… Aki’s baby bwatha and the latest addition to Familia Kiki. I’ve been on a search for Aki’s very first piggy bank and I just could not be happier that what we found was monkey (when I was a kid, i was teased Maqui Monkey) ! I bought Mong-ki for a just 75 pesos at the 7th Agraryo Trade Fair last Saturday.
I miss going to trade fairs! Even before nationalism became cool these past couple of years, I was (and still am) already a big supporter of locally made products especially if they are made by SME’s. I’d always drag Franco to Megatrade to check out the latest fairs. And when my favorites, Bicol and Region3 trade fairs are in town, I’d leave work early and troop to Megamall to catch the first day. I think my house looks like a mini trade fair. Hehe
Hay.. gone are those days when I had money to burn. I’d go home with two or three big bags sometimes even boxes , half of which I don’t really need. The very nice manongs would help my carry my loot to the taxi stand. Sadly, I hardly go to trade fairs anymore. One is because I know I already have most of the things I need. With the never ending saga of major expenses since the start of this year (appliances, light bulbs, small furnishings, van repair, gate, landscaping, van repair again and now grills), I just can’t go home with another bag or another set of placemats. I always end up forgetting the time whenever I’m in a trade fair. And time spent shopping in a trade fair is precious time with my baby lost.
Here is a rundown of the items that I bought at the Agraryo Trade Fair
Malunggay Polvoron for just 5 pesos each
Carrot Cookies for only 20 bucks
Cavendish Banana for 15 per kilo or 1 peso each (look at the size of the free banana that they gave me! I know what you are thinking!)
Mango Vinegar for my salads. Only 30 pesos per bottle
Seaweeds Instant Noodles for 17 pesos per bowl
Muscovado Sugar. 500 grams for only 25 pesos
Veggie Noodles for just 5 pesos per pack