Since we got here in 2009, my friends and I have always been present in the SSIS PTA Charity Bazaar. 🙂 It’s really difficult to resist going to bazaars and seeing lots of nice stuff to buy in just one place. If I were in Manila, I would have trouble choosing which bazaar to go to because it’s Christmas season back home. So you can imagine, that just one bazaar can make my heart skip! 😉
And it has gotten much bigger this year with live entertainment, a bigger area for arts and crafts for kids and parents,
an area for Tini Town (boy am I glad I didn’t bring my son or else we wouldn’t be able to see the rest of the bazaar!) —
where a much leaner Santa can be seen (I think he was surprised when I asked him for a photo — yup I have my own photo! 😉 ),
and the auditorium and covered area were filled with vendors!
I got a couple of hand-painted bags from tore (I think!) and a bayong from Bayong ni Kikay.
The Very Ngon Homewares booth caught my eye with their Asian-inspired hand prints products such as aprons, napkins, and kitchen linens. Very unique!
Mekong Creations, Vietnam Quilts, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Saigon Children’s Charity (more on this!), and Wildlife at Risk (WAR) were among the participants. I scored some nice arts and crafts stuff for my son’s Advent Calendar I’m working on too!
Overall, I believe the bazaar was a success! I wish they do something like this monthly!
Next stop, Saigon Flea Market on the 11th! 🙂