Today Bob and I went to Samal Island with our friends. They wanted to see some land there for them to build their vacation house. They really liked the beach front. After looking at the property we then decided to get some lunch. We know a good place in Samal for that its Chemas by the Sea. We know the owner so we called him up if we could go there at his place and eat lunch. He said that its okay. So we went there, but before sitting at the restaurant we gave our friends a tour at Chemas. They were really amazed of how nice and clean Chemas is.
After a little bit of a tour we then sat down at our table and began to order our lunch. Their food is good there too. While waiting for our food Bob and I observed that Chemas really had a lot of renovation going on. They really beautified the place. Our guests really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place. After eating we were just chatting, the owner came to our table and talked to us a bit. He was telling us about his renovation. Just then he asked us if we wanted to see the inside of one the the cottages that they just finished making? We said to him sure we would like to see it. I was in awe of how the good craftsmanship and the good design of the room. The structure is really something. As if I was seeing something in a magazine. The cottage was made of bricks and a lot of good woodwork. I like the crown moldings that he had all through our the cottage and the bathroom. The loft is really nice too. I could have like that for an office with a nice view of the gulf. The design of the bathroom is really awesome and its overlooking the water and had a sitting area. Very impressive. I am not totally in for Adirondack furniture, but they had on that cottage and I like it a lot.
Just then Bob and I decided to build something like that for our house in Samal. I’m really a fan of a brick wall and Bob too. That is what they had on the cottages. I like the whole package except for the roof. Its Cogon or nipa material (like straw hat materials) on the roof. For me that kind of roof its always needs maintenance. Plus the birds or some bugs would be living inside it. So that is really our (Bob & I) dilemma now. He likes that nipa hut roof but I don’t. Gosh, we might end up with no roof at all because we can’t agree to it. Hmmm we have to compromise I guess… Good thing we still have a lot of years to think about and resolve this matter. Anyway, Bob and I have to think a lot about this though. We have to be on this place forever. This is our home. I know we are on the tropics and that it would be the perfect thing to have a nipa hut. MAYBE!