Real Estate Marketer

99.99% Sagada Igorot

Working Ant in Ortigas

Brewed Coffee Addict

Very Personal Blogger

my schedule

JUNE 3 Tuesday: Video shoot of the upcoming AVP of Cavite Light Industrial Light in multiple locations around Silang, Cavite

JUNE 5 Thursday: Meeting inquiries with local governments of some towns in Cavite for our upcoming road signages and banners

WORK WEEKDAYS: At Cathay Land Sales Office at Galleria Corporate Center, Ortigas Center (beside Robinsons Galleria)

WORK WEEKENDS: At home in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig where I reside now or on a travel blogging gig for Capturing Footprints

What I Do
WHAT I LOVE

Listening to Sarah Brightman, sleeping 25 hours a day, watching Vice Ganda shows, drinking gin and brandy on the beach, eating singkamas and tinapa

WHERE I WORK

Marketing Communications Officer at Cathay Land, the real estate developer of South Forbes, Acienda Designer Outlet, CLIP, Fullerton Suites, Mallorca Villas

WHAT I STUDIED

Mass Communication and Certificate in Teaching (Licensed) at St. Louis University, University of Life Major in Adulting and UV Express Commuting

HOW TO CONTACT

Call me at 0943.308.5100. Shoot an email to [email protected] PM me at fb.com/christianaligo. Tweet to @christianaligo

WHERE I'VE BEEN

New Media Services/ Rossking in Baguio as PR Comms Supervisor, Salarium in Makati as Mktg Supervisor, Duraville/Lancris in Paranaque as Mktg Supervisor

DESCRIBE ME

A dark-skinned, grace-less Igorot folk, who at times is asked whether or not bears Chinese blood, needs to smile to tell the world he's happy because of an angry resting face

Recent Stories

10 FAQS About Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System


I am thrilled to share with you that I now live in Amaia Skies Cubao, in a rented condominium unit, with three other male tenants. The best thing about having male roommates is that there is a very comfortable level of talking about things only the male populace can understand.

Oops, this has nothing to do with the current issue on gender discrimination. Let's go to simpler stuff like shaving facial hair and hair thinning. 

The other night, we were talking about skincare which is something unusual among “boys” since this topic is traditionally for the "feminine". We talked about how sensitive our skin can become, and I even learned that one of my roommates spends P10K per session of some skin laser treatment (2 of 5 done)  because he just wants to become a Flight Attendant with glowing skin.

I just realized that skincare for men is best discussed with men. Agree?

On another note, the good thing about our country is that we're being tapped by the world's best provider of skincare, both from the East or the West. As one whose skin is quite sensitive, I am glad Proactiv is already available here.  

If you have been wondering about Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System, it is a series of products that strategically clears blemishes and prevent future breakouts.

It works to:
-Clear Blemishes and prevent future breakouts
-Hydrate and soften skin
-Improve visible texture and clarity
-Reduce visible pore size
-Control and balance oily skin
-Helps reduce the appearance of redness
-Brighten and smooth skin
-Enhance overall skin radiance
-Diminish look of dark marks and wrinkles



Here are frequently asked questions about Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System:

1. Who can use it?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is for any teen or adult who struggles with blemish-prone skin and suffers from breakouts. It works for men and women of all ages, skin types and ethnicities and will appeal especially to women in their twenties, thirties, forties and fifties who desire high quality skincare products.

The recommended age to begin using Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is 12 years and older, however the products are safe and effective for all age groups with adolescent and adult breakouts.

For preteens, we recommend that you start slowly, by using the products every other day. However, if you are unsure, we suggest that you consult your GP or pediatrician before using the products.

2. Can I use it on my body as well as my face?

Yes, you can use Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System on any blemish-prone area.

3. Will it work if I use the products individually rather than as a system?

The products within the Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System have been carefully designed to work together to achieve maximum results.

Each product has been formulated to complement the other two. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, use the products together as a system.

You will also receive optimum results by using them twice a day as directed.

4. Will it clog my pores?

No. Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System was formulated to be non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging).

5. Is it an anti-ageing regime?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is better described as an anti-blemish regime designed with skin care benefits in mind - notably smaller looking pores, improved texture and tone, visibly faded unwanted pigmentation, demised appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhanced hydration and suppleness, and a brighter, more luminous complexion.

6. Can I wear make-up over it?

Yes, you can still wear make-up, but always look for products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free. And always remove make-up before working out.

