A couple of weeks ago, my first cousin invited Mrs. MM and I to her 59th birthday, celebrated with a Sunday lunch with lugaw or rice porridge, presented with 59 different toppings. Unfortunately, we were in Cebu for the Sinulog celebrations so we weren’t able to attend. And now that I think about it, I wasn’t able to ask her if she had lechon flakes as one of her 59 different options. Apparently, guests brought another 4 toppings that they thought they just HAD to add to the selection so there were 63 toppings total! With all the holiday eating, and our daughter back from the Northern hemisphere and totally different diet of potatoes and institutional food, she inevitably succumbed to overeating and its plumbing consequences, so we had lugaw one night during the Christmas holidays… and our only option for a naughty topping (only for Mrs. MM and myself) was some deep fried lechon flakes, chopped green onions, and some kalamansi and soy sauce. Yum.