Rent: A Tour Inside Our Apartment

The search for a good and affordable apartment in Taguig, or anywhere near Market Market area, kept me busy last month. Honestly, I have no plans of renting a place near The Fort. Im ok with commuting my heart out every day and night. It's just boredom that struck me and made me decide I needed to experience something new. Boredom really kills. ^_^

Anyway, I could have rented a studio room in a condo here in Bonifacio Global City but the lowest rate would cost me P15,000. Afford - hhmm yes, pero tapos di na ko kakain? Hehe Erase. I also searched for room rentals at the back of JP Morgan Chase. The most decent and cheapest 1-BR unit would cost me P10,000. Maharlika pa din. Erase. A bedspace would really be cheap, but I just didn't consider that. Mejo mahirap akong pakisamahan at ayoko din naman mag-effort sa pakikisama so this wont work for me.

And with regards to that, my friend Remay (na mahirap din pakisamahan, haha!) would be the perfect housemate! Infernes, he agreed with the idea. Basta beforehand para walang away, I already told him I've never cleaned our own bathroom before so wag nya ko asahan sa ganung chores. Hehe Remay agreed. Ang bait ng housemate ko. Ang task ko lang ay maghugas ng pinggan paminsan-minsan. =)

So much for the intro, let me finally share our simple 2-BR apartment unit in C5-Taguig. The rent in this 32sqm bare apartment costs us P6,000/month. Not bad at all - specially when pets are allowed and parking fee is free!

welcome to our 2-bedroom apartment

This is not one of those high end condominiums. It's not even new. It's just a simple residential/housing community in Taguig. I cant complain much specially the location is very convenient for me. Safe pa, our neighbors are mostly policemen!

our corner unit apartment

A closer look inside...

entertainment showcase slash pang-alis boredom
the chandelier and display rack are built in

another built in cabinet for our shoes storage

our buy 1 take 1 sofa beds from Mandaue Foams
size: 6x36x75 ; cost P3,800 for 2
sa totoong buhay, we dont use it as sofa. bed lang sya forever. nakakatamad magsetup ng bedsheet. ^_^

dining area for two
the land lady let us borrow her table so we just bought these chairs.. and yes, more more built in cabinets!

bathroom na may pink and green na theme
probably we're the 3rd tenants of this apartment. mejo may cracks na yung tiles. i dont mind anyway. malinis lagi at mabango ang CR namin.

kitchen and laundry area
we dont cook and we dont do our own laundry, pero masarap tambayan ang lugar na to kasi tiled ang flooring. malaming!

Now the rooms.

this is where I sleep. wala akong kurtina so I bought blinds instead. tamad maglaba.
i love my firm bed and the color/texture of my bedsheet. ang mura lang nyan sa 168mall. ^_^ (oh yes, cabinets again..)

this is Remay's Rero's room.
actually no one sleeps here. Remay and I both preferred to sleep outside our rooms. una-unahan lang. sana next time manalo ako! (at madaming cabinets ulit)

This is where we dress up, blow dry our hair, and steam iron our clothes. Ay, di pala ako marunong magsteam iron so Remay does it for me. Keri lang, maliliit lang naman damit ko. Hehe

our euro-matting linoleum
the original flooring is a bit eeky. ang dugyot na. so we decided to replace it with this funky black and white linoleum. achieve pero di kasing mahal ng vinyl at tiles! biglang mukhang malinis na ang bahay.


Everything is well, mejo magastos lang ang apartment. The simple items like curtains, blinds, mop, air freshener, plates, etc are oftentimes unbudgeted expenses. Then I have to pay for the monthly rent, electric and water bill, and daily food. For a newbie like, it's also unusual that I have to prepare and buy my own food. Sa bahay kasi Mang Narcing would cook fabulous food for me. I also miss this converted car seat office chair which my father assembled. Sana madala ko to sa apartment in time. ^_^

my converted car seat office chair, c/o Mang Narcing

On the brighter side of having this apartment, I dont have to wake up early and endure the rush hour in LRT and MRT. No more flooded streets too so I can easily go home anytime. Ang la pit sa airport, wee! To the point na wala na kaming masagap na 3G at tv channels dahil sa signal interference. Haha And most of all, Im so ready na maghost ng isang inuman party! Lets go!

for those long weekends in the apartment. loser!

Anyway, for those interested i-rent yung unoccupied room, let us know. We preferred a new housemate na marunong magluto. User ang peg? Hehe - TAKEN

42 responses:

kg said...

haha! demanding sa new room mate ha? :)

i remember my college days, when i also stayed in an apartment. ang housmeates ko from the first year, hanggang dulo kami magkakasama. :)

tama yan chyng, so you will learn to live independently. ganayan din ako dati, sanay na lahat may gumagawa for me. pero ng mag apartment, natuto magluto, maglinis, maglaba, and yes, maglinis ng banyo. haha! go go go!

gusto yung chair na gawa ni daddy! meron kami dito mga upuan ng kotse...pwede pagawa? haha!

nathalie said...

ganda at mura pa! hay I miss those days na nagsarili, natuto akong magluto. :)

khantotantra said...

imperview, mura at okay naman ung place. kami naghahanap ng malilipatan para makaiwas sa baha

abeng said...

ang daming cabinet,parentahan din te ^_^

Sumi Go said...

Uy, you've finally rented an apartment na! :D Di ko maimagine ang inconvenience nang magcommute to and from Malabaon-Taguig. Minsan lang ako sa The Fort pero pagod na ko lagi paguwi. What more if dun ang workplace ko? XD Anyway, ayos ang apartment niyo Ate Chyng! :) Naalala ko tuloy nung nagrent kami ng studio ng thesismate ko. Ako ang taga linis ng banyo! >.<

kim buenafe said...

in fairness, affordable ang monthly rent nyo. and i thought sa antipolo lang merong 6k na 2BR apartment! hehe.

