Our house in the Philippines

We’re definitely leaving tomorrow, Philippines or Bust.  Although the figures have changed again since this morning, my father has a feeling we’ll be able to board, otherwise we pay 50% one way right there at the ticket office.  Now that our departure is going definitely positive, I’m feeling a little bit excited. I do love to see our relatives and friends there. We leave the house at 3 PM.
 
Since I have nothing else to say, I’ll just post some pictures of our house in the Philippines.
 
See that oil painting on the wall. It’s a painting of a bamboo tree. We have a smaller size version of that painting here in the US, painted by our cousin. That big one is oil, the one that we have here stateside is water color. My father brought home two Anita Magsaysay Ho’s paintings here, but left one back home,per my aunt’s request. Ms. Ho’s paintings are even more pricy than my cousin’s. We had to leave those paintings behind when we immigrated here. It’s a miracle that our house had not been broken into or burglarized. There were several other pricy paintings on the walls .  Nobody lived in our house for 8 years , until my aunt who was working in Singapore retired and went to live in our house. Oh,there’s the quarter moon windows.
 
 
 
 
See that painting of a horse. That was painted by a cousin , in oil….he’s a very famous painter in the Philippines.
 
 
 
That door leads to the computer/library room and " family room" and the stairs going up the second floor…… and that’s  where we hangout coz they’re fully airconditioned. Oh, my, there’s that cat…. I really don’t like cats.
 
 
 
 
The view from my room upstairs, we call the veranda….not so good….all we can see are the roofs of our neighbors’ houses,he he
 
 
We really couldn’t tell our aunt that our small frontyard needed some serious makeover. The trees had grown taller and now cover the frontage. Apparently, she prefers wild and jungle-like.  The unique quarter moon windows cannot be seen anymore.
 
 
This is the main entrance door. Oh,my, I can see the wild plants in front. Geez.
 
 
Oh, yeah, there’s our water tank.The water in our subdivision is rationed…. well, it’s scheduled, like , 1 hr. in the AM and 1 hr in the evning . And we have to fill up the tank real quick before they turn off the taps.
 
Oh, well, I guess some things have changed now. Mom disapproves of the wild overgrown plants, but couldn’t tell my aunt. My aunt is the one living there anyway, so, well, whatever floats her boat.
 
 
Two bedrooms and a bathroom in the middle shown here,first floor.There are 2 bedrooms on the second floor, and 3 bathrooms total. We werent able to take pics of the family room at the back. There’s a sliding glass door there that leads to the back garden,which looks so much nicer than the frontyard. And that’s where we barbecue and hang -out.
 
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Oh, yeah, there’s our old swing, ha ha. It’s still there. It’s at the side of our house,near the water tank. I had fond memories of that swing.
 
So, yeah, this is where we’ll be by Wednesday, US time. We’ll take newer pics when we get there. Maybe my aunt redecorated or whatnot, but dad said the front yard is still a jungle.Oh, well,we don[t live there anymore, anyway.
 
So, this is it. Tomorrow , we leave. Bye for now, and PEACE ! !
 
 

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alexis on July 1, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Wow, so nice!! Have a fun trip, drop everyone a line when you get there,

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  2. Posted by pHiO_cHaN on July 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    wow, it’s so beautiful indeed! although I agree that the plants in front of the house need to be cut down a bit so we can see the house more, hehe~ ^^

    Reply

  3. Posted by Kyoki on July 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Oh wow! That is a really nice house!

    Reply

  4. I’m getting curious with your lineage. so you’re cousin is a popular painter and you’re parents were both involved in the EDSA revolution. I am so amazed right now 🙂

    Reply

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