04 April 2011

The central Manhatten dream?

My best friend stumbled across this great little video of a woman who lives in the heart of New York City.  In the video she shows off and gives a tour of her apartment unit... all 90-square-feet of it. Ha!  For those who need reference point to get an image of how big 90-square-feet is, I would guess it wouldn't be much bigger then a bus.

Living in a 90-square-foot apartment: $700/month

She is very positive and upbeat about her situation however, claiming she enjoys the 'cosy' feeling that the apartment brings, to which I would wonder if that's actually debatable ha. Although in the video she does have quite a lot of possessions, which is definitely one area in which I would have the upper hand... by not having any possessions... so ha, take that New York!

As long as there is a comfortable space for a desk and my laptop, I will be happy =)

Although I will admit, seeing insight into how a real life New Yorker lives did rattle my nerves for a second, as once again I was hit with a wave of realization of what's to come. It's the wave that says 'you, yes you there, sitting in your comfortable chair at your familiar work place, being only a quick drive from friends and a phone call away from family, you will soon instead be a grueling 20 hour flight away from that place you call home'.

But hey, if everyone backed out because they were scared, then no one would get anywhere.

4 comments:

Sue Lin said...

Hie! Are you heading to New York? To study? Work??? Thanks for following my blog, i'd like to know more about u =)

Out of Sync said...

Hi Sue! Hehe yep, that's the plan, hopefully leaving early next year. Going for holiday/to work I guess.

Will be blogging about my progress the whole way, just follow the posts tagged 'New York' =)

I was happy to follow your blog, I gather you have come from overseas to now live in Australia, so it will be great to read about how you went about it! I look forward to follow how your new life goes =)

Sue Lin said...

Oh wowww! Have u got a job lined up for New York or is it one of those holiday makers program??? =) I'll be back to read on your New York series, hehe

Thanks again! I'll follow yours too =) Were u born in Aust?

Out of Sync said...

No job lined up, nor a holiday program... yep lol. Will be saving all my money this year, and hopefully can get some work when I get there.

Yep born in Australia =)

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