5 Stunning Backyard Ponds and Water Garden Ideas

Isn’t it nice to have when your backyard is not boring enough for you to spend your free time?  Whether you are living in any real estate Makati, there is no reason for you to have a boring and lifeless backyard since you can beautify it in a simple yet elegant way of making your backyard an awesome place to have and/or stay.

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There are actually a lot of things and/or ideas that you can have when it comes to beautifying your backyard. You can definitely have a good landscape and a backyard pond and/or a water garden to make it livelier to look at. Of course, if you want to make a good backyard, you have to do your best to make it one of the places where you can be proud and feel good on having it in your home. However, choosing the right backyard ponds and/or water garden can be a crucial thing to consider. You have to know what kind of backyard pond and/or water garden idea that you need to do in order to make it a success. Well, if you are one of those people who are still on the idea on what kind of renovations that they need to do, then here are some of the examples  and/or ideas that you might want to try in your own backyard.

1. A stone stairs

If you are into a tropical type of having a water garden idea, then you might want to try landscaping your backyard with stone stairs and make it as your water garden. Of course, it will going to be an nice and have since the water that you are going to install will be flowing through the stairs.  In choosing the right stone, you have to look for a good and quality stone to make it nice and elegant to look at.

2. Used wine bottles

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If you are creative enough, you will think of a way where you can use your wine bottles in coming up an idea for your backyard water garden. Of course, you can definitely make a simple yet elegant idea when it comes to the water garden just by using your used wine bottles. All you have to do is, you have to make sure that you can make a perfect hole in the bottle so that you can put the hose inside. Well, you can also add some decorations if you like.

3. A small fountain

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If you don’t have any idea or equipment for making your own backyard pond and/or water garden, then you can perhaps have or buy some in the store. There are a lot of affordable yet quality enough to have it as one of the things that you can have in your water garden. Of course, there will also be a lot of things and/or design that you can choose from that is in store for you. Just make that you choose the right size and design for you to be satisfied whenever you choose that particular thing.

4. An antique jar

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If you are a kind of person who wants to have minimal things around your house, then perhaps, using of antique jar will not eat up your space. Well, if you have one at home, then you can repurpose it and use it as one of your water garden ideas in your backyard. Well, if you also don’t have one at home, then there are actually a lot of antique jars that can also be used in your water garden.

5. A simple and typical pond

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Generally, what we usually see when it comes to backyard pond is the typical one or the simple man made pond. Well, it will be going to be one of your favorite place to stay since you really made it by your own hands. Of course, you will also be proud of having it as one of the backyard ponds and/or water garden ideas in your home.

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5 Must Things to Do When in Palawan

One of the best ways to appreciate life is to travel different places that you have never been to. Agree? I bet you all do! Travelling is one of the things most people usually want to do, especially when it comes to going to the different resorts in Palawan. Who wouldn’t, right? Knowing that you will definitely love the place, there is nothing more exciting that discovering places to places.

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Who among you here have still not been to Palawan? I bet, there are still a lot of you here have still not been to Palawan. It is definitely a no-no for you to sit and stay still when you are in Palawan since there are a lot of places that you will love to visit. And I’m sure you will never regret visiting the place.

If you are one of those people who are planning in going to Palawan, then here are some of the things that you need to do for you to enjoy your trip and/or stay in the place.

1. Diving at Coron Bay

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If you are hyped for water adventure, why not try diving in Coron Bay? Well, Coron Bay is one of the top destinations in the Philippines when it comes to diving. You will definitely enjoy the dive site since have wrecks and pleasant rock formations for excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities. It is easy for you to find Coron Bay since it is situated in the northern part of Palawan where it lies between Busuanga and Culion Islands.

2. Exploring the underground River

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When we talk about caves, bats, undergrounds, rivers, exploring the underground river in Palawan would definitely be one of the best choice you will going to have. Of course, who would not be amazed by its natural beauty of the place. You will also have fun and enjoy paddling the boats when you got to tour the cave. Well, just be careful with the bats that might be flying over on your heads.

