As I was going through the items in the store, I ended up choosing more items for A than for myself. That, plus the fact that the ones I was looking at would deplete more than half of what I could spend already! There's also shipping cost to consider as the items will be coming from the US.
A is a tea and coffee person. I learned how to drink hot tea from him as he would usually make one at home. There's a tea for drinking before a meal. Different one after a meal. Another one for a cold beverage use. As for coffee, it's an ongoing learning process for him.
He has these toys to play with:
I'm particular about the things that he would look at when we would go out. We were in Dimensione at the Fort before when I saw him going through Bodum's line. Next thing he knew, he already has a coffee press. No need to buy the sachets anymore.
I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I do like the taste of a freshly ground one. One time we were in Starbucks, A asked me for a quick lecture on the impact of the grinding date to the taste of the coffee. We wouldn't buy ground coffee in Starbucks because we don't consume much coffee as well and the smallest pack that they have is 400g. So, I've introduced him to Rustan's coffee line. This way, he can try different flavors without having to buy a large quantity. Though I've noticed that it would still take him weeks to finish off 100g. The flavor's become ho-hum by that time. I figured that buying coffee beans would be better and just grind a certain amount when needed. So I got him a KitchenAid coffee grinder.
Now for the pièce de résistance:
So what's the thing about about going on a free shopping free? I ended up buying things not for myself. I don't mind anyway. As long as A's happy with it. Well, I still have some amount left to spend. Maybe I'll get myself that stick blender that I've been salivating for years.
All in all, i feel so blessed for being able to get these items for A.