My blogger friend told me about her recent trip to the bookstore to buy some school supplies as well as some art supplies for her two kids who will be starting school tomorrow. She said that all that she wanted to buy were utterly expensive, and that, they would not fit in her budget. So she ended up buying alternative brands but came home unhappy. Upon hearing this, I was a bit shocked myself, but that is a reality that we all must face. Surely, the best brands can be very expensive but we should all bear in mind that somehow, alternative brands may just work in the same manner as the expensive ones. And if it’s really that bad, she can always buy later when she has enough money to splurge.