Project Happy Home: Welcome to #TeamVillarealHome

Finally we’re home! Yes! You read it right, my family have finally moved in to our own house last March 3, 2018. I got a call from DMCI last February 20 that our house is ready for turn-over and we just need to schedule our site visit for proper turn-over and punch list. So my husband and I decided to visit the place exactly on our monthsary date para double celebration.

I called my dad to accompany us during turn-over para mas macheck nya yung mga dapat icheck, you know “Father knows best!” Haha. Tska my father is one of the best electrical engineers in the whole world. Naks! Anyway, our schedule was 9am and because we are so excited to finally meet our own house, inagahan namin ang alis sa Makati. We have no idea that living in South is very challenging, brace ourselves for traffic jams within the area is something new for us knowing that we are living few steps away from office for 33 years. Di ako sanay na mag byahe ng 1 hour! But of course, on the other side of the story, I’m super happy that finally we were living on our own house and away from our comfort zone. First time to mga momshies. #WelcometoSouth

Anyway, we were welcome with the very accommodating staffs which assist us to our unit. At first, kinakabahan kami na naeexcite, this is it pancit! Our unit is located on the 5th level of the building and when you add our unit number the sum is equals to “8”. Ang galing! Ika nga nila, swerte tong unit na to. The moment we enter our unit, mixed emotions burst out. I got teary-eyed when I finally received the acceptance forms and keys of the unit, we are now officially “Homeowners”. Buying a house is something we were proud of, hindi biro ang bumili ng sariling bahay, mahabang pacensya ang kailangan baunin, matagal ang paghihintay bago ka makalipat, madaming documents ang kailangan ipasa at higit sa lahat madaming pera ang dapat ihanda. My husband and I are working so hard to make our dreams come true, every year we make sure to list our goals for the year and I’m proud to say after 5 years we finally make it - Happy family, own car, own house and investments are some of our goals in life. We cannot achieve all of these without the grace and guidance of our Lord, so we will forever grateful to him.

Moving forward, we bought 2 BR facing amenities so sulit na sulit ang binayad namin dahil sa view. My kids are so excited for their own room pero mas na excite sila mag swimming. The day of our moved-in is one of the best days ever as this is another milestone and achievement for us. Sabihin nyo ng nagmamayabang ako, pero our parents and families know kung gano kahirap ang pinagdaanan namin just to have our own house.

We just moved in to our house last March 3 and we were assisted by my very supportive dad who is with us the whole day. Nauna na kami ng dad ko together with the kids sa unit while my husband, my auntie and our helper assist the cargo. So habang naghihintay kami, my kids decided to try the pool! Yes! Unang araw palang namin sa place, nag swimming na agad sila. Hindi rin sila excited db?!

Prior to our moved-in, my husband and I decided to do shopping. Ang sarap mamili ng gamit lalo na kung gamit sa bahay. Not all our things are new, meron rin kaming mga dinala from our previous house, some of our wedding gifts nilabas narin namin kaya mostly yung mga major nalang ang need naming bilhin which is honestly will take some time pa, medyo madami pa kaming bayarin. So for now, we are enjoying the amenities, the place itself and our new home. We are not rushing into buying new stuffs as we need to align our budget versus expenses, and we both know na paunti-unti muna hanggang mabuo namin ang #ProjectHappyHome.

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Moving to south is something new to us - waking up 2 hours earlier than the usual, travel time, traffic, additional expenses for the gas, toll fee and parking are some of our big adjustments not only for us but also for my kids as they are now waking up as early as 6am (morning sun unit). Nevertheless, we are enjoying the facilities like clubhouse, playground and of course the pool na halos araw-araw nag swi-swimming ang mga anak ko. I love how the developer maintain its high standards and security of the homeowners, di na kami masyadong mag wo-worry sa mga kumukuha ng bata or sa mga bad people because we have 24/7 roving guards and cctv’s in the area.

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Night view from our balcony. :)

Ever since we moved-in to our new house we welcome our families, relatives and friends to visit our home. Nakakataba ng puso every time we heard compliments about how delighted they are for us kasi may visions kami in life, na at this age we achieved some of our goals and continuing to reach our dreams in life. Honestly, our parents are very proud for us as they even tell our stories to their friends about how we manage to stay humble while receiving so many blessings from God and how we were able to accomplished our dream home on our own. Nakakataba ng puso sa bawat “Congratulations”,  “Nakakatuwa kayong mag-asawa”, “Nakaka proud kayo”, “Ang galing nyo”, hearing those compliments from other people makes us happy. Super happy!

Our weekend family bonding :)
Our place is quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. You can sit back and relax while watching your loved ones in the pool, or you can have a picnic at cabana (which we always do every weekend) or rent the avr for some small private gatherings like what we did last weekend. I really love our place, worth it lahat ng pagod, pag titipid, prayers and sacrifices to have this dream house on time. Truly, there’s no place like home. 
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