Wahey! So, readers, the long-awaited day has arrived where we, the Eastwood-Reed family, move out of our apartment in World’s Fanciest Hotel and into our actual house! Yippee!
The house, first and foremost, is in Kemang. For those not so in-the-know, Kemang is like an area where a fair amount of the expats of Jakarta live. We are down a dead-end street, which means not traffic, and we are on a lovely wee compound. There are 14 houses. We are in one of the small ones, and it’s perfect for us. There are three bedrooms (I get the one overlooking the pool). Yes, we have a personal pool, but it is quite small, a bit like a king-sized bathtub. I think the term for the house would be open-plan. Downstairs is effectively one big room, which is really nice, as we get to spend more time together as a family.
Also on the compound is a whole bunch of little kids who are constantly coming to get me out for a play. I think I spend more time outside kicking a ball around or playing hide and seek than doing work! Oh well, I’m not complaining! The compound is super quiet, and with loads of tropical plants naturally growing. Also nearby is a supermarket (5 minutes walking distance) and a massive mall (10 minutes)! “What else could you possibly need?”, I hear you ask! Well, the nearest guitar shop is an hour away, so…
Long story short: our whole family loves our house, and we are glad that we have a place that we can make our own. We are so fortunate to have what we have, and we are grateful for it everyday.