After three years of living with my best friends, I'm finally going to live on my own here in Cambodia. Admittedly, it's not very far from their house, about 5 minutes walk. No big reason for the move except I feel it's perfect time to be on my own. I'm renting this aquarium-like, 2 storey building overlooking Siem Reap river with views of mature trees. It's about 10 minutes car ride to the center town. That way I'm not far from my store and I can walk going there. The upper floor (pictured), will be my living spaces and the ground floor my working studio. I used to live alone when I was in Iloilo but there will be minor adjustments to how I operate daily given I've grown used to the perks of living with my friends like having helpers around. I need to buy my own cooking tools and prepare my own food. I love cooking if you don't know. My friends love my seafood angelhair pasta! It'Il be fun to entertain and have friends come over for food and drinks. I will probably hire a helper to help me clean up the place like a once-a-week set-up. I can be lazy and I know I'm a slob so that solves that dilemma. This morning I bought cotton fabrics in a lovely pale gray, almost white, actually, for curtains because, thankfully, I'm not ready to live Big Brother style. I don't want to subject people a mortifying view of me doing my personal effects. But I'm pretty much keen on the idea of letting as much light and views of nature all around me. Saves me electricity on the lighting! I'm scheduled to transfer by February so I'm occupied in checking the installations of aircons, heater and those kinds of stuff. Tomorrow, I have to transfer curtain rods, bed foams and cabinets just to slowly ease my move. Mostly, I'm dreading the packing, again! It was only December last year when we all moved to our current house now. Good thing I haven't unpacked most of my stuff yet. It will be a lot of work but I'm super excited for this new venture.