An Ilocano thing, kailian flock to the river resorts to beat the heat of summer. And no river picnic is complete without the regulation river-sitting or pawpaw.
My friends’ little ones enjoyed dippin’ more than the taco salad, watermelon, sakura-flavored mochi, sincamas and pancit we brought.
When I was little, it was my dad who’d take us to the karayan (river) and we’d have plenty of time just lazing by the river – my fondest memories from my childhood. There were no convenient bamboo huts back then… just fresh air, lots of sunshine, the soothing stream of water and the stillness of the surroundings.
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