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Celebrities and Visual Artists Show Support at the Philippine Plant Festival 2019

Local celebrities like Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas, Mr.Albie Casiño, artist/ entrepreneur Mr. Marvin Agustin and other visual artists.

Rare and Exotic Plants will now be in a GALLERY together with PAINTINGS, ART INSTALLATIONS and the like.

Ms. Angel Locsin , Mr. Jericho Rosales and Mr. Erik Santos will also have their exhibits.

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It was conceptualized by a group of artists. Collecting unique plants should be showcased and premiumized together with their works.

Aside from local celebrities, bloggers and vloggers also showed support by partnering with the Philippine Plant Festival 2019 organizers and bringing updates on their respective social media platforms.

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Do not forget to mark your calendar from January 25 to February 5, 2019 and the venue is within Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City.

Do not fall victim to Fake News and False Information that the venue of the event , moved elsewhere.

photo courtesy of Mr. Boyet Ganigan and Director Claudio Mariscal

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Philippine Plant Festival 2019 Schedule of Daily Lectures and Talks

Philippine Plant Festival 2019 schedule of daily talks which will start from January 25 to February 3, 2019 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center  in Quezon City The lectures included wonderful world of chilies by Mr. Poncit Pnce -Enrile, Tillandsia by Mr. Rene and Doreen Dofitas, Ito ang Trend by Mr. Boyet Ganigan, On February 2 at 2:00pm Ms. Yumi Gupit will have a demonstration on bonsai culture.

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Special Yoga Session from Trini Yoga PH

Trini Yoga Ph is a yoga studio that represents wellness, community and lifestyle. They offer various types of yoga for all levels – Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin classes.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, reduce stress, live a healthier lifestyle…yoga will give you more. Enjoy this journey. See u at the mat.

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There will be a special session intended for bloggers, vloggers, media and social media practitioners to be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm on January 20, 2019. A limited 5 to 6 slots are remaining, So Please Try to pre-register and confirm early before attending the event.

Trini Yoga Ph is located at Sunset View Towers – unit 401 in Roxas Boulevard Pasay City.

This event is sponsored by Dean and Deluca COCONUT WATER- NAGARAYA, DELITE HERBAL TEA and OASIS BABY OIL- YOUR PARTNERS IN WELLNESS.

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Delite Herbal Tea is a good way to start and end day with a healthy disposition.  DeLite Herbal Tea comes in three flavors: Ampalaya ( Bitter Gourd) , Salabat ( Ginger Tea) , and Turmeric.

The product ingredients are sourced from local farms and helps a lot of farming communities. Available in many supermarkets, drugstore outlets ,specialty shops and online stores.

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Dean and Deluca coconut water has no added sugars or preservatives, certified organic, and tastes great. available in Landers Superstore, some gyms and dining establishments.

OASIS Baby Oil is a nice product which is suitable for all ages.

Nagaraya

Nagaraya is a favorite snack items for every Filipino house. The product is available in leading groceries, supermarkets and suking sari-sari stores nationwide.

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Please try to visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/triniyoga.ph/

Social Media Hashtags:#MabuhayAngTrini #TriniYogaPhil #TYPFamily


For inquiries, you may call or send sms :
Mobile: 09175634985
E-mail: triniyogamanila@gmail.com

FREE Agriculture Seminars for 2019

Good News to those urban gardeners, young hobbyists, millennials, the young at heart in the field of agriculture and those who wanted to engaged in agricultural entrepreneurship.

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These seminars are open to all interested individuals. These will be conducted at the Agricultural Training Institute Central Office, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. Session starts at 8:00AM to 5:00PM, but come early for the registration and for better seats!

Attendees are encouraged to bring clean, empty 1.5-liter plastic bottles which will be donated to the ATIng Gulayan ng DA garden.

For more information, Please try to visit the Department of Agriculture FB page.

Landline : Metro Manila 982-24-74 / Provincial 1800-10-982-2474

Cellphone : 0920-946-2474

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ATIngGulayanngDA/

AquaCircle 2019 Fish and Pet Show

Pet City  together with Buhay Flower Horn, Arowana Owners Club of the Philippines in cooperation with Quezon Memorial Circle, Office of the Vice Mayor and other participating organization presents to the general public a fish and pet show.

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The 5 -day event will be held from February 20 to 24, 2019 at the Aurora Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

Participants includes Pinoy Angel Fish Society, Philippine Hamsters Owners Society, Majestic Wings Philippines among others.

There will be games, raffles and short talks during the duration of the show.

 

Healthy Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken opens at Goodwill Homes 1

The Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken recently opened their stall at Goodwill Homes 1 within Barangay San Bartolome in Novaliches. The proprietor had their own special blend of herbs and special seasonings.  They were able to secure the rental space on the later part of November 2018.

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The Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken stall ( photo taken last December 15, 2018)

The outlet used to be a local eatery ( carinderia). They had an introductory price of Php 230 ( roasted whole chicken) and one can purchase Php 99 for another ( total of Php 329.00 ). The in-house opening promo was until December 31, 2018.

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oven roasted chicken

A few days ago, They had another promo of this month. They lowered the price of their roasted chicken at Php 199 per piece. This is about 10% to 20% cheaper than the other roasted chicken outlets which retails between Php 210 to Php 260 per piece. There are at least 4 other roasted chicken stalls within the vicinity.

