Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dormitory in Shinjuku, Tokyo 東京宿舍

Japanese dormitory

This was what I saw when I arrive at my Shinjuku school dormitory on 1st April. It was really small at 9 sq metres, equipped with only a bed, study table, chair, side table and wardrobe/shelf. TV and fridge was passed down from seniors who had graduated.

這是我4月1日進入新宿宿舍時看到的情況。 面積只有9sq m,設備只有床,桌子,椅子,旁桌和衣櫃兼書櫃。電視和冰箱都是之前畢業的前輩留下的。

Never mind the small space, but what I can't stand is the dirt everywhere! Unlike in U.S, the landlords here don't seem to clean or repaint the walls after the previous tenant move out. Walls generally look like this or even worse in every room...
小也就算了,但是我最受不了的是到處都很髒! 看來日本不像美國屋主,會在新客搬入之前打掃粉刷一遍。而且每間房都差不多,要不就是更糟...

I became really busy to buy lots and lots of cleaning products to clean up the entire room except for the bed which was brand new. The floor was really dirty and I had to wax it to make it shiny and easier to clean. I'd never ever stayed in such a dirty room before -______-
除了床是新的之外,其它都又舊又髒。我幾乎每天都忙著購買清潔用品和打掃整間房間!我從來沒這麼潦倒過...

The blinds, my friends, used to be bluish green. Now it is brownish green, eeks! The rod to turn the blinds is also gone!
窗帘,oh my god... 本來是淺青色的,現在慢慢變成褐色嗎?

The only consolation is the veranda outside to hang some clothes with a really crappy insect net which drops when you slide it. My view is not bad, with a withering tree (attracting some parrots, birds and crows) as well as overlooking a ceiling and a few sakura trees afar.
唯一慶幸的是外面的小陽台,可以掛一些衣服。但是爛爛的昆蟲網一滑就會掉,真是破舊!外面的景色是不錯啦,有一棵引來鳥兒的枯樹和遠處幾棵櫻花樹。

The rest is really crappy. I have to walk 10 14 secs to the toilet at the other end, and walk down 2 floors to access the kitchen, shower and laundry. Shared toilet is bad, as a few girls have bad toilet manners and don't clean up their sh** after their business. Shower room is newly renovated, quite nice, until I see mold appearing on the shower curtains and someone sticking her pad on the wall... eeks! Kitchen... was also clean until everyone moved in and became ridiculously wet and dirty. Laundry costs 100yen, but I wished the dryer can have a low heat setting as well.
其它真的爛到沒話說。廁所,洗澡,廚房和洗衣都是共用的。我上個廁所要走差不多10 14秒才到。也不知道是哪兒一位女生,上完大號之後沒清理座位,弄到現在一間廁所不能用。使用其它設備都得下2樓才能到達,超不方便的!洗澡房雖然是剛翻新,可是最近看到帘上開始發霉了-_____- 也不知道哪兒位沒教養的女生竟然把衛生面貼在牆上,噁心死了。 共用廚房也又濕又髒,沒事最好別用。洗衣需付100yen,烘乾機也沒有低溫的設定。

I'm required to stay in this crappy dorm for a year due to the scholarship, so I'll try to think positively for now... ... For 28,000 yen/month it is already not bad.
由於獎學金規定我們必須住這個爛宿舍1年,所以沒辦法,只好往好的方面想。至少以28,000yen/月的租金來說,是已經蠻不錯了。

18 comments:

  1. O~~~我的天ㄚ~真的還蠻髒的耶
    28000日元是一個月嗎還是一個星期呢?
    還是一個學期?

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  2. 一個月啦!!!一個星期還得了~老娘立刻搬!

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  3. aiyo...poor girl. never expect to be this bad. think your US house is nicer and more privacy. Take care. Miss you *hugs*

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  4. oh my freaking God!!! Conditions are so bad de... the word that came to my mind was "Claustrophobia" - Fear of confined spaces. It's so small! And not cheap.

    Jiayou jiayou!!! Hope your room can be quickly rescued!

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  5. 努力!!! 加油!!! ^_^

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  6. 還真是爛又貴阿

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  7. Dorms r like that m'dear. I too hv endured 1 yr in a dorm in L.A. ;) I know how u feel! Take care of yorself. Trust no one!

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  8. Joanne: Yes...my US apartment was 100 times better...

    Wenhan: Considered cheap cheap in Tokyo liao! It's sorta ok now but I need to get my own microwave soon and not visit the dirty kitchen downstairs that often...

    Zero: 謝謝!

    Tina: 聽說這個價錢在新宿已經算很便宜了!妳肯定受不了這裡!

    Jes: Ya lor...that's why I never wanted to stay in dorms, save some money and move out after a year!

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  9. 真是糟糕的宿舍.........
    環境差我覺得可以自己努力改善...
    可能換個角度、換個心情去面對就好了
    但是碰到爛室友那真的就太悲慘了....
    我對東京的憧憬有點灰暗掉了...

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  10. if there is anything i cannot tolerate it's dirty toliets......

    jia you ah Eva! Hope you can move out to a better place soon >_>

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  11. 28000真是很便宜了,住新宿哪裡啊?百人町嗎?
    不過如果可以住更便宜的那獎學金因該不會有意見吧!
    不過我想很難找了

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  12. 小卓:
    我的日本憧憬也有些破滅了...
    果然還是比較適合來這裡玩。
    不過,我倒是期待進入大學院會不一樣。
    因為我之前是美國大學畢業的,突然來到一個規規矩矩很有禮貌的學校還蠻不適應的。

    purutaru: YA! Especially weekends! Cos the cleaner will be off! Nobody will come wipe the dirty business!!! P.S. Cannot move la, cos the association which is giving me the scholarship, has their office just downstairs!

    austin: 住在北新宿。唉,其實是因為獎學金機構的辦公室就在樓下,他們想我們住在一起方便,而且靠近,有什麼事容易聯絡我們嘍~

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  13. wah! this is the living condition!?
    okay, i think i better tell my friend who wants to go Japan and study next year. Tell her be prepared for it.

    m.Eva ganbatte!


    from Huitian. :)

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  14. Huitian: Ya dorms are like this. Unless your friend pays more for a dorm with studio-like rooms or rent apartment outside. However, $ will be like 2-3 times more!

    Thanks for the ganbatte! :D

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  15. 很明顯
    那裏會讓我想到灰姑娘

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  16. Tina: 那我的乾媽幾時來救我啊...

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  17. 天丫@@...我一直以為日本的環境都很乾淨的說...
    沒想到居然是醬子.....還有那麼沒品的人...

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  18. Erica: 可能是因為宿舍的关系吧?所以特别不乾淨。
    還好經過我一個月的打理之後,現在好多了!真是下了重本呢!
    没品的人還满多的,當然也有些很有禮貌的住户,希望大家能保持环境清潔,我還得在這裡住11個月呢!

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