365 Days Later

Exactly a year ago today, I transferred from an apartment to a condominium unit. It is still in Quezon City, but it is closer to my workplace. The move effectively cuts my taxi rides by 95% and my commute time by one hour and 20 minutes. Given the horrible traffic jam (and the increasing heat) in Metro Manila, the latter more than justifies the move. As I celebrate this milestone, let me share some photos of the place:

Waiting area for the elevators on the ground floor.

Waiting area for the elevators on the ground floor.

One of the smaller sitting areas in the lobby.

One of the smaller sitting areas in the lobby.

Pocket sitting areas in the residents’ lounge area.

Pocket sitting areas in the residents’ lounge area. I choose the red chairs when I stay here.

Part of the residents’ lounge area.

Part of the residents’ lounge area.

Two of the doors of the residents’ lounge area lead to the pools outside. There is a 2-foot deep pool for children. With the accelerating heat of summer, this pool is never empty.

Two of the doors of the residents’ lounge area lead to the pools outside. There is a 2-foot deep pool for children. With the accelerating heat of summer, this pool is never empty.

The five-foot deep pool for adults. It is perfect for relaxing night swims, when no one else uses it.

Beside the kiddie pool is the five-foot deep pool for adults. It is perfect for relaxing night swims, when no one else uses it.

With this view, waiting for elevators to reach my floor is a little less boring.

With this view, waiting for elevators to reach my floor is a little less boring. My unit is just a few meters from here.

The view lounge is on the topmost floor of the building.

The view lounge is on the topmost floor of the building.

It has more sitting areas than the residents’ lounge and has shelves filled with books and empty counters waiting to be filled with drinks.

It has more sitting areas than the residents’ lounge and has shelves filled with books and empty counters waiting to be filled with drinks.

More seats at the view lounge.

More seats at the view lounge.

View from the top: high-rise buildings and part of San Juan City

View from the top: high-rise buildings and part of San Juan City

View from the top: residential area in Quezon City and part of Manila City

View from the top: residential area in Quezon City and part of Manila City

View from the top: construction sites in Quezon City and part of San Juan City

View from the top: construction sites in Quezon City and part of San Juan City

Day and night views from my window.

Day and night views from my window.

Here is to day 366 and beyond! 🙂

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