11.10.13 – New Balance Power Run 2013

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It’s been awhile since I last joined a long run so I am doing one today. I wasn’t really able to prepare unlike before so I am hoping I could make it safely and on-time. I will be running with my wife same as with the other races I joined but I have my office colleagues running too. I’m sure it will be fun but the pressure is on as well. I weigh 220lbs. I gained alot! I really hope I can run from start to finish.

Amidst all the excuses, my wife and I needs to finish on-time because we have to catch-up for my son’s swimming competition today. The three of us will all leave home early in the morning with my son taking his school bus for the tournament while my wife and I will head to Bonifacio Global City for our run. It’s 1:00AM and I have less than 3 hours to sleep before gun start.

Anyway, I guess I have to really force myself to bed for an hour or two. Please see the race routes for your reference. Run safe everyone! We can do it!

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Source : RunRio, Inc.

FLAIR TOWERS : SIMPLY AMAZING!

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Just this afternoon, we thought of attending an open house event hosted by DMCI Homes at Flair Towers in Mandaluyong City dubbed as Elevate. The affair was more of a sales presentation for Flair Towers, Sheridan Towers and Lumiere Residences.

Well, it’s the first ever event that we are attending as unit owner so we were really keen on going even if my wife has a fever. Besides, we paid for something that we haven’t really seen yet so the visit will give us the chance to see an actual model unit for the type that we bought. More so, I am really excited to see the Sky Lounge since I wanted to see the exact view that we have for our unit’s two balconies. My son was equally excited too.

I have been an art lover for so long now so I value beautiful sceneries and I really want to have a sneak peek of what I will be seeing in the morning while having breakfast and the view that I will get to stare at during night time after work. At the end of the day, having a real-life screensaver or wallpaper is wonderful.

We’ve been living in a condominium unit for almost a decade now and the experience is always about narrow corridors in a tall building strategically located in the middle of a business district with a swimming pool and fitness gym on the roof deck and shops down below.

This time, Flair Towers is totally different! It has more than 1 hectare of resort-style amenities. It even has more space for amenities and common areas than the total area of its two towers combined. The design showcased more greenery which makes it good for someone like me who loves sceneries. It’s definitely an inspiring place and a work of art!

I also have this addiction to perfection which is often referenced to being obsessively compulsive. For me, Flair Towers is the best so far in all of the condominium projects I’ve seen when I was doing all the window-shopping. With DMCI’s expertise and vast experience in building landmarks, I believe that Flair Towers is definitely a landmark of its own!

It’s a great place – simple yet elegant in its own ways. The grand lobby, function rooms and open lounge area in each of the towers radiate the exclusivity of the place. I also love the overall ambiance fusing nature and modernity with central garden atriums every 5 floors plus a sky garden in both towers. Having fresh air flowing freely along corridors is great. Thanks to DMCI Homes’ Lumivent Design Technology which allows cross-ventilation as well as bountiful influx of light and fresh air for healthy living in all units, all with the benefit of lowering energy costs. It’s a green building which is great not just for the environment but for our well-being too!

Well, I may sound as if I am a sales agent giving a sales pitch about the property but I am not! I am just happy that I want other people looking to buy similar property either as their home or as an investment to be happy too by sharing my insights about my soon-to-be home.

So we arrived at the site almost 2 hours before the event is set to finish. Nonetheless, we were able to do what we wanted to do and even got a free dinner afterwards as a consolation. Anyway, I was really amazed by what I saw. The building looks elegant and of high quality. The amenities are remarkable and the views from the Sky Lounge and even from within the property is really amazing!

On the roof deck, I was able to see SMDC’s Light just a few meters away along with Ayala’s Centera plus Cityland’s Pines Peak. I’m sure that in the next 2 to 5 years, the area will surely be packed with buildings especially when the development within the Greenfield District comes in full swing. Thus, I was happy to have picked a unit that is facing the street and Ortigas Center. At least, I’m sure that nothing will ever block my view even in the near future. Besides, I want to see both the sunrise and the sunset even when nearby buildings are all up and done. How cool is that?

