Hi you all! I’m so glad to have this time to chat with you again. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know I’m “Stressed Drilon” these days. As in. No glow ako! It’s because we’re swamped with work. Our new Operations Manager and staff are hardworking naman, yet we still have so much load.
But Randy reminded of the positive side: our being swamped with work means that people trust our services. And really, I am very grateful for that trust. In fact, I get very, very upset when we commit a boo-boo. Every boo-boo stresses me out. While some people would take such in stride, I would take them very seriously. As in there are times when I don’t sleep fitfully when I hear a complaint, even when the complaint is unwarranted.
Anyway, part of that heavy load is the fact that we are expanding big-time in Metro Manila this year—our venues there almost doubled from last year (thank you Lord!) Ergo, Randy and I thought of getting a modest condo unit in the Metro. That way, we do not have to waste time looking for decent, inexpensive hotels every time we, our teachers and staff when we have teaching loads in the Metro. A condo unit, we believe, would be a good investment. Even after the summer we would be able to use it. Honestly, one of my frustrations in life (frustrations talaga!) is that sawang-sawa na ako sa Festival Mall at Alabang Town Center. Talaga! Randy is allergic to the MMDA and to traffic so when we shop it usually is just in Alabang. But not all blame lies on him: kahit ako tinatamad just thinking of hurdling a heavy traffic after a tiring pasyal or shopping in the Metro.
Since we were just about a month away from using our future condo, we acted fast and scheduled ocular visits. Inipon namin lahat ng options on this Sunday, and this was what I wore to our condo hunting:
- pink and white checkered blouse: Pretty Giraffe
- shorts: Orange Juice
- sandals: Aldo
- bag: Chanel Cambon Medium Pink Tote
Fink na fink ba? Actually I don’t really like pink, but I read somewhere that wearing clothes and accessories that are bright can actually lift our mood. And in fairness, mukha naman akong fresh sa photos na ‘to. By the time Randy took those photos, pagod na pagod na kami n’yan ! We were already on the road as early as 7:30 a.m.!
The properties we looked are either located in Mandaluyong and Eastwood, as we were looking for a condo that’s accessible to most of our Metro Manila venues. Let me show you some of the units we looked at: