Rina Caballar is a writer born and raised in the Philippines. When she's not writing, she can be found reading a good book, enjoying the sun, sand and sea, indulging in Gilmore Girls episodes or The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and savoring chocolate in all its forms. You can follow her on Facebook or on Instagram.
Making polvoron was as much a part of my childhood as Mama’s absence was. It was a tradition, then a rite of passage made more poignant by my mother’s brief visits home. With each return came the knowledge of a new step in the polvoron process, and with each new step came the promise of my mother’s permanent return – her homecoming.