I Wear the Same Clothes

The other day, a relative of mine whom I haven’t seen in years commented that she’s been checking my Facebook pictures. She is impressed that I managed to some parts of the Philippines in a short span of two years and that I am going out of the country every now and then. She is in her forties and I can say that she is financially stable and her family life is going smoothly. With a corporate job in a 9-5 setting, a good provider husband and hardworking kids, she revealed that she only managed to go to Hongkong – Macau last year and that the farthest destination in the Philippines that she’s been to is Ilocos, which I believe is six hours away from Pangasinan via bus.

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With Ada in Guimaras - how she liked the shirt at first and despise when i kept on wearing it LOL

I told her to just subscribe to the social networking accounts of the budget airlines to get the best deals. It’s been a dream of hers to go to Boracay and I told her to just go for it and it is worth the time and money. As usual, she had doubts and asked me if I save enough money. I gave her the usual answer.

All of a sudden, she asked me THE question: Do you have a limited number of clothes? Like, how many tops do you own?

I paused for a while and told her the truth that yes, I do have a limited number of clothes, although some of which are the clothes I used even way back in college. I only wear those that I like and i consider as my favorites. I only have three jeans all in all, five shorts (or p3k2 shorts haha) and i usually get black and white colored shirts or stripes so I can wear it in my travels and in the corporate setting if needed.

Hanging out in Cagayan de Oro for the first time with Edu

I then realized that hey, it’s not that i cannot buy new clothes. It’s just that I am lazy and it is not my priority changing outfits and join the fashion trends bandwagon. As long as i am comfortable with what i wear, i don’t really care. As long as i wear the right outfit for a particular event or place, i am safe.

I don’t own rubbershoes or sneakers. My mom was surprised when I told her that fact. She even offered to buy me one, but i refused. I said i’m good with my flipflops and i have one stiletto shoe that never fails to impress whenever i wear it.

In a few hours, my grandfather and i will embark on yet another 5hour roadtrip back to Manila (i’m in Dagupan now) and as i look at my luggage, i can’t help but smile. You know why? because my limited number of clothes and i were able to share a lot of memories that i truly treasure – more than photo-ops and fashion statements. Woot!

Uhm... wazup David? (Davao)

PS: Uhm, now i wonder why i kept on wearing that ‘I Love Boytoy’ shirt often? Why? Must buy new shirts! LOL!

36 Comments

  1. Laurence said:

    We have almost the same situation, I rarely buy clothes. 80 percent of my clothes are given to me as gifts mostly during Christmas. As long as you are comfortable with what you are wearing and is appropriate for a situation then it’s practically ok. πŸ™‚

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Me too! I only buy clothes when needed but most of my clothes are presents or souvenirs hehe πŸ˜€ Glad i’m not alone πŸ™‚

      August 27, 2011
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  2. ako din.. hndi ko na din priority ang pagbili ng shirt mula nung natuto ako mag lakwatsa.. nagkakaroon lang ako ng bago kapag merong lakwatsa (mga souvenir shirt) hihi..

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      ‘Yun nga din sana ang gusto ko gawin, more on souvenir shirts. Medyo mas mura ang magnets at keychains kaya yun na lang sa akin hehe

      August 27, 2011
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  3. chyng said:

    after i plan my IT and budget, next thing to plan is the outfit. oo kasama sya sa pinplano before the trip. hehe

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      You already! πŸ˜€ I guess there’s nothing wrong with it. Tamad lang talaga ako hehe

      August 27, 2011
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  4. Edu Segundo said:

    Hahaha! Same story here. I only have a few number of clothes so few that what I will wear on Monday will be worn again on Friday (after washing, of course). Di lang talaga ako mahilig bumili ng damit. Ikakape ko na lang. hahahahaha!

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Isang kape is almost equivalent to a shirt, noh? Must limit mg coffee intake hahaha πŸ˜€

      August 27, 2011
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  5. Chris said:

    I own far too many clothes and I swear, I hate 90% of them. So most of my photos are of me in 2-3 shirts that I don’t hate, haha

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe we all have our favorites and never get tired of wearing ’em πŸ˜€ Thinking of giving some of the clothes i rarely wear to younger cousins. Hmmm…

      August 27, 2011
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  6. Ada said:

    Wala pala akong statement shirt! hahaha! Nice one mica!

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Bili na! Hehe pwede rin yung mga nasa set ni Kuya Fitz πŸ˜€

      August 27, 2011
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  7. supertikoy said:

    nangyayari rin sa akin yan. haha ang paulit ulit na set ng damit na dinadala sa trips hehe…

    August 27, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Haha lalo na kung madalian na noh? kuha na lang ng kuha kung anong madampot, yun na :))

      August 27, 2011
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  8. I tried buying clothes before for my travels pero di na ngayon. Pano kasi hindi pa ko nakakarating dun sa dapat na pagagamitan ko nung mga damit na binili ko eh, naubos ko na yung pera na alloted para sa trip.

