misconception about my blog

It’s nice to help out people with their questions about my trips *ehem* budget trips around the Philippines. But here’s just a heads up for those people who are still new to blogs and what I do here in soloflighted.com

I don’t own any of the stores that I’ve mentioned here, I don’t get paid to write my thoughts on the places I’ve visited; unless otherwise stated. But most of the travels that I’ve had, they’re all budgeted. Although I do accept sponsored reviews from advertisers (and they’re not that many), I usually put a disclaimer at the end of the post to inform my readers about them.

Anyway, such is the case about a woman who emailed me a proposal to set up a Chocolat franchise in one of the busy districts that in Manila. She left a comment on my blog when I talked about visiting the Chocolat store in Mall of Asia.

Here’s the entry:


Here’s her comment:

gudam sir dominador am Mary Ann Velasquez from ETON Propertiies sir am ur customer of chocolat specialy weekends. sir am account manager of eton Ii give u the proposal about our project One Archers Place beside lasalle Vito cruz taft. One archers Place is a condominium 31 storey and we have a commercial in ground flr to second flr. I heared po wala po kau branch sa manila area i ofer po sana maganda po kc ang loction. if u dnt mind sir can u give ur email add para ma send ko po yung proposal tnx.

Mary Ann Velasquez
Account Manager
Division: Blue Republic

Contact No#:  0916-3933951  /  0928-2092881
Email add:      maryann_velasquez2002@yahoo.com

I replied, saying:

hi Mary Ann, I believe it would be better if you contact the people behind Chocolat cakes using their multiply account which is chocolatcakes.multiply.com so you can send your proposal to them.

I even gave her the contact details of Chocolat just to ensure that her message was sent properly.  However, she sent an email about their proposal for that store to be put up in the property. She even thought I’m a woman. haha.

Hi Mam Edcel eh 2 po yung One Archers Place sa Lasalle mganda po yung location kung d2 po kau mag branch ng chocolat we have ground flr and second flr po ill send to u the lay out ng commercial area. and if u dont mind mam can give ur mobile no. tnx

One Archers Place

This is where today’s young achievers converge….

One Archers Place:

Located at the center of Manila’s top schools – from De La Salle University with a student population of 13,000 to the multitude of educational institutions along Taft Avenue and the University Belt, One Archers Place offers a prime investment opportunity with its strong leasing potential brought about by year-round tenant demand.

Designed for students and young professionals, this 31-storey twin tower residential condominium offers chic studio and one-bedroom flats complete with lifestyle amenities, provision for Wi-Fi services and a set of retail choices.

Step out to Taft Avenue and the nearby LRT Station and the Metro’s CBD are within easy reach

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Typical Floor Tower1
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Typical Floor Tower2
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Acctual Photos Of Model Unit
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Unit Specification
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Features and Amenities

Function Hall and Study Hall / Place
Fitness Center
Spacious study hall
Wi-Fi Enabled Building (Residential Units Only)
Provision for portable water heater in bathroom
Three (3) elevators for each tower
Air-conditioned Main Lobby
Administration Office
Mail room for each tower
CCTV system for common areas and elevator cars
24-hour security
Fully-automated Fire and Smoke Detection System
Water reservoir and separate fire reserves
Stand-by emergency power
Centralized Garbage Room
Guest audio enunciator for all units
Sewage Treatment Plant
Cable TV provision

Hotel Like Lobby
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Fitness Center
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Study Hall
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The place looks inviting, especially when you target a market that is as good as a school. I’m sure there will be a lot of student customers who’ll make this place their next hangout if ever Chocolat Cakes decides to occupy it.

So here I am, posting your proposal for other people to see. It’s really a nice place, guess it’s pretty expensive too. Anyway, I should have a cut incase Chocolat will take ownership of the property. hehe. Real Estate agent wannabe ba?

I hope that the Chocolat store owners can coordinate with the woman since she’s keen on proposing a franchise in one of the developed estates in Taft Avenue. I haven’t had much time to talk to them, I just wanted to post this in my blog. Malay mo di ba? hehe

And to Mary Ann, I’m not a Ma’am, ok? hehe.

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soloflightEd.com is a travel blog by Edcel Suyo. He enjoys performing headstands and crazy stunts during his trips in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Now based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and working to earn a living, he takes time to enjoy the city and travel during weekends.
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