I was in Makati in 2002 working as an Account Executive in a small cabling company for six months. After that, I went back to my hometown Davao because life was hard for me in Makati. Back then, standard of living was high and my salary was low. I was only renting a bedspace in a small boarding house at Barangay Poblacion. I was not able to cope up with the high cost of living in Makati.
I never thought I would be back again here in Makati after 12 years. My stay here was unplanned and unintentional. Standard of living was still high specially the price of foods like fresh meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. I am temporarily staying in my cousin’s apartment at Barangay Poblacion. It is an old residential place with many apartments located within the bustling city of Makati.
With its tall and modern buildings, 5-star hotels, plush malls and busy streets, Makati always fascinates me even until now. Not only does it boast of modern living, it also boast of a nice, well-maintained park and museum.
Shopping malls like Glorieta, Greenbelt and Powerplant Mall have well-known and high-end stores like Marc Jacobs, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, etc. Did you know that senior citizens can watch movies for free at any malls in Makati? They also provide rocking chairs in Powerplant Mall for senior citizens so that they can sit down and relax when they are tired of walking around the mall. Makati surely loves senior citizens.
Nightlife is also very alive here in Makati. One of the few places I visited was A Venue. Every night from Tuesdays to Saturdays they turn their parking area into a bazaar and al fresco dining with different choices of food to choose from: grilled, fried, fresh salads, pasta, shawarma, boneless lechon and sisig. They also have desserts like mango float and cupcakes.