Things I didn't know I needed until I got one

28 January 2021

As you may know, I am moving to a new place this weekend and I have started to pack. Because we will not be renting a moving truck, I will not be able to bring everything with me and would have to prioritize some things over the others and just come back for the rest every time we go visit. As I took stock of my stuff, it got me thinking of things that made me go, "Where have you been all my life?" when I first started using them. I thought of compiling them on this list to inspire others who may be on the fence about getting them because I'm an enabler I like helping people make informed decisions.


I got my first Kindle back in 2013 and it was a HUGE game changer! It is a nifty solution that allowed me to carry more than a hundred books at a time. I also loved the capability to highlight passages and store them for future reference AND look up the meaning of words easily. I didn't know I would love a gadget this much. 

For my 32nd birthday, my boyfriend upped my Kindle game by surprising me with a Kindle Paperwhite (that's wrapped seven times in seven different boxes and gift wrappers, LOL). Suddenly I could read even when it's dark without the need for a separate night light! Amazing! Again, I didn't know I would love a gadget this much. 

Its only bane is that the ease of 1-Clicking books make me collect and collect eBooks even though I don't have the time to read. It's hoarding but make it digital. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

Never do I feel more beautiful than when I am wearing a great red lipstick. THE SHEER POWER. I have written extensively about the immensity of my love for Rihanna's brainchild that is this lip color and I do not think I will ever stop. I have convinced friends to buy it and I will not stop until every woman (or man, no one's judging) has one. 

Just kidding. Leave some for me because I will need back ups for when I finish my bottle. Which will not be any time soon because girllll one swipe goes a loooong way!

I love it so much.

Bluetooth earphones

I can exercise, I can bake, I can run, I can wash the dishes, I can do my laundry, I can clean the house, I can listen to music, audio books, or podcasts, and I can do all those without dealing with pesky wires! The user experience offered by Bluetooth earphones is unmatched. My current toy of choice is the Sabbat VOOPLAY True Wireless Earphones in Cereal, and opening the case to use them never fails to make me giggle because they look like a couple of Biogesics. Hee hee.

adidas by Stella McCartney Ultra Boost Knit Lace Up Sneakers

I am not going to lie. I have a lot of clothes and shoes, but I am cheap. Unlike J who owns a lot of adidas shoes, I am not going to cough up more than, let's say, Php 3,000 for a pair of shoes, no matter what magic or technology it claims to have. This has resulted to me being grumpy almost all the time when we were doing our walkathons exploring Singapore on our last visit almost two years ago. He was always on the go, while I didn't think I could have walked another step as my feet were close to giving up.

So, yes, I only scored a pair of these because my friend S did a massive closet sale and sold hers for more than half the price! And we have the same shoe size! As luck would have it, someone beat me to it, but because that someone was being too stingy on the shipping fee, S just opted to pass it on to me! Yay! And ohmygoodness, what was I thinking depriving my feet of the wonders of Ultra Boost! I wish the pandemic is over so I could wear them every freaking where.

I believe I may be forgetting some things that should be on this list but these are at the top of my mind at the moment. Watch me update this blog when I think of stuff to add, or watch me say that and not follow through. Heh. But yes! Since I will be moving and hopefully getting new stuff to make condo life easier, I am sure I will have discoveries I can add here. Maybe it will be a Xiaomi mop and/ or vacuum cleaner, maybe it will be an Instant Pot, or maybe it will be storage hacks. Who knows? 

How about you? What are things you didn't know you need until you got one? I am open for recommendations! 

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