September 30, 2009

No flood here

I've always admired this house at the end of my sister-in-law's street. I like the wooden gate, the stone walls and accents, the landscaped gardens and the two story-high living room and windows. They can't be seen very well here, but it also has a magnificent chandelier and a grand curving staircase. I think it's a very lovely home.

lovely house with a two-story living room


Moongirl, a Filipina currently living in California, has compiled all of the different ways of giving to help the victims of typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) if you're abroad. I've shamelessly copied the online routes below but she also lists cities and towns that are accepting donations for the Philippines. Read her "Donating to Manila from abroad" article to learn more. Wherever you are, I hope you can find it in your heart to help the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who have just lost their homes and everything else, and who still do not have power, water and food in their areas. And if you have already given, many, many thanks and may God bless you for your generosity.

13 comments:

George said...

I agree that this is a lovely house. Thanks for the reminder about helping with the flood relief efforts. I hope they are going well.

Don and Krise said...

Wonderful house. It sure makes the eyes go up.
P.S. All those affected are surely in our prayers.

Olivier said...

il existe aussi un programme mis en place par l'Unicef pour les enfants après la catastrophe aux Philippines.

There is also a program developed by UNICEF for children after the disaster in the Philippines.

Vogon Poet said...

This is something more than a house and has a lot of green around.

Leif Hagen said...

What a gorgeous DREAM house! I wonder how they made their "fortune."

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a dream house indeed, such a lovely place!I liked those windows a lot!
Léia :)

Mo said...

Also I heard this morning a big earthquake in Samoa.

Corker2 said...

Nice looking home! Would not mind that one for myself!

Lois said...

It is quite beautiful Hilda! Thanks for the info and links on ways to help.

Frank said...

I agree that her home is very nice and it's great to see that the entire city isn't under water. News reports here only show the worst hit areas and it looks horrible.

Thank you for sharing the links. We ARE thinking about you and your city.

Mirela said...

I'm glad to hear your part of Manila isn't flooded! What I can see in the news, it looks terrible. Thanks for the links for the help aid.

the donG said...

thanks for sharing these as it helps people seeking info online.

Reena said...

hilda, hope u dont mind but i copied this photo. hehe. kasi i was looking for a wooden gate design and voila, your blog appeared sa google. salamat. :0 u can copy my photos too. hwag lng yung may mukha ko, though that rarely happens naman. :D