After a long long time, I finally got to visit a trade fair again. As I posted before, trade fairs used to be my thing. I would go out of my way to find out when is the next fair. I even had this notebook where I jotted down my favorite finds and the supplier information so I can contact them again in the future. During those days, I looked for the most innovative or weirdest product. In my last trade fair shopping spree at the OTOP fair, I had different products in mind. I wanted to take home common items from my childhood in fear that local entrepreneurs might stop producing them. Most of the items that I got were actually for Aki’s Filipino toy collection.
I only had a budget of 400 pesos but look what I got to bring home.
Pangamot or back scratcher (PhP)40 and Toy Guitar from Cebu (PhP80).
Ifugao house (PhP20) and Bahay Kubo (PhP25)
Raffia Christmas Ornaments (PhP 15@)
Ampaw or Rice Crisps from Laguna (PhP15), Chicharon from Cebu (PhP60), Sun-dried Tomatoes from Nueva Vizcaya (PhP75)
My favorite find – a 15 peso buri hat for Aki! He loves his Bruno Mars hat and wears it everytime he leaves the house. Unfortunately, it needs to retire already.
So what is OTOP?
My favorite trade fairs are coming up this October.
|OK Bikol Regional Trade Fair||October 5, 2011 – October 9, 2011|
|2011 Likha ng Central Luzon||October 19, 2011 – October 23, 2011|