Wonderful things to do and remember this summer

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.” ― Deb Caletti



Try thinking of these scenarios:

(1) You remember dreading on that last chapter of the book your professor instructed you to read; You were so tired that you cannot open your eyes and just wishes to lie in your bed even just for an hour, no, just make it a couple of minutes before you start that piling paper works on your desk. (2) You have a deadline in your office and you’ve been rendering overtime since last week; you have no social life and you’re sleep-deprived. You’ve been wishing for an official holiday just for you to have an ample amount of rest. (3) You’ve been working hard, all day and all night. You make breakfast for your family, you do the shopping and groceries, you do the laundry and iron clothes, you pick your kids to school, help them with their homework, cook dinner and do the dishes again, rest for the night and then back to the same routine tomorrow. Having these mundane tasks over and over again will surely make you weary and tired. But hey! Once in a while, you need to take a break, or else you might be burned out. These tasks are inevitable, and you have no choice but to do it over and over again. As daunting as they may seem, they are already a part of our everyday life. However, we have good news for you!  You can all put aside all the things you’ve been doing because it’s time for you to laid back and rest. And oh, did we just say that it’s already summer? And what’s the best thing to do than to have the best summer vacation ever! Whether you’ll do it with your family, friends, loved ones, or you prefer going solo, you have to embrace yourself and do wonderful things this summer! Here are some of the things and ideas that you might enjoy doing this summer.


  1. Go and take a dip in a pool or better yet, in a beach!

What’s summer without a splash in a water? Get yourself hydrated and tanned at the same time by dipping yourself in a pool or in a beach! Drag along your family or barkada and have a wonderful time together.



Go to places that you’ve never been! Appreciate the beauty of our county by doing nature-tripping. What a fun way to spend summer!

  1. Improve thy talent!

When you are a teenager at school, a yuppie in the office or a mom at home, you can always improve those hidden talents, especially now that summer has arrived. You can enroll in an acting workshop, combined with singing and dancing. Or you can enroll in a music school, if you are so much into music. Moms and ladies could try to be a better chef by enrolling to a culinary school. Working professionals could do yoga classes to relieve their stress and tensions in their offices. There are many things that you can do and learn within the two-month summer vacation. You just have to manage your time well and make sure that you also enjoy what you’re doing.



Learn to bake this yummy cupcakes and delight your family, friends, classmates or office mates with your delectable treat! Yum yum!


  1. Travel more

Summer is the time to always hit the road and go somewhere else. After all, you can’t do travelling more often when rainy season comes. Summer is the perfect time to pack your things and wander in different places. Travelling allows you to see the world while being yourself. It allows you to grow more, learn the culture and traditions of different places and discover more about yourself. Summer is here not for you to be a couch potato, but it’s here for you to enjoy and make the most out of it. So it’s time for you to pack your bags, put on your favorite clothes, wear your sunnies and enjoy the heat of the sun.



Discover new places and be amazed by the natural beauty of our country. 


  1. Do volunteer works

Summer is best spent if it’s worth the cause. If you like to deviate from the usual outings, why not spend summer doing charity and volunteer works? Organize a feeding and medical program in your nearby area, or sign up for a tree planting activity. Or you can just simply make kids and adult smile by visiting them in welfare institutions and read them books and do gardening with them. You need not to spend a lot or go to very far places just to make a memorable summer. You can always share your time, knowledge and humor to those who are greatly in need of care and affection.



Do something worthy and something to be proud of this summer! Share your talent and time to those who are in need.

  1. Bond with your family

We have been all busy, yes, we know that. The grueling tasks in the office and the demanding paper works we had at school lessen the time we can spend with our families. We are working every day, sometimes, even on Sundays. But it shouldn’t always stay that way. We should also learn to manage our time, relax and unwind with our family. They have been supportive of our endeavors and we might not be able to reach where we are right now and what we have if not because of their encouragement to us. Let’s treat our parents, sisters, brothers, grandpas and grandma’s, niece and nephew a relaxing vacation somewhere else. If our budget limits us, then we can just opt to have a comforting staycation in our place. Have movie every night, eat popcorns or chips dipped in salsa sauce, make pizza or bake some cupcakes, eat halo-halo and lay all night in the make shift bed in your living room. How cool is that! You can also be more physical by engaging in sports, or biking in your subdivision. You have plenty of options to choose from, as long as the whole family can enjoy, it’s not a problem whether or not you went outside Manila.



