Saturday, June 20, 2009


Just a shameless shameless plug for my Intramuros gift store, "La Monja Loca".

Translated into English as "The Crazy Nun", La Monja is dedicated to the promotion of all things good and all things Filipino. We carry textiles from Ilocos Norte, sculptural churches from Bulacan, rare books, artisanal capiz lamps, and really funky products by Astrud Crisologo, Mother Earth Bags, Mike and Banj Claparols, Firma, Team Manila, Atelyer Design Studio. We also sell the all important Groovy Map n' Guide to Manila.

But were not only about promoting arts and design, we're also all about crossing that line between altruism and commercialism. La Monja Loca is also dedicated to showcasing products that have a higher cause. We also carry items done through livelihood projects by Gawad Kalinga, Virlanie Foundation, Dole Foundation and Development Action Women's Network.

After all, shopping is all about good intentions, innit? Thanks Senor Pernas for the series of photos you see here.

And if you text us before you arrive, 0920 9092021, we're giving free halo-halos to the first fifty customers. No kidding.

La Monja Loca
Unit 3-a Plaza San Luis
Calle Real

10:am to 5:00pm
Tuesday to Sunday