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Leasing Seats: Why Investors Should Consider Renting Out Co-Working Offices in the Philippines

by Admin - on Oct 30th 2018 - Comments Off on Leasing Seats: Why Investors Should Consider Renting Out Co-Working Offices in the Philippines

modern work spaceCo-working spaces are booming, and it appears they are here to stay.

study projected that from 14,411 co-working spaces worldwide in 2017, the number of shared spaces will grow to 30,432 in 2022. This marks a forecasted annual growth rate of 61.1 percent from 2017 to 2022. Additionally, by 2022, the population of co-working members worldwide is expected to reach 5.1 million.

Property listing site Property Access Philippines credits the Philippines’ share of this boom to the “uninterrupted growth” of freelancers and start-up entrepreneurs in the country. In addition, according to the company, even large enterprises are allowing their employees to work in co-working spaces.

Co-working spaces offer a lot of advantages, especially to Millennial workers. Entrepreneurs and freelancers in co-working offices benefit from the low-cost of these spaces. Additionally, co-working offices are ideal for those who want to work in flexible and collaborative environments. Working with professionals with different skills can also pave the way for co-working members to build their own company.

But, this is the question for real estate investors: should they lease out traditional office spaces or co-working spaces? Here’s why they should seriously consider the latter.

The Small Cost is Attractive

Typically, small businesses, freelancers, and startups flock to co-working spaces to do their jobs or operate their businesses. And these professionals and small-to-medium companies are growing in the Philippines.

Small companies often have a limited budget and small teams. For this reason, instead of signing a long-term lease, they opt for co-working offices. These startups can rent a private room or a single desk. Apart from the space, co-working offices also provide internet connection, telephone lines, and office equipment. Meaning, startups don’t have to worry about office chairs and tables, among other items.

On average, co-working spaces in the Philippines cost about P500 per person daily, inclusive of coffee and water. Members can also rent a private room for meetings at a reasonable rate.

Rising Freelancer Population in the Philippines

The explosion of the digital economy has paved the way for freelancers to thrive around the world. The same is true for the Philippines, which is considered as the social network capital of the world. The Internet is a very significant tool for freelancers. Without it, they cannot do their jobs or connect with their clients efficiently.

In 2017, the US-based service, PayPal, released its Global Freelancer Insights Report. The report surveyed freelancers from 22 countries, including the Philippines where, the study found, two percent (1.5 million) of the workforce is made up of freelancers. Among these 1.5 million freelancers, 65 percent are women. Additionally, the report showed that 86 percent of Filipino respondents believe their startup or freelance businesses would grow.

Abhinav Kumar, the head of Paypal Southeast Asia, said that “the Philippines’ freelancer market is… poised for further upsurge, with more Filipinos looking to getting freelance work from overseas.”

Further, according to the report, flexible working hours are one of the main reasons that Filipinos want to be freelancers.

There’s Not Much Competition at the Moment

Yes, the co-working industry is growing, but currently, there’s no one company at the forefront of this movement.

Co-working offices in the Philippines are relatively new, and there’s still a big space for investors. The ideal locations for this type of office set-up in the country are business districts like Makati City, Bonifacio Global City, and Metro Cebu.

In recent years, freelance and remote workers would go to coffee shops to work. Co-working spaces, however, now offer a more conducive space to work. These non-traditional office settings present business opportunities not only to online professional but to real estate investors, as well. To begin, investors looking to break int the industry need an ideal location, a high-speed internet connection, and good-quality tables and chairs.

Why You Should Spend More Time Camping

by Admin - on Oct 1st 2018 - Comments Off on Why You Should Spend More Time Camping

People sitting around the bonfireCamping and spending time outdoors can deliver physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits. These benefits can be realized no matter where you camp, be that in your own backyard, an RV, or at a campground like Flamingo Adventures found at Everglades National Park.

You can do several outdoor and camping activities here that you normally wouldn’t think of doing because you don’t have the opportunity to do so. Camping lets you experience the beauty of nature and appreciate it more.

Outdoor Activities

Being outside allows you the opportunity to engage in recreational activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, and swimming. These aerobic exercises help improve circulation, strengthen the heart, and lower blood pressure.

These are activities that are best done outside a gym and outside a city. Camping is also a good time to experience nature and create special moments, like sleeping under the stars.

Technology-Free Zones

Technology has its benefits, not the least of which includes improving efficiency and social connectedness. Camping, save for data plans and campsites with Wi-Fi, essentially serves as a way to distance yourself from technology.

Camping encourages face-to-face communication and interaction that technology cannot provide. Being outdoors, camping, and engaging in different kinds of recreational activities can also help get you into a better, more refreshed headspace. It provides an escape from the stresses of work and school by decreasing the constant stream of information and stimulation that technology brings with it.

