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Decorating Accesories

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I’m an avid fan of life style magazines. I always admire eye catching furniture and houses.
I actually dream of owning one someday.
Visiting sites related to furniture and home decorations is one of my hobbies and past time. I enjoy admiring those things.
My aunt introduced me to Eastern Inspired Living. She showed me pictures of her eastern inspired house. She knows I love creative designs, that’s why she always give me sites to visit and admire.
She e-mailed me this pictures.

Amazing right? The Pictures led me to a Furniture and Home Decorating Accesories.

They provide great designs and high quality craftsmanship. Like Dining Tables to Sofas, Wooden Beds up to BookCases.

The pictures and it’s design gave me inspiration.

I’m a Filipino so expect me to dream and be inspired to those simple things.
They always say that Filipinos are known for their frugality yet ambitious mind set. We dream every single thing our imagination can reach. We are hardworking and we earn money in a hard way and that makes us a frugal person. But still, we dream and aim high. We love living in a simple life yet our imagination always take us to extra ordinary ambitions.

From a simple nipa hut (Bahay Kubo) to a mansion.

From a banig to Wooden Beds
From papag to sofa.
From a simple house wife to a so called “Doña or Señorita”.
We Filipinos dream differently. We dream big.

Filipinos are under different cultural influences, that’s why we act and think differently.
We have our own unique taste when it comes to things, houses, and decorations, even to foods.
But though we have our own preferences we are still good when it comes to imagination.
Actually a US-based Filipino architect Lira Luis, first Filipino graduate architect of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a $4- Million dollar shopping mall drawing inspiration from her Filipino culture. She also stated that she based her designs in our very own “Bahay Kubo”.

Filipinos creativeness is already international. We are known worldwide for our designs and unique culture.

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How to Spot a Filipino

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You point with your lips.
You eat using your hands and have it down to a technique!
Your other piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.
You nod your head upwards to greet someone.
You put your foot up on your chair and rest your elbow on your knee while eating.
You use a rock to scrub yourself in the bath or shower.
You have to kiss your relatives on the cheek as soon as you enter the room.
You’re standing next to eight big boxes at the airport.
You collect items from hotels or restaurants “for souvenir’s sake.”
Your house has a distinctive aroma.
You smile for no reason.
You flirt by having a foolish grin on your face while raising your eyebrows repeatedly.
You go to a department store and try to bargain the prices.
You use an umbrella for shade on hot summer days.
You scratch your head when you don’t know the answer.
You never eat the last morsel of food on the table.
You go bowling
You play pusoy & mah jong
You find dried up morsels of rice stuck to your shirt.
You prefer to sit in the shade instead of basking in the sun.
You add an unwarranted “H” to your name (i.e., “Jhun,” “Bhoy,” or “Rhon.”)
You put your hands together in front of you as if to make a path and say “excuse, excuse” when you pass in between people or in front of the TV.
Your middle name is your mother’s maiden name.
You like everything that’s imported or “state-side.”
You check the labels on clothes to see where it was made.
You hang your clothes out to dry.
You are perfectly comfortable in a squatting position with your elbows resting on your knees.
You consistently arrive 30 minutes late for all events.
You always offer food to all your visitors.

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