Ku and Su talk about the lows of cohabitating with your spouse – and how complaining about it can be a good thing. Plus, Ku is buzzing at her efficiently organized house. Su doesn’t want a trendy bag, she wants one that lasts. Then, Ku shares her picks for best bromance media.
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- Cocoon your skin with Good Light’s Order of the Eclipse Hyaluronic Cream
- Ku is clearing out her closet with The RealReal
- Organizing life hack: use shelf dividers like these ones
- These bags from French Dry Goods – the Zanzibar and the beach bag – are everyday staples
- Want to see some legendary, anti-colonial bromance? Watch RRR on Netflix
- Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus are giving us big “parents night out” energy in 101 Places to Party Before you Die
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Angela, Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Pauline
Kulap Vilaysack 00:10
Hey, it’s ADD TO CART, a show about the things we buy and buy into, what it says about who we are. I’m Kulap Vilaysack.
SuChin Pak 00:16
I’m SuChin Pak. So let’s get into it. Let’s get into add to carts.
Kulap Vilaysack 00:21
All right, Su, what do you what have you been adding to cart recently?
SuChin Pak 00:25
Well, I want to just start off with a real quickie, but so good and I want to share it with you guys. I want you to click on the moisturizer for dry skin slash nighttime. We all know good light. They’re friends of ours, David. He’s been on the pod. And yes, those are added bonuses. But I’m telling you they have this new product out called the Eclipse Hyaluronic cream. And I am a night cream. Dry Skin junkie. It is I actually can’t tell you if I’ve ever re bought a night cream or a heavy cream. I’m like, Oh, this is pretty good. But it’s too greasy. This is pretty good. But it pills. This is pretty good. But, and I like it and I’ll use it but I won’t buy that again.
Kulap Vilaysack 01:19
Yeah, so use it to the very last possible drop.
SuChin Pak 01:23
Absolutely. But I won’t buy it again. I got this cream. You guys it is the texture of whipped marshmallows.
Kulap Vilaysack 01:32
SuChin Pak 01:33
This cream hands down is the best moisturizing cream I have ever used. I realize I have never tried Lemaire you know, so that’s not the person I am, but I’ll never do it. Because I’ve had good experiences fantastic experiences at lower price points. Like I’ll keep going up. I went up last month. And I just on a whim I was feeling loosey goosey after my acupuncture appointment and they had this like very fancy skincare line and $112, have never spent $112 on a cream. It was fine. It was fine. This was better. And how much is this cream, $28. It’s so good. I’m excited for if you guys want to try it. I’m excited for Claire when the weather in Utah gets dry. And you and I both have dry skin issues for you to try it. And it is the perfect texture. It goes in but I also don’t want it all the way to go. And I still want a little bounce. Right? I still want it to be like when I wake up in the morning. I want there to be some moisturizer on my skin. But I also don’t want it to pull off. These are all very I’m asking a lot from moisturizing cream. And this the best.
Kulap Vilaysack 02:55
All of your quadrants.
SuChin Pak 02:59
Just a little guy, just add that to cart. What about you, Ku?
Kulap Vilaysack 03:04
Su, I am doing some major house organization. So what I’m doing is like I’m thinning the herd, like I like to when new comes in old must go out.
SuChin Pak 03:20
Yeah, you’re not a hoarder. You’re Mike bender. That’s he really is he’s like, I’m bringing one pair of scissors. So the other pair of scissors must go. I’m like, we can’t have two pairs of scissors.
Kulap Vilaysack 03:33
I love pairs of scissors. But all of those scissors bring me joy.
SuChin Pak 03:38
And they have function. You probably have one for this and that yes, I’m not a hoarder. But I’m gonna wait and see
Kulap Vilaysack 03:46
Your wait and see.
SuChin Pak 03:49
I may need that.
