(warning: i might sound like a whiner to you, so skip it~!!) Learning to be an independent guy

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    Mar 08, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    WARNING~!! DO NOT READ IF YOU HATE WHINER, SO SKIP IT~!!


    I have lived in my parents' house for too damn long. icon_mad.gif I always feel uncomfortable by being myself free at their home. So I moved back to Toronto to live by myself. Then finally found the spacey room with clean surrounding at reasonable monthly fee. icon_biggrin.gif I moved to my rental room 2 nights ago, and I really enjoy my room. Introduced myself to roommates, and still getting to know the streets and shops around my location. But what I didn't expect is for a single guy needs so many things~!! icon_eek.gif Such as kitchenware, toiletries, bed stuffs, laundry cleaners, and other needs (roommate's rule: must use your own things, and clean up the area after you use). icon_confused.gif I'm planning to get 32" LCD TV for my room, and my fingers are itching for my ps3. icon_cool.gif LOL Anyway, I'm just starting to live as a single gay guy who learning to be independent, and gotta find a job to support my own butt asap. Hopefully to meet new friends, and show me the gay spots (hang-out area) around Toronto. icon_redface.gif

    So what else should I be aware of as an independent guy?
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    heheh, when each of us moved out of home back in the early 70s we discovered laundry doesn't do itself. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug

    PS we also discovered the hard way that dish soap is not the same as laundry soap!
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    IrisSoul saidSo what else should I be aware of as an independent guy?

    STDs
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    two minute noodles, frozen veges and tinned tuna can be a fantastic meal
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    meninlove said heheh, when each of us moved out of home back in the early 70s we discovered laundry doesn't do itself. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug

    PS we also discovered the hard way that dish soap is not the same as laundry soap!


    LOL thanks for the tip on laundry.

    i'm a housekeeper, well, room-keeper, since i live in my rental room now. so i know how to do just about everything around the house, including fixing things and cooking. icon_biggrin.gif

    only thing i'm not experienced with is TAX~!! icon_neutral.gificon_confused.gificon_mad.gif i'm sure everybody hate tax report yearly. i don't even know if i should file a tax report when i don't have a job yet. i'm confused... icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:33 PM GMT
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    IrisSoul saidSo what else should I be aware of as an independent guy?

    STDs


    thanks for the major concern. you're right, too many people got std, hiv, aids, etc. always use condom no matter what. hopefully scientists will find cure for all.
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    Mar 08, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    jim_e saidtwo minute noodles, frozen veges and tinned tuna can be a fantastic meal


    lol i gotta try that recipe, it sounds delicious. thanks~!
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    Mar 08, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    Making sure you have car insurance, health insurance, a phone, etc. Knowing how much things cost and how to save money on them...I think being a savvy consumer is the most important to being independent. Most of the people I know who have serious debt issues, or even struggle to stay afloat, are the ones who can't really weigh how much things cost versus how much they need them.

    And being tax-savvy is good too. A friend of mine has been living independently since he was about 16, yet always makes stupid, stupid mistakes on his taxes. This year, I told him about 5 or 6 things he forgot to claim on his taxes, and he said "Eh, I didn't owe that much, I'll just pay it." He's my friend, but he's also a lazy, stupid asshole. Never pay money you don't have to.

    As far as being a good roommate goes, always clean up your own messes. If you're absolutely anal like I am, clean up theirs too. My friendship with my first roommates was completely destroyed because they were filthy animals. I didn't help the situation, but living in their filth was definitely the start of our emotional turmoil.
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    Mar 08, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidMaking sure you have car insurance, health insurance, a phone, etc. Knowing how much things cost and how to save money on them...I think being a savvy consumer is the most important to being independent. Most of the people I know who have serious debt issues, or even struggle to stay afloat, are the ones who can't really weigh how much things cost versus how much they need them.

    And being tax-savvy is good too. A friend of mine has been living independently since he was about 16, yet always makes stupid, stupid mistakes on his taxes. This year, I told him about 5 or 6 things he forgot to claim on his taxes, and he said "Eh, I didn't owe that much, I'll just pay it." He's my friend, but he's also a lazy, stupid asshole. Never pay money you don't have to.

    As far as being a good roommate goes, always clean up your own messes. If you're absolutely anal like I am, clean up theirs too. My friendship with my first roommates was completely destroyed because they were filthy animals. I didn't help the situation, but living in their filth was definitely the start of our emotional turmoil.


    good thing i don't own a car, so no need car insurance. that save a lot of money. lol health insurance, i think my health card is fine for now. i do have cellphone with unlimited text to anywhere in north america. icon_smile.gif and luckily, my roommates are very clean and tidy. and last thing... tax... i'll try to be smart and not to screw the law of tax... icon_eek.gif lol

    thanks for the notes. icon_smile.gif