With the onset of the southeastern monsoon (commonly known as the “habagat”), the rain will become a frequent visitor to your doorstep, especially to those living in flood-prone areas in Metro Manila. While rain may be anything as small as a minor inconvenience or as large as a major obstacle in our daily schedules, we can still prepare for the challenging circumstances that may come while inside the comfort of your condo.
Although the habagat is often characterized by hot temperatures, it completely reverses with the rainy season. Without warning, rain with occasional harsh winds will appear, causing temperatures to drop and hindering an unprepared person’s day, be it through getting caught in traffic, stuck in the workplace, or even freezing in their very own condos. Thus, we should learn about the essentials to stay warm and comfortable amidst the cold rain.
Here are some essentials that you should have inside your condo in this rainy season.
It is necessary to keep ourselves warm on the outside. Condominiums are typically equipped with a water heater provision for a hot shower, something that many homes in the Philippines typically lack. As a homeowner for several properties in the Philippines, many of them do not have this provision, making hot showers impossible within cold weather. For the best advice, inquire with your property manager to determine which is the best brand of water heater for your condo. However, this alone is not enough. After all, we don’t spend the whole day showering, don’t we?
As said by many, a nice, warm meal and drink is best enjoyed within cold weather. And that’s true: it’s necessary to eat well amidst the cold weather in order to stay warm. However, in condos, not many may have the equipment to whip up a tasty bowl of bulalo or nilagang baka. Thus, for our condo family, what should we do? To stay comfortable within condos, always have an electric kettle prepared. With that, you can make the simplest of meals amidst the rainy weather, be it a cup of instant la paz batchoy or a hearty bowl of oatmeal. Not only that, but one can also make their favorite cold-weather drinks, may it be a warm cup of coffee or a sweet cup of hot chocolate.
Having thick clothes available in your closet could be a life-saver for those who are not fond of cold air. Being exposed to breezing air can cause many sicknesses such as colds and coughs, thus, you can prevent yourself from being sick by wearing jackets, long sleeves, or thick clothes. Also, it will make you feel warm during this season, which will make you feel comfortable all day.
Flashlight or Desk Lamp
For the Filipino, the rain brings forth many possibilities in ways that can change someone’s day. For some, it’s as small as a usual, non-impactful occurrence. For others, it could spell brownouts, internet outages, or even floods. Thus, how can one be prepared amidst the possible major inconveniences that occur during the rain? Worry not, it is simply a matter of “preparing now” rather than “panicking when it happens.”
First, brownouts. One of the most immediate issues faced by those within a brownout is the loss of lighting. Since most work nowadays is now performed on the computer, many may say that this will not be an issue. However, studies have shown that staring at a computer screen without any other source of light will heavily strain eyes. Since the quarantine is still ongoing, most people spend most of their day in front of their screen, thus making terms such as “Zoom fatigue” and “online burnout”. With that said, a cordless desk lamp and a rechargeable nightlight are two ideal condominium essentials for convenience; not only will they serve as emergency lights in the event of blackouts, but also as power-saving lighting solutions when wanting to conserve electricity bills.
Another event that could occur during rain is an internet outage, especially for those with a monthly internet and landline subscription. While mobile data on a phone may be a temporary solution for this, it is an inefficient solution, due to spending up to 50 pesos per gigabyte of data that can be quickly consumed during a Zoom meeting. However, other solutions exist, especially within Vista Residences properties featuring a study lounge with communal internet. Not only can this issue be solved, but it can also form opportunities to form new connections with people from different walks of life.
With these essentials for rainy days, you will be able to turn these days into something comforting, maybe even memorable. Make use of these essentials to step back and enjoy these rainy days as we continue to work within the confines of our homes. Through keeping in touch with friends and family safely, making your home as comfortable and customized as possible to your preferences, and living in the convenience that you want, condo life will be beyond enjoyable for you to experience.
Interested in living life in a condo in the city this rainy season? Vista Residences offers properties in various prime locations. We offer ready for occupancy condo projects and pre selling projects in prime locations near CBDs within the country, with new projects expanding beyond Metro Manila.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.
Meanwhile, its ready for occupancy projects in Quezon City include Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said city such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.
Young professionals can also enjoy a one-of-a-kind condo living around the central business districts in the country. It has The Spectrum, a pre selling condo in Pasig; Laureano di Trevi and Salcedo Square, ready for occupancy condo properties in Makati; The Courtyard, a pre selling condo in Taguig; and another ready for occupancy condo in Mandaluyong, the Vista Shaw.
To continue its mission in providing condominium homes for Filipinos and investors, Vista Residences is now offering a premium condo living in the other areas away from Metro Manila. You can experience a warm and relax condo vibe in its condo in Baguio – Pinehill, Canyon Hill, and Brenthill. Now in the south, Vista Residences has Suarez Residences, a pre selling condo in Cebu; and The Loop, a ready for occupancy condo in Cagayan De Oro.
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