Maaike - La femme qui rêvasse (silentreverie) wrote,
Maaike - La femme qui rêvasse

Home sweet home

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A few days ago I finally moved into my own apartment, hurrah! I’m very happy with it, it’s only a small apartment but for one person it’s perfect. Once I get all settled in I will take some pictures, I promise. :D

I now live only five minutes away from the beach, which is very nice. I can actually see the beach from my window! I live on the 16th floor so the view is pretty nice. There is a building right in front of me, but if I look to the left or the right, I can see the beach. And if it’s a clear day I can see the downtown area as well.

The past few days I have been mostly busy with buying things for the apartment and contemplating where I should put things. I finally emptied my backpack and suitcase and stored those away, but most of the stuff is still scattered around the apartment. I always need some time to figure out what would be the best place for some things. The apartment is furnished, but only with the basic things. So I have a pink couch and a coffee table, but I had to go out and buy things like plates, cutlery, towels, cleaning stuff, etc. So that’s mostly what I have been doing since moving last Thursday.

The couch, by the way, is big enough for a person to sleep on, so everyone who is interested in visiting is now cordially invited to come and sleep on my couch whenever they want!

I’m also trying to get more into a routine. Ever since I left the Netherlands I’ve been acting like I’m on holiday, sleeping as much as I want and going to bed at whatever time I want and all that, but now I think I need to be a bit more strict for myself and go to bed and get up at roughly the same time every day, just to get a bit of a rhythm. I also want to get started on really learning Chinese now. I think today I will start with the numbers and how to say “How much is it?”, as those are the most important right now, with all the shopping I have been doing!
Tags: china
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