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PNG Star Shares Her Shopping Tips

PNG Star Shares Her Shopping Tips
Wailevu Sanatan Dharam Kindergarten teachers Radhika Ray (standing right) and Shobna Lata (standing left) with graduating students in Labasa on November 13, 2018. Photo: Shratika Naidu
September 05
14:59 2014

Papua New Guinean rising star, Mereani Masani admits being a shopping fanatic like many young people her age.

However, she also keeps in mind the importance of planning and budgeting when it comes to shopping.

Born to a Papua New Guinean father and a Fijian mother, Miss Masani, a professional singer at 26 is currently holidaying in Fiji.

Sun Shopper met with her at Suva’s MHCC and she kindly agreed to share her shopping tips with our readers.

Because she has been concentrating in her music career for the past three years, Miss Masani said her mother has always been supportive.

GROCERY SHOPPING

“I’m so fortunate to have my mum around who helps me out with shopping, especially when it comes to grocery shopping. My mum loves shopping and budgeting which she masters.

“But when I have time, I love to shop and just walk around shops checking out new stuff.”

So for her, it is from her mother’s guiding tips that she has learned the importance of budgeting and saving for rainy days.

“Everyone needs to have a budget whether it is for shopping for food or simply spending wherever.

“I’ve never been one to save but over the years I’ve learnt slowly. I’d walk into a shop to get two items and I’d walk out with three plastic bags of shopping.

“I believe it’s always important to make a list and stick to it,” she shared.

MARKETING AND OTHERS

For marketing, Miss Masani prefers to do it every Sunday back at home. She finds it more relaxing on this day to visit the market and looking out for fresh fruits and vegetables.

“I love going out to the markets and appreciating our locally grown food and to top it all off, it’s cheaper.”

For the international singer herself, she frequents thrift shops to buy clothes and shoes.

“I love to shop for clothes and shoes. I get most of my stuff from second hand shops in PNG because I believe it is the best.

“Something that I’ve learnt and always have to remember when shopping for clothes is to make sure that I buy the right size and not something I wish will fit me.

As for shoes, make sure you buy something that you will wear comfortably and not something that you’ll store in your closet.”

 

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