Kulap Vilaysack 03:51
But in my head like I do I wait and see too. But then there is like a definite cut off if like there’s something I haven’t worn in a year it’s going it’s probably going unless I feel something about it. Right? I love Marie Kondo. So I’m fitting to her by like either donating trashing it or selling it on the real. And I don’t know if you knew I was I was up to that I this was a pandemic thing I’ve always purchased from the real. It’s where I get some of my designer stuff. I have an events. I want something that’s a label, but I don’t want to pay full price. There’s a real near me sometimes I’ll go in store, sometimes I buy online. They’ve got a good return policy.
SuChin Pak 04:32
Wait, wait, wait, wait. They do? I didn’t know that. Because a lot of times these places I, you know, I do thread up and I do you know, the return policies. You’re like, you know, if you’re buying this thing, it’s staying in your closet, whether you like it or not, but the real one has a good return policy?
Kulap Vilaysack 04:50
Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. If I try something on and doesn’t fit, out it goes. Unless it’s like so much Look down that it’s final sale, right? Um, but ya know, like shoes. And I think during the pandemic, that’s most places had to be that way. And I think at a certain price point, you have to be that way. But having an account to sell though, has been sort of a new thing. And I recently had them, what they do is you can set an appointment, somebody comes, goes through your stuff, takes it away, and they handle everything else. They’re shipping it, they’re doing all of that. I know Kai likes it when you go to the box place near you. That’s not for me. That’s, it’s just not gonna happen. And but at the same time, I bet the real the difference between like, let’s say, Poshmark, and the real, it’s probably, you know, they take more of a percentage than worse. Yeah, more of a service. But for me, the way that I think about it is like this stuff was just like, $0 in my closet. And I’m done with it. So let’s, you know, let’s try to get some money back. Now, have they take, the first time I did it, did they take something and go, oh, this white, there’s a little bit of discoloration, and they sent it back? They did, which was like, fine, great. Send it back.
SuChin Pak 06:19
Too sensitive for the real world. That’s what I mean, the rejection.
Kulap Vilaysack 06:24
My first haul, I you know, $400-$450. When you think that like, again, that was already money spent. Let me recoup a little bit, feels nice. So recently, I had them come back and do another smaller haul. But I kind of I like this, I like this idea. And I’m also like, but I like to buy. I do like to buy lightly used stuff, you know, and then quality stuff. I want to have quality things. And if it has been worn before, that doesn’t bother me in the least. So I’ve been doing that. Another thing that I’ve been doing is I added to cart these acrylic shelf dividers.
SuChin Pak 07:04
What is this? So tell me how you use this.
Kulap Vilaysack 07:07
So for my closets, open shelving, and these are the ones the link that I’m sharing with you guys. It’s just like, on Amazon, you can get them anywhere. But it’s more than I’m trying to talk about like its use and not necessarily the specific product, but they are acrylic shelf dividers that I use, they’re clear. And I use them to separate in my open shelving like my sweaters and sweatshirts. And I’ll send a picture of it. So first, I did it on my side to see what it will do. I like it. How does it look? And I buzzing guys, you need to you guys also need to understand this organization. It’s pleasurable for me, I guys, I don’t do things unless it’s pleasurable. And there’s a buzzing that happens when things are neat and orderly and things have a place. And it feels good when I’m not wasting time looking for something.
SuChin Pak 08:12
I want to pause there because, you know, I am somewhere less of that. And so and obviously Mike is right there with you. He’s skipping, skipping to that buzz holding your hand. And it’s really interesting because we are we are animals that always just want to do things that make us feel good, that’s our brains are. That’s how we’re wired. And for you putting things away and organizing, like your brain gets this buzz this like happiness from just the act of doing that. And mine. I like it. But it’s not enough for me to like motivate to get acrylic dividers. It is pleasurable, but it’s not that you know what it mean, because I have a certain level where you’re motivated to then buying acrylic shelf dividers, you know, like, I love to see an organized desk. I’m like, oh, I don’t get like uh oh my god, this is it. Oh, look at my pantry. You know, which is why probably my pantry looks like the way it is. And you know, there’s probably a shoe in it, you know what I mean? And I should get that out. It’s a clean shoe. It probably still has tags on it. But like as I was, you know, unloading from the groceries. I had picked up a pair of sandals and maybe there with my T’s they shouldn’t be there.
