If you’ve been following my blog and Twitter, you’ve probably seen me de-clutter and clean more than usual. I de-cluttered my film, book, and manga collections. I threw away all my childhood stuffed animals save for one. I’ve even shared things that my parents have found that interested me (old Filipino money and an ancient rotary phone). I had a silent goal of cleaning up my clutter for two reasons: to lessen up what I own and to prepare for a move.
My parents and I are moving into a new house, five minutes away to a different neighbourhood. We’re leaving the flat I’ve called home since 2001. Sixteen years, and it’s where I’ve lived for exactly half of my life. This flat even outranks our previous house, where we lived for about ten years.
I hated our previous place and its neighbourhood, but I absolutely adore our current place. Our current flat is huge, and I had enjoyed having a humongous bedroom, living room, kitchen, and computer room. This is the home I spent my last two years of high school and my undergrad and postgrad years, and it is where I began my life as a working adult. I spent hours on my hobbies here and even raised my beloved rabbit. Suffice to say, this flat gave me a lot of memories.
The new neighbourhood will be more residential than my current one. My current one used to be mostly residential, but it has become more commercialistic and went through gentrification. I do adore this area, though, and it’s good I am only five minutes away by bus and 15-20 minutes on foot.
Despite the new place being nearby, leaving my current place feels bittersweet. I’ve been a part of this area for so long, that it will feel weird saying I live in “XYZ” instead of “ABC”. To be honest, I am not thrilled by the move; I don’t do changes well. However, this move is inevitable, and I hope to become fond of the new house and area. This will be a new chapter of my life, and I will make the best of it!
With that said, I’ll be away for a while — gotta move, settle in, and install our new internet connection, so who knows how long that will take (hopefully not long). See you all from my new place!