Thursday, September 18, 2008

Day Two: We've Arrived in Kagoshima









(Okay, I don't know why this blog entry ended up starting with a picture of my restroom, but it seems such a hassle to reorganize the pics, so just don't think too much about it...)

I moved in my apartment today. It's been such a long time since I last lived on my own, and this is definitely the first time I am living in my very own apartment!!

Truth is, I don't really feel that excited. I guess a huge part of the reason is because it costs an arm and a leg to live in this apartment (JPY 52,000 for the rent alone) and that it's kinda dark in here with the yellowish light, and that the apartment isn't exactly spic and span (considering we're supposed to pay nearly JPY 27,000 in cleaning fees at the end of our stay...)

Okay, I'm being negative now. I know that I'll grow fond of this place in a couple of months, but I guess I'm really experiencing major culture shock. Kagoshima itself isn't so bad, it's just that one of us got a really nice version of the apartment I'm in so I know that I got the worse end of the bargain. Oops, I'm being negative again...

We're going to the international student orientation tomorrow afternoon and I guess I'll have more things to think about then. I'm really glad I have Internet connection right away, though. :D

5 comments:

A Family/Group Member said...

apartments in Los Angeles are super expensive too

Booyah! said...

yeah, i guess i shouldn't complain too much :D

Thunderthud said...

Do you have to put one foot in the bathtub to use the bathroom sink?

The apartment looks pretty nice. sorry yours wasn't as nice as your fellow exchange student's.

Booyah! said...

hi thunderthud,

no i don't have to. but everything here does seems pretty compact, doesn't it?

James n_n said...

it definitely looks nice, but the price is really very high...