After I ate my lunch (Korean food) earlier, I walked for a while and felt like I’m looking for a classic.
So, I choose to take my route at Sangitan and remembered my elementary days when Nikki (my cousin) and I will go to their house for lunch. We so much love the cartoons “Sonic the Hedgehog” during those times. He always ride his bike while I walk following him just like the fast Sonic and his buddy Tail.
I was not satisfied with my cravings for the classic, so I went to my elementary Alma Mater, Wesleyan University-Philippines and I looked for one man – MANG MANING!
Mang Maning is already an “institution” in the university as we already knew him since our elementary days selling classic flavored ice creams.
As I am about to approach him, I saw two mothers paying their bills which Mang Maning refused to accept. The alumni ladies want to bless Mang Maning and pay the ice cream that they “bought” but the other stuff happened, Mang Maning was the one who blessed them with his ice cream.
That generous act of Mang Maning gave a smile in my face as I finally found ONE CLASSIC ACT. The classic act of generosity came from a person who took pride and joy in what he does.
When Mang Maning, asked me what flavor I am ordering, I said “halo-halo na lang po.” He mixed the chocolate and cookies and cream flavor to another one which I don’t know yet. When I tasted it, it’s “AVOCADO FLAVORED” ice cream! It’s been decades since I’ve tasted that flavor of an ice cream. Then, I sighed and said, “THIS IS A GENUINE CLASSIC!
If you can drop by near WU-P, I recommend that you buy Mang Maning’s “CLASSIC” ice cream! =)