Struggles of Living Alone

Are you living alone? Dorm? Apartment? Or just anywhere out of your parent’s? If yes, then definitely you should read this and I guess you can relate with this post.

I’ve been out from my parent’s house for more than a year already; and I realized there’s both an advantage and disadvantage of living by yourself. You might consider some difficulties as disadvantages of living alone, but these might just be some struggles you need to overcome or be adjusted. I came up with a list according to my experience and is actually just for fun too!

  1. You always end up talking to yourself

You can’t help but to talk to yourself while cooking, watching movies or whatever you’re doing. “That character in the movie was so dumb!”, “What do you want to eat, Kath?”, “Get up now and stop facebook-ing!”, “That show is so boooorrrinngg!”… these are just a few of my daily own though bubbles. LOL!!! And a lot more of talking to myself.

  1. You realize you can’t cook 1 cup of rice

I then realized that cooking 1 cup of rice with rice cooker isn’t a good idea at all as it always end up being overcooked. The solution? Cook 2 or 2 ½ cups and I end up eating more. Uggh!! But more often, I cook more rice that could last til my dinner.

P.S. As of December 2016, I found a solution and I’ve been cooking 1 cup or even half cup of rice!! Buy yourself a worthy rice cooker like Zojirushi Japanese Rice Cooker and it cooks yummy and fluffy rice!

  1. No brother or anyone to throw the trash at night for me

Let’s be real… throwing trash is disgusting and definitely every girl wishes not to do! In 23 years of my existence, it was just last year that I get used into throwing garbage out. My brother or anyone from my parent’s house would always do that. And yes, I always have to remember to throw it at the end of the day so I won’t have these teeny tiny garbage flies.

  1. Flying roaches

ANY. FLYING. INSECTS? Get the hell out of me please! I would never have the “skill” and strength to kill flying roaches. In the first place, why are they even made?! Geez! Even if I keep my place clean, they always find ways to enter my place through the space in my main door or just anywhere else. Always make sure you keep a multi-insect spray. I also discovered this roach gel that comes with a syringe applicator. I line all the open spaces with this gel: main door, windows, laundry area door (this where most of the roaches from the outside enters).

  1. Going out or Staying at home

Go out or STAY. Sometimes it gets too boring and you wanted to just go out, but you’re too lazy to get dressed wherein it’s much more comfy to stay at home in your PJs, eat chips and watch movies. Hello there, Netflix!

  1. You get a bit homesick sometimes


You miss your family and your friends. Most especially if your main squad is somewhere in south and you’re in the north… pole. LOL! Kidding aside, you just miss your family! Especially if you have a hilarious, sweet, little munchkin nephew! Not that we’re miles apart, but the hustle and bustle of traffic in Manila (or should I say everywhere) makes me wanna just stay at home.

  1. Lost keys


You don’t want to lose your key in any way. It’s as important as your wallet and phone. No keys? NO ENTRY. I have lost it once and I had to call my dad to bring the spare key. Surely, I would never ever want it to happen again.

  1. Paying your own bills


It’s the time of the month where you will be in line to pay for your own bills instead of a department store counter. And you just have to do it or else you’re dead with no electricity, water and phone line.

  1. Getting up and preparing your own food is one, big, real struggle


It’s always a struggle to wake up early and prepare your own food especially if you slept late because you’re stalking an online store which is on sale or you had movie marathon. Most likely it’s a super late brunch at 2pm or 3pm. And sometimes, you have to thank easy-to-cook meals (i.e. Ramen, microwaveable meals) were invented! And when you started eating, you just can’t stop! All day “stress-eating” wherein you’re not stressed at all!
Not to mention, the struggle to get up and cook for yourself when you’re sick or on PMS or having severe dysmenorrhea!



Okay, ladies! I know you will all agree with this! Ughhh! The horror of dressing up for a day/night out or for an event and the dress you plan to wear has its zipper at the back. THIS. IS. THE. REAL. STRUGGLE! If only you can ask your neighbor to zip it up for you! LOL!

P.S. We all know that pizza will always be our bestfriend-on call!


Can you relate on this? Let me know what you think of this post by dropping a comment down!

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4 thoughts on “Struggles of Living Alone

  1. Ash says:

    lol. i can relate. You never appreciate good free food, until you leave home. Not only do you pay for it, you also have to make it. The struggle is real

  2. Jemima says:

    I don’t live alone but I relate to most things on this list.
    I talk to myself all the time, alone or not! I’ve been known to ask for my own opinion in certain cases.
    Me: What do you think?”
    Other Person: Well, I think-”
    Me: No, I wasn’t referring to you.”
    Person: …there’s no one else here
    Me: Well that’s rude, I’m standing right here
    Person: Er… I’m going to go now.
    Yes, I’m a hoot.
    I usually boil my rice so I hardly have a quantity problem. And if you end up with too much, just leave it in a pot and slowly heat it next time you want to eat it. Best to do so the next day though, or it’ll go bad.
    I still don’t have to throw away the trash so yay.
    I leave my room whenever I see a flying roach and then I just kinda hope for the best. This one time though, I thought the roach had gone and I went to sleep and I woke up to it crawling on my body. Absolute friggin nightmare.
    Staying at home is always my choice.
    I live in a dorm so if I lost my keys, I’d probably just use my roommate’s. Why not store an extra key somewhere near your house? I know it’s a security risk but it seems better than having to call your dad.
    I always buy food. Always. It’s actually cheaper to buy food over here than to cook. You can even get prepared noodles, if that’s what you’re craving.
    Yeah, I have this corset that has to be hooked at the back and, if there’s no other person in the room, I start considering alternate clothing options.
    Great post.
    All the best.

    • Khei says:

      Hi Jemima! Thank you for dropping by my blog. Yes, I kinda have the habit of talking to myself too all the time lol. Good thing you have a roommate… unluckily, I don’t have and I’m living all by myself. And keeping a key outside my place isn’t a good idea as I live in a condominium-type and no place to keep it safe.

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