Triple Date

Batac Longaniza

When spontaneity strikes, this is what we get — celebrating the rains with the men. Feels kinda strange that it happens on a work day, though I find it cute that they decided to spend the sluggish afternoon with the wifeys.

The six-pack goes to Batac for empanadas at Riverside before having another round of hot miki at Malabed’s, a popular miki and longaniza purveyor in barangay Caunayan. The lady says 60 kilos of longaniza go out every single day and are sold out by 4PM. Just look at this chock-full of homegrown garlic to spice up their sausages…

Back home in Laoag, we lingered awhile at Cheesecake, Etc. for coffee and some sisterhood/ brotherhood:)


Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012

Outdoors with the Batibols Bikers

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson. – Tom Bodett

After four nerve-wracking weeks, I finally had the ultimate luxury of hanging out in the woods, with the boys and the Batibols Bikers, a bunch of weekend downhill bikers. I had a chill time photographing them fly their bikes. The awesome Mini Batibols were just amazing – so confident and skilled at a very young age. Their mentors, the older members of the group, were really proud of them. It’s all about motivation.

10 year-old downhiller Bianco Reyes

MTB junkie Jackie de la Cruz.

The rolling terrain of Camandingan, Batac, is a nice playground for the extreme sport, though I expected a more lush environment. The earth was so dry, the bell peppers and eggplants looked like prunes and some, like loofahs.

The boys' seaweed lunch.

9 year-old Lucius Cunanan and Bianco.

So cute, Mini Batibols Bikers Dylan and Lucius:)

Life is a big adventure. Adventure or nothing…

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2012