7. I am outside in direct sunlight for most of the day. Is it safe to use it?

Yes. However, you should always wear a sunscreen of at least SPF 15. Apply Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System first, then the sunscreen.

8. Does it have any side effects?

Side effects are usually mild, and include drying or irritation in some users who are sensitive to Salicylic Acid. If you are concerned or desire more information, we recommend you discuss with your GP.

9. Is it hypoallergenic?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is not for people who are allergic to Salicylic Acid. However, many of our ingredients were selected due to their hypoallergenic properties. The products founds within the Proactiv+ 3-Step System are also paraben-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) and suitable for all skin types.

10. Is Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System sold as pack or can components be bought individually?

Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is sold as a kit. It includes Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, Pore Targeting Treatment and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator.


The Proactiv+ 3-Step Clear Skin System is available at Watsons and SM Department stores nationwide.

Proactiv+ 30-day kit= P3,250
Inclusion: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 60 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 30ml and the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 30 ml

Proactiv+ 60-day kit= P4,680
Inclusion: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator 120 ml, Pore Targeting Treatment 60ml, and Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 60 ml


Dani Girl Returns to Torture Your Heart (Again)



What if God is another fairy tale?

Time froze for many times during the showing of Dani Girl, the newest offering at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza. 

While there is complete innocence in the voice of the musical’s two major characters, Dani and Marty, what they were uttering were too harsh in the ears of an adult in the audience.

Dani Girl is a show about kids, but actually not made for kids. It follows the imaginary ordeal of Danica and Marty in finding the answer as to why they had the Big C. Leukemia to be exact.

When A.L.L. was mentioned at the start of the show, I already knew that some sort of torture has started. I am aware of this that abbreviation, it was the very type of blood cancer that got one of my aunts.

Photos courtesy of Evo Contrivida of Evo & Grace. 





Never go see the show without a handkerchief or a pile of napkins, as you will experience genuine pain as the show progresses. But take note, the show is also highly entertaining with the help of contemporary movies including Indiana Jones and Star Wars. 

While watching, crying was not an option for me, since I believe the fight has to be won first before doing that dramatic scene. And how can I cry if I, myself is part of a very similar situation. Oh, I know I am making no sense here. 

Okay, let me tell you why. 

On my birthday this year, my nephew Kendrick was born. It was supposed to be an all-day celebration. But on the very second he was welcomed to the world, the nurses knew he needed the help of the ICU to get going.

Kendrick is surviving on life support now. He was finally allowed to go home to Sagada so our folks can take good care of him.  His every second is relied on the oxygen tank, medicines, and other healthcare essentials.

Kendrick is battling with Dandy- Walker, a rare malformation in the brain. This condition affects 1 in 10,000- 30,000 newborns.

What did he do to deserve it? It was the same question that Danica and Marty asked themselves.

The show scored that fairy tales leave delight to children with the happy-ending pattern. And the show makes us, adults realize we tell fairy tales for the kids to feel good. But the show also challenged the story of God—what if it was another fairy tale?

Dani Girl is produced by 9 Works Theatrical and Sandbox CollectiveToff De Venecia did the directing. 

Thanks to fellow blogger, Axl Guinto for sharing his press tickets with me. I must commend the acting of Felecity Kyle Napuli who played Dani. Daniel Drilon (Mary, Dani’s roommate), Pam Imperial (Dani’s mother) and Juliene Mendoza (Rah, Dani’s guardian angel) also did a great job.



Upon checking on the list of other actors, I was thrilled to see Lorenz Martinez as an alternative to Juliene. Lorenz was really great as King Arthur in Spamalot. 

To get your tickets to Dani Girl, click HERE.  The show runs until September 1.


Henry and Sons lets you know who planted your coffee



I find this news really exciting, most especially that my folks in Sagada and the other parts of the Cordilleras are relying on coffee for their day-to-day living. If tourism brought by caving and mountain trekking in my hometown weakens, I'm sure our premium coffee beans can be the next provider of livelihood to hundreds of families there. Take note that coffee is the One Town- One Product (OTOP) of Sagada.

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In the recently concluded World Food Expo Manila, Henry and Sons President and CEO Michael Harris Conlin launched croptomarket.com—a digital transparency platform that displays a detailed information of coffee from the farmers to the retail market.


During his presentation in the forum “A Taste of the Cordillera” last August 9, Conlin explains how customers can access the transparency report on every can of coffee purchased from Henry and Sons.

