Latest Posts

My New Home

The Vicinity map

Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your seats and get ready for a wild ride! Our protagonists today are none other than weary travelers who have been through it all—the good, the bad, and the ugly. After a long day of moving from one place to another, they finally arrive at their new home. But how did they get there, you may ask? Well, with the help of their two dear friends, Lanz and Kim, of course!

Now, don't let their current job titles fool you: Lanz is a former boarder turned Team Lead in Teletech Bacolod, and Kim is a former associate who's now one of the highest-paid senior agents in IBM Daksh. But despite their fancy job titles, they are still the same old pals who have come to the rescue of our protagonist. And for that, Arcy and I would like to extend our deepest thanks to these two shining stars.

But hold on a minute, folks. Before you get too carried away, let's just hope that Lanz and Kim are actually reading this. Because if they're not, then our protagonist's heartfelt thanks might just be lost in the ether. Tee hee! So without further ado, let's dive into this wild and wacky adventure and see how it all unfolds. Buckle up, because it's going to be a bumpy ride!

This is the mess we brought when we moved in

Ah, the sweet relief of finally bidding farewell to Makati - the land of perpetual floods and constant chaos. Our protagonists are finally free from the clutches of Mother Nature's wrath and are now embarking on a new adventure in Mandaluyong City. Specifically, in the luxurious and lavish community of California Garden Square...well, maybe not exactly luxurious or lavish, but cozy nonetheless.

Now, don't get our protagonists wrong - they're not complaining. They're just saying that the glossy brochure they saw before moving in might have been a tad bit exaggerated. But hey, at least they have a roof over their head, right? And who needs fancy amenities when you have a cozy community to call home?

But let's talk about this move to Mandaluyong City for a moment, shall we? It's a city that's often overlooked in favor of its more glamorous neighbors, but our protagonists know that it's a hidden gem. And they're not just saying that because they live there now, but because it's a city that's bursting with life and energy. From the bustling night markets to the vibrant music scene, there's always something to do in Mandaluyong City.

And of course, let's not forget about the food. Oh, the food! From sizzling sisig to creamy kare-kare, Mandaluyong City is a foodie's paradise. Our protagonists are already salivating at the thought of all the delicious meals they'll be having in their new home.

So yes, while California Garden Square might not be the fanciest place in town, it's a cozy little community that our protagonists are proud to call home. And with Mandaluyong City at their doorstep, they know that the adventure has only just begun. 

A small portion of my room

Hold onto your hats, folks, because we have some news to share - we've invited another tenant into our humble abode! Yes, you heard that right. After bidding farewell to our dear friend Lanz, we - the dynamic duo of Arcy and I - have decided to open up our home once again. And who did we invite, you may ask? None other than our new colleague Orchid and her charming boyfriend, Nico.

Now, let's talk logistics, shall we? We, being the kind and generous souls that we are, decided to make things as convenient as possible for Orchid and Nico. We asked Orchid to pay one month's rent in advance, with no deposit required. And to sweeten the deal even further, we allowed Nico to share the rent for the room that Orchid occupies. But that's not all, folks. We're also graciously shouldering all of the utilities - from electricity to water, gas to association dues, and even broadband connection. Talk about a sweet deal!

But don't be fooled, dear readers. While this setup may seem like a dream come true for Orchid and Nico, we know that we need to cut our losses somehow, and this is one way to do it. Plus, it's always nice to have some company in our cozy little home, right?

So let's raise a glass to Orchid and Nico and wish them all the best in their new home. Who knows what wacky adventures and hilarious hijinks we'll get up to with them? One thing's for sure - it's going to be a wild ride!

My Zen-inspired 4-seater dining table

Now we've got some big news. The AKON House is now officially open for business! That's right, with the addition of Orchid and Nico to our humble abode, we've decided to give our little abode a fancy new name—one that represents all of us. And what better way to do that than by combining our names into one glorious acronym? The AKON House is born!

Now, some of you may be wondering, "What does AKON even stand for?" Well, fear not, dear readers. Allow us to break it down for you. It's the first letter of each of our names: Arcy, Kirk, Orchid, and Nico. Genius, right? We thought so too. And let's be real, coming up with a catchy name that doesn't sound like a cheesy 90s boy band is harder than it looks. So we'll take this victory and run with it.

But in all seriousness, folks, we couldn't be more excited to welcome Orchid and Nico into our little family. The AKON House is shaping up to be the hottest spot in Mandaluyong City, and we can't wait to see what adventures and shenanigans we'll get up to together. So come on down, have a drink (or two, or three), and join us in the wild ride that is life at The AKON House!

