SMDC 'Happynings' at Grass Residences | Inquirer Sports

SMDC ‘Happynings’ at Grass Residences

06:51 PM June 14, 2019

What do technology, work, and wall have in common? They all serve to restrict or completely shatter any chance of face-to-face, relatively more personal interaction between people.

Gone are the days when children would excitedly run to the streets to play with other kids their age. They would rather stay indoors and play with their gadgets.

Friends and relatives rarely spend time to go on lengthy and relaxing out-of-town vacations. Or even to have picnics and barbecue parties together. They are too engrossed in their work and other preoccupations.

Neighbors no longer go out of their houses to engage in friendly chats. Worse, they hardly recognize each other when they happen to bump into one another outside of their neighborhood.

SMDC, the country’s fastest-growing residential developer, acknowledges this sad reality and endeavors to address it.

With an objective to enhance SMDC living experience by promoting a more active, happy, healthy and thriving community life amongst its homeowners, SMDC launched SMDC Happynings. Through a series of events held at its various residences, SMDC aims to offer its residents a chance to meet, mingle and engage each other in a day of fun-filled activities.

To kick off the SMDC Happynings series for this year, an Olympics Event was held last May 25 at SMDC Grass Residences Complex in Quezon City, beside SM City North Edsa.

Eight participating teams, with each sporting a different color, challenged each other in friendly competitions. The games that the competitors played included Tug of War, Sack Race, Three-legged Race, Backyard Obstacle Race, Swimming Relay, Badminton, and Basketball (3 on 3, 3-point shootout and skills challenge).

The participants were clearly bristling with energy, the adrenalin was amazing, and the excitement and buzz among the crowd was palpable.

When the participants, spectators and guests alike would find themselves in need of food and fluid replenishment, all they had to do was run to the Food Area where concessionaires like Bagnet Rice Patong, Aling Nene’s Barbecue, and Taneng’s Catering were stationed. On the other side of that area were found the sponsors that helped make the event possible –Pocari Sweat, IVO Faucet-Mounted Water Purifier, Nuat Thai Foot & Body Massage, Marca Piña and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

(From Left to Right) Joseph Tan (Grass Residences Property Manager), Irene Gan (Grass Residences Complex, Property Manager), Elbert Mozo (Board of Trustees Treasurer), Catherine Corro (Board of Trustees President), Rhemus Maramba (Greenmist Cluster North Head) and Frances Landicho.

For most of the unit owners that participated, the day proved to be exhausting yet extremely rewarding. It started as early as 8:30 in the morning with the Registration, and finished at around 5:00 in the afternoon with the Awarding Ceremonies and Closing Remarks.

The winners for Basketball and Badminton are as follows:


3 on 3

–          Champion: Purple Team (MVP – John Matthew Del Rosario)

–          2nd Place: Blue Team

3-Point Shootout

–          Arman Adviento (Blue Team)

Skills Challenge

–          Jordan Surquiza


–          Champion: Kristian Rafols and Cocoy Sta Ana

–          1st Runner Up: Adrian Adriano and Noel Manansala

–          2nd Runner Up: Kat Adriano and Rochelle Aquino

Open to all residents of SMDC Grass Residences and their guests, the SMDC Happynings: Grass Olympics was a venue wherein everyone had a great time meeting and playing with fellow Grass residents. It was a day filled with fun, laughter and kindling of new and old friendships among neighbors. Aside from belongingness and community enjoyment, the event also managed to foster sportsmanship among the participants.

That was exactly what SMDC, through its Happynings series, hoped to accomplish.

For more information about SMDC and its developments, visit or call 858-0300 or 0917-500-5151 #SMDCGoodLife #SMDCTheGoodGuys. BrandRoom/LA


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