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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Ilocano Tattooist Janer Santos, Redux Redux

Janer's DOH seminar As promised, I’m posting another update on Tattoo de Ilocos tattooist/owner Janer Santos’s winning tattoo works. On safe tattooing concerns, Janer is pleased to inform everyone that he underwent the Dept. of Health (DOH)-Remedios Aids Foundation Inc. training for the Philippine Tattoo Artists Guild (PhilTAG) members at the Grotto Vista Resort in San Jose  del Monte City (Bulacan) last March 28, 2009.

Janer (front row leftmost) with fellow PhilTAG members

Janer (front row leftmost) with fellow PhilTAG members

One of his most recent works

One of his most recent works

Best in Color TattooHere are some of his winning entries in the Feel D’ Ink Tattoo Competition, where he won 6 awards. The May 30, 2009 event  was held at Poro Point in La Union. The photo (at the left), another bio-organic inspired tattoo, garnered the highest honors for Best in Color.janer 3

medium black and gray


3rd med blk n gray

2nd blk n gray

 2nd blk n gray

Links to previous posts on Tattoo de Iloco:

Photos courtesy of Janer Santos. His contact number: 0920-346-6607