Lighthouse \ Bolinao, Pangasinan \ Philippines 2011
Our Lady of Manaoag Church
These are some snapshots I took, which at first I’m hesitant to do, but I did. :P Street/People photography is something I’m not used to do because I’m too shy to approach people but it is something I envy about to almost photo hobbyist out there. [ I need the guts!] So basically all photos of people, even the hand of the kid lightning a candle are all stolen shots. Towards the end of the set are foods commonly available there, (foodie here :P) that might be unusual to some, the kakanin (the one that was artistically and alternately wrapped in coconut leaves), the tupig (the one wrapped in banana leaf), and the puto of the Pangasinan which is the best puto I’ve tasted so far. I tried to summarize my “Manaoag Photo Set” with these ten photos (because tumblr only allow maximum of ten per set), I mean only nine because I’m leaving you a photo of myself, the last photo (talagang kaylangan may picture ako para proof/personal touch haha) and the only picture I had that day.Yes, Everyday is bad hair day. :P
It’s a Pangasinan/Ilocano delicacy made with powdered sticky rice, coconut milk, brown sugar and grated coconut flesh. I don’t know if this is native to the region because, as we all know, Ilocos Region is largely influenced by the Spanish Colonizers.
It’s good I did not leave for Baguio yet. This is one of the very few foods Mommy can cook perfectly.