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The Lemon Pepper Roast Chicken signage

Those living within Goodwill Homes 1, San Pedro IX subdivision, Kingspoint Subdivision, California Village, Sierra Vista and nearby areas can enjoy the promo until the end of this month.

They also had small wooden chairs and table for those who wanted to eat these roasted chicken with rice value meal which starts at Php 65.00

Address: Katipunan Avenue, Goodwill Homes 1 , Barangay San Bartolome , Novaliches, Quezon City

Operation: Everyday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Note : We will try to update this blog, since the roasted chicken outlet does not have any social media accounts and contact details.

 

 

 

Bargain Sale or Sales Gimmik at TMRD Japanese Surplus

My two friends are always on a look out for some quirky items and kokeshi dolls. They would roam around Fairview, Novaliches in Quezon City and even up to North Caloocan just to purchase some of these pre-loved items, whenever they have some spare time.

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TMRD Japanese Surplus along Quirino Highway, Barangay Talipapa near Mindanao Avenue, Novaliches, Quezon City

There are a lot of these stores which carry items from Japan, South Korea or even United States. Demand for these items is growing because it had some cultural and collecting value. Although some people would advise them to be wary over these pre-loved items, since they might be posses by spirits by its former owners. Some would say that these might be the leftover items from Fukushima prefecture which might be highly radioactive.

There were at least a dozen known thrift stores along Quirino Highway, Novaliches which carry different items, some focuses more on clothes and shoes. TMRD is one of the bigger store which carries a wider selection of pre-loved items.

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pre-loved clothes and fashion items

I personally think that this is a cheaper alternative for my friends to spend some time shopping and hunting for these items. They are not the party type people and seldom goes out together with their families.

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sake cups, plates and ceramic wares for sale

My two friends already went to TMRD Japanese Surplus store several times to purchase some quirky items. The place is just one ride away from their house. The store is having their 4th anniversary sale which started late November and lasted until the end of December 31, 2018.

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set of kokeshi dolls bought by my friends

There was an in-house raffle promo which was valid until the second week of December 2018. A customer get a raffle stub for every Php 1,000 pesos single purchase. My friends were able to buy some small kokeshi dolls but only managed to pay Php 250 for a couple of small items which included small cups. They agreed to come back and invited me to join at their buying trip since they have seen some folders and postcards. They also took some photos of the other kokeshi dolls which caught their fancy and asked the sales personnel ( tindera) about their prices. Vowing to come back few days after.

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Kokeshi urban style – these two piece set was bought for just Php 70.00 a pair ( height about 5 inches or 13cm)

The first three dolls on the far left side was bought around December 10 at Php 130 or around $2.47 for all three items.

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vintage sosaku doll with unique features

vintage sosaku kokeshi doll -might have been created in the mid- 1970’s or 1980’s . It had two smaller kokeshi dolls which gave the illusion of eyes.

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This was the real bargain deal, They paid Php 60 or roughly $1.15 for this small wooden doll ( height about 4 inches or 10 cm).

Second Visit

We went to the store a few days after their last visit (December 12 Wednesday) around lunchtime. I started looking for some folders and postcards but the sales clerk told me that someone already bought the items. Much to the dismay of my two friends, when they found out that some of the kokeshi dolls they initially wanted. The prices had risen in just a matter of few days.

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This pair of kokeshi sosaku style wooden dolls were priced at Php 50 a pair during December 10, 2018 visit, but became Php 100 when we visited the store. ( unknown origin)

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Togatta kokeshi doll originally priced at Php 70.00 few days before, when the sales clerk told my friends that it was bargain at Php 150.00 (roughly $3.00) by the time we paid the cashier.

Togatta type kokeshi doll is 7 inches tall or 18 cm with signature at the bottom, by Kaiya Kichiemon (1905-1985) and probably made in the early 1970’s. The validation was thru the help of some kokeshi collectors like Mr. Henrick Stouten, Ms. Madelyn Molina and Ms. Nancy Togami who took time identifying the wooden doll.

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The small kokeshi with signature was originally priced at Php 20.00 but became Php 60.00 when we visited the store. The wooden kokeshi doll is by Obata, Toshio (birth 1932) a Tsuchiyu doll stands about 3. 75 inches or about 10 centimeters.

Tsuchiyu is an onsen within 30 to 40 minutes away from Fukushima prefecture. The doll is one of the 11 known traditional types of doll in Japan.

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small creative style kokeshi

This is the smallest kokeshi creative style which just stands 1.72 inches ( about 4.5 cm) by 1.75 inches height ( about 4.5 cm) with some chipped wooden hat due to age and handling.  This one was priced at Php 15 before but went up to Php 30 when we visited the store.

The group managed to haggle the price down for the two items from Php 60 to Php 30 and the small creative style kokeshi from Php 30 to Php 20.00. But for the other three kokeshi dolls, the sales clerk remain firm.  They paid Php 300 ( $5.70) for all these 5 items.

This makes us wonder why the store change their prices, We cannot help to tell the security guard and sales clerk that we notice the sudden change.  It was a bitter sweet deal that we got at the store.  If not of the sudden change, my friends could have paid Php 155.00.