Ikeda Hall (Balay Kalinaw) lights

i always pass by Ikeda Hall or Balay Kalinaw in UP when i’m on my way home. now that i’ll be moving to another place (still looking for one, though) soon, i know i’ll miss it. it looks very Asian to me. well, a fusion of different Asian cultures perhaps but the way it looks, the roof is not like a bahay kubo but more of those from Indonesia. wide facade/base for earthquakes, a veranda and large windows both for hot weather, terracotta tiles, roof overhang… perhaps i’d want a house designed like this. it’s not just a building but a landmark of Asian culture and heritage.

Ikeda Hall, UP

and since the annual “Pag-iilaw” of UP commenced last December 2 (the same day i attended the Koro Ilustrado concert. tsk!), most of the buildings in UP are now in wonderful Christmas lights. this is the first one i saw and took a picture of. the cold weather last night only increased my anticipation of Christmas, more so upon seeing Balay Kalinaw in lights! Pasko na nga talaga…



  1. ang ganda naman! iba talaga ang pasko sa atin 🙂

    lalo na nga ngayon kasi malamig na! sarap mag-curl up sa kama pag umaga! pero lahat na yata ginawa ko para sa early morning baths. alam mo naman tayo, kahit ano’ng weather, dapat araw-araw naliligo! 😛

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