Moving houses
 October 18th, 2017

Starting 5 years ago, I had to move about once a year. Why? I became an international student that stayed on campus.

So once a year, I pack up all my stuff, fly to Australia, move into the accommodation, and pack up everything plus new things I accumulated over the 10 months, store them somewhere, fly back home. Rinse and repeat for the next 3 years. Finally deciding to live off campus with le bf (we rented separate rooms in the same house), I have just been accumulating stuff for the past two years, packing only a luggage and flying home at the end of the year.

Now, I’m moving again but this time, to the city, a 2 – 3 hour drive, with le bf (same thing, two rooms, but an apartment this time) and holy shit. I hate moving, I hate packing. All the forgotten stuff resurfaces and you wonder why you needed X item in the first place.

To top it off, after I move, I’ll fly back home AND move again because our place got en bloc. Parent already bought a new place but guess what? Turns out that new place might get en bloc too! That’s A LOT of moving (and a ton of stamp duty to pay because in Singapore, the government charges you around 12% of sold price if you move within a year.) Not to mention, dad went on an antique shopping spree and bought a huuuuge bed, a standing clock, and a few other lamps and mirrors and little pieces so to move all that would be an absolute nightmare. (Also to find a place that can fit all his antiques is a challenge.)

God help us.

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