Hi there, it’s Koty. My hay fever is now driving me crazy. I was amazed that the fact I hadn’t needed any tissues while I was living in Australia, but I’ve got another kind of hay fever only an year later, so I felt like Et tu, Brute?
Well, in Vitalify, I’m a little famous as a person who lives in a JIKOBUKKEN which means a previous resident passed away in a room. Now I became motivated to say it’s a good way to live for us.
It’s even cleaner than other rooms in spite of old flat because if dirt remains in a room, no one wants to rent it. Landlord provides clean environment.
In my case, the rent is half as cheap as in original.
It connects with CHARP, I feel like I’m a little celebrity because I can live a high grade room a bit compare to my original financial condition.
I feel thankful which my colleagues sometimes talk to me about that.
Firstly, although living in Tokyo is so expensive, I still have other common sense which came from Hokkaido. I really want to live in a room which have enough size and low cost. That’s why I decided to ignore another worried factor. I’ve never mind by nature how old the building is. However, it still isn’t cheap enough within an hour where from company I work. I almost had no idea but suddenly I realized there are JIKOBUKKENs in the world!
“Are you safe? Nothing happens?” Everybody is normally worried me. In my opinion, it’s completely OK because Kazlaser who is a Japanese comedian was living in a JIKOBUKKEN. I have great respect for him. He is now well known who has firm position in Japanese entertainment world. I wish I were as lucky as he is.
By the way, JIKOBUKKEN is probably curious situation all over the world. Everybody reacts strongly.
It seems that national character might different faithful for spiritual.
I also introduce rent situation in Philippines.
In general, share house is typical in Philippines. Ordinary house has a lot of extra rooms, and the owner lend them. In that case, it costs 4000 yen per month. On the other hand, to live in apartment will cost 10,000 yen per month. Their average salary is between 30,000 yen and 40,000 yen, so to live in Japan except Tokyo could be cheap.
When I explained to an American that living in Tokyo is so expensive, she didn’t agree anything because living around her area is much more expensive! I don’t really remember, but usually over 200,000 yen per month, she may have said… I can’t live…