Long weekend alert!
There are two Mondays in August that you shouldn’t feel blue about. August 21 (Ninoy Aquino Day) and August 28 (National Heroes Day) are national non-working holidays. This means longer weekends and more time to spend with family. Don’t waste the chance to make these holidays memorable, even if your budget tells you to probably just stay home.
Residents at Levina Place in Pasig City should have no problems staying home. The mid-rise condominium community is designed with a signature Asian Boutique concept and is surrounded by lush greenery, courtyards, and water features. The units are bigger than the average condo size and the community has everything you need to live comfortably. Its location is supreme and within just a few kilometers from areas of interest in Pasig City.
If you are thinking of a memorable staycation in Pasig City for the extended weekends, you can do so almost effortlessly.
Host a potluck party
So you want to invite friends and family over but do not have the money or the energy to fix lunch or dinner for them. Why don’t you ask them to share and host a potluck party instead? Ask everyone to bring something or you may also assign them what to contribute to avoid duplicates. By doing this, you don’t spend a lot of money or a lot of energy. Just make sure your unit is ready to accommodate guests. Make it more memorable by hosting some fun activities and games.
Arrange play dates
If you’re a parent, one of the best staycation activities you can do is one that involves your children. Oftentimes, parents feel guilty about not having enough time for their children because of the demands at work. And long weekends are perfect opportunities to make up for lost time.
Levina Place has a children’s playground, kiddie pool, and picnic groves where you can set play dates with other kids. Make the extended weekends productive by using them to improve your child’s motor and social skills.
Let’s play ball
For the busy men in the family, among the best activities to do at Levina Place is to arrange a friendly game of basketball. Invite some of the guys from the office and sweat it out in the basketball court or play court while channeling your inner LeBron or Stephen. This is a good time to build friendships and camaraderie, not to mention a perfectly fun way to shed some belly fat. There’s also a game room if you want to take things indoors.
If you’re feeling artsy and crafty, the long weekend is a good time to make something with your hands. There are a lot of condo projects to choose from depending on your interests or your children who can also join the fun. You can finally turn those empty bottles, old newspapers or used compact disks into a beautiful and useful piece of art. There are DIY tutorials on YouTube that you’ll find very helpful and entertaining.
Some people may have this perception that people who embrace condo living do not know any better that to eat out of a box. But no, it isn’t all take-out or deliveries. In fact, condo dwellers have better access to the freshest produce as they are near markets and groceries.
During the weekend, visit the nearest supermarket with your kids and shop for a healthy long weekend menu. Prepare and cook a hearty dish and ask your kids to help out, instead of just letting the binge-watch or play mobile games. Children can learn a whole lot and develop important skills by helping out in the kitchen. This is also a good time for parents and kids to bond.
Party at the pool
Levina Place has vast outdoor amenities that the whole family can enjoy. This includes a lap pool, leisure pool, kiddie pool, and water features. In a tropical country like the Philippines, even rainy seasons mean days could still be very hot. And on a good, sunny weekend or holiday, the best thing to do is to have a pool party. Bring out those floaters, some chips and drinks, and get ready to have a splashing weekend.
Tackle a family project
Have you long been planning to redecorate your condo or your child’s room? Have you been thinking of having your own mini-garden? The long weekend is the perfect time to finally tackle this family project. Ask your kids to help in redecorating their rooms. This could improve their productivity in the long-term. Another family project that is worth spending a holiday on is starting an indoor garden, which does not only make the condo look more alive and vibrant but also improves the quality of air flow.
Pasig is a city of rich history and culture. Living in Levina Place means having easy access to some of the city’s parks, museums, and galleries. Go sightseeing and discover your city. Bahay na Tisa, the oldest house in Pasig, is a good start. There’s also the Pasig Museum and Bahay Kuwago. If you want a full day of activities, visit the Pasig Rain Forest Park or Fun Ranch. Going outdoors is a good way to introduce your children to nature and make them appreciate the world they live in.
There is definitely no need to worry about not having a vacation fund for the two long weekends. You don’t need to go out of town to have a good time. Just try to be as creative as you can and pull off staycation activities in your condo and in Pasig City, and have the best time ever.