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Browsing Archive: October, 2011

The Quonset House At Plaza Militar

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Thursday, October 13, 2011,


 Another prized find among the clutter of old photos was a picture taken inside the Quonset house in the Plaza Militar Compound.



Most of you probably have never heard of Plaza Militar. It does not exist anymore. Plaza Militar used to occupy an entire block of valuable real estate in the heart of Ermita, Manila. This block is bounded at the north by Pedro Gil St., at the south by J Quintos Sr., at the east by A Mabini, and at the west by M H Del Pilar St.. The block is presently the site of the...
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The Old House - Further Memories

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Saturday, October 8, 2011,

 
The picture of the old house in Pandacan shows an open wide window at the front. It also has similarly sized windows at the other sides.


At night time, the window spaces were closed with sliding wooden panels with capiz shell panes. These window panels were very popular at that time. 

There were no screens yet, so we all slept under mosquito nets. I had not heard of the term "dengue" during those times.

What we used to hear were those scare stories of vampires hovering by the windows at night. ...

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Picture Of Old House Unearthed

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Tuesday, October 4, 2011,

 
The picture of the old house in Pandacan, Manila, which we occupied in the early 50's, existed only in my mind for over half a century, until a few months ago.

During a visit to my Mom at her newly renovated house, I noticed a clutter of photos, among other things, on a side table in her room. The house was still in disarray as they had not yet finished putting everything in order.

I patiently went over the photos and was delighted to be taken on a journey back in time. What particularly grabb...

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