess i don’t need to explain because i already mentioned it earlier. So 5th branded jackets because i’m so in to jackets, hoodies, sweat shirts, etc. (but there are only 4 or 5 jackets and sweat shirts left because my closest friend intended to “arbor” them so as a very very good friend i gave it to them haha). And honestly i never have a regret to buy all those things because i’m very into that things?

    I never have a laptop in to my entire life lol. so that is the only thing that i wasn’t bought to myself because every time that i saved my money to buy a laptop it always and up to a shoes. I always wanted to buy a new shoes even if i have a lot of shoes.. So going back why laptop? because being a student laptop/desktop is a very useful things to have and i wanted to play an online games ofcourse.

    ACT 181

  222. ACT182

    I am such a materialistic person, the five most expensive that I have bought was first, my laptop. It costs a lot because when I buy things I do make sure that it will last longer. I usually buy things that are well tested and has a high quality materials. Secondly, my iPhone, I bought that because I need to contact my parents every time that I am not at home also, it is for my school purposes. Thirdly, shoes, it is my hobby to collect some expensive shoes because it please me every time that I have a new one. Fourthly, my Casio watch, it is necessary for me to buy watches because I feel naked when I do not have a watch on my wrist when I go out. And lastly, my Nike bag, it is very useful for me because every time that I need to go to school it wouldn’t be hassle to hand my things on my own because it is easier to carry when you got a bag.

    The one object that I was not able to buy was the Camera, I feel like it can spark joy into my life because camera do capture moments.

  223. To be honest, I don’t spend much whenever I have a lot of money but just lastly, after I got my allowance, I bought a new shoes which cost 2500. Also, even if my bag is still okay, I bought a new one for 1000. I bought these because I feel like If I don’t, I might bring the money back to my parents. I still have money to spend so I bought a jacket worth 800 on oxygen because it’s sale. I bought a new bag and tops for my mom which cost 2500 in total. I don’t regret buying these things because we’re all using it now. I can share my new stuff to my brothers and we’re happy with that. I made my mom happy so why would I?

    Sadly, I wasn’t able to buy a new laptop because my money is not enough to buy a new one. I believe I need a new one because the laptop I have is a gaming laptop and I can’t bring it anywhere. For now, I’m saving my allowances so I could bring a new one. Also, I’ve learned a lesson that even things will make me happy, if it’s not necessary; I won’t buy it. I just want to save my money for more important things. Things are better if it’s valued.

    Kevin Aldrin De Guzman
    ACT184

  224. We often buy the things for the two main reasons: we need it or we want it. Sometimes, though we dont actually need that thing, we would rather buy it to fulfill our own satisfaction and happiness. And as a student, ofcourse, our allowance is very limited to the things we actually need for daily life living. To be honest, I am the person who dont usually buy the things for my own benefit such as makeup, bag, or anything that is in trend, but I buy things that I and my siblings could benefit from such as food and skin care routine. I dont if you can call it as ‘adulting’ but it is my way of spending off my money. However, even if I usually buy the things WE need, sometimes I cant control myself in buying the things only because I was attracted to it or just no reason for buying it and here are the five expensive things/object I bought out from reason or beyond logic:
    1. A dress that costs P1500- I dont usually wear a dress nor buy it. I got my dresses from a christmas gift and my siblings. But this dress really attracted my attention. I bought this from Uniqlo. I got attracted to its color which is my fave color, pink. I dont know why I bought it but what I know is I really like the design and the color itself.
    2. A novel book- I am not a bookish nor a book lover but the thought that buying a book would make you look intelligent had caught me. I didnt read the book I bought, Injust displayed it for some reason, a design for the room maybe but it was out from the original plan that I had to buy Accounting book rather than a novel book. I just bought it with my eyes closed. Haha.
    3. A MAC makeup- just like when i bought the dress, i got attracted to mac make up too. Im not a fan of makeup, but since everyone is doing it, why not try it. But, to be honest I didnt use it and let it holds it til its expiration date.
    4. Gold necklace- bought it for no reason.
    5. A pillow- i actually like the design of the pillow but aside from it, i have no idea what gotten into my mind to spend 500 pesos for a pillow.
    These are the expensive things I bought maybe because of the idea ‘I want it’ but fo no reason.
    Actually, there’s one thing I was not able to buy for it is so costly and I can no really afford it. That is… the Iphone 8 plus. I badly want to have it since last year and we even go into an power mac store to search for its price but we were shocked to see its price, P60,000 for a phone. Wow. My tuition fee price. I told my sister that I want it so badly that I told her to let me buy the phone and I will pay her installment but unfortunately, she can not buy it and I understand it. The phone was too expensive and I have to work hard or save hard if I really want it. I was saddened by that fact. If I only I could buy that, then I would be more than happy. But I cant. We cant. Maybe someday but not now I guess.

