June 12, 2012 is the 114th Independence Day of the Republic of the Philippines.
Nothing much has changed. Our beautiful country is still poverty-stricken and corruption-ridden. That said, one cannot discount the spirit of very Filipino. No matter how hopeless the situation is, trust a Filipino to smile and make a joke of things (though we can be pretty sensitive at times if we’re the subject of jokes). It is how we cope. It makes us resilient.
I don’t want to go in detail of what our independence is all about; the media took care of that already. I will have to catch some special episodes later 😀
Here are some photos of everything Filipino. Maligayang Araw ng Kasarinlan!
The flag jump led by the Philippine Army during the 17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta
Cool Google landing page specially for Philippine Independence Day
New paper bills of the Aquino administration
The flipside of the new paper bills
Limited Piso edition….
… Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of our National Hero, Jose Rizal.
The very coñotic signage inside a jeep traversing the Ayala Loop 😀
The best companion to battle the horrible morning traffic \m/
The best radio tandem ever (Gino Q. not in picture). And during the book signing, they greeted me for the whole Robinson’s Galleria to hear. Nice!
Because Filipino is almost equivalent to videoke sessions.
And we’re starting them young…
… until they get the performance level going! \m/