Wednesday, November 14, 2007

How tough it is.

We have just found a place that we knew was going to be 'home' for the next two years. It felt right the moment we stepped in the room. G was elated, muttering I really like this, eto na yon (this is it!) over and over. I tried to hide my excitement, thinking that it might compromise our ability to haggle for a better deal.

It was really difficult not to get all animated about it. The place is really lovely. It had a nice light and airy feel to it, and it didn’t hurt that we were getting a three-bedroom flat for the price of a one-bedroom in the city. The kitchen is also cosy and intuitively laid out. We also had modern baths with a tub to boot.

But what really caught my eye was the balcony beside the living area. It overlooked the river and had an unobstructed view of the city. A, our agent said that our location was more “neighbourhood” – small mum and pop eateries, bike shops, and other businesses surrounded the area, which we immediately liked because it gave the place more personality and a peek into what normal Singapore life is like.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that all the background checks and other requirements get processed smoothly. It’s hard to fall in love with something only to realise that you can’t have it. Oh, the stress of it all! I hope we get it!

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