Sunday, May 14, 2006

ADDENDUM to Announcement

Blog Now your food memories from childhood!

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All Filipno bloggers are highly encouraged to join this event whether they are in the country or abroad. Non-Food blogers of Filipno ancestry are also invited no matter how many generations they have been out of the country or who have never been to the Philippines but still identify themsleves as core Filipino (or part Filipino, married or related to Filipnos).

Entries from other Filipino food and culture enthusiasts are most welcome. Non-bloggers may also join for as long as their entires are hosted in any blog.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Food Memories From Childhood

I will be hosting Lasang Pinoy 10 and my chosen theme is Food Memories from Childhood.

Sometime during our childhood we are reminded of taste, flavors and aroma from particular ocasions, events, seasons, places and the people we are with...

Way, way back in the early sixties after an intramural of patintero, we would all rush to the school canteen and get a cool drink of Canada Dry Uva or Champagne - that tasted like Apple Sidra. Walking home from school along South Super (Slow) Highway, my friends and I would pass by the sari-sari store and refresh ourselves with ice cold Barley's Choco Vim or Pineapple.

During weekends after saving a little extra from our baon the barkada would partake of a feast of "tira-tira", a chewy-sticky stick that comes in yellow and brown, so sticky that you would need a long-nose pliers to pull the gooey from your teeth. And who can forget the popular 5 pieces per 5 centavos TEXAS Bubblegum.

Strolls at the Lunteta (now Rizal Park) after noche buena, the barkada would walk all the way to Manila Hotel from Makati City and sniff off the aroma from their Christmas eve buffet. The aroma made us so hungry that we rushed to the nearest stall of "fresfly cooked puto-bongbong and bibingka with red egg and imagine we were wining and dining at the historical halls of The Pearl of the Orient-The Manila Hotel.

And more to come...ABANGAN!