Green Mangoes Fresh From the Tree <3 <3 <3


Hey friends! It's Shei from the Philippines. ^^
I hope everyone is doing well.

A couple days ago, some people in our community started harvesting some green mangoes. There are some reasons behind this and one of them is protecting our roofs from damage. lol Yes, you read that right. Recently, it has been rainy and windy. Two typhoons have passed by my country in a matter of week, so it's not helping at all.

Day and night, some mangoes fall on our roof. The pressure is really noticeable because you can hear the loud thump even if it's raining cats and dogs. We're worried because it might damage the roof and would cause leaking especially now that rainy days are to stay for quite a while.

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These are some of the green mangoes we got from the tree at the back of our house. There are actually more.. and by that, I mean... a lot! However, we only asked for a few pieces since there are only three people in our family and basically only mama and I are into green mangoes.


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I peeled while mama sliced two pieces of mangoes for us to share. There are various ways to eat this. Most common way in the Philippines is to dip this in shrimp paste, but we don't have it at the moment, so we just dipped it in salt. Aside from that, I also love eating this by putting it in a bowl of soy sauce mixed with sugar. It's really delicious.

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This is the source of our mango. As you see, it's at the back of our house... but not inside our fence. So, technically, it isn't ours. However, the community where I live is generous and kind.

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Part of the mango tree is directly above our roof. So, the actual owner said that whatever falls inside our fence or whichever part of the tree passes through our fence belong to us. Aren't they kind?

But really, we don't need a lot of mangoes. haha So, whenever we or they harvest some, we only get a few pieces and give them the rest. I think they try to give some to other neighbors and sell the remaining ones somewhere else.

This is not the only mango tree in our community. There are a few others scattered in our small area. And it's the same thing, whenever the owner of the mango tree harvests some, they always give away to other neighbors including us. This small community might be chaotic at times, but everyone is friendly and kind towards each other. It's becoming a healthier community compared to the past years, which is a great thing.

BTW, our area is called Purok Mangga and mangga is the vernacular term for "mango". <3

PS: It's my first time posting in this community. It would be awesome to introduce the Philippines (local communities and day-to-day life) more to fellow Southeast Asians and of course, to the world! :)



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