Last weekend the kids and I went to the mall to buy some stuffs (food, school supplies -my son was looking for one of those precision instruments which their instructor required that they bring - and some other odds and ends), as well as to get my eldest son's eyeglasses. I was shocked when I checked the price for them...more than Php8000 (roughly US$200)! Good thing we brought along our own frame (given by my brother-in-law since he had a new one which he did't get to use)...am sure it would have cost us more than that amount if we hadn't!
Oh well...life. :D