3. Island hopping at Honda Bay

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Isn’t it nice to experience when you got to explore Mother Nature? Exciting and fulfilling, isn’t it? Well, island hopping at Honda Bay is one of the things that you can do for you to experience the beauty of the nature. Of course, you will definitely love to go from island to island where you can feel relax and enjoy its view.

4. Discovering El Nido

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Aside from doing island hoping at Honda Bay, you can also have fun in discovering the beauty of El Nido in Palawan. El Nido is a place where you can find a clear and beauty sea water, mangroves, white sand beaches, coral reefs and limestone cliffs. From the looks of it, you can definitely say that El Nido is also the sanctuary of various forms of wildlife. Of course, the place is known to be the country’s largest wildlife preservation area.

If you want to go fishing, snorkelling, diving, El Nido should definitely be one of your top priority list of destinations to visit.

5. Diving the Tubbataha Reefs

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If you are one of those people who usually have fun and enjoy diving, especially diving with the school of fish, diving in the Tubbataha Reefs would definitely be the perfect spot for you to dive. There will be thousands of fish that you will love to see and swim with and you will also find and discover different kinds of fish. You will be amazed and mesmerized by the beauty of the place.

These are just some of the many places in Palawan that you have to visit and enjoy its beauty. Well, these places above is the most common places where tourist love to visit. And I’m sure, you will too. And if you seek for more adventures in Palawan, there are still a lot of places that you still need to discover.

5 Awesome Ideas for Purple Bedrooms

Nod if you are one of the girls who just can’t get enough with the things that are purple! Well, count me in! For most girls, if not all, purple is a cool color. This is one of those times you can identify girls who are girly enough basing on the color of her bedroom. Well girls, whether you are living in Amaia skies Cubao and/or any real estate, you can definitely have an awesome bedroom idea.

Some of you might think that having a purple bedroom would be too much. Well, you have to think again since most girls would definitely want to have a purple color on their bedroom. However, even if you girls wants to have that kind of color in your bedroom, you still have to remember that painting your bedroom with a purple color can also daunting and demanding. You have to know what other colors that can also match with the purple.

Thinking what kind of ideas for having a purple bedroom can also be a challenge. If you are still stuck on contemplating on what to do, then here are some of the purple bedroom ideas for you to have and enjoy. Of course, you can definitely have and try these ideas in your own bedroom.

1. Having a darker shade

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In choosing the right color for you, you also have to know what kind of color that you like the most. Ask yourself whether you like the color of your bedroom to be darker or lighter. Surely, you can definitely have your own style on what things that you want to include in your bedroom or what are the other colors that you want to have, for as long as it compliments with the color purple.

2. Having a lighter shade

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There are some girls who doesn’t like to have a darker color in their bedrooms, they just want to have a lighter one so that they can also appreciate the color that the chose. Having a lighter color on your bedroom is also one of the things that are pleasing to the eyes. So, girls who likes to have a purple yet with a lighter version, you can definitely have it on your own bedrooms.

3. Integrating stripes

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There are actually a lot of ways you can paint your own bedroom. Of course, that aside from the typical paint that most people do in their rooms. You can definitely add some style on your paint. Painting it with a purple color and style it with stripes, then you definitely already have a good and charming bedroom. You just have to make sure that the stripes are properly painted for as not to look messy on your walls and/or any parts of your bedroom that you want it painted.

4. Mix matching colors

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If you are one of those girls who want to have and/or paint your bedrooms with the colors that you want, you can also definitely do it as long as you want. Well, you can match the colors purple, violet, lavender all over in your room. You can also paint your cabinets with the color that you want to have. And don’t forget the decorations and/or the painting on your wall, that if you also want to have something on your walls.