Kulap Vilaysack 09:45
Yeah, yeah. And for me, I look at I did like a couple shelves. I’m like, I want to continue on. And then I turn to Scott, of course you guys I have a large closet. I turned to Scott and go; he needs it as well.
SuChin Pak 09:59
And then what you’d do it for him and he sees it, is he like, wow, this is awesome.
Kulap Vilaysack 10:04
Yeah, he’s like, oh, great, great, but you know.
SuChin Pak 10:07
Appreciates it, but it doesn’t give him the buzz.
Kulap Vilaysack 10:10
No, but hit him. I see him in his comic book library. And he’s got an order to it in his in his Blu-ray library. There’s an order that he likes. But this is kind of to the side. And I know this, but I guess I just want to share it. I was like, Scott, could you just put the toilet seat? Not the actual seat down. But the toilet cover right on top of it, put it down. He’s like, the seat covers down. And I’m gonna give with the cover down. He’s like, well, that’s fun. If you want to do it. I was like, you do it too. Like it was this weird, like, feeling of it for so long. It’s like, why can’t you just put it down? And that he was so incredulous about it.
SuChin Pak 10:54
But did you tell him that every time he flushes he’s just flushing poo up in his face. Yeah, it’s not even. It’s like no, it’s sanitary. Like every time you flush, urine and fecal matter, you’re spreading it all over everything in the in our bathroom.
Kulap Vilaysack 11:14
But I’ll say like this. I’ll say, that’s right. Because you like poo in your face. You like poo all up in your eyeballs and your hair. That’s the type of person you are. Okay, bye. Thank you. I was just so like, why are you being incredulous? Which is tough because we will get incredulous. Just simply being challenged. Both of us. I do too.
SuChin Pak 11:42
Oh, I mean, I want to know I’m so I would love to be a fly on the wall. When you guys get into, you know, not something major. You know, but all those little annoyances that intimate partners every day. Get into like, could you wash your cutting board? I’m like, why? I’m just gonna use it up my next meal. Okay, okay, you know? And then it just becomes a lot of side mouthing, I do a lot of side mouthing, you know, like, don’t cry. Well, but so stupid. You know? You’re stupid. But anyway. And he can’t. He has to ask me to wash my cutting board every time I use it.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:30
Marriage. With each other for as long as we’ve lived with each other. It’s cohabitating.
SuChin Pak 12:40
I guess, they don’t tell you that. When you’re buying your long wedding gown and trying it on in the store. They’re like, Oh, so you’re gonna cohabitate and he’s gonna poo on his face, and you’re gonna wash your cutting board.
Kulap Vilaysack 12:54
board? And also, you know, look, he and I have been together for 20 plus years. And then, you know, before we were married, it was like nine. So it’s not as if what I’m trying to describe to everybody I love my marriage. I love being in it. I’m gonna stay in it.
SuChin Pak 13:09
Unless he fucks up.
Kulap Vilaysack 13:10
Oh, sorry, I digress. But like you think like, at nine years, you’re gonna know somebody all the ins and outs. Because as Su likes to say, we’re all marching towards a death and we evolve in that way. That’s right. And in some ways, it’s kind of it’s good that we evolve and it’s not just the same over and over again, you know, sometimes fucking annoying.
SuChin Pak 13:41
I would say it’s getting pretty same for a long time. I haven’t had a big discovery yet. No, I haven’t had a big discovery in a while. Let’s just say I haven’t been delighted with another lunatic idea. I would say I’m on a pretty good top 10 hit list. You know, the greatest hits as my friend likes to call it. In a marriage, you have a greatest hits album. And it could be 10, it could be 20, could be 5, greatest hits. Here we go again. Cutting Board. Track number 8.
Kulap Vilaysack 14:16
Yes. Got it. Got it. Got it. Yes. Yeah, no, I’m picturing one of those like old school like four CD or two album. You know, it’s like Christmas time, you know, Greatest Hits? Johnny Mathis, but instead it’s about marriage.
