you may be wondering why my second post about china is on cherries. well, to sum it up in my sister’s words when she saw them on the table, “ay, kalambat a panahun!’ (“my, such a long time!”). cherries here in the philippines are worth the price of gold (i think even more). usually a kilo costs between 800 to 1,000 pesos. so imagine my glee when i saw them on the streetmarket near where our hotel was located being sold at a fraction of the price that we get them here.
by “a long time” i think my sister meant the year she spent studying in europe, where these fruits are aplenty and therefore cheap. that was a good 6 years ago, and i was ahead of her by a couple of years. so no one can blame me if i ate a whole kilo by myself. good thing my digestive system did not “protest” the day after. 😛
here are the other fruits, both exotic and ordinary, that i saw being sold on the streets where we lived.