Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The tour we had of the Acosta-Pastor Ancestral Home became the highlight of our road trip last Sunday. Below are some of the photos taken by me and Tito Andoy to document the tour we experienced:

A look above the entrance of the home..
leads to a room for the kalesa's and the like, followed by a landing made of original White & Black Italian tiles.
Did you know that "patibong's" were implanted to homes even then? The first step of this home has one!
View of the left side while on the landing...
...leads to a Php 5,000,000.00 Grand Piano owned by Ka Tonying.

Here's a view of the Ante Sala from one of the rooms

The "player" still works! I heard it play! Weirdddd sounding....
There was no such thing as a bathroom before... This structure is directly perpendicular to the room's bed

A view of Batangas City from one of the rooms on the Second Floor
Ka Tonying loves to sing & play classical songs on his piano.. He loves to showcase his talent so with us being 15 in total....
...we became his instant spectators! :)
You can see how passionate Ka Tonying here is in this picture...as well as how our younger group members felt the gap between their type of music and his....zzzZZZ....
After the private concert, merienda awaited us....
Mhmm... Delicious tamales and kakanin!

Before we left, Ka Tonying gave each one of us a CD compilation of his songs! Not for sale though...hehehehe

After checking out the home, Ka Tonying led us to his bachelor's pad...
..and told Dad that my great grandfather may be in the photo!
View from the Pad
Followed by a trip to Ka Tonying's office

...and finally a quick snap of the signage on the fence as we drove by.

 Other details on the house may be found in my previous post!




Currently pledged myself to a sabbatical away from certain things, work none the less but that aspect will have to  experience some delay....