SuChin Pak 14:32
Yeah. But you know what, it does help let me just before we move on to our next add to carts, it does help like I’ll call my friend and complain and she’s, she’s a life coach. You know, she always she has a different brain. And I’ll call and she’ll be like, oh, he just did X, Y, and Z, drives me crazy when he does that. She goes Greatest Hits honey. And that kind of takes the air out of it. Because when you’re in that state, it feels like the fun first time, every time it’s never happened before, it’ll always be the same. It’ll never change. I hate it. I can’t live with it. And then when you’re like, This is a greatest hits. It does take the edge off of it where you’re like this will pass and it’ll happen again. And it will pass. So I say the greatest hits jokingly but may have saved my marriage.
Kulap Vilaysack 15:25
Yeah, no, no, at the end of the day, it’s the sum right guys? Yeah, it’s the sum of the relationship hopefully. Hopefully you’re in the black.
SuChin Pak 15:51
So let me do a fun little add to cart again, just small things that have brought me joy. When I went to Paris. So I walked into a department store in Paris, and they have these like pop up shops. Let me try to paint a picture for you. Imagine a woman she’s got like a jaunty beautiful, like, printed scarf. hopped collar, you know, like an oversized poplin shirt tucked into like a, like a beautiful maybe Isabel Murad? You know, khaki pant, chic, chic. You know, she’s got an Esper drill, but not like with a super high heel, which always confuses me just like a low […]
Kulap Vilaysack 16:40
She’s gonna walk those Parisian streets.
SuChin Pak 16:43
And, you know, she’s got this long curly hair, and she’s, she’s our age, you know, she’s a mature woman. And she was standing by these bags. I was more intrigued by what I called the female Indiana Jones. And I was like, Oh, I wonder what her story is. And she was selling these bags. They were in her. It was a family owned, she owned for generations. And she was talking about these bags. And these bags are the bag version of this woman who I call French female Indiana Jones, and they’re called Tampico-Tampoco. Here we are. Now. It’s a French brand. So I tried to find some places where they had these bags. And so I want to send you to French dry goods. Yep. Look Anna right now. And she’s got a ton of they’ve got a ton of bags and little wallets. It’s called, this Is the Zanzibar XL, which is the bag that I have. Now, I want you to imagine because you listeners can’t see this. It is high, high quality canvas, the kind of canvas where it’s stiff, and it doesn’t sag. Like really, really high quality canvas. It’s handmade leather handles. Oh, okay. They’re roomy, they’re in interesting shapes that aren’t like your normal say canvas tote bag. You know, they’re in these kind of..
Kulap Vilaysack 18:17
Well, because it’s looking at the photos, it’s like, because it’s there sort of like at an angle so that like a baguette could hang from the side. A bouquet of peonies.
SuChin Pak 18:30
Yes. So I got this bag and if you go down I got that bag in an army green. And then if you go down I got and I highly suggest this is the beach bag. Okay, and that I’m not taking to the beach, but I’m taking it as an overnight bag. I’m telling you guys these bags are so classy. They’re chic. They’re, I would say are Hermes adjacent in that, they are the type of brand where it’s not about what’s cool, like there’s nothing trendy about it. They probably have been making the same bags and the same materials in France from the same unit. I mean, mill workers and leather workers for generations. It’s like that type of bag. There’s nothing showy about it.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:20
Refinement and quality.
SuChin Pak 19:22
And you’re not going to, you know they’re not going to be there’s not going to be a Tampico logo.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:28
There’s going to be neon green. They’re not trendy in that way.
SuChin Pak 19:33
But I thought you would enjoy if you go to Makia clothing which is an also a fantastic brand. They have them in really fun colors. They have them in coral, and purple. I got them in the khakis and the Navy’s because it just felt like classic. And I want to add these to cart. Give them the price points. I’ve already clicked out of it.
Kulap Vilaysack 19:53
The tote bag that you were talking about that Zanzibar XL, that was $152.50, and then for the beach bag that was 152 50. So did you purchase this in France?
SuChin Pak 20:11
I purchased these in France.
Kulap Vilaysack 20:12
So that means you got them at a very good discount.
