Visiting my house in the ‘uplands’

My house when it was still being built - August 2010

My house when it was still being built – August 2010

Today is Mon and I’s 4th year and 4th month together! =D We did not go out yesterday (as we normally go out on a Saturday) because we had a better and more important agenda today. We have agreed to visit the house I’ve been paying for the past two years. I last visited my house in December 18, 2010 and these were some photos we’ve taken:

Me by the door - December 2010

By the stairs - December 2010

I’ve put off visiting the house for two years because I had no intention moving to the place and I did not want to feel pressured. But following the New Year and submitting another set of PDCs to PAG-IBIG last Friday, I hope to finally move in before the year ends. This means that I will have to be more mindful of my expenses and be more smart over the things that I will buy — it is, hopefully, a powerful deterrent against impluse buying. =D Time to think of the future!

Anyway, it took us an hour to travel and our friends, Rio and Dang, were already waiting for us. They have been living in their own townhouse in the village, or exactly five units from mine, for almost two years already and they have agreed to ‘host’ our visit. As my unit was one of the first ones in the block, I Immediately noticed that my house looked peculiar from the outside and needed closer inspection. But we went straight to Rio and Dang’s place to rest and eat lunch. We felt extremely grateful that they have even prepared a special lunch for us: seafood paella. It was the first time that they have cooked one and Dang was most especially hear our verdict over its taste. It was superb!

Seafood paella 1

Seafood paella 2

After eating lunch, we headed back to my house and inspected it. I was slightly horrified because I did not expect things to be, well, different. It needed a lot of repairs and my two years of neglect have finally caught up. Well, Rio and Dang said that some of the parts, like kitchen sink, cabinet handles, shower heads, faucets, etc., should be removed because they might get stolen. But I did not expect the windows and doors to be in a messy state. I now plan to contact the developer to declare my intent to move in, provided they repair what must be repaired. It must also be noted that my neighbor, directly to the right, has decided to make my living room as the garage of their kidie bike. =/

My house - January 2013

What happened to my kitchen

Mon with one of the broken sliding doors

Peeping from one of the rooms

Anyway, I shouldn’t be surprised because I have admittedly neglected it. I assumed that it was enough for me to just pay my monthly mortgages, without any intention of keeping a close eye on the property. I have the whole week ahead to amend things and hopefully, the house will be ready within a few months.

Overall, it was a nice day. Mon and I also got to visit Antipolo church before heading back to the ‘lowlands’ to eat dinner and watch a movie. ‘Sisterakas‘ was a funny movie but I personally preferred ‘Sosy Problems‘ more. The old tricks of Ai-Ai and Vice no longer amazed me and the few saving moments were that staircase-incident re-enactment and the showdown of commercial endorsements of the three.


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