Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Boxing Day 2007!!

Today is Boxing Day!!

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No not boxing~~

BOXing Day.

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It’s a public holiday, right after Christmas on the 26th December.

I used to think Boxing Day is a day for every house to get rid of their empty Christmas boxes right after all the presents exchanging the day before. (Not before I actually thought it was a day of people boxing each other when I saw the public holiday date on an English calendar)

At least that’s what my English born and bred cousin told me. Ermmm….

Boxing Day was actually a day to help the poor, give gifts to the workers or people of lower social status. It’s a day of fox hunting in England until it was banned in November 2004.

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Read here for the different folk tales of Boxing Day.

Anyway, I love Boxing Day. It’s a day where England performs one of its most remarkable events in the entire year. All the major (and small) stores in the country launch their year’s biggest sales ever. And I mean it’s HUGE, ENORMOUS. The lowest discount would be 40% in the more cheapskate stores, right up to 90%!!!

Because it’s so big, usually it last for a whole week.


Folks, this… is Oxford Street.

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I used to breathe the air of Oxford Street, on Boxing Day I would move in and out of shops and stores like a hamster squirreling around tree holes, from one end to the other endlessly till the sun sets, which I would then return home and come back the next day, for numerous days.

It is where you find the world largest single shop fashion store that stood 5-storeys high (and god knows how many levels under) Topshop, a 50,000sqft Europe’s largest music shop HMV, and also many other high street brand like Zara, Gap, Warehouse, H&M, Moonsoon, etc.

I once bought this pair of suede boots that cost £45 originally and it was on 90% discount. Meant I only paid for £5!!! (only RM35 okay!! Omg o.O) A blinking pair of perfectly new, might be out of season but still pretty nice looking, black suede boots!!! Which I wore like almost everyday after that.

I miss those days.

Happy Boxing Day Everyone!! :D

Now go punch your friend.

14 comments:

  1. merry boxing day

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  2. There's a lot of boxes after christmas...(^_^)

    Happy boxing day Nicole...

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  3. i love you nicole!! merry xmas, kekeke

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  4. i box you.. you box me.. just choose your side..
    left or right..

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  5. You are right.
    Even Edinburgh has HUGE sales along Princess Street.

    Hehe.... and I bought XY perfume you adv. before and 4 pieces of clothes.

    Planned to come back UK again?? ;)

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  6. I love boxing day sales in nz, prob not as good as the UK though. But crappy weather yesterday and too many people so went home early, got sick of squeezing.

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  7. hahahahhaaa....go punch your fren.


    yeah....sales in the UK are really SALES........not like here in kl.

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  8. Gee, good findings. Too bad no holiday in Asian places.

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  9. And it also has been a traditional day where there is a lot of football in England. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  10. Before reading this entry, I was still thinking Boxing day is a day to punch people :D
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

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  11. Haha! Soo true, your just like my wife! She goes nuts on Boxing day. I live in London, she is Shopping while I am stuck at work today!

    Your right about Topshop on oxford streeeet! You can get lost. I try to find clothes close to the entrance so I can make a quick exit!!! haha!

    Happy Shopping!

    PS. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  12. ish~ I've never noe tat my bufday is actually Boxing day as well =.="

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  13. Kuchingite2728/12/07 12:35 AM

    Hey Nic!

    I'm not sure if I'm going across the boundaries in asking this question but do tell me if I have. I was just wondering if you could tell us a little about past? You studied in England last time? Tell a bit more? Or was this in your older posts?

    Thanks!!

    HAPPY BOXING DAY/NEW YEAR!!!

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  14. havent check your blog for weeks and I am shocked to find out we started the blog for the boxing day in awfullly similar way with the exact same picture! 0_o

    happy new year!

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