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My Shopaholic Confession

Hi, I'm Joriben Zaballa and I'm a Shopaholic!

Who said girls are the only one who have the shopaholic genes. We men are more notorious when it comes to shopping. Based from experience I almost spend half of my paycheck (or even more) just to buy toys. Yes you heard it right, Toys. Those little things, who are replicas of our favorite noontime cartoon characters that fights for the Earth's peace during our childhood days. When a friend notifies me about a new item released on the market, My geek shopaholic hormones will start to rage and instantly I can hear cash registers ringing in my ears.

Now, if I found out that the item is already out of stock. I will surely look for a way to look for it. I will go mall hopping and even city hopping just to look for that item. Yep, despite the fact that I will be spending more for the transportation, I still don't care as long as I got what I want.

The shopping don't end there. Merchants are aware of the technology revolution. More sellers are beginning to go online selling rare but cheap items. If I fail to catch the items I want on the stores, my next stop is always online to look for people who are selling their own items.

As a hobbyist, buying this toys don't only serve as a hobby but as a creative inspiration for my profession. As an artist, I can easily think of ideas on my projects when I'm looking at them. And sometimes I actually play with them posing them with the other toys and relive cartoon and comic book moments.

Being a shopaholic this days is really not practical, so I tried to get cheaper deals so that I can avoid spending too much. But I think to others, it is more on the obsession of spending the money itself. As long as I can, I don't want to be like that. I'm more concerned of the item itself and how will it benefit to me.

This is the reason why I'm looking forward of watching Isla Fisher's upcoming film, Confessions of a Shopaholic. Because I want to see how she overcomes her obsession on her shopping extravaganza.

So catch "Confessions of a Shopaholic" in Cinemas on February 18, 2009 and be inspired to shop and be crazy with Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood.

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Anonymous said...

Grabe yung collection mo ng toys nung nakita ko dati sa office ng Yehey! :D

earthlingorgeous said...

OMG! Joriben you remind me of someone from a movie :D can I say it? 40 Year Old Virgin! hahahaha!

Wow you are truly a toy shopaholic! I'm sure pasok na sa banga ang entry na ito :)

Joriben Zaballa said...

@micamyx ay naku, mga Happy meal pa lang yun. Wala pa yun ikumpara sa totoong koleksyon ko, lolz

@earlingorgeous hahaha kakaaliw yung 40 year old virgin. lolz ang pinagkaiba namin, di ako loser lolz :P

earthlingorgeous said...

jori peace hahaha naaliw lang ako sa collection mo ha :) ayan link na kita :)

pehpot said...

Oh I love your action figures! I am turning into a toy shopaholic na din.. I want to buy all those cute transformers (universe) figures

Joriben Zaballa said...


hahahaha, ok lang yun. Madalas namang magkaroon ng maling impression sa toy collecting.


isa lang masasabi ko sa 'yo. Naumpisa ako sa paisa-isa at ngayon mahirap nang pigilin, hehehe. So stop yourself while you can :P

SASSY MOM said...

Grabe, you have an awesome collection and quite an addiction. My bro is starting his collection, I wonder if I should stop him now.

Hope you can visit my blog:


pehpot said...

kids can't get enough of toys eh..

they started it out with hot wheels and now transformers, hay naku if only toys here as cheap as those in the US.. ang saya sana di ba..

so I am sure alam mo ung warehouse toy sale every DEc in Libis? 3 years in a row na kme pumupunta dun LOL

Make or Break

Joriben Zaballa said...

@Sassy Mommy

Well, nasa sa inyo na yun kung pipigilan nyo sya. Turuan nyo na lang siyang magbudget, hehehe.

di ako nakapunta sa Libis last December. Sayang.

Czel said...

hello! thanks for dropping my blog too.. Ü

Joriben Zaballa said...

@Vanity's Child

No problem :P

Chris A. said...

Woah! shopaholic and Toy-aholic... Massive collection hmm ako din kaya sali sa contest... Hmm Culture Crash at Indie at Local Pinoy Comics-aholic.

By the way astig na ng page mu Jori ah. Like the You Embed Tube, kung may uploads lang ako gagamitin ko din yan kaso not that much of a vlogger.

Zsa Zsa Zaturna ah, inform me.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

You actually own all those toys? Waw! And I thought I have too many barbie dolls. :P

KCee said...

Hi, congrats! You're one of the winners! :D

earthlingorgeous said...

Jori! WE WON! :) See you soon.


Anonymous said...

Jori! Congratz at winner ka sa Nuffnang! Haha! Grabeh namimiss ko na makita toys mo sa Yehey office! Wee!

Joriben Zaballa said...


Yeah own them. It is a two year worth of acquisition. Wait till you see my friend's collections. Mas marami pa.


Thanks. Not really expecting na manalo pa dahil I know maraming sumali hehehe. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

wow winner tayo! hehe :D

Weng Zaballa said...
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theworkingmom said...

Your buying impulses remind me of the men in my family :). Di lang talaga girls, noh?



Weng Zaballa said...

Hi! Congrats for winning the contest... kanino mo ibibigay ang Gucci bag mo?ipa-raffle mo na lang sa amin hahaha.

Tita Wena

Anonymous said...

congrats sa atin! pero feel ko talaga hindi ako mananalo ng gucci bag! ang gaganda ng entries nyo e!

Joriben Zaballa said...


Yeah, minsan mas magastos pa kami :P

@tita wena

Isipin ko pa, baka may pagbigyan akong somebody special :P


Malay mo ikaw ang masuwerteng mapili ng mahiwagang Gucci Bag hahahahaha.

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