Living room and receiving area, My mom on photo

It's official, folks. The AKON House is the place to be. And let me tell you, moving here has been an adjustment and a half. Arcy and I are still getting used to sharing our humble abode with two new boarders, but hey, we're up for the challenge. And if the past few days are any indication, we're in for a wild ride.

But you know what they say: Good things come to those who adjust. And let me tell you, the adjustments we've made have been positively amazing. For one, I now live a mere 10 minutes away from work, with just one ride needed to get there. Can you believe it? It's like the universe is finally cutting me some slack after all those mornings spent stuck in traffic. And not only that, but some of my colleagues are just a stone's throw away. Reg is just one floor above us—talk about a convenient neighbor—and Jae is just a short walk away from Dayton Tower. I can practically smell the team bonding activities already.

So yes, adjustments can be tough. But when you've got a prime location like The AKON House and a group of friends and boarders as awesome as ours, you know it's all worth it in the end. So come on over, folks. The AKON House is waiting for you!

Floor plan of the Unit

And don't even get me started on California Garden Square, our new home sweet home. This place is a paragon of strategic community planning, with its prime location right smack in between the bustling centers of Makati and Ortigas Avenue. It's like we hit the jackpot with this one, folks. We're talking about being at the very heart of where the pulse of business and commerce beats loudest. And you know what they say: location, location, location!

But that's not all. California Garden Square is also just a stone's throw away from the MRT-III, which means it's a convenient take-off point to various destinations in the city. Want to check out the newest restaurant in BGC? No problem. Need to get to a meeting in Makati? Easy peasy. And when you're done with all that city living, you can come back to our cozy little community, where you can relax and unwind like it's nobody's business.

So if you're looking for a place that's got it all—location, convenience, and a tight-knit community—then look no further than The AKON House at California Garden Square. Trust me, folks, it's the best decision you'll make all year.

California Garden Square compound map

And let me tell you, folks, that California Garden Square was thoughtfully planned with two entry points that make moving in and out of your home an absolute breeze. No more struggling to carry your groceries up flights of stairs or trying to navigate a maze-like parking lot. Nope, here at California Garden Square, we make sure that every aspect of your living experience is as easy and stress-free as possible.

But that's not all, my friends. Living here means that you've got access to endless options. Want to do some shopping? No problem; we've got you covered. Craving some delicious eats? We've got plenty of options for that too. Need to find the perfect school for your little ones? Look no further. At California Garden Square, the options are truly limitless.

So if you're looking for a place that's got it all—convenience, accessibility, and endless possibilities—then come join us at The AKON House.

A view from my window (facing lower ground)

My dear friends, let me paint you a picture of what it's like living in California Garden Square. Imagine standing at the crossroads of the metropolis, where the bustling cities of Makati and Mandaluyong collide. It's like being in the middle of a delicious sandwich, with all the best ingredients from both worlds.

On one side, you've got the glamour and glitz of Makati, with its towering skyscrapers and high-end shopping centers. And on the other, you've got the down-to-earth charm of Mandaluyong, with its cozy neighborhoods and local markets. It's like having the best of both worlds, all within reach.

And the best part? You don't have to choose. You can have it all here at California Garden Square. So come on over to The AKON House and experience the ultimate urban lifestyle. We promise you won't regret it.

A view from my window (Horizon view)

Ladies and gentlemen, grab your popcorn and get ready for the grand tour of the AKON House! As promised, I've prepared a video essay to show you around our new home.

You'll see the spacious living room where we like to kick back and relax after a long day's work. Check out the cozy bedrooms where we get some much-needed shuteye. And, of course, you'll get a glimpse of our lovely new boarders, Orchid and Nico, who are settling in quite nicely.

But wait, there's more! If you head over to my Multiply page, you'll find even more photos of our humble abode. It's like a virtual tour that you can access from the comfort of your own home. No need to worry about wearing pants, folks.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. I promise you won't be disappointed. And who knows, you might even be inspired to create your own home tour video. The possibilities are endless!

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to wrap up this wild ride! Our protagonists have finally made it to their new home with the help of their two trusty friends, Lanz and Kim. And let's not forget about their new roommates, Orchid and Nico, who have joined the gang at the AKON House.

Despite the glossy brochure being a little exaggerated, our protagonists are proud to call California Garden Square their cozy new home. And with the vibrant city of Mandaluyong at their doorstep, they're ready for all the adventure it has to offer. From the bustling night markets to the mouthwatering cuisine, it's a foodie's paradise.

And speaking of the AKON House, it's now officially open for business! That's right, with the addition of Orchid and Nico, our little abode has been given a fancy new name. It represents all of us. We know it's genius.

So let's raise a glass to new beginnings and all the wild and wacky adventures that await us. With our trusty friends by our side and a cozy home to call our own, we're ready for anything. Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we'll see you next time! Ta-ta for now!

No comments