If you are a sale freak and have never heard of Global Pinoy Bazaar yet, then better re-tune your antenna because you’re missing half of your life by missing out on this one.
Global Pinoy Bazaar is an annual Christmas holiday bazaar of Yabang Pinoy, a group of young and idealistic advocates and volunteers who pioneered in changing the mindsets of their countrymen by effecting positive social change through various programs and activities, such as Todo Patintero, Piso para sa Bayan, Yabang Pinoy goes to school, Yamang Isip at Takbong may Yabang. Yabang Pinoy began organizing the Global Pinoy Bazaar five years ago to keep with its consumer revolution in encouraging Filipinos to help in the nation-building by patronizing local concepts, talents, services and products. The bazaar is being held at Rockwell Tent every year.
As early as 10:00AM of November 6, shopaholics, bazaaristas, and advocates alike flocked to the Rockwell Tent to give their support to the 5th Global Pinoy Bazaar. As what wa
s expected, a lot of young Pinoy entrepreneurs and artists gathered there to show people how creative and talented Pinoys are.
For two days, Pinoy-preneurs and artists celebrated their Filipino love and pride by uniting with Yabang Pinoy in its endeavour to support and promote Filipino concepts, ideas, and products. From specially-flavored chocolates of Theo Philo Artisan; Pic Season‘s stylish and quirky door hangers; funky, customized shoes by Punchdrunk panda; Wee Will Doodle’s timeless and signature artwork scribbled and doodled in notepads and tumblers; down to the very nationalistic and timely Pinoy Parols –everything in the bazaar offered options to display one’s Pinoy pride this Christmas season.
Aside from accessories and apparels, what’s a bazaar without food? Thus, to complete the Pinoy ambience, a sorbetes food cart was stationed at the bazaar, where shoppers could treat themselves to a cone of the soft ice cream that everybody has grown to love. And what could be more Pinoy than mangga’t bagoong? If you love shrimp pastes with a twist, then “I Love Bagoong’s” bagoong with pork is definitely a must-try.
Truly, there’s nothing more rewarding than supporting homegrown Pinoy talents and brands. So, from now on, instead of being caught up with colonial mentality, why not try advocatingPinoy products first? Not only they are good for the economy; they also help instill pride and sense
of camaraderie among aspiring artists and entrepreneurs.
For more information on Yabang Pinoy and their projects and upcoming activities, visit www.yabangpinoy.com.
Theo Philo Artisan Chocolates may also be bought at Echo Store.
Ground Level Serendra Piazza, Mckinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City
I Love Bagoong‘s special bagoongs may be bought by getting in touch with Ms. Tes Naval at 0915-4922672 and 546-1913.