I Bought Them For Her But She Gave Some Away

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Philippines
September 27, 2016 8:09am CST
I bought one pack of ube (purple yam) cake bar and a pack of assorted cupcakes on my way to meet my friend at the mall last week. When we met, I told her the ube cake bar is her 'baon' (snack) for work because she finally started working again last month. However, she has to stay with her brothers and sisters-in-law during the workweek to be nearer her office, so I bought the cupcakes for their young children. While we were eating and chatting about her new job, her sister and young daughters dropped by. My friend opened both packs of baked goods and shared some of it with them. I didn't mind and was happy to see her sister's baby again, who I saw as a newborn last year. I just reminded her to leave some for herself and the kids at her in-laws' house. When I texted her today asking about the ube cake bar, she said it was really good. I told her that ube was my favorite flavor, too, followed closely by chocolate, then caramel last, although I was told caramel was their bestseller. Have you met any friends lately? Have you discovered new places, food, etc lately?
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25 responses
@LadyDuck (126827)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 16
We have met a friend during the weekend and he asked not to go out do eat, but to stay at home. Sometimes I think I should not cook well, so I can go out.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
true, because you have to do everything - cook, set the table then clean up afterwards.
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@LadyDuck (126827)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 16
@hereandthere Exactly, it is a lot of work in the end.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 16
@LadyDuck it would be so much nicer for you if you ate and chat at that pretty cafe near your house instead where you and your husband had breakfast because of the kitchen cabinet.
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@topffer (31214)
• France
28 Sep 16
I never heard about ube before. Is it it on your photo ? It looks like a brioche with jam inside. Speaking of new places and food, something weird happened to me last week. I went to a new restaurant, and I realized that I knew the cook which was working in another restaurant before, closed a few months ago. Not "new" tastes, but a good cook.
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@louievill (16650)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
"Ube" are yams, it's a large root crop that's dark violet in color, it could be turned into many things, jams, ingredient of the famous" halo halo ", ice cream etc. The famous taste of ube is also made into flavorings such as cup cakes, think the picture above is a cake and not ube. The "halaya" I was talking about is pure, cooked and grounded with I think milk and sugar and sold in block or cake like form, very delicious. Oh yes the cook or the chef gives the distinctive taste of the place, so new place but same good old cooking.
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@topffer (31214)
• France
29 Sep 16
@louievill I know what is yam. I have been fooled by the photo. I should have better read more attentively @hereandthere, the post calling it "purple yam". The yams we can buy here are yellow inside and they taste a bit like chestnut. They are coming from Africa. I have only eaten them roasted or fried, like potatoes, and I did not knew that you could make ice creams and desserts with this root. Thank you for the explanation.
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@louievill (16650)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
@topffer the smaller yam like root crops here are "kamote" actually they are sweet potatoes and are either violet, yellow or whitish violet, they are the ones we boil, fry, turn into chips, etc.. Ube are larger so they get names like "sawa" or a large constrictor snake
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@louievill (16650)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
Oh why did you remind me of ube? my wife's friend brings something called " halaya", its almost pure and so delicious, she gives it at a special price always convincing my wife to resell it but just in our house it's already finished
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
someone sells me leche flan, cheap yet thick and not too sweet. i recommended him to my aunt. her neighbor saw it and started ordering several to sell to her co-workers.
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@louievill (16650)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
@hereandthere i also like my leche flan not too sweet and with like toasted, egg vanilla flavor
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@Corbin5 (85208)
• United States
27 Sep 16
I have not met with friends lately since most of my friends are teaching now, and I am a retired teacher. We do get together every now and then.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
i noticed that when we plan it, it doesn't push through. but when i text them out of the blue, they also happen to be available so we grab the chance.
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@ilocosboy (34281)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
I think its a trait of a Filipino. We have some things and relatives and come by and we share it to them.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
yes, same with visitors. we try to give them something before they leave.
@sol_cee (13979)
• Japan
27 Sep 16
You're very thoughtful.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
when you visit, we will eat all the 'kakanin' you miss. hehe.
@thelme55 (12520)
• Germany
27 Sep 16
I love everything with ube. I have not eaten that yet this time that I´m home. I have to do that.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
there is someone here who sells kakanin (native delicacies) every sunday. it's been a while since i bought ube. thanks for reminding me.
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@epiffanie (8323)
• Australia
11 Oct 16
I just came back from interstate for a three days visit and i met up with a friend.. it was great to see her after 4 years..
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• Philippines
13 Oct 16
reunions are always nice, catching up on a lot of things that have happened since, the highs and lows and things that stayed the same. it's so different from talking on the phone and video calls.
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@epiffanie (8323)
• Australia
15 Oct 16
@hereandthere Yes indeed .. I can't wait for my reunion with two of my high school friends when I go back to the homeland at the beginning of next year..
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@cherigucchi (4034)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
I had the chance to have lunch and coffee with my best friend the other day. It was her birthday and I was glad she took the time out with me. It felt wonderful.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 16
it's nice when your schedules match. i now take advantage of the impromptu ones (biglaan).
@jstory07 (59936)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Oct 16
I just moved here so I have discovered loy of now places and made some new friends.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 16
moving to a new place is like the start of an adventure. everything's new so you're always discovering something.
@marsha32 (6773)
• United States
1 Oct 16
Well, I'm at @GardenGerty's house now for the weekend. It's been a long time since we've had in person time to hang out and chat and such.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 16
that's awesome! gg is very nice.
@marlina (65006)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
Not meeting new friends, just the old ones.
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• Philippines
30 Sep 16
i notice in recent years i've been reconnecting with old friends (classmates and officemates) so it's feel old and new at the same time
@skysnap (17499)
27 Sep 16
looks cool. it's been a while I met a friend.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 16
because sometimes schedules just don't mesh even if you want to.
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@DianneN (63118)
• United States
9 Oct 16
How kind and thoughtful you are. Unfortunately, I've been stuck in the house lately caring for my husband. My friend has a list of new places for us to try.
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• Canada
7 Oct 16
For me right now, no new ppl or places, but that's usually how it goes just before new ppl or places:)
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@OreoBrownie (3404)
• Elberton, Georgia
3 Oct 16
I've never heard of those but they look tasry.
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@BelleStarr (33929)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Sep 16
I did meet some friends today and had a very nice time
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@acelawrites (10748)
• Philippines
27 Sep 16
I haven't met them for so long;yes, we are happy to give them foods they really like.
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• United States
2 Oct 16
I have not met with friends lately, but that was nice of you to buy her goodies! I love eating and trying new foods so I have lately. :)
@JudyEv (103988)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Oct 16
Because we've been on the road helping our friend we've managed to pick up a small cake each once or twice. That is always a treat for us.