Last Friday, my groupmates and I went back to Eastwood to do some school-related stuff. We surveyed some establishments, figured out why they layout-ed their stores in that way, and observed the operations happening inside it. This is for our (yes, you guessed it right, I’ve been ranting about this subject for weeks now) OpMan. We have to be discreet all the time since some people do not really allow interviews and picture-takings inside the store. It was tiring. And it didn’t help that I was also broke at that time so all I can do is to window shop and eye some cute stuff. Anyway, we went to Happy Lemon (again) to take some more pictures since it’s beside Starbucks and it would be a good example of layout strategy.
I was thinking of buying Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese at that time but I cringe when I saw the long line of customers in Happy Lemon. And since we needed a seat and Happy Lemon’s tables are all full, I decided to just buy Mocha Frappe in Starbucks. My friends, however, lined up and patiently waited for their milk teas.
Told you they don’t murder my name that much. And I only spelled my name once (compared to Happy Lemon’s, Fitel. :| I think their staff is deaf or something). Nonetheless, the spelling’s still wrong.
This is what I call…bullying. LOL. I find this picture extraordinarily cute for some reason. I think putting up Happy Lemon beside Starbucks greatly affected the Starbucks’ profit. Well that’s kinda obvious already..3 out of 4 people preferred to wait in line rather than to have their name spelled correctly.
After that, we took some more pictures outside.
I don’t really frequent Eastwood since I live in the South so I was like a tourist there taking pictures everywhere. It kinda looks like Alabang…only with more stores and buildings.
I got intrigued with Il Pirata because it looks so off standing in the middle of a civilized and highly urbanized area. I’ll try to convince my mom to eat there some time. :)
And then we went to Fully Booked to check out some cool stuff before heading back to school. Man I’m seriously addicted to ballpens. I can’t decide which to choose. Plus I saw this set of colored pens with 24 different colors which costs less than 200 bucks. I feel bad for myself because I’m broke as hell. But being an impulsive buyer that I am, I bought this cute cellphone case and a koala ballpen just to make myself happy after a hard day. :)
Moving on, we went to another mall yesterday – TriNoma – for our OpMan project again. Sarah and I took pictures of different establishments (again) and Sarah and Trisha did the Yakimix foot count. It was tiring but fun. It felt like window shopping except that we focus more on the layouts than the products. We went inside a toy/specialty store called Hobbes & Landes wherein there’s a frozen yogurt parlor inside. It was my first time to see a store like that. And that’s where I also found the love of my life.
T_____________________________T LKDFLDKSAS’;LDK I NEARLY CRIED. This is like the coolest toy ever. I’d do anything just to get my hands on this one. Costs around 9,900..but dude, that’s already cheap considering it’s a real car fueled by hydrogen. It might even be the prototype of a safer and more environment-friendly car in the future. T_T Gah. I wish I have a job already so I can buy this baby. :( Leaving that store empty-handed is much much worse than a break-up.
I also saw a cute turquoise Egg bag that can be used for school. And since it was sale in TriNoma, it was marked down by 700 bucks. Again, I was forced to keep my eyes closed while passing by that store. I hate being broke. :(
So much for a productive week. Going to malls to do school works…how weird could that be?