Sunday, November 25, 2012

Noel Bazaar 2012 (part1)

This post is on Noel Bazaar 2012. If I'm counting it right this would be the 3rd year I'm giving this bazaar a whole lotta' space here @ my unknown blog :))) for free!!! No matter how small this blog is, Noel Bazaar, you can't totally ignore it cos during "ber" months, atleast  500 readers minimum!! daily! drop by to browse my Noel Bazaar annual post alone : Noel Bazaar 2011 part2 , Noel Bazaar2011 part1, Noel Bazaar2010, and some more in my food blog . Sorry, I'm just lazy now to gather/include more links.

What I'm trying to say is_ hey Noel can you just spare me an entrance fee everytime I visit you??? haha. Remember the face of this cheapskate mom!! ok, I kid! Entrance is only P50 by the way.

We went there yesterday, a Sunday here at Ph. The lobby display theme is seemingly white Christmas. With those fake snow the kids surely love.

I'm reiterating here _ I'm so over these bazaars ( except food bazaar! that's a different story), I easily get bored by the aisle and aisle of booths with the same boring items. Blame it to my age. I've been to so many bazaars in my life, I thought I had seen them all. Yet I still go. For my girls. Whose fun spells cheap shopping thrills.

Yet I couldn't deny some booths still provide me a"tick". Can you spot me there???

@ the Lacoste overruns booth! which I'd say the box office hit! Everyone was there grabbing a Lacoste bag. Selling for P2.5k each bag, for all types available. I mean big and small priced the same. Ofcourse designs were limited but people were crazy about it! I heard they charged additional P100 for the paper bag.

No, I didn't get any. I know, it was a steal for P2.5k. But I don't just buy cos it's a steal. I didn't find a design for my liking. So I made a pass on it.

Another booth which I thought was interesting_ the designers' eyeglasse/shades. For P1.5k and up. Those fitted my budget went against my taste. So bye-buy here too. I think I saw the same booth at Robinson's. Manila.

After those two booths, I found other booths not much of my interest. Oops! there was another one to include thu'_

The Rustan's booth. Which was kindah' lame too. Except for the cute boxes of Schwarzkopf hair color.

I bet these are already available at the department stores, only we saw them first here so my daughters were excited about the colors. They didn't stop until I bought for them. P510/P570 each. I have no idea how much is the regular price at regular stores. Actually this was the only item I bought from the whole bazaar :))). And it's not even for me.

I snooped a bit at this booth too..

.. but walked away fast too..

As usual, this bazaar includes a stage program. Only yesterday got a boring show with a magician I think:).

Along the celebrities' booths lane, there wasn't one that's worth to mention. Although my daughters were excited when they saw a booth of Ramon Bautista. Yeah, my girls are fan of the wacky Ramon. Few months ago, they bought   a pocket book by Ramon B.  and saw them laughing so hard while browsing it together. Anyway, they were disappointed that it wasn't ready yet when we first passed by it.

Before we exited they made sure to come back to that booth. It was on business already. See how they took a pic of each infront of the booth. haha. fans! Not much to see there also. Few books of Ramon, some  tshirts, maybe by Tado and few pre-loved clothes.

I intended not to buy anymore nachos cos I had bought already from the grocery two days ago. Had I known we would go here, I would definitely buy here.

Gelato. Always mouth watering eye candy.

shall cut here.
for now.
part 2.


  1. It's been a long time since we've went to a Noel Bazaar. It's hard to look for a good parking slot with all those watch your car boys hanging around, ha ha ha. If only they'd move to the SMX. One more thing, I am just afraid that my impulsive wife might just buy a bag because it's on sale, he he he

    I once heard a group of wives at a Target Department Store discussing about items on sale. One said, "It's on sale. Do you know what that means? I must buy it." ha ha ha

  2. i'm more convinced of the "afraid of the impulsive wife", haha. during my younger years i used to believe the same shopping philosophy (it's sale-mustbuy!), then junks started to accumulate at home and hated it. today the matured me only buy when needed & ofcourse if i could afford it. i have a weakness on food thu' and obviously on travels. so i scrimp on shopping and splurge on grocery & travels. ganon din, gastos, haha!