“Alin , alin, alin, ang naiba, piliin kung alin ang naiba! Piliing mabuti, piliin kung alin, piliin kung alin ang naiba!” Whew! Having such a difficult time choosing! 🙂
Watermelon is perfect for summer to provide brief relief from the Ilocos sun! This is one among many highway businesses that comes out only during summer. They build makeshift stalls made of light materials where they can sell their watermelons to motorists. It’s considerably cheaper than those in the market.
You might be wondering who’s tending the store but a closer look behind the tree would reveal who the seller is. If you have a hard time identifying, it’s because the boy, about 9-years old, is only the size of the tree trunk. His “shy-meter” probably shoot-up to high heavens when he saw me taking a picture. At night, they keep the watermelons in what appears to be a compartment at the base of the store and just leave it there. I was telling the boy that I will go back at night to take some but he told me that if the next day his watermelons are gone, he knows who took them. Wow, he’s not only witty but also hardworking as such an early age.