Passing by these blocks of apartments along the Subok road, I thought of a fellow mom who decided to live in a flat just to be closer to the school her son goes to.
When we first moved up to Bandar Seri Begawan, we did consider the same thing.
The idea was that I could walk to school with the kids and not have to endure the trying traffic jams and the near non-existent parking spots that really do plagued their school.
Saving time and energy – not to mention fuel!
But having lived in a house nearly all my life, living in multi-storied buildings where I am dependent on elevators does not appeal to me. Besides, I don’t fancy getting blood circulation work-outs that are hundred times harder than wearing compression stockings in cases when the elevator fails.
However, the good thing of living in a flat is that I can escape gardening work – because right now, the neglected state of my small lawn is an eyesore, even to me.
Maybe I should re-consider my housing preferences.