BEAT MONDAY

By: Inah Reyes
We often complain and drag ourselves to work every Monday. Maybe because we think Sunday is not enough for ourselves and our family or for whatever reasons we have, Monday just so happens to be the most hated day of the week. So we figured out a couple of ways on how we can jump start our work week. Beat the awful blues with a positive attitude and good vibes. We hope these 5 ways will help you accomplish that 😉
1. DON’T SNOOZE.
Familiar of the expression “You snooze, you lose.”? That’s a 100% fact. Try to wake up early instead and beat your alarm. Maybe get up a little earlier than your usual. Waking up early will give us the time to prepare breakfast, and perhaps squeeze in a little time for exercise. That way we’ll be energized all throughout the day. There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying our first cup of coffee or tea in the morning and not rushing to work, right?
2. MAKE A TO-DO LIST
Avoid cramming. Make a to-do list and post it beside your work desk. Start your week by being organized and you’ll be surprised by how things will fall into place one by one. Having a guide on what needs to get done ASAP and what to do next will surely help you concentrate and get things done.
3. TAKE MINI BREAKS
Don’t hesitate to take a mini break whenever you’re feeling stressed. Don’t overload yourself with work. With so many things piled up on your desk after the weekend, it’s impossible to not feel tired at some point. Try to take it slow, save your energy to avoid early burnout.
4. SQUEEZE YOUR CREATIVE JUICES
Try to hold your brainstorming activities every Monday. Keep the spirits up by starting the week creatively. Boost the entire team’s creativity and turn the lame Monday into a productive day.
5. PLAN YOUR WEEK AHEAD
Pump up your week by planning ahead. Though some people plan their week during Sundays, why not try planning yours on a Monday? You will most likely get excited about the things that are about to come your way. Plus, you’ll have Sunday all to yourself and this way, you’re more inspired and motivated through the week.
Oh, and don’t forget to put on some good music in the background too 😉

Stateland lauds Business Partners, Unveils 2016 Plans, Promos and Incentives

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Stateland’s annual business partners’ assembly was held last January 13, 2016 at the Golden Bay Fresh Seafood Restaurant in Pasay City. The event was attended by 500 real estate agents and brokers. This has been a tradition of the company as a way of giving thanks to its valued partners who have been very supportive in the past year. And to show its gratitude, raffle prizes were given away.

The major prizes included a smartphone, a refrigerator, a 32” smart TV and various home appliances. Cash prizes were also awarded to those who came in their best Venetian mask since the event was masquerade-themed.

“Allow us to extend Stateland’s gratitude for your continuous support. We assure you, this year will truly be an exciting one” said company president Reynaldo T. Cometa who also advised the partners of the power of prayers in attracting more blessings and achieving goals.

This year’s Italian theme “’O Sole Mio” heralds another fruitful year ahead not only for Stateland and its partners but also for its buyers and residents who can look forward to living in the homes that they’ve always dreamed of.

Senior Assistant Vice President Regan C. Uy, together with Hazel Layag, Division Head of Amethyst unveiled the highlight of the event, which is this year’s promos and incentives starting from cash incentives to trips to various Asian destinations. What excited the crowd the most was the top prize for its annual promo, a trip to Italy.

The company also awarded its 2015 top sellers with performance-based rewards such as a Honda Wave Alpha 125, a trip to Macau and a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.

With four decades of expertise in the housing development, the company has been known for its projects prominent in the southern parts of Metro Manila specifically in Laguna, Cavite and now making its mark in Batangas. In a recent business planning held together with its sales force, the company has unveiled major excitements for 2016.

Units in Gran Avila’s phase 3 are now available for sale. These units are located relatively near the main open space facility of the community. The main open space caters to the recreational needs of the residents in Gran Avila while it continues to lure homebuyers in Calamba, Laguna with its wide range of units to choose from such as 1 storey and 2 storey single attached units, and townhouses bundled with budget friendly price packages.

The developer recognizes that the rapid economic growth in Metro Manila has paved the way for major improvements in Southern Luzon. Stateland is now proud to be a contributor in the housing needs of Batangas. Its townhouse community in Sto. Tomas, Batangas offers a decent modern yet tranquil living to young business professionals with its townhouse 46(sqm) unit and even to start-up families with its townhouse 64(sqm) unit. These townhouses are ideal for those seeking the comforts of a home outside the bustling city lights and traffic of Manila. Own your very own piece of urban living in Avila Heights.

