Thursday, August 27, 2009

Achuete that wows!!!

Found in our backyards, for the last two months they are in bloom.

The secret ingredient of the "Miki ti Batac", opulent red, an old issue of the Town and Country shows us an amazing, classy arrangement by Irene Marcos-Araneta using the achuete. Try it at home :-)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

So they say Kapuluan is 1.5 hours from Laoag, and a grueling13 hour drive from Manila by day... think again... it's exciting all the way...

The roads are very good, you can even drive your BM to Ilocos if you want too ;-)

Ilocos is packed with surprises. a mere 50km radius from Kapuluan, you get to see Cape Bojeador and the light house in Burgos, the 20 windmills in Bangui, the Patapat Viaduct, etc ;-) And from Ilocos Sur to Ilocos Norte, every town has a must see ;-)

It's a mix of centuries old and the ultra new structures ;-) Today's tour the guests simply

said Wooooooowwwwwwwwwwww!!! Beauty!!!

Yeah, summer sun still ;-)

Happy Independence Day ;-)

Of course, it's summer sun still in Barangay Baloai/ Kapuluan ... Yeah!!!

And it's going to be mild weather here the rest of the year ;-) Ah, the weather forecasts will just get you worried... throw you caution to the wind, grab your backpacks, take the bus or drive to Balaoi... you will be amazed... summer sun still ;-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

No excess packaging needed...

A friend who shuttles Ilocos -Manila shows us how to pack the right way... zero waste packaging. She mixes mangoes, tomatoes, on a bed of "ampalaya" (bitter melon ) and "saluyot" (jute) leaves.

No plastics needed, not even newspapers. Green shipping, definitely. It does survive the 10 hour trip by land. What more if you're taking the plane :-)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wowie cat...

Walk up to Blue Lagoon and meet sociable orange cat. Friendly to people as well as to his four legged counterparts...
Cats are know to be good swimmers. We're so tempted to teach this cat how to surf... But then again, new tricks need to be introduced to the young...
Should you want to try it with your baby ... lots of tips on youtube... check these out ;-)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This Valentine weekend...

Whisk your love away to Kapuluan and experience serenity accompanied. Or if you are loveless feel immense contentment totally alone.

The endless walks along our beaches... smooth sand to rocky shores.. go barefoot, feel the earth under you feet... soak in the scenic views... the tranquil sea in the morning, the rougher waves in the afternoon.