5. Purple bed sheets, pillows, etc.

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One of the perks when you one a certain color in your bedroom is that, you can also have a certain color for all of your things. Of course, that if you also like to have one color for all. Well for some, have the same color is also cool to look at, especially when you really like that particular thing. You can also definitely have a purple color on your bed sheets, pillows and/or any other things that you wish to have it purple.

These are just simple yet awesome purple bedroom ideas that you can choose from. Of course, it will always be up to you on how you want to design, decorate and/or renovate you bedroom to look the way you wanted it to be. Just make sure that the things that you want to include in your bedroom and/or the furnitures compliments with each other. So girls, enjoy having a purple bedroom.

5 Reasons Why Using of Stones in Landscaping is a Good Choice

Different houses with different kinds of landscape designs, right? Of course, each of the houses has their own style in designing their own backyard. However, the design of your landscape will also be depending on what type of place that you are living and/or staying. Whether you live in and Alveo land Cebu or any other real estate in the Philippines, it will also matter.

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Before you decide to have and do the landscaping, one of the many things that you have to consider is what kind of landscape design that will be fit for you home. Of course, you do not do anything without a plan on what to do. In choosing what kind of landscape you need to have for you home, you also have to consider the features that you have to include.

The features of the landscape are important. You have to know what kind of design that you want. Well, if you are one of those people who are still stuck on the idea on what kind of design should you choose, using of stone for landscaping is one of the features that you can include. Now, here are some reasons why using of stones is a good choice when doing a landscape.

1. A variety of unique textures and colours

When you use stones as one of the features in landscaping, you have to expect that you will get a variety of unique textures and colours when it comes to the stone. Of course, talking about stones, there will be a lot of shapes, textures, colours that you will find in a particular stone. Also, some stones are rough and some are smooth. That is one of the reasons which make the stones unique.

2. Toughness in all weather conditions

Unlike with soil, stones can be tough whatever weather conditions that may occur. You don’t need to worry if it is going to rain since it will not make some mud on your backyard. It doesn’t create much mess since you are using stones in your landscape design. However, you just have to be very careful whenever it rains since there will be a tendency that the stones might be slippery and it is dangerous when you slipped in it.

3. More stability – less likely to shift or become uneven

One of the advantages when you use stones in your landscape design is that, the stones are less likely to become uneven. The stones are more stable unlike with soil and/or any other features that most people used in their backyard. Of course, you have to make sure that the stones are properly installed for as not to be uneven.

4.  Flexibility to add other stone landscaping features (waterfalls, ponds, fountains)

This is one of the most exciting parts when you use stones in your landscape design. If you want to add some more features in your landscape be it a waterfalls, ponds, fountains and/or any other kinds of features that you want to have and include in your landscape is going to be easy since the design is flexible enough to compliment with the other features. Of course, with that, it will definitely add beauty and elegancy to the place that you live in.

5. Freshness and appeal

When we talk about stones, you will notice that stones do not age. Some of the stones might come ancient but it doesn’t lose its freshness and appeal. Even if you have installed the stones for how many years already, it will still look good and fresh. Well, considering the unique features of the stone, it will definitely add beauty to the place.

If you are a kind of person who is still thinking on what to do with the landscape design that you will going to have in your property, then consider having stones as one of your features in your landscape.

4 Simple Tips on How to Savor a Local Food Scene

Hands up to those people who are food enthusiast! Well, we all do! There are even times that we dine in the restaurants in greenbelt Makati just to satisfy our cravings. Eating the food that we really like is one of the things we usually do when we are into giving into our cravings. Who doesn’t, right?

200_sOther people even consider eating as one of their favorite thing to do in terms of their daily activities. Who is also into that? I bet, a lot of you here have the same interest when it comes to eating habits. We may have different eating habits, but we usually have the same interest when it comes to the food that we want to eat.

