Well, things got out of hand.
As you’d probably know, I’m sort of a miser. So when I finally withdrew some savings to try to buy Azu-nyan, I was rather disappointed, seeing as how firstly, I was unable to snap up that Azunyan for ~$59 near my house, and two: she was godly expensive here. One store sold her for $100, and that was just ridiculous.
So in the end, I left Plaza Singapura and made the long trek over to Sunshine Plaza. Okay, bus ride. But there was a lot of people, so you bet I sweat like I’ve been already in a strenuous trek. However, I digress. In the end, I ended up going to KKNM (Ani-Play was closed) and not only ordering Angel Beats Petite Nendoroid Set 2, but picking up Higashi no Eden, a random K-On trading figure as well as Rei Ayanami speakers for a grand total of ~$70 dollars. Doesn’t seem like much, sure, but to a miserly student like me, that represents more than a month’s worth of ‘salary’.
This was Fail No. 1- being unable to control myself from buying stuff.
Failure no 2: It sort of went like this.
Me: How do I preorder something?
Shopkeeper : You use the touchscreen computer and log in with your account.
D’oh! To add on to my muddleheadness, I bought each item separately. Ordered nendoroid set, paid. Took K-On trading figure, paid. Took Higashi no Eden, wrong counter, paid. Then suddenly spotted the last remaining EVA speaker, paid.
Failure no 3: Being really, really muddleheaded.
I kept asking stupid questions, to the extent she asked me whether it was my first time at KKNM. Worse still, when I had paid for the DVD, I left without it – the counter lady almost had to run out to try and get me! I was so darn embarrassed.
However, on the bright side, I really do love my new speaker. My previous pair of speakers were a pain to set up, not to mention having cruddy quality. Volume, yes. Quality, no. This new speaker simply required me to plug it into my phone, and just play whatever song I wanted. Volume was the same as the phone’s volume, which made it softer, but it was much more dynamic. Besides, it has Rei on it. Thus it is awesome, QED.
Also, found out that the male shopkeeper, both of them, are HCI alumni. Don’t even know their names at all, but we were able to chat for a bit. It’s awesome to chat.