10/10/16

Coworking In The City: Acceler8

It’s been while since the last edition of the Urban Roamer’s little miniseries, so it’s time once again to visit another coworking spaces in the metropolis. Today, this roamer checks out another rising star in the coworking circuit a coworking space known as Acceler8 located within the busy Makati Central Business District.

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02/22/16

Coworking In The City: A Space Greenbelt

Sometime last year, I have made the transition from being an office employee to a freelancer. It was a crazy ride, to say the least. And I actually wrote about it, so check it out here to find out how it was for me. The timing of this transition is an interesting one I should say. As more and more people are embracing becoming freelancers, there has been a growth in demand in recent years for what are called coworking spaces, where freelancers like myself and startups can have a place where they can work while not having to worry about the huge rental rates, among others, that regular office spaces demand. At the same time, these spaces have become hubs for collaboration, growth, and even networking among startups and freelancers who form communities in these spaces.

As a salute of sorts to the freelancers and startups who are the driving force of this new economy and the places where they thrive, the Urban Roamer is proud to present this series “Coworking in the City.” This will be a feature you will see here on the site from time to time about the various coworking spaces around Metro Manila and what they offer, plus my admittedly impressions which you don’t have to take my word for. So if you are a budding freelancer, just set up a startup company, or maybe even considering doing either, may this series serve as an inspiration of sorts as you begin your journey.

Okay, I’ve said too much so we shall begin the first edition of this series with a visit to one of the more popular coworking spaces in the city: A Space Greenbelt. Continue reading

08/24/14

The Twin Parks of Legazpi Village

Beyond the skyscrapers and the concrete structures that have been built all over the Makati CBD, and in the Legazpi Village area in particular, it is good to know that the provisions for needed green open spaces that help serve as natural lungs for a congested central business district have not been neglected.

And in the case of Legazpi Village, the area itself is served with not just one, but two public parks right in the heart of the district, catering to the different needs of its residents and others who visit there.

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08/22/14

The Sunday Market at Legazpi Village

Note: Truth be told, this entry has long been overdue. Nevertheless, its publication came just in time on the occasion of a related event…more on that ahead.

Weekends in the Makati CBD area can be pretty dull. After all, what is there to check out in area that thrives on the hustle and bustle of the people who go to work here mostly on weekdays? Come to think of it, I suppose it can be considered the underlying reason why weekend markets in the city have been set up and are doing pretty well thanks to a growing patronage not only among the villagers, (the real ones like Bel-Air and San Lorenzo, as well as the ones in name only like Salcedo and Legazpi) as well as others folks who make the effort to check them out.

The Urban Roamer already checked out the Saturday Market at Salcedo so today, we check out the Sunday Market this time, held at the Legazpi Village at the southern part of the Makati CBD. Continue reading