I’ve been living here for 1.5months now (another 1.5 months to go and I’M DONE!), and it’s high time that I write about my new expat digs.
My officemate and Jakarta BFF, Joey, has nicely offered the extra bedroom in her 2-br flat. And what it lacks in modern fixtures, appliances, and furniture, it certainly made up with convenience.
Having a bad day? You can literally jump to your death (I’M KIDDING, jeez)
This is our view from both our rooms. No wonder there are a lot of empty rooms we on this side, as we can see from our balcony
The place is also close to a decent running “track,” the one I should have ran in that first fateful night:
There’s also a food hall (grocery) inside the condo, it’s a walking distance to Kokas (mall) and 2 cinemas. It’s also closer to the office and a decent dentist!
But lets go back to the main event: the place itself. It boasts of an open concept reminiscent of a run-down hotel:
Two walls of the 4 are covered in mirrors:
See our doodles? Menu list, reminders, thank you notes, and goals in life (which I have stopped doing, 2 weeks in)
Kitchen’s really a throwback to…a dated time. See the stove? It’s manual, with a gas stove. There is now a 50% chance that I’ll burn the place down 😲.
And of course, my temp room:
Overall, despite the dilapidated interiors, the place feels more lived in and comfortable. Probably because the couch is infested by bed bugs haha. Promises to be a good ending to my Jakarta story 😉