Sigh, sometimes I ask myself why I subject myself to such torture?
Instead of finding an agent to help me do the legwork, I am instead the one taking steps to help myself find an apartment.
My specifications are simple:
* Big room with big closet (to fit all my clothes)
* Walking distance to any MRT blue line (from Xinpu to Kunyang is acceptable)
* Has own bathroom, washing machine/dryer (of course!) and ADSL. Double bed or bigger a plus
* Ideally less than NT$15,000 though this is negotiable
I’ve already checked out the expensive apartments at Tealit, the harder-to-understand forums at Forumosa and now moving on to Yahoo! Apartments. My friend Dave has suggested I look for a realtor, and has suggested me one. I’ll contact him later, but right now, am busying myself in checking out pictures at apartment.
The last time I did this, I checked out 20 apartments in 2 days, finally settling on the apartment I have right now situated at the ultra-convenient Shida road.
But then again, it was fulfilling when I found a place.
As they say, it’s the journey, not the destination.
Besides, not really comfortable in asking people to do the work for me, when I can obviously take care of myself
Good thing though, at least, my friends have been very helpful!
However, I don’t really know how much time I can devote to this endeavor…
I am working after all.
And there’s just so much in my schedule right now in preparing for the new changes I’ll have in life and organizing an upcoming kick-ass party at the Sheraton end of July. 🙁
Oh yeah, and dating. Let’s not forget that. 😉
Goodness, I do hope I survive these next two months. I think I am starting to see a grey hair here and there.
Oh and I’ll post later on what’s been bothering me. To give you a hint on what’s coming, I’m entitling that entry, “Sex makes the world go round?” 😛
P.S. Just in case you’re wondering, am not being kicked out by my landlord. It’s just that, after living there for 2 years, I felt I needed to make a change (step two of the changes I’ve talked about before), and get myself a better closet (some of my clothes are in plastic bags for goodness sakes) and ADSL. In short, giving myself a better living apartment. Okey, getting off the mike now. 🙂