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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā

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
All photos by Blauearth¬† Copyright ¬© Blauearth‚ĄĘ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

What do Ilocos, Cagayan de Oro, CamSur, Cebu, Davao and Subic share in common this coming Holy Week?

A fun fashion event!!

If you are a certified Havaianatico,

who has that certain za za su

in French, that je ne sais quoi,

or in the vernacular, iti makunkuna nga ‘adda diak ma-X-plica kanyana’,

and love the beach,

then you have to check this out… and make plans ASAP.

A roving Havaianas team will be in Pagudpud, and yay! An exclusive Havaianas Flip-Float (life-size slipper raft) awaits you.


  1. Event Period is from April 2-3, 2010 in Pagudpud.
  2. Spotting will be from 10:00AM-4:00PM only at Pagudpud. April 2 – Maira-ira beachfront April 3 – Villa del Mar beachfront
  3. Spotted individuals will receive a fully inflated Flip-Float or a stub which can be redeemed for a fully inflated Flip-Float at the Havaianas Air Station located in Villa del Mar beachfront.
  4. Claiming of the Flip-Float will be from 10:00AM-4:00PM at the Havaianas Air Station only.
  5. Individuals below 16 years old may only receive the Havaianas Flip-Float when accompanied by a guardian in original Havaianas.
  6. Individuals who receive the Havaianas Flip-Floats will have their pinky finger marked.
  7. Individuals who receive the Havaianas Flip-Floats should be physically fit and able to follow the safety precautions.
  8. Individuals may not present themselves to be spotted and no proxy will be entertained. Only the individual spotted is entitled to receive the Havaianas Flip-Float.
  9. Event organizers will not be held liable for accidents due to the misuse 0f the Havaianas Flip-Floats.
  10. Recipients of the Havaianas Flip-Floats must be willing to have their photo taken by the official Havaianas photographer(s) and must be willing to have their pinky finger marked.
  11. Defective Havaianas Flip-Floats must be turned over to the event organizer for replacement.
  12. Valid only while stock lasts.

Only from Havaianas, the World’s Best Rubber Flip-Flops

Villa del Mar and Red Dot


May I remind you that your Havaianas must be authentic? Visit Red Dot now if you want to flaunt a¬† new pair at the 2-day event.¬† A Havaianas lounge (cooling station) will be set up at the Villa del Mar beachfront from April 2-3 for those who want more¬†√ľber-stylish Havaianas.

I heard photos of the chosen new owners of the √ľber-cool Havaianas Flip-Floats will be posted on the Havaianas Facebook page. Oh, did I mention that about a hundred rafts will be given away? I need to pack my beach bag… coming up.

is located at 72 F.R. Castro Ave, Laoag City Tel. No. (077) 772-2046