give me some sugar(cane)

it’s been so long since i’ve last seen sugarcane that i almost didn’t recognize these when i passed them on the street in chinatown the other day. atbu β€” that’s what we call them in capampangan. and they reminded me of summers when i was a kid and we spent more than a few lazy afternoons chewing on raw sugarcane. (my thoughts often turn to summer these days; we’ve been hovering around the freezing point for a couple of weeks now.) there was this sari-sari store right in front of the elementary school in kilo that always had the sweetest sugarcane.

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  1. Betis Boy says:

    i think i responded to this post in facebook. boy, does this bring us to a time warp πŸ™‚ i remember my lola unloading bunches of these from the jeepney from the palengke. and everybody acting as if they were part of ordinary summer merchandise πŸ™‚ that's actually true. πŸ™‚

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  2. Guagua Girl says:

    i shudder to think about it now, but when it flooded, the sugarcane used to float away from the stores and kids just plucked them from the water, the floodwater that has passed through outhouses and farms and fields that carabaos and horses had crapped on. ech!

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