Rental Flat – My Neighbour/s

Every single day of my life living in this rental unit for almost 5 years, with my son, was really testing how patient I can really be. I only get to sleep during the day as I have Insomnia. I tried all ways to sleep at night (to the extend taking sleeping pills prescribed to me by doctors) but was unsuccessful. In the end, I stopped taking all meds and just live with the insomnia. Anyways, its not about me and my insomnia. Its about the neighbours that I’m surrounded by.

The door to each unit is very close so even when you are just having a normal conversation, the next 2 units beside you can literally hear what you’re talking about ,like a whisper. My unit is in the middle of the stretch of 5 units (10 units actually, 5 of each as its divided into 2). So as I mentioned, the door to each unit is that close, and my closest neighbour is an elderly Chinese couple and an elderly Malay couple. Basically, from what I know, I’m the youngest family on the stretch of 8th floor. The rest are elder people. I don’t really interact with any of them much except for Hi’s and Bye’s. So you roughly have an idea on what I’m about to say.

I was awakened by a loud slam of a gate coming from the Chinese unit, accompanied by shouting and yelling. It was from the Chinese auntie. (Honestly speaking, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME that such nuisance occurs coming from her. ITS EVERYDAY since the last 2 months back and its getting very frequent lately.) As much as I do not know what the commotion was all about, I was very pissed and fumed for getting up in a shocking manner due to the slamming of the gate. So, I shouted at the top of my lungs from where I was, on the bed. I then turned to look at my phone for any msgs coming from my one and only syg (Mus Muliadi). I texted him and told him that I was awakened by the damn noises and he advises me to call the police. And so I did.

Actually, I’m not the ‘kaypoh’ (nosy) kinda neighbour nor am I the fussy type. I’m more like ‘ mind your own goddamn business’ and ‘don’t give a shit and can’t be bothered’ kinda person. In short, I care less what others wanna do BUT when it comes to my sleep….. Damn right, I’ll growl like a tigress and will look at you with piercing eyes, angry, becoz I NEEDED that sleep! For God’s sake! Urrghh…!!!!!!!

The police arrive shortly after I made the call. They went to the Chinese auntie’s unit and then mine. The police came into my house and they asked me questions about my neighbour. I told them everything that I have experienced living next door to the auntie. The 2 police (Chinese guy and Malay lady) asked me if this was the first time I called them and they both told me that this complain about the auntie was not the first time they encountered. It was numerous. OMG!!! They took my statement and advice me to go to the HDB to lodge a complain against my neighbour. They also suggested for counselling on neighbours dispute. And they also told me that if such thing happen again coming from the auntie’s unit, they will issue a stern warning. So as for now, they will only advice the auntie to stop her nuisance. They then went back to her unit and asked me to lock the gate and close the door and they left after.

Thinking that the nuisance from the auntie stopped, the next thing I heard was another argument. WHAT THE HELL!!!!! This time round was from another unit. It came from the Indian family, next to where the Chinese auntie was (2 units apart from me…GRRRR..!) So, can you imagine yourself living in this environment!!!!????? Urrgghhhh….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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