We received a basket just before Christmas. It wasn’t a Christmas basket, although it certainly felt like Christmas when we opened it.
It was a basket given by a soon-to-be-married couple to my husband, who they had asked to be their ninong or principal sponsor.
I was floored by the contents: a kilo of grapes, a bunch of bananas, four apples, four oranges, one dozen of plain suman, one dozen of suman sa lihiya, two big round pieces of kalamay, two containers of leche flan and a bottle of wine. The basket was also accompanied by one big chocolate cake.