Flashback Friday: Meeting with National Artist Eddie Romero

From left to right: Former PJI President Rudy Romero; his older brother Director Eddie Romero, who was then PJI Chairman of the Board; my husband N, then MIS manager; and yours truly.

This rare moment with the National Artist Eddie Romero was captured on camera in 1999 at the Philippine Journalists, Inc. office in Port Area, Manila.

The Romero brothers were visiting each office, including the Management Information System (MIS), at the time. Hubby, who was then heading the MIS office, introduced me to the bosses.

I was pregnant with our second child here and sharing a computer with one of the MIS staff.

Mr. Eddie Romero was declared as National Artist of the Philippines in 2003. He was known for directing, producing, and writing several movies from the 1940s to 2006. Source: Wikipedia

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Mango-Picking Season

Yay! We are looking forward to this season every year when we have to pick Indian mangoes from our 12-year-old tree.

I took only a couple of pictures the other day. I will post more when hubby decides it’s time to harvest.

The green and crispy mango is best paired with home-cooked condiments called ‘alamang’.

I have my own version of alamang or shrimp paste.

Ingredients:

P5 alamang, 1/4 kilo kamias, 1 pc. onion, several lobes of garlic, 2 long chilis (siling pang-sigang), water, sugar, and pepper to taste.

Procedure:

Saute onion and garlic. Add in kamias (cut in small pieces). Cook for a bit. Add in alamang. Put 1/2 cup water. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Add in sugar to taste, siling pang-sigang and siling labuyo. Yummy!

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Aquarium Update

Here’s an update post regarding my son’s aquarium hobby.

So, finally, my son did an awesome job of reviving his fondness for aquariums. There are actually three beautiful aquariums at home, and he plans to add more. Oh no.

The previous post would show how his design or aquascaping skill improves through the years.

I can’t name the plants, pebbles, and sand he uses for each aquarium. I don’t even have an idea about the species of fish that are in them right now. I’m simply marveling at the unique beauty of this creation.

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