Even as a kid, I have really dreamt of having my own crib. It seemed like people who have their own places have their life together. They seemed like responsible people to me. So when I started working I expected to move out of our home and live on my own, but having a mom like mine, she won’t let me go. So I spent over a year commuting until I needed to move to a different location which would be a really hard day-to-day commute.
“Meh, kailangan ko na talaga mag rent.” This line was followed by what is commonly known as umaatikabong balitaktakan. But I was able to convince her in the end. Take note that we had multiple rounds of umaatikabong balitaktakan, having just one would be way too easy and if you have a mom like mine, you’ll know one round won’t get you this kind of deal.
MOVE IN DAY:
Excercising my hard earned degree on procrastinating, I packed my stuff and bought my sofa bed just the day of my move in. Our family business is buy and sell Japan surplus so I bought my sofa bed from one of our coleagues. (BIG WORD: what I mean is suki na ka -buy and sell) I got this set: sofa bed. quilt, faux fur and teddy for just 2K! Originally, they offered Php 2000 just for the sofa bed, but I can’t leave without the faux fur and the matchy quilt so, “Ate, ibibigay mo to or mata-tantrums ako right here, right now.” Long-story-short, I got it. That night, I was able to settle already.
SINCE THEN TO PRESENT:
I AM PISSED. Nobody probably cares but I am going to list down why I am pissed. If you’re reading this part and you are sharing a place with other people, take note of these things so you don’t piss off your roomies or housemates. (PS: I will be writing as if I’m speaking to my roomies.)
BUY YOUR OWN STUFF
-If I can see you hanging out in Starbucks, most certainly you can buy your own toiletries. i.e, SHAMPOO, TOOTH PASTE etc. SO. STOP. USING. MY. STUFF
TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIRFALL PROBLEM
-girl do you have leukemia or what? No offense to those with leukemia but, if you’re having a hairfall problem you take care of it. find a solution and sweep your fallen hair. girl, your hair is all over the place. your hair is clogging the drain so pick up after yourself.
DON’T BRING THE KEY WITH YOU
-(If there arent enough keys for everyone) In our place, it’s hard to find someone who can create duplicates for our keys so we agreed to have a hiding place for our keys. But girl, aside from you have the key which has MY cute ass key chain (its pink and it has a donut) you keep taking with you the key which we agreed to be left on the hiding place. Unless you plan on paying for our rent as well, don’t keep taking all the keys with you.
IF YOU WANT A SOFT BED, FREAKING BUY YOUR OWN
-In case I didn’t make it clear enough, I bought that bed, I am the only one who can lie in it. Don’t make my blood rise to my head by getting home and seeing you sound asleep ON.MY.BED.
UNLESS WE ARE RENTING A MANSION, DONT BRING YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WITH U
– Girl, we are renting a little house, a tad bit spacier (if there’s such a word) than a studio type. There is no need for you to bring 5 containers of shit, 3 bags of stuff , another separate bag of your filthy slippers and countless plastic bags containing whatever. It’s not your ordinary bag, it’s like the ones used by people who shop for wholesale clothes in divisoria. It takes so much space and girl, seriously, you are cluttering the entire house.
So there, 5 things to avoid when bedspacing or whatever. You might say that I should probably just rent a place all on my own, but this is the exact point, us roomies do not have the amount of money to rent a solo room that’s why we found each other. We all need some etiquette.
Till my next rant,