At World Bazaar Festival: Shopping at the most practical way!

Since time immemorial, I would wait for bazaars before Christmas, and look not only for bargains but for interesting finds.    This Christmas season would not be complete if i would not vist one.   And also I have a lot of catching up to do, since my Christmas last year was a disaster.  

Last year and the year before that, we had our kids buy their stuffs and gifts at Noel Bazaar, also was held at World Trade Center.   also my way of supporting my best friend with her business, being one of the exhibitors.

My kids enjoyed last years shopping here, so when i found out about this, Bhogs and I, worked out our schedule to bring them here.    I can say it turned out well.   My kids were able to buy all they need for their Christmas party and for whatever needs they have.   My daughter even had a picture taken with Donita Rose. 

I need to add that some  ABS CBN’s talents have booths here selling stuffs of thier interests.

To my countless visits to bazaars, I was able to come up with some pointers.   It may contribute to a fun and exciting way of shopping.

POINTERS WHEN GOING TO BAZAARS LIKE THIS:

1.   Get there before anyone get there, hehehe. What i  mean is you go there at a time when few people visit, like after opening time til’ about 3 pm.  We went there after a Christmas party at our church, so we got in at about 9 pm, not to our surprise, may people are still coming in and people inside are jam-packed.   Hubby said “It is like Divi sossy!”

2.  Park immediately, if a boy calls you for parking, heed his call.   Don’t waste time (and gas) looking for parking space, hard to find when you see a lot of cars coming in the venue.

3.  Look around first before buying.   There are a lot of sellers, carrying the same goods.  

4.  Use comfortable clothing and flip-flops or flat shoes.  In my case, since i came from a party i was wearing stilletos, and i had to find a store that sell the cheapest “tsinelas.”

5.   If you are to bring your kids, as young as 8 yrs old down, buy their stuffs first, and have them wait outside the hall or have companions for them, while they watch the nights program.   It was ABS CBN who hosted the event, so their artists are sure to entertain them.

6.  Plan strategically on where to go first and where to end.   There are two passages to the hall so make sure you cover the whole ground so you have lots of options on what and where to buy.   A list may also come in handy.

7.    Haggle, haggle, haggle!

8.    Enjoy the food inside the event.   Also the taste tests.

I hope the next events would be even more surprising and joyous! Just like the season.   But amidst the busyness and hoolabaloo of  December, ley us not forget what this season is all about.   Not only about giving and recieving, but of forgiving and loving.  

Isaiah 9:6-7
(6) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (7) Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

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