And we made it. We found a beautiful spot as perfect as can be. We are now living in the middle of the French Concession in a new renovated apartment which is part of an old Chinese Lane House. And I mean old. When you walk into the lane and especially into our building the sight that meets you makes you think of something from an old old oooold movie. Things are lying around everywhere, you can not tell what is what because of old dust, the Chinese inhabitants are cooking and washing all sorts of random places. Then when you walk into our apartment on the third floor it is like stepping into another world. New, modern, peaceful and clean. Such a beautiful contrast.
We have visited quite a lot of apartments but when we visited this one I fell in love instantly. Unfortunately another girl did as well and she offered the landlord 500 RMB extra in rent (yes this is China) and she got it. So frustrating! After that I compared all other places to this perfect spot and I must have been such a headache for my boyfriend. Nothing was good enough and I kept visualizing myself sitting in that grey sofa with a big cup of tea.
To our luck the landlord called us a week later and said that the girl for some reason could not move in and we were the next one on her list. We happily accepted!
China is such a magical place aaaand..
visulization visualization visualization. Such a powerful thing