I was at the grocery store recently and I was bored with the selection, or lack of, that is. Until I saw some dilis (anchovies). It came in fried and crispy (the one with some flour coating) and the wonderfully sweet and spicy kind.

I grabbed the cheapest bag available of the latter type, went home and forgot about it for a couple of days. I finally opened it awhile ago and had a mouthful while watching Cycle 6 of America's Next Top Model (Jade is adorable!!!). It was back to my childhood at first bite. All that sugary ketchuppy taste instantly transported me to our old house and my lovely lola's sari-sari store where I used to secretly get some dilis packs to selfishly consume all by myself.

Aww, the good old days when nothing else mattered but G.I.Joe toy figures and Chiclet.