Kicking an addiction by going shopping

I woke up at 12pm today, which is a decent time for me at this stage of my life.

I had planned to blog and then spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning my room in preparation of recovering from my EverQuest II addiction.

Yes, one can plan to kick an addiction. But in the process of kicking it, you need to have other things to do, hence the preparation.

For example, you can buy yourself some pretty gym clothes so you can haul ass to the gym without giving off the impression that your last visit was in 1980.

At the gym

My room had gotten really disgusting while I was spending all my free time gaming. I need a clean room to indulge in my other hobbies.

Well, so, things didn’t happen quite as planned today. I ended up spending four hours searching for laptop bags online. I wish someone would start designing pretty laptop bags. I have half a mind to start designing them myself but I can’t draw.

You don’t want someone who draws like this to be designing your laptop bags, do you?


In between shopping, one can also get distracted by hundreds of little things requiring attention. For instance, cooking in Cafe World, crafting in EverQuest 2, and leafing through newspapers.

I was alerted today that my name had appeared in Digital Life under “Top Searches”.

Top searches

Unfortunately, the top search wasn’t me. Haha. It was Jipaban. I was simply named as being in association with it.

But I’m glad that Jipaban is getting the hype it deserves. It’s an awesome site! :)

Anyway, plodding along, I finally found a laptop bag for my Alienware and a laptop sleeve for my MacBook. Both aren’t even close to what I want but they are functional and cute enough to use for now.

Laptop cases

It’s a brand called Cool Bananas from The MacBook sleeve is reversible so you can use the black or red according to your mood!

GearZap is a UK site that doesn’t ship outside of Europe so I had to go search around for a shipping service to use, which took up even more time. I decided to use Borderlinx since I’m a Citibank card holder.

So, it’s 4 pm when I’m done and I have 15 minutes to blog before getting off my chair to prepare for an event I have to attend tonight.

Of course, a moderately decent blog takes more than 15 minutes to write, so I’ll end up rushing and probably forgetting to bring something or other.

I think I’d better stop writing now.

I shall leave you with a link to my Star Blog post this week.

Why Singapore women are so desirable.

Fiona Xie

I’ll bet you have a zillion things to say about this. Hopefully good.

Chat tonight 9 pm at Star Blog?

Jipaban makes shopping fun


You know what? I think I’ll go shopping today!

Traditional shopping is so passé, plus the weather is so hot these days, so I think I’ll just stay home and shop from my PC. I could cover more ground in less time!

Ooh, I think I will go to Jipaban, the latest and coolest online shopping hangout!


New places are so exciting!

I shall sign up as a shopper and start customising my own mall.

It’s like playing Mall Tycoon or something? I can create as many levels as I like and put shops I like on each level. How fun!

Sheylara’s Mall. I like the sound of that. =)


Hey, after adding a shop in my mall, I can see updates posted by the shop owner!

There are updates like new stock arrivals, promotions or just friendly hellos. This is kinda nice and non-invasive because the updates are lined up in a neat row above my mall.


Hmm, but I’m feeling kinda lonely shopping alone. I want friends to come with me.

Want to be my shopping friend? If you sign up also, we can add each other as friends and send each other messages and see each other’s status and all that.

There’s also something else.

I think I want to buy this item but I’m a little undecided.


If you’re my Jipaban friend, you can help!

I’m going to put it in my egg basket. (LOL the name.)


You need to come vote Yes or No for this item! If there are enough Yes votes, I’ll buy it!

So cool, right? We can go virtual shopping together!

Alright, I need to shop more because I want to level up! I’m currently a Novice shopper. I wonder what’s the next level.


Ahhh, this is too fun. Save me! My bank account hates me!

Wait, I have an idea. I need to make some money to pay for all my shopping, right?

How about I sign up as a retailer, too!!

I can rent a shop space on Jipaban and sell stuff!

It will be fun! Like starting a blogshop but without the trouble of creating a website and promoting it. Jipaban does its own advertising and marketing so Jipaban shoppers will become my shoppers when they search for relevant products! Hehe.


Well, okay, I don’t have anything to sell right now but I’m quite impressed by the features available to shoppers.

I’ll be able to customise the appearance of my shop, send out messages and updates to my fans (who will have added my shop in their malls) and view my shop stats to see how I can improve things.

Definitely better than starting my own blogshop!


You know what the name Jipaban means, right?

For foreigners, Jipaban is Hokkien for “one million”. It’s also the name of a local song about a local boy aspiring to be a millionaire.

Jipaban signifies the Singaporean dream to make the first million and then more. Could I make my first million here? =)

Um, I suppose my first step would be to think of something that would be fun to sell. LOL.

Anyway, whether you’re going to be a shopper or retailer or both, let’s be friends on Jipaban!


Anchor tenants BonitoChico, Ohsofickle, Ohmymuffins, Access-ed and SingTelShop are waiting to welcome you!



Well, if you have a minute now, why not check out these two cute videos? Really very cute!

The shopping experience of a shopper:

The selling experience of a retailer:

Oh, yes. Jipaban is on Facebook too. You can join here.

Let’s go shopping together at Jipaban, shall we? =)