In this world where stress is everywhere, having a place to go when everything drives you crazy is a must.
When I was single and is still studying, my happy place are the thrift shops I pass by on my way home from school. I do not always buy something when I go there because sometimes, all I can do is window shop. But when I have money, I do not go home empty-handed. In fact, there was a time when I was so stressed with school work, I buy myself a little something everyday!
Now that I am married and have two angels, I rarely go to thrift shops. Well because there are none near my place and I do not have much time for myself. But that is ok. Because of that, I discovered the joy that is Daiso, where almost everything is sold at PhP88. They have kitchenware, toiletries, school supplies and almost everything you may need in your home. It is haven for me. Another place that makes me giddy (although broke) is BOOKSALE where second hand and brand new books are sold. You know that feeling of being able to buy a handful of books worth only PhP10-35 each? Ecstatic!
I almost always break my self-imposed budget whenever I visit these places but it would not have it any other way.