The normally placid desert of Laoag transmutes into a happy place just as soon as Batch ’77 of the Xavier School in Greenhills arrives. The visitors chose Ilocos for their latest reunion. Part of their itinerary was a sand adventure with the original Ilocos sandboarding guys, the LEAD Movement, at the La Paz Sand Dunes. Asked them to describe Ilocos Norte in two words. One shouted “Awesome!” Nelson Co fired the matchless non-generic answer. I wouldn’t have even instantly thought of it myself. So expect that in my vocabulary from now on! Read: SANDY:)
Conceivably inspired by the ’77 hit of the Bee Gees, the get-together’s theme is Staying Alive. And shimmy they did.
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