hope all is well at home everything ok here, been looking at more places to live now realising that its totally normal for them to ask for 3 months rent plus a months bond did see a nice place yesterday that was pretty pricey (275 US a month) but is bit complicated as would pay one month up front then in april have to pay 3 more and i dont reckon i will still be around so wouldnt be able to leave until i had advertised the room got a person and got about 2 months rent of them which just sounds like hassel to me!! if i have to end up doing something like this then il have to but ideally would like to avoid it as means i dont have to plan way in advance when i want to leave and dont have to stress about getting nearly 600 dollars of someone. so will keep looking, waiting for a person to get back to me end of the week about a nice place thats 250......another option is iv meet a guy from london who also wants to teach here and stay maybe 6 months so we could get a house then try to fill the other 2/3 rooms. is an option but as he doesnt have a job yet hes a bit worried about taking anything on. have a vietnamese estate agent showing me some single rooms that are quite alot cheaper but just think it would be so much nicer to stay in a place with other people so prepared to pay abit more.
had another interview a kindergarden where the people where really nice, really liked the place but think maybe i should have fibbed abit about how long i plan to stay as these kindergartens are alot posher and dont want people coming and going....i fibed abit as it was but she really wanted me to say id be around for the next school year.....i said something like its always a possiblity if i really enjoying living in hanoi that i would stay and that often people intend on staying somewhere 6 months and are still there 5 years later but i think if someone else came in and said yes il defo stay next years shes obv gon take them even if they where lying anyway! so not really sure what will happen there will keep looking.
nath going to south africa tomorrow for a month, think hes looking forward to it and hoping that the guys hes working for will actually relax abit as he so busy all the time at home. bit s*** in terms of just hoping he can find skype somewhere!! just been teaching for 4 hours and going to get some food somewhere now and get paid in a few days!!! going to have a slap up meal to celebrate first pay definatly!
lots of love rachxxxx