Take a peek at Jinkee Pacquiao's $2.3M L.A. home in YES! January 2010 online version

"E, kasi pag nandito 'yong mga bata, ayaw ko namang lagi kaming nagho-hotel. Sayang naman. Kaya nag-decide kami na bumili na ng bahay dito [sa Los Angeles]," explains Jinkee Pacquiao, wife of Pinoy boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, about getting a house in the States.

The above photo shows the living room and the facade of Manny Pacquiao's Spanish-inspired, two-story, four bedroom house in a posh neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Jinkee Pacquiao welcomed YES! magazine in her Los Angeles home two days after the historical fight of her husband, Manny Pacquio, against Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto last November.

While telling her side of the story about the alleged affair of her husband with sexy star Krista Ranillo, (CLICK HERE to read related story), the wife of pound-for-pound boxing king toured the YES! team in their two-story, four-bedroom home in the upscale neighborhood of Hancock Park in Los Angeles, California.

Bought in March 2008, Jinkee said that she and Manny decided to buy their own house so they wouldn't have to live in a hotel whenever the boxing champ has a fight in the States.

Although their Spanish-inspired house looked very elegant, Manny's wife said she did not mind too much about the brand while fixing its black-and-white themed interiors. When she shopped for their house fixtures, Jinkee just checked out on their look, functionality, and price. "Halo dito, e. May konting mamahalin, meron namang hindi pero bagay siya sa bahay," she said.

Jinkee also made sure that there would be a touch of Pinoy inside and outside their house. In their living room, a native abaca droplights are hanging from the ceiling, while their backyard is surrounded with Japanese bamboo and their lawn is planted with carabao grass.

After buying the house, Jinkee said that she has an additional purpose for coming to California from time to time. She told YES!, "Dati, puro pasyal-pasyal, ganyan. Pero ngayon, ang purpose ko na, bisitahin ko itong bahay. Kailangan kong tingnan kung maayos."

Take a peek inside Pacquiao's residence in Los Angeles through YES! magazine's Celebrity Home feature in its January 2010 issue, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.

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