We don’t want to bore you with more quotes but this one, attributed to restaurateur Lorenzo “Larry” J. Cruz, is just too interesting to ignore. Cruz is the person behind those pricey, chic, intimidating, pretentious, stylish, [add your own superlative adjective here] Manila restaurants.
Larry was talking about the young people of Ifugao (where he bought three Ifugao huts) when he said the following:
“The people there don’t want thatched roofs anymore. The youth’s biggest ambition is no longer to plant rice in the terraces but to go down to the city and drive somebody else’s tricycle. And these tricycles contribute to pollution.”
— Larry Cruz
Just so we won’t be accused of taking his words out of context, click here to read the full story.
Message to Larry: Call me. My biggest ambition in life has nothing to do with driving a tricyle.
UPDATE: Imakaiw points us to two links about the Ifugao hut: Ifugaos.org has a drawing and a write-up on the Ifugao hut and the Kiangan site has a picture of a modern-day hut. Thanks Pedlo Sikangay/Imakaiw.
INFO SOURCE: Inquirer; PHOTO CREDIT: Manila Times.