Monthly Archives: May 2006

Ilocos…a history class that’s not boring – Pagudpud, Pansian

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I have invited another guest blogger to share his personal account of his visit to Ilocos. He is Bong Sare, a wedding videographer, who first came to Ilocos “single” and wants to go back with his own family soon…Read on… … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach – Pasuquin

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I have published a couple of pictures reflecting Ilocanos’ love of the beach. Here’s another one. I was thinking if there was a disaster that just hit Ilocos when I took this image. They took the pain of building a shelter … Continue reading

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“A taste of Laoag” in SM Mall of Asia

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A day after SM Mall of Asia opened to the public last May 20(I was in “viaje del sol” that time, besides I was not lucky to get an invite from Henry Sy!)I was able to roam around the biggest … Continue reading

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Is the “Barrel Man” gone?

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This is just for laughs – On our way back to Manila from our “Viaje del Sol” trip (Disclaimer: the image may be offensive), I was looking for a nursery to check out some “herbs” which I can grow in … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part III)

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Fourth Stop: Carlito’s Workshop: This is located in Barrio Sta. Ana, San Pablo City. Carlito Ortega is a sculptor whose medium include welded steel, brass and hard wood. He is also known for his landcape. His residence/worshop/gallery in San Pablo … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part II)

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Third Stop: Casa San Pablo We spent the night at Casa San Pablo, in San Pablo City. The main cottage has eleven country inspired bedrooms of different themes and sizes. We stayed at the “Birdhouse” while the “Hotwheels” is also … Continue reading

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Viaje del Sol: sunny experience on a rainy day (Part I)

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Before I go to Cagayan Valley to see Callao Caves and other sights that comes along the way, me and some friends decided to check Viaje del Sol (“the way of the sun”). This is a travel guide to sixteen … Continue reading

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The dear meat of a deer!

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This is how a (Philippine) deer looks like when still alive: And this is how it looks like when sold in the market! The deer meat (“ugsa” to Ilocanos) is indeed dear. It’s quite expensive. The last time I have … Continue reading

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Whose bum it kissed – Batac

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Hard wood furniture that comes from Ilocos are often referred to as “Vigan Furniture” even if they are not actually from Vigan. This kind of furniture may have been referred to as “Vigan” because of its distinct style inspired by … Continue reading

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The Ilokano Hospitality and their “Kasilias”

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This is another post by another guest blogger. I’ve known him since college with then girlfriend, Benz.They have travelled to Ilocos several times and he constantly helps in the layout of this blog. He is a friend, he is John … Continue reading

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It’s not in the size (or smell), it’s in the taste – Pasuquin

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When you stop by this hut, all you need is your meat or fish then you’ll have a sumptuous dish! You have your salt to taste, (sugarcane) vinegar, red onions and garlic to spice it up. A little advice though, … Continue reading

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Pebbles – Pasuquin

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There are people who find tranquility in pebbles, stones and rocks. I am not an exception. I don’t know, I can’t explain, but every time I see piles of stones, pebbles and rocks, it has a calming effect on my … Continue reading

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Take some, eat some – Sarrat

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“Alin , alin, alin, ang naiba, piliin kung alin ang naiba! Piliing mabuti, piliin kung alin, piliin kung alin ang naiba!” Whew! Having such a difficult time choosing! 🙂 Watermelon is perfect for summer to provide brief relief from the … Continue reading

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Too Sexy – Sarrat

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For my first month of blogging, I have invited my first guest blogger to write an article of an image I have sent her. She has been living in Alberta, Canada for almost two decades now and like me, she … Continue reading

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Something fishy – Solsona

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To those who may not know and to those who may have forgotten, let’s have a guessing game. The two men below are transporting what appear to be dried branches: Question: What do you think will they use it for? … Continue reading

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The Power of the Wind – Bangui

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Before I came to know that this is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia and the fourth in Asia (aside from South Korea, Japan and China); before I came to know that it now supplies 40% of electric … Continue reading

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