    August 28, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      I agree with you! Although i can’t blame the rest din. Ika nga, dress to impress lalo na mga girls πŸ˜€

      August 28, 2011
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  9. Cute post! I didn’t go clothes shopping for some 10 months until I came back home 2 months ago and my mum – a shopaholic was convincing me to go shopping almost every day πŸ˜€
    But there are things more important than clothes in life πŸ™‚

    August 28, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Now i realized most of my clothes are from my mom! She loves buying dresses for me and i think she is good in fashion. Shopping is also the reason why we have conflicts at times LOL. What i enjoy most though is that she pays for all the clothes =))

      August 28, 2011
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  10. ganyan daw tlga pag mayaman mejo kuripot! hihi same shirt nga pero mahal naman yan, malamang yang isa mung shirt eh ka presyo na ang mga 10 damit ko! haha
    ako naman maarte, ayoko my ulit na damit sa photo. dame ko damit pero puro ukay at mumurahin kaya mabilis lng ako magpalit, kahet d ako maglaba ng 3 buwan. haha
    btw, sino naman si boy toy? πŸ˜‰

    August 28, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hehe hindi naman teh πŸ˜› Tamad lang din talaga ako mamili ng damit. Parang kapag sa sapatos din 0_0 Nabili ko lang yang shirt kasi naaliw ako sa boytoy na term pero no one in particular yan lulz

      August 28, 2011
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  11. Ed said:

    si gael: dress talaga yan sa kanya. kaya nga…. hehehe….

    @mica: ok lang yan. if ever kelangan kang bumili ng bagong tshirt. and swak na aalis ka ng bansa, mas maraming mura doon. hahaha

    August 28, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Ngayon ko lang din na-realize na more on dress talaga si Ate Gael πŸ˜€ pero at least mga dress niya madali talaga isuot tsaka naro-roll sa backpack πŸ˜€

      Actually, na-realize ko sa KL na mas mura nga dun! Mas ok din mag-shop pag wala sa Pinas para mawala mentality ko na ‘ang mahal’ kunwari yung 50 ringgit fifty pesos lang LOL

      August 28, 2011
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      • Ed said:

        haha, pero kahit sa Ringgit, kinoconvert ko pa rin to pesos para alam ko kung mahal o hindi! haha. doon sa Brands Outlet sa Sunway Lagoon, yung mga tshirt ko mga tag 233.33 pesos lang (may cents talaga kasama) na usually mga 400-450 pesos ang halaga sa Pinas.
        maganda nyan, wala kang kaparehad dito! hehe. pero mas malulula ka pag sa BKK ka bibili. minsan aabot ng 120 pesos ang magandang klase nag tshirt. hehe πŸ˜€

        August 31, 2011
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        • Senyorita said:

          Woot talaga? Sige sa next KL trip ko didiretso ako sa Sunway Lagoon. Aside from the 360 degree ride at bungy, mamimili din ako ng damit hehe thanks sa tip Ed!
          Automatic conversion na ata talaga sa ating mga pinoy pag ganyan hehe

          August 31, 2011
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  12. flipnomad said:

    magpa print ka na ng micamyx.com and senyorita.net shirts and yun na lang suot mo sa trip πŸ™‚ para part ng branding hehe πŸ™‚

    August 28, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Hmmmm… pwede! Thanks for the suggestion Flip! πŸ˜€

      August 28, 2011
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  13. I got 2 jeans only :p I also still wear clothes which I bought when I was in college, and that was a decade ago. LOL. Paulit ulit mga damit ko sa backpacking, ang tawag ko sa kanila, “travel uniform”.

    August 29, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Travel Uniform. Pwede! πŸ˜€

      August 29, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Ayos! Us already! :))

      August 31, 2011
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  14. kura said:

    ay pareho tayo. medyo sesegway lang ako.. yung sakin naman pangbahay. hahaha! minsan sabi ng nanay ko “nak! gawin ko na bang basahan to?” Nakakainis. hahah! e ayoko pa rin. iba talaga pag kumportable ka e no.
    sa trip naman, I usually buy new clothes para maiba nga sa picture. pero paisa isa lang. or papalit palit lang ng cover up para hindi masyadong obvious na naisuot ko na sa ibang trip.

    September 3, 2011
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    • Senyorita said:

      Mas gusto ko rin yung mga kupas punit-punit na pambahay haha

      September 8, 2011
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  15. This post caught my eye kasi I’m that way. Ako naman, I have a new favorite green shirt which says, “I love mountains.” . I’ve worn countless times since I bought it. πŸ˜› I’m also a lazy packer so I tend to bring the same clothes para madali magpack. Haha! Apir!

    May 11, 2012
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  16. This post caught my eye kasi I’m that way. Ako naman, I have a new favorite green shirt which says, “I love mountains.” . I’ve worn countless times since I bought it. πŸ˜› I’m also a lazy packer so I tend to bring the same clothes para madali magpack. Haha! Apir!

    May 11, 2012
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    • Senyorita said:

      Apir! Hehe tamad din ako talaga. Minsan nga nagpa-pack lang ako an hour bago ako pumunta ng airport o sa bus station πŸ˜€

      May 11, 2012
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