|Our view 2012|
|Our view 2011|
You can see from the photos that our new/current room has more natural light and airflow than our 2011 place.
Ironic that in our last place we didn't have a bathroom window but ppl could see in, and in this place we do have a window in bathroom but ppl can't see in. Now we have privacy and air and light!!!
Its quite clever how they make the most of the space, building lots of student accommodation in a small space.
You can see from we had frosted glass and wooden slates out our window. This meant we and the college family near by had some privacy. Even with these 2 things we could see in their backyard and back door- which means they could see us in the bathroom and the room we got dressed in!
|Our 2011 view with the frosted glass up so we can see out|
Despite the fact that we now live on a busy road, about 5 m from our window there are cars whizzing past, I feel like its quieter here. In our old place the sounds from other rooms in the building seemed really echoey and loud. Four others lived with us and the sound from light switches and doors etc, as well as foot steps and water.
After growing up in a house full of babies and toddlers on a national highway (trucks go past at every hour of day and night),
and living with about 60 others in an inner city suburb (car alarms),
and in Cambodia with its weddings and funerals with music so loud the tiled floors vibrate,
I would have thought that living back from the road in a quite suburb with only 5 other adults in the house wouldn't have been such a big deal. But I actually found the type of noise more irritating than anywhere else I've lived.
That combined with the fact that Soeun seemed to get sick when he was living there and better when he was away, means that I'm feeling really happy to be in our new place.