Hello, potential flatmates

July 3rd, 2011

This post is mostly for the benefit of the people I’d sent out emails to regarding their apartment listings on Craigslist/Padmapper—I sent a link to my blog to make introducing myself a little easier. So to the handful of regular readers out there, sorry for the redundancy!

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Hi, I’m Bianca. I’m 26 years old, an incoming M.S. Journalism major (specializing in Digital Media) at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. I’ll be flying to New York on July 25, so I can start leasing by July 15/August 1 depending on the terms of the contract—if it’s a reasonable rate with a good room, I wouldn’t mind paying a little extra to hold the lease down. Anyway, I’ve only been to New York once, but I’m pretty excited about moving there for school.

I think I’d make a pretty good flatmate. Even in Manila, unless it’s for work, I don’t really hit the clubs. When I go out, it’s usually something quiet and low-key, like dinner with friends or the occasional trivia night or two (because I’m a geek that way). I rarely drink; I do have wine once in a while, but nothing over-the-top, and no hard booze. I’ve never smoked or done drugs of any sort, but I respect your choices and lifestyle as long as you respect mine. I mostly keep to myself but I don’t want to live with complete strangers, so I’m happy to talk unless I’m swamped with work. I also clean up after myself and generally keep my room organized.

Privacy is a big thing with me, so I don’t poke around other people’s territories. I’m online a lot (for work and for talking to my family and friends), so a fast Internet connection is important to me. I generally don’t watch TV and would rather read or watch shows from my laptop. I also like cooking and baking, so I’ll be in the kitchen as much as I can (saves on eating out, too!)

Hmm, other things. I’m a big bookworm, mildly obsessed with looking for good food, try to go running when I can (not often nowadays though). Pop culture? I like Harry Potter and How I Met Your Mother, among many other things. I get cabin fever when I don’t get to travel. I like nicely scented rooms and white cotton dresses.

For more information about rent payments, feel free to ask me directly.

Some snapshots of my life:

This is a photo from my recently concluded job as a magazine editor. It was from a campaign for Levi's jeans and breast cancer late last year.

This is my boyfriend, James. He's a pilot. And yes, that's the same hat from the previous photo.

I love traveling and I'd like to see more of the world. This is from a 2009 trip to Rome.

This is from the International AIDS Conference in Vienna last year. I'm trying to get into more meaningful reportage, which is why I applied for grad school in the first place.

Another photo from the AIDS conference. I try to be as tolerant and understanding of other cultures as I can.

Feel free to ask any questions about me! I promise I won’t be a psycho flatmate.


One Response to “Hello, potential flatmates”

  1. JJ says:

    awesome post.

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