I’m going to go into my apartment details because I made an Apartment Tour video (seen at the bottom of this post) and I didn’t really want to make my video too long so here I go…
UPON ENTERING(these are stills from the video i taped so the quality isn’t the best)
This shoe rack is one of the first things I bought for my apartment. I got it at SM department store for more or less 300php. On the top shelf, you will find my beanies and hats. Inside the converse box are sunglasses i rarely use (that’s why they’re boxed). Underneath the top shelf are my shoes (not all of my shoes but most of them).
BOOKSHELFI bought the bookshelf at ACE Hardware for 1,800php, if I’m not mistaken. It’s pretty heavy duty, though. I put so much stuff on it and I really thought it would give up on me but it didn’t so I’m impressed. (Fun fact: I assembled this with my boyfriend. yie kilig!)
The books are from either National Bookstore, Fullybooked, Ardent Book Geek (thrifted books. i’m friends with the owner, sam, she’s super nice.) or Morayta x Recto! The glowing globe nightlight (ala Love, Rosie) is from SM Department Store. Got it for around 800php – 1000php.
I have random boxes just to keep things organized (and aesthetically pleasing).
This is my cassette tape player / radio from my dad and lolo. I started collecting tapes and old things since I started living along. I guess it’s just the natural thing to do for me cause I’m very nostalgic about my childhood. I just feel like I grew up too fast and when these things were still in trend, I was too young to appreciate. My room is like a museum, kinda.
These are all my tapes. My most valuable one is the one that my dad gave me. Their band’s album-ish. It was a compilation so other bands were there but, you get the point. It isn’t shown here cause it’s inside one of the random boxes behind it where I keep my most valuable possessions. I got the other tapes from Cartimar, Recto. As you could probably tell, I have an eclectic taste in music. I can’t explain it.
35mm films from my first year in college. I got super into film photography before but I lost funds for it because it turned into such an expensive hobby. When I started doing it, I’d score expired film for like 30php per roll and non expired film for about 120php. Now, it just got too expensive (with printing and developing as well).
DESK AREA & BED
This is my desk area. This is where I work. I bought the chair for around 2,800php at Landmark, Trinoma and the table for 2,100php at SM Supermarket. It doubles up as a drafting table for me because we work on A3 size paper or 15″ x 20″ sized paper. I used to own a separate drafting table because during my lower years in college, we worked on bigger paper.
A more in-depth tour would be seen in the video. The books on my desk are the ones I’m reading right now (i don’t know why but i can’t seem to concentrate on only one):
- The Psychology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained – Nigel Benson, Johannah Ginsburg and Voiula Grand. (Halfway done!)
- The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (Finished it!)
- Journals of Sylvia Plath – Sylvia Plath
- Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
- Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard
- Emily the Strange: The Lost Days – Jessica Gruner
- The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin
I own a MacBookPro 15″ because I just wanted a laptop with a bigger screen. I would still have an iPhone 5c if it didn’t get stolen, but it did so I had an unexpected upgrade to an iPhone 6. My desk is right beside my bed and it’s a double-edged sword. Being near my bed always tempts me to just rest and sleep all day and having the desk near my bed causes me to work a lot, sleep at 5am and use the laptop from my bed.
My bedframe’s from my ninang’s shop (click here). I got it customized. Just a black frame, no headboard. It isn’t shown in the photo though, haha. My white sheets are always from SM Department Store. It costs around 250php on sale, but when it isn’t, it’s around 400php – 500php. My white comforter is from SM as well and i bought it for 999php.
CLOSET / VANITY SPACEI had a small space and it was really more sensible if I just got a nice drawer instead of a clothes rack, but I’m stubborn like that. I really wanted to make my place look a certain way. The rack was around 700php, the hangers were from home, the mirror was 1500php and the plastic drawer was on sale for around 300php.
B E F O R E
My room used to be yellow and I painted it white. It was super difficult because I moved in at December 2014 and i started painting during summer of 2015. I had to move everything around and it was chaotic. I had to sleep at my best friend’s place (her room is like two floors away though, hihi we live in the same building) because my room was so messy. And, oh, I had silver hair then.
That’s it for this post! Hope you enjoyed the video and if you have the time, I’d really love it if you subscribed. Talk to you soon!
♡ ARIA ♡
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