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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Crazy Home Owner’s Life Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier – bathroom cleaning



Finding an easier way to take care of everyday cleaning tasks is a common problem encountered by our cleaning staff (or ourselves) to keep our units in perfect conditions. Even though there are specific gadgets or equipments that makes such tasks easier, a portion of our income will add up to our operational expenses if we purchase new things.
Don’t you worry! We can do household chores much easier and enjoyable by re-using old and readily available materials and tools direct from our very own stock rooms.

The life hack that you are going to learn from the images featured below are simple tricks that can help make life much easier for you and me. 

Welcome to Ela-G's first collection of life hacks that are being used in our very own home and in on our rental units.

Material and tools:

1. Toilet brushSelect a toilet brush that is made of sturdy plastic brittles. 

2. Electric driven drill

3. Knife/ Hacksaw

Step-by-step procedure:

1. Choose an old plastic toilet brush or one that is about to be discarded




2. Using a drill chunk adaptor, mark the stem from the brush base.


3. Cut the brush stem with a hacksaw or whatever is available and form the toilet brush stem to suit into the drill hole.


4. Get your hand drill tool and adapt the formed brush stem into the drill hole. Tighten by using the chunk key as shown on the next image.



5. Your DIY cleaning tool is now ready.

Before we proceed to clean the toilet, we have to understand and practice safety precautions and equip ourselves with safety gears when working with electricity especially into a wet surface or workplace.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Extension cord: An extension cord or power extender is a length of flexible electrical power cable with a plug on one end and one "weatherproof adaptor socket" for the drill cord. Never use multi-socket adaptor for this purpose.


Oil, water and electrical resistant working gloves and electrical resistant shoes: When working on wet environments, always use electrical insulating gloves and shoes that keep you away from electrical pulse or surges.





Now that all safety gears are donned and safety precautions have been reviewed, unclutter and pre-wash the working area with a mixture of water, detergent and other stuff that you might think of.



Plug the extension cord into the nearest safety outlet. On the other end of the electrical cord, plug the drill cord into the weather proof adapter. Test the drill switch and make sure the brush stem is fully secured into the drill.

After pre-equipment testing, continue to use the drill to scrape away stubborn dirty or water marks and dirty grout on the tiles and shower basin. Hold the drill in vertical position to clean tile grout and corners. You can also position horizontally if desired.





After removing all the stubborn debris, blast them with water and dry clean the area. In order to have a more shiny floor, spray the area with vinegar or any product with the same purpose in order to eliminate mold as well.

Here is our sink squeaky clean after an hour of hard work.



With all the hard work I put in, all I could get from my wife was her insisting me to upgrade my insurance policy. Why, what did I do? Help me out.   


REMINDER: Don't mess up with electricity


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ela-G guest house Laguna



THE CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY

ElabizProperties through Ela-G brand name, the subject project is located at West Wing Residences Eton City (WWREC) in Sta. Rosa Laguna.

Phase 1 includes the construction of perimeter wall and a kitchen extension on a 150 sq. meters property.

Ground works

Building materials utilize concrete slab on grade and walls, metal roof truss structures to become adoptable to a roof mount solar set-up later. Windows are specified to be dual glazed vinyl with glass. The roof is to be composite shingle or equal with high wind exposure installations.


Plans submitted to the developer indicate the property, which consist of the existing house; perimeter walls, the kitchen extension perspective and plans into an aggregate total area of 150 square meters will be developed by phase 1.


The site is relatively half-circle in shape on a corner lot; and the property is facing two roadways that give resident un-restricted views of the horizon.


Site development includes but not limited to earthworks and excavations, fine grading along the existing curb and walkway, paving and stripping, landscaping and perimeter fencing. On-grade parking will be develop as extension verandah and below will become the permanent parking slot for 2-cars and form part of phase 2 contract.


During on-site video call with our construction contractor engineer along with my wife Evelyn, it is decided that the frontage area of the house, wall post and divider wall and the washing area will be provided with decorative tiles for ease of maintenance and added beauty. I was then skeptical for a while because seapage of rain water will be restricted and might be a concern but later agreed to their suggestions.


The community is part of a residential project developed by Eton Properties. Adjoins the site including the almost finish recreational facilities and the multi-purpose clubhouse and a football field is being planned on the Southwest part of the clubhouse. At the far end of the community and within reach by the resident, a well known institutional academe break ground lately.


