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  • Hey, guys.

  • Came down here.

  • Welcome back to my channel.

  • I'm sorry.

  • I've been gone for so long.

  • As you can see, I'm in an empty room in my apartment, which you can all probably guess that.

  • Yeah, I've moved out.

  • So I'm very happy to have a new fresh start.

  • So because I've moved out of this apartment, I've been gone for about a week.

  • I really wanted to give you guys a full empty apartment or to show you guys where I lived for the past two years.

  • I'm also going to be talking about the prices, the rent for this apartment.

  • Why we chose it at the end of the video.

  • So without photo do, let's start the tour.

  • Here is the kitchen and living room.

  • And this is what you see when you first entered the apartment.

  • So as you can see, it's pretty spacious and has a lot of room.

  • The kitchen is quite large.

  • I think I really love this island because it makes things so much easier when you're cooking.

  • Luckily, the apartment came with a fridge and a washing machine, so we didn't have to buy our own.

  • So we save some money there.

  • The stove is pretty standard.

  • But I was so happy to find out that we had gas stoves.

  • I don't really like those induction stoves.

  • I much prefer gas.

  • We have an oven.

  • The storage space in this kitchen was actually quite decent, but I found that it wasn't enough, especially when I started baking inside the country.

  • This is where the microwave goes and yet lots of space in here and in these drawers.

  • This is where our cutlery goes.

  • And then I used to put my pots and pans plates inside here.

  • This is one of my favorite things in the kitchen.

  • This pantry.

  • I love it so much, So much space to put all my herbs and spices.

  • I have a dishwasher.

  • I actually never really use it that much, but it's there, and it's handy when I needed it.

  • Now one of the main things that drew us to this apartment was this storage room.

  • I have a lot of stuff, so I need a lot of space to store it.

  • So this room was perfect for that.

  • Then, next to the storage, we have the laundry area.

  • We've got a washing machine and a dryer.

  • I actually never, ever touched the dryer.

  • We usually just hang stuff ourselves.

  • Just let it dry naturally.

  • But yeah, this all belongs to landlords.

  • So it was great that we didn't have to spend money on it.

  • So this here is the living area.

  • Now I look at it, it's quite spacious, but when we had furniture in here, we didn't have enough room to put a dining table in, unfortunately.

  • Um, but yeah, let's go outside of the balcony.

  • One thing I loved about this place was a view like, Look at this, guys.

  • We have a city view.

  • So as you can see, we lived right in the middle of the city, and it was great.

  • Um, you can see down there.

  • That is George Street.

  • You can see the trams sometimes.

  • Yeah, it's very, very convenient.

  • This area outside was quite nice.

  • I never really went outside that much because it was quite dusty because it's in the city.

  • And I'm like, highly allergic to dust.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • Now going back inside to the left.

  • This was our bedroom.

  • So we were thinking of using the on suite as the main bedroom, but we realized that if we use this as a computer room, it would heat up way too much and we get too hot because the sun is quite strong inside this bedroom.

  • So, yeah, we decided not to do that and put our bed in here instead.

  • It is pretty small, but look at the view.

  • Guys love it.

  • It's so amazing.

  • This is the closet.

  • So I had a lot of space.

  • I had a chest of drawers in there, but I moved up to my new apartment, but yeah, there's a lot of room inside here.

  • It was just perfect for me.

  • The draws here also came with the apartment, So yeah, it was really handy to have.

  • I love having draws.

  • I can organize my clothes better.

  • And there was this little area here where we just put a mirror and, you know, ironing board.

  • This is the bathroom.

  • So here's a shower.

  • It's quite small.

  • I didn't mind the size, but what I didn't like was that there was no door.

  • So water would, like, split out when we shower.

  • We had a bath mat there.

  • Yeah, it would always get soaked.

  • So we had to pull it back a bit.

  • But besides that, everything else is great.

  • I love how much storage that is in this bathroom.

  • So you guys know me.

  • I have, like, so much skincare.

  • So this was perfect for me.

  • So see, that guy's the amount of storage in this bathroom was insane.

  • I actually filled up most of these shelves towards the end.

  • Um, yeah.

  • I had to get rid of a lot of stuff because yeah, I tend to hoard skincare.

  • Right.

  • Moving on.

  • This is the second bedroom.

  • Now, we use this as a computer room.

  • So we had the computer and my makeup table here.

  • We wanted to use this room as a computer room because it was darker and it wouldn't hit up as much apartments.

  • Actually, pretty warm, because it's quite high up.

  • We have a second balcony, To be honest, I don't know why we have a second balcony.

  • We never went out here because if he's not that gray and I just used it as a storage.