SuChin Pak 20:25
Tax free, you get that you fill out a little form and you drop it off as you check into your gate and they send you a check. Haven’t seen the check, but that’s okay. I’m sure it’s coming. But regardless, there’s something about, listen, I love a good target, find something, handling something that you know, you’re going to have forever and it will look exactly how it looks right now as I’m staring at it a year from now, five years from now. It’s just is and they’re chic. And it’s very French. Like I said, there’s a certain quality to it. That I can appreciate. And sometimes I do, by the way, $152 That’s my price point. Yeah, that’s an amazing, it’s a forever investment for $152.
Kulap Vilaysack 21:19
But you didn’t pay for that.
SuChin Pak 21:21
Correct. Of course. Even if I were..
Kulap Vilaysack 21:26
It’s worth that.
SuChin Pak 21:28
That’s what I’m talking about. So I just wanted to add that to cart, I like it when I find little brands that you don’t see everywhere. And yeah, you know what I mean? Like, that’s fun, that’s fun to share those types of things to gift those types of things.
Kulap Vilaysack 21:44
I was going to say that’s a great gift as well.
SuChin Pak 21:46
Yeah, we have a friend who has a big birthday coming up. She may you know; I may get give one of these. This is a great idea.,
Kulap Vilaysack 21:56
Oh, that’s a great idea.
SuChin Pak 21:58
Fill it with a bouquet of peonies and baguette.
Kulap Vilaysack 22:04
I hope you do that. Hope you do that. That’s a great idea. Su, for this next section I want to talk about the things I’m watching and it’s depictions of ultimate bromances and the two projects, RRR and Netflix and 101 places to party before you die on TruTV. So let’s clear Can you please play the RR trailer for first see right now
Kulap Vilaysack 22:49
so RRR is directed by S.S. Rajamouli. It stars NT Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan it’s an epic period film, exhilarating action packed spectacular. And it mythologizes to real life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British Raj. on Netflix, It’s dubbed in Hindi. But originally it’s a Telugu language production. So it’s Tollywood which is assistant industry to the more well-known Hindi language Bollywood. But I believe that Tollywood in 2017 like surpassed Bollywood in terms of like revenue. Wow. So that the lead so you so you can I think right now it’s huge. It’s huge on Netflix. It’s huge. Right now they’re I think they’re really showing it in certain theaters. And it is dubbed in Hindi on Netflix. But just so you know, the lead actors are doing the dubbing so if that makes you feel better, it is so fucking crazy and entertaining. Su, it is three hours long.
SuChin Pak 24:03
It’s a lot of hold..
Kulap Vilaysack 24:06
There are clear chapters. So that makes for like, extended like, you can watch. I watched it in two nights. I can’t have it, Su, I know it’s the only way that you can probably watch this. It’s not for the kids at all. It’s hyper violent. But for everybody else, the largest screen possible, the largest screen and if you if I might go see it in theater, depending on the given numbers like it is so epic and large. And the heart of it is this like it’s this bromance between the leads. It’s action sequences unlike ever seen. I watched so many action films. And Scott put it there. It’s like, fast in the furious logic like how fast and furious like Oh, I’m gonna take a car and I’m gonna have it Superman fly many feet into a helicopter. Yeah, like that defies physics and stuff. It’s like that except with human bodies. And I think in the trailer you kind of get into that but then also juxtapose with amazing and joyful dance sequence. Like joyful and dance sequences that are just as to me, I’m like, on just a cardio level. Like, I’m like, I also couldn’t do that. Like, I also couldn’t do the dancing. It’s so, I just love you know, like how huge and not how huge non-English speaking films are these days, like at such a large level, but this was like, truly like, what the fuck am I watching. Like, what, like so many times I’m like, I love it. It’s so again, it’s like, the core of it is just this like, bromance. Bromance fun, I think historical figures that had never met before. But still, like they’re just so like, soulful, and they just like, trying so hard to be good friends with each other amidst all of this drama, high recommend. The other thing I want to tell you about is the 101 places to party before you die on TruTV. Wow. I love him.
SuChin Pak 26:32
Immediately add to cart, immediately, immediately, immediately, add to cart.
