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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting Features and Bazaar at Philippine Plant Festival 2019

Philippine Plant Festival 2019 is just barely one month away, This is much anticipated plant show and bazaar was organized by D’true Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. 1976 under the leadership of President Remedios Rodis Remedios -Santelices and Vice President May Tolentino  in cooperation with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City with media partners Manila Bulletin, Walkwithchan and  blogging community. 

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January 25 to February 5 2019

The show is in partnership with the country’s leading plant organization and plant group such as Philippine Bonsai Society headed by D’ Felicidad Sanches-Gupit and Mr. Bobby Gopiao.

Cactus  and Succulent Society under the leadership of duly elected President Amy Lastimosa

Los Baños Horticultural Society under the leadership of Ms. Marina Catipon , Joseph Salacup and Ms. Tess Encarnacion.

Pangasinan Horticultural and Landscape Society under the leadership of Mr. Mac Pagsolingan, Prince T. Gerona and Ms. Dulce Ruiz.

Philippine Episcia Growers Society headed by Mr. Delmer Rivera Del Rosario

Fern and Aroid Study Group led by past president Patricia “Wendy” Fernando- Regalado

Philodendron Philippines and Philippine Bromeliad Society

Hello Haworthia under Timothy, Marc, Wilson and Von

Tillandsia Philippine headed by Mrs. Doreen Dofitas and Cludio ” Tots” D. Sanchez-Mariscal IV

Agave Philippines headed by Mr. Buchi Romero

Chilli group of Mr. Ponchit Ponce Enrile

Social Media hashtags #ItoAngTrend #PHPlantFestival2019

The bazaar will start from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

There are two entrances, one is at Quezon Avenue and another one is at North Avenue entrance.

Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 

Schedule of Flora Filipina 2019 Conference

Flora Filipina 2019 Conference is one on the parallel event that the Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle management, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture with sponsorship from Del Monte, Philippines, Villar Sipag Foundation, Allied Botanical Corporation and Manila Bulletin as one of the media partners.

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I have posted an article few months ago, with an old poster. There will also a commercial bazaar area, exhibition, conference and farm tours.

There will be a special opening on February 23, 2019 which is for members of the society, invited guests , foreign delegates and special media accredited invites.

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This will be followed by a 3-day scientific conference with the theme “Achieving Global Competency in Floriculture” from February 24 to 26 at the Brentwood Suites,Brentwood Suites, #6 Dr. G. Garcia Street, Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City 1003 Philippines.

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Three main groups of the exhibition and conference includes the Bonsai and Suiseki, Boungainvillea and the Floriculture Industry.

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There will be a special package rate of Php 6,500 if one is planning to attend the 3-day event with inclusive of handouts, morning and afternoon snacks. lunch and certificate of attendance.

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Bonsai and Suiseki – Php 1,300 Early Bird Rates / Php 1,500 Regular

Boungainvillea -Php 1,500 Early Bird Rates / Php 2,000 Regular

Floriculture Industry -Php 2,500 Early Bird Rates / Php 3,000 Regular

Try to call any of the contact information at the e-poster from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

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Contact Persons: Miss Jenny F. Rivera / Mr. Jiffy Alegre POS Secretariat

Roving Landline( +632)  957-35-24 Cellphone  (+63) 917-8485468 / (+632) 929-44-25 /  Email: philorchidsociety@gmail.com

Office Address1: Quezon City Hall Orchidarium Area / Lagoon Area Garden, East Avenue corner Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City

Office Address 2: Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets, Barangay South Triangle 1103 Quezon City.

Note: For those who wanted to visit the exhibition area, There will be a minimal entrance fees of Php 50.00 general public and Php 40.00 for students, senior citizens and PWD with valid ID’.

There are daily lectures, talks and program which starts at 2:00pm