By scanning the QR code on the can, the website will appear on the screen that shows information about the farmer where the coffee cherries were purchased, and the process of roasting and manufacturing of the coffee beans until it reaches its target consumers.

It also reveals the breakdown of cost of the product—from crop to market. In partnership with the Saddle Hartwell Lumbag Coffee Growers Association through the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence, Henry and Sons also introduced the Nano Lots coffee series featuring the backyard farmers from Itogon, Benguet namely Lolita, Cayamdas, Hilda, and Rita. These coffee cans are the pioneer products to utilize the platform.







The Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence is the advocacy arm of Henry and Sons geared to address the major issues in the coffee farming industry.

Its connection to the farmers began when the foundation provided an aid to the residents of Itogon, Benguet after typhoon Ompong struck the town in 2018.

Mining, which used to be the community’s main source of livelihood, greatly contributed to the landslide that left the town devastated.

Learning this, the foundation started to work with the farmers to help their town transform into a fully sustainable coffee growing community.

Conlin, who is also a social entrepreneur, aims to demonstrate transparency, accountability and trust throughout the agricultural value chain and to positively impact the Philippine agricultural sector through the new platform.

“Now, the consumers can truly see how their hard-earned money helps the entire value chain,” Conlin states. The featured coffees will be available at Rustan’s Department Store, The Giving Café, and at Henry and Sons’ e-commerce website TheVault.ph

Yes, I Go to Baguio- La Trinidad Every Weekend



Hindi ka ba napapagod?

Of course, I get tired. Sitting inside a bus bound for Baguio on a Friday evening then taking another ride going back to Metro Manila on a Sunday evening is more than physically exhausting.

On a weekend basis, I spend 12 hours on the road. It may be stressful, but there is something more stressful than what I do.

Basta. 

Five years ago, my feet were so itchy to get out of the mountains. I was raised in Sagada, took my college education in Baguio, and worked for five years in same highlands that welcomed me to earth.

I pushed through with some leap of faith. First stop? Makati City. It failed after three months, then proceeded with more adventures.

I now I am currently employed with Cathay Land, the second real estate developer that got me. This is not easy to recollect. 

I am sure most are still not aware of my resignation from Duraville. They still think I am Mr. Lancris who had once a team composed of these crazy pips!


Anong ginagawa ko dito?

After five years of working here in the lowlands, something in me is questioning me- if my life had its benefit from that leap of faith.

Yes, I know it gave me much because I am now handling a bigger brand and doing so much of what I love to do in life-- obviously, I did want to do more that what Baguio City had to offer me as a Communications practitioner. 

I met hundreds and hundreds of people and tried many of my firsts here. But am I satisfied with my life here?

Basta. Malutong!

So ano nga ba Bes?

My biggest enemy is myself. I am coming to my senses, maybe to another sense that I never had before.

It must be maturity.

Baka nga. 

I get frustrated at times when I see that I am no use to my family and the other people that once loved me. 

Teka. 

I am now useless, I know. So getting connected with my old folks is something therapeutic to my broken soul.

But wait, I have to tell you another story. In my next blog post.


FREE: Reusable Eco, Paper and Katcha Bags at WeekenderX Tent from Blogger Friends



These are paper, eco and katcha bags of blogger and social media influencer Lariza Garcia, collected from tens and tens of blogging events that she has attended in the past months.
These could end up in the trash bin if no one buys them at her seasonal garage sale at her home in Pasig.




Since my early blogger days here in Metro Manila, Mommy Lariza has been helping out with everything. In fact when I moved to Pasig last year, she helped me buy a dining set.

So instead of seeing the bags dumped, I'm taking them to La Trinidad, Benguet to use as wrapper and giveaway in our small tent where we sell bags and other outdoor essentials on weekends.

Mommy Lariza is giving them to me all for FREE. I went to her house last Thursday evening to collect them.

The use of plastic is banned in Baguio and La Trinidad, and the collected eco, paper and katcha bags can be of great help to households there.

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Are you from La Trinidad in need of an eco, paper or katcha bag for your day-to-day use? Please drop by our tent in KM5 on weekends to get one. 