Kulap Vilaysack 26:55
Okay, so the first episode is about Denver. Okay, look, John and Adam, full disclosure friends of mine. But like, it’s so it’s such like it to me. For me, it is the perfect travel show. Because they’re so funny. Like, they’re so funny. But at the same time, I love their relationship. They’ve been friends for over 15 plus years. But they like I want to go every place that they went in Denver, I want to eat everything they ate, like, I’m like, in part of me is like jealous. Like, I’m like Sue me and Sue should have a show like this too.
SuChin Pak 27:38
And I don’t want this. But I was thinking that you always joke about a TV show. This is the show that you want to do, right that you want to go, you want to go hard for just 48 hours because let’s face it, like we got lives, like I would love to be on a travel show where I’m spending two weeks traveling through Tuscany who doesn’t want that that’s not realistic, but how we live our lives. 48 hours is what we have, you know, and packing all of that in just from the trailer alone just watching also, that they’re doing it. Now, you know, at the age they’re at, the weight they’re at, the parenting level that they’re at. Because there is a certain type of hilarity that you make different choices. When you have limited amounts of time. you’re old, you’re tired, you know what I mean? And you’re hungover.
Kulap Vilaysack 28:35
It just so many levels bigger so it’s based on a book called 101 places to get fucked up before you die. But really it’s a buddy travel series like, it’s infectious so like I can I will watch every episode.
SuChin Pak 28:52
Me as well now, I love things like this I love you get in you get out you’re just laughing. But also, you know, your 20s in your 30s you have different romances. You know you have romances with work where that’s your whole focus and like that’s the central figure in your life. You know, in your 30s you’re like gunning for you know, the perfect partner the you know, picket fence, whatever that version of whatever it is, right? And then to me, the 40s is about the bromances it’s about the romance we have with our friends. I always joke like how do I woo my friends? Like how do I bring you a French bag filled with you know, peonies and a baguette. Like makes me so happy to have bromances in my 40s like you just, friendships are so, so precious.
Kulap Vilaysack 29:53
I mean, not to make this about me but like I do feel like generally like my gifts for my friends. They’re better than the gifts they’re getting from their husbands like, and that feels good. I’m gonna say I feels great.
SuChin Pak 30:05
Listen, everything is a competition. There’s only a short amount of time we’re here. If we’re not here to win, then get out of line.
Kulap Vilaysack 30:21
All right, do we have time for voicemails?
SuChin Pak 30:22
Yes, let’s do it.
Kulap Vilaysack 30:24
Let’s hear some voicemails.
Hi Su, hi Kulap. This is Pauline. I’m originally from the […], San Fernando Valley girl. That’s now living in Colorado. And I’ve been listening, I think since the very beginning. I love your energy. I love the way you vibe with each other. I really feel like I’m at brunch with a couple of girlfriends. And you know, we’ve had a couple of mimosas. And it makes me feel like I’m back in LA, with all the superfluous fluff of being in Los Angeles and being, you know, in our part of a capitalist society that we live in. There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism. But it’s also like really wonderful to speak to women that I admire on many different levels. And just like, know that we’re all kind of feeling the same vibe. And we care about our elders, and we want to look pretty and take care of our bodies. And, you know, that is what serves us going into the future. Like you said, Pauline, from me […] and hope of y’all hope you’re having a great week.
SuChin Pak 31:33
God, thanks, Pauline. Calling from […] listening from the very beginning. My goodness. Thank you, Pauline.
Kulap Vilaysack 31:42
Seriously, what can we send her? She has been through, wow.
SuChin Pak 31:46
Wow, she’s been through underwear phase, toilet brush phase. Oh, it’s fantastic. It’s fantastic to hear this. You know, we do this. And I feels like it is a conversation between two friends catching up. During the week. That’s it is. And it’s when we started I said we could be too annoying. Like, who knows? Like, not everybody wants to sit at this brunch table. So Pauline, we’re so happy you’re here.
Kulap Vilaysack 32:17
Yeah, people around us are asking the waiter to ask us to keep it down.
