June 8, 2007

a happy reunion

My cousin, who's visiting us from Manila, is finally here for a big & exciting event, my other cousin's wedding in Chicago ( soon to be my next topic and post ) which was held last Saturday, June 2. Among her many "pasalubongs" or gifts from Manila, is this bag of "pastillas" or milk candy. Very neatly wrapped in festive & colorful cellophane, these creamy candies are a favorite Filipino treat and a popular gift idea. Filipinos visiting from the US or other countries usually take back with them food items that are easy to pack and have a long shelf life to give to friends or relatives as "pasalubong" or gift and these pastillas are just one of the many favorites.

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