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Thursday, December 14, 2006

NO PST, BITCHES

My new snowpants and a look into my bedroom, a place where unfortunately, few have seen. My previous offer still stands.


Finally got a pair of waterproof snowpants! That should help me in times of rain, like last year and my recent trip to Snoqualmie.

I had the hardest time finding a new pair as Men's "small" is too big! MEC and REI didn't have a substantial kids section either, and the women's snowpants were just too fitting :s. I found myself in Eaton Centre today and in SportChek. I tried on like 10 pairs of snowpants, and finally settled on this one:

I still wear kids clothing


Even with a "youth" size, I have to make use of the elastic waist adjustment band :s. I tried one size lower, but it was too small. Using the adjustment thingy makes the back all scrunched up. I may have to find a belt instead...

I found the attached sizing chart rather humorous :). Europeans wear XL (18/20) when they're 14, but people in Japan and Korea wear it when they are 19!!! Heck, I'm still wearing it! I know that growing up, I would typically wear the same size as my age, as advised by this sizing chart for Asians, and I guess I just stopped at 19, which is about right, as that's about the age people guess that I am :p

Asians are small


Not only was the snowpants on sale ($80), but since it was kids, there was NO PST!!! Unlike in Manitoba, in Ontario, all kids clothing automagically gets the PST (provincial sales tax, 8% in Ontario) off, and you don't have cashiers asking you if you are under 14.

NO PST, BITCHES

8 Comments:

Jill said...

"Unlike in Manitoba, in Ontario, all kids clothing automagically gets the PST "

Ahem, when you make your return to the Keystone, you can shop Gap Kids with the peace of mind knowing that when you get to the cash desk they won't ask you if you if you are under 14. Their tills are programed automatically to not charge PST (Note, this doesn't work if you pay for your adult Gap jeans at the kids' till). Happy shopping Kiddo :P

Rob said...

same with the Bay, when I worked there. anything "kids" automatically has no pst on it.

nice "coasters" they look like cds! I do that too!

student bible = trim?

Anonymous said...

Hey Vincent Cheung!

Haha sweet deal with those snowpants! Don't worry, my winter jacket is 'youth' too, and, not implying that my height is non-average or anything, but haha I just think these kids they use for models must be abnormal...

Anyway, "insightful" comments on T and T--thanks for referring me to the website! Duly impressed.

Have fun in Winnipeg! Say hi to Winnie the Pooh for me... and I'll say hi to... um. [all the cool people in Hamilton] for you.

--Karen :D

Vince said...

I'm pretty sure you are freakishly tall. At least you shouldn't be looking at the Asian line in the sizing chart :p

And sorry, there are no cool people in Hamilton. If the *village* of Hamilton were to disappear off the face of the Earth, no one would notice.

jme said...

i would notice if the hammer went missing. i have a friend there and she is really cool :p

Vince said...

The "hammer"? What's that?

jme said...

hamilton!!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Hamilton, the place is a stinking pile of fucking garbage

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