It’s bazaar season again in Ayala Alabang! Every year I look forward to weekend after weekend of bazaars at the Cuenca Community Center, and I try to check out as many of them as I can. This year’s series of bazaars kicked off with the Zonta Club of Muntinlupa’s Moroccan Bazaar held last October 22-23. So far this has been the only bazaar for the year that I’ve visited. It’s a good thing I stumbled upon some nice finds when I was there.
Notable Stall #1: Aklateklat / Local Loco Deli
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The Aklateklat brand is actually something I discovered a few years back in Powerbooks. I love their leather book jackets and unique bookmarks. This is really something for the bookworms. I was looking at buying a pink jacket for my pocketbook sized paperbacks, but they didn’t have it on hand. This was probably a good thing, since theirs was the first stall I visited, and it would have been a bad thing to wipe out my budget right at the start.
The stall was shared with Local Loco Deli, which featured assorted locally made and grown food products. They sold coffee beans from different provinces, bottled longganisa bits, tapa and tinapa flakes, and different kinds of vinegar and other sauces. Everything they sold was 100% Pinoy.
Notable Stall #2: Z.E.N. All Organic
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I have extremely sensitive, high maintenance skin, and the sudden emergence of all of these locally made, all natural and organic products has made my life so much simpler. Z.E.N. All Organic has the nicest smelling soaps and an assortment of other personal care and beauty products which are all 100% organic.
Notable Stall #3: Gia Narciso’s Note Pads
Notable Stall #4: Quazar Electronics & Gadgets
I love it when techie things come in pretty packages. Quazar’s stall was home to some of the cutest thumbdrives I have ever seen. They have all sorts of thumbdrives, from Angry Birds to cans of beer, car alarms, fastfood items, balls and cameras. My favorite would have to be their SLR designs. They come in 2GB and 4GB storage capacities.
It’s too bad that I’ve already missed two bazaar weekends, no thanks to my erratic schedule. I’m hoping I’ll be able to visit the upcoming ones, specially the biggest annual bazaar held in Ayala Alabang, the St. James Bazaar. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Cuenca.