  225. Clothes- this is my assets. Usually I love spending money on clothes for my new outfits so I went and forced myself to buy full price things. The price is ranging from 100-700
    Make ups – so basically, my way of showing that I love myself is spending too much on make ups like lip tints and for eyebrows. This is my assets. I guess the price is ranging from 300-500
    Shoes – I procrastinate on buying shoes when i got to spend my own money so usually, my parents will volunteer that they will paid the other half and a half price for me. so I could spend all of my money on clothes or something i want.
    Laptop case – I bought a laptop case and this is one of my assets. I spend my money on this because it’s necessary especially I always bring this to school. The price is ranging from 500-700.
    Charger – I bought a charger apple and this is my asset. It’s necessary for me and in case of emergency, when my phone is low battery, I can charge my phone to be able to communicate with them which is my parents when i’m at school. The price is ranging from 700-1000.

  226. 1. Phone
    2. Instruments
    3. Shoes
    4. Clothing
    5. Action figures (resell)

    I buy these kinds of things because I always to use the most out of what I have. I am that kind of person that beats the hell out of something before thinking of buying or replacing it with a new one. And I buy some things with the intention of getting something out of it in the future, or in short, I buy some of my things to make them as an investment. And that is why action figure was on the list. It is because it’s not just my hobby during my childhood, but because as I grew up, some of the figures gain value as time passes by. It became an investment for me. And do I regret it? No. It is because everything I purchase, I purchase it not just for the sake of buying or even showing off, but my intentions are to use the most out of it and even get an investment out of it.

    The item that would probably make me happier right now if I was able to buy it was a gaming console. It is because me and my brother was always into gaming ever since we were kids. And as kids, it became very hard for us to save up and buy a gaming console. I mean yeah we had consoles here and there but we always aimed for the latest Playstation model. But up to now we never got the chance to buy one yet. And I believe it would set as a stress reliever for me and my brother.

  227. ACT182 I never had material for myself since I was a kid until then. I grew up in a middle class family and my parents never let us bought things that we did not need. My parents never spoiled us by buying things we like and even if we cry for it. We’re so good what we have since we were kids, but every time we need something we ask if we buy this, buy that for school purposes and everything. The most expensive thing that I have for me is my phone, to be honest I didn’t bought this because it is a gift from my mother and this is the 2nd time she gave me a phone. Next is shoes, watches, and etc. And I don’t regret everything I have right now because I’m happy since we bought it. I wanted to buy my own gaming pc I know for myself that it will make me happy if I will buy it because i can play games that I want and others and that is what exactly I needed.

  228. The five most expensive things that I bought were cellphone, pants, shoes, necklace and tea. I bought all of those because i really need them in that situation. I didn’t regret buying all of those stuff because most of them are still working as of this moment and I can say that it is worth it.

    I really want to buy motorcycle for my family because we need service when we are in province.

  229. In life we have two things to consider. These two is “wants” and “needs”. The wants are the things that we don’t need but we intend to buy. The “needs” are the things that we need in our daily life. When I am reading the vlog, I listed the things that I bought.
    •Adidas Bag- I really have many bags that can use for school. But I bought this bag because I find it cute.
    •Casio Watch- It was a gift for my self, my mom bought me a lot of watches but I saved my allowance just to buy this casio watch because my crush has this watch too.
    •Signature tops/pants- Before, I love to buy signature tops and pants but suddenly I realize that it is not about the brand it is about how we manage to use it.
    •Smartphone- I saved my allowance just to buy a smartphone because someone stole my phone in the department store..
    •Signature Sandals- I really do have many sandals in our house, some of those are used once only and after I use it there’s a part in my mind that I don’t like it na.
    Those are things that I bought for myself. To be honest, I am that person who bought things that are necessarily needed. After buying those products, my conscience always tell me that I don’t need it and it’s just a waste of money. But now, I learned to buy things that are needed only. Though, it has a time pa din na I bought things that are not needed but it is not like before.

  230. To be honest I only have 1 expensive thing that I bought which are my shoes. Since I was 3rd year highschooI started collecting shoes untill now. I don’t know why but I don’t buy expensive gadgets, clothes, accessories etc. but when it comes to shoes, yes, it may be pricey but when I want it, I will but it. I think the reason why I buy it because it is my stress reliever, I am very happy everytime I have new shoes even though I can’t wear it all at the same time. No, I don’t regret it because I want it.