The newly commissioned swimming pool at WWREC

CONSTRUCTION STATUS
Quality of construction:
Status – appears adequate and within industry standards
Construction defects – none observed

SITE PROTECTION
Permits – obtained related permits for car entry and personnel entry prior to the start of construction activities
Timing – construction activities only up to 5:00 PM
Accommodation – Ela-G guest house

For your construction needs E-mail; Engineer Andrew at: andrewlampacan32@gmail.com (+63 9999 834 238)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

THE LONG ROAD TO BAGUIO DURING LENT



Winding paths, traffic and the unavoidable rush of people, that is what our clients had to endure during their travel from Batangas to Baguio. They were able to pull it off and arrive at Ela-G guest condo Baguio safely.

The celebrant and her "apo"

We were monitoring their whereabouts during the day along with another client at Ela-G guest house Baguio and found out that the traffic was really bad.  I have to admit I crossed my fingers quite a few times for the traffic to improve. Luckily circumstances improved and I told myself to breathe a sigh of relief because the booking would not be cancelled.


I can remember my family was in the same situation a few years back when we were also travelling to Baguio during the Lenten season. We were caught in traffic for a few hours. Passenger buses could be seen overtaking and sometimes using the opposite lane to avoid the congestion which only made matters worse. Drivers who don’t think about the safety of their passengers give me goosebumps.

The arrival at Ela-G guest condo Baguio

I was more than happy to extend my help through constant communication with Thess like how to navigate along Baguio, restaurant suggestions and a few tips to enjoy their stay. All the photos I’m using now were personally forwarded to me for my use by Thess Coronado Geralde.


Thank you for giving us the chance to cater to your accommodation needs during your 31st anniversary celebration, Thess. We truly appreciate your trust in us and we hope your family was satisfied with the level of services we provided.

Mr & Mrs Thess Geralde


Thank you for getting in touch!




Monday, November 6, 2017

elabizProperties Vision

By: Fredolin P. Aguinaldo

elabizProperties trough Ela-G brand name has laid out a very ambitious vision that will transform our business ventures into a significant player in the Real Estate industry, particularly in the rental businesses in the Philippines. For this vision to be achieved, there are two key business drivers that we must place high emphasis and focus on: client and technology.

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With that in mind, client responses are the key factors that can be used as our basis on how we can improve our services. We always value our client’s feedbacks and suggestions without limitations.

In recent years we have witnessed an increasingly significant number of important online sites that let people post and find properties for rent, etc. It has become a driving force that streamlines businesses, strengthens capabilities and creates a competitive edge trough innovations and creativity. Transactions has become possible through our associations with several known on-line platform with the likes of Airbnb, Rentpad, Facebook, etc. until such time that we can able to come up with our very own version.


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A big thanks to our client’s feedback. Let me assure that we will continue to hasten our capabilities to improve our services in order to meet and even exceed client expectation so that everybody can come to our place over and over again. We are eyeing to become a model service provider countrywide with special mention to our operations in Baguio, the Summer Capital of the Philippines.


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Ela-G student condo at Pacific Grand Tower Manila

Dapitan St. cor. Santander St., Sampaloc, Manila

Ela-G is a line of affordable student condominium units that is designed for students, reviewers and young professionals. Most of our condo units are strategically situated at the university belt Manila. Ela-G student condo at Pacific Grand Tower is located adjacent to UST gate 2. Ela-G series was offered by elabizProperties, targeted towards woman clientele, single occupancy, dabarkads, etc. Come home & live with us.

Perspective

Development Features:
24-storey High-rise building
24-hours security
Retail Area / Commercial Space
CCTV Camera
Restaurant
Swimming pool & gym
Ample water supply
Centralized garbage collection area
Two elevators / access for residential units

Starbucks PGT - Credit to the image owner

The space
View: Manila Bay view
Balcony: Yes
Floor area: 23 sqm 
Accommodates: 2
Bathroom: 1
Beds: 2
Property type: Condominium
Room type: Studio pad /apt

Amenities
Air-conditioning unit & wall fan
Entertainment systems (flat screen TV w/ USB port, sky cable)
Complete kitchen showcase including electric stove & small refrigerator unit 
Provision of additional overhead cabinets in bathroom
Laptop friendly work space
Closet & hangers
Cloth drying area

