Buying a school bag

It’s 11.12.13 and all over my Facebook newsfeed I see people saying how special it is. Honestly speaking, what’s so special about it? It is a state holiday though but I spent half of the day at home recuperating from vomiting that started the night before. In the midst of vomiting I can still joke with Darling saying I might be pregnant again. Ethan who was listening exclaimed, “NO!!!! Ayden alone is ENOUGH!!!” >_<

Anyway, we went school bag hunting today. Being the first time Ethan is entering primary one, we do not really know what to look for when choosing a school bag. The prices of school bags these days are ridiculously crazy!
school bag

It is not helping that kids these days go for their favourite character instead of quality. Ethan chose this bag particularly because it has a blinking light and MANY compartments. 

buying a school bag

At RM139.90 let’s see how long can this bag last. We already told Ethan if he damages this bag, the next one will be on him. He’ll need to break open his piggy bank as we are not going to buy him another until next year. 

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    Aiyo don’t so angry lar mummy. What to do as long as he like it, I’m sure you gonna buy it too right? Nowadays the bags aren’t cheap. All cost more than rm80 one

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    My son got one school bag sponsored by my SIL as a birthday gift. So this year I can save some money to invest one, if my son damages his bag. Hehehe

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    School bags are so expensive nowadays. I remember during my school days, it just cost around re 20th like that only.

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    Hope mommy is fine by now. Gwen’s school bag that she started using in mid 2012 till now needs a replacement. I’m still searching.

    Yeah bags nowadays are expensive! It’s ok, let him choose the bag he likes..they won’t listen anyway..hehe.

    Btw, nice new blog layout. :)

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    you are so right!! that Ben 10 bag at RM139.90??!! when you say ridiculously expensive, i thought it’s around RM69.90 but oh boy, it’s over RM100 and i think enough for 10 school bags that i used before last time.. and probably these bling-bling cartoon characters bag can’t even long one whole year.. well~~ ;p

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    wah.. so expensive because got stroller wheel? During my primary schools very famous SWAN bag RM50++ some nicer design about RM80++

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    Things in Msia are definitely very expensive! Over here, school bags with popular cartoon characters (like Hello Kitty, Barbie, Disney Princesses, Ben 10) can cost less than half the price of what you paid and surprisingly the quality is not bad too. Even groceries also very CHEAP! That’s why we can tahan staying here until so long haha :p

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    I recalled school bag cost only less than RM20 during my times. Hope the bag will last long enough!

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    Well…there is always a first time. I was shocked too that I thought school bag costs less than RM100 and I have exactly RM100 inside my wallet..mana tahu need to use CC…Pufffttt…

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    That’s some pretty expensive school bag…

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    Another one? People always say good things come in threes…. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

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    Hope you are fine by now. And Ethan is so quick-witted to answer you when you told him that you are pregnant. Haha.

    My kids’ bags only can last about a year and then need to buy new one. All torn especially the bottom and side part.

    Primary schools have a lot of books. Faint. I bought the bag with trolley for my girl to carry her heavy loads.

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    Oooh. Forget to comment another thing. Nice layout. ;)

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    Nowadays the school bag really not cheap. Many design, ergonomic, trolley, backpack and etc. I prefer those big smooth zipper which the kid able to zip and unzip the bag easily.

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    I not yet buy school bag for my boys… You’re right about the price.. so expensive!~

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