For more information you may visit http://www.stateland.com.ph

Stateland Inc. holds annual Brokers´ Conference

REAL-ESTATE DEVELOPER Stateland Inc. recently held its annual brokers’ conference at the Golden Bay Fresh Seafood Restaurant in Pasay City last January 14, 2015. This conference has been an annual tradition of the company which aims to recognize the company’s top sellers and business partners and thank them for their exemplary contribution to the company’s success in the previous year.

Stateland President Reynaldo T. Cometa welcomed the brokers and sales officers at the start of the event where he also gladly commended them for the significant increase in sales for 2014.

“You, the company’s sales arm and its business partners are truly one of our inspirations in building quality and lasting homes,” Cometa said. He also referred to them as the “haligi ng kumpanya”, highlighting their solid contribution not only to Stateland’s sales but to the company’s reputation as a developer of quality homes.

Cometa assured the guests that the company will continue to live up to its vision that is to be a leader in the real estate industry and its mission to deliver quality and innovative products as well as build mutually beneficial alliances with its business partners.

Last year’s theme, “American Dream”, revolved around the idea of reaching the peak of success and living that dream with a trip to the USA for the company’s top sellers. This year the company proudly unveiled its 2015 theme; “Let’s Tour ‘d France”. First Assistant Vice President for Sales and Marketing Regan Uy and Sales Division Head Hazel Layag presented to the excited crowd the year’s promos and incentives which feature trips to Asian destinations including Japan and a week-long trip to the city of love, Paris.
The brokers’ conference attended by close to 600 of Stateland’s top sellers, kicked off the exciting projects and events of the year. A 40” Samsung LED TV, a refrigerator, a washing machine and other raffle prizes were given away. Stateland Inc. also recognized its top sellers for 2014 with prizes including IPad Airs, a Honda Scoopy, a trip to Macau for two, a trip to Hongkong Disneyland and a trip to Universal Studios Singapore.

Casa Laguerta raises bar in “affordable” housing development

Binondo, Manila – Leading real-estate developer Stateland, Inc. further proved its commitment and dedication to serve Filipino homebuyers in a recent grand launching of its socialized housing project – Casa Laguerta at Barangay Laguerta in the city of Calamba, Laguna.

“Casa Laguerta is our answer to the government’s call to build socialized houses.” said Stateland president Reynaldo T. Cometa during the inauguration of the project last Saturday, November 29, 2014.

He also emphasized “We want to cater to minimum wage earners who yearn for decent and affordable homes. Imagine owning your dream home for a monthly amortization as low as P2,227.00 payable within 30 years. This is made possible through our partnership with the Pag-IBIG Fund and is something that we at Stateland are truly proud of.” Cometa wishes to expand the project in the near future to be able to provide to more Filipinos.

Cometa pointed out in his keynote that despite the low-cost offering in Casa Laguerta, Stateland continues to extend its hallmarks of sound construction in both housing and land development in this project. To date, 20% of all available units has already been sold. An estimated number of 400 people attended the grand launch and open house.

The event was graced by representatives from the Pag-IBIG fund and the Calamba local government unit, highlighting the partnership the developer has with these key agencies.

This rising community primarily caters to the families seeking affordable houses without compromising quality and comfort. Located in Laguna, it shares a magnificent view of Mt. Makiling. The model units showcase convertible custom-built furnitures to maximize living areas. The community features a multi-purpose hall and playground to cater to residents’ recreational needs. It also provides a 24 hour security, making it the perfect environment for the family.

Casa Laguerta is the epitome of the company’s mission to deliver quality and innovative products and services to its customers and to make meaningful contribution to national development. With its desire to end the year on a high note, Stateland, Inc. encourages its clients to invest their hard-earned money on a lasting home investment. For the holiday season the company launched its “Be Home for Christmas” promo which comes with exciting gifts and incentives for buyers.

