I went to visit my family in Michigan last October 2010 for the house-warming and for my brother Rad’s birthday.
It was my first time to finally see my parents’ house painted and all. The last time I was there, the contractors had just started building it, literally from basement up to the second story. I remember it was winter of 2009 that we first visited the place.
When I finally saw it, it was how I imagined it to be – landscaped front yard and a bay window, a nice neighborhood. It was fall so everything was beautiful.
As soon as I entered the house, the study or the library invites you with its clean, minimal colors of white and black. My brother, Jik, had a hand on it. I’m pretty sure about that. He’s the artist in the family.
Some of the decor were from his travels from Central and South America.
Marryl: “Jik, whatever happened to this painting? I thought this has my name on it?” 🙂
My family is from the Philippines and migrated to the US a couple of years ago. It was good to see them in Michigan, all grown up.
Did I mention that we are a family of nine? 🙂 hee hee
(not in the picture is my papa and my other brother who is in the Philippines)