SuChin Pak 32:21
And also can we leave? We’ve been here a long time. Thank you, Pauline for that. Thank you. It’s such a lovely voicemail message.
Kulap Vilaysack 32:30
We have one more.
Hi, this is Angela from Westfield, New Jersey. And I’m calling in to let you know what I’ve been adding and taking away from removing from cart. So I just had a little guy and I’ve been thinking a lot about consumerism and my impact on you know, the environment and getting rid of stuff. So I am both adding from the buy nothing and removing stuff. Through the Buy Nothing group in my town. It’s been a great way to get baby clothes and toys and things like that. And also get rid of those jeans that I know will never fit anymore. Thank you ladies for your podcast. It’s been a heck of a ride the past few years and you guys have been a bright spot, bye.
SuChin Pak 33:23
That’s so sweet, what is this? I’m on it now, the Buy Nothing project, do you know about this?
Kulap Vilaysack 33:39
I’ve had friends who’ve been who’ve done it and who you know, and it’s, it’s in line with the you know, this philosophy, well, I guess not I guess your philosophy was different. Think about it. Well, never mind.
SuChin Pak 33:59
What is this basically like you post on here free stuff and in your community and someone comes by and gets it? Is it the online equivalent of what I do? I put it on the street corner and I’d say for free, take it.
Kulap Vilaysack 34:14
Yeah, or like a classic like clothing swap, you know, or stuff swap like you just kind of yeah, instead of buying things you just Yeah. I like the idea of it. I think it’s fantastic.
SuChin Pak 34:25
I’m going so deep on this this week, and I will report back when we sit down again. Because I’m so curious about this. This feels like it’s up my alley. Yeah. And I have so many things. I’m always constantly taking things to donate. And this is a version of donate.
Kulap Vilaysack 34:50
Yeah, because for me I don’t like, it is based on how we were brought up but like I don’t I don’t like wasting time It’s hard for me to waste something. So it’s like, if there’s something that is so good, and there’s somebody who wants it and use it God that makes me feel great. That feels great.
SuChin Pak 35:08
Oh, that feels great. Like you said, you were going to donate it anyway. So, if you know that someone is actually going to use it, even better, like I love I, I am the person and I’m sure you’re the same way. Do you have a box, a bag or something in your trunk of stuff that when you see your friend X when I go to see my friend, Lynette, I have been traveling for months because I don’t see people very often with a bag full of pants with buttons that will never fit me. And I think they’re her size. So like I could donate them right I could take them to Goodwill but there was something about them that I love them so much and I wanted the chance to see them on her that was going to complete the circle for me so like I’ve been hurt carrying this you know bag of pants around for months wondering when they see her next that I’ll give her these pants that she may or may not like and then she could donate but this is a version of that.
Kulap Vilaysack 36:14
But even like, like I’m looking at right now is like my sister and Anita is going to come visit next week and I’ve got this like huge bag of just stuff I’m putting in that I have doubles of or they’re like good products that I think she might like you know, but I like her to have it you know her to try it, you know but and then I have another box of like, well maybe the people in Los Angeles will want this like when Ronny Chang came on like all the swag that we get like I just throw it away is hard for me like even though I like to thin things out but I don’t like to be wasteful.
SuChin Pak 36:54
Yeah, yeah, agreed. Well, this is a hot tip to me at least. Thank you so much for this call Angela because I’m going deep dive into this community of by nothing and I’ll report back but thank you so much. Adding that to cart.
Kulap Vilaysack 37:14
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SuChin Pak 37:16
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Kulap Vilaysack 37:17
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SuChin Pak 37:26
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Kulap Vilaysack 37:42
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Kulap Vilaysack 37:50
ADD TO CART is a production of Lemonada Media. Our producer is Claire Jones and our mix is by Ivan Kuraev and Veronica Rodriguez. The music is by Wasahhbii and produced by La Made It and Oh So Familiar with additional music by APM music. Executive producers are Kulap Vilaysack, SuChin Pak, Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs. Be sure to check out all the items we mentioned today on our Instagram at @AddToCartPod. Also, please take a moment to rate, review, and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcast.