Showing up unannounced at Kapuluan Vista Resort

I was assigned to bring  Mark, Kendi and Linda to Kapuluan Vista Resort in Sitio Banniaran, Brgy. Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte a few days ago. Mike, the other half of the busy Oida couple behind the successful Kapuluan Vista Resort, was out surfing with guests, but we were lucky to see Alma. We cut short Alma’s gardening mode (Sorry, Alma!) and she joined us after we had a tour of the lovely little resort tucked in far Banniaran, some meters away from Blue Lagoon.

Alma and Drew who still remembers me.

Mike and Alma’s unica hija… still shy at first.

There she goes with her popular smile. She’s one of the most photographed baby on earth. With her is Julia, Drew’s pup.

Kapuluan’s best of the best — Tuna Kilawin with sesame oil dressing.

New at Kapuluan — Adam’s organic cacao drink with muscovado.

Guilt-free eggless leche flan, yum!

(Thanks, Alma, for the wonderful brunch! Kendi was raving about the Kilawen on our way home and she’s looking forward to booking a vacation with friends.)

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Holy Week Sightings: KA-BLOG’s Mico Aytona, sandboarding and other bloggables on Ilocos sand

3/31/2010 Mico Aytona shoots an episode for GMA Kapuso’s Ka-Blog, a teen magazine show. The Laoag Sand Dunes sandboarding/off-roading feature is scheduled to air on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM.

“Astig!!!!” was all he could utter after driving the mean machine on his own. Overwhelmed, perhaps.

Sandboarding, the new board sport on sand to try in Ilocos! Developed by the LEAD Movement.

A ladybugged tourist. I think she got ’em from here.

Chucked… or Converts? One and the same. Laid-back chic personified.

Now they can wear their scarves, which were ubiquitous on the streets  in 2007.

Fashionable size… MINI! Ewww, if you bring the whole bottle!!!!!

4/2/2010 I spotted the roving Havaianas team 🙂 They ended giving me one of those flip-floats.

Fit and fab Alma Oida in surfing mode. Surfing lessons in Kapuluan Vista Resort, anyone?

The most adorable reusable water bottle I spotted at the beach. It belongs to Red Dot’s fashion guru, Me-Ann Cua Macaraeg. It’s from Pylones (pronounced pee-lone), her fave store for the cutest knickknacks.

Photography gear envy! I have to get a DiCAPac SLR Pack Waterproof Camera Case for myself, too.

One of these surfboards belongs to ABS-CBN kapamilya Jericho Rosales.

Or, maybe, one of these. Surf’s up photos of Echo. *inserts* I had to check… he was on a purple one.

Henna tattooing by Tattoo de Iloco found at the Villa del Mar beachfront in Saud, Pagudpud.

Skin art masterpiece by no less than Janer Santos, The Premier Tattooist of the North, a PhilTAG member.

The leading handy phone dealer in Ilocos Norte, Vertext, also set camp in Villa del Mar. Mixing business with pleasure 🙂

I overheard that kapamilya  Enchong Dee and Victor Basa were on the other side of the Saud Beach stretch. Promise to post photos if Ericke was lucky.

Wishin’ you all a happy Easter and a bright summer!

Sandboarding Contact #s 0919-873-5516 / 0932-358-7521. P2500/hour – maximum of 4 persons/jeep. Price includes 4×4 & sandboarding adventure.
Janer Santos Tattoo de Iloco contact # 09203466607
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