Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daiso update!

Sorry people! Daiso @ The Curve has their containers stuck at customs at the port. Until the customs has cleared the items, there will not be new stock in their store.

I was there today and was told that the delay is indefinite at this point.

Anyway, just want to inform you to be careful when you buy stuff from Daiso. Please check for the item if it's packed in a box which is not transparent. Today, I was with my children and #3 picked up two 'magician items', when we got home and she opened it, it was EMPTY!

I asked #1 to call the store because I was busy preparing dinner and a guy by the name of Steven told her that 'that particular item' comes in an EMPTY box! BULLOCKS! Who pays 5 Ringgit for an empty box! #1 asked again if Daiso sells EMPTY boxes at 5 Ringgit and he said "YES"! And guess what? He hung up on her halfway through the conversation.

I called again and spoke to the supervisor who laughingly responded that the box was supposed to be EMPTY. When I started to drop some names, she started to get serious. When I described the item, she realized that we were NOT talking about the same item! Finally I told her to check the item out and call me back, which she did and informed me that there was supposed to be a scarf inside the box. I'm supposed to go back and have it replaced.

I'm pissed because I was there two times already, yesterday and today expecting new stock. Not only was I disappointed, I paid 5 Ringgit for an EMPTY box! And, my daughter encountered a JOKER who thought that it was funny to sell EMPTY boxes at 5 Ringgit a piece! I was quite annoyed at the way this was handled.

I think at 5 Ringgit per item, we're paying more than all our neighboring countries and even in the United States where similar items are being sold at USD 1.50/item (approx Ringgit 3.60). We aren't paying peanuts for our purchases so why are we getting 'monkey service'?

Bento 164

This morning, I packed 3 Bentos. The usual for #2, one for me and one more for #1, and of course a box of cookies for #3.

#2 finishes school at 2.30 p.m. today and so I need to pack a little extra food for her. Today's top box is a karaage chicken sandwich in between lots of Rollo Rosa. One cherry to fill a gap and a skewer of karaage chicken.

The bottom box was filled with a scone and a tub of strawberry jam. #2 made this lasagna two days ago, took out of the fridge to defrost and packed the balance for this box. (delicious!). One more cherry to fill the gap. Wish there was more space for one more!

Filled this cookie dunker with cold milk and chocolate chip cookies. The top half of the bottle was in the freezer all night to freeze the gel around it. It's supposed to keep the milk cold for a couple of hours.

The chocolate chip cookies filled the bottom half of the container.

On a separate note, I made a tremendous effort to begin exercise this morning. *SIGH*
I managed to walk 2 1/2 km, instead of going back to sleep!

Had a pleasant toast bread and coffee breakfast with hubs and then continued to make foccacia bread and the dough for gyoza. I already made the meat filling last night.

Now, waiting for noon to eat my own Bento!

Doesn't look like it's going to be enough for my lunch so I'll probably have a scone as well. Only advantage is, I can warm it up and have it with butter and jam!!

Must remember to control on the food intake here, after all I walked 2 1/2 km and must not waste the effort.

This Bento belongs to #1, she just finished it and is off to college. No cherries for this one because she's no fan of cherries!


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