Thursday, May 9, 2013

At Home at Home Centre

I received an SMS yesterday from Home Centre inviting me to visit them for their SALE. They started it I guess last month but didn't give them a peek, honestly I'm trying to control myself to shop recently. But since its Wednesday yesterday and I don't have any date or even any plan, I took the chance to visit them. Sayang naman yung mga text nila kung hindi ko sila pagbibigyan,hehehe and siguro may checklist sila at alam nila na di pa ako nagpupunta sa kanila e 4 days na lang from yesterday matatapos na ang sale.
I really love home decors and accessories. Even in the Philippines, that's one of our family bonding to visit home depot or home decor stores and to buy a piece/s if there is a great offer.
Part of growing old up even in shopping nag-iiba yung priorities mo, dati-rati hindi ako pwedeng lumabas ng mall without any personal stuff like shoes,bags, or a piece of top on my hand but now I less of those stuffs. I remembered my Tita Rorie, she told me once na part daw siguro ng maturity ko or "aging" kaya (hahaha) kaya I preferred na to shop mga gamit or decor sa bahay than shopping for myself like shoes, bags, or clothes...siguro? hahaha.

Home Centre is one of the most prominent home store here in Doha (and I guess in other middle east country). I love shopping with them for some reasons:
1. It's a one-stop shop of home decors, accessories, and furniture. From lights, kitchen utensils, bed frames, bathroom accessories, etc. name it they have it.
2. I love how they arrange their displays and stocks, yung hindi ka mahihilo kasi hindi mo alam kung saan ka pupunta para magcheck ng cooking wares at ng curtains kasi halo-halo. But with them they arrange their stuffs accordingly.
3. They have so many staffs to assist you. You can easily recognized their staffs because they are in uniform, yesterday they are wearing "orange" polo shirt with logo of their store.
4. Sale is a sale. When they invite you for a sale for sure you will not leave the store in empty hand. And I really love it.
I only concentrate on the decors, accessories, and utensils, I didn't visit their furniture section and showroom as I know that I have nothing to buy there. 
One of the tip that I can give you when shopping on a "sale", focus on the section that you'll buy. If you don't have in mind what to exactly buy, you can roam around first to check but don't be tempt and buy impulsively. Well, that's what I've learned and continuously applying into myself, and seems its working =)

 I love throw pillows, but I want something na may drama..hehehe. HC has so many choices but still not able to buy one, for me hindi sya best buy even they reduced it to 30%. I'd rather have the design from the one that I posted in my CHRISTMAS WISHLIST 2012 


These lights and chandeliers reminds me of my Dad. Kapag pumupunta kami sa mga home depot lagi syang sa light section, if only cargo companies can assure me na maiideliver nilang door to door ng walang damage, ay naku for sure nakabili na talaga ako. I love the vintage-modern designs on most of their lights.

There are so many lampshades to choose from but this one captured me, I find it cute. I found this one in kids section =)
This section is for Mommy =) Just thinking what if I'm with her, for sure she'll not go out the shop without having anyone of these.....

Vases of different sizes. colors and designs are also on its best price...ang problema ko lang paano ko maiuuwi sa Pinas,hehehe..the last time I bought and sent it through air freight cargo nung buksan sa Pinas may crack na unless siguro styro ang gamitin ko instead of bubble wrap.

I'm always checking this section also, everytime they are on sale. What I love on this shelves? super tipid sa space. I got the red one set before and yesterday I got brown for 31QR.
I love plates and glasses especially if its colorful or comes in a "unique" details or designs. Here are some of my glassware picks...
Moroccan inspired set. Plato pa lang sa dining table mo sosyal na sosyal na =)
 I love this set - a vintage design. I bought one with the same design, 2 tier cupcake holder for only 23QR.
 Colorful printed mugs are 50% off . It comes in set pero meron din sila na mabibili individually for only 5QR.
 Super I heart this set and I'm thinking to come back there for these items...still thinking how I can pack and send it to Philippines.
 I want this one...ilang beses ko syang binalik-balikan, thinking kung anong packaging ang gagawin ko para di sya dumami kapag ipinacargo ko...
They called most of their "sale" items with high reduction as brilliant buys. I didn't check it ng malapitan so I can know how big the reduction is..

