Hi, there ! Renxkyoko Iglesias here !
My father arrived from Manila , Philippines , Friday evening . He has tons of stories to tell because he was right there in the Visayas islands in the Philippines when the super storm happened. Fortunately, Boracay Island wasn;t hit hard. For a few hours though , it felt like the end of the world , Dad said.
My regular readers know we are building a vacation house in Boracay. A fellow blogger friend, Dead AnarchistPhil had asked about the house… was it damaged or not? Luckily, no. And here are some pics of the house, nothing much as you can see.
.It looks like a building but when it’s done, there’s going to be a nice roof, French windows and doors, verandas, etc. It’s 3 floors with a roof garden, 7 bedrooms, 4 t/b. It ’s gonna look like a house, not a building.LOL ( We were disappointed too when we saw the pictures. )
Heh , There’s dad in yellow striped shirt.
That’s the back of the house… Dad going up the hill. Landscaping is part of the contract , so , I guess they’ll make the backyard nice too. It does look like a jungle.
.A relative’s restaurant, beachfront. The whole place was blown away by the storm, except the flooring. Our cousin managed to take out all the restaurant stuff before the storm… to be honest, I hope he left those pink heart thingies hanging from the ceiling. Ugh. The place needed a serious make-over, anyway. Just kidding !!! I love the open space, bamboo materials, and thatched roof !
Dad at the beach., 2 days before the super storm.
.Tourists unaware a super storm was coming.
.Those structures were blown away, too, Dad said.
.Such blue sky ! Who would have thought…….
/Nightlife at the beach. This is the ” busy “ part of the island. Ours is very quite and private, which I think is nicer, imo. Tourists can go to that place at night if they want fun.
Dad safe at our house in Manila, the capital city, far from the storm devastation.
You can see the French door on the left. We’re going to install exactly the same thing at Boracay, but the squares will be made of steel, not wood. Oh, do you notice the unusual shape of the window ? It’s a quarter moon, and it’s repeated outside , at the main entrance. Neighbors say it reminds them of The House at Elm Street. he he he
There you go… the other window. Outside. And that’s my aunt…. and what the heck , why is there a mirror outside?
.Okay, this is the French door I’m talking about. It’s on the second floor, and that’s the veranda. The house at Boracay will have verandas all over. Oooh, that’s my bedroom door.
.I’m showing you the water tank. Now I understand why we have it. We’d have water , just in case. When we were there 2 years ago, there was a huge storm, too, and there was no power for 3 days. In our subdivision, no power=no water. It was fun at night, though.. We had candle lit dinners, and a few childhood friends would come over, brought snacks, and talked about ghosts…….. and how our house was called a haunted house for several years when we immigrated to the US. You see, nobody lived in our house for 5 years (until my aunt who was a Singaporean resident retired and is now living in our house.) Anyway, we only had a caretaker who came in 3x a week to clean and water the plants. Some neighbors swore they would sometimes see a woman walking around in the house at night. No, not the caretaker. She didn’t have the key. Our relatives, who live next door, had the keys. And it wasn’t our relatives, either. After listening to these stories, I slept with Mom through the remainder of our vacation. LOL I’m a scaredy cat.
Speaking of which….. I post 2x a month, that’s all I can manage…. I’m too busy, especially these past few weeks, and these coming few days before Thanksgiving Day. We’ll have exams just before Thanksgiving vacation. But, guess what, I found time to guest post here. C’mon, click this , guys. I won’t tell ya what it’s all about, but it’s a true story. He he… Oh, it’s not political ! =_=”
another pic …
.A small nice backyard.
So, that’s it for now. It’s a tour of our house in the Philippines, and an update on construction of our vacation house at Boracay Island.
PS… The engineer and the 13 workers are all from Tacloban City, the center of typhoon Haiyan’s destruction . The engineers house is gone, but thankfully, his father managed to secure all his stuff, especially his 50 inch Sony TV, his prized possession. 0_0 “ All the rest of the workers had damaged homes…. but they all came back to Boracay . They say now is the time to work. They need money. In fact, some people there are begging to be taken in and work there, too. The engineer has enough workers, sadly.
Have a good day, folks ! Next will be my Paris tour. Aaargh, I know…..