Focus. Hustle. Breathe. Repeat.
The advancement of technology brought new professions like Digital Nomads. These people use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and commonly conduct their life in aÂ nomadicÂ manner. They can work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces, or recreational vehicles. For instance, I’m an online teacher on weekdays, and a travel blogger on weekends. I can work anywhere (with minimal noise).
Last week, the Philippines experienced the Barangay local elections. The campaign jingles are being played all over the place. Since I work at home, my students in my online classes can hear it. It’s the reason why I searched for a place where I can focus and work peacefully. Thank God I found Hey Focus Lounge!
Hey Focus Lounge is located atÂ 2nd Floor, Unit 5, Antlers II Building, Mangubat Ave., Burol Main, DasmariÃ±as, Cavite. It’s just in front of DLSUMC.
I was really amazed to see these unique tables and chairs. Apparently, they are customized and made specifically for Hey Focus Lounge. Unlike the usual tables with four corners, their tables have six. They can accommodate six people.
In addition, I’d like to feature their power sockets per table! An average person has 2 to 3 gadgets and it’s really stressful to find a power socket. Unlike in other coffee shops where you have to find a seat that’s near a power socket, here, you can conveniently sit anywhere you want without worrying where you should plug your gadgets.
Besides the shared tables, they also have private meeting rooms. When I was there I’ve seen some high school students using the room to make their project. Renting the meeting room for â‚±450/hour is really affordable especially if there are eight of you who will split the bill.
They have flexible rates. It’s â‚±150 for 3 hrs and â‚±40 for additional hours. If you’re going to stay for 6 hours, it’s just â‚±250 and â‚±40 for the succeeding hours.Â If you prefer to stay the whole day, it’s just for PHP 350. If you want to have a membership, it’s just â‚±5,000 for the whole month.
Being a student or a freelancer can really be stressful that’s why Hey Focus Lounge does everything so that their customers can hustle effectively and efficiently. For instance, most of the books for medicine and law tend to be huge. It’s the reason why Hey Focus provides customized book stands. They also have pens, highlighters, and other school materials clients may borrow. (Applicable to those who availed the Hey Pass monthly membership)
If you’re rushing, there’s no need to go to a computer shop because they have photocopy, printing and scanning services too. If you have a Hey Pass, you can even have 10pcs. free printing everyday. Did I mention that you can also avail a reserve seat for the whole month?
Another thing that will help you hustle is their unlimited beverages! You don’t need to spend money for coffee because you can have 3 in 1, white coffee, and caramel macchiato for free!
You don’t need to worry about the security, the internet connection, and the communications. I can leave my things because I know that there are security cameras on the four corners of the lounge. The WiFi is superb! They have two routers that can accommodate as much as 300 gadgets. If you need to call a restaurant/fast food, you may use their landline for free. That’s right! Outside food is allowed as long as it’s not smelly.
Although it was originally made as a co-working/ co-study space, I’d say that you can also relax there because of the Instagrammable ambiance. It’s very relaxing, some people even pay to sleep there for few hours. (Don’t worry! PDA is not allowed.) I’ve seen some students taking pictures and videos because they can’t resist the great interior of the place.
How did I take my pictures? I asked the friendly staff! They have three courteous personnel who are always ready to help the customers. They welcome them warmly, and they attend to their needs immediately. I would like to commend their communication skills. Moreover, they are also hardworking. For example, they clean the tables every time a customer leaves, and they accommodate the inquiries too.
Since there was a dengue outbreak few months ago, the management made sure that the place is insect free by installing some bug zappers. Moreover, they also have dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air. This will help the customers to get away from the allergens.
Last but not the least, it’s very conducive for studying, working, and even sleeping (LOL) because it’s fully air-conditioned. If you’re too cold, you can ask them to adjust the thermostat. Whenever I’m there, I really don’t want to go out and feel the summer in the Philippines!
Hey Focus Lounge is a collaborative venture of the alumni of DLSU-D.Â They may be from different colleges but they are all student leaders during their time. It’s really amazing how the group came up with the co-working space idea. I’m glad that they chose Cavite to be their location. I guess they know that students need this!
As you’ve noticed I really enjoyed staying there. If there’s one thing I can suggest, it would be to extend their operating hours. They are open from 1 pm to 5 am the next day. I believe that there are freelancers and students who would like to work in the morning too.
Anyway, if you need more information about them, you may send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also check out their social media accounts: Facebook: Hey Focus Lounge, Instagram: @heyfocuslounge.