LOOK: Anne Curtis nostalgic after meeting son of taho vendor from her childhood
Any person has probably got one memorable figure from their childhood whose memory, despite the passing of the years, still remains as palpable and vivid as ever. For some it’s their yaya, a lola’s loving ways, or one’s elementary-school teacher, but for Anne Curtis, the taho vendor from her childhood is one she just cannot forget.
Curtis took to her social media two days ago to share a photo of her with a taho vendor. In the Instagram photo, Curtis can be seen holding a cup of taho which she bought from the vendor, a somewhat unexpected if not uncanny sight as she was wearing a chic white dress more fit for an afternoon tea than a taho break in the street.
“When I was young lagi kami bumibili ng taho kay Mang Boy. Suki namin sya sa may amin sa Mandaluyong. As in every day…” started Curtis. “Today, I got to meet his son Kuya Sendong,” the man beside her in the picture wearing a black shirt and denim shorts. Curtis revealed that Mang Boy had passed away, although Kuya Sendong is continuing his father’s legacy of pagtataho.
When I was young lagi kami bumibili ng Taho kay Mang Boy. Suki namin sya sa may amin sa Mandaluyong. As in every day… Today, I got to meet his son Kuya Sendong. He told me na wala na daw ung tatay nya at sya na daw ang nagpapatuloy sa pagtataho. Nakakamiss. Ang saya lang, kasi after namin mag shoot saktong napadaan din si Kuya Sendong! Ang saaaaaaarap ng taho. Sakto at parehas din ang timpla ng Kay Mang Boy! Yan Kuya Sendong! As promised. Pinost ko picture natin. Yeeeeeez. Sikat na yan! At ung Tropang Balibag! 😂❤ Thank you Magandang Buhay for bringing me back sa kabataan ko. Abangan nyo episode ko sa Monday. #BatangMandaluyong #Mandaleña #HappyGirl #TropangBalibagFEATURED STORIES
“He told me na wala na daw ung tatay nya at sya na daw ang nagpapatuloy sa pagtataho,” said Curtis in a bout of nostalgia. “Nakakamiss. Ang saya lang, kasi after namin mag shoot saktong napadaan din si Kuya Sendong! Ang saaaaaaarap ng taho.”
Curtis attested, too, that Kuya Sendong’s taho tastes just the same as Mang Boy’s. She also didn’t refrain from joking around as she promised Kuya Sendong she would share their photo together.
“Sakto at parehas din ang timpla ng kay Mang Boy! Yan Kuya Sendong! As promised. Pinost ko picture natin. Yeeeeeez. Sikat na yan!”
Her picture with Kuya Sendong was shared on her Facebook page as well, and many people couldn’t help but find Curtis’ post heartwarming, with netizens sharing their admiration for her down-to-earth nature.
“Thats what I really love about you Anne Curtis. Very humble and down to earth lady,” wrote a certain Mikayla Emilie on Facebook yesterday. “Eto yung totoong nakaka goodvibes. Di biro ang magbuhat at maglakad ng malayo habang sumisigaw ng taho.. I’m sure, Anne made manong’s day complete. You will always be my fave Anne Curtis.”
Meanwhile, one Nonette Madera shared yesterday that she considers Curtis a childhood friend as they used to play together in Ayala Homes in Mandaluyong when they were younger.
“Childhood friend kung maituturing si Ms. Anne Curtis kasi nung kabataan niya sa Ayala homes nakakalaro namin siya mag volleyball,” said the netizen. “And then si Jasmine naman sa bike. Sobrang babait na tao. Nag papainom pa ng tubig or juice si mommy nila kapag napagod sa laro.”
Curtis’ taho affair definitely seemed like a Proustian moment, a wistful reminder that no matter how far one gets in life, it doesn’t hurt to look back once in a while and remember those who touched their lives, and stay with them forever. /ra
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.