I did mention that we went on holiday last July, right? Okay good. Well, during our first night in our Inn, I’ve came across this channel that showed this very interesting program. It’s called “Princess” and “My Shopping Addiction”. I don’t know if you are familiar with these ‘reality shows’, if not — here’s a summary:
(stylized as Prince$$) is a Canadian television series hosted by Gail Vaz-Oxlade that premiered in 2010. The program is similar in format to her earlier endeavor, Til Debt Do Us Part; however, rather than helping couples in financial trouble, Vaz-Oxlade assists women who are considered self-indulgent and spoiled. Participants are given weekly challenges, some of which are to help bring the finances and debt under control, while others are meant to help correct the participant’s attitude and make amends to their friends and relatives. At the end of six weeks, Vaz-Oxlade gives the participant a cheque for an amount up to $5,000, based upon Vaz-Oxlade’s assessment of the participant’s success in each of the challenges.
MY SHOPPING ADDICTION
I didn’t find an actual ‘description’ of this show. But this is somewhat similar to PRINCESS. But there is no cash ‘involve’ after every episode to reward whether the client/participant had a change on their lifestyle.
Yes, both shows are related to debts, shopping addiction, drama and I admit, you’ll realize right away that these shows are scripted (as if other reality tv shows aren’t). Anyways, even though these are scripted, I somehow managed to realize the importance of prioritizing your needs/wants and behaving yourself in terms of buying what you really need and uhm, budgeting. It is an eye opener for me. Not that I am a shopaholic — though, I tend to shop online most of the time and usually ends up spending money on KPOP goodies/albums and beauty products/ skin care products. I realized that having a credit card will tempt you to buy/shop unnecessary things and that you won’t mind using your credit card because well, you’ll pay for it eventually. You have this mind set that as long as you’re gonna pay for it no matter how long, you’ll use it until its limit. And then, BAM! Hello debts. Hello interest charges. Hello struggles to pay for it. So yeah, I ended up not spending way too much when I was on holiday. Unlike before that I had almost spent $600-$700 on clothes and shoes and uhm other stuff…
The show’s really interesting. If you want to watch, just search it online. Well, that’s if you want to watch these kind of shows lol. I had fun watching it and was hoping we’ll get cable but then, no one’s watching TV — we actually barely uses our TV, my Dad’s using their laptop to watch old Filipino/Asian movies and Hollywood films. And I don’t have time to watch, except when I really want to and ‘internet’ bores me. Does this post even makes sense? I hope it does hahaha!
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