Paradise style? I can get used to this!
I live in an apartment complex, called Nexus Place. It’s a student accommodation. Can I just say that I made that absolute perfect choice on where to stay?
First off, these apartments hold 114 students. It’s too not big or not too small. It’s small enough so everyone can get to know each other, which I love. There are students here from all over the world including Finland, Norway, Canada, America, Australia, China, Chile, and Mexico.
Each apartment has three bedrooms with their own bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. I love the whole own bathroom thing. The rooms are also a pretty good size. I have a closet with shelves, a full body length mirror, and single-king sized bed. (Australian size bed) At home, I live in a dorm where I share a bathroom with the entire floor. This is much better! I love my own room. I also have a great view outside of my window.
I live in room 1, which has a downside to it. I’m right by the laundry room, which makes alot of noise. Also, the ping-pong table is right next door, so I get to hear loud people at three am. I can’t complain much though. It’s better than listening to girls fighting in the middle of night, causing drama. Gotta love college, dorms right? Yeah, not really. This is much better!
Each kitchen has its own dishwasher. There is also free laundry here!! You have to pay three dollars to dry, but apparently no one really uses them here anyways. So, I have to hang them up, which I’m okay with anyways. There’s also a pool and a pool table. There’s a few BBQ areas outside too. I must say, Australians do love their BBQ!
In Australia, you also have limited internet. I get 10 GB a month. It’s so different, because in the US, I have unlimited and can do anything I want on it all day. I don’t want to go over my limit, so I completely shut myself off from the American world. Meaning, I don’t talk to anyone at home much. Sorry guys! I’m actually kind of glad that I have limited internet though, because I get to experience Australia without being distracted by internet. Also, there’s always so much to do! I want this opportunity to be the best! I don’t need drama!
I live with an American and an Australian. They’re really nice. They got here a month before me, so I was worried that I wouldn’t fit in or that they’d be close, and I’d be an outcast. I was wrong. They were very excited for me to arrive. They welcomed me in right away!
At these apartments, there’s always something to do too. Whether it’s drinking outside on the weekends with everyone or just hanging out and having a good time. There’s never a dull moment.
So far, I really like this place. I was worried that I wouldn’t. I met so many people here! This was the right decision for me to stay. I don’t know how I am supposed to go back home in less than four months. It’s going to be hard going from living in paradise everyday to boring dorm life.