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Monday, November 12, 2012

The Hot Pink Backpack Diaries: Yes, this Backpacker is 45% Kikay Too

From the first day I exposed and indulged myself to traveling, I immediately eliminated that Maarte-Pasusyal-Attitude (well, I think I have never been tagged as such). I became 200% more kuripot and/or practical in a sense that I only buy what I badly NEED. Believe me. Then I realized... (*insert before and after flashback transition effect please*)

Life has become simpler and happier, definitely. From killer stilettos, I started to love wearing hiking shoes and Sanuk. From shoulder bags, I started buying 35L-50L mountaineering bags. From night parties to all-night-blogging, charities, and hikes. From luxurious-all-expense-paid-travels to ahmm... less than 500-all-in-budget-trips

But last weekend, I got reminded that there's still like around hmmm... 45% Kikay in me that I enjoyed checking out abubots in the recent Global Pinoy Bazaar at Rockwell Tent Makati. (Thanks Yabang Pinoy for the free passes!) 

Look! I found them all cute!
 Toiletry Travel Bag from Bag Org for P150.00 only :)

And tsararan! My new camera bag - IzzoShop's latest Molly Camera Satchel! :)

Now, no need to bring my big-boyish-camera-bag

 Got this colorful camera strap from IzzoShop too.
Php199.00 only.

I have been looking for this bottlecap ring since last year... Haaist... at last! :)
 I scored it for Php64.50 only :)
  This cute 'Keep Calm and Travel On' necklace is just for Php120.00.
Check out Hodge Podge for more cutie bottlecap accessories :)

But wait there's more! Got some cute dresses, shirts, and PH-made food products, too.
Here's one of my family's new favorite:

Snapshots from the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar
My favorite booths this year
Agos Pilipinas, Hodge Podge, Tongo's Super Tuyo, Yabang Pinoy, and IzzoShop

Hmmm... Just one of those days. Thanks Pinoy Entrepreneurs! Well, I think I need to start saving again for that next trip. =)


  1. Lovin' the bottle cap accessories! Me too... There are some days that I feel like splurging, to remind me of my old self :)

  2. Chasing PhilippinesMonday, November 12, 2012

    @ Pinay Travel Junkie,

    True. This recent splurgin' reminded me of my old self. Missed that part of myself a bit.

  3. i love the satchel!! :) my cam would love it too haha! :)

  4. Sooo love the blogger bottle cap ring.cuteness overload naman!

  5. Traveling does teach you the simpler way of life and we learn the needs vs the wants though of course, it's also just right to visit and shop in bazaars like this from time to time.

  6. I always wondered what it's like to be a back packer.. that is one of the luxuries that I can't afford yet because of other priorities. I can't relate with more than half of the items presented in this post except for that spicy garlic which I am very much interested (like you said all Kikay stuff hehe). :)

  7. oh my gaaawwd!! so love the camera bag! how much does it cost? i do need one for my Nikon. three of my bags have given up because i shove the slr everytime aaarrgh

  8. The items in the bazaar are really unique and very enticing for shoppers.

  9. What you say is true how travelling can really change the way you deal with your money. I have been curious, how are Sanuk shoes? They do not look easy to maintain, are they?

  10. I have an earrings and chains from hodge podge! I bought it online using paypal :) It's fancy and nice as giveaways. I'm actually planning to order for my food blog - Foodamn PH.

  11. Visit: :-)

  12. Chasing PhilippinesThursday, November 15, 2012

    @ fyhmd,

    True. Traveling really changes one's perspective. It makes people more open, receptive, and unattached to material things.

    Hmmm... I dont really wash my Sanuk a lot. But, it's easy. I wash them with soap bar.

  13. Chasing PhilippinesThursday, November 15, 2012

    @ Franc,

    Yup, you're right! That's also the main reason why I love going to Bazaars because for sure, there you'll see one-of-a-kind stuff... and they're not usually seen in malls

  14. Chasing PhilippinesThursday, November 15, 2012

    @ Kero,

    got the bag for Php795 only. cute noh? =)

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  16. I love that pink satchel! I just wish there'd be a purple because i love that color more. You've got a lot of funky finds here + it's great to see Pinoy entrepreneur doing good in bazaars.

  17. Chasing PhilippinesSaturday, November 17, 2012

    @ Itin Bique Calvo,

    The quality is good. For that price of Php795 for a camera bag, its worth it. And it's actually surprising that the leather is of good quality too. :)

  18. Chasing PhilippinesWednesday, November 21, 2012

    @ Vance Madrid,

    They have a lot of colors available. There's pink and yellow too.
    Yup, Im really so happy. Got a lot of cute stuff. =)

  19. Chasing PhilippinesWednesday, November 21, 2012

    @ Green Dei / Daryll,

    Hmmm... yup, I agree Hodge Podge accessories are really ideal for giveaways. Hmm... better to check their page before Christmas, might find something there.

  20. Cute stuffs and accessories-- a perfect gift for bloggers and travelers! :)

  21. Chasing PhilippinesSaturday, December 08, 2012

    @ Ephraim Arriesgado

    Perfect idea for giveaways :)


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