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Is it safe to go to Uniqlo now?
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Judging from these opening day photos, I think not.
Bouncers guarded the line this morning at Uniqlo Mall of Asia. (Photo: @czar_kris)

Uniqlo's first day at MOA

“I was there at 9 AM and the 94th customer!,” tweeted @houstonaddix. “By the time the store opened at 10am, line was very long na! Met Nikki Gil.”
“I arrived 10:20 AM and had to wait an hour to get in. Buti na lang I knew what I wanted to buy na,” said @rianski.
The line went around the 2nd floor. Uniqlo entrance is on the far right. (Photo: @theredlippie)

Uniqlo's first day at MOA

My friend Catherine was there around 2 PM and found this line. She had her driver queue for her while she waited at a nearby Starbucks.

Uniqlo's first day at MOA

Inside the staff tried to organize

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Panic buying

Uniqlo's first day, Mall of Asia

At 6:45 PM the line was still snaking, captured by @joelcruise

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So scary. I wanted to come back and buy more AIRism lounge pants in large. But maybe I’ll come back next week when the promo is over. On a weekday. Or maybe I’ll just wait for the other 49 stores to open. 🙂

http://www.uniqlo.com/ph/

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my husband and i are big fans of uniqlo because the quality is too good for the price you pay (not overpriced for basic stuff). so we braved the lines yesterday at 5pm, got in after 35 minutes! and shopped for 2 hours inside. we focused on the sale items because we can always go back for the regular-priced ones. we prepared for the shopping trip by jotting down our sizes for pants, underwear, and shirts because falling in line to fit was not an option for us. kids stuff are a steal! sweat pants are at P295 and P390… Read more »

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Lawrence Aureus

Was there yesterday. Me and a friend arrived at 9am and, you guessed it, may line na. Good thing they gave out coupons for the free tote bag. Sana next time they’ll give out pamaypay. MOA’s airconditioning sucks. 

Pagpasok, the salespeople are extremely perky like they drank gallons of coffee. Some of them were sincere (and really nice) in offering help pero there are some na parang napipilitan.
They should have more fitting rooms. Ang daming nakapila and waiting, pero di naman kasing-level nung pila outside the store.I hope the promo is forever though. 🙂

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efriend

Give me a decent term if you ask somebody to line up for you while you are sitting pretty and sipping coffee at Starbucks.  It’s slavery at its best in a different setting.

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Rianski

thanks for the mention! i hope they open another branch soon and somewhere in qc so i won’t have to go all the way to pasay. the wait was worth it coz i didn’t have to pay for plane fare going to sg plus it’s cheaper here. my friend just came from sg and got a bratop sale at sgd 19.90 ( approx. php 680.00). i got it same price last year.

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I’ve sort of ditched my out of town trip yesterday because of this haha:p I was 152nd guest (around 9.30am), managable naman the waiting time to get in, not that bad. But the line for the fitting room hindi ko kinaya. I gasped rin when I was told na pumila daw ako ulit for the rest of the clothes I wanted to try after I finished fitting the first 4 items. Fell inlove with the bratops and airism – I went back today to hoard those. Was 218th guest when we came just before 10am. Didn’t wait that long rin. The… Read more »

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i was number 65 yesterday and was given free Uniqlo tote bag and free Oreos & Milk mochi ice cream from Mochiko! 🙂 my friend and I were guessing what stuff was given to customer number 1! =)

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That’s what old folks call ‘atat.’

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“She had her driver queue for her while she waited at a nearby Starbucks.”  Very disturbing!  I hope she pays all the legal requirements for a “driver”. Truly, the Filipinos have mastered the art of social climbing. [Reply]CVS Reply:June 16th, 2012 at 11:12 AMthat’s not even social climbing 😐 [Reply]efriend Reply:June 16th, 2012 at 11:47 AMIt’s both social climbing and modern-day slavery.  It may be cute to the Filipinos but disturbing to others. [Reply]CVS Reply:June 16th, 2012 at 6:42 PMthere’s nothing cute about it. i find you a bit exagg thought to call it social climbing. If you knew my… Read more »

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omnesia

Geez how is it any different from asking a friend, your child or even your mother to wait in line for you? If my girlfriend asked me this favor, I may be upset with her and call her a brat, but I’d do it for her. But I wouldn’t certainly think of the term “social climber.” Where did that come from? Clearly you just have an insecurity and you’re projecting it unto others and reading too much into situations.

