The Way I See It

Coping with Covid-19 with retail therapy

The pandemic affected the world as I knew it. What I didn’t expect was its impact on my spending habits.

After months of staying indoors, says the writer. even undertaking utilitarian trips has turned out to be surprisingly satisfying. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Ignoring e-mails about the benefits of minimalism that show up in my mailbox, I have been on a shopping spree lately.

After months of staying indoors, undertaking utilitarian trips - to Ikea to buy long overdue ready-to-hang curtains, or to Skechers to replace worn-out walking shoes - turned out to be surprisingly satisfying.

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