I think, December 31 and January 1 are the healthiest days of the year. Why? The answer is simple. It is because of the long running tradition. Preparing a bunch of round fruits on table plus the addition of some native kakanin. Buchi and palutang are among the popular new year kakanin. However, fewer and fewer are into making buchi because of its long tedious cooking procedure.
Speaking of round fruits. We are not talking of perfect sphere here. There is no such fruit. Well, tell me if it happen you know anything of this shape. Most fruit has round appearance so anything you found in the market, your own farm or perhaps neighbor’s farm could be place on dining table to welcome the coming year. Apples, watermelon, chico, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, orange, ponkan and banana. Do not argue with me with the last one.
The very reason for this is the “good luck” it is going to bring for the whole coming year. New year should be welcomed with bountiful foods on table. Start it big and everything follows. I am sure you’ll always have more than enough if you never stop working hard. On the other hand, doing nothing but looking up in the sky and waiting for the blessing to come down will bring nothing but hunger.
Come to think of it. It is only during the first and last day of the year when I get to eat lot of fruits. My habit is getting a piece or two whenever I pass beside dining table. I rarely eat rice, fish, meats and junk foods during these days. About 70% of my total food intake are fruits.
Hmmm… How can I develop the habit of always having fruits on dining table?