The Alabang house is nice and relaxing. The Internet access is just as reliable (or not) as the access in Makati (darn Globe!). My mom really likes the house, and retreats there as often as she can. I have to confess, though, that staying in Makati doesn't really bother me.
Part of it is the fact that I like working from here. There's now a wired connection running straight to my desk, which means I can get up from bed, change into proper clothes, and start working. The room is airconditioned. There are plenty of books and notebooks at hand. When I want to relax, I can go play the piano. It's a nice place to work.
Another reason I prefer Makati is mobility. After I finish a good day's work, I want to meet friends or do things. Sometimes I do stuff during the day and just do extra work at night. Alabang doesn't have good public transit, so I can't go on my own. I feel guilty about taking the driver because of all the extra trips. I'd rather stay in Makati and take buses or taxis because then I can follow my own schedule.
I wouldn't mind spending weekends at Alabang, especially if everyone's in the mood to relax and take it easy. Makati works better for me, though.
Ay, the difficulties of two places to live...
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