    The one object that I wasn’t able to buy is camera, and I would be happy to have it because I really love taking pictures.

    Jesse Rae Villanueva
    ACT181

  231. ACT 186
    Being a fan girl has been my obsession in life and that was the main reason why I can’t change being an impulsive buyer. I spend a lot, as in a lot, I can splurge my 5 days allowance in just a day without any money left and sometimes I do regret it because I have to use my savings after spending my allowance. I am not good at saving money that’s why I tend to let my friend borrow it so I won’t be able to spend it, you may not understand why I am doing it that way but as long as I know that I have money left in my wallet, I’ll spend it. Another thing that I often do to forget that I have money was putting it all in my bank account and leaving my purse an amount good enough for my transportation, I have short-term memory so I tend to forget things I just did after several minutes or hours. There’s a lot of expensive things I bought because I do love Kathryn Bernardo so much, I even bought clothes like hers even though it costs a lot, one time I went with her favorite clinic because I thought that she’d be there that time and I pay an amount more than my allowance just to have consultation with her Doctor. I also bought things that was being endorsed by her even though it will make my savings on a zero balance (PS. not all things she endorsed ha, I’m still a student). Lately, she goes viral when she collaborated with Happy Skin, I did bought her first Happy Skin collection the first day it went out on Lazada, it has her signature that’s why I went crazy and I still get chills every time I remember it. And now, she has new collection and I already placed my order at Lazada, I don’t regret using my money on things like this, why would I regret satisfying my happiness, right?
    For the thing I wasn’t able to buy was Daniel Padilla’s concert ticket, the concert was held on October 13, 2018 and that was also my best friend’s 18th birthday, I already planned on going there since I was her 18th candle before the announcement that DJ’s concert will be on the same date. Did you ever felt broken and happy at the same time? ’cause that day, I felt it so much and it’s very hard. I know I am still under my parents’ wealth, that’s why I’m trying to learn how to save and make money for my own good.

  232. ACT 186
    Being a fan girl has been my obsession in life and that was the main reason why I can’t change being an impulsive buyer. I spend a lot, as in a lot, I can splurge my 5 days allowance in just a day without any money left and sometimes I do regret it because I have to use my savings after spending my allowance. I am not good at saving money that’s why I tend to let my friend borrow it so I won’t be able to spend it, you may not understand why I am doing it that way but as long as I know that I have money left in my wallet, I’ll spend it. Another thing that I often do to forget that I have money was putting it all in my bank account and leaving my purse an amount good enough for my transportation, I have short-term memory so I tend to forget things I just did after several minutes or hours. There’s a lot of expensive things I bought because I do love Kathryn Bernardo so much, I even bought clothes like hers even though it costs so much, one time I went with her favorite clinic because I thought that she’d be there that time and I pay an amount more than my allowance just to have consultation with her Doctor. I also bought things that was being endorsed by her even though it will make my savings on a zero balance (PS. not all things she endorsed ha, I’m still a student). Lately, she goes viral when she collaborated with Happy Skin, I did bought her first Happy Skin collection the first day it went out on Lazada, it has her signature that’s why I went crazy and I still get chills every time I remember it. And now, she has new collection and I already placed my order at Lazada, I don’t regret using my money on things like this, why would I regret satisfying my happiness, right?
    For the thing I wasn’t able to buy was Daniel Padilla’s concert ticket, the concert was held on October 13, 2018 and that was also my best friend’s 18th birthday, I already planned on going there since I was her 18th candle before the announcement that DJ’s concert will be on the same date. Have you ever felt broken and happy at the same time? ’cause that day, I felt it so much and it’s very hard. I know I am still under my parents’ wealth, that’s why I’m trying to learn how to save and make money for my own good.

  233. As a student I don’t usually afford to satisfy my wants but it is fine with me as long as my family will able to satisfy my needs is more than enough for me. I don’t have 5 expensive things that I owned. I only have one and that is a pair of shoe. Back when I was on 9th grade when I decided to bought a pair of black leather shoes even if I already has 2 of them. Do I regret it ? No because when those to shoes where broke before I finish my 10th grade I already have a shoes to use. In addition to that pair of shoes that I bought a many years ago is the one that i’m using even up to this day, so a good investment for me .