Photo Cache said...

congratulations on taking on more adult responsibility - like rent. i'm sure you're going to enjoy living on your own. it's about time.

Bee said...

Wow naman. I love your apartment! Pwede bang maging kapitbahay nyo? Gusto ko din ng apartment na pwede ang pets! Saka havey ang madaming cabinets. Taguan ng skeletons. Char! :)

michymichymoo said...

Aliw!!! I'm sooo tempted to rent an apartment or condo but I love my huge bed and the free food! :)

http://www.dekaphobe.com/

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Ganda naman ng apartment niyo! Ngayon ko lang din na-realize na wala din akong alam sa gawaing bahay =)) dami niyo cabinet ha!

Mich of Chasing Philippines said...

wow! okay yung apartment nyo chyng ah.

ive been busy looking for an apartment too for the past week... medyo more than a decade na rin akong paluwas-luwas ng maynila everyday...

medyo nakakapagod na din ang 2 hour ride, hmmm total of 4 hours everyday...

sana makakita din ako ng ganyan kamura... :)

ardee sean said...

chyng, sosyal ng sofa and checkered floor.. may chandelier pa.. nice deal for 6k..

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

CHYNGGGGGG! I can't bilib it! Pwede nako magcomment ulit. LOL. Sweet deal ang pad nyo. Naalala ko yung apartment na nirent ko dati with a friend na mahirap din pakisamahan. Haha. 8kyaw naman in Makati. Kakamiss ang singlehood. Lelz. Half ng space ng mga tinitirhan namin puro kay baby doll lang.

Nicole said...

ang cute!!! Pareho tayong linoleum! Haha! apir!!!

leandra said...

mabrook sa new apartment! at panalo ang built in cabinets!

kung asa pinas lang ako e malamang mag inquire nako dun sa vacant room, sold out ako dun sa cabinet for Tanduay Ice and evrything, hehe!

iweeshspring said...

Ako marunong magluto! :p

blissfulguro said...

asan ang red horse ko?!?!

KULAPITOT said...

tagay na chyng!

anney said...

Very nice apartment ok yung price nya. Di mukhang linoleum ang floor! Great choice of design!

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Never thought may PHP6,000 pa palang apartment sa Manila. Congrats on your new digs!

Untied Escape said...

galing maghanap ng apartment, knowing na mahal na within that area... Ang kyut kyut ni doggie! hehehe!

jd0718 said...

hi! i just want to ask how much is the rent? my shift is at night. would that be ok?

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

hi Chyng......ayos ang tinitirhan mo ngayon..

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

Haha kelangan talaga marunong magluto? Dapat marunong din uminom, dami nyo beer eh hehe.

Congrats on your apartment Chyng! :)

Oman said...

Very nice Chyng. Umpisahan na ang weekend inuman. I can cook :)

Manong Unyol said...

parang bumalik hung over ko makita ko ang mga alak :)

Chyng said...

darlings,

wala na kong alam na BCDA apartment for rent. nagbayad lang kami ng mga tambyas para maghanap ng unit for us. i think you should do the same. ^_^

Tsina said...

Wow, ang mura, ah. :)

deLLyghtER said...
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deLLyghtER said...

wow, congrats Chyng! (^^,
san ba yan banda sa taguig? mahaler kc apartment namin sa boni, balak na namin lumipat.

Batang Lakwatsero said...

ahaha. pareho tayong tamad sa household chores :) hnding-hindi din ako maasahan sa bahay..

at may spaniel ka pala? spaniel nga ba yun?

minsan gusto ko din maranasan ang ganyang buhay..

Pinoy Adventurista said...

bitter sweet experience ang naging independent,. nakaka-miss din ang sariling bahay pero masaya ang malapit lang sa work ang trabaho kc less pressure...

mura itong nakuha nyo 6000 lang for a 2-bedroom apartment... great deal!

witsandnuts said...

Uy pwede ang pets. Good luck to independent living, I'm sure you'll learn a lot.

Kathleen said...

uy miss chyng! may bakante pa ba na unit jan? mura na xa in fairness. at malapit pa sa workplace mo. yung friend ko nagrerent sa pasig. ang layo! tas ang office nya malapit sa inyo. hehe uy! kmusta na? regards ako sa BFF mong si Carla ;)

soloflightEd said...

nakalipat ka na pala chyng! exciting yan. only tried this once. dahil lumayas ako sa bahay namin! hehehe.

in my case, solb na ako basta mabilis yung internet! hehe. tagal ko nang di nakabisita dito chyng! pasensya :)

Lakbay Diva said...

yup it's safe. just like what they say tungkol sa mga aswang, it's better to have them as neighbors. :P

sarap ng bahay nyo ah, pwede makicrash ang divang beauty ko jan? hahahaha...

antonio carranza jr said...

I am planning to get a boarding house din kay Teresa at kapatid nya.pref,2 bedroom din.ang mura na nyang 6k per month ha.tulungan moko maghanap soon ha.early next year.hehe

mark said...

ang hi may i ask for the location and if my available pa.thanks

Chyng said...

^ hi, sorry wala na.
sa c5-Taguig area..

rack said...

Every picture on your blog is like a chocolate sundae for my eyes.

naks said...

grabe...kapitbahay lang pala kita ma'am chyng...

and to think na 'yung isa sa mga sinusundan kong travel blogger is just (probably), a building away...

me bantay ka pang mga pulis :P

Anonymous said...

Is the sofa bed comfartable to sit? Planning
To buy one thanks

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