Vintage Hauls at Greenfield Weekend Market

It was overcast and humid saturday late afternoon when two of my blogger friends, juanderingbulakenyo,pinoyvintagekolektor continued our extended walking tour.  While three other friends decided to spend their time in SM Megamall.

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vintage items like magazines, stamps, stickers, posters, bottles, toys, coin holders, NBA cards, posters among other stuff.

Greenfield Weekend Market Vintage Hauls

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We manage to have a short walking tour of Greenfield district around past 4:00 pm. The district is home to several well-known venue place, restaurants,NAWASA water cement tower, decade old trees, manicured lawn spaces, ornamental flowering trees, statue, mid-century warehouses / buildings turned into commercial spaces and condominium buildings.

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Mr. Jose Yao Campos bust

Greenfield district is a combination of residential, commercial, industrial,education and places of worship are located. Used to work at the nearby One San Miguel building few years ago.

Shopping malls, schools and universities are located within 15 to 20 minutes leisurely walk. But the one which attracts foodies even expat community is the Greenfield Weekend Market. The semi-permanent stalls are there for a while and there are live bands performing on a rotation basis.

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Greenfield Weekend Market entrance

 We were greeted by two friendly sales agent which gave a few insights on the weekend market which according to them were also pet friendly.

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Our group decided to eat light snacks and lemonade. The lemons are neatly arranged on ferris wheel.

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photo booth area

We explored within the stalls at the back portion. Amaze with some of the stalls selling pre-owned books,vintage items, coins, stamps, portrait sketches, magazines, stickers, coin banks, toys and cassette tapes. There is also a tarot card booth where one can pay a small fee for reading one’s fortune.

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My friend also bought 2 pre-owned books, then our group decided to leave the place since it started raining hard and winds blowing off our umbrellas.

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Mr. Eric David sketch artist booth

Being a collector, I was able to buy some vintage stamps and coins in one of the booth.

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framed banknotes, photos, coins and stamps for sale

We were able to ask the security guards on the possibility of other activities within the area like bird watching and guided walk.

Overall, the weather is quite uncooperative but our vintage hauls were the ones that we would cherish.

Our group will surely come back for more exciting food, tree walk, bird watching, chilling down or just walking within the district exploring and admiring mid-century architecture.

Note : Greenfield Weekend Market usually starts from 4:00 pm till 12:00 midnight

Philippine Hamsters Owner Society Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Philippine Hamsters Owner Society (PHOS) celebrated their 7th anniversary at the 3rd Floor, Function room of Star Mall, EDSA Shaw, Mandaluyong City.

PHOS 7th Anniversary

There were guppies, syrian hamsters, white mice, sugar gliders, rabbits, flowerhorn, snakes, frogs and other small pets.

Syrian hamster are sometimes called teddy bear hamster

There were raffles and swap meet among members of the society and  is open to the general public.

My friend Achilles went there at the show yesterday also saw some gerbils on display and pet supplies for sale.

At the end of the two-day exhibit and bazaar, Olongapo Rabbit and Rodents Club won “Best Hamster Group ” and ” Best Hamster Display“.

Philippine Hamsters Owners Society Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Philippine Hamsters Owners Society will be celebrating their 7th year of existence in our hobbies.

We want to thank you all the support that you give to the @philipp and we want to give it back to you all the love! So this coming June 15 – 16, 2019 it’s Saturday and Sunday at the 3rd floor Function Hall, Starmall EDSA Shaw, Mandaluyong City around 10:00am to 7:00 pm.

 Philippine Hamster Fair will be celebrating the 7th year anniversary of one of the leading group here in our hobby. We invite all the pet lovers, enthusiasts, pet groups, pet society and pet community to join us in the event that every people wait every year of June. We give something new this time. Our theme is COLLECTORS SEASON. We will be looking for a breeder or just a hamster lover that collecting Hamsters like, collecting hamster species, mutations, dwarfs, Syrians that wants to exhibit and have a chance to win prizes that deserved his/her effort. Tentative Activities: – Hamster Show (depends on entries) – Hamster Race – Best Booth Display – Best Hamster Group –

And many more For more info message @juan or message our PHOS FB page.

A Coffee Institute for Filipinos and Coffee Connoisseur

Mr. Micheal Harris Lim the first Filipino to make it to the semi-finalists of the World Barista Championship in Boston, USA.

Mr. Micheal Harris Lim

He is also  the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion. He sees boundless opportunities for the Philippines to promote its coffee worldwide.

He flew to Boston in the United States for the World Coffee Championships  last April 1 not only to showcase his talents but also to give the world a taste of the potential of Philippine coffee.

Together with his family, friends, Department of Trade and Industry representatives, Department of Tourism, Benguet coffee growers association and coffee enthusiasts opens the Institute for Coffee Excellence.

 Institute for Coffee Excellence

Since he first ventured in the coffee business way back in 2001, He has been committed in providing solutions to elevate the quality of local crops and equip the Filipino farmers with tools and knowledge to help them keep up with the evolving industry.

” This journey has inspired me to create a space to nurture, the baristas and our Filipino coffee farmers .” Thus , he built the Institue for Coffee Excellence to have its thrust work at both ends of the spectrum : for farmers and baristas.

He envisions the institute as an instrument in fostering a community that works together for sustainability to achieve the ultimate goal of having a steadily increasing food and coffee security for the Philippines and for the future generations to come.

Mr. Raoul de Peralta

” The transformation of a community begins with education. In the case of our coffee community , I believe we would have to start by empowering our farmers and baristas with knowledge, values and passion to work towards a beautiful coffee future, ” he shares.

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Barrio Fiesta

A Barrio Fiesta themed party capped the opening of the institute. There are dozens of regional dishes from different parts of the country.

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Roasted cow from Ambrosia’s were roasted for several hours, longganisa from Nueva Ecija, pinaputok na pla pla which is the specialty from Rizal province.

longganisa from Nueva Ecija

mixed vegetables with strawberries from Benguet

native kakanins like bukayo and tikoy

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escabeche

lumpiang ubod or sariwa

pancit with deep fried lechon kawali and quail eggs.

kesong puti with pandesal

pinaputok na pla pla

grilled pork liempo

curacha and sugpo with alavar sauce from Zamboanga

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Program

There was a program for all the coffee connoisseurs, invited guests and there was a live band and party all night long.

To know about the Institute for Coffee Excellence, Please visit coffeeexcellence.org.

Garden Gourmet Food and Craft Festival at Shangrila Mall

Garden Gourmet Food and Craft Festival 2019 organized by Silk Events Management was held from February 28 to March 3, 2019 at the Food Forum at the Lower level of Shangri-La Plaza Mall in Mandaluyong City.

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The first event was staged sometime August 2018 last year and more than 30 stalls have participated.

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Maexel Chichabites -Medium Php 100 and Php 200 Large Pack

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Manang Joy Empanada

We were invited by Maricar’s Jewelry from Meycauayan, Bulacan who specializes in making tambourine jewelry necklace and modern ready to wear accessories.

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modern fashion jewelry accesories

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Himalayan pink salt and lamp

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garden set-up and photo booth

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crackle chips

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Timplador lechon belly

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Taste buds corn chips, crackers, peanuts, mix nuts, sweet candies, jelly candies

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Mr. Mikko Hilario is a third generation proprietor

Mr. Mikko Hilario who hails from San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. He is a third generation proprietor and specializes on roasted peanuts, corn chips and other snack items from the province. They are also adding some more products before the end of the year.

They also have an active FB and Instagram account.

Contact : 09176331321

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There were no entrance in this food and craft festival.

 

 

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