WATCH: Ivana Alawi spends nearly P300,000 in shopping treat to family, staff, random stranger

Image: screengrab from YouTube/@Ivana Alawi

Ivana Alawi has brought joy anew to her loved ones by treating her family, staff and a random stranger to a shopping spree, which totaled to almost P300,000.

Alawi took on the “buying everything you can carry” challenge where she would pay for all the items the players were able to grab and carry with just their hands in only one minute, as seen in a vlog on Alawi’s YouTube channel yesterday, April 2.

Alawi’s mother Fatima was the first one who took on the challenge. Fatima was brought to a grocery shopping store, as per her request, where she was able to shop around P27,000 worth of grocery supplies.

The actress and her siblings Mona, Hash and Amira then went to a clothing store where they did the challenge. Aside from her siblings, Alawi also treated her hairstylist, helper, video team, driver, and a bystander who was just watching while they were shopping at the store.

Alawi paid about P292,000 for all the items they got, including her mom’s groceries. She also bought Amira’s son a bunch of toys which she didn’t show the total price for.

“Sobrang nag-enjoy ako sa video na ‘to [dahil sa] mga happiness nila so I’m so happy. Happy na akong nanonood and nagta-timer,” she said. (I really enjoyed doing this video because seeing their happiness makes me so happy. I’m happy with just watching and setting the timer.)

When asked by Hash if she felt scared of the amount she’ll be paying, Alawi brushed aside the thought and stressed that she’s content seeing them cheered up by her gesture.

“Kontento na ako sa mga ngiti at sigaw niyo (I’m content with all your smiles and cheers. I’m happy with that,” she added. “It’s ‘unbuyable’ (can’t be bought).”

Alawi recently surprised her mom and Mona with their own house, revealing the gift through an emotional prank. Ivana said that it was her dream to give her family their own home and that it had been the inspiration in her work through the years. JB

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