Reading magazines is one of the thing I do when I feel stress and just want to have a “me” and quiet time. I know a lot of women go out to shop, dine or treat themselves to a relaxing massage, well I do this too if we have extra budget to splurge but reading magazine is free so this is the practical way for me to be stress free.
My addiction to magazine started when I got my first paycheck. When I was still single I usually buy fashion and relationship related magazine like Cosmopolitan, Mega and Preview. That is when I became shopahalic LOL and some celebrity magazine like YES and OK, I give away some of it.
When I got married, my interests suddenly switched to making our house homey and cozy and to learn how to cook simple recipes. This is the reason why I chose Good Housekeeping and Real Living magazines. I love this magazine so much.
Sometimes, I also buy Entrepreneur magazines (it depends on the topics on the cover). Through this magazine, I found out about small businesses/dealerships that I can start with minimal capital.
When I got pregnant 2 years after enjoying a married life, I switched to Smart Parenting magazines. It is very helpful for first time moms like me. I also like Working mom magazine.
Now, since I want my family to be healthy, I buy Health Today and Health Men’s and Health Women’s Magazine. These magazines are helpful to keep me motivated in being fit and healthy.
I also have Reader’s Digest. This magazine have customer satisfaction surveys in almost every issue and that they always come up with a promo or raffle where you can have a chance to win cash prizes and even a brand new car. After a year of subscription and a year of joining though,I stopped and just buy it whenever the topics on the cover interests me.
So, how about you what are the magazines you like to read? or do you read magazine? why and why not?
- The photoshopped me!
- Watch 2nd Avenue: In Her Shoes
- I need a Maxi Dress for a Beach Wedding at Laiya Batangas!
- Ideas for a Wedding Dress Search with Less Stress
- Custom Reading Books for Kids
I used to buy Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur and Yes magazines every month. Now, I don’t buy them anymore because I rely on the Internet for some good reads.
mas matipid 🙂
ROM @ FreePlayMMO says
I used to buy gaming magazines but the internet kinda made them obsolete…
even the Gadget Magazine became obsolete because on the internet
Pareho kayo ng sis ko fashion and home related magazines. Pareho lang tayo is Entrepreneur magazine i have a collection of that and puros na Photography magazines.. 😉
My husband is the one who likes Photography and Gadget related magazines. Yung ibang entrepreneur Mag ko napamigay ko na din ata kaya 2 lang napicturan ko
Blanca Dela Cruz says
This sure is one rich collection. I miss reading mags tuloy. There’s nothing like reading from glossy pages as opposed to reading them on-line.:)
I agree! I usually buy back issues para di mahal unless maganda topic ng new issues 🙂
Rowena Wendy Lei says
Wow that’s a lot of mags. I have my old mags recycled as not to clutter the house. 🙂
me, pinamigay ko na ang YES and OK magazine while yung iba di ko pa kaya ipamigay 🙂 may plastic cover pa nga yan LOL
Wow I love your collections. I also collect loads of Parenting magazines and Entrepreneur while hubby collects FHM 🙂
my hubby when he was single also collects FHM and Maxim, now puro internet na lang din
I used to splurge on Candy and StarStudio magazines way back in high school. But over the years, I grew tired of reading magazines especially when I constantly hooked with the net. I still buy today but only when there’s a special edition of let’s say first photos of Kim Chiu’s or Kris Aquino’s new home to be ever publicly shown. I’d buy that immediately.
Ayoko na din ng celebritym magazines… mas gusto ko now yung madaming valuable information na maiaaply mo sa buhay 🙂
Wala ka bang pagiveaways ng mags collection mo? LOL
hahaha antique na collections ko mahal na pang give away hahaha… baka sa LBC pa lang punit punit na 🙂
I used to collect magazines when I was younger, but they just collect dust so I stopped. Nowadays I download my magazines from Zinio (an iPhone app). Try it! 🙂
jem alvarado says
Magazines are great source of practical information that keep us updated. At home I have more than 36 copies of readers digest. I have a monthly subscription before and it stopped in the year 2008. Now I am planning to subscribe again.
Chris A says
I used to buy FHM, Maxim and Men’s Health Magazine, but as time passed by I find it more convenient to read the same articles online. Don’t get me wrong there are still some well-written articles in those magazines, but space-wise having a collection of magazine eats up valuable space, not unless you are into magazine collection and plan to have a library filled with magazine.
There’s this magazine I used to buy and it’s Games Master pero after they’ve discontinued it, hindi na ako bumili ng magazine ulit. xP
Wonderful collection you got there. And just like Chris A, i switched to online materials long time ago.
wow that’s a lot. seems like those are enough for you to put up your own book sale and sell your old magazines for a reasonable price. such an adorable collection
as of now I can’t let them go, since they are my stress buster… siguro if may iPad na ko 🙂
Melanie Lee says
How amazing you have this kind of collection. I love reading magazines. But recently, naging busy na ako blogging everyday.
Dami mong magazines, I used to buy old magazines from Booksale kaso medyo kumakain ng budget. I love reading Reader’s Digest and Time (medyo may pagka-information junkie kasi ako).
minsan back issues lang din binibili ko pag tight ang budget
Nice collections! What year and month is the oldest you’ve got? Personally I love reader’s digest.
I have no idea what is the oldest magazine I have. I will check on it if I have time 🙂