Monday, August 17

First New Week in Pola

I didn't notice that it has been a week since I moved to this new place near the university. I was damn busy getting used to the newness of everything! I still need to empty some boxes, and do some cleaning, but everything is just fine as it is right now.

The moving was more smooth than I expected. I needed to hire a car to move my stuff to cut down my expenses. Good thing Gunji offered to drive it for me, and I tagged Felipe along to give me a hand with all the carrying. Special thanks to you guys! You two are the best! ^o^

Special thanks, too, for Chen who was living 3 blocks away from me, for dropping by while we were transferring the stuff from the car to the house, and bringing some cold drinks. That was one happy surprise of the day for me.

Moving day. I feel really awful that Felipe had to lurk behind my stuff from Aobadai to Kobayashi's house. Anyway, we three somehow fitted in the front seat until we arrived at my new house. I cannot think of any other perfect way of moving than with these two's help.  Well, I don't know what point I'm getting at. But thanks again guys! Appreciate it.

First night in the new house was filled with sleeplessness. Feels so empty. haha...

Television to keep me company until I hook with the internet.

Self portrait, first morning. I look sad. Probably I was, but I'm getting the hang of all of this now.

Cooked and ate my first breakfast in my new house. Scrambled eggs!

The landing to my room. I appreciate these green creatures on my way to the door. Makes everything feel so homey. When I chose this house, what appealed me the most was how my place feels like a garden. Plants are everywhere! There's even a grapevine just outside my window with real grape fruits! Another interesting thing is that the wood of the flooring of my house has this sweet smell during summer. I don't know how to explain this smell but it sure sticks to my clothes. So you bet I don't need perfume anymore. haha...

This is Toru, my bicycle. He is my best friend here. I use him everyday like going to school, do my market, meet someone, go to the station, or just to roam around. The ever-dependable Toru. I need to find him a parking space where he is safe from random check ups of police men in my area. Right now, he sleeps by the street, outside my building which I think is both illegal and dangerous. But I cannot take him in because he is too big for my house. Anyway, Naoko, my bicycle lock is doing her job well of clutching Toru's wheels to safety. So that should work for now.

View of my humble house from the street. Plants everywhere, right?!

First weekend, moving around, checking out the neighborhood, making sure where the garbages are thrown, looking for the cheapest supermarket, introducing my face to the oldies in the area.

Around the neighborhood on my first weekend. These are the bunch of houses which look like Greek villas along the shoreline cliffs.

There's a creek on the next block. Stinks when it rains. On a sunny day, ducks are swimming.

The business street is a block away from my house, which makes everything convenient. 7/11 is a minute away. 24-hour, 100 yen shop is like less than 3-minues by walk. Everything is like a touch pad away.

Thanks everyone who helped. You know who you are. 

By the way, these polaroid effects were taken from here. Had fun making these stuff. You should try with your photos.

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