Kapuluan Vista Resort’s Yummy Healthy Menu

Dining at Kapuluan is always a great gastronomic experience and never complete without  their famous margarita. Alcohol, in moderate amounts, is good for the heart 🙂

Mike and Alma grow their own veggies… and flowers.

These organic veggies make their eats extra special.

I had this garlic and sun-dried tomato pasta. I wanted to have a second serving but we were running out of time. I’ll have it again next time. Mike says they dry their own tomatoes.

For non-vegans, the best burger in Ilocos, promise!! Consistently grilled the way we like it — kinda burnt on the outside but very juicy inside, and with lots of fresh greens.

Their homemade bread toasted the French way.

proper waste segregation

In a lot of aspects, eco-conscious Kapuluan Vista Resort leads.

Read more in the previous post.

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Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan 2009

Araw ng Kalayaan 2009

Kapitolya ng Probinsiya ng Ilocos Norte, Lungsod ng Laoag  (June 11, 2009)

Magbalik-tanaw tayo sa kasaysayan ng ating Inang Bayan. Ipagpasalamat natin sa Diyos Nating Ama at Gabay ang mga biyayang ipinagkaloob Niya sa ating bayang Pilipinas. Bagamat tayo ay nasa kritikal na estado sa pang-pinansiyal at seguridad na usapin, ang bawat isa sa atin ay pilit pa rin kinakaya ang anumang dumarating na unos. Ipagdasal natin na pagkaloobaan tayo ng kapayapaan, lalo na sa mga kapatid natin mula sa timog bahagi ng ating bansa; ang patuloy na lakas, karunungan, pasensiya at tibay ng loob; at pagmamahal sa ating kapwa at sa Inang Bayan. Ipagsikapan sana natin na pasiglahin at paunlarin ang magandang sinimulan ng ating mga ninuno. Sa darating na eleksiyon nitong Mayo, piliin sana natin ang karapat-dapat na mga manilbihan at mangasiwa sa ating bayan. Marami sa atin ang ilang beses nang nagparaya dahil sa mga sari-saring prayoridad at mga personal na interes. Isipin din naman sana natin ang kinabukasan ng salinlahi sa hinaharap. Wala tayong makakamit na inaasam-asam na pagsulong kung ang paiiralin natin ay puro personal na karangyaan at kapangyarihan, na madalas kaysa hindi, ay pansamantala lang naman. Matuto tayo sa nakaraan.

Ang tunay na diwa ng kalayaan ay ang ating pagkakaisa.

Detoxification: Green is more than a color, it’s a state of the mind

Smart Choice

Make it your smart choice. Start reducing your plastic footprint. Kick out the habit of using single-use plastic containers. Use silverware, reusable tumblers, lunchboxes and sandwich boxes when you need to bring a packed lunch. Plastic or paper bag? Bring your own reusable bag  with you whenever you go to the store. If you must use a plastic item, try to choose one made out of #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE) , which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Plastics that aren’t recyclable are #3 (PVC), #4 (LDPE), #5 (PP), #6 (PS) and #7 (others).

Because of their ubiquity, plastics pose a threat to human and animal health, as well as the environment. Such eyesores to our beautiful landscapes, plastics don’t biodegrade, but photo degrade instead, which means when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light, these plastics disintegrate into tiny pieces causing endangerment of our marine animals and birds.

Pending the approval of an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Establishing An Advanced Recovery Fee (Green Fee) For Disposable Plastic Bags And For Other Purposes”, drafted and filed by SP Member Kris R. Ablan at the Province of Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the LEAD Movement is pledging its full support to this green cause. I urge you, friends, to do the same. Encourage others to a plastic-free Ilocos Norte. Write a letter to our Board Members and ask them to pass the ordinance without delay. Let us all rise above plastics. Again, on behalf of LEAD Movement, let us E.a.r.t.h. now…

E-nvironmental A-wareness R-esponsibility, shared responsibility T-ransformation H-ope

The smarter water bottles -- Reusable.

The smarter water bottles -- Reusable

I bought my own Smart Sacks BYOB bag (top photo) at Mark and Marty, Gen Luna St., Laoag City — a last year’s Christmas present to myself .