Wandering Tableau: Keepsakes

When travelling, we always look for the experience and the adventure, right? Although before we head back we think of the people we look forward to seeing again, and look for keepsakes that we can bring home. For me it’s like sharing a piece of the place. Some travelers also wanted to buy one for themselves and keep something to remember.

For this wandering tableau installment, I’ll be sharing souvenir photos (obviously..haha!) taken when we visited the mystical island of Siquijor, Philippines.  If your looking for a one-stop shop in Siquijor where you can find every souvenir you can think of to give to your friends? Mark & Pek offers everything from key chains to mugs to the most expensive wood carvings.


These are the most sought voodoo doll keychains for 100 PHP each. Made up of colorful threads and a wooden head. I bought several of these for my friends since this was what’s highly requested.



Cute sand tube key chains with fine Siquijor beach sand.


These are cute bookmarks with colorful animal wood carvings. Best for your bookish friends for only 100 PHP.


Aside from the most famous voodoo dolls and sand-tube key chains, they still have a variety of key chains to choose from.


Love Potions. With Siquijor’s mystical feel, they’re famous for having love potions or “Lumay” in the native dialect. Although, I can’t prove the authenticity given that I haven’t bought one..haha!


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These woodcarvings are quite pricey, from 200 php for the smallest to 2000 php for the biggest. I personally wanted to buy one for myself but decided to use my souvenir fund for the affordable ones for my friends.




Don’t forget to stop by the shop in case you have the time to visit Siquijor, I swear it’s worth your time. 🙂

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  • Reply
    AJ of Wandering Soul Scamper
    January 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Been to Siquijor twice but I never tried to buy anything. Maybe I will try to buy these cute stuffs the next time I visit the place. And Im thinking if their love potion works.. hahaha ma try nga, na intriga tuloy ako 🙂

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    Carlo Andrew Olano
    December 30, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Oh Lumay! I miss Siquijor. I think I should go back there next year.

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    Four-eyed Laagan
    December 11, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    What a coincidence! I just arrived home from my Siquijor-Negros-Aguinid birthday trip and I bought a voodoo doll souvenir in the Balete Tree fish spa! haha! The voodoo looks scary yet fun. I also saw love potions and the warning stated really is creepy. And I did not buy one. 🙂

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      December 12, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Agree! If I remember it right, there was a warning saying not to bring it over cemeteries and churches?

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    Jomar Lipon
    December 11, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I love the bookmark souvenir.. hope you could give me one.. hahaha.. the Lumay looks interesting..hope they work and when I got there.. I will love to buy that “Lumay” and the bookmark..

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    Thelittlelai: Beyond limitss
    December 10, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Wow, those are really beautiful souvenir items. Way back 3 years ago, I used to buy souvenir items whenever I travel to new places, but just recently I tend to stop buying, since I find it not really needed at all. Anyway, I like all your photos very well captured.

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    Rome of Basta Bisaya
    December 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Oh, Siquijor! I love this place. Been here last since I wasn’t able to buy anything from the island. I should go back sometime and pick some of these! 😉

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    Jullian Robin Sibi
    December 8, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I like the souvenirs in Siquijor! They mostly stay true to their culture there.

    Also, a friend of mine who went there with us bought a love potion! I also don’t know if it’s legit or not. Hahaha!

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    December 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve never been the one who gets souvenirs unless I find them really cool, and those wooden sculptures are definitely really cool! Kinda pricey though, yes, but quite neat trinkets nonetheless!

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    December 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I would really love to have one of those voodoo dolls to scare the hell out of my siblings. Haha! #BadAte

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    Me-An Clemente
    December 5, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I’ll take note of Mark & Pek when we visit Siquijor in the future. I just find the voodoo doll key chains expensive. Is it because they still performed a ritual over it or something? For the bottled Siquijor beach sand, although there’s plenty of sand, it’s no excuse to sell it. Finally, for the love potion, I’m curious also if it works.

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    Miera Nadhirah
    December 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    that is pretty interesting… love potions and voodoo dolls… hehehe…I am one of those suckers for lucky charms when I visit some place as well.. ahahah though heaven knows its all just a silly gimmick

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    December 4, 2016 at 11:41 am

    My friend gave me a voodoo doll keychain once. It’s quite unique and nice because it’s colorful. I usually buy one or 2 souvenirs when I visit a place and like you, I opt for the cheaper ones as long as they look presentable. It’s the thought that counts anyway. 🙂

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    December 4, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I always wanted to go to Siquijor because I’ve heard a lot of stories. Aside from its beauty that it possess, mystery also surrounds it. If ever I’ll be able to go there, I’ll buy potions and voodoo dolls as well. They are interesting, but I don’t think a lot of my friends would love to accept those.

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    December 4, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Siquijor is one of the places I would want to visit, not alone though. Ehehe. I am so curious about the place and its people. But I need a companion who is stronger and braver than me.

    I love those voodoo dolls as nice souvenir gifts. Love the bookmarks as well as Ive got a huge collection of books. In every visit to am foreign land, I buy ref magnets. Definitely there are ref magnets there, right?

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    Richel V.
    November 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I would buy a love potion, loljk. I love shopping for souvenirs myself – even if it takes out a large cut off my budget. Hehe.

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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      November 27, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Haha! If ever you get to buy the love potion, let me know if it worked!

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