The celebration of Chinese New Year starts today. I just knew it through the evening news. So instead of Photo Christmas Cards, Tikoy is the popular gift item today. If I am still in Manila, for sure, I can have some taste of Tikoy. I remember that during this time, a friend who teaches in a Chinese school usually takes home different flavors of Tikoy from her students. I am usually one of the beneficiaries whenever I visit her kids and ambush their ref. My favorite is the Ube flavor. Her family migrated to U.S several years ago and that ended my yearly supply of Ube Tikoy. It has been a long time since I ate an ube flavor Tikoy and I’m missing it especially that I saw some over the news.