Cheese and fruit. Jamon Iberico. Bruschetta. Smack an errant teenager on the rear end. There are dozens of uses to this small board made from a fallen (natural death) molave tree that I bought a year or so ago, dried in the garage and had cut and sanded to each unique size/shape. This isn’t the exact board you will receive, as I may have to LBC it from Cebu, but it is representative. Don’t get anal about keeping it nice and tidy. It may or probably will start to crack a little, it is NOT varnished but rather just given a coat of food grade mineral oil, and it is expected to be used, abused and loved all at the same time. Similar type boards were spotted at chi-chi bazaars before last Christmas at a ridiculously high PHP1,800-2,300, but it cost less than that, though I have to admit there was a lot of love and labour (think hand cutting and sanding) involved. It is one of a kind, so in that way, it is quite special to me. :)
Here’s how you can win it. This will require a bit of “work” on your part. But I suspect only a hundred or less folks will put in an entry, so your chances of winning are extremely high. So here goes.
You must hunt through Valentine’s Day posts in the archives from 2005 onwards. There are almost a dozen word clues located at the bottom of each post that you must piece together. Each clue is numbered, so you must line them up sequentially. When you have obtained all the clues, answer the question in a comment below, and that will be your entry to the “contest”. Not all Valentine’s posts have a clue, so keep looking until you get all of the clues. Use the “archives” function on the website to go through the old posts… And make sure you use an email address that works so I can reach you if you are chosen as the winner!
P.S. Any reader can join this contest. The winner will be selected from the correctly done entries. If you live abroad, I can LBC your prize to a relative with a Philippine address that LBC will deliver to (I think there are remote areas of Jolo, Batanes, Palawan, etc. that they don’t cover). If you are a local, and it’s easier for you to pick up the prize from a Zubuchon restaurant then we can do that as well. Otherwise, I will LBC it to you. Thanks.
PLEASE LIMIT YOUR COMMENT BELOW TO YOUR ANSWER. DO NOT POST THE QUESTIONS OR CLUES AND SPOIL THE CONTEST FOR THE REST OF THE READERS. THANKS.