Kahlil Gibran said on the “The Prophet” that your house is your larger body. It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night.
As you see, it is very different from a carpeted floor. It is pretty easy to maintain like for instance- after you eat your meal, you just have to let the leftover grains of rice pushed through the holes on the bamboo floor, lols! At night, since the silence is so maddening, you can just let the window open for some airconditioning, lols! Well, that's true. It's safe. Oh well, who will bother to steal your charcoal-coated pan anyway?
I still remember one time we had a big typhoon. Since we live in an island, it doesn’t have too much of covering from the strong winds. After a day of extremely cyclonic, powerful winds and torrential rain; most houses were devastated- leaving most of the residents a broken, messy house. It doesn’t have enough support and because it is easy to build, it’s easy to destroy too. One thing for sure that instill in my memory at that time was the true spirit of bayanihan. People help each other restore and build their houses again. Or even literally help each other carry the whole house to another location. The four large poles requires a lot of people. It is where the community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place.