MORE than six months nang stranded sa bansa ang beauty queen-turned actress na si Ms. Faye Tangonan. Sa kasagsagan kasi ng shooting ng bagong movie nila ni Direk Romm Burlat titled And I Loved Her, nagkaroon ng pandemic dahil sa CoVid-19.
Kaya natuwa kami nang nakita ko ang FB post ni Ms. Faye ukol sa kanilang resto.
“I am thrilled to announce that we are opening TODAY! It’s an all-day dining! Come enjoy our fabulous beach ambiance!
We are offering take out options as well! So come on down or call in an order! You can reach us at 0917-8928491 or 0943-5784548! 💖
We are located at the Beach Front of the Lakay Lakay Beach Resort C-1, Claveria Cagayan! Grab our promotion today, it’s Buy 1 – Take 1 on our specialty. See yah guys!”
Nang makahuntahan namin si Ms. Faye, tinanong namin kung bakit niya naisipang magtayo ng restaurant business.
Tugon niya sa amin, “I was stuck in the Philippines for almost six months already and I noticed that there’s no eating place along the beach here in Claveria. So, I decided to open one.
“It’s a partnership business actually, me and the actor, singer and composer Mr. Lester Paul Recirdo, owns it.”
Siya ba ang chef dito or magma-manage ng kanilang resto?
“We have this famous chef from Sanchez, Mira Cagayan, our chef’s name is Max. He is in charge with our kitchen,” reply niya sa aming tanong.
Esplika niya, “Yeah, it’s our family business, the Lakay Lakay Beach Resort is located in Claveria, Cagayan and our newly opened resto is located along the beach, right in front of our resort.”
Ano ang specialty nila rito and paano niya ide-describe ang lugar?
“We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We serve noodles, affordable meals, shakes, milk teas, and a lot more.
“Ang Tangonan Lodge and Beach Resort (formerly called Lakay Lakay Lodge) brings you a cool and summery vibe.
“This hotel near the shore is best for guests seeking a calm and restful place away from the city. It is one of the cheapest accommodations in Claveria, Cagayan that provides great comfort and value.
“It also features a restaurant called Beachside Food Park where you can enjoy the soothing sound of waves while dining in,” mahabang saad pa niya.
Bagong blessings ito kay Ms. Faye at kay Lester Paul. Actually, bago ang shooting ng pelikula nila ay dalawang beses nanalo ng Best Supporting Actress si Ms. Faye sa dalawang international filmfests. Ito’y sa Tagore International Film Festival, India at sa Festigious International Film Festival, Los Angeles, California para sa pelikulang Covered Candor (Tutop).
Incidentally, ang co-star ni Ms. Faye sa ginagawang movie ay sina Richard Quan, Teresa Loyzaga, Ron Macapagal, Keanna Reeves, Rez Cortez, at iba pa. Introducing sa pelikula ang talented na batang si Zairah Madrid na nakabase sa Canada.
ALAM MO NA!
ni Nonie Nicasio