For inquiries call 244-6818, 244-6877, 0917-827-4553; stay updated with the latest news and announcements, like us on www.facebook.com/StatelandInc. For more information please visit www.stateland.com.ph

CASA LAGUERTA RIBBON CUTTING – Stateland Inc. recently inaugurated its latest housing project in Calamba, Laguna. Shown cutting the ribbon (L-R) are Father Ed Villanueva, Stateland President Reynaldo T. Cometa, Board of Director Elizabeth C. Chow, Pag-IBIG Fund Business Development Department Manager Siegfred T. Briones, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary Bienvenido S. Uy and Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Delie U. Chua 11/29/2014

CASA LAGUERTA RIBBON CUTTING – Stateland Inc. recently inaugurated its latest housing project in Calamba, Laguna. Shown cutting the ribbon (L-R) are Father Ed Villanueva, Stateland President Reynaldo T. Cometa, Board of Director Elizabeth C. Chow, Pag-IBIG Fund Business Development Department Manager Siegfred T. Briones, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary Bienvenido S. Uy and Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Delie U. Chua 11/29/2014

Stateland Inc all set for Casa Laguerta Grand Launching

New socialized housing project on the rise

CLG GUARDHOUSEBINONDO, Manila – Leading real-estate developer Stateland, Inc. prides itself in launching its latest socialized housing project, Casa Laguerta, on Saturday November 29, 2014. Seated at the resort capital of the Philippines, Calamba City, Laguna, this rising community caters primarily to Filipino families seeking affordable houses without compromising quality and comfort.

“Through our partnership with the Pag-IBIG Fund, we want to offer a decent starter home to minimum wage earners” said Stateland president Reynaldo T. Cometa.

“Casa Laguerta is ideally situated in Calamba with a magnificent view of Mount Makiling. The project is also very accessible by public transport and is just a few minutes away from the SLEX – Canlubang exit”, he added.

As a developer, Stateland’s excellence in housing and community development contributes to the nation-building effort of the housing sector. Casa Laguerta is the epitome of the company’s mission to deliver quality and innovative products and services to its customers and to make meaningful contribution to national development. With the aim to cater to more clients, Stateland ventures in socialized housing development consequent to its economic housing counterpart, Gran Avila, which was launched last March 2014.

Delie Chua, senior vice president stated that “This is a community that is carefully crafted to be something that the future home owners will be proud of in the coming years. We want to highlight the flexibility of the space by featuring custom built and convertible furniture and fixtures in our model units, a first of its kind in this market segment. These suggested layouts will allow our buyers to maximize their living areas.”

CASA LAGUERTA is just one of the many plans that the company has in store in serving the housing needs of the country. With its desire to end the year on a high note, Stateland, Inc. encourages clients to invest their hard-earned money on a lasting home investment they can be proud of. For the holiday season, Stateland also launched its “Be Home for Christmas” promo which comes with exciting gifts and incentives for buyers.

For more information please visit www.stateland.com.ph or like our official Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/StatelandInc. Interested parties may also call 244-6818, 244-6877, and 0917-827-4553.

Your Christmas To-Do List

The Philippines, being a Catholic country, observes Christmas as the most awaited, biggest and celebrated holiday among others. Whether you are a kid or an adult, the idea of the Yuletide season is sure to put a smile on your face. Here is a top list on how to make the most out of it.


 6. Put that Christmas tree up already!

If you haven’t put up yours by this time, then it’s time to get up and assemble that tree already. I remember during my childhood years that I am so excited for the “ber” months. Come September, my mom would already start putting christmas decorations all around the house. From the lights to the lanterns or what is locally called as “parol”, little angels, Santa Clauses and socks hung here and there. For my part, I would help in putting up the tree and hang the little cutesy decors in it. And of course, a christmas tree is not a christmas tree without the golden yellow star on top of it. This symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem which led the Three Wise Men the way to infant Jesus.

5. Wrap those gifts 😉

This is what most children are waiting for. Christmas time is the season to indulge in sharing and giving. After you’ve put up that christmas tree, everybody is really excited for the gifts that will be placed under it. Christmas shopping now begins. However, giving doesn’t really end up on just material things. *Give love on Christmas day song starts playing*

4. Attend Misa de Gallo or what is commonly known as Simbang Gabi

Misa de Gallo is a translation of rooster’s mass because it is said during four o’clock in the morning before the farmers go to their fields. This tradition has been around for centuries already and still popular up to date. It is observed on a nine-consecutive night duration starting from December 16 to the eve of Christmas, December 24. It is a well-known belief that a devotee who completed all nine nights will be granted one wish or request that was part of his novena.

