Cloverleaf Balintawak: Bringing Modern Comforts Within Reach

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Situated at the intersection of EDSA and NLEX, Cloverleaf Balintawak brings the best of the metropolis and the rest of Luzon together.

Envisioned to become one of Metro Manila’s master-planned, contemporary green urban developments, Ayala Land’s Cloverleaf Balintawak is an 11-hectare estate that offers a balanced lifestyle, bringing residential towers, commercial and open spaces, office complexes, and a medical facility in one setting that is conveniently connected to northern Metro Manila’s major roads—EDSA-Balintawak, A. Bonfacio Avenue, and the North Luzon Expressway {NLEX}.

At the crossroads of some of the metro’s busiest thoroughfares, the mixed-use township will be home to safe, secure, and organized communities that offer privacy and serenity amidst the chaos of the city, without sacrificing accessibility.

Cloverleaf Balintawak is situated at the intersection of EDSA and NLEX to bring the best of the metropolis and the rest of Luzon together. It is also directly connected to the LRT Balintawak station and close to the soon-to-be-completed Skyway Stage 3 extension project along A. Bonifacio Avenue which will cut Makati-Balintawak travel time to a 20-minute drive. With its strategic location, Cloverleaf Balintawak will be one of the most accessible establishments in the northernmost tip of Quezon City. [Read more…]

6 Safety Tips For Storing + Handling LPG

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image by Wischakorn from freedigitalphotos.net

The safety of using liquefied petroleum gas {LPG} at home begins with proper storage and handling. Even when a leak occurs in the LPG cylinder, valve and pipe connection, accidents like gas poisoning and explosion can be prevented or minimized if the LPG cylinder is securely stored and kept in good condition.

Solane, the country’s leading LPG provider, provides the following safety tips for storing and handling LPG:

  1. Place the LPG cylinder in a well-ventilated area. Ensure that the area is not susceptible to rises in temperature and is kept away from flammable materials, like curtains and solvents. Avoid storing LPG in the basement. LPG vapor is heavier than air and any leakage will sink to the ground, accumulate, and may be difficult to disperse.
  2. Secure the LPG cylinder in place. Position the cylinder upright and make sure that it is not at risk of being tipped over or damaged by children, and that the area is not prone to flooding and other natural disasters. If it is on its side, the liquid may escape.
  3. Check the LPG cylinder for damaged or incorrect parts before using. Ensure that the cylinder has the correct valve, regulator and hose. Do not accept and operate the cylinder without the right and complete parts.
  4. Observe safety when cooking or replacing cylinders. When cooking, keep your kitchen well-ventilated so that any leaked gas particles will not get trapped and accumulate around the kitchen. Never leave your cooking unattended because your pot or pan could overflow and extinguish the burners, causing gas to leak. When changing the cylinder, do not do it near sources of ignition because the naked flame, including cigarette butts, could ignite any released gas. Never forget to turn off the gas appliance and regulator when not in use.
  5. Always keep the LPG cylinder in good condition. Check for any leak from time to time by rubbing soapy water on the cylinder for even a tiny leak can make a soap bubble. Clean the valve outlet using plastic plugs. Make sure that no dirt and insects get inside the valve outlet. Also, it is recommended to replace the hose every two years and the regulator every five years.
  6. Never tamper with your LPG cylinder. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the use and maintenance of your LPG cylinder. If you suspect or find anything wrong, call your gas provider immediately and ask for assistance.

LPG is a versatile yet highly flammable fuel. To keep it safe and useful, always take good care of it and observe proper handling and storage.

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Solane Hatid Bahay Service

With the Hatid Bahay service, Solane LPG provides the exclusive and free 7-point Safety Check to all its home delivery customers nationwide. Performed by Hatid Bahay riders, it involves the inspection of the environment and proper installation of the Solane LPG cylinder after delivery to ensure the safety of customers. For more information or delivery request, visit www.solane.com.ph.or call the Hatid Bahay hotlines at +632 887-5555 or text 0918 887 5555.

5 Interior Design Hacks For Small Spaces

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Maximizing every space you have in your small home is key {image by phaendin from freedigitalphotos.net}

Living in a limited space is a feat in itself. Add a toddler or a child to the mix and you get an even bigger, and dare I say, messier problem.  Children can be such huge pack rats, and tend to accumulate stuff faster than we grown ups do. Before you know it, they’ve already taken over the house, with their nappies, clothes, toys, books, and art supplies all over the place. Yes, it is safe to conclude that cramped living quarters do not go well with children.

Decorating your small living space can also be tricky when you have children. As much as you’d like for the bedroom to announce that a child dwells within its walls, you would still want to throw in a few of your elements and not cramp your interior design style by succumbing to your little one’s desires to fill the walls with everything pink or everything Hello Kitty! Grin

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Putting shelves wherever possible is also a great interior design hack {image by Beifoosa700 from Wikimedia Commons}

I do not claim to be an expert but here are 5 Interior Design Hacks for small spaces that I will apply to our small apartment if given the chance. You might want to consider them, too, if you plan to improve your limited living space and add a little oomph to it: [Read more…]

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