First, let me say, if I had unlimited funds and unlimited luggage allowance, I would have brought steamers and pineapple eye removers for all of you… I know what it’s like to be away from home and to want just a little taste of something you recall from a particularly special time, be it some puto bumbong and ginger tea at a misa de gallo or a trip to the beach, stopping off for pineapples in Tagaytay. But the reality is, boxed, two puto bumbong steamers are nearly 80% of one suitcase! :)
So operating on the concept that a couple of these items is better than none, here are the lucky winners:
For the puto bumbong steamer, complete with four bamboo thingamajigs (and I CANNOT guarantee I will get these by U.S. customs in Detroit!):
“14” “Hway54” — For the sole reason that my mom was the only one I knew who continued to refer to the road as such, when it was already being referred to as EDSA decades ago. In fact, we lost a car rallye in the early 1970’s (a treasure hunt of sorts) as my mom didn’t know what EDSA was. :)
Betty Q – a second steamer acquired and being sent your way. A thank you from MM and the rest of the readers of the blog!
Special mention to “Jessie R”, while I can’t bring a third steamer on this trip, if I remember the next time, I hope I can bring you just a little slice of your fond memories for puto bumbong from home then…
For the pineapple eye remover:
“93” “Bearhug0127” – I will be mailing you your prize.
“24” “Natie” – Our anonymous donor in the U.S. with an extra pineapple eye remover will be generously mailing you your goody.
Many thanks to all for participating. Winners MUST send me your mailing addresses over the next day or two as I hope to mail these items out by Monday, New England time. Salamat!