Sure, I took a long walk on the beach this morning but breakfast at my cousin’s house was too good to resist. Think of crabs, alimasag (baby crab), prawns, fish relleno, bangus, exotic fruits like mango, pineapple with its prickly skin, sineguelas, and “short” bananas. And for dessert, banana leaf-wrapped sweet rice (ibus). How can I turn my back on this tantalizing spread? And the lap lap of the sea, only steps away, provided a relaxing tune to help my appetite along. Never mind that I will have to walk longer and farther tomorrow to make up for all the goodies I ate (without guilt) today.
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Image by Rosario Charie Albar