A Room with a View

January 13, 2011 at 5:37 PM | Posted in Musings, Photography | 1 Comment
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window view

My new apartment room has a nice view of the city skyline. Whereas my old room in my previous apartment did not have any good view from its window (all it had was a view of the small backyard), this one makes up for it. I can see the sky and the surrounding high-rise hotels from the window of my new apartment room.

view from the veranda

I also had the opportunity last night to hang out a bit on the rooftop of the apartment building. The air is cooler there and breezy during the day so it is a perfect spot for relaxing. I spent a few minutes there just chilling and admiring the view. The view on the rooftop is quite marvelous. Though it is just a mid-rise building, one can still see a panoramic view of the city skyline from the top. I couldn’t let the good view pass without taking any pictures so I brought my camera with me and started capturing images.

View of St. Giles Hotel and Makati Prime Tower from the rooftop

The A. Venue Suites can be seen from the rooftop

Rockwell from afar

Out and About

January 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM | Posted in Lifestyle, Musings | Leave a comment
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The holidays all went in a blur for me. I was too busy packing my things, cleaning my room, shopping, and going just about everywhere in preparation of my transfer to another apartment. Since September of 2010, my sister and I had been planning to move in together after living separately for over five years. After months of looking for a new place to stay, I finally found one that’s just perfect for us both. I filed my vacation leave at the office early so I could have time to transfer to a new apartment. I moved in to my new apartment room last mid-December. My sister will be moving in with me later this month.

I was so focused on my apartment transfer over the holidays that I hadn’t been online most of the time. I didn’t go online for seven days! That’s probably the longest time I’ve ever been offline. Normally I would be offline for four days only. Then I would feel disconnected to the world so I’d go online again mostly checking my emails. Last Christmas I only got to go online twice, but that’s only because I need to check my email.

I’m already quite settled in my new apartment. All the unpacking and cleaning is done. Decorating and final furnishing is what’s only left for me to do. I have to wait for my sister to move in before we can both furnish and decorate the place. I like my new apartment. Moving out of my old apartment room was such a relief for me. A lot of things have happened in that old house that I didn’t like. Besides, I needed a bigger room and equally bigger closet, haha! So now that the dusts have settled (figuratively speaking), I’m looking forward to making good memories in my new apartment.

Closet Space

December 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM | Posted in Lifestyle | Leave a comment
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The past couple of months had been so hectic for me that I hardly had time for myself and what I would like to do. But now that the holidays are here, I have more free time to do stuff that I’ve been putting off for several weeks. For one, I’m just done tidying up my room including my closet. I got rid of old clothes, shoes that I don’t want to wear anymore, and other knick knacks that had been cluttering my room.

Cleaning up my closet poses a challenge for me. The closet in my room is rather small for my ever-growing wardrobe. And this has been my problem because I tend to keep old favorites in my closet, even if they don’t fit me anymore or are no longer in fashion. I keep telling myself that I’ll get to wear them again someday. At present, my closet is still teeming with clothes even after de-cluttering it. It’s times like these that I wish a had a bigger closet. Like what Carrie Bradshaw said in the Sex and the City movie, “just give me a big closet!”

Of course, getting a bigger closet means getting a bigger room. For months now, I’ve been planning to move to another apartment. In fact, my sister and I had plans to invest in a condo unit ever since our respective apartments got flooded during the typhoon Ondoy. But due to financial restraints, we couldn’t afford to at the moment. A friend of mine suggested a housing program in Naic, Cavite called Ciudad Nuevo, which offers really cheap housing. But I guess that would be more convenient for those who live and work in Cavite, or at least near it. One of my housemates also suggested a high-rise condo called One Pacific Place in Salcedo Village, Makati. But the price range of their units is way out of my budget range. I have read articles from financial gurus who advise against buying property in these times of financial crisis. So now I’m more inclined to just move to another apartment (hopefully with a bigger closet) and save up for my future investment.

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