Overall, I was happy that I made the right decision when I bought my unit at Flair Towers. It took me a long time to seal the deal with a freelance agent because I had to check all possible options that I can have just to ensure that I am taking the right choice. In the end, I was happy to get what I wanted. Although I am still months away before I can even move in, I already feel at home with this place. I love it! My wife and son love it too! True indeed, it "feels real good to be home".

Thanks DMCI Homes! Job well done!

HOW TO HANDLE A KNOW IT ALL!

How to Handle a Know It All

To those who find themselves trapped around people who seem to know it all, perhaps the tips in the illustration could help. Be it in the office, at home or in school, I am sure that you will get to meet individuals who believe that they have the mastery of everything. I’ve seen a lot of them and at times I tend to be one of them. Hahaha. Kidding aside, being with these type of people can be stressful but as long as you don’t go down to their level, you should be fine.

THE BANCHETTO FORUM

Banchetto Forum

After circling BGC for a good dining place with my wife, we ended up for a quick fix instead – The Banchetto Forum besides Robinsons Pioneer. Besides, it’s a bit tough to dine guilt-free with our son waiting at home. It’s "one-for-all, all for one"!

TOO FAST, TOO FURIOUS!

Rush Ride

I’ve been driving since high school and I’m a tough guy on the road until I sat on the passenger seat this afternoon with my wife driving us around the city and onto the province. Honestly, I was so paranoid like a chicken.

Actually, she’s been driving for almost 9 years now and she has improved a lot but giving praises is a bit hard when you’re too nervous to think and speak normal. In fairness, she’s a tougher driver – too fast, too furious!

A CLUTTER-FREE MORNING!

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I do not intend to preach anything this time. I just wanted to post something about what I am doing right now. Well, it’s 3:00 AM! I should have been home 8 hours ago and I’m still here at the office decluttering my stuff in someone else’s desk. You may call it paperwork backlog! Ooops!

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After 90 minutes of patiently sorting documents and manually reconciling financial papers, “mission accomplished”! I’m clutter-free once again! It’s now 4:30 AM and I’m going home in an hour or two! I still have 4-5 hours to recharge before my 9:00 AM meeting. Good morning!

MISSING YOUTUBE ON iOS 6? READ THIS!

You must have been one of us who out of curiosity updated to iOS 6 for your iPad and iPhone devices. Perhaps, you were also too excited to notice a few missing items.

In iOS 6, location search is not anymore that efficient with Maps and that your YouTube app has to be installed separately. There is a WIFI issue as well plus the new Passbook bugs.

So far, I care less about all these except for YouTube! It’s one of the few tools I use a lot. Anyway, I got something here for you. Click here to get YouTube for iOS 6.

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KARMA IS A GOOD REFEREE!

Karma is a Good Referee!!!

It’s funny how some people can easily forget all the good deeds that you have done for them just to advance their own personal wishes. I cannot even understand how quickly they can trash a good friendship just to get what they want. It’s a sad reality.

Maybe, it’s my fault. I am the type of person who gets a hard time saying NO to others. I always give in to favors and requests. Hating rejection, thoughtfulness is a trait that spells who I am. With this statement, I am sure that people who know me would agree.

To add further, I have always been willing to carry people through. I can always take heavy blows and take all the blame in this world for others. I won’t even mind it. I can even sacrifice my own precious time and wishes just to make other people feel good.

Amidst all these, I think that not all people are like me and I have to accept that. No matter how good you can be to all, there will always be some people who will want to take something from you so they stab you hard in the back secretly and still give you a pat in your shoulder.

Some call it survival of the fittest when someone stabs you in the back and take what you have yet hug you like a pal. Some great minds simply coin it as competition. For me, I call it – human nature. You give them your arm and the next time, they take the entire you half-satisfied.

The good thing is that these people don’t even care about their reputation because as they grab what others have, they are unaware that someone is watching over them. No amount of effort to professionalize one’s look can forever hide one’s greed and selfishness to the world.

At the end of it all, they may get away with everything but they can never change the fact that they have wronged others. As for me, I am happy amidst all these. Being downed unfairly and struggling to stand up slowly is not as bad as winning by cheating and stepping on people.

Besides, karma is a good referee.