13 June 2006

Moving away

The past week til yesterday were very busy days. For I was moving away. Most of my things were being brought up to Baguio so my wife and Jo-Lo can make better use of them. I will be left with my bare necessities and move to a smaller place. Which is just ok for me. Staying in a two-floor apartment by my lonesome was too much, considering I simply stay there to sleep (and I even stay in the living room for that) or do my laundry. And I'm also out most of weekends.

I was sifting through the huge pile of papers that I have accumulated through the years when a couple of invitation cards caught my attention. It was our house blessing from September 27, 1997. Wow, talk about travel through time! I still remember that day. We had a priest come over to do the blessing. We had very little furniture then but we had a few friends over and our landlord and their two kids.

So... it's been a little over 8 years that I have stayed in that house. So many memories, some favorites captured in photos that adorn the living room, the walls, the bedroom.

It not only a horde of photo frames that I have collected over the years. There's mugs and movie-themed cups ranging from breakables to plastics. Then there's the fascination with throw pillows which I saw in bars in Boracay the first time my wife and I went there. And the toys, some of which are not yet opened. And magazines! Questor! Popular Science! The old Guide! It took me quite a while to pack all these, being careful that they do not get damaged on its way to its new home.

This is my astromech droid collection, namely the Artoo unit. One of these was a plastic model that you have to paint yourself. I did that yeaaars ago.

Then there's the robot collection. The 70s Voltes V, a couple of die-cast Mazinger Zs, Transformers, Gundams. The ones in the photo below will stay with me, along with the 80s Macross toys. Can't part with them :-).

M&Ms! A more recent collection from the late 90s. Those are going to Baguio. They're too bulky and might not fit in the smaller space I'm moving to.

This is a result of one of my compulsive buys. It's a coin bank which adorned the living room. I like this figure a lot! But it has to move too.

Loads of casette tapes from the early 90s! I couldn't part with them as well so I'm bringing some with me.

This is a teflon frying pan that's been deprived of teflon.

I tend to keep a lot of things, even when they're no longer useful. So I was amused to find these boxes hidden in different places. Seven phones in seven years! Wow. Not pictured is the old Nokia 2110 the 5110, and a Motorola V-series phone that cost only 2,000.00. Most of these phones were issued by our office. So make that 10 phones in 10 years. I was a gadget freak when I was still able to afford it, but I have realized that I really do not need two phones at one time so I have cut down a couple of years ago.

It's not all personal possessions, of course. I have so many stories from this apartment. I hope the new tenants will like the place as much as I did. And I hope my family will take good care of my accumulated things. Jo-Lo, you get to buy your own toys, ok?


  1. Anonymous6:27 pm

    Hey dude! the place looks big when there's nothing in it. hehehe

    ah, the memories....hehehe

    arnold z.

  2. Ang dami mong collections Kuya Nick. Hay naku, you won't know talaga na you accumulated so much over time unless you move out of your place. Ganyan din ako eh ;)

  3. We've been staying here in our flat for more than 12 yrs, ayaw maglipat ni KD, baka may ibinaon kayang treasure dito..hehehe.

    Kakapagod mag lipat no? Pero kaka excite din sa new haus.

  4. oo nga eh arnold. ang dami ko lang palang abubot talaga! :-). Uy parang may naiwan ka pa dun...

    Hello Jairam. Ang hirap maglipat tuloy. :-)

    Hello Ann! Kakapagod talaga. Imagine, after office, ligpit naman ako sa bahay for three nights! Tapos whole day Saturday, tapos whole day Sunday. Most of the time, mag-isa ko lang.

    Pero nice rin na may bagong environment :-)

  5. swao tayo sir nick. padala mo sakin voltes v mo tapos padala ko sayo yung wonderwoman ko!!

  6. Teka ha pag-iisipan ko... hey akin na lang Wonder Woman mo!

  7. The worst part about moving is leaving behind the memories. The best part is starting over somewhere fresh where you can create new ones!

  8. parang na-sad naman ako. i like your m&m collection sir nick! i keep junk too! as in! i've been in my house since i was born so imagine all the memories i have to leave if i move out..i still have my collections since i was a kid like my statio, erasers, sanrio stuff, sweet valley books, barbies, etc.

    so sorry wasnt able to help you out.. =( hope you find even greater mems in your new home

  9. what?! you're moving? saan mo na lalagay ang mini-bar mo?

    pa-garage sale ka nick! mukhang marami kang good finds

  10. gosh, you're moving. even if i've only been to the place, i think, a couple of times... those were fun times. ahhhh... how time flies. :)

  11. Hello Ed! Yes, that is true. Moving is a mixed feeling.

    Dessagirl, keep your McDo items. Collectibles yun. Guess what. I saw a Hetty toy in my trash! But I don't know where it went to!

    Hi cherry... siguro next time na garage sale. Medyo senti value yung mga abubot ko e

    Meowok, oo nga e. That apartment was part of a lot of happy memories too.

  12. pre ganda naman collection mo ng toys buti kapa

  13. voltes payb-ah! ganda ng collection nyo ser!

  14. hei bro, in time tong pagkaka basa ko ng blog mo, i just found a store here selling voltes 5, originally made in japan. 5 piece diecast na nabubuo with all the armaments, plus bonus space ship nung tatay nya (ano nga tawag dun - para makapag (lighting?)laser sword sya) More or less 30cm sya and cost around 6k pesos.


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