Saturday, January 19, 2008

house hunt - speedy and effective

has most of you should now, i landed in beijing on january 7th!

and just for you get an idea of how fast things go in this country, and particularly in country, just let me tell you this: we arrived at 10:30 a.m. and by 1 p.m. we (me and andreia obviously) were already seeing an apartment to rent (which we didn't like). But before going to see that apartment we called an agent (lisa) to search available apartments with certain requirements within a determined area in the city.
so, once we saw the first apartment (arrange by my chinese teacher anita), we visit a park in the city and around 6 p.m. o'clock we were coming back to claudia's (which was the apartment were we slept the first days) and the agent call us to see a studio at 6:30 p.m.! Despite being completely tired me and andreia decide to take a shoot and see it.....and we couldn't be pleased with what our eyes were seing....just this....

and once we entered the studio with the agent…10 seconds later, I looked to andreia and she looked at me and we said “we don’t need to see any other house…this is exactly the kind of thing we want!”.

So, the next day in the morning (Tuesday) we were signing the contract and on Wednesday afternoon we moved to our new home!

…how faster could it be?...we landed on Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon we are settling down on our new home with contract-rent signed and closed for one year!!!!

This was just great…we’re so happy with our new home!

Cheers, 潘伯霖, pan bo lin, nuno

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