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…

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2 Comments

  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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