Under the Stars

As mentioned before, camping provides the opportunity to sleep under the stars. You increase the chances of getting a good night’s sleep as you step away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the city.

Going outdoors is a good way to get away from the stresses of everyday life. There are outdoor recreational activities you can do to calm your mind down and allow your body both physical and mental rest.

Putting the “Happy” in “Happy Hour” in Singapore

by Admin - on Sep 3rd 2018 - Comments Off on Putting the “Happy” in “Happy Hour” in Singapore

Tourists walking in SingaporeAdulthood and its responsibilities can make anyone feel stressed and anxious. But people always find ways to relax and have fun, and happy hour on Orchard Road’s many restaurants, cafes, and bars are popular places for employees after a long day at work. Many see it as a good way to relax and spend time with friends, co-workers, and partners.

Good Food and Ambience

People often go out to have fun during the weekends, and on Orchard Road, many cafes and restaurants can become a quick favourite of many locals. Many restaurants offer different cuisines, themes, and attractions that can entertain and satisfy your taste buds. These restaurants offer varied cuisines: Chinese Szechuan dishes, Indian curry, Turkish kebab, Japanese sushi, and even American burgers and fries.

Attractions on the Road

Orchard Road is full of malls and other attractions but there are also a lot of pubs and bars where happy hour is enjoyable with friends and co-workers. You could also take a walk along the Istana, or take some painting classes near Dhoby Gaut MRT Station. Emerald Hill is also an interesting space on the road, as it is reminiscent of how Singapore’s Peranakan (Chinese-Malay) communities lived in the late 1900s.

Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping

Finally, Orchard Road is a great place for the best stress reliever: shopping! You can find world-class shops, boutiques along with affordable discount stores. Even if you’re only window-shopping these shops often provide a good reason to walk around the city and enjoy the sights and sounds Singapore has to offer.

Living in Singapore can be stressful, but the City has world-class shopping areas, restaurants, bars, and activity areas that put the “Happy” in “Happy Hour”.

What are the Trending Food Choices in Australia for 2018?

by Admin - on Aug 3rd 2018 - Comments Off on What are the Trending Food Choices in Australia for 2018?

Fruits and vegetablesMore Australians are interested in including moon milk to their diet in 2018, based on an analysis of health and wellness concepts on social media.

Pinterest saves (or pinning), which determine the popularity of certain ideas, served as the indicator for the trending beverage. Moon milk refers to any regular cow’s milk combined with natural ingredients like honey or fruit.

Natural Flavourings

Saves for moon milk on Pinterest increased by 85% among users in the country, while the analysis recorded a whopping 700% surge in saves for the rest of the world. Top Shelf Concepts adds that some users make their design contributions more appetising with the use of a colourful resin tray. Food retailers and groceries should also consider the use of different resources for their deli counter displays.

Naysayers would claim that moon milk is only an improved version of chai lattes, but the fact remains that people often want to try something new even if it’s just a scale above an existing product. Other trends in Australia like buying organic items have existed recently, as evidenced by many consumers willing to spend more on a healthier diet.

Business Niche

Supermarket chains are trying to cash in on the growing consumption of organic food choices, such as hemp seeds and cacao, in the last five years. The increased interest in healthier food choices led them to set up a spot on grocery stores solely for organic products.

As some Australians are willing to spend almost $90 more every week to buy healthier food, supermarkets responded by giving them more options.

The food industry should pay attention to this year’s trends in healthy eating and see it as an opportunity to drum up business. Presentation is the key when trying to stimulate the appetite of your target market, so be sure to invest in tools that help in striking a good first impression of any product.

What You’ll Get from Expert Pool Cleaning Service

by Admin - on Jun 8th 2018 - Comments Off on What You’ll Get from Expert Pool Cleaning Service

Pool cleaning vacuumOwning a pool comes with various responsibilities, and among them is keeping it clean, safe, and sparkling. To achieve this, regular pool cleaning is essential. Pool cleaning, however, involves much more than merely removing visible dirt and debris.

This is a crucial service with various constituents best handled by professional pool cleaners from a Plano, TX company like Gold Medal Pools. The cleaners will come with various pieces of equipment and perform different tasks to enhance the cleanliness and safety of your pool. Here are some things involved in proper pool cleaning service.

Chemical Balancing

There are various chemicals needed to keep your pool water safe and clean. These include sanitizers, oxidizers, algaecides, metal removers, stain inhibitors, balancers, and clarifiers. They should be used in specific proportions, and failure to do so can damage your pool. A pool cleaner will come equipped with testing tools to determine what chemicals your pool needs and at what quantity.

Filtration Maintenance

Just because there is no visible debris in your pool does not mean your filter is in perfect working condition. Your cleaner will carry out services for filter cleaning and maintenance and diagnose any issue with the filter. All these are aimed at maximizing your filter’s life and keeping it in excellent condition.