  • So put suitcases there, but yeah, this room is also pretty spacious.

  • This is Eric's closet.

  • It's a lot smaller than my closet, but he doesn't have as many clothes as I do, so it was perfect for him as well.

  • So the closet is a lot smaller.

  • And as you can see, we left the chest of drawers in there because we didn't need it.

  • It looks really good in that it fits perfectly.

  • This is the on suite bathroom, and I'm gonna be honest with you guys.

  • I use this as a storage.

  • I didn't see the point on using two showers because it was only me and Eric in this department.

  • And using both showers means more cleaning.

  • So, yeah, we also have a lot of storage in this bathroom once again.

  • So believe it or not, this bathroom is filled with stuff.

  • I also had a bathtub, which is really cool as well.

  • Now, we did have a swimming pool.

  • It was raining the day I filmed, so I didn't go into swimming pool.

  • But we had a nice view of the city from the pool, and yeah, I mean, I didn't really use it that much.

  • To be honest, we had a nice barbecue area.

  • Um, you know, I used to come down once in a while, but I really use it that is my empty apartment tour in the place that I lived in for two years.

  • So I'm now going to talk about the costs and the location and why I chose this apartment.

  • So the cost.

  • This apartment was almost $1000 a week to rent, and that was pre covid.

  • So after Copa, we actually got a little bit of a discount.

  • But yeah, in Australia, they charged rent by week, so $1000 a week, approximately $4000 a month now.

  • I'm very well aware that it's very expensive, but Sydney is one of the most expensive city to live in the world.

  • And also, if you do go a bit further outside of the city, it does become cheaper.

  • But the reason why we chose this apartment when we decided that we were going to move to Sydney in 2000 and 19, Eric and I knew nothing about Sydney.

  • I've only been to Sydney like a couple of times before for work, and I would only say for maybe one day, two days, then go back to Perth straight away.

  • So I never really got the chance to explore other suburbs, so we decided when we moved to Sydney that we were going to rent in the city for a year, try and explore other suburbs and then eventually move out into the suburbs when we decide to move.

  • Now, yes, so one of the downsides of living in the city, the noise.

  • It's very noisy because Sydney drivers are crazy.

  • They just beef and everything.

  • It's like just chill.

  • Anyway, where was I at?

  • So the original plan was to move to Sydney, explore for a year, move out and then, you know, settle down.

  • But okay, Unfortunately, COVID came up when our lease expired for this place last year.

  • And I wasn't really comfortable going out to apartment viewings.

  • Drink over now during covid.

  • All the apartment viewings like they were all done online anyway, so I didn't really want to move into a place without seeing it in person first.

  • And also because of what was going on, I wasn't really comfortable moving, so we decided to sign for another year and got a red reduction because of you know what was going on.

  • When we first moved to Sydney, I actually already had my eyes set on this apartment building because I was looking online for apartments for a couple of weeks before we came over.

  • Now I believe we looked at eight apartments in this building.

  • This was actually the very first apartment I visited.

  • And initially I didn't like it mainly because the corner apartment they looked like a penthouse because they were all open window, which looks stunning in the photos.

  • So when I went to look at the apartments in person, I don't know, like departments were smaller.

  • Also, the layout was kind of strange.

  • And yeah, there was just a lot of things that I felt that wouldn't work for me.

  • So I went to a few different buildings around this area, and this was apartment I kept coming back to, mainly because they had a storage room, so that was really unique.

  • And also, the space in this apartment was really great for two people.

  • So whenever friends would come over, they would have a spare room that they can stay in.

  • The location was good.

  • Size was great.

  • So yeah, that's why in the end we chose his apartment.

  • I am very, very glad I stayed in this apartment because, okay, first of all because it's in the middle of the city.

  • I can just literally go downstairs and everything.

  • Is that food, shopping, trained, whatever I wanted, just good as this convenience.

  • This place was absolutely amazing.

  • Love that.

  • And I would definitely miss that the most about this place.

  • There are a lot of complaints I have about this place is, well, the main one being that there's no car park.

  • So I actually think that the fact that I was paying almost $1000 a week for this apartment and having no car park is kind of ridiculous, because there are a lot of apartments in the city going for around the same price or cheaper that has a car park.

  • So that's one downside.

  • But at the same time, I felt like we didn't really need a car for the first year anyway, because we were just exploring the city.

  • But now that I've been in Sydney for almost two years now, I feel like it's time to move on, and I really wanted to get out, get a car, explore other areas, so yeah, that was one of the main reasons why we wanted to move out.

  • Um, I mean, I love this location, but at the same