Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Getaway Show: Reminiscin.....Vigan Episode

The Lakwatserong Tatay's
by lakwatserong tatay

Wow, it's been almost a year since i became a Weekend Warrior and i wasn't still able to share the stories, behind the scenes and tours we have in Vigan, Ilocos sur. The shoot happened last June 9-12, 2011...wahhh..ang sarap maging warriors...at nakakamiss siya syempre....^_^


It all started Wednesday night, one of the drivers from GMA crew fetch us from our work to go straight to GMA Network Quezon City. After waiting for almost an hour, we started the first shoot the meet and greet at GMA Network building....nakakahiya un promise...hehehehe...share ko nalang un complete video nito..Past 12 midnight when we left Manila and heading in no where, of course the Weekend Getaway crew did not say it to us.....Until we reach our destination, at first i thought we will be heading South, going to airport but not, where heading towards SLEX, there's so many place that got into my mind that time, but the crew was really been quite for the whole, instead they started shooting while we were in the van cruising NLEX...hehehehe...

It was almost 6am when we reach our actual destination....wow......un lang ang nasabi namin ni Johari that time...kasi nasa harap namin nun yun famous heritage street in Vigan "Calle Crisologo" at ang malupit pa nun, nagstay kami sa "Vigan Plaza Hotel", as in wala na kami masabi...Jec (segment procedure), told us that time to stay for the meantime at our room, because in few hours we will start our shoot....o diba parang artista lang...the first shoot happen at Plaza Burgos just infront of Vigan Plaza Hotel...afterwards we got again in the van and go for our next destination.....and our first mission started....^_^
After our Educational Vigan River Cruise in Mestizo River, one of the historical sites in Vigan. One of our tourist guide handed over the famous envelope in the show....our Mission #1: We have to cruise go back in Mestizo River and go in one of the fishpens where we have to get fish (tilapia) by using a sinker for fishing...olds skool type...hehehehe....

Vigan River Cruise.....
SG Jec & Sir tourist guide...(sorry po nakalimutan)...
This was the place where we have to go fishing at first we're thinking that one of us should go dip in the river...buti nalang hindi un ang naisip nila....^_^


Grabe walkway ng mga fish pens dito...katakot...feeling ko nun time na yun bibigay ang mga dinadaanan namin...^_^


So then the shoot again started, although we did have some retakes...wow feel na feel ang pagiging warriors...hehehehe...we have to finish the task before the given time to us...as i remember it was 10 minutes, but were lucky that time most of the fish were earthworm sucker....as in sila na ang lumalapit sa bingwit...kaya ang bilis namin natapos....yehey.....Mission Accomplish: Mission #1.

our tilapia.....^_^
After our first mission, we then started some of our free tours (i'll be sharing this by my next post)......
It was almost noontime, it was the time we will meet and greet Mr. Drew Arellano....So shoot again, now it was held inside Vigan Plaza Hotel, after some chitchat....the WGA crew said we just have to rest for our next destination and tour...so after an hour...Aubrey go to our room and told us to got ready....So when we got out...the camera were already set on the reception area and the receptionist handed us again the famous envelope.....start of our Mission #2....

Drew in Maria Arellano custome...with Aubrey ^_^
Sad to say for this missiong we did not have any souvenir pictures, maybe it was one of the hardest challenges they have...Vigan is known with kalesa's, right? So our next mission was all about Kalesa, we lakwatserong tatay's was used in exchange of the horses been used. We have to walk and be a manhorse with our "lady passenger", Doña Maria Arellano...hehehehehe...Our starting point was infront of Vigan Cathedral Church walk around up to Ilocos Capitol Hall and proceed to streets of Calle Crisologo and go back infront of Vigan Cathedral Church were Doña Maria Arellano will be attending a mass. We have to finish the task within 20 minutes....grabe dito talaga lumabas pawis ko....may pagkawet & wild...at medyo nabwisit pa ko akalain mo ba naman puro pala one way ang daanan sa Vigan....^_^
But we still manage to finish the task and Doña Maria Arellano got the chance to attend the mass....^_^ Mission Accomplish: Mission #2...yehey....check nyo nlang yun video nya ha...

Third and final mission...it was a very early shoot, we got in a local house, not familiar with the place, but it was certainly obvious that we will have our next task.....^_^


It was a residential place but it has a unique characteristic due to big rotating machine that is used squeeze a sugarcane (tubo), infact in one side of this place, there was mountainlike of squeeze and dried sugarcane....


