Hello! I’m Meriken and this is my blog. =)
I’m a newbie and am currently still blindly groping my way around this… thing, so I’ll need all the help I can get to make this blog a success.
Do forgive me for any grammar, spelling mistakes or lack of vocabulary. I’m not the best writer around and sometimes experience great difficulty on expressing what I have in mind. But I am trying to improve.
So, since this is my first post, I might as well tell you what “Bahay Kubo” is and why this blog is called just that.
“Bahay” is the Filipino word for house while “Kubo” is hut, or shack, or something like that. Bahay Kubo, simply called Nipa Hut in English, is the Philippine’s national house. It is made of bamboos tied together and dried coconut leaves (I think… somebody correct me if I’m wrong) serving as the roof. It is a very simple type of house, yet cozy, and made from very inexpensive materials. Bahay Kubo’s are usually seen in provinces and countryside.
Here’s a picture:
Simplicity is beauty.
I’ve always wanted to go to live in one like this, in an old small town, far far away from the chaos of the modern world. Do some farming in the fields under the sun while singing folk songs with my fellow farmers, fetching pails of water from the river faraway then racing with each other on who gets home first, ride some carabaos or simply swing with vines and yell like Tarzan to go from one place to another, eating what healthy things I have grown in the fields and share with everyone in town, climbing on guava trees and eat guava fruits to my heart’s content…
Ah, such a simple life must be very rewarding, don’t you think? No stress, no sickness, no pollution…
…no junk foods, no sodas, no fast food chains…
…no cable (heck, there’s no television) no radios, no computers, no cell phones…
…no fluorescent lights, no running water, no washing machines, no toilets…
Erm, I’m going to stop now…
So, back to the point. Why is this blog called “Bahay Kubo?”
Because it represents humility, peace of mind, and family. It is simple yet warm and welcoming, just like what I hope this blog would be, too.
And also because I think it would be cool and good for one’s health living in one, never mind the the challenges that comes with it It is hard to imagine life without the comforts modern technology offer us; like toilets.
I couldn’t think of any more reasons other than those. I was actually planning to name this blog with something fancy, like “SmileyBunny Pink.” Weird, I know. But I changed my mind and looked around for something to give me an idea. I saw my sketch pad and fumbled through it for a while until I came across my own dream Bahay Kubo that I plan on building in the distant future, and so there you go!
Well, that’s all for now. I suddenly ran out of things to say. Lol.
See you later!
P.S. Don’t let anything you have be taken for granted, no matter how small or unimportant it may seem… like toilets.