I became quite jealous after visiting a friend at Seaside Residences in Siglap. I was going over there to hang out with him since I hadn’t seen or talked to him in a long time. Once I got there, all I could think about was how much his place looked in comparison to mine. He had a bigger bedroom and living space, he had a nice view of the sea, and he even had a pool to swim in whenever he wanted. My friend was practically living like a king, while I was in some simple apartment that only had a small amount of room and didn’t even have a pool. It became even worse once I went back home, because everything look sub par.
There was no getting over what I had seen that day. My only options were to keep living in that same old apartment, or get a room in the Seaside Residence like my friend did and enjoy what they have to offer. I asked my friend how much he was paying for rent in the Seaside building and I couldn’t believe the price he told me. We were paying the same amount for rent, but I was getting much less, which made me feel as if I was getting ripped off by my landlord.
I made arrangements to move into the Seaside building and out of my old apartment. My landlord wasn’t too happy to see that I was leaving, but I didn’t care. There was no reason for me to keep living there when I could get a much better living experience from another place for the same price. He’s lucky I didn’t make a big complaint about it, but I was just wanted to get out of there and start my life in the new place by the sea.