Do you have a Plastic Bag?

December 29, 2007 in Eccentric Cheesiesm

I just did the most unbelievable thing yesterday.


I sold a stupid bag originally worth five pounds for RM600 in my Wardrobe. Man. It’s better than eBay.

The closing-bid dilemma happened, just like the last time I helped Coco auction her Dior bag off. Read the story HERE.


Anyway, I was so overwhelmed!

When I auctioned the bag off, I was hesitant and skeptical myself. Okay. So this bag is an original Anya Hindmarch Porkie queued hours in front of Sainsbury as early as 5a.m. for it. So it flew 14 hours straight from London to KL. So it is a limited edition bag you can not get it anywhere else now.


So what?

“Got people want to buy meh?” I asked Porkie, frowned.
“Don’t care. Just, please don’t sell it too cheap. I’ve seen people auctioning it at more than 100 pounds.”


Fui. I mean, I didn’t expect to fetch that kind of crazy response la, still I hoped that the offer is at least worth Porkie’s painstaking effort lo.




Who would pay more than what it’s worth for something so clichéd, so everywhere-to-be-seen especially around Petaling Street and pasar malam?

Apparently, it IS worth that much.

I was really so surprised that most of the bidders were guys. And what I felt truly touched is that, they all bid so crazily with a sole purpose—to please their beloved wives, to give them as a belated Xmas or new year pressie.

So sweet!




Unfortunately there was only one bag.

I’ve mailed the two highest bidders then and I decided to give it to S, simply because I could do the transaction COD and I needed the cash right the moment and also, I was leaving town the next day so better that I settled everything right then. Also, the Dior bag case has set a precedent which the item will always go to the last bid on 9:59pm, because technically, at 10:00:00:00:00 pm (if you wanna be an anal accurist who aspires to have a career in Greenwich in the future), the bid closes. So yea. Also my apology to K from Singapore who did not win the bid. Hope you can find other items you love in the future!



Back to the story. So I met up with the guy who’s supposed to pick the bag up on behalf of his bro-in-law at Mc Donald’s.

I took out the bag and handed it to him for inspection.

“It’s 100% original, here’s the tag and here’s the receipt”, I said.
“Okay,” he flipped it inside out, checked the tag, turned to me, looking a little clueless.

I paused for him to continue.




“Do you have a plastic bag for it?”




Like, that’s the whole point right, not using a plastic bag. Anyway, I gave him a fabric bag to put the non-plastic bag into.

Btw S, I’ve thrown in a little personal gift along with the bag. I hope your wife likes it. 🙂



I’m on a last minute trip to Kaohsiung today! Gonna spend my new year eve in Taipei again. Damn happy.

Will blog soon. Stay cheesed!

29 responses to “Do you have a Plastic Bag?”

  1. misha says:

    happy new year to you jiejie cheesie!!

  2. Ying Bin Sousa says:

    Have fun in Taiwan! 😀

  3. xox says:

    lol…men hate to carry tote bag…understandable…

  4. cheesie says:

    Me in KLIA now. Bye everyone. 🙂

  5. kcin says:

    walau eh! belly expensive bag

  6. Brian says:

    new year in taiwan? new year in kl must be boring then… unfortunately i won’t be having a break on new year. having said that, happy new year (except those who are condemned for normal working days like myself) to everyone!

  7. Porkie says:

    Why so surprised? If I can queue from 5am for it for you, then there are other guys who probably would do the same mah. Seems like you forgot how I got your dress last time too (That came from the otherside of the world, stopped off in London and went onto Msia!) 😛

    Hope you enjoy your new year dear! Mama Cheesie and Cheddie enjoy your new years too!! 🙂

  8. lilsis says:

    what a cool bag, i would not use it as a grocery bag ..> _

  9. i’m in Tao Yuen airport waiting for my next flight to Kaohsiung! The airport is so Hello Kitty omg. 😀

  10. Misha: same to you misha pie 🙂
    Ying Bin: Thanks dearie.
    xox: It’s a cool bag!
    kcin: why u no malaysian flag liao!
    Brian: hate to spend any public holiday in KL. Including CNY!
    Porkie: I hate queueing! No one will queue for my stinky piece of cheese.
    lilsis: I just saw someone carrying it in KLIA. Swear it’s a fakie.

  11. Porkie says:

    Cheesie: I would queue for your stinky piece of cheese 🙂

  12. Can’t seem to sign on meebo and forgot my adapter. wtf.

  13. Porkie says:

    Awww… no wonder u log off so quick leh. Forgot what adapter?

  14. Porkie says:

    OOoh..not good! how could you?! hehe,,just kidding 🙂 anyway, you should be enjoying yourself there rather than onlining 🙂

  15. Jayce says:

    Wow. RM600 for a bag. That’s a lot le… 😛

  16. Brian says:

    What’s up with Hello Kitty in Tao Yuen airport?

  17. pmc says:

    Now, what was that little surprise?

    Another female’s phone number? lol 🙂

  18. abraxis says:

    Wow, what’s there to do in Kaoshung as compared to Taipei?

    Have you tried out the High Speed Rail yet?

    Happy New Year!

  19. Dave63 says:

    Hey Ringo, How have you been. Maybe some of those guys wanted the bag for themselves. Anywho Happy New Year sweetie.

  20. Paul says:

    Dammit. I need a husband to get me that bag too!

  21. ryls says:

    how much is the bag sold originally? when bought..

  22. Selfairy says:


    All those wives whose husbands fought for the bag should feel effin proud!

  23. Simon Seow says:

    Now I wish I am a girl.

  24. ec says:

    i think everyone forget porkie’s hard work in queing for the bag just to make cheesie happy leh….poor porkie…omg…u must have really loveee cheesie lor to do that…u r my man!!

    the husbands especially the one won the auction did nothing man…not even showing up to take the bag…just pay money only not much effort needed lor..hmmm

    a wife of 7 yrs

  25. ViaN says:

    I wondering how to differentiate the real and fake 1..
    lately I saw a lot of people carry this bag @_@lllll

  26. skim says:

    it sounds totally ridiculous but i know hundreds of fashionistas would gladly fork over hundreds for that bag in a heartbeat.

    i know i would!

    if you can’t tell e real from e fake you are retarded.

  27. steph says:

    I have that bag!! but the grey version la, and i didn’t queue up for it, i got the boutique to reserve it for me. I use the bag to carry my purchases when i go shopping, so I guess it’s really serving it’s purpose. Besides, I hate throwing away/keeping plastic shopping bags. Sales assistants usually gimme weird looks when i tell them i don’t want plastic bags with my purchases, but whatever 😛

    Btw, I know this bag has lots of fakes in all shapes and sizes and colours, but the funniest fake I saw was one with the words: “Im a canvas bag” hahahaha! That really made my day.

  28. coco says:

    Hi Cheesie, since the most sought after thing in ur wardrobe is bags, how about if u sell more nice n beautiful bags.i’ll gurantee it’ll be a hit ;p

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