Gym

Utilities & other
Water & electricity, cable and association fees are for the account of clientele
Note: You can pay your water & association fees at the condominium association office. All other fees can be paid to the nearest utility providers offices or accredited pay points 
  
Prices
This fully furnished studio pad condo unit cost: Php 17, 500.00 monthly
Maximum occupants: 2

Description
Sleeping arrangements
Single bunk bed
Extra bedding when required  
Common spaces, etc
Comfortable living area
Complete kitchen showcase
1-bathroom

Swimming pool

Resident access
You have an access to the whole unit and the common areas and swimming pool of the condominium.
Interaction with guests and residents
We and our staff will be attending to your needs pertaining to your rental, booking and to any concerns that you may have.
Note: Gym access is for members only

Getting around & transport facilities /routes
Taxis can be called to take you to any point in the city. Uber and Grab Taxi services are also available so getting around are convenient even without your own vehicle - 24/7
Public transport utility (jeepney) line are available nearby, a minute walk from the place – Varies timing. For easy navigation, use Waze.

House Rules
No illicit drugs, liquor or smoking inside the unit. Smoke only in designated area provided by condominium complex property management office.
No loud music, parties or events gathering
No gambling of any form is allowed
No hanging of clothes outside the windows
Kindly be considerate of others who are also staying in the condominium.
Please do not undertake activities offensive to the other unit owners, other guests and staff or damaging to the common areas of the condominium.
Kindly park your vehicle only at the designated parking space

Safety features
Fixed smoke detectors 
Hallway emergency lightings
Fire extinguisher
Escape routes

Availability
The minimum stay for this listing varies.
Communicate with Evelyn L. Aguinaldo (Ela-G) at elabiz06@gmail.com for more details.


Hosted by Evelyn
Vacation property manager in Baguio and Metro Manila, I own and manage several properties in Baguio as in Metro Manila. If you are in need of fully-furnish housing, condominium pad, flat, apartment, and house better than hotel rates in Baguio as in Metro Manila, give us a call on 092139671170 and we will let you know we have in your budget. Thank you for your interest and we hope that you choose elabizProperties as your residential & vacation Specialist.

Evelyn Lopez Aguinaldo (Ela-G) – Owner / Broker / Property Manager 

#Ela-G 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fredolin II College Graduation Day


After years in college, my brother Fredolin L. Aguinaldo II is set to graduate with a degree in BS in Entrepreneurship from Angelicum College this semester-end 2017. I can only imagine my parent’s joy once he stepped on the stage podium to receive his diploma.


Looking back, he was born in Doha State of Qatar on June 05, 1992 to Mr. Fredolin P. Aguinaldo, an employee of the then Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (now Qatar Petroleum) and Mrs.  Evelyn L. Aguinaldo, a former teacher of the Philippine School of Doha. 

With this background wherein both parents were working, you would certainly agree with me that life for him growing up was not that easy.  It was quite an obstacle for a little boy at the age of four to be left alone at home while his parents earned a living. 

Despite of it all, he was able to hurdle every step of the education ladder starting with his elementary and secondary education at the Philippine School of Doha, Qatar. 
  
His college journey started when he passed the UST Entrance Test (USTET) but ended up enrolling BS in Entrepreneurship at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran during his early college days. He then transferred to Angelicum College Quezon City and finished his degree in their institution.

In order to enhance his entrepreneurial skills while studying, our parents encouraged him to join KsK Co-operative where he invested part of his allowance and also joined FAMI-SALEF mutual fund. With financial backing from our parents, he also acquired shares at the Aurum One Hotel Makati, etc.


His latest venture is joining FarmOn.ph, a concept in reintroducing farming with the use of social media and online applications thru virtual farming.


For him, there is a big potential in real estate rentals especially those frequented by both local and foreign tourists like the City of Baguio. He suggested that our family acquire more multi-room apartments at said location and offered his services to look after our clients.
"It must be a very proud moment for you. Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passions. Hard work isn't over when you graduated. It's just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life. Good luckand congratulations"!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Ela-G guest condo at Athena Tower III Condominium Baguio

126 Dominican Road Baguio City

Ela-G is a line of affordable guest condominium units that is designed for frequent travelers in the summer capital Baguio.  Ela-G series was offered by elabizProperties, targeted towards women clientele, backpackers, dabarkads, family get-together, corporate outings, etc. Come home & live with us.

