Remember my post about my failure to cash out my first US$100 with Google Adsense?
After all the packing and preparing to come home, unpacking, getting the tot settled into a new kindergarten, calling up the carpenter/electrician for home repairs and renovations etc., I remembered that it’s the end of the month already!
True enough, I checked my ‘Payments’ tab and found the new MTCN number issued and quickly went to the nearest Western Union. Boy, I can tell you it was one heart thumping moment as I watched the bank teller’s facial expression…
She tap, tap, tapped…frowned…tap, tap, tapped again on the keyboard…stared at the computer screen and then back at the Western Union form.
Then, she turned to her colleague and asked, “Customer patut isi amount yang dia nak withdraw, kan (Malay=The customer should fill in the amount to withdraw, right?”. Her colleague nodded. She turned to me and asked me to do the necessary.
Since I didn’t know the exchange rate, I asked if I could just fill in the USD100 over amount since the form only had RM. She said it’s OK. The, she checked the exchange rate and told me that it’s 3.49, which meant that I could withdraw about RM440.
With the money in hand, I went shopping for shoes since it’s the Malaysian Mega Sale Carnival now!!! Also, I’ve been schlepping around (or waddling now that I’m 6 months pregnant) in a pair of slippers that’s been to the market, supermarket, coffee shop, sundry shop, post office, banks, kindergarten etc.
I wanted to get a pair of Clark’s sandals or wedges but the styles on sale were either too high, too low, too big, too small, too EXPENSIVE, too chunky or just plain too ugly.
Then, I saw a pair of Sembonia slingback sandals (in white and black) which had rubber soles and a stretchy strap on sale for RM89. I thought they looked nice, felt comfortable and most importantly, non-slip! Plus, they were the last pair in my size. The saleslady helpfully punched an additional 2 holes to accommodate my normal feet later.
My good old pair of brown Lewre moccasins have served me well for the past 4 years (the soles are flat) but I’m reluctant to toss them out because I can’t find a similar pair LOL. Since Hubby also think it’s time I moved out of my black or brown era, I spotted a pair of taupe Hush Puppies loafers with a “Bounce” technology.
Trying them out, I felt like “bouncing” because they were COMFY! Made of a leather-and-suede mix upper, the Hush Puppies loafers came with a Velcro strap, which I can adjust to fit my swelling/shrinking feet. Quite pricey at RM224 (after 20% discount) but I know I’ll wear them for YEARS.
Okay, I’m all set to be a Mummy-on-the-go 🙂