Every year, I make it a point to go to the Global Pinoy Bazaar, held every second week of November at the Rockwell Tent Makati, and showcases Filipino products made with 100% Filipino love and pride. “At Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012” seems like such a boring blog title when it really should be more aptly titled “Lia Goes to the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 (And Has A Field Day)”. Indeed, my annual visit to the Global Pinoy Bazaar has documented my journey of motherhood. From being a harassed new mother to a harassed full-fledged mother to a toddler, Global Pinoy Bazaar has seen it through. When I used to buy baby clothes and toys, and things for myself like clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, and make-up, my purchases this year were for toddlers alone. My toddler was too caught up with so many things that we didn’t get to stay long enough to look at other things, much more buy any. Lia wanted to know the names of everything we saw, “What’s this?” “What’s that?” and she wanted to check out things I didn’t want to check out and she wasn’t interested in the things I wanted to look at – except if it was food. We got hungry from all the taste testing we did.

After going around all the booths quickly, Lia and I went back to the booths we liked. Lia absolutely loved this booth selling felt finger puppets and funky hats. She entertained other shoppers while there.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012
This row had all the booths selling items for kids, which weren’t a lot, and right next to it was the booth of “Likhang ArteSana“, and they had books, journals and other crafts items.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

I was told by the owner who was manning the booth that their items are also being sold at Powerbooks. How I love the items at Powerbooks!

Likhang ArteSana, Inc.
17 P.Gomez St. Pasig City
Cellphone: +63.917.836.2250
Telefax: +632.641.0201
Email: info.artesana@gmail.com

Lia fell in love with the “Fun Artivity Book” and though I thought it was a bit complicated for her age, she didn’t want to let go of it anymore, so we brought her one.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Next to the ArteSana’s booth is one that sold children’s clothing and I loved their music-themed shirts! We definitely had to buy one for the kids.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

I got Lia the shirt that had “Rolling in the Deep” in it because that just made me think of our friends in El Nido.

And then we were off to visit our friends who were sharing a booth – Palamuti by PJ Valenciano and Pitaka: Your Lifestyle Billfold by Ana Janer Locsin.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Ana had then gone to her Shopwise stall that was also opening the next day. PJ and Lia talked about accessories.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

We could not stay long because Lia was thirsty and sleepy so I did a quick round of some of the booths to take some snapshots.

There’s the booth of one of my favorite local brands, Travel Essentials

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

… and a booth which I think was also at the Earthdance Manila 2012 event at Arts in the City, BGC last September, where Lia and I also bought hair clips and a little wallet.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

I saw the booths of my other favorite local brands, like Agos Pilipinas, and Punchdrunk Panda, but I could not take photos because either the booths were filled with people or Lia was dragging me along.

But there are so many other booths carrying lovely, well-crafted items, from clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, and food.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

The Global Pinoy Bazaar is an annual event proudly organized by Yabang Pinoy – a Filipino pride movement which envisions every Filipino being proud to be Filipino, believing in fellow Filipinos, and patronizing Filipino ideas, concepts and services.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

YABANG PINOY

Mission

Yabang Pinoy encourages its volunteers to live happy, passionate, and meaningful Filipino lives by effecting positive social change. The organization hopes every Filipino will realize the greatness in bearing the citizenship.

If Filipinos will be conscious of the small great changes they can do, they will understand the purchasing power of P1. For every foreign product in the market, there are comparable local options. If Filipinos continue to look more to them for consumption, demand will make better the economy.

Yabang Pinoy also hopes its volunteers will influence their own social circles to spread the word about thinking Filipino. To be infectious, they must always be ready to address negative comments or news about the Philippines and the Filipino people.

Company Overview
Its advocates and volunteers are the young and idealistic Filipinos who spearheaded change in the mindsets of their countrymen. They want to convert “closet” Pinoys into Shouting Proud Pinoys, Filipinos who share the impassioned spirit and love for their country with fellow Filipinos and people from around the world. This change, they believe, will happen because they are starting it now. We are the change we want to be.

Website: http://www.yabangpinoy.com
Email: yabangpinoy@gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yabangpinoy

 

Yabang Pinoy’s Global Pinoy Bazaar held annually at the Rockwell Tent, showcases Filipino products made with 100% Filipino LOVE and Pride.

Tangkilikin ang mga sariling atin. Ipagyabang ang gawa nating mga Pilipino!

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