21 October 2010
Manila F. A. M. E. International
Finally! After years of thinking about it, I can now say that I've been to the Manila Furnishings and Apparel Market Exchange International (Manila F. A. M. E.) trade fair.
There were so many beautiful things and since today was Shopper's Day, I was actually tempted to buy something not related to the house - a necklace! There were tons of fashion accessories - think row upon row of jewelry. But I was there for the house, so that will have to wait.
It was a pity though I could not take pictures as everything was so pretty - plates, furniture, home decor. But what was really sad was that most of the items are only sold abroad. Majority of the suppliers do not sell locally so you would a plane ticket just to be able to sample the merchandise. I find this a bit disconcerting - why can't the locals enjoy the products made by their fellow Filipinos?
Needless to say, I came home empty handed. But all is not lost, once the house is done I plan to go back to buy small trinkets for both myself and the house.