Monday, February 02, 2009

home away from home


When we first arrived here in China on March 28, 1994, we were provided with a free accommodation as part of the provisions stated in our OFW employment contract. During those times, the company had provided a room in He Fong Hotel for two long years but we found it inconvenient so we decided to revise the condition and started to live in a flat instead. I am still employed by the same company up to now, while my husband expanded his entertainment business. We were lucky to have been able to live based on our preferences. We first lived in a high rise, 16th Floor of the Friendship Mansion located within the City. We found the urban district too crowded so we decided to find a better flat in the suburb.



I fell in love with the place the first time I saw it. It is not new but it offers a lot of convenience to us especially when our children came to live and study here in China after completing their secondary level in the Philippines. And up to now, we are enjoying Dongle Garden we all begun to love since our move. We considered this our home away from home..


Dongle Garden is an old residential area situated in Lo Wu District near the picturesque East Lake Reservoir. Our home is one among the clusters of 7-story building flats strategically built in a highly conducive location. Flats were mostly owned by prominent Hongkies (Chinese from Hong Kong) in the early days and majority of the residents were from the Shenzhen police force and other related departments. We felt safer after knowing that. Although the building are quite old, we found it highly suitable to our needs and just a walking distance to parks, schools, police station, fresh produce markets, grocery stores and few blocks from high-end department stores.



Our flat is overlooking the Garden's recreational facilities. You'll gonna love to come out and join the senior residents before the sun rises in the morning. You will see them wearing their colorful uniforms doing their morning exercises and taichi, while some elderly are busy playing cards with their pals.




Thanks that our flat is in the 3rd floor because all the buildings in Dongle Garden do not have elevators. And if you come inside our home away from home, you will see there some of my photo frame collections and some display items I had accumulated during my stay here. I had shipped most of our thrift finds to our home sweet home in Baras. Our home there is detached and large enough to accommodate all my collections. I used to buy decors and art stuff to all the places and countries we had visited and yes, I love it all...! I'll gonna post down some photos when I get back to our home sweet home later..












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8 comments:

The Pink Bird House said...

What a nice post, I enjoyed seeing pictures of all your favorite things gathered along the way in your travels through life and other countries! My, you certainly have been around. It makes me seem down right boring, having moved from my parents house in NJ, USA and into my in-laws house in Germany, and then never having moved any further then that property when we built a house on it. I would have loved to travel more and seen other parts of the world, but it was just not to be. Have a good day. Debby

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Deanna said...

Hi Loida and family! I received my gift today and my husband Marshall and I took pictures of it to show you that we have placed it in a special spot in our home. Words cannot describe how special your gift is to me and my husband. I put a candle in it and we are watching it glow, as we have all the lights off in the apartment. The only light we have is the light from both of our laptops.

We are truly honored to have been gifted this way. I know that you might not know this...but my husband and I will have been together 25 years this coming September and it will be our 25th wedding anniversary. Our Silver Wedding anniversary! Our gift has touches of silver and it sparkles so beautifully!

Thank you so much Loida. I'm all teary eyed right now and I only wish that you were here so that I could give you a big hug and tell you that you are a very special lady. Marshall and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Many blessings to you and your dear family.
I will be sending you something special. I want to find something that will make you think of me and of Texas.

My love to you all,
Deanna

P.S. I will post the pictures late tomorrow evening.

Deanna said...

I forgot...I'm feeling a bit better today. I did go to work and when I came home, had a breathing treatment. I took a short nap and it seems that I may be losing my voice. I'm still congested but have not been wheezing since yesterday which is great! Hopefully by tomorrow I will feel even better!

Deanna :)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I love the picture's of you home. You have beautiful things and exquisite taste.

Okay, that's it........we have to be friends......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

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