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efriend

Cool.  Ask your friend, your child, or even your mother to wait in line for you while you sip a cup of coffee at Starbucks.  Give the driver some human dignity.

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Exactly. So my mom asking my brother to line up for the cashier during the crazy S&R sale while she does the shopping is “social climbing” and “modern slavery” now? And I guess it’s even worse, huh, since my brother isn’t even being paid to for what he does. Maybe he can sue our mom for child abuse?

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Enscissor

I read my friends blog everyday but don’t usually read the ‘comments’ section, let alone comment, but I guess there’s always a first time… Anyway, funny how before reading your comment/s, Cecile and I were emailing about a possible housing project I proposed for mang Seniong as we were also planning to BUY for our driver as well. So yes, to answer your question, I do not just  pay for ‘all’ legal requirements like SSS, 13th month, bday money,pasalubongs when we come home from every vacation, weekly off, overtime pay, 1 month (yes 1 month!) paid vacation leave and his… Read more »

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Catherine

I read my friends blog everyday but don’t usually read the ‘comments’ section, let alone comment, but I guess there’s always a first time… Anyway, funny how before reading your comment/s, Cecile and I were emailing about a possible housing project I proposed for mang Seniong as we were also planning to buy for our driver. So yes, to answer your question, I do pay for ‘all’ legal requirements like SSS, weekly off, overtime pay, 1 month (yes 1 month!) paid vacation leave and his ‘pamasahe to his province (every year –he has been with us for 7 years– as… Read more »

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Just don’t mind EFREN. I’d rather ask someone to line up for me than to crowd the counters with you and all your friends just to buy 1 regular fries at McDo. And 1 Strawberry Sundae.

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But the fact that you can just treat your driver like an object – asking him to wait in line for you, which is out of his duty, is what makes the story disturbing. So what if he doesn’t mind waiting for you? It says more about his character than it does about yours. The problem with you people is that you can easily justify the way you treat a person by the amount of money you compensate him without even thinking about the social implications of your actions. So what if he will gladly wait in line for you?… Read more »

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@houstonaddix is my barkada and naloka ako sa pagka-#94 customer nya on opening day.Another friend came at 1pm, was able to get in by 2pm and waited for another hour in the line to pay. She said she will never do it again…I bet she will again in the next 49 uniqlo stores to open…

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Buti na lang di ako nagpunta! Waaah! I wanted the Barbie tees!

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Consumerism as it’s best.

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Was assigned near MOA today and stayed in the office before going to the mall at 9AM thinking that there’s no line yet.  I was wrong.  Buti na lang I was number 110.  Panic-buying ata ang nangyari pero the items were really nice.  Hope they’ll add more collection that’s available sa Japan

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Yes, sad to say even an almost 50% markdown is really not worth my opportunity cost of working for a day. 🙂 I’ll check again next week.

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Miss C! Grabe, di nga sila nagjjoke dun sa “maximum of 4 items” sa fitting room! 5 & up, you have to leave the excess na, then line up AGAIN just to fit the rest. Sa haba ng pinila ko sa labas, pati sa fitting room paulit ulit ka papapilahin? Yikes. On the other hand, super nice & accommodating staff nila 🙂

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Elie

Scary! It reminded me of when Forever 21 opened 2 years ago and I queued like the rest of them thinking I’ll never do it again. I’m so glad  I hoarded most of the stuff I needed in Singapore last April. I’m wearing those AIRism lounge pants in large too as I type this 🙂  Now that I think about it I need to get more, but I’m just gonna wait till the hype dies down a bit, whenever that may be…..

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