Wednesday, February 25, 2015

history & heritage, habitat & home

Mount Kanla-on

The blistering cold of western winters are keeping #wonderwanderwomen indoors. Safe and snug inside, our thoughts are drawn within and back home.

A recent return to our hometown where we were born and raised was a trip down memory lane and added opportunity to dig into our roots.

Although the Philippines is our homeland, our family history and heritage in the islands is very new and filled with many gaps. We don't have a long legacy either in tangible artifacts or intangible attributes.

Maybe this explains our fascination for old heritage homes and monuments. More so now that many are fast falling into ruin or being demolished in the name of progress and expansion.

Balay ni Tana Dicang
The Ruins - Talisay, Negros Occidental

It has made us wonder and ponder our personal and cultural heritage and inheritance. What little we know of it - its preservation or conservation - memories and memorabilia to pass on.

This is our personal effort to preserve and conserve what is near and dear to us.


It has definitely made us more appreciative of what we have - parents, home and provincial community to return to. Even if that is changing fast and morphing into yet unknown possibilities.

Images courtesy of Wikipedia and the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.

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