Our Apartment (2004-06-25)neighbor. Not having another tenant above us is a blessing, we are not particularly fond of listening to other people's noise and footsteps over our heads.
Just because it is a double-story building doesn't mean it is
big. The whole apartment measures less than 400 sq ft.
There is a
small dining area, a slightly bigger-than-usual kitchen (which
is still incredibly small compared to those in the US or Australia), a
bathroom and a toilet downstairs. A small staircase landing
flanked by our bedroom and a tatami room make up the second floor.
Generally speaking we are happy with our living arrangement.
big houses are not for us. Even if I had millions of dollars, I
would still want to live in a small house. What is more important
to me is a garden. I
only wish our apartment had a little yard and a bigger front
Fortunately I can grow pot plants in the two enclosed balconies, sometimes
we even have a barbecue in the one downstairs. We are also lucky
get full sun in the front of our apartment, thus enabling me to play
with gardening a bit more. There are no other buildings directly
across ours to block the sun, just a private parking lot in
which Daifoo sometimes take a walk. We are already much
better-off than a lot of other apartment dwellers.
Although our apartment is small, it does have everything we need. Yes, I can certainly stay in this apartment until the day we leave Japan.
Update: I'm already 50% off in my tipping of this year's Euro finals teams. I can only say that penalty shootout sucks! A team's football skill in the field is no way reflected in its score in a shootout. Well, England lost 5-6 to Portugal; it's just plain and simple BAD LUCK for them.
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