We heard about this development through Yee. We did a search on PropertyGuru, swooned over the pictures and Yee’s helpful Instagram pictures, then crossed our fingers that when it was time to leave our first place, that an apartment would be up for rent. And there was. The viewing went well, the rent was reasonable (it was lower than the shoebox place we were then renting and twice as big), we offered, and got it.
In the weeks that followed, we packed, arranged for the movers (moving is expensive but movers are awesome), bought new furniture and climbed numerous flights of stairs numerous times. In the same period of time, we wondered if it was indeed wise to live in a walk-up (four floors, 63 steps) and over-compensated, as we still do, for the increase in exercise with an increase in milk tea consumption. Burp.
We adore this apartment. Last year, our top priority was moving out and finding a pleasant space to call our own (albeit temporarily) – and we did. But a lot of what we wanted to do was hampered by the lack of space. We also wanted a place that had a bit more character, a little less manicured. We wanted space we could configure to suit our needs – to grow some plants, to dry our laundry in the sun, to write on a table meant for such pursuits (a bit less successful on this front) – and we were very lucky to have found the right apartment.
I think we’re closer to building a real home this time around.