This service cleans your pool’s floor, steps, and walls. The pool cleaner will use an industrial strength water vacuum for a thorough top-to-bottom pool clean. All dirt and debris that have settled at the bottom are removed using the vacuum cleaner.

You now know why it is essential to hire a professional pool cleaning company. Most companies will recommend a weekly or twice weekly service. The benefits you reap from a professional pool cleaning service regardless of its frequency will be well worth each dollar you spend.

Independent Women: Conquering Social Norms One Hike at a Time

by Admin - on Jun 6th 2018 - Comments Off on Independent Women: Conquering Social Norms One Hike at a Time

female atop a mountain viewHiking has and always will be a risky endeavor, regardless of gender. However, most people feel that women are at higher risk of danger than men. Statistics indicate otherwise: women are more likely to survive getting lost or any hiking-related injuries than men.

Data also shows that, despite how popular media would like you to believe, violent crimes happen more in urban areas than in the wilderness. Take some comfort in these findings and push yourself to conquer the most beautiful hiking trails on your own.

Break Social Norms as a Female Solo Hiker

A woman traveling through the wilderness alone was taboo not even too long ago. While a lot has changed since then, a feeling of wrongness and greater danger is still linked to women traveling solo. Learn from the warnings of the past and be more cautious when hiking alone, but don’t let it keep you from trying in the first place.

If you’re still starting out, stick to shorter, more popular trails but don’t forget to own the skills you learn. Women who learn outdoor survival skills—reading a compass and map, starting a fire, camping outdoors—are no less capable than men with the same skill set. As long as you train to improve and believe in yourself, there is no reason not to push past cultural or social norms.

Where Should You Go Hiking?

Experienced guides from Alpenwild recommend trying Tour de Mont Blanc, the most popular hiking trail in Europe which goes through Switzerland, Italy, and France. Others suggest a hike through Colombia’s Sierra Nevada mountains to reach Ciudad la Perdida, or the Lost City, situated atop a steep terraced site.

The Kalalau Trail in Hawaii, meanwhile, has a beautiful view of green mountains framed in blue oceans, and you have a chance to jump into Hanakapi’ai Falls if you’re willing to go the extra mile. These are just some of the more popular hiking areas. Don’t limit your choices, though! A big part of hiking is discovering the wilderness as you find yourself. Take time to explore other options.

Health Benefits of Hiking Solo

Hiking is a good workout to improve cardiovascular health. It also builds up body strength and lowers the risk of hypertension and heart disease. More than the physical benefits, hiking is a great way to improve mental health. Exposure to daylight and endorphins released while walking help in relieving stress and improving your mood. Moreover, solitude and silence encourage reflective thinking and self-evaluation.

Traveling solo gives you a chance to disconnect with society and connect with your sense of self. Mastering your fears and getting past unexpected problems help build your self-confidence.

Gender is no reason to avoid an activity that would help you improve as a person. Take heart in being a woman participating in a stereotypically male activity. Push past social conditioning and show the world what a modern-age independent woman looks like.

What Is The Usual Cost of Installing An Air-Conditioner?

by Admin - on May 21st 2018 - Comments Off on What Is The Usual Cost of Installing An Air-Conditioner?

Man Repairing Air Conditioning UnitAir-conditioners are a staple in many households across Australia, so those who plan to install a new one should expect to pay an average of $80 per hour for labour expenses.

However, the cost may vary based on where you live in the country. For instance, air conditioning companies in Sydney may charge more or less than specialists in Melbourne. The type of air-conditioner you want inside the house also affects the overall price.

Types of Air-Conditioners

Central systems, split or ductless, window-type and portable air-conditioners are some of the common products on the markets. Professional installers would generally determine the final cost of labour based on these types of units. If you live in Victoria, a split system installation may require you to spend around $750, including the purchase of an air-conditioner.

Those who live in New South Wales spend slightly more than the average installation rate per hour at almost $83.1. If you think that’s expensive, the average price in South Australia costs nearly $90 per hour. On the other hand, households that need repairs spend a bit higher than the installation cost.

Cost Of Repairs

Hourly rates for residential installation may cost between $80 and $110 on average, excluding the goods and services tax. Stick to at least three price quotations from different companies. This is already enough to give you an idea of a professional’s experience and service, aside from being able to the compare prices.

In some cases, buying a new unit seems like a cheaper option. You can purchase a portable air-conditioner for around $750, while a ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning costs as high as $5,400.


How much are you willing to spend on air-conditioner installation or repairs? Whether or not you’re on a budget, a professional service provider or tradesman would be a better choice since installing the unit can be a complex process.

