January 27, 2014

In Search of Bamboo

Did you know that a bamboo is actually of grass family? Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. I should know because our neighbor has Thai bamboo that doubles its length and width in weeks so they have to have it cut once a month.

Bamboos are of notable used for building materials, for roofing and carpentry works. It is also a food source. High-quality bamboo is stronger than steel so last week I went on an adventure from Novaliches to Bulacan in seach for bamboo that we plan to use as wall cover for our terrace.

I first went to Novaliches, ask around but to no avail but I got to try this hanging bamboo ride which scared me to the bones.

Then I went to my bestfriend Gigi in Cefels. It took me five hours in Gigi's place not because of the bamboo but because I so loved being at their home. Mama is such a warm, welcoming mother and a great cook, too! I also visited Guia's new house, which I forgot to take a photo because I was super happy to see her and her family.

I thought it was the end of my bamboo journey when I remembered my friend Malou who lives nearby. I contacted her, met, walked around, talked alot.  And yes, I was able to find the perfect bamboo for our terrace that night.  Since the 120 pieces bamboo will not fit in my car, Malou helped me rent a vehicle. Contact Malou at 09263825556 for your bamboo requirements.


And here comes the bamboo...

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, 
while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." 
- Bruce Lee

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