Exclusive Interview with Sam Pinto in Baler

Exclusive Interview with Sam Pinto in Baler


Guys, we’re here about 20 minutes outside of Sabang, at a little place called Reserva. I believe it’s called that because it’s reserved for the indigenous people – the Aetas people. We’re here with Sam Pinto. She can actually talk a little bit about her Resort – the name – cuz I probably won’t pronounce it correctly It’s Portugese, it means mermaid I know that much, but yeah, Sam – welcome. Thank you, welcome to the show and welcome to L’Sirene. Yes, thank you very much L’Sirene is “the siren” in Portugese, also “the mermaid” Tell us a little bit about how you first discovered this place and how you fell in love with it and the story behind that. Ok, so I first started surfing about four or five years ago in La Union yeah, San Juan. It’s another beautiful surf spot but it became so crowded and I just wanted a new place and here I am in Baler! Perfect, nice, easy as that so many people were telling me “no, you should go to Baler, you should go to Baler” And finally I went and it’s such a nice drive coming here with all the trees. {Agreeing} Did you guys pass the… What time did you guys travel? Oh, you mean to get to Baler? First thing, at like four in the morning We came down near the mountains with the sunrise {Agreeing} Beautiful, right?! So, I started looking for this place about two years ago I was searching for about a year I think {Agreeing} Oh yeah, OK. Yeah, because it’s so hard to find the perfect spot here because I guess the old owners don’t have the right papers It’s all crazy papers that we we’re not sure of so finally I found this place {agreeing} Clear titles and it paid off I was gonna say, can we say it’s the perfect spot Like when you say you look for the perfect spot, like, this is it, this is absolutely it Like a few days coming into Baler we were like man this is awesome we’re out of the city this is great it’s more private, it’s more relaxed our playgrounds bigger here, you have so much space to surf {agreeing} A bigger playground I love that. Oh yeah, we also have bon fires at night here {surprised} Oh really?! {Agreeing} Yeah, maybe tonight I will DJ too {surprised} What?! We might be leaving a little later. We’ll have to postpone our trip We’re gonna get home really early in the morning but it’s gonna be worth it. I think the thing to mention about this place is: A) it’s kind of.. it’s very secluded, it’s very private, it’s away from everything so do you want to tell us a little bit about accommodation options {agreeing} mmm. Yeah. Well I only have 15 rooms, I started small since I don’t really know what I was doing – because I’m an actress Yes, yes, okay. So, what do I know about running a resort and building the whole thing right?! You’ve got to start somewhere {agreeing} right, exactly So 15 rooms and it’s a boutique resort it’s not really at five star resort and of course I have the mermaid theme in the rooms I have the mermaid blankets {Agreeing} Yeah and I also have my lounge pool where you just sit and drink your magarita whatever you want we’re gonna have to get a few of those, we heard the mojitos here..the bartenders a mixologist by the way and he said he does a really really good mojito, so. They made a drink for me, it’s called “Sam’s mermaid potion” if you guys want to turn into a mermaid You could have told me that before I went surfing, cos like I can’t swim properly so it would have been great… I’d be a mermaid, I’d make the change that’d be a nice life – Top half or botton half? {Laughing} Both actually Yo and guys, by the way, this is my second time surfing and Mike really hooked me up. You showed me the ropes and he’s awesome If you want to know how to surf, away from the crowds come see this guy, he’ll hook you up They’ve got like a dual set up here going on, so they’ve got obviously the hotel/resort going on here then Mike’s got his own hut which he built with his bare hands! From the ground, rose it up! And you’re actually a bit of a Filipino Jesus man, you do suit the carpenter {laughing} can we swap actually, can we swap spots we need to put you guys together – look at this dude! {Laughing} Oh mate mate, yes yes {laughing} – bless me! Kindred spirits. That’s perfect. So he’s our resident surf instructor here he does everything. You’ve done a good job because I saw Sam get up a few times on the wave and yeah, you know how to surf I’m not a pro surfer though, I just do it for fun Yeah, well that’s quite similar to ourselves yeah exactly, so far from pro it’s dangerous, but yeah we all had an awesome kind of like surf out there a minute ago Chilled session – yes, absolutely. Yeah.. man, any questions – I guess, well we just wanted to know a little bit more about your bikini line aswell….. Not in like the sleazy way {laughing} Tell us about your bikinis Well, I’m such a water baby so I just started with my bikini line first It’s called Sirena – keeping with the theme {agreeing} Mermaid theme, I had to keep it with that It started about two years ago and it’s all just for fun I took up fashion design in college, so, why not mix beach and fashion design together?! To make…a bikini line! Do you plan on going back to acting at any point or is this kind of you set for a while now? I actually do both, I’m starting a movie..tomorrow – just kidding, next month – ok cool! Can you share with us or is it still top secret? Stay tuned guys – yeah, watch out for that Whatever it is, we can’t plug it or anything {laughing} – can’t yet But it’s gonna be great, it’s gonna be awesome So guys, we just want to say thanks again for watching, we’ll sign off I’m sure we’ve said enough and Sam’s going to give us some of her bikinis for us to try on {laughing} Do you have a Man-kini line by any chance? Man-kini, I like that term! No, I’m about to make one {laughing} for you I will anyway you don’t see that – speedos – Jesus in a man-kini I’m imaging it, it’s not happening {lauging} I…kind of liking…whatever, let’s change the subject – let’s wrap this up {laughing} thanks again guys Check us out when we drink mojitos and do other things – Sam Pinto! Bye, cheers guys!

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