However, there are also people who usually get tired of eating restaurant foods. Of course, even if it is about eating, we also look for a good food that can satisfy and fulfil our hunger. Some of them hit street vendors, while other people would prefer trying a new taste with local foods of the different places. Well, if you are one of those people, here are some tips for you to savor local foods.

1. Eat in local’s home

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If you are a traveller and you want to taste the food of the locals, you can definitely stay in a local’s home and try their food. Some people would say, there is no better thing to have if it is a homemade food. Well, definitely it is. Since the foods that are served are cooked with the ingredients that no one else uses, except for the locals.

Also, when you try to eat in a local’s house, you will understand how the taste came up and why they add such ingredients in that particular food. Of course, don’t forget to feel the ambiance of the place, it is also one way to enjoy the food that you are eating.

2. Visit a grocery store

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If you want to eat local foods, you can also try visiting a local’s grocery store. There are some foods or ingredients that locals usually buy and also for you to discover. You can also buy that kind of food for you taste. It doesn’t matter what kind of local food it is, for as long as it is edible, then you will be fine.

Well, if you don’t have any idea on what to buy, you can ask some locals for recommendations that they want to let you try on something.

3. Arrange a farm stay

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Have you ever tried waking up with a cool fresh air, without worrying about the busy people around the streets and the heavy traffic? If you are a kind of person who really want to explore the different kinds of local foods, then you might want to try going to a farm with your families and/or friends. You do not just experience a relaxing life but also, you can enjoy the food of the locals.

If you try to visit a farm, usually, locals will introduce a local food that is new to you. Well, if you are ready to know what kind of taste their foods are, then you can go on. Of course, locals will also serve the best delicacies that they have, so you don’t have to worry about an upset stomach.

4. Bring your trip home to your kitchen

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More or less, if you are in a travel, there will be a new taste of food that you are going to like. Of course, you can definitely ask some locals on what are the ingredients that are needed to come up with the right taste of the particular food.

Also, if you know what the ingredients are, then you can make your own for you to eat. Well, if you just want to eat that kind of food, then perhaps you can bring some of the local delicacies for you to eat and for the other family members as well.

Top 4 Reasons Why Living in the City is an Advantage

Have you ever experience being called by your friends and/or family members as city girl or city boy? Well perhaps, they already know why you are acting in such particular way since you are living in a real estate Cebu. Yes, you can say that there will be a lot of things that we can determine how a person acts considering his/her environment.

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There are a lot of people who prefer living in the city than living in the province. Well, of course, there are things that one can do where you cannot do it in the province or vice versa. If you are a kind of person who wants to have a fun and good life, then perhaps staying and living in the city might be a better place for you to stay.

Of course, there will be a lot of advantages and disadvantages whenever you are going to live in the city. But when we talk about your how it can change one’s lifestyle, living in the city will really give you a big impact to your life. Well, if you are one of those people who want to experience the life of the city, here are some advantages you can get.

1. Culture

When you live in the city, there will a different culture from the other. Some of the people living in the city are in generous and some are not. It is going to be different when you live alone than living with your family. You need to strive harder to get what you want. You need to know who to talk to for you to be in that particular location.

Also, if you are a kind of person who is a shy type, then it is better for you to change that kind of personality since you will not know what to do, where to go, and/or anything if you don’t know how to ask. As a first timer, you really have to adjust for you to fit in.

2. Convenience

Unlike people who are living in the provinces that whenever you want to buy something, you still have to walk 10 to 20 kilometers for you to reach a particular store. When you are living in the city, you can see a lot of stores that are near to your house. You don’t have to worry about the things that you need to buy since convenience stores are everywhere.

Not just about being convenient in finding a store but also, it is easy for you to have a good transportation. Whenever you want to go somewhere, there are jeepneys and/or taxis for you to ride and go somewhere. Also, if you choose a place to live in at the heart of the city, then it will really be a convenient on your part.

