I’ve never fully understood before why my relatives and friends get overwhelmed when we send them polovoron , Choc Nut and other ordinary and small stuff (as I used to think). At times, I even can’t stand the endless appreciation they show as if I’ve done something extraordinary. Until I’ve been away from the Philippines. Now it feels like witnessing a miracle whenever I would see (and of course, eat) pork barbeque, mangga’t bagoong, etc. Hence, whenever I go to the supermarket, I visit the Filipino section without fail. Just like almost two weeks ago, I spotted chocolate mallows on the stand for the first time. It’s not a regular item there. So, I hoarded (with my eyes twinkling!) like 9 boxes. Hahaha. Big wish, I hope to see flat tops and curly tops next time.
You won’t know how much you’re missing until it becomes scarce. That’s also me saying that we should appreciate whatever we have.