We have just harvested seedless rattan fruit(Littuko) from the farm the day before I travelled to Baguio to visit relatives and friends and I thought of bringing these rattan fruits as special pasalubong.
Giving pasalubong is a cultural Filipino tradition of travellers bringing gifts from their destination to friends and family back home. The gesture of handing out pasalubong emphasizes the gladness at reuniting with friends and one’s loved ones but it is also a sign of thoughtfulness.(pasalubong)
The first person I visited upon arriving the city was my friend Professor Lulu Fang-asan. Unluckily I did not catch her at her office at Baguio State University since she was out. That was the consequence of not making an appointment. My plan of surprising her did not work out well. Anyway, I left my gift to a lady who was at the office and requested her to hand it over to Lulu when she arrives. I have not heard from Lulu for a while but I suppose she enjoyed eating the littuko. Why? Because this is what I found in her timeline. When I saw the photo I knew she liked her pasalubong but at the same time, the photo she posted in her timeline was also a free advertisement for the sweet seedless rattan fruit (littuko) of Layog Country Farm.