Last week I was stressing about finding a new home so when we arrived back from Yangon on Monday morning, we called an agent to arrange a meeting to view a place. We killed some time at the mall and wondered how we would survive through the next 48 hours. At 2:30 we viewed a place. It’s a new condo building and we viewed different rooms around our budget. We were shown the expensive room which has 1 bedroom, living room and kitchen area. I immediately loved it but knew that we couldn’t afford it. We got in the lift to go downstairs and discuss which room we wanted. I casually said to the agent “If we could get that room for 10 000baht, we would take it.” This was already over our budget but I couldn’t imagine living in a box hotel like bedroom for the next however many months. The agent spoke to the owner and we negotiated a price that he was willing to settle for on a 1 year lease.
2 months deposit and 1 month rent upfront left the bank levels low and we immediately took a van to Nakhornnayok to go fetch our original documents and work clothes for an interview at 8am in Bangkok. We then rushed back to the bus stop and caught the 9pm bus. Catching the midnight train to our area we took a taxi to the apartment and got in 5 hours of sleep before our interviews.
The actual interview was not what I had anticipated. We had to write a few short paragraphs about our teaching ways/handling children and the obvious strengths and weaknesses. We then proceeded to our interview with the director. Long story short, she only had one position available and because the school is far from our place, we turned down the offer. Immediately we caught a van yet again to travel back to Nakhornnayok, eat a quick lunch, go to the labour department to cancel our work permits and head to the house to pack up the last few things. Turns out the last few things take a while to pack and took up a lot more space than anticipated. With the moving truck packed to it’s brim, we hit the road to Bangkok to start our new lives in the city. B and I had to share a single back seat because there was no space for us among all the things.
For now we are jobless but I feel so alive. Life feels like it has endless possibilities and I know that moving here has been a good decision. Everything will fall into place one piece at a time.
More coming tomorrow. Been having problems accessing my wordpress =/ Hope you are having a good weekend.