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YouTube Review: The Change Room Curtain Gap

Okay, most of us buys clothes at shopping malls and stores unless you get yours online. Still, the main advantage of shopping in malls is that you could actually try the merchandise before buying it – and that’s why we shop, physically.

But have you actually experienced the stress of trying those clothes on when shopping? Like, the change room curtain gap?

In our featured YouTube video of the week, we see how women in particular has this kind of problem. The curtain gap. In this case, you got that uneasiness while changing and trying those clothes on – as in someone might see you naked or something – so you kinda hurry. And sometimes, because you were in a hurry, you weren’t really able to choose well among the clothes you were trying. Well, thanks or no thanks to the curtain gap.

Then again, like how a number of shoppers feel, that gap was really done on purpose – and it’s certainly not for that kind of “peeking.”

So why? Theft. There are just some lost souls who would try on those clothes, and then would also try to leave the store unnoticed.

Hmm… See? So next time you go shopping – just call a friend or a female staff to look after you while changing – that gap would be better than having a CCTV in your dressing room.

Curtain gap solved.

Last Day of 2013

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the lives of those who look forward to a better year ahead…

Inside malls…

Grocery rush for the New Year...
Grocery rush for the New Year…
Loading cellphones for midnight greetings...
Loading cellphones for midnight greetings…
Footwear... one of the most sought after items
Footwear… one of the most sought after items

Outside malls, or in wet markets…

More people lining up for tonight's lottery... who knows?
More people lining up for tonight’s lottery… who knows?
Gearing up for local delicacies...
Gearing up for local delicacies…
Baggage counter: Red seems to be the color of the day... well, tradition
Baggage counter: Well, tradition, Red is the color of the day…

At the end of the day, the ‘new year’ is all about family; about being together and celebrating while looking at the same direction..

Great entrepren…

Great entrepreneurs are often great listeners and they can spot patterns and pick up on small details in customer stories. – Alexander Osterwalder

True. That’s what entrepreneurs and leaders are – Opportunity Makers. And that’s why these individuals are into social media especially Facebook and Twitter.

So obviously.. if a “great” entrepreneur, an ambitious beginner, or even a struggling one has noticed our site then he would try to get in touch or at least Like and Follow Us.. as many do. See? We have been sharing experiences all along!

While each one of us are consumers, some of us could be or are entrepreneurs one way or another.. Just continue your journey.

Between Christmas and New Year…

Is there a thing called a “holiday slowdown”?

This is the gap between Christmas and New Year – the time to recharge one’s batteries for the coming festivities, the turn of the calendar.

Let’s see what’s been happening during this time…

A pair of contestants doing a song number...
A pair of contestants doing a song number…
A piano student on a recital...
A piano student on a recital…

While malls are going on continuous shows… Streets are starting to flood with fruits.. and firecrackers, or is it?

More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks...
More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks…
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these...
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these…

The first law o…

The first law of economics is that when the price goes up, consumption comes down. This is a divine law. You cannot change it. – Sheikh Yamani

We all see that, Sheikh Yamani… but good to hear it again though.

Notice consumers? They shy away from such. But since it’s the holidays, many sellers are just taking advantage – and customers are, well, paying customers.

The gun dealer …

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers, but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will never again sell more than one gun to a customer. This is exactly what we’re trying to get the gun industry across the country to do. – Michael D. Barnes

Wherever in this world, may it be a right or a privilege – Guns are always dangerous.

Why sell guns just because one has the money to pay for them? Protection?

As it is, this thinking has made some “sick” people go amok!

How about not just looking into one’s background before selling BUT having them present an updated “psychological” test before being issued a gun? How about not just eliminating high-powered guns or assault rifles in stores BUT as Michael Barnes suggests “not selling” more than one gun to a customer?

Hmm… how about (every gun store as well as the federal government) having and sharing files not just of customers BUT of every household regarding guns and especially bullets? Just like a census on population. In this case, a census on guns in households – only.

A safe society rests on cooperation and a good policy.

Delivery through “drones”?

Delivery through “drones”?

Yes, on-line retail giant Amazon has this in mind – to deliver your goods through “drones”. Yup, it’s those unmanned “flying octopuses”, if that’s how you want to call it.


Can you imagine that?

A bit too futuristic huh? Well, on a quick look – yes. But looking deeper, not really. ‘Cause we’re really headed that way. Look at our smartphones, our smartwatches… and even the use of cellphones while 10,000 feet up in the air is being considered.

On hearing this, what came to mind were things like: Wow, this could be noisy. Yes, there’s no traffic but that’s just for the “start”, later on, the air would be something like polluted. Not just the air pollution that we all know but… see, these are like “giant bees” in the air hovering above us that could interfere with nature. And more so, we may not be able to determine if these are not the surveillance kind of thing.

Hmm… this would be pretty interesting though.

To give money t…

To give money to a woman – and here I must speak as a man – is to deny her special quality, her irreplaceability, and reduce her unique amiability to a commodity. Money takes away her name, while transforming her lover into a nameless customer of a market of appetites. – James Buchan

Many could be upset with this quote of James Buchan; but then, as a more “matured” individual, come to think of it.. It makes sense, right?

Money should not dictate a relationship but love.

Of course, unless the couple is attached by marriage or commitment, only then should money come into fore.. after all, you need to feed your family and meet their other needs.

It does seem to…

It does seem to be true that the more you get the more you spend. It is rather like being on a golden treadmill. – Charles Allsop

Hmm… indeed. This is called “insatiability.”

It’s simply human nature to keep wanting more, so, an increase in income doesn’t necessarily mean an astounding increase in savings – well, unless one is disciplined.

Nevertheless, given that you’ll save or spend more with an increase in revenues, shouldn’t you also help more especially those in need?

That’s a conscientious consumer.

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Patched up cracks of a toilet at ICM's LG level
Patched up cracks of a toilet at ICM’s LG level

Earthquake consequences: Weakened structure. This is expected after a major calamity like an earthquake. Thus, ICM management should give more consideration to its structure – don’t just patch up, go deeper in your repairs, this is no small house but a mall.

Benches near the UG Level entrance 2 of ICM
Benches near the UG Level Entrance 2 of ICM

I was seated at about 12:35pm to 12:45pm trying to feel the consumers’ pulse, instead felt the flooring was actually “shaking” with the comings and goings of people. Nobody’d probably feel it unless you link to your senses to the floor with no thoughts of just fun.

After standing up, I transferred to another area near BDO’s kiosk and ICM’s Home & Fashion… and lo! I still sensed it, the “shaking.” This could be “dangerous” in the long run if taken for granted. Whether a series of strong aftershocks or just plain influx of people (which is longer compared to aftershocks), the unimaginable could surely happen.

Safety first!