This is a painting inspired by the story of a known Sorbetero in Buting Pasig City, Mang Roger.
You will regularly see him in the morning and accepts pop-up party ice-cream commissions.
His Sorbetes tastes differently from other sorbetes I've tasted, he once shared that he's using a totally different brand of milk to make it more creamy.
I would often see him after our Sunday Morning Basketball Game, his sorbetes is the sweetest treat you would like to get after your game. Especially me with a sweet tooth.
He also shared that selling sorbetes on the streets of Buting and nearby barangays has been his main source of income since starting his own Family.
Selling sorbetes helped him send his children to College. Despite of his children now capable of supporting him, he refuses to retire as a sorbetero.
He said that the sweetest treat is not the ice-cream he sells but the sweetest smiles he gets from his patrons.
He also said that the sweetest treat he got is being capable to accomplish what others thought is impossible-children's diploma.
To all the graduates for this School year 2017-2018, Congratulations! Coincidentally I have 3 siblings graduating this year from Jr, Sr High and College.
I'm so proud of you guys! Rodel, Gerald and Dianne. © "Sweetest Treat"
Arnel Jatulan Natividad
48" x 36" (4ft x 3ft)
Acrylic on Canvas
2 0 1 7
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