For as long as I can remember, Puso (or if you insist – hanging rice) was a staple to every celebration. I’ll be honest, I took it for granted. When I first stayed in Manila to study, I figured I would find it everywhere. To my surprise, no one knew what I was talking about.
This wasn’t limited to Puso. Unbeknownst to me, during my high school years in Cebu, I was falling in love with how we lived, our peculiar way of drinking together (tagay), our seemingly harsh (angry sounding?) language, our delicious lechon, and of course, our Puso.
If you don’t know Puso…
“Puso (“poo-SO”) is rice wrapped and boiled in a triangular casing made of woven coconut leaves. It is also called hanging rice, as the packets are often picturesquely hung in bunches using the long ends of the leaves.”
Those of us who grew up with Puso as a staple, it is more than just rice deliciously wrapped in leaves. It’s hanging out with friends, boating to the many islands around Cebu, the perfect pairing with Filipino food and coke.
Puso represents home.
With all that said, we’ve chosen to give Puso its due by representing it in our latest Zerothreetwo Collection.
Pre-order period ends on February 7, 2017.
You can pre-order the items from this collection at a discounted price. Soon after pre-order period ends, we will be delivering your orders. Then price reverts to regular price.
For a clearer photo of the shirts, visit The Assembly Online.