3. Opportunities

Living in the cities will give you the opportunity to find a job since there are a lot of employers and/or companies who are hiring people with the standards that they are looking for. With the companies around the city, there will really be a big chance for you to be able to work with one of the companies that you like.

Of course, not just about the opportunities in working but also, living in the city will also give you the opportunity to put up a business. Considering that there are millions of people who are also living in the city, your business will surely click. Just make sure that you have a good business plan and promotion for the people to know what your business is all about.

4. Shopping Malls

You will definitely want to go shopping everyday knowing that there are a lot of things that you like and need that are in store for you. When it comes to your favorite brand of your bags, shoes, dress, pants, accessories and/or any other things that you want to buy, name it, they have it.

Yes. There are also good and quality restaurants that you can choose from. Most of the restaurants in the city are affordable yet without compromising the quality of their taste. Well, if you also like different cuisines in the city, then you can also have and taste it.

Of course, these are just some advantages that you can get when you are planning to live in the city. Well for some people who are born and living in the city, these things mentioned above are the things that they usually enjoy.

5 Things to Consider Before Signing a Condo Contract

Admit it! You definitely feel excited to sign a condo contract! Who doesn’t, right? Especially when you are planning to invest in an Alveo condominium in Quezon City, you are eager to sign the contract immediately for you to move in to your condo unit as soon as possible. Well, I bet, you too would feel the same whenever you plan to invest in a real estate.

Signing a condo contract is very important in the process of a real estate investing. it is a document signed by a home buyer, acknowledging the pros and cons when they buy one. Of course, that is also the time when they got to know the real estate policies that they should abide.

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However, there are times that it is in the contract signing problems might occur in the later part of your investments. Well, home buyers who rush into signing the contract without carefully read and know what kind of policies that they have, are usually the ones who experience complications regarding with their investments.

There will always be a caveat in signing a condo contract. In order for you to avoid questionable issues, then you should consider these top 5 things before you sign a contract.

1. Reviewing the basics

Being keen in every word that is written in the contract is a must. You must be very careful when it comes to the spelling, whether there are typographical errors, the spelling of your names, the exact price of the condo unit that you will be paying, what exact unit number and the street address and any other things that are important to consider. Even if it is just a minor mistake, you have to ask your realtor what is it about, to avoid complications of the contract later on.

2. Ensuring the number of people allowed to live in the unit

Before you are going to buy or move in a condo unit, you have to make sure that you know how many people who are allowed to stay in one particular condo unit. If you don’t know any of that, then you have to ask you realtor about it, for you to make sure to that you and your families and/or friends will be able to live with you or not.

3. Using the amenities and other shared spaces

Of course, there will always be an advantage when you live in a condo, using of amenities, for example, is one of the things that you are going to enjoy. However, there are times that some of the amenities are not included in your list. You still have to make an adjustment for you to use and enjoy that particular amenity.

For you to know what kind of amenities that you are going to be used, you have to make sure to clarify the things before using them. Also, you have to review your contract whether that kind of amenity is free or not.

4. Renting out your unit

If you are one of those people who invest in a condo for them to have some exact income, then you have to make sure about the real estate policies whenever you are going to plan on renting out your own condo unit. You should know and understand the pros and cons when you are going to plan such things.

Also, double checking each of the documents of your unit is a must, whether the papers are still intact and/or valid for renting or not. Do not rush in finding a tenant when you know that the documents of your condo unit are still not stable.

5. Making improvement and maintenance

It is a norm and the right of every homeowner to improve and/or renovate their unit. It is their right to make some changes when they don’t like the things that they see inside their home. Of course, before making some changes, it is also your responsibility to make sure that everything will be okay when it comes to the conditions and/or the policies of the condo even if you do some changes in your own home.

These are just some of the tips you should do before signing a contract. Of course, it is always be your call whether you will go over with the contract or not before signing it. Well, if you don’t want to have any problems later on, then being keen and careful in everything you do when it comes to real estate investments is definitely a must!