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Are you a blogger who has similar stuff bound for the trash bin? Please, please we need them:

1. I can go collect them at your house if time permits.
2. Let's meet within the Robinsons Galleria vicinity. I work there from Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm.
3. Let's meet within Cubao area. I live here on weekdays.
4. Leet’s meet in Silang. I have special work schedules at:
-Acienda Designer Outlet Mall  along Aguinaldo Highway near Tagaytay
-South Forbes Golf City  near the Nuvalia area
-Cavite Light Industrial Park & Mallorca Villas in Maguyam

What’s in it for you? I’ll bring some strawberry jam from La Trinidad. I know it's too small in exchange of your eco, paper and katcha bags, but please note there is a bigger picture behind it.

There were several times when Igorot folks drop by the tent to see if we have eco bags. They need one, and if we can provide them for free then everything would be happy.

I'm just lucky Mommy Lariza made this first step possible.
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We set up the WeekenderX tent at the parking lot of Liliz Tile Center- Philippine Business Bank along KM5, La Trinidad Benguet. 

Like our page to see what we display on weekends HERE.

In Good COMPANY for 2019



Are you one of those who almost slipped off the chair while watching MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT at the Maybank Theater in BGC? There's something new to look forward to this September.

After the runaway success of last year’s show that was described by The Manila Bulletin as "cheerfully deranged", UPSTART returns with a brand new production of COMPANY, the well-loved Broadway classic that is currently making a splash in London’s West End.


A “landmark musical” (Time Magazine) about love, marriage, friendship, and loneliness, COMPANY is one of theater legend Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved works, along with shows like INTO THE WOODS, WEST SIDE STORY, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.



 With its “unforgettable score” (The Boston Globe) and the “sparse, elegant wit” of its lyrics (The New York Time), every major production of COMPANY in Broadway and the West End has earned accolades— including multiple Tony and Olivier Awards— since the show’s debut in 1970.

Helmed by acclaimed actor/director Topper Fabregas (Gawad Buhay Best Director 2016, “Tribes”), Upstart’s version of COMPANY will feature theater veterans like Ojay Mariano (“Ang Huling El Bimbo”), Cathy Azanza-Dy (“Silent Sky”), Ariel Reonal (“Miss Saigon”), and Caisa Borromeo (“Silent Sky”), along with a host of hot up-and-comers from the theater and entertainment scene.

Fabregas was very particular about finding new, unexplored performers, and held open auditions for all the parts. 

He was not disappointed at the results: “We were blown away,” he enthuses. Producer Joel Trinidad, who is also part of the cast, concurs: “We said to so many people, ‘Why have we never seen you on stage before?!’”  

Offstage, Fabregas has assembled an impressive team to help him realize his unique vision for the show: Handling the music is TOYM Awardee and former Hong Kong Disneyland Musical Director Rony Fortich; handling the Production Design is New York-based Joey Mendoza, freelance set designer and faculty member at Fordham University Theater Program at Lincoln Center.

What can audiences expect from COMPANY? The San Francisco Examiner said it best: “There’s never been a franker, more sophisticated work written for the musical stage.”

COMPANY runs on all Fridays (9:00 pm), Saturdays (3:00 and 8:00 pm), and Sundays (3:00 and 8:00 pm) between September 13 and September 22 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig.

COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com


OPENING NIGHT REMINDER: September 13 Friday 9PM!

READ MY REVIEW OF SPAMALOT HERE

Extensive Discussion: Skincare Tips from Proactiv‘s Dermatologist


Meet Dr. Laura Savage.

This dermatologist studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, where she also obtained an honours degree in pathology. For her training as a Dermatologist within the Yorkshire Deanery, she spent three-and-a-half years of research investigating the use of biological therapy in psoriatic disease culminating in the award of a PhD degree.



And the product of all her learning and discoveries about achieving a healthy skin? This blog post sums everything up so you do not have to go through all those thick reading materials and technical terms used in the field of dermatology.

Here are her tips.

Tip #1 - Cleanse gently and wisely

While deep cleansing sounds desirable to purify oily blemish-prone skin, over-washing and harsh cleansers can do more damage than good – by stripping away the protective barrier, skin is left dry and vulnerable to bacteria.

As growing, experimenting teens, we’ve all tried all those products that promise fast results, but we discover how harsh these on our skin in their own way of achieving the skincare condition they promise the fastest way.

At the end of the day, we realize there is no shortcut to achieving a healthy skin.

Avoid using soap too. I am guilty of this. The high pH of soap will dry the skin and cause a compensatory surge in oil production, leaving skin in a confused state with an undesirable combination of dry and greasy patches.

Whenever I travel to different places, I find myself using soap because that is the easiest to find. Well, patience is everything.

