[Postcards from Manila] #314 Tuba

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Bobby Wong Jr.

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Mar 22, 2016, 7:34:52 PM3/22/16
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Money doesn't grow on trees, but as we discovered, the next best thing does.

We were in Pandan in Antique, marveling at this grove of coconut trees dotting its shore, when this farmer climbed up a tree to harvest coconut wine, or Tuba. It's an apparently simple process. Instead of allowing the tree to flower and bear fruit, they cut the efflorescence and direct the sap into small bottles. Within a day, the bottles will fill with a sweet fermented liquid that pack a light alcoholic punch! If only they can do the same with money. Enjoy.

Pixel-peepers: I don't trust in-camera meters because they are easily fooled by the light, but when you're in a hurry, they actually don't do too badly.


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