Author Archives: Yami

National Flag Day 2021

We displayed our flag in front of our house, to be one in celebration of National Flag Day yesterday.

The days of the 28th of May (National Flag Day) and the 12th of June (Independence Day) are designated as flag days, during which all offices, agencies, and instrumentalities of government, business establishments, institutions of learning, and private homes are enjoined to display the flag. But in recent years, the flag days are now from May 28 to June 30 yearly to promote patriotism and to celebrate the nation’s independence.

Symbols in the Philippine Flag: 

The Philippine national flag has a rectangular design that consists of a white equilateral triangle, symbolizing liberty, equality, and fraternity; a horizontal blue stripe for peace, truth, and justice; and a horizontal red stripe for patriotism and valor.

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

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!

Update: A basketful of mangoes