Although we have an idea, that this place would be our final destination for our Mission #3, we did not expect that it would be really a easier task for us...because as the owner shows us how to do it, he used a carabao to turn it around, at first we thought that we will just manuover the carabao to squeeze a sugarcane....but as the famous envelope handed........Mission #3: We have to the carabao, fill a 500 liter plastic bottle with the juice of sugar cane....awwww...hehehehehe...and here it goes....


We actually did it so dast with the given time, we thought that it would be really hard enough for us, but because we used a right strategy, we alble to the the mission #3.....

Mission Accomplish: Mission #3.....as we finish it, SP (Jec) instructed as to be wacky around this device to have a photo opps and additional video shoot....hehehehe...^_^
Photo opps with Drew...
And as their promise......we won the prize package of double dinner date at Chef Laudico...which was also has a video coverage....

Lakwatserong Tatay's with WGA Crew.....
Of course, we did not missed our self portrait shot opportunity with our prize.....Thanks Weekend Getaway....



And for one last time our laminated souvenir certificate for Chef Laudico...a double dinner date worth 10K...yahoo...in fairness nabusog kami...pero parang bitin pa din, panoorin nyo nlang un link ng video....^_^

our prize.......^_^
But for the Last time.....THANK YOU SO MUCH....for the experience you've given to us, even we're Tatay's nah....we know that this is a once in a lifetime experience......more pwoer to your show....^_^...i know you're 1 year old now WEEKEND GETAWAY.....and i hope all of the travel aspirants out there will be given a chance like what happen to us as VIGAN WEEKEND WARRIORS EPISODE ......^_^

Here it is, our Vigan Episode of Weekend Getaway Show: From Episode 1 - 5.....



btw, watch out for my separate posts of our adventure together with Weekend Getaway Crews in Ilocos Sur and 3 of it's town....^_^

Here are the links and behind the scenes of our Weekend Getaway Journey for Vigan Episode of GMA News TV 11 (featuring Lakwatserong Tatay's):

Weekend Getaway: Vigan Plaza Hotel and Cafe Bigaa
Weekend Getaway: Historical River Cruise at Mestizo River
Weekend Getaway: Vigan's Heritage Village "Calle Crisologo"
Weekend Getaway: The Majestic Waterfalls of Ilocos Sur: "Pinsal Falls"
Weekend Getaway: One of the Treasures of Ilocos Sur : "Cabugao Beach Resort"
Weekend Getaway: Vigan's Secret Garden: "The Hidden Garden"
Weekend Getaway: One Night of Food Trippin' Experience in Vigan City
Weekend Getaway: Vigan Church: St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral
Weekend Getaway: Vigan's Burnay Factory : Fidel Go's Ruby Jar Factory
Weekend Getaway: Vigan's Arce Mansion
Weekend Getaway: Our Baluarte Experience
Weekend Getaway: Mindoro Airport (Vigan Airport)

8 comments:

wander shugah said...

wow saya nmn sa vigan!! :D Liked your fanpage po lakwatesrong tatay!

Ichan said...

After a long time finally napost mo nah!... naku marami k pang backlog hehehe =)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@wander shugah...thanks po for liking my page...

@ichan...sa wakas talaga pre, nakakapagsimula na ulit...sana makahabol....dami pa eh....^_^

joei ♥ said...

Nice! Wish I could be a weekend warrior ;)


www.joeiandme.com

Dong Ho said...

astig. di ko to napanood buti na lang pinost mo yung clip. kulit ni Drew kala ko babae.

Camper Trailers said...

Very interesting place. Thanks a lot for sharing such post.

Shashi and Beij said...

Nice! Pano ba maging weekend warrior?

Btw, just followed your blog. hope you could follow mine as well.

lakwatserong tatay said...

@joel, thanks....actually anyone could be a warrior...nataon lang siguro naghahanap sila that time ng adventurous na mga tatay's...

@dong...hehehe...promise kwela and down to earth si drew...

@camper trails...thanks a lot that din po.

@shashi and benj...just checkout there fanpage in facebook or you may directly checkout the site of GMA News TV, samin kasi siguro tsamba lang that time..naghahanap sila ng mga lakwatserong tatay's...

btw. thanks for following...

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