Several people have asked about my new apartment. It's small enough that taking pictures which convey its dinky-yet-adequate size is difficult, so I encourage you to take 4 minutes and watch this video that my roommate Mark made:
As you can see, saying I have a kitchen is almost an exaggeration. Though I technically have just one mid-size room, I sometimes use the shower room as an extra sitting spot if it's early and I want to Skype someone while Mark is still asleep.
What the video doesn't show is that we are only an 8-minute walk from our main campus (Waseda), with a subway stop almost at our doorstep and a train station just 10 minutes away. A department store where I got my futon and Internet router is right across from the subway stop, and close nearby is both a produce shop (only 50¢ per apple when I buy in bulk!) and a 24-hour grocery store. Should I really need a quick snack or household fix, there are dollar stores only 4 minutes away in two directions. And the post office with its ever-reliable ATM can be reached in under 7 minutes. Fantastic!
Though I am endeared to Kunitachi because I spent my study-abroad time there, Nishi-waseda is far more central and convenient. It's going to be a great year!
6 years ago