Choose a cleanser containing helpful anti-inflammatory ingredients such as salicylic acid to help soothe inflamed pimples, and gently massage over the entire face and neck for at least 60 seconds (to allow any active ingredients to take effect).

Avoid cleaners and toners containing harsh alcohol-based astringents and ingredients such as witch hazel, which typically cause a sting on application and make the skin appear red. Small flaking patches might indicate you’re over cleansing, so ease back and then gradually increase the frequency of use as your skin adjusts and gets used to the product.

Tip #2 - Make salicylic acid your star ingredient

Salicylic acid is one of the most effective breakout-fighting non-prescription ingredients and is a great choice of exfoliant for those with spot-prone and oily skin.

Salicylic acid targets pimples by sloughing away dead skin cells that clog pores and lead to breakouts, and also minimizes pore visibility.

I am not new with salicylic acid as this has been my older brother’s bestfriend when he was growing tons of pimples all over his body. Thus as young as I was, I was aware how miraculous salicylic acid is—I just hate its smell but the results is something to love.

Tip #3 - Moisturize!

A common misconception is that moisturizing is bad for oily skin prone to breakouts. It’s true that many creams and lotions contain ingredients that can block pores and make breakouts worse, so never put a product designed for your body near your face.

Look for products labelled 'non-comedogenic', which is a fancy way of saying they don’t contain ingredients that block pores and lead to the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. Thus it pays to talk to a professional sometimes—even at Watsons, I always rely on their expertise of their personnel when I have some specific concerns.

Hydrating the skin with an oil-free moisturizer will not only counteract the drying effect of many spot treatments, but also loosen the pore-blocking sebum (skin debris and grease) leading to clearer and healthier skin overall.

Tip #4 - Give it time and be optimistic.
Sometimes your skin can take a while to adjust to new products or active ingredients. Direct your attention away from the guide on the bottle and focus only on your skin.

If you experience signs of irritation or over-drying, try reducing the application to every other day (or even less often) for a couple of weeks before gradually increasing back to daily.

Remember that it can take 4-6 weeks for breakouts to diminish, so you need to persevere with a new product for at least this long (and ideally a bit longer) before really deciding whether it is doing the trick and clearing your skin.

In college when my pimples were my favorite companions, I always have that thought of using a product and getting things done overnight-- if only we were taught when we were younger that it takes time breakouts to reduce.

Tip #5 - Keep your hands off!

This is my favorite part of the list of tips as I may say this deals my biggest mistake when dealing with pimples.

As tempting and satisfying as it is, squeezing a pimple really is the worst thing you can do so keep your hands off!

Pressure on an inflamed pimple will push the contents of the grease gland (oil, bacteria and dead skin cells) into the surrounding healthy skin which causes damage and more inflammation. Squeezing can lead to a temporary darkening of the skin (so called ‘post-inflammatory pigmentation’) that can take weeks, even months to settle, and scarring, which can be permanent and difficult to treat – not cool.

If you really find it difficult to resist squeezing, instead try applying a warm compress (like a clean face cloth) to the pimple for 5 minutes to reduce any swelling and then apply a for example a salicylic acid-based product.




Tip #6 - Review your make up choices and clean your brushes.

It’s a fact that as breakouts worsen, the more make-up we use to try to conceal the problem. For pimple-prone skin, making the right cosmetic choices and regularly cleaning applicators are essential if future breakouts are to be prevented.

Mineral-based make up products are a good option as they contain ingredients such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and silica that mop up excess oil without blocking pores.

Also, switch to a concealer that contains a blemish-fighting ingredient such as salicylic acid to not only reduce the visibility of blemishes but also help reduce the size. And just as would be the case if you didn’t wash your face each day, make-up brushes accumulate a daily layer of pore-clogging product, dirt and bacteria – your skin’s worst enemy.

Aim to cleanse your brushes at least once a week using baby shampoo or a professional brush cleaner to keep them in tip top condition.



Tip #7 - Review your diet

When I read about this, I was reminded of a friend who told me that skincare is not just about the skin. Rather she said, a huge part of our diet goes to the quality of skin.

For many years, the jury was out as to whether there was a link between diet and breakouts – the hard evidence was simply lacking. But over the past decade, many dermatologists now agree that hormones in cow’s milk may stimulate oil production and promote breakouts.

