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How often do you go shopping?

How often do you go shopping?

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Men Chan Motita, 22 years old, a senior  at Setec University
“The weekend is the time when I always put on the waiting list for my schedule because there will be a lot of fun. Usually, I go shopping on Saturday or Sunday with my friend. Even if I do not have a lot of money, I will save it for shopping. It is my pleasure to go along with my friend. I like new things, especially the new styles. I want to be up to date with my style. I do not like the products which are used by many people. I do not like copying or following other people’s style. Therefore, I always go shopping every weekend to keep updating my style.”

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Naza Pich, 18 years old, student at Hun Sen Mittapheap High School
“I go shopping when there will be a special occasion such as a wedding, party or birthday. When I need to join celebrations, I am supposed to wear a smart dress that is appropriate for the circumstances. As a result, I always buy new things for different circumstances. In my opinion, the appearance creates the first impression for everyone, so it is important to make it attractive. I do not have much time, but I still need to go shopping if I am to join a party or some other event. Most of the time, I buy new clothes, shoes and belts.”

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Noul Vanet, 21 years old, sophomore student at National University of Management
“Shopping is my favourite hobby due to the fact that it always makes me happy. I go shopping whenever I have time. Even though I do not have much money to buy something, I just enjoy window shopping. If I feel bored or sad, I like to go shopping. It can help to reduce my stress as well. I always go with my friends to find something new, particularly clothes.”

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Yong Makara, 19 years old, student at Wat Phnom High School
“I do not have much time for shopping. I go shopping when I need to go somewhere. For instance, I go shopping before the holidays, such as Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben or the Water Festival. Due to the fact that I always plan to go somewhere with my family on those days, I need a lot of things for the celebrations. Shopping is not my hobby. For sure, I do not like it, but I still need to go shopping. Consequently, I only go in preparation for the holidays or some other special occasion.”

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Nov Sinoun, 23 years old, senior student Phnom Penh International University

“For me, shopping is the thing that always hurts my pocket. I go shopping only if I have money to buy what I want. I often go when I just get my salary. I often go shopping at the beginning of the month. I like it, but I do not want to waste the time and money mostly on just that. If I go shopping, I could not save money. Therefore, I like it when I have money to afford anything that I want. If not, I may feel sad when I cannot buy what I want. The beginning of the month is the best time for me to go shopping. I do not like window shopping.”

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