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My favourite room

April 2, 2008 by admin

It’s only been barely a month but I have a fondness for our cozy den — I thought a picture of our unusual living room/bedroom would be interesting for Japanophiles.

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By the way, our futon and sheets are from Muji. I think they have good quality items that are moderately priced. Although they are more expensive than Ikea, they’ve got that edge with clean lines and sturdy products.

Living arrangements in Tokyo rival Hong Kong’s cramped flats. I got so used to our shoebox that the new space is simply intoxicating. In Singapore, a “three-room flat” (equivalent to a two bedroom apartment) is the norm and seen as fairly small.

This is a photo of the old place – 16 square metres in full glory:

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Needless to say, I don’t miss it at all but it holds memories of negotiating our way, bumping elbows and knees, through our first year in Tokyo together. The journey was challenging but it makes our new home such a wonderful reward.


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