Make some family time this summer 🙂 

  1. Have yourself a ‘me-time’

The past months saw you worked hard. You’ve been enduring a lot of hardships and you have sacrificed a lot, including a quality time for yourself. When was the last time you had a haircut? Do you still have time for a relaxing manicure and pedicure? Do you still get to hang out with your friends? Have you been to a shopping mall and buy clothes and other essential stuff? Think about this: If you can’t go somewhere else this summer because of your busy schedule in school or work, you can just at least allot a time for yourself. Dine in your favorite restaurant or fast food; shop clothes, bags, shoes and other necessities for yourself and your family; visit famous places within your reach; watch movie in a movie house; go to museums; go to church and other worship places; visit an orphanage; read a book; write a novel. These are some of things you can actually do this summer without spending too much money, and at the same time, allowing yourself to grow. This is also the perfect time for you to reflect and make a better version of yourself.



Make some time for yourself. It’s never too late, you know? 🙂


Whatever your plans this summer, make sure that it will bring out the best in you. Have fun and always seek adventures. Summer is an inevitable part of the year, and so with our life. As the Swedish proverb puts it, “A life without love is like a year without summer”, which actually insinuates that life is incomplete without life, much like the year is incomplete without the summer season. So go on, have fun and make this summer the best summer of your life. Indulge into greatness and discover many great things!


Well designed and built: Stateland’s philosophies to subdivision development

Peace of mind is a primary consideration when buying a home in a subdivision. Whether the residential community is in the city or in the suburbs; whether it is a mid-cost or an affordable housing project, knowing the way the development was planned is a major factor in deciding on your dream home.

                Stateland Inc., with a track record of almost four decades in the housing industry, realizes this necessity and makes it a point to fulfill the lifelong dream of every Filipino family by providing them quality houses in decent and well-planned communities. Bringing up your family in a well-developed, and well-built housing community is integral to how the company develops its projects. The drive to make sure each subdivision and housing component is done properly is more than just marketing hype for Stateland. It is a part and parcel of the company’s planning philosophies that have earned it a reputation for quality subdivision development. 


Proper subdivision planning is key to good communities

                Stateland, Inc. became a household name in the real estate industry because of its continuous delivery of products that are always hinged on high quality standards. Even before the actual house construction, the property developer conducts various pre-engineering studies to ensure the quality of land development. Its architects and engineers work with professional consultants to make sure all technical data is analyzed and taken into consideration before undergoing project planning. The land undergoes a comprehensive soil investigation, a process of determining the soil bearing capacity to properly design the roads and houses and ensure its structural integrity. Aside from soil investigation, a flood study is conducted to determine the finish elevation of the subdivision including its road network, retaining walls and drainage system. Flooding is a major concern for many homeowners and the property developer wants to assure its future residents that its proper planning mitigates such occurrences from affecting its developments. Another technical requirement that Stateland considers as an integral part of its pre-planning stage is the Geo-Resistivity study which defines the optimum location of the water source within the project site. Fault data from PHIVOLCS is also reviewed and considered before any project planning commences. As a 

property developer, Stateland is not only concerned about the physical aesthetic and durability of its houses but the community as a whole“We want our residents to build their future in good communities. These are made possible through proper planning so we don’t do shortcuts when we develop our projects” said Grant Orbeta, Senior Vice President for Planning and Production. He noted that the procedures done by the developer is a testament to its commitment to deliver only the best products to its clients This philosophy is reflected in the reputation Stateland has made for itself as a developer of durable and well-built communities.



Executing the master plan

                With a vision of delivering its commitment to its buyers’ home aspirations, Stateland ensures that site and land development works are well executed. One development aspect that the company takes pride in is its road construction. Internationally accepted standards are put in place such as the preparation of compacted layers of base course on which the reinforced concrete roads are poured. To guarantee the soil’s proper compaction, Field Density Tests (FDT) are regularly conducted. The FDT measures both the percentage of compaction of the backfill material and its moisture content. Stateland’s land development unit makes sure that the soil’s compaction ratio is at the right level before any road is concreted. This guarantees that the soil is strong enough to support the road and vehicular traffic as well as avoid cracks and ruptures on the subdivision’s streets. With years of experience in land development, Stateland’s engineers realize that a well-constructed subdivision should not only have good roads and drainage but also a durable perimeter. Aside from the fact that the perimeter fence helps prevent trespassers from entering the subdivision, the retaining wall along the perimeter of the property also supports the soil and prevents erosion of perimeter lots. Stateland’s land development team paves the way for safe and secure community living, making durability its priority and ensuring that its buyers’ investment does not depreciate from poor implementation.


