"It is noteworthy that these roads hail their own king. They ignore the jeepneys and tricycles but it has given way for industries to thrive in this town."

Along the highway is a plenty bundle of coconuts/copra. They almost occupy the space of the highway shoulders and block the highway into a minimal degree. There is no other place to store these things except along the highway by preference. But let's don't underestimate these stuffs we see along the road because they are neither wastes nor a community problem. Those green-colored big hard nuts is the asset of the people of San Fabian, Pangasinan.

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As you see these lovely plastic bottles along the road displayed in an attractive array of bottled drink waving a mystery of taste under curiosity, you'll be stunned how plenty they are - as plenty as the coconuts.

Just along these straight forward, lonesome and peaceful highway, the jeepneys, and not even the tricycles can ever steal the crown as the king of San Fabian, Pangasinan's highway in the rural area. But, in a very different manner, what is so noticeable in this part of San Fabian's highway are these coconuts.

In this part of the town, these bottled drinks placed in a plastic container is directly proportional with the coconuts. The reason is, these coconuts are the raw materials in making these bottled products locally known as Tuba.

In every little store there is tuba and at the other side of the store are the raw materials but take note, those hard nuts are not actually the real raw materials in making this kind of wine but their stem where these nuts are attached.

Just before they turned into mature nuts, tuba wine makers cut the stem where they are attached, better it they are still flowers, and the juice extracted from those stems is the reason why everyone enjoys tuba in San Fabian.

Dozens of stores with common identity [because they are all kubo in style] always have their appearance along this highway. Into a great surprise, I was aback to learn as I was researching about tuba that it was not the nuts that are made in making tuba but the stems therein as I mentioned earlier.

The question that lingered at the back of my mind is where they are going to use these nuts? By which, they are not the real raw materials in making tuba. It would be of great help for the readers if someone from San Fabian or anywhere else in the Philippines [or in the world] with knowledge of tuba making can come and post a comment in this entry regarding the treatment of the nuts displayed along the highway because I had no opportunity to interview the townsmen. All I had to experience is to be destructed by the very presence of these hard green nuts that don't even go away my sight.

San Fabian is also a coastal town by which, the sea is an inherent asset. Along the coastal highway of this town is another royal discovery because there is another king - the king of the coastal road on Fabian.

It was very unusual to see that these oysters are displayed in pails waiting for seafood lovers to grab them away. Looks inviting and fresh from the waters, this is a very practical way to buy oysters when you are in San Fabian, Pangasinan because they are way cheaper than those sold at the market.

Aside from the domination of oysters, there are also other seafood that make way for a possible seafood menu back home. Truly, the waters of San Fabian are blessed to hold this kind of industry.

It is noteworthy that these roads hail their own king. They ignore the jeepneys and tricycles but it has given way for industries to thrive in this town.




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