3. Enjoy the delicious delicacies

After attending mass, people would normally go and buy the famous (1) Bibingka which is a rice cake cooked on a clay stone and charcoal, (2) Puto Bumbong, another rice pastry that is purple in color topped with grated coconut and brown sugar, nowadays cheese is also put on top for a more savory and delicious flavor, and who could forget the famous (3)Tsokolate de baterol? A hot chocolate drink made from locally grown cocoa beans. Every tummy is a happy tummy! 😉

2. Share Noche Buena with the whole FamBam

Ahhh the eve of celebration! Relatives come home, families and loved ones gather, this night is the peak of Christmas itself. People stay up late to attend the last Misa de Gallo together with their loved ones, children do the usual custom of “pagmamano” to their grandparents and collect their Aguinaldo (cash gift). Also, exchanging of gifts usually happens at this time in the Filipino culture. Unlike in western countries, they open their gifts when they wake up in the morning of the 25th. Here in the Philippines, right after the Noche Buena, people would start distributing their presents during midnight. Everybody is sure to sleep with smiles on their faces.

Erase and forget everything I have just said, there can not be a better Christmas than one spent with your family and loved ones, the pinoy style with lavish food, fun games and gift-giving. Best of all, Spending your hard-earned money on a lasting home investment for your loved ones.

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1. Be Home for Christmas

Of course, who would want to spend their Christmas evening alone? This season, Stateland, Inc. invites you to celebrate Christmas in your new home. Because the company aims in serving the housing needs of the country, as our christmas gift to you and a way of expressing our gratitude, we want you to enjoy a fiesta celebration for every sales reservation in selected Stateland housing projects. Gift certificates from the largest filipino buffet, La Fiesta, will be given to you. Take your pick from Washington Place, Chester Place, Villa San Lorenzo, Gran Seville and Gran Avila. So many choices to choose from! There’s no reason not to come home to your family this yuletide season. Be home for Christmas now and let the merriment begin!

Countryside Living at Gran Seville

                For many people, Metropolis is the place to live. Being the seat of power and center of commerce, business, industry and education, Metropolis is arguably one of the best place for us to build our lives. This is the reason why families from different areas in the Philippines, regardless of their backgrounds and financial means, transfer here and make their best to survive the daily grind in the Metro. However, being in the center of everything is not everything at all. Sometimes, there are better things that are yet to be discovered, places that need to be visited and a life that needs to be lived.

 

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Gran Seville clubhouse promises a lot of colorful hues for its residents

 

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The Gran Seville archway

 

 

                Though living in the Metro provides you and your family infinite opportunities, taking a leap and risking to live and build a home outside the Metro is quite a challenge for most of us.  Instead of tall skyscrapers and neon lights, you’ll get to see a farm pasture and high mountains reaching the clouds. While in the city you get to hear loud music coming from the streets and different establishments, chirping birds and the rustling sound of walis tingtings in the wee hours of the morning dominate your sense of hearing in the rural areas. Although living in the city is full of advantages, a country side living also has its share of benefits for you and your family. For one, country life provides you more privacy and tranquility. City dwelling can be dreadful because places are fully packed with a lot of people you’ll find it hard to actually go on your own. Life in the countryside gives you more freedom to express yourself and travel anywhere without the thought of having many eyes fixed on you. It’s a given fact that because many people flock the cities, it becomes overcrowded which results to little spaces allotted for each person/family. With the lack of open spaces, activities may be limited for them. Country life, though does not guarantee grandeur living, provides more space for the different activities of the family.  Backyards and lawns are familiar sights to a country home. They can have their own garden and produce their own foods. Moreover, air in the province is undoubtedly cleaner than the city because of less factories and vehicles.

                Realizing the beauty of countryside living, this is where Stateland, Inc. comes into place. Having mastered the rudiments of real estate in the country, Stateland products are known to be hinged on high quality standards. These can be seen through their community developments, mostly seen in Southern Luzon. In the tranquil and emerging city of Cabuyao in Laguna lies the 20-hectare property called the Gran Seville.  Its 19-meter wide frontage along the National Highway in Cabuyao makes this private subdivision one of the most desirable communities in the locality. Launched last 2005, Gran Seville is a self-contained, Spanish-inspired community with prime lots by the entrance of the subdivision available for commercial use. House models vary depending on the needs and wants of the residents. It has five house models, ranging from 39-82 sq. m. of floor area with a variety of color schemes, specifically designed to suit the lifestyle of each family. The community also features amenities for the comfort and enjoyment of the residents. Multipurpose clubhouse, swimming pool with shower rooms and cabanas, basketball court with pole-mounted lighting and landscaped children’s playground are built to ensure that residents can fully enjoy their stay at Gran Seville. Open spaces are also abundant on this subdivision as there are mini parks with gazebo and landscaped main open space with concrete benches, lamp posts, and bell tower. Security perimeter fence also surrounds the property.

