a condo and a story.......

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© Litz Go
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The photo on the left is the entrance to this condo. The guy walking to the front entry (we thought it was the entrance!) was my brother in law. The one on the right is the exterior of this high rise condominium located a few walking distance from the photo below, the Eastwood.
A friend of my b-i-l offered to us the use of his 2 side by side condo units located at the 26th floor. We are so excited( most especially my b-i-l), so we picked up the keys and a letter of authorization all stacked in an envelope from his friend's posh house in a rich neighborhood. After our dinner we walked to this place, so excited to find out what is in store for us. The guard/receptionist let us wait while he verifies. The lobby is impressive like a hotel lobby. A person came and accompanied us to the elevator and on to the 26th floor and opened the door for us. The first unit is okay. One small area and one small bedroom, dang, but no light nor furniture though. So we moved to the adjacent unit. Well this unit is bigger than the other and with a bed and futon and lights, but no beddings though, dang again. Hmmnnn, after surveying the place, we decided just to go home.
I wonder now why condos are the talk of the town and it is advertised here in the States as a retirement place to lure future retirees who are thinking of going back home. I realized that I'm not a condominium person, that if I retire, I will just go and build a simple, environmentally friendly house in a rural place where we can grow fruits and plants.
I don't have anything against it, it might be good for others. But unfortunately, not for me.

I posted that story in 2010 and it is now 2015. I just came back from a long vacation in the Philippines. This condo right now is prized around 4M pesos around $100,000.00. It was at 1.2M then or $27,000. The prize is more than 3x. I think I missed that big opportunity there. :-(.

In the Philippines, 2010 photo essay.

11 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    A great diptych of one way of life....not for me, either! I love my house, my yard, my garden. I see you captured some red in your photo! ☺

  • Juan Estrada

    Juan Estrada gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful framing, Nice light.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    Gret diptych and story! I so agree with you Litz...Even though we don't have the greatest house, it is ours and we own 41 acres of mostly wood land....Across the field from our place, land developers bought some land around 12 years ago and built several houses side by side where each of the residents have a little yard...I don't envy them at all.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    Lovin' the red.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2010):

    Oh,,interesting perspective,,,love the image Litz

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Great photos, I too love the red. I have to agree totally with your sentiments Litz I like my own space and privacy.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Awesome shots, Litz! I'm with you. I need a garden.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    Love the image and your story, there's no place like home....

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (2 Aug 2010):

    good one!!!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    I like the lines in this, the grey tones, and the touches of red.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (5 Aug 2010):

    Fascinating, Litz. Love the dabs of red. While living in Italy, discovered I'm a country girl at heart.

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