    Since I’m an animal lover I want to have a ball python as my pet but I just couldn’t have it because it requires a a permit from DENR to a reputable breeder and another thing my parents are afraid of snakes and they have the stigma that someday than snake will out grown me and will swallow me whole but in reality that snake only grow with an average length of 2.5 meters .

  234. I remember the 5 most expensive things I bought were my Transgear bag, Keds shoes, Nike shoes, Adidas shoes and Instax 9. I buy those things because I want or I like it. Those 5 things satisfy my wants. And no, I didn’t regret buying those things because I love it and until now I always use or wear it.
    One thing I wasn’t able to buy is the Asus laptop because my money that time wasn’t enough for the price of the laptop. That’s why I buy first the things I wanted to have. If I buy that Asus laptop, it will satisfy my wants and at the same time my needs. Because I don’t have yet my own laptop so If I buy that one, it would have sparked joy into my life.

  235. We live in the modern world that social status and social life is one of the qualification in order for you to be on their choice. Sometimes you know who you are, you don’t know the real meaning of needs and wants. Sometimes wants will become needs. Let me ask this to you! Can you define wants the meaning of needs and wants? It’s not bad to spend money to much but know what’s good to spend it buying things that are not really needed or just your wants. Money is important, money is used to buy products and money is made to spent but know the purpose of it.

  236. What do I buy that it’s to expensive to extend that I’ve regretted buying it?
    Im not that materialistic kind pf person so Im having a hard tome listing it down. But for me the most expensive thing that I’ve bought for myself is an architectural book that I bought lately but I do not regret buying it, because I needed it and I want it. A leather bag, but I love it and I do enjoyed using it so I don’t regret it. Cosmetic products that again I don’t regret buying it cause I’ve used it and it helps me to feel good about myself. And I think that’s all the expensive things I’ve bought with my own money so far. And I bought it, why? First I’m an architectural student and I need a lot of books about it even most or all of the architectural books are too expensive to have. Second a leather bag, I bought because i’ve been dreaming and wanting to have it for so long that when I have the chance to buy it I grab that opportunity without any single question. And lastly is cosmetics, I think as I grew older as a woman, my passion on cosmetic world also grew so that’s why I bought it.

    But I do want something that I really love and thinking that it can make me happy by buying it, and that is Korean or Kpop albums and merchandise, actually not long ago I’ve have save money for that but as the process of saving money my mind told me that is not worthy to have it and there is a lot of things worthy to buy than that. So I decided not buy it and save the money fr future use.

    Reina Meneses ( ACT185)

  237. I grow up with my grandparents and to be honest I am somehow spoiled. They buy all stuffs I want if I say so, but I have my limitations. I am maybe spoiled but I know when to stop, and I dont buy things that dont have much benefit for future use. I dont really remember some stuffs I bought, but this are the few of them; First is my laptop, I bought it for gaming but also during that time I believe that I can use it for my studies like in making research and etc. Next is my samsung J7, I got bored easily so I really need cellphone to surpass boredom, also phone nowadays is very important, it is one of the means of communication It makes as communicate with other people far from us. Next is shoes, I really love shoes. Everytime I have new shoes it makes me feel happy and cool. Then Clothes, I love buying clothes. Whenever I have extra money I always buy clothes. It is one of the reason why I cant save money and why I got scolded everytime. Lastly is school stuffs, I love buying school stuffs, everytime we go to National Book Store or Expression I always buy things that will capture my attention even if Im not going to use it yet. I really feel sorry for my parents because I know I spent a lot, but I promise to myself that if time comes I will pay back their hardships for me.

    Maybe the things that will sparked joy to my life is, the Iphone and DSLR. I always told my parents whenever we are in not-so-serious situation that in my birthday I want either of the two. And I told them that if they buy me any of the two, I will study harder and harder.

  238. My mother taught me not to buy expensive things especially when there is a cheaper version. That’s why I’m not a materialistic person. She also taught us to save money rather than buy stuff we didn’t need. But I can’t avoid myself to buy the things I really love to have. The five most expensive things I bought are red girl jeans worth 1500, my first ever cellphone worth 2000, billiard cue stick worth 600, chivas regal 12(whiskey) worth 2500 and philip steam iron worth 2000. I bought: jeans for christmas, I really want to have a cellphone when I was grade 8 then I save money to buy it, I bought billiard cue stick because I used to play billiards and I want to have my own cue stick, I bought chivas regal (the money I used is from my brother) every special occasion our family drink such expensive drink, and I bought iron because I broke our old iron that’s why I bought new one. I don’t regret anything I bought especially when it is special to me and I really love to have that thing.

