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Global Pinoy Bazaar 2013

Design, Entrepreneurship By August 19, 2014 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I have always been a staunch supporter of the Global Pinoy Bazaar and the Yabang Pinoy movement. I make it a point to go to the bazaar every year regardless of where I am based for that year.

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.

I started going in 2009 and missed 2011’s. It was held during the month of November every year at the Rockwell Tent until this year when it is a few months early and being held at the World Trade Center. Since I am in Italy until the first week of October, I would not be able to go this year. And this year’s Global Pinoy Bazaar is but a few days away!

“More great PHmade finds at the Global Pinoy Bazaar on 22-24 August at the World Trade Center.

This is the 10th #GlobalPinoyBazaar and is also the BIGGEST ALL-FILIPINO expo of 2014. It also coincides with Buwan ng Wika and with the “Made in the Philippines Products Week,” as declared by Presidential Proclamation No. 76.”

Here are my blogs for the previous years’ Global Pinoy Bazaars:

Click HERE for more details.

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At the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 – Rockwell Tent, Makati

Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests, Other Events By November 17, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 3 Comments

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

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My Favorite Brands at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012

Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests, Other Events By November 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

PHMADE PRODUCTS WORTH BUYING FOR

The Yabang Pinoy Filipino Pride movement celebrates its 8th year by celebrating PHmade products worth buying, at the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar on November 10-11 at the Rockwell Tent, Makati City.

Global Pinoy Bazaar 2012 will feature a lineup of brands and products made with 100 percent Filipino Love and Pride: in ladies’, men’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, bags and shoes, beachwear, travel accessories, home décor, home and wellness products, as well as Filipino art and design.

I absolutely love Global Pinoy Bazaar. I have been actively promoting and participating in it since 2009 with the exception of 2011 when I was based in Naga City and busy with the bar.

Check out the blogs:
A Day at the Global Pinoy Bazaar (2009)
What You Missed at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010

Here are my favorite local brands:

Yabang Pinoy Home Brand: Agos Pilipinas

‘Agos Pilipinas is a brand fit for the active yet laidback philosophy of the eager outdoor addict. Agos brings out the passion for the tropilokal spots through its shirts, sandos, barabags and rashguards. Agos is more than just a label. Its the outdoor instinct. It’s a lifestyle.’

Website: http://www.agospilipinas.com/

I first saw their booth at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2009 and bought myself a CamSur wallet. I also wanted their surfing shirts and rash guards and absolutely loved their barabags! I bought two barabags from them – that we use to carry our snorkel and fins about. I blogged about the barabags here but the photos are missing because they were embedded from their Facebook account. Note to self: download and have own copies of photos so they don’t go missing. My barabag is by the way stuck at our house in Pili, Cam Sur because I brought my stuff there earlier this year when I was planning to go see and swim with the Butandings of Sorsogon. They have new stuff this weekend and I’m raring to check them out.

New wallet with the Agos peeps

 

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Yabang Pinoy Home Brand: Punchdrunk Panda 

They are a team of Filipinos that ‘funkifies’ the world with passionate, like-minded people through functional graphic-designed products and happiness-inducing events.

Now, Punchdrunk Panda carries ladies’ and men’s footwear, camera straps and other fun stuff.

Website: http://www.punchdrunkpanda.com/

I have their Paper Cranes laptop sleeve. And its my mac’s best friend. Photo below was taken at Pukka Bar, El Nido, Palawan last July. (Click here for the blog.)

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PROMO ALERT!

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What You Missed at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010

Design, Entrepreneurship, Friends and their Interests By November 29, 2010 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

Took me long enough to post about my experience at the Global Pinoy Bazaar this year, but may I just say that it was, “Awesome!” Being one of the exhibitors this year made the experience tiring but I totally enjoyed my two days at the bazaar. I spent a lot of money! About P8,000, actually. And I could have bought more, except that, that was just too much shopping for two days. I spent more than I actually gained, and to tell the truth, I did not gain anything, except all the goods I shopped and an empty wallet. *straight face goes here*

I tried to take as many photos as I could, tried to take photos of all the shops, especially the ones that I liked, but there were just so many booths and there were a lot of people at times that that made that hard. Still, I came home with a good number of photos.

