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Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar Sep 12, 2015

Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar

Location: Cebu City, Cebu (province), Philippines

Everyday Lalique
When I was still living in New York, I met a Filipino doctor who lived life's elegant pleasures. For his everyday glassware, he uses Lalique. Just to put things in perspective, Lalique is a highly prized glass art piece that you see displayed behind thick alarm-triggered glass panes in some of the most prestigious museums in some of the world's renowned capitals. Fetching a dizzying auction price tag of $56,673 for a vase, that's Lalique for you. I could see the doctor's profound joy in his Lalique indulgence. I dare not ask if he has ever broken one while dishwashing it.

Lalique and the Lily's Peanut Butter Glass Jar

Lily's Peanut Butter
A far cry from the haute lifestyle of the Lalique crowd in this part of the hemisphere, I purchased a glass jar of Lily's Peanut Butter that is soon to be empty. Mind you, it's not a bottle, but a glass jar. I paid less than P100 (~$2.00) for it. Apart from enjoying the peanut butter itself, which I use in many creative ways (coffee with peanut butter = Choc-Nut flavored coffee!), I was full of eager anticipation about finally emptying the glass jar so I can use it as a utilitarian glass - for drinking water, for my cup of coffee, and with its tin cover, I can also use it to store nuts, M&M and raisins. Every morsel of consumption brought me closer to the day the glass jar would be empty. It was like counting the days 'til Christmas.

Ending Thoughts
The high-brow Lalique vs the spartan Lily's Peanut Butter glass jar. They cover the extreme ends of the glass spectrum. The doctor and I got the same giddy excitement from a widely disparate price point. To me, hands down, it's no contest - my glass jar came with peanut butter and a tin cover (Lalique had no freebie!). I can wash it in full abandon and I can even give it away when I pack up for a new destination. It's not about the price tag. To someone who owns nothing and has nothing, life's little pleasure goes a much longer way.

--- TheLoneRider

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Reader Comments:

Tuyen NguyenTuyen Nguyen
(Sep 13, 2015) coffee with peanut butter? how does it taste?

TheLoneRiderTheLoneRider
"coffee with peanut butter? how does it taste?" -- Bich Tuyen
(Sep 13, 2015) you have to come to the Philippines to taste Choc-Nut...a cheap nut-tasting chocolate every kid grew up on :)

Google Map Cebu City, Philippines

tourist attractions in Cebu City tourist attractions
  • Tops in Cebu City Tops - hilltop offering panoramic view of the city
  • Taoist Temple in Cebu City Taoist Temple - temple on a hillslope in Lahug with panoramic view of the city
hotels in Cebu City hotel
  • Hostel Seven Cebu - newly opened, resto/bar, central location, solo/group travellers
    Juana Osmeña Street, Cebu City
  • S Hotel Cebu S Hotel & Residences - new hotel, luxury rooms, central location
    827 M. Velez corner Andres Abellana St.
cafes in Cebu City resto / cafe / bar
  • Fujinoya Fujinoya - new and refreshing twists to Western style desserts using Japanese techniques
    Wilson St., Lahug, Cebu City - tel. 888.6075
  • Bad Boys Wingz Bad Boys Wingz - Buffalo Wings, unique versions of sauces! Great service, accommodating staff, bad boys vibe
    Kasambagan, Cebu City | (032) 415 4811
yoga in Cebu City yoga
  • Love Yoga World Love Yoga World - yoga studio
    11/fl, Skyrise 2 Tower, IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Yoga Now Yoga Now - first Yoga and Wellness studio in Mactan offering daily Yoga Classes
    at The Yacht Club Mactan
mountain biking in Cebu City mountain biking
  • Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure Cebu Mountain Bike Adventure - MTB tours, bike sales and repairs. Bed and Breakfast + Resto Cafe + wifi
    1298-b V.Rama Ave, Guadalupe, Cebu City | 0942.959.7451

More Information about Cebu City

Suggested Destinations in Cebu

  1. Camotes Islands - caves, beaches
  2. Cebu City - rich in culture and history, 2nd largest city in the Philippines
  3. Moalboal - amazing coral reef system, sardine bowl, deep drop-off for freediving
  4. Oslob - Butanding (whale shark) watching
  5. Bantayan Island - long stretch of fine white sand beach, Virgin Island for snorkeling
  6. Malapascua Island - divers' paradise for seeing the rare Thresher Shark
  7. Cantabaco Cave - Toledo
  8. Barile Waterfalls - Barile
  9. Whale Shark Tour - Oslob
  10. Carcar - chicharon and lechon in public market



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