Self regrets that it’s been such a long time (maybe — gulp — even a decade?) since she has eaten a balut.
She regrets that she had to get to college before tasting her first kinilaw.
She regrets that she gnawed through her last stick of raw sugar cane the week she visited Bacolod for her father’s funeral.
It’s been at least a decade since she’s tasted langka, her faaaavorite fruit in the entire world.
When was the last time she ate a santol? She was probably still a teen-ager.
One thing she’s always had and will never give up are her bottles of bagoong (Salcedo Village Farmers Market) and Rufina patis (sold at Marina Mart in Foster City). One of her brothers, who also has a stall in the Salcedo Village Farmers Market, can sometimes send her bottles of rich, yummy, super-high-in-cholesterol talangka.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.