Wednesday, December 07, 2005

"Crashed on the floor when I moved in,this little bunk alone with some strange new friends"

So its done. Finally moved out of Graduate Hall and into this flat in Yishun, with three other batchmates. I've never lived in a house on my own or shared one with others before so I'm enjoying the ride so far (I'm not counting living in hostels and the like). Its a 3 bedroom, hall and kitchen setup and is spacious enough for 4 people. I have my own room because of different budget constraints of my flatmates. Its a nice place and the stay so far has been pleasant. The area is quiet, calm and mainly residential. There's the amazing Yishun park next door, which is a great place to enjoy nature, jog or play whichever sport you may fancy. The greenery of the place just amazes you! With foodcourts next door and at regular intervals, we have variety in food as well. But we have cooks with enviable resumes. Ashwin is trained in continental cooking (he's a hotel management grad), Brij and KK can both cook Indian stuff like rice, varieties of dal and subzies (should have used a 'j' there perhaps). I, on the other hand cannot cook to save my life! I think the best thing to have come out any cooking initiative on my part has been an oddly shaped omelet. Of course, in such a situation one feels like a free rider. Hence I have volunteered to wash all the dishes after the all the cooking is done. Fair, methinks, ya?
We have been cooking fairly regularly, except for occasions when the maestros get back late from work. Oh, I forgot to mention that there is a VCD rental store next door so that's a huge plus.
Looking forward to this new experience. The only bummer is that I miss my ceiling fan from hostel. What's this about Singapore and HDB flats. Very few of them seem to have ceiling fans! I wonder why? So stand and table fans have been procured. But its just not the same, you know. And another thing that constantly bothers us is our neighbor's 'chirpy contraption'. Every time one passes by his door, this funny birdy thing goes off and its chirping its head off! Once or twice is fine, but everytime!!?! Tempted to yank out the wires from that thing... But will wait till I've stayed a while longer...

Cheers!
Abhishek.

8 comments:

stuti said...

so is she a woman....this neighbour of yours?!!!!!! one neighbour sends a dog, and now this bird thingy?!!!!!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

clueless actually haven't seen them yet! strange..need to be bit more social...

kush said...

Hehe..cool. I've had a great time living with friends so far. Hope its as good 4 you.

Anand said...

Hey!!

Good show!! Me a Hotel Mgmt grad too From Dadar Catering College!! and now with a bank!! talk about career shifts!!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

kush - thanks man! i hope so too!

anand - cool..ashwin is also looking at the whole FMCG/marketing/corporate planning space. he hasn't cooked anything fancy yet though!

Cogito said...

cool. Drop in at our place during the wkend...will call u tomm

Prerona said...

very interesting ... it brought back memories of young days :)

you cant cook at all? you will learn soon, most probably!

sabji? sabzi - who cares - it will never taste the way mom made it :)

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

cogito - will do sir.

prerona - i am seriously hoping to pick up something from my flatmates! cooking looks mighty interesting...presents the opportunity to be creative as well. aah..ur comment brought back memories of mom's recipes like alu posto and alupotoler jhol. finger licking good.