I happened to ask him what else he does for a living and he told me that the bananas of their town is what make them live.
The bananacue were still hot, have just been cooked. It was deep fried with the usual caramelized brown sugar.
Bananacue is usually made from Saba bananas which are very abundant in the town and it is a very popular snack in the Philippines. It I am not mistaken, this snack is endemic to the Philippines and in this part of Atimonan, Quezon, it is very present. You don't need to locate for it, because the bananacue vendors will come to you for a reason.
A bananacue for 10 pesos per stick is not that bad at all. In fact, I was moved to buy that time because of the will to help others considering that boy earn a living by selling bananacues for passengers of buses that pass by that road.
Physically, I wasn't hungry but deep in my soul, I am hungry to render a helping hand in my own little way.
As I went through the trip, I finally saw a linkage why this place is filled with people selling bananacue. Could it be a growing industry and there are banana plantations almost everywhere.
A short capture of the long stretch of banana plantation that is seen along the roads of Atimonan, Quezon.
My companions have no plans buying bananacue but when I started to take some, they also conformed, well, this time, I must call it the Bananacue break in Atimonan, Quezon.
Everyone inside the bus is partying with bananacue and I was really glad that the boy earned a good money that day!
These female engineers are partying with bananas inside a bus
The girls' group inside the bus were enjoying the Bananacue and mind you, they are not just your ordinary girls, they are civil engineers who build dikes, dams, bridges and highways.
Before we called it a day, the gutom travelers were able to see the hidden beauty of Atimonan countryside seeing the serene and calm bay and the beautiful palm trees at the slopes of the mountains while having a bananacue party!
Photos from EDMARATION etc: Palagutom's travel blog.
It was a party for a cause, we have helped the boy by buying his bananacue products! Hope he can have a good life with those bananas.