Development Features:
7- storey Mid-rise building
24/7-hour security
24/7 Brightly lit hallways
Ample water supply (Water utility provider / deep well)
Centralized garbage collection area
Free parking  slots

The space
Floor area: 72 sqm
Accommodates: 10
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 12
Check In: 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property type: Condominium
Room type: Entire condo pad /apt



Amenities
24/7 Wi-Fi enabled
Entertainment systems (flat screen TV w/ USB port + TV plus)  
Elegant modern furniture's 
Fully equips kitchen showcase including cooking range & refrigerator 
Provision of shower heater in modern bathrooms
Provision  of solar (emergency lighting & cellphone charging points
Specialized lighting system to suit your mood 
Laptop friendly work-space
Closet & hangers
Baggage rack (located inside bedrooms)
Free parking on premises (Note: 1-parking slot per unit only, fist come/first served)
Dedicated unit escape route 



Others:
Breakfast (Bread & jam, coffee - first day only)
Bathroom essential pack
Family/kid friendly



Prices
This  2-bedroom fully furnished condo unit cost: Php 5,000.00 ($100.00) daily
Extra people: Php 300.00 ($6.00) / night after 10 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
Monthly Discount: 30%
Cancellation: Strict
Weekend & holiday Price: $110.00 / night
Prevailing exchange rate: 1.0 USD = 50.00 PHP (12/01/2017)

Description
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1 (green room)
2-queen & 2-single bunk beds 
Bedroom 2 (pink room)
2-queen & 2-single bunk beds



Common Spaces, etc.
Comfortable living area
Complete kitchen showcase
Comfortable Dining area
2-bathrooms (green/pink)



Guest access
SELF CHECK-IN (Key Safe Box)
As part of our continued innovations to enhance the operations at Ela-G guest condo Baguio, we recently installed a Key Safe Box to provide our guest a self check-in option if needed. Guest can enter the number combinations provided to open the Key Safe Box. It is also a great way for us and our home’s caretakers to gain access without the hassle of bringing spare keys each time we want to visit the unit / when it is time to clean up. Waiting for the day when we will able to acquire igloohome Smart Lock from AirBnB.



You have an access to the whole unit and the common areas of the condominium.
Interaction with guests and or back packers
We and our staff will be attending to your needs pertaining to your booking and to any concerns that you may have.

Baguio Tourist Spots Itinerary
The neighborhood is peaceful with mountain views and pine trees. Only few minutes’ drive to popular tourist destinations in Baguio City & near-by areas. Athena Tower III is only a few steps to/from Lourdes GrottoFor easy navigation, use Waze.

Getting around & transport facilities /routes
Victory liner (to/from Metro Manila) -  16 min 
Partas (to/from Ilocos ) – 15 min
Taxis can be called to take you to any point in the city. Uber and Grab Taxi services are also available in Baguio so getting around are convenient even without your own vehicle - 24/7.
Public transport utility (jeepney) line are available nearby which is about 5 minutes walk from the place – Varies timing.

House Rules
No illicit drugs, liquor or smoking inside the unit. Smoke only in designated area provided by condominium complex property management office which is near the main entrance.
No loud music, parties or events gathering
No gambling of any form is allowed
No hanging of clothes outside the windows, you can use the utility room at the 7th floor
Kindly be considerate of others who are also staying in the condominium.
Please do not undertake activities offensive to the other unit owners, other guests and staff or damaging to the common areas of the condominium.
Kindly park your vehicle only at the designated parking space

Safety features
Portable smoke detectors
Hallway emergency lightings
Fire extinguisher
Escape route

Legal Documents
Mayor's Permit

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Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.
Add your travel dates & communicate with Evelyn L. Aguinaldo (Ela) at elabiz06@gmail.com for more details.

Hosted by Evelyn
Vacation property manager in Baguio and Metro Manila, I own and manage several properties in Baguio as in Metro Manila. If you are in need of fully-furnish housing, condominium pad, flat, apartment, and house better than hotel rates in Baguio as in Metro Manila, give us a call on +63 92139671170 or Fred II on +63 9151123284 and we will let you know we have in your budget. Thank you for your interest and we hope that you choose elabizProperties as your residential & vacation Specialist.

Evelyn Lopez Aguinaldo (Ela-G) – Owner / Broker / Property Manager 
#Ela-G 

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