Photo grabbed from Pinky Valenciano-Sison
My cousins on the Abad side, May, Jonas and Samantha are currently in town. We’re catching up with each other, toured the southside of Ilocos, read dates, talked about Paoay Church, munched on traditional Ilocano bibingka and calamay and centuries-old Vigan pipian, checked out Vigan’s new Hotel Luna, shopped for indigenous stuff, marveled at the splendor of the Vigan Cathedral, traversed to Bungro, dipped at Playa Tropical’s pool and ate Batac empanada. Their nephew on their mom’s side (the Enrique side), Anthony Daniel, a 23-year old West Point graduate, hung out with us.
The photo above, with Pinky and May, is so special (thank you, Pinky!). I’m the one with flowers on her hair and May was wearing aviators I think.
Jonas Lazo Abad.Soothing Vigan pipian at Gnadpa’s Inn. We had grilled chicken marinated in karimbuaya leaves (super!), ararosip, pancit bihon, and grilled mixed Ilocano veggies.Bumped into Chef Jackie de la Cruz and Rey Retua was with us:)
Photographed by May Thomas, Rey Retuta and Blauearth
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