When I first moved to Korea back in May 2012, I was incredibly happy with my apartment at the Bukbu side of town. Here in Pohang, the city is divided into two main sections, Bukbu (south) and Namgu (north) with a Chungdahm location in both places. My first three months in Korea was at the Bukbu branch and so, my first apartment was also in Bukbu. Man oh man, did I love that apartment! It came with a flat screen tv, new washer, laundry room, decent-size kitchen, which came with a pantry. In addition, the tile behind the sink was my favorite color, green. I felt pretty lucky as I’d also inherited a microwave, laundry basket and slippers. :-)
Later in August, I found out I’d be moving to E-dong and that I’d be working at the Nam-gu office instead. I was unsure of what to expect as I was still relatively new to Korea and was still adjusting. So, while the move wasn’t something I wanted, I decided to make the most of my new but smaller and older apartment by redecorating. It turned out pretty well, see here for a look at my last apartment. In my building, some apartments are slightly bigger than others. So, a few months later, after getting Choco, a three year old poodle, I decided that I needed something bigger. I’ve been in a slightly larger apartment since October 2012 and it is co-zy! For the same rent, I cannot complain one bit.
With more space in my apartment, I divided the space into sections. I find that in doing so, the room is more functional. Chances are, you’ll end up with a studio apartment (one large room with separate bathroom and kitchen. Your apartment should include a bed, closet, tv and washing machine and refrigerator. Consider yourself lucky if you also get a desk, microwave, and any other furnishings. Believe it or not, I have a library, office, gym, and dressing room worked into my apartment while teaching in Korea. Take a look!
The Library. My bookcase is filled with remnants of home and Korea. I bought with me a few books from the states and it’s nice sometimes to take in a read. I’ve also gotten a few knick knacks from Korea while visiting other cities. I also have a few DVD's I bought with me from the states; my favorites of course.