    The thing I didn’t buy is guitar and I feel that it would’ve sparked joy in my life if I did. Because I love to jam with friends most especially with my bestfriend.

  239. In this day and age, a lot of things are available in the market. It’s as if everything that we have imagined is seen in today’s market, from small trinkets to the latest technologies, dream it and there it goes on the shelves of the malls today. I can personally say that, I myself have this impulsive nature wherein I tend to buy stuff even if I don’t need it. I can think of five things that I admittedly bought out of impulse. The first object or a set of objects that comes to mind is my make up collection, the reason that I bought these is because of the fad of make up tutorials and items that I saw online. i can say somehow that I bought my make up set due to the influence of the digital world around me. However, I do not regret buying them since they turned to be handy and a somewhat good investment. The second one that I can think about is a cellphone case I bought a year and a half ago, I consider this one as an impulse buy is because I did not consider other options that are more practical in terms of cost. i can safely say that I bought this one out of a whim and I definitely regret it now. The third objects/s, are two sets of colored pens of different brands but essentially the same product which would be colored pens. A little fact about me is that I am a huge fan of bookstore products and that is the main reason why I bought the set of pens and therefore it is safe to say that I have spent a considerable amount buying bookstore products that I may or may not use. Going back to the third object or rather the set of pens that I bought out of impulse, I do not regret it since it became handy to me especially in making my school notes or projects however, looking back I wish that I have been more practical. The fourth object that I bought on impulse is a bag, you may think that this is a practical thing to buy or something that I could use and that may be true but I am certain that at that time that I bought it I did not need it, the reason I bought the bag is because I just wanted something new and I remember thinking that I do not possess a bag of that color. I do not regret buying it because it turned out to be useful and until now I am still able to use it. Lastly, the fifth object that I bought which for me is not the most practical thing to buy is a gadget namely the Ipod. I bought this particular gadget because at that time it was a fad and it is also the latest gadget at that time. I regret buying it for two reason, the first one is because the purpose of it became redundant since I have a phone that could also do the same things it can and also because I lost the Ipod 6 months after I bought it.

    If there’s one thing that comes to mind if asked if there’s something that I should’ve bought or couldn’t which will spark joy into me, one thing comes to mind and it is a concert ticket one of my favorite artist/band that did their show a few years back. The reason that I was not able to buy it is because during that time, I am on the phase of slowly realizing the practicality of things and as a result I wasn’t able to make a decision fast enough to buy a ticket before it was sold out.

  240. ACT-182,

    In our family, my parents told us that we couldn’t get all the things that we wanted, especially if the item is expensive. Not that my parents couldn’t afford to buy it, but for us to learn to manage our money wisely and thrifty. That’s why in a young age, I learned to save money for myself and control my mind to avoid buying things that didn’t really needed that much. The following things were bought from my own money and savings.

    The first most expensive things that I bought were my 5 shoes: Nike, primadona, fila, converse and wade that costs of at least Php 15,000. Honestly, I’m a shoes lover. That’s why I spend most of my money in buying shoes. The second most expensive thing that I bought was an Oppo phone that costs Php 7,000. Also, back in my high school days, when I was in grade 9. That was when I bought my third most expensive thing, a Cherry Mobile phone that costs Php 4,000. The fourth most expensive thing that I bought was my clothes. I don’t remember how much money I spend on it but I know it is greater than Php 1,000. Lastly, the fifth most expensive thing that I bought is the Samsung J2 that costs Php 1,000. I bought it from my mom that’s why it only costs Php 1,000. On that time, I’m so desperate to have a new phone because my older phone was suddenly broken. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough savings to buy a new expensive phone, that’s why for a mean time, I bought my mother’s phone. All in all, this things that I bought from my own makes me wise at spending money. Also, being thrifty is a good habit for it will be a big help for our future purposes.

    The thing that I can’t afford to buy is a DSLR camera. This is one of the dreams of a lover of photography, to have their own camera. And it is also one of my little goals. Since for now, there are things that is more important than that. So for a mean time, I set aside first this little goal.

  241. I never born to get what I want, i need to save my money or make a deal with my parents to buy me whatever I want and that’s why I envy people who get whatever they want easily. My parents bought me a things are needed but sometimes I wanted to have everything I want. Actually, I want to collect shoes and if that happen I would be the happiest person to have a lots of pair of shoes even though everyone can collect that but me, my heart will be so happy, big time. I also list down the 5 expensive things I just bought, pants, 2 shoes, bag, and short, those are the things I bought and I didn’t regret it anymore is because those things are needed.

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