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Vertical Corn Arrangement

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Disarranged corn stack is good news. There had been a sale.

Corn stacked vertically and were held together by tying straw around it in multiple levels.

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Corn in Circular Stack

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Boiled corn arranged in a circular stack inside a giant clear plastic bag with visible 20 peso folded paper bill that serves as price tag for each corn

If a vendor sells one and the same merchandise only, day after day, it is highly likely that this vendor is sort of a subject matter expert on what he sells. For example, a boiled corn vendor is an expert on how to tell a good corn from a bad one even without removing its husk, and of course he knows how to boil it perfectly, and he has taught himself how to arrange the corn in an artful and optimal manner on his kariton.

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Not wanting to mess up his arranged corn, he gets corn from his stock underneath

Moreover it is wise to buy from specialized vendors than from a grocery store because they themselves would have carefully selected their stuff. A single bad corn is bad for a single merchandise retail business.

Pintos

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Bus window peddling is one reason why I prefer ordinary non-aircon bus apart from the chance of smelling each passing town and having clear view of roadside everyday life

When traveling by bus to northern Cebu, whether to Hagnaya or to Maya, it’s highly likely that Ceres bus will have rest stop for few minutes in Bogo. A happy stop for it means one is almost at the end of the bus journey, and also it means the acquisition of pintos via bus window sellers.

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A pack of 5 costs 20 pesos

Pintos is distinctively Cebuano, a specialty of Bogo City that’s primarily made from ground corn. The smell of the warm corn husk wrapping is pleasantly barriotic, and snacking on pintos is akin to making memories where one would love to recall fondly this delight especially its texture, taste and aroma sometime in our lives.

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Honestly simple packaging of young corn husk

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For only about 15 minutes of stop in Bogo, bus vendors’ pintos will do for now

Charcoal Grilled Mais

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Lady vendor grilling corn over charcoal in downtown Iloilo. Her Weber is an old enamel basin

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No frills but good eats for just a few pesos

Corn Vendor

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Presumably that drum was used to boil the corn

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