Our Kikayism booth was tiny, it couldn’t hold everything we had, but it was the only space we could afford!

Kikayism (Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010)

We were selling Pinangga clothing and bags, Supladita clothing and espadrilles, Merkins bikinis, Letterbox t-shirts and Palamuti accessories.

Kikayism (Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010)

And these were our neighbors, handicrafts:

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Catch These Products at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010

Entrepreneurship By October 10, 2010 Tags: , , No Comments

I remember making this (almost same) post last year about the Global Pinoy Bazaar. I remember how excited I was at going to the bazaar and buying some of the products I saw on the teasers. I remember actually getting to the bazaar and going gaga over the many stalls and products, and just losing almost all of my money to various stuff I fell in love with. Hahaha! I remember making a blog post about my visit to the bazaar and whatever stuff I bought.

This year, I am bracing myself for yet another wonderful day at the Global Pinoy Bazaar in Rockwell Tent. This year, I am even more (overly) excited about going to the bazaar. Why? Because we are one of the merchants! Unbelievable, yet true! Much thanks to my partners, PJ Valenciano and Nikki Valenzuela for making this happen! Catch Kikayism at the Global Pinoy Bazaar 2010!

And with us will still be some of my favorite merchants/sellers/shops:

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Rediscovering Indie Art & Brown Label

Design, Entrepreneurship By November 21, 2009 Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

Indie Art & Brown Label was the very first booth we got to at the Global Pinoy Bazaar. I just went absolutely nuts. I loved everything about this shop. From the CD boxes to the pencil boxes to the journals, stationery, stickers and even the pins!

CD boxes at P350

CD boxes at P350

Book boxes at P250

Book boxes at P250

Hand carry pencil boxes at P180

Hand carry pencil boxes at P180

Blank Note Cards with Envelopes Set of 3, PHP 125

Blank Note Cards with Envelopes Set of 3, PHP 125

12 PPCS I love Tree Note Cards for PHP 170

12 PCS I love Tree Note Cards for PHP 170

(Clicking on the photos will bring you straight to the Indie & Brown Label site at blogspot.)

I was just about to take out my wallet to make a purchase of whatever but then.. I saw this!

Waiiiiit! I have this! I bought it at Powerbooks Bonifacio High Street December last year. I made it into my own baby journal. 🙂

I went home and looked for it in my book shelf. And here it is..

MDM journal cover

Dear baby...

I am so proud of myself! Sure I never got to finish the journal because we moved, I traveled for a bit so on and so forth.. But it was really wonderful to rediscover that journal. It made me sooo happy.

First doctor's visit

First ultrasound - baby journal

Here are the wonderful illustrations found within this beautiful journal.

MDM Journal Book Project

MDM Journal Book Project

Here are some photos I took myself. 🙂

last page - MDM Journal

Illustrated pages 2 - MDM Journal

Illustrated pages 1 - MDM Journal

Children’s Journal Book Project…

The MDM Design & Journal Book aims to support and sustain the “Yamang Isip – Children’s Journal Book Project;” designed as a simple, innovative means to engage individuals, particularly Filipino children, in creative writing and illustration to develop their compositional skills and enhance their imagination!

A unique book which features graphed, lined and blank sketch pages traditionally used by writers and illustrators constructed with the highest quality to last a lifetime.

-MDM Design 2008


Who wouldn’t love this journal?

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Click here to read more on the The Journal with Creative License.

Click here to read more about the label that is Indie Art & Brown.

About the Label

About the Label

…And wow!!! Another reason to make my way back and again and again to Cubao Expo: the lifestyle and design store that is Heima.

Heima Store at Cubao Expo

Heima Store at Cubao Expo

Click here to go to visit the Heima Store website.

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