A view from the pot

Pot Pool

Look what’s cooking?! Make that “Look who’s cooking?” or, to be more grammatically correct about it, “Look who is getting cooked?”

This is actually a very late post. Almost a year old now. I created it on first week of December last year, right after our family vacation in Pagudpud. Apparently I forgot to publish it and it was in my draft folder for the past 11 months. Silly me. Read more

A chilly day in Pagudpud

Day 2 of our Nov 26-28 Ilocos Norte family vacation.

Pagudpud Family Outing (Day 2)IT was a gloomy day on our first full day in Pagudpud on November 27. It was raining the whole morning and the wind was chilly cold.

By 10am Kuya Mike and I decided to scout around “Blue Lagoon” to find alternative eating places. Having eaten dinner and breakfast in exactly the same corner of the cafeteria/restaurant of Hannah’s Hotel and Resort, we were eager to try something different, more “local,” and less expensive. Read more

Destination: Ilocos Norte

Laoag International Airport

NOVEMBER 26, 2011 – A 2-year-old plan to visit places in Ilocos Norte finally came into fruition. It was an extended family vacation arranged by my “bilas” (i.e. my sister-in-law’s husband), Dr. Mike Sabas, who is a native of Batac.

It was the first trip to Ilocos of Marielle and Johan. As for me, the last time I visited Ilocos was in the summer of 1998!

We arrived at Laoag International Airport via Philippine Airlines flight PR-226 shortly before lunch on November 26. Read more