when i heard from a friend that they were having a public garden flea market in the same area, it was a good enough excuse for us to go a second time. we met 'boxheads' this time around.we were greeted by a beautiful dahl quote right at the entrance to the flea market. i took it as a reminder not to lose faith and childlike curiosity as we traverse these jaded times; a message which was very timely for me. found a few things i wanted to pick up, but all the things i wanted were not for sale. they were personal property of the vendors, and were only being used to showcase their wares.
strangeposts shares letters randomly addressed to anyone under the sun -- including a happy passenger to a chirpy bus driver of a specific bus route, a helper to a columnist who wrote about F Sionil Jose, and even one's future children.
after the flea market, it was back to being 'tangled' for the little ones. there were other exhibits and events for grown ups, but we only had time for the kids arts village, and even then, i didn't really manage to engage roo and red in the other exhibits (spooky stories, or splash art). they were too fixated on free play at tangle and the strange creatures at esplanade to enjoy anything else. i think for most moms, tangle was the defining exhibit for this year's festival. arts fest is taking a hiatus next year to reinvent itself -- and we're looking forward to what they have in store for 2014.