Marchand sinois (ting tong)
Ting Tong p vini! Nu al aster gato!!!
Since my early childhood, I have always known him as “Marchand Sinois” or even “Ting Tong”, a name given to him surely because of the siren which announces his arrival in the next minutes.
Filled with sweets of various varieties, he usually works in the northern part of the island, travelling in his small white car, transformed into a ‘van’ type vehicle.
During the school days, he usually sell his sweets in the yards of schools and colleges, but during weekends and school holidays, he goes round the villages, practically 6/7 days!
His ‘siren’ can be heard from some 1 KM, and immediately after, you can see little groups of children gathering at the usual spots where he stops.
Gato Piaow, cravatte, sorbet, pixidou, superring, biscuits, gaufrettes, jus, bonbons tous kalité, he has practically everything!
I am pretty sure, loads of you might recognise him without whom, your childhood would have surely not been the same. Loads of memories, especially during those fun school holidays where all of us have been waiting for his arrival !