Aside from glassware they also have colorful sets of plastic wares. They come out in a variety of colors like apple green, orange, violet, neon pink, and aqua spring!

Plates, canisters, cups and glasses ....
 Kids will definitely enjoy their food with this colorful plastic plates and cute cutlery.
 For working men and women who loves to make pack lunch with them, this will be very useful condiments for soy sauce, vinegars, etc. - 4QR for 6 pieces.
Not only adults will enjoy their shopping here in Home Centre, for sure your kids will love and enjoy to go with you also, as soon as they visit their kids section...
Visit Home Center now and get brilliant buys! For sure you'll not go home without anything, take the chance to buy at low prices.
And my Wednes-date and shopping buddy for the day, no other than my friend Jane! If red tags din lang ang usapan, she's into it as well, we both love and enjoy reductions! So next time you'll visit any store with "SALE', be sure you're with the right buddy - yung hindi napapagod kaagad maglakad at hindi mahiluhing magikot =) Thanks Jane!
Remember, smart people know how to be practical...(ahemmm)

Sympre nakakagutom so we passed by McDo to have something...


After eating, we took a walk to other stores, and look what I found =)

Would you dare to wear that shoes in the office as in the whole day? just thinking if someone will buy it..hahaha, and the brand name of the shoes, speaks of itself - DRAMA QUEEN
Anything is almost instant nowadays, even the ice! yes as in the same "ice" you put into drinks, CHILLROCKS, a safe, reusable, and hygienic ice in a pack, you can check it at City Lifestyle at 59QR

And these what I've got...
Taraaannnn...Jen, ikaw ba talaga yan? hahaha, halos lahat ng nabili ko ay kitchen utensils samantalang hindi naman ako nagluluto..hmmm, I know magagamit ko yan pagdating ng panahon ..hehehe, still a smart buys.

Home Centre is located in City Center Mall, Centrepoint Mall in Al Saad, and one in near at Jaidah Flyover. The one that I visited is in Centrepoint.
They are open from 10:00 a.m till 10:00 p.m. from Saturday to Thursday, different timing apply if Friday.
Shoppingeras and shoppingeros enjoy your weekend at low low price!
Happy Shopping!
Happy Weekend!
God bless everyone...


  1. Well done!!!!! Namiss ko bigla mag shopping sa Home Centre. Yan ang stress reliever ko nung andyan pa ako.

  2. thanks Ken :)
    oo stress reliever ko din ang Home Centre kahit hindi sila sale, happy kasi ang ambiance ng store nila kasi colorful and kahit iconvert mo into pesos mas mura pa rin.

  3. Hi it is my first time here and I know it wont be the last. It has been sometime that I had neglected touching bases with other Pinay blogger due to time and work overload.

    Anyways, just like you I also love hanging around in Home Improvement stores, it is indeed a retail theraphy, kahit window shopping lang minsan nakakatanggal stress.

    Naging habit ko ding dumaan sa mga home depot specially nung magpagawa kami ng house. Nakakakuha din ng inspiration at talaga naman sarap lang talaga magliwaliw sa ganitong shops

    1. Hi Ms. Cielo
      Thanks for dropping by...
      I just browsed your site and found out that you're an OFW too, I'm based here in Doha, Qatar.
      Honestly, for a while tumigil ako sa pagbloblog due to workloads din pero bumalik din ako, iba talaga ang pagsusulat stress reliever and aside no pressures in here kasi personal blog lang naman, although people are encouraging me na pwede daw akong mag-earn thru blogging but I don't know how naman hehehe, as now I'm just enjoying writing about my life's adventure..
      Pareho pala tayo even sa Pinas mas gusto ko na pinupuntahan yung mga gamit sa bahay, its my bonding din with my Mom and Dad kasi mahilig din sila sa mga home decor and furniture.
      Thank you
      God bless


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