Monday, April 5, 2010

I bought a house in Batanes :-)

a miniature Ivatan house from Batanes

Sorry for my misleading title but after my Batanes trip, that's exactly what was going through my head right now. I rarely fall in love with a place. In Batanes, I fell for it the moment my feet touched the ground and the first view I glanced upon was the stunning Mount Iraya and the faces of the beautiful Ivatans. The feeling was overwhelming and now, I kinda understand why Crim feels awfully melancholic everytime she leaves Batanes to go back to work in the city.

I could never afford owning a house in Batanes so I just bought a miniature Ivatan house. How ingenous, hehe. Aside from the tons of photos I took, all I have is this house, a handful of key chains and ref magnets, and loads of good memories of friends and the smiling faces Ivatans.

I will come back, I promise! :-)

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17 comments:

Sidney said...

Cute !

my gulch said...

yes! and it only costs 100 pesos. how's that for a house? :-D

Photo Cache said...

I want one too, oh maybe I could afford more, after all it's only 100 pesos.

my gulch said...

yes, you could afford even the bigger ones, 300 a piece still very cheap for a house. :-)

Ferdz said...

Congratulations for finally making it in Batanes. Bumili rin ako nyan at me kasama ring mga tao :D

Anonymous said...

LIKE.



Crim

my gulch said...

@Ferdz: alam mo, nakakatuwa kase lahat kami, "sabi ni Ferdz maganda daw dito"..."sabi sa blog ni Ferdz"...parang kilala ka naming lahat! well, kilala ka kase ni Joaquin at Ms. Noemi so common ground ka namin. sana pala bumili din ako ng "tao" para may laman naman ang bago kong Batanes house.

@Crim: I HEART your hometown! babalik ako para akyatin si Iraya. :-) Parang magandang names ang Chadpidan, Ivana, Iraya no?

Anonymous said...

i love na u found reasons to want to go back. yes...Ivana and Iraya. my future kids. :D

my gulch said...

how about Valugan? hehe

lagalog said...

happy easter! ganda ng batanes 'no? meron din akong stone house na ref magnet :D

my gulch said...

happy easter, Oggie! super. but more than the beauty of the place, i was overwhelmed by the Ivatan people, their culture and values. meron din akong stone house na ref magnet, gusto ko din sanang mag-uwi ng vacul at mag-ala Tina Turner kaso baka mapagkamalan na naman. hehe.

Anonymous said...

Valugan. pwede din. kung kaya ko pang gumawa ng pangatlo. hahahaha!



Crim

my gulch said...

wag lang tutuksuhing VALUGA ang anak mo at baka mapa-away ka! :-D

Anonymous said...

hahahaha! ubusan ng lahi!



Crim

pieterbie said...

What you have is better than nothing!

Kirai said...

That weaving to create text is really cool.

Andrea said...

Naku nagbabasa pala nito si Ironwulf, makikita comments ko! Ndi bale nauna na sya ndi na sya babalik so old posts! Yung mga anak mo Iraya, Ivana, Valugan for the males and your business is Chavaianas from Chavayan, Sabtang. Panging sa tenga yung Valugan, magagalit sayo anak mong lalaki, kasi parang Bulugan na baboy!

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