 

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An aerial shot of GSV amenities and constructed houses

 

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Have a game of basketball in the Gran Seville open court

 

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Need some time to think and wander your mind? This patio will give you a more relaxed mind.

                Beyond the lively hues, fine details and picturesque atmosphere brought about by this grand Spanish-inspired community, residents can also enjoy the Mount Makiling scenery on top of the swimming pool cabana. The refreshing air and calm atmosphere are also prevalent in this community. Though located in the countryside, life Gran Seville is still a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is conveniently accessible to major roads, highways and establishments. Schools, churches, shopping malls and even leisure areas like the Sta. Elena Golf Club and historic places like the House of Jose Rizal in Calamba are all within reach.

                Living a busy and grandeur lifestyle in the Metropolis is not bad. In fact, it brings you a lot of opportunities and opens doors for everyone else. But unlike living in the city, countryside living is more serene, more laid-back, more peaceful. If you are looking for a place to settle permanently after years of working hard, then there is no better option than to settle in a place that will bring you back to the early days of your childhood. Gran Seville brings you back that nostalgic feeling of being young again, while spending quality leisure time with your loved ones and friends.  

 

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See that overlooking view of Mount Makiling? How about the newly-constructed swimming pool and cabanas?

 

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The newly-constructed swimming pool in Gran Seville

 

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The insides of a Gran Seville house model units

 

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Gran Seville’s Alegria (top) and Alexia (bottom)

 

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Welcome Home to Gran Seville 🙂

Father’s Love

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June is not only the time of the year when we send back our kids to school, neither is also the time when grooms and brides flock the church altars. June, as much as we know, is also the month of our hardworking dads. Every third week of the month, we give our thanks and appreciation for that one person who always treats us like a princess, and played video games with us till  the break of dawn.

At home, when our mom forbids us to do something, we immediately sought the help of our dad. Why not? He can spoil us—he can and will give us anything we need, bring us wherever we wanted to be. However, while spoiling us, he’s also giving us some valuable life lessons. He might give you an additional allowance for your school, but with an additional preach on why you need to save your school allowances so you will learn to value your finances at this early stage of your life. You’ll find all your father’s mini dialogues and preaches when you grow up, when you realize that his every word means so much to what you’re actually experiencing right now.

For the girls, her dad is her first love. He’s the kind of guy every girl would look for in search of her true love. He’s the living example of what her future husband would look like. He’s the one who first cradled us, hugged us and will tell us that everything is going to be just fine when you find yourself in a complete chaos and frustration. He’s there for us, loving us and protecting us, at all cost. For the guys, their dad is their best friend. They can share everything, from their interests, hobbies and even to their secrets. Their dad is the living example of how they should be when they become a man. He sees himself as a man of duties, and a man who will do anything for his family, just like what he sees on his dad.

If you think you are having a hard time in your school, office or even in your personal lives, that is nothing compared to the hard works and sacrifices our dad has done just for him to give his family a comfortable life. It doesn’t matter whether your dad is a businessman, office worker, professional worker, doctor, lawyer, teacher, vendor, sweeper, driver— what matters most is that he’s the one who took care of us from the moment we were born up until today. His simple life reminders are of great importance, so we must never neglect those. As he ages with another year, let us all remind ourselves to give back the love and affection he showered to us. For our father is our one great true love, and nothing in this world can ever change that fact.

Tay, Ama, Papa, Daddy, Dad…. This is your day, Happy Father’s Day!

 

The first time you knew I was conceived,
You couldn’t help yourself but to be beamed.
All you wanted to do is to bring me in your arms,
And to protect me always from every harm.
                                           
I saw you since my birth, as I was lying in my crib.
You are with me since then, you taught me about life in glib
And a life in harsh, but life must continue to progress,
Someday, I’ll become like you, teaching children for the best
 
You’ve been always there for me when I need someone to cling on.
Whenever I fall you are there encouraging me to just ‘go on’
In good times and in bad times to you I always run to
And in my failures, you are the first to believe that I will get through
In my ambition, you’re my inspiration.
In my weakness, your kind words are my strength.
Your love is enduring and it’s never ending.
For me my Father, you are best among the rest
 
I was searching for a man who will love me unconditionally
Hoping he will never make me cry and could stay with me very willingly
But then I realized, all this time, I have you already
A wonderful gift God has blessed me, my Father who loves me completely.
                                                  
Richly blessed is how I feel
To have a Dad like you
And as promised, I will forever be
A “daddy’s girl/boy” to you.