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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. 


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?

Christian is a Marketing Communications practitioner in Quezon City. He is an Igorot from Sagada, Mountain Province. To get in touch with him, please shoot an email to christianaligonow@gmail.com.

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