As some of you may already know, I moved into my new one-room "apartment" at the beginning of this month (and have since completely neglected to write about it!). The apartment is actually a room in a student dorm like I had last semester, but it has everything I need contained in one space so I'm calling it an apartment. I'm so thrilled that I found this place, because here I finally have what I was missing last semester: my own kitchen! Now I don't have to clean up after other people, no one else will use my dishes or utensils, and best of all I can cook in peace without worrying about being interrupted or having to share the stove.
It's already been several weeks since I moved in, so my room had settled into a fairly consistent state of disarray, but I cleaned up today so that I could finally take pictures and show off my new place!
|The view from just inside the door.|
|From here you can see the kitchenette. It's TINY but I love it!|
|Facing the door with my back to the windows. Just to the left of the stove you can see the door to the bathroom.|
|The view from my bed.|
|And finally, the best view of the bathroom I could manage.|
|View out the back door.|
And last but certainly not least, this room came with an amazing and completely unexpected bonus: the girl who just moved out of this room gave me her old bike for free! When she first offered it to me I almost didn't believe it, but it's true, I now have a free bike! The tires were deflated when I got it and the lights for nighttime cycling are broken, but those are just minor details. Since acquiring the bike I've pumped up the tires, and last week I started riding my new bike to the university, which only takes about five minutes.
It's going to be nice to finally have a place that's completely mine, kitchen and all. I'm already enjoying it a lot and I feel much more comfortable here than I did in my last dorm. Having my own space that I can retreat to and relax in is going to come in handy during the busy semester I have ahead of me.
And now, speaking of a busy semester, it's time to start my translation assignment. Hopefully I won't go an entire month without a blog post again, but no guarantees!