科比

這次的旅客對我來說簡直就是一個貴人,由於八月要去美國一個月,沒辦法整理房間,要整個月租出去,不然就是要整個月都沒有收入。(已經沒有薪水了還要付房租…嗚嗚)一開始很擔心之際,沒想到來了科比,從七月底住到八月底。

他是一個看起來很挺拔、正直、陽光的大男孩,猜測年紀約在28-32歲左右,沒有年輕男生的輕浮,但還是感覺充滿理想抱負,做跟政治相關的研究。

科比為了學中文來到台灣,他對他的研究生涯有很明確的規劃,畢業後工作幾年,達到一個位置之後再到亞洲學中文,這樣回去就可以爬得更快、更有效率。甚至他對感情也有明確的規劃,他來到台灣並不想跟一般老外一樣四處把妹,因為有一個穩定的女友,而女友給他15個月的時間,時間一到他就回去一起同居。

很少看到有這麼明確目標和規劃的美國男生,尤其是對於感情。

沒幾天我就出發前往美國了,回來台灣我在台南也沒機會見面,直到我回到台北,他已經在附近找到房子,準備開啟台灣生活的新一頁,還幫我洗了床單、被套,真是一個好青年!(OS:覺得他女友也好幸福啊!XD)

雖然我們的交流真是少之又少,但他留了史上最長的評價:

Weichin is an excellent host, she was always very quick to respond if I ever had any questions. Staying here isn’t like renting a hotel room. You are part of Taiwanese household with local roommates that are very friendly and happy to teach you about life in Taipei. As far as the location, arguably one of the best spots in Taipei City. Taipei Arena MRT is just around the corner. The place is close to main streets where you can find shopping malls, grocery stores, nice restaurants etc. But it’s also tucked away on a side street where there are plenty of local spots to eat.

Best things about the apartment:

1) It’s a fully furnished household so you’ll have all the amenities you need in life: (cooking utensils, furniture, electronics, etc… GREAT if you’re staying for more than a couple days).

2) You have your own washing machine and kitchen… that makes life convenient for many reasons.

3) The massage chair is great after a long day of walking around.

4) The room itself is very Japanese-style with sliding paper doors and decorative furniture… it’s fun to say I’ve lived in a place like that now!

5) Weichin and the other roommate are very kind and helpful!

Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to live like a local in Taipei!

覺得第四點超可愛「這是一個日式有拉門、裝飾性傢俱的房間,可以告訴別人我住過這樣的地方很有趣耶!」