Friday, December 2, 2011

On the hunt

I'm currently searching for a new place to live. I don't have to vacate my exiting flat - where I've spent the last four years - but they want to increase the rent fairly substantially, so it's time I got off my fat arse and sussed out what else is out and about. I've seen a few places already and they don't come up to scratch - too cramped, bathrooms not up to the required standard, too many steps, in the middle of a local market and so on - so I'll continue my apartment-hunting with my requirement for two bedrooms (one for me and one for all my junk and invited guests) in and around the Boeung Keng Kang 1 area of the city. Of course, I don't make things easy on myself by wanting to live in the most expensive area of the city. It's where I work and in essence, I'm a lazy bugger. I'll be attending another wedding party this weekend, with contemporary dancer Yon Davy tying the knot on Sunday at her home. I should be back to normal dancing duties as my groin tear seems to have nearly healed itself - until it goes again of course. Probably on Sunday night, while doing the madizon.
Postscript - looks like I'll be staying afterall, as the houseowners have seen sense and taken pity on me by considerably reducing their rent demands. Result!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Delicate negotiations with the house-owner have been concluded and it looks like I may be staying where I am for at least another year. The initial figures being banded about have been withdrawn and a much more equitable solution has been found. Won't count my chickens until contract signed but with a fair wind I'll be staying put. Satisfied with that result.
Andy

December 2, 2011 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Joe Bren said...

Nothing like telling the landlord you're moving to get him back to reality. He'd miss that payday every month for awhile.

A good site to check out if negotiations fall apart:
http://www.bongthom.com/Classifieds/ipgeClassList.asp?SID={162732E5-FC0E-4CD6-8DDF-AB832745DF20}&intFilterType=9&cboCategory=11&fQV=1

December 4, 2011 at 3:38 AM  

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