Posts Tagged ‘asianbargainlady blog’


April 12, 2013


DST: Spring Forward

March 10, 2013


It’s that time of the year for US and Canada!  or as Nomo would say “No Mo Time!”

Some people like it, some people don’t like it.

The nice thing about DST is that despite losing the hour you are an hour closer to something you’ve been anticipating. For example: WOOHOO 1 hour till Xpm and I can head home) and the sun is out during the early evenings.

Set back your clocks and make sure to double check and confirm times with colleagues as well for meetings this week!

When are the best times to BUY?

March 9, 2013

iZ9Y1From and originally shared by ABL’s friend Dino Ignacio on the ABL FB group!

What’s your biggest FEAR?

March 8, 2013



What’s your biggest FEAR?
It’s usually FEAR that holds us back.
FEAR is also associated with FAILURE.
Failure is not an end result, it’s a stepping stone to success.


Do something that scares you!

Work Out Corner

March 5, 2013


Elliptical – great thing about it is it’s small and you can plop it in front of your TV or computer
3lbs. Dumbbells
Adjustable Dumbbells (Handmydowns from Mr. Shay)
15lbs. Kettlebell
Exercise Mat

All these items available online.  If you’re creative enough you can get them cheaper at bargain stores like Ross or Marshall’s, Craigslist, a Garage Sale or Goodwill.

Did you know you pay more for your insurance if you’re overweight?

Staying fit is also saving money!

The Biggest Loser

March 4, 2013

In lieu of a gym membership and trainer, ABL has her work out corner.

For motivation, ABL watches The Biggest Loser

It’s great seeing these people transform.  See Michelle from Season 9.biggest-loser-winner-2009I enjoy watching the trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett motivate the contestants.  Each week is a breakthrough and a challenge.  Currently it’s on every Monday at 8pm.  If ABL misses it, she catches previous episodes on HULU.



Sunday Paper Ads

March 3, 2013

Sunday Papers comes bundled with various store ads and coupons.

targetsundayIt’s a great resource when you’re planning for your weekly shopping.

Sometimes there are great deals on new entertainment releases, electronics, cleaning materials or even toilet paper.  

Don’t get sucked into buying everything featured in the ad.  Browse the ad alongside the ABL shopping mantra and shop only for things that will improve the quality of your life!



Babo Bear from Yoyamart

March 2, 2013

ABL has always been a fan of the Uglydolls.

This month, David Horvath announced the release of Babo Bear.


Uglydolls is now a huge company.   They decided to have the plush company GUND do their doll distribution.

Instead of waiting for it to hit the bigger chain stores, Shay Fei Fei purchased Babo Bear from Yoyamart one of the small business specialty shops.  There used to be two shops here in the San Francisco Kidrobot and Giant Robot.  However, they closed down because there was not enough support to keep them open.

If you don’t want your local stores or the smaller guys to shut down and disappear, you should support them by buying from them.  

If you have something in mind and can afford it, buy from the smaller businesses when you can!

Do you know who Paul Krugman is?

March 1, 2013

Page_6Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize winning economist who wrote “End This Depression Now“.  ABL saw him at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club to get a book signed for her dad.

IMG_0131ABL likes Paul because he creates economic awareness.

He says a country is not a company.  Check out his blog, look him up and find insight in what he has to say.

How To Navigate Supermarket Spending Traps

February 28, 2013

SupermarketSpending-smallInfographic from

When shopping at the supermarket, BE MINDFUL.