Thursday, 31 May 2012

Miserable boarder no more

Mention three things that people usually say about being a boarder (anak kosan)!
Eating poorly, living uncomfortably, and suffering a monthly shortage of cash. This is mostly true for students who live away from home. But it doesn’t have to be this way, you know. You can have enjoy living the life of a boarder if you just know how to do it. Check out the following tips.

  1. Make sure you know the basics of living alone. You no longer live in the predictability of your parents’ fully-stocked fridge. It’s time to do everything by yourself. Get and stay organized!
  2. Choose a boarding house near your school or college. That way, you don’t have to spend time struggling in traffic jams as you can walk to school. It saves money and is healthier.
  3. If possible, choose a boarding house that provides a living room for visitors. The bedroom is a private place, so you don’t want any people checking out the mess in it, right?
  4. If possible, choose a boarding house with the landlord/landlady living nearby. So whenever there is a problem with anything or anyone in the house, you can come and see her for solution.
  5. Make your room as comfortable as possible. Keep it clean. A comfortable room will help you study better.
  6. Manage your monthly budget well. Make a list of expenses. Allow yourself to have savings that you can use in case of emergency. It’s not so much about how much money you have as how you manage it.
  7. Eat and rest well. Being sick away from home is surely something you don’t want to experience. Source: C n S magazine 

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