Laoag Pamulinawen Festival 2013 Calesa Parade of Colors

Calesa Parade of Colors

‘Tis the time of the year to celebrate my most revered display of true Laoagueño tradition and culture. The officials of the city might be moving too fast, changing the landscape and exacerbating the traffic issue, yet the oldest mode of transportation in Laoag endures. Until when? In God we trust.

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Eco-friendly ka pa!

Ronald McDonald at the 2013 Pamulinawen FestivalRed HorseBubble Maker

Lots of love and hugs to all the balikbayans who are visiting town. BlauEarth can’t thank enough the wonderful blog readers from New York, Canada, California, Hawaii, the Philippines, and other parts of the globe. You know who you are:) Enjoy the sunshine, peeps!

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2.50 Hotcakes in Laoag

Hotcake Vendor

“Now you see them, now you don’t” hotcakes on the streets of Laoag, flipping all day in front of the Laoag Central Elementary School, at least for now. See them too sometimes at the night market.

Grilled to a sunshiney yellow and then dipped in sugar is a dollop of batter made with flour, evaporated milk, a driblet of egg (according to manong), margarine and heaven knows. At 2 pesos and 50 centavos a piece, no one buys just one piece. Cheap thrill, yum-yum!

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