Millions of Filipinos move each year, but not always by choice. Most transfer to a new place out of necessity, such as a job transfer, change in the family income, or search for better opportunities. Whatever the reason, adjusting into a new place can be challenging—especially if you’re moving alone.
Makati is a city of energy and innovation. Moving into the business and financial capital of the Philippines gives you a chance to explore a world of great opportunities. The city boasts a vibrant economy, rich cultural heritage, lively entertainment scene, and good education and hospital facilities—elements that make for more comfortable living. Here’s how you can adjust after a move and find happiness in your new home:
Treat the Move as an Adventure
Living in a whole new place is a great way to discover and experience new things. So stay optimistic; focus on the positive aspects of the move and treat it as an adventure. After buying a house or finding an apartment in Dasmariñas Village, San Lorenzo Village, or Legaspi Village get out and explore the city. Sample the local cuisine and visit museums and landmarks. Makati offers a variety of tourist attractions, including the Ayala Triangle Garden, Museo ng Makati, and Ayala Center.
Take the initiative to meet your neighbors after moving into your new apartment. The more they see that you’re making an effort to get to know them, the more they’ll open up. Introduce yourself to the people living next to you and to everyone else in the community whenever there’s a chance.
Moving sometimes mean leaving family and friends behind, and you may have a hard time rebuilding your social life. Getting involved in the community gives you the opportunity to meet new friends and to get connected to your new town. Attend local events that interest you. Makati hosts a variety of events, from seminars and conferences, to concerts, and festivals. Joining a sports league, enrolling in a culinary or arts class, and volunteering are also great ways to get involved.
Moving into a place doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. Once settled, get involved in your new community, make friends, and enjoy the new phase of your life.