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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paying Rent

My landlord came over today to collect the rent. Since I don't have a way to write a check, I would have to pay her in cash.

So I went to the bank this morning to take out the 9000 RMB (US $1285) that I would need to pay for three months rent plus utilities (In Shanghai, you normally pay rent in bulk like that). I felt a little uneasy carrying all that cash on me, especially after my pick-pocketing incident, but made it back to my apartment without any problems.

My landlord itemized the bills & gave me a signed copy for my records. She's a really nice lady. Too bad I can't say more to her in Chinese. Maybe by the time I give her my last rent payment...


Steve Skinner said...

Yikes, $1200/month! Does it include utilities?

Nancy Lewis said...

Steve, that was $1200 for three months rent & utilities. Much better that way, huh? :)

Steve Skinner said...

Much more reasonable!!