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Buddha’s Hand

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When this fruit caught my attention, I imagined how it tastes like. So I resolved to eat some before leaving Hanoi. But when I asked a local what kind of fruit is this, she answered phat tu or Buddha’s hands, and it’s not for eating but as an altar offering. Now I wonder why something deemed to be not edible is being offered along with edibles and beers.

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Phat tu, beers, and others as an offering at the Temple of Literature

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More beers for Confucius

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Yellow phat tu

Carinderia Altar

Assimilation aids of Spaniards as noted in the present times.

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Motorist stop carinderia in Gumaca, Quezon

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Bulalohan in Sto Tomas, Batangas

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24/7 carinderia named 'Lolo Ompoh' in Calauag, Quezon

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Kapihan in Bacolod, Negros Occidental

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Goto/log-log/kinalas carinderia in Magarao, Camarines Sur

Altar Flowers

Both sampaguita and everlasting flowers are commonly seen outside the cathedral being peddled by ambulant vendors. People buy these flowers to adorn their home altars or Santo (lei).

Everything is sampaguita flowers or sometimes at the bottom of the lei they would put camia or ylang-ylang.

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