We've pretty much secured a new place of residence, so I guess it's official. Prepare the fireworks and the welcome home parade, because Cyndi and Annalog are heading back to the Homeland!
Cue The Stars and Stripes Forever.
It was quite stressful trying to find an apartment from abroad. Cyndi scoured Craigslist like it was her job, but to our dismay, we either found apartments that were way out of our price range or apartments priced suspiciously low. Come on now. A two bedroom house in downtown Mountain View for $900? I don't think so.
I forgot how hard it was to find housing in the South Bay without a Silicon Valley paycheck. It's a good thing I got my favorite cousin to help me split the bills :)
Just when we had resigned ourselves to settling for a one bedroom with an extra large dining area, our superhero J.W. secured us the apartment right across from her! Yay! We're going to be neighbors. I can already see the shenanigans. Maybe we can play a game of trivia, and swap apartments :)
So what is the plan for this next chapter of life? I'm going to open up my own hagwon...just kidding. Cyndi's going to resume working for the American branch of her current employer, while I'm going to be unemployed. I'm serious. As I reassure my mom every time I speak with her, I'm going to spend the bulk of the fall working on a few personal projects that will ultimately help my application to a doctorate program. (That sounds much better than "blogging and torturing Piggy," right?). Then, I will return to the Motherland in the Winter to teach, and of course, make loads of money. The plan is to spend the next year floating between the Motherland and the Homeland. Thank you F4 visa!
I can't believe that nearly a year as gone by. I guess this means you'll be seeing a lot more retrospective posts. It's going to be like VH1 during an "I Love the 90s" marathon. Stay tuned...