Building homes that buyers deserve 

                The third philosophy that guides Stateland as a housing developer is probably the most crucial to its clients. The developer is known for and is proud of the quality of its houses. Arch. Jerome Ilagan, Head of the Architectural department, emphasized that meticulous design, planning and specifications are key to Stateland’s success. Stateland’s planners keep themselves updated on new products and methodologies in design and construction but always put a premium on durability. “Oftentimes, we even go beyond minimum project requirements when we specify materials. Everything is done with careful attention to details to ensure that we provide optimum value to our clients.” Architect Ilagan adds. With their proven track record in the industry, Stateland is gearing up to launch more well-built communities in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna. Gran Avila, their latest project in Calamba, was launched last March and serves its economic housing segment while its neighboring subdivision, Casa Laguerta caters to the socialized housing segment. Construction of both projects are in full swing and despite offering affordable homes, the company made sure that they carry with them the company’s hallmarks of quality and durability.

                Stateland recognizes that a house is not just a roof over one’s head. Filipinos want to live in a well-planned community and in a house that is well-built. Stateland understands this underlying need and continuously strives to develop products that live up to the company’s slogan of “Your Dream, Our Commitment”. 




Washington Place landmark



Gran Avila’s Legato house model




Gran Seville’s archway



Villa San Lorenzo main entrance

Banking on 35-year track record

Filipino homebuyers will always be willing to part with their hard-earned money provided that their investment is not only safe and worthy, but would promise high rates of return as well. In the case of buying a new house, it should not only be beautiful and of high quality but also located in a safe neighborhood and in easily accessible locations.

“A huge percentage of our buyers have been drawn to our projects’ locations. They want the best place and be secured of the fact that their investment will stand the test of time. They viewed our projects as solid investments since they have the potential for property appreciation or provide their families a much better shelter,” said Delie Chua, first vice president for sales and marketing of Stateland Inc. Currently enjoying remarkable market interest are the firm’s latest projects—Crystal Place and Villa San Lorenzo in Imus, Cavite; Gran Seville in Cabuyao, Laguna; Gran Avila and Casa Laguerta in Calamba, Laguna; Chester’s Place and Washington Place in Dasmariñas in Cavite.

Chua related that with the company’s 37-year track record in the real estate industry, Stateland (www.facebook.com/StatelandInc) has created unparalleled housing and community projects in key areas of Luzon.

“Since 1978, we have built more than 30 horizontal developments in Metro Manila, Cavite and Laguna so our buyers could trust us that we are experienced enough to create projects that last and desired by our target market,” she said.

Durable houses

Moreover, Chua said that since the company has a name to uphold, they made sure they only create durable houses within communities that their residents would feel proud of.


“Even from our inception, we already aimed at becoming a first-rate developer of residential communities. This is why we cannot compromise where we will set up the project, the quality of the materials that we will use, or the way we construct our houses, as well as the type of masterplanning that we will conceive,” said Chua.

According to her, each project is unique as Stateland tries to employ various home designs—from contemporary and Mediterranean to Spanish and modern inspired. “These houses are built with careful attention to details so as to assure the safety and satisfaction of our future residents,” Chua said.

Strategic location

Chua also related that considering their target market, Stateland ensured that each project is strategically located near major highways that could connect to several important destinations.

“Stateland Inc. believes that Filipino families deserve worthwhile living in their own land. With the perfect ambiance, tranquil environment, suitable location and affordable prices of every project, one can easily say that finally, they’re home,” Chua said.

She added that with regard to Gran Avila and its neighboring subdivision, the Casa Laguerta that have just been inaugurated, the company has initiated a project orientation for its in-house sellers and company brokers. “The orientation was held to give our in-house sellers a brief yet sufficient background on the features and quality of houses of these two newly introduced developments.”



Washington Place is one of the flourishing and newest address in Dasmariñas, Cavite



Gran Seville in Cabuyao, Laguna boasts of its Spanish-inspired interiors and amenities.



Gran Avila in is the newest economic subdivision in Calamba, Laguna

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