There were a couple of very cheap shops by the Jurong MRT so I took the opportunity to have a look and purchase two new pairs of shorts (pictured later). I finally ended up at Bugis station, which is directly connected to Bugis Junction (the mall) and just across from Bugis Street (the street market type area). I decided to look in Bugis Junction first, since I knew I'd spend ages in Bugis Street. It's a very nice mall with an amazing food court, but not what I was really looking to spend money on at the time (markets markets marrrrkets)
See? There's a Batmobile. Definition of awesome.
This was right next door to a Hello Kitty store, but a) we've had Hello Kitty photos on this blog already and b) the Hello Kitty store had a bigger "No Photos" sign.
Giant Sephora - this is about a quarter of the store width. I didn't actually end up buying anything, I was intending to go back to Missha to see if I could find a BB cream match (since I'm wearing sunblock every day here anyway, I thought I may as well get something that's an all-in-one) but I forgot.
There were Sephora-with-other things in a display outside the store. I think this one is Skelanimals.
I'd been told there was a Japanese book store in Bugis Junction selling old Kera Maniax and Gothic Lolita Bibles - and since I've been downloading those for the last 4 years, I felt I should actually purchase one at some point. So I toddled on up to Level 3 (well, took the escalator) and found this.......
September issue of Kera, back issues of the Gothic Lolita Bibles, and Gosurori! I was most excited about the Gosurori mooks, since they all contain heaps of patterns, but since they're sealed it's hard to know what's in them. Gosurori was discontinued in 2010, I think, so yay! I only ended up buying the October Kera - $14 for a magazine I can't read is a bit steep, but fashion is a pretty universal thing because it's PRETTY PICTURES guys. Plus the October one said it had the 7-day things in it (they dress up one of the models in 7 outfits with something like 8-10 main items of clothing) so I got that. I'm planning to return for the Gothic Lolita Bibles and Gosurori once I figure out which patterns are in which Gosurori, and which GLBs I don't have downloaded.
And this is just generic char siu.I also found a bubble tea place that for an extra 60c (I think?) let you add as much extra "bubbles" (they had about a dozen different types of jelly, bubbles, and pudding!) as you wanted, self-serve as well so you got to customise it entirely before they poured the tea in. This was my go at it.
I actually set out today intending to look for purple tops, a new bag, new jeans, some cute togs (unfortunately nothing appealed, although there were a few shops with them), another pair of shorts (the pink ones weren't really necessary) and accessories for my grad dress (not found at all, sadly) so I feel like I did okay at sticking to that. Bugis is a must-visit if you intend to go shopping in SG!