Similarly, foods with a high glycemic index can cause a spike in blood sugars, causing a rise in hormone levels and sending grease glands into an oily overdrive.

Try reducing cow’s milk intake to just 1-2 servings per day (or choose an unsweetened alternative like almond milk), and cut out fatty foods high in omega-6 fatty acids and refined sugars (generally found in all the foods you know are bad for you!) – even if your skin doesn’t dramatically improve, your waistline will!



Tip #8 – Use a good skincare routine like Proactiv+!

Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System has Smart Target technology that delivers acne-fighting formulation directly into the pores. It is formulated to address blemishes help deliver PLUS benefits such as improved visible texture and clarity, brighten and smoothen skin, and diminish the look of dark marks.

The 3-step system starts with a Smoothing Exfoliator which removes excess dirt and other impurities. The exfoliator is applied on damp skin and rinsed with warm water after two minutes. The second step is called the Pore Targeting treatment.

It stops the acne at the source because it delivers blemish-fighting ingredient directly into the pore. The lotion is applied all over face to allow full absorption.

The final process of the Proactiv+ 3 Step Clear Skin System hydrates the skin with the Complexion Perfect Hydrator. The moisturizer will reduce redness, help lighten acne marks and help brighten skin. Try Proactiv+ today!
My favorite here is Tip #5. It is simple, and yet it can do much in saving the best condition of our skin. I think the concern today is that how should we tell the younger ones to keep their hands off even if their pimple is really itchy or irritating. I appreciate the suggestion on what to do if we really cannot resist touching and squeezing our pimple.  

Watch this video for more details:


I Have Decided to Move Out


DISCLAIMER: In the background is the neighboring condo community of Palmdale. I took this photo while standing in the balcony of my rented unit at Arezzo Place Pasig. 

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It has been a year of warmth. And the time has come for me to decide whether or not I will renew my contract with my rented unit at Arezzo Place Pasig in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.


The condo neighborhood was quiet and the air was much cleaner-- I could feel my lungs relaxing every time I hit its gate. But still, I decided I told myself I will no longer renew my contract.

For a year, I depended on the service of motorcycle taxis. I would use Angkas app or Facebook groups to book a ride. 

Traffic going to Arezzo is terrible due to road constructions. And the fastest solution, which is also the most risky, costs P300 a day. 

You may say that I can just commute to save on fare. Well, I have tried. 

To commute from Arezzo to Ortigas, I needed to ride a tricycle going to Pasig Palengke then a UV Express van going to Robinsons Galleria. To commute home, I had to stand in line for an hour or two to catch a UV Express Ride going to Pasig Palengke then a tricycle to Arezzo. 

I tried joining a carpool organized by a cool resident. The first carpool quit after two days while the second quit after two or three weeks due to irregular number of passengers and the heavy traffic along Sandoval Avenue just outside Arezzo.

I also tried Wunder twice. On my first ride, I was not dropped off at my supposed drop off point- Robinsons Galleria. And during my second ride, I was not dropped off at Arezzo because of the "traffic" issue in the area. Thus, I had to shell out additional amount (and time) to get to my actual destinations. 

To make it short, habal-habal and angkas were the best options for me.

Thus, I decided to move out. I decided to move out despite not having tried dipping at the community's pool.



Days before I moved out of Arezzo, traffic along Sandoval Avenue got even worse. The new mayor suspended the traffic regulation strategy that the former mayor implemented, and it left the road with more cars and a bigger mess. 

Constructions along Sandoval Avenue were still ongoing. No day had passed without seeing part of the road being destroyed for some renovation or construction. 

Arezzo’s location gave me the cleaner air I needed. But it also gave me much financial and physical stress that I could no longer bear.

So I made the decision to get ride of those two kinds of stress.



My move out process did not went well. The new admin had some trouble with my record, but these guys still managed to fix it. 

According to their record of the condominium, I lacked three months of rental payment. No way!

Unfortunately in the morning while I was packing up, I lost one of the keys I used to open the main door. But the staff members did not believe it was the key of the main door- they still asserted it was the balcony's.

Nevertheless, I was given the clearance to move out after hours of waiting. Thanks God the trucking service that helped me carry all my stuff to my brother's place in Caloocan was really reliable so this gave me much relief.

Moving on...I found the lost key sitting next to my underarm deodorant. I sent an email to the admin of Arezzo but I am yet to receive an email.

Moving on... here is my very interesting photo of my former home. I took this photo during the water shortage last summer. Remember?


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