Since coming to AIU, I have had to become more dependent, and more cautious about the things I do. Compared to back home in Hawaii, I need to cook more, be careful of waking my roommate up at night, pay for gas, water, and heater bills, and clean my apartment unit that I share with my roommate.
roommate and me have a good relationship, but I remember for our first
few weeks living together, he complained about me making too much noise
when I walk. I tried to be careful after that, but occasionally I would
wake him up at night because I would drop something on the floor
accidentally. By the end of the semester, I have gotten better at being
more quiet at night, but I discovered that regardless of how quiet I try
to be, it is really hard to not make noise in the apartments at AIU. Other students seem to have the same problem with the noise like me and my roommate.
bed makes a sound whenever I try to move in my bed, and regardless of
how quiet I try to be, the floor always makes a noise whenever I walk on
it. Usually if my roommate wakes up at night when I am around, it is
usually because he cannot sleep not because of me.
for me, I am not as sensitive to the noise, and I even told him that he
could have a party here at our apartment, and I would not have trouble
sleeping. Occasionally he watches video at night on his computer
without headphones at low volume, but it does not bother me. I remember
that one time a lot of the Taiwanese people came to our apartment to
talk to my roommate at around 2am. I only had two hours of sleep the
night before, so I went to sleep a few minutes after they arrived. I am
not sure how long they stayed for, but I had slept through the noise.