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Last night, I finally moved completely out of my old place. What should have been a very simple process ended up being an ordeal worthy of a Taiwanese soap opera, charged with emotion and drama where none was necessary.

Basically, it all comes down to her exceptional stinginess and my own inability to head it off before getting ripped off. Every time something like that happened, I felt like maybe it was just some sort of miscommunication or misunderstanding, and I tried to be understanding. Last night was the last straw, though. She got too greedy.
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Oh, there’s been quite a bit to write about on the landlady front recently! If only I hadn’t been so busy this week, I’d have written earlier. For those of you who don’t know about the old Chinese lady who’s both my landlady and my flatmate, read I Live With a Batty Old Lady. Here’s a re-cap of the last couple of weeks:
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I like my landlady. However, there’s a very fine line that divides charmingly batty from batshit-insane, and she’s pushing it. Her off-handed comments about how dryers are unsanitary and how it’s better to leave your clothes out on a line until they dry are weird to me, but not that unusual for Taiwan. Her daily pieces of advice that she gives me are actually kind of sweet. What happened last night disturbs me. continue reading…

This last week has been a blur. I’ve been moving and working like crazy getting ready for my next job. Unfortunately, moving left me without an internet connection for a few days. continue reading…