Monthly Archives: March 2008

A Test of Patience

Friday was not just another day…it was a day with Craig! Actually more of an evening with Craig, and into the wee hours of the morning. It was not just posting but more of visiting the other ads. Somehow it got interesting to travel from place to place and vicariously visiting different houses, condos, and apartments. When I finally got down to what I really needed to do, it was almost midnight.

The irritating part was discovering what to do (or not to do) for the first time–no matter how simple it could be–doing it over and over and then gone forever when you hit the back arrow and, duh! There’s the edit button! Just as you thought you were done…aha, the FAQ…you read something that says “you can manage your postings better  if you create an account.” Who doesn’t want to make things easier? 

So, time to fill out the info, but ‘lo and behold’ what’s the password for my gmail account? It’s been a few months since I started this blog…oooppps, none of my combinations worked. Time to hit that “Forgot your password” since I couldn’t find my printed info anyway. Secret question? Why is my answer wrong? How could I forget my first teacher’s name? I give up. But there’s that little voice that says check your primary email first. Unbelievably lucky…they sent the password reset. Ha, Ha…Back to the grind and I tried redoing my add from my newly created account. Posting time…how come? Sorry! I can’t post a similar ad? But where’s that first one? I guess I just have to charge it to life’s learning experience.  Back to FAQ…’it takes about 15 min’ before I could see my posting. Let there be hope! My waiting paid off. I’ve seen my first posting…and I did not call out for my husband’s help. He was already sound asleep; he was tired too.

Here’s the best part. Saturday morning–5 hours later from that wee hours before I hit La La Land–an email, invitation for another free posting. Free is good! Then Sunday morning…another email enquiring about the ad, from a father for her daughter. Sounds good to me. I emailed him the info and the pictures in 4 parts.

The first installment included the picture of the building as seen in my previous posts and the view of the area/neighbors from the rooftop.


Craig’s List – a flcker of hope!

Time is of the essence…is it? And, therefore, must not be wasted. Yesterday I was trying to assemble pictures to send to a prospective renter, and I thought I might as well check out Craig’s List…posting it there might have some exposure I so needed. Having prepared the draft, I thought this page could just be as good as any parking space. Better than my PC hard drive. Who knows when I’ll make it to Craig’s List? Will I even make it to Flcker? Maybe I should work harder and earn my keep!

hallwayinside hallwayBR built-in closetFrn BR

           dining arealiving roomfurnished kitchen

From the kitchen, you will see the bathroom door next to it, then another door to the cooking and laundry area.

     orange toiletcooking arealaundry area

Here’s my draft:

Fully Furnished 1-bedroom unit apartment in Fairview, Quezon City. Weekly, monthly or yearly lease rental terms available now. One block to subdivision main gate and right across from the club house. Near supermarket, schools and easy access to transportation going anywhere in Metro Manila, a mere 5-15 min. from SM Fairview, FEU Hospital/School of Nursing & Medicine, NCBA, also close by UP & Ateneo.

Weekly Rates: (Air-con Rm.) PhP 10,000 inclusive of utilities. One week stay minimum. Security deposit of Php 5,000 required but refundable upon check out ( P2,000 / day in excess of one week). Full payment upon occupancy.

*Fan rm. only available for half the price, same security deposit/terms.

Monthly Rates: (Air-con Rm.) PhP 35,000 inclusive of utilities with PhP2,000 / day in excess of one month. Security deposit of Php 15,000 required. (2-5 mos. stay, security deposit of 1 mo.required but refundable / 1 mo. advance) Required payment in full upon occupancy.

*Fan rm. only available for PhP 20,000 inclusive of utilities with P1,000 / day in excess of one month. Security deposit of Php 10,000 required. (2-5 mos. stay, same terms as above)

Long Term: 6 months minimum. (Air-con Rm.) PhP 25,000 exclusive of utilities with two months security deposit plus one month advance payment required. Refund of deposit according to terms and conditions of lease agreement.

*Fan rm. only available for PhP 20,000 exclusive of utilities with PhP1,000 / day in excess of one month. Security deposit /advance – same terms as above.


For long term stay, option to stay on the 3rd flr is available for PhP 5,000 less on both Fan and Air-con rooms. Contact us for unfurnished and semi-furnished units.

Rates and Terms negotiable according to preferred options. Rates may depend on furnishings and the availabilities of utilities (tel, cable, dsl).

*note: Partial deposit required to secure reservation of the unit, and balance payable upon
check-in. Serious inquiries only. Deal direct with owner.


Built-in closet in bedroom
One Full/Queen size bed  (2 single beds must be requested)

Two portable mattresses may be provided upon approval
4-seater dining set with dinner wares, basic cookwares
Refrigerator & 2-burner stove

Living room set plus coffee table
TV with remote control, Cable TV

Computer/Internet connection possible, arrange for time and availability
*Air Con (in bedroom)// 2 ceiling fans (standard in every bedroom & living room)

Hot/Cold shower


For more information, specifications and reservations pls. do not hesitate to contact us:

Tel. #: U.S.- (714) 284-0877 [Cecilia] // Philippines- (02) 461-6917 [Elena]