Sunday, June 30, 2019


 I would like to start this blog article by admitting something: Yes... I am kuripot.  Sometimes, I am proud of it, especially when it translates to savings. 

But there are also some instances that I am not happy with it >> when I buy things at a lesser price tag but because they are cheaper, they are of lesser quality, hence sirain. I have accepted the fact, that if I want quality items and services, I may need to pay for higher prices. 


But what if... the question is between time and money.

  • I go to the mall and hunt for for the best queen size bed for us, hard wood costs around 35k, which is steep for my budget.  So I did some research on the internet and found an ideal bed frame for 25k, which is quite a steal. But the seller resides in Las Pinas. It will cost me around 3k more to have it delivered, or we pick it up, and we pay for gas on top of the hours we will be spending on the road. Because I am kuripot, I opted to pick it up, and save 10k (to subtract later gas, toll fee and food expenses, because it rained and streets got flooded, we had to stop and park at a restaurant and let flood subside).  And while I am sipping my coffee in that gloomy, rainy night in the restaurant, I thought, hmm... it would have been cheaper if I bought in the mall and have it delivered at home. Stress free, and I would have not lost the entire day, and could have devoted the time lost to other activities that would have made me happy.... 

After that experience... I have learned that I will value time more than money. I admit, it is not an easy concept for me. Kuripot nga ako eh. But now I am conscious of my choices. For example: 

Just last week, my husband and I had a lot of errands to do on a Saturday.  Grocery, doctor check up, school stuff.  We needed to squeeze in cooking time for dinner.  But we decided early on, we will just buy food and bring it home (even if buying food is more expensive than home cooking).  The time we could have spent on cooking, we have devoted it to doing more urgent things. 

I am also beginning to accept the convenience of online shopping. I recently shopped for bulky items, shipping is free. If I went to the mall to buy it, I would have lost 3-4 hours in commuting and queuing at the cashier. 

In my recent trip to Japan, I needed to travel from Osaka to Fukuoka to meet my relatives. I spent P7500 for the bullet train. At first I was contemplating to save and ride the bus, that would only cost me P2400, 11 hours of travel. I ended with spending more on the bullet train for just 2hours 20 minutes of travel. More hours spent bonding with my relatives the moment I reached Fukuoka. 

I am proud I am making wise decisions, when it comes to the money versus time dilemna. And am HAPPY with it. After all, time is money.  So now, I spend money to save time, more than spending time to save money. 


I have such high regard for products that deliver what it promise. It is okay for me to spend more on these items, if I am assured of its quality. This is the promise delivered to me by JOY - because one drop of this dishwashing liquid really goes a long way.

And again, JOY has proven its promise - when last June 23, 2019, it doubled its famous old record of number of plates washed with a single bottle. From 8,750 plates 20 years ago, 17,500 plates were cleaned with just one single 495 ml bottle of the new Best Ever Joy - covering the entire length of the San Juanico bridge and back. 

“This means more savings for families that they can use to lead their best ever lives," shares Meir Yap, Dish Care Brand Manager at Procter and Gamble.

When I received the new Best Ever Joy --  I immediately tested it on my plates, pots and pans. And guess what, it is really effective. Just a teenie-weenie drop and everything were squeaky clean. And hey, I got 6 bottles -- which I think would last me more than a year to use!  How awesome is that!!!

As more and more Filipinos use the new Best Ever Joy in their homes, more and more are also discovering their best ever life. Join Mrs.Wise and be part of the #BestEverLife movement with the new #BestEverJoy!

The new Best Ever Joy comes in a limited offer of only P99 for the 495 ml bottle. Joy is available in all leading supermarkets and grocery stores nationwide. 

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