The exhibit is called Likhang Habi, Textile Fair. It was held from October 25 – 27 2013.
I have always loved pretty things and I can’t help but marvel at not only the beauty these artists have created but that they are all Filipino made. My countrymen are indeed a very talented bunch.
Personally, the more that I am exposed to other nationalities and cultures, the more that I fall in love with my Filipino heritage. With my camera in hand, I snapped away, drinking the beauty and pleasure of seeing these items worthy of international recognition. I just love being Filipino!
Surround yourself with beauty, create beauty and what country to better showcase this than the Philippines?
Enough of me, I’ll let the pictures do all the talking 😉
The best part of vacationing at my home in Novaliches is that there are a lot of things to do. You will never run out of things to clean, cook, and garden.
For the holy week, I volunteered to be in charge of the marketing.
Off I went to Novaliches-Bayan, a marketplace that is just brewing with activity.
The best part of going to the marketplace is that I get to haggle with the vendors. Novaliches-Bayan is not for the faint of heart. It is noisy, smelly, hot and brimming with pick-pockets and snatchers (like any typical market place).
I poke at fish, smell all sorts of meat, and weigh vegetables and fruits all the while holding my purse close to me while haggling the best price from the vendors.
In wherever place I live, may it be in Makati or Novaliches, when I do the marketing I always buy in bulk. I just hate having to go back and forth to the store just for a few ingredients, don’t you?
In my home in Makati, everything is just one convenient hop to the grocery store. But with Novaliches-Bayan, you have no choice but to travel and actually get your hands dirty (and believe me, that’s the fun part!).
Personally, the best part is that I get everything fresh and on the cheap.
The standard of living at Novaliches is low compared to my life in Makati.
I love both cities. They each bring something different to the table. They give me the best of both worlds.
Oh yeah, and about my little trip to the market? I bought seafood, lots of vegetables and milk and taught our house help how to prepare the dish I envisioned while on a jeepney ride.
March 15-16 2013 – For the past two days, I have been out with some girlfriends drinking up the sights and sounds of Makati City.
For day 1, I went out to grab some grub at Mercato and watch a film called Movie 43.
My over-all experience when it comes to Mercato is always fun. Not only is there a lot of food choices but it is unpretentious and very laid-back (we had a little picnic, too!).
With the exceptions of balot and penoy, I absolutely love street food (but please don’t tell my doctor any of that, haha).
Before heading out, I brought with me a pint of bottled water because I knew I was going to need it ;-). Because of the lack of light, I was unable to get a good picture of my meal which was Garlic Chicken and Tinapa Rice.
And for dessert? What better way to gorge down a sumptuous meal but brownies!
Oh my goodness… comfort food, indeed!
My Mercato food adventure = A++
(However, I wish I could say the same about my movie experience.)
With nothing to do on a Saturday night, I thought of inviting a friend to the usual events of Internations. Held at One Roxas Triangle, Makati, tonight they featured an Irish band who played to the tune of The Corrs and U2.
Compared to my previous attendance, I had a really good time on this one!
Aside from meeting a lot of interesting people, I made a few genuine friendships.
I am looking forward to the next event (and I am hoping there is sports involved on the next one).
I have come to really like my afternoon runs/walks. I usually just loiter about Makati in my sweats with camera in tow.
This afternoon, I changed my route. I was getting tired of the park so I tried going where the people were: the mall. (evil snicker)
Aside from the health is wealth cliché when it comes to running, another reason why I run is so that I have reason to take a shower. Otherwise, I would be in my pj’s all day. (But that’s between you and me ok? Promise? Good.)
The thing with my out-and-about’s is that the pollution is terrible. I don’t mind the humidity, noise or the smell — its the pollution that’s gonna kill me in this fabulous city.
Well, you can’t have it all.
Anyway, when I got to Greenbelt, I saw a country singer, horses and rabbit tourists.
Don’t believe me? Check out what my camera caught.