Cheating Suspicions: How to Cope with it in Your Marriage

by Admin - on May 16th 2018 - Comments Off on Cheating Suspicions: How to Cope with it in Your Marriage

Couple Thinking on the SofaHas your marriage been on a trust issue roller coaster for quite some time now? Has your partner been acting strange lately, making you think he’s cheating? Cheating suspicions are like cancer. If you don’t handle or face it, it can grow and destroy you from within. believes that you shouldn’t make decisions based on suspicion and that there are ways to handle your doubts about your partner’s infidelity. Here’s what you can do.

Gather Your Facts

You can’t just confront your partner about your suspicions without having your evidence ready. This will only make you look like a fool. Hire a private investigator if you must. Just be sure that the first thing you do is to get facts and their proof.

Confront Your Partner

Once you have your hard proof, you can now confront your partner. Prepare for it and make sure that you won’t let your emotions lead the conversation. This may be the most difficult part, but you have to try your best to confront your partner calmly and without raising your voice.

Find Out Why Your Partner is Cheating

This may be the turning point. If the reasons are enough for you to file for divorce, you have that right. But always make working it out the first option. Knowing your partner’s reasons will help both of you work on it, this time, together.

Find a Discreet Support Group as a Couple

This situation can be sensitive for both of you, and you probably won’t want everyone to know. But it’s important to have a support system like family members or a friend you can trust who’ll be helpful and not judgmental.

Know Your Limits

If the cheating still continues, it’s best for you to draw the line for both your sexual and emotional protection. If you have children, you must also take them into consideration.

Infidelity can be traumatic and devastating to a marriage. But knowing how to deal with it systematically can help you get through it much easier than you think.

4 Tips on Investigating the Neighborhood You Want to Live In

by Admin - on May 10th 2018 - Comments Off on 4 Tips on Investigating the Neighborhood You Want to Live In

House For SaleEvery person who is planning to buy a house should have adequate knowledge about the neighborhood that they will be living in. After all, the people who live in the community are going to be your neighbors, so you should know if you would go along well with them.

Another concern is the safety of the area, especially when you have children. Here are four things that will help you investigate the neighborhood that you may be living in:

Hire a real estate broker

Real estate brokers have a strong knowledge of the neighborhoods they are selling homes in. That’s why they’re great allies in your quest to find the best home and neighborhood for your family. Other than that, agents provide price guidance for buyers. They also have professional networks that help in widening your choices. Hire one of the reputable real estate agents in Maryland.

Talk to your potential neighbors

What better way of knowing whether you will truly fit into the neighborhood than talking to your potential neighbors? Talk to them about how the neighborhood is. Without being too direct, gather important information like recent home break-ins or major establishments nearby.

Download neighborhood and crime-watching apps

If you’re more concerned about the safety of the area, some apps can help you determine if the neighborhood is suitable for you. For example, there’s an app called CrimeReports where you can check the crimes that have been committed nearby.

Make a surprise visit near the house

Choose a random time when you can visit the area near the house. This will allow you to see how the neighborhood is when no one is with you.

If you’re planning to buy a house or move into a new one, you should always consider the new neighborhood you will be living in. This is to ensure that you have a positive experience in the community when you do decide to move in.

4 Healthy Tips to Handle the Death of a Spouse

by Admin - on May 3rd 2018 - Comments Off on 4 Healthy Tips to Handle the Death of a Spouse

Woman holding a roseLosing a spouse to death can be one of the most devastating experiences in your life. The emotional pain can take a toll on your health. The comforting news is that you’re not alone, and eventually a lot of the pain will go away. McDougal Funeral Home noted that finding a professional to help with funeral arrangements and assist in shopping for headstones and burial plots Salt Lake City is a good place to start. Once the funeral is over, here are some things you’ll need to do:

1. Mind your health

The days following the demise of your spouse can be quite dark. There’s so much grief, and it’s easy to slip into habits like drinking alcohol and smoking. Try to avoid that as much as possible. Continue eating healthy and exercise so your health doesn’t suffer.

2. Communicate with close friends

One of the best things about caring friends and family is that they’ll always be there to help you during painful periods. Now’s the time to let them help you get through this stage of grief. Talk to them when you need to. They too will be grieving the loss and may love the opportunity to share memories.

3. Consider joining a grief support group

Talking to other people who are going through the same experience can be helpful when grieving. Find out from your religious community, local hospital, or a nearby agency whether there are groups they can recommend for you. There are also online support groups you can join.

4. Talk to your doctor

If you’re having difficulty taking care of yourself, you may want to talk to a professional right away. Your doctor should conduct tests and recommend what you need to do to stay healthy during this trying time. You may also consider talking to a counselor.

The loss of a spouse can be a very difficult experience for most people. But if you can handle this painful period well, you can make things easier to bear for you and those around you.