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one moment

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the moment


this photo was taken on one of the days when I took a day off to monitor the renovations back in December 2010. It was late, everyone had left, leaving just Donald and I. I was taking a break, sitting on a stool in the corridor leading to the bedrooms, and having a moment.

With the cove lights illuminating the living room, dining room and the kitchen partially, I felt really contented. It felt like home, really cosy. I felt that I could sit there and watch the areas forever. *grin* It was just awesome watching everything come together into this place we call home. The feeling was far out.

We officially moved in 21 December 2010. It was the best Christmas present from Donald ever, getting to move in before Christmas. We cleaned, unpacked, stocked up everything in two days, and then we had to go back to work after those two days. It was kinda insane. And then after work, we’d embark on a 40min journey back home, where we’d still start cleaning and tidying up the whole house.

To today. The past couple of weeks have been perfect, living in our own flat. Donald and I have been catching up with some tv programs, and some free channels we scored for a month as part of our cable subscription. It feels damn good to be able to watch any channel at any time.

Last night we had friends over for dinner for the first time. I put the bread machine to good use, after letting it take a break for almost a year. It churned out some pizza dough, and we used the pizza stone for the first time too (which was quite the experience!!). The oven has been put to good use too, I’ve missed having an oven to bake. What a difference it makes!

Donald got busy too, searching for the right mahjong table. Geez. He took WAY too long IMO. Justina arrived and gave me a hand with the macaroni and cheese. I reckon still not enough cheese. haha =P Of course we had desserts, and then a round of mahjong whilst Kenneth & Leon watched some tv.

It was awesome. I reckon even the boys had some fun with company. Definitely looking forward to many more of those!

Can’t believe we are almost 10 days into the new year. I can’t believe how time have flown, and that in a month’s time, I’d have been back in SG for a year. It’s been quite an eventful 2010. New job, new friends, new flat, renovations, moving in. I’ve been placed in situations that are out of my comfort zone, and I’m learning to deal with them. Guess it’s all part of the growing up process eh?

Other than that, can’t wait to fly through 2011. I reckon it’s gonna be bigger and better. For now, i gotta get down to cleaning some glass. Bah =P

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settling in

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phew. it’s been awhile. the dust has finally settled, so have the boys. and so have Donald and I.

we officially moved in 9 months after we signed the papers to buy the flat, and it has been an eventful 9 months of which, 6 months were a great experience, the last 3 months was a not-so-great and tedious experience. having said that, overall, it was great. =) wouldn’t have swapped this home for anything else.

there are still some loose ends to be tied up, so will wait for everything to be done up before I start posting photos!

till then, hope everyone had an awesome Christmas, and here’s looking to the 2011 New Year!

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i swear there is this love hate thing going on between our contractor and us. One min we are cool, the next min it’s otherwise. Sigh.

was a really long today for us today, with me having to work and then heading straight to the new flat before we meet the contractor at 2pm. Donald could have slept in but he had to drop me off at work. Aww =P

we had found some defective tiles previously and wanted to inspect the rest of the flat. So it was us on fours, mapping the tiles, tapping away and checking for scratches. We had gotten some 600mm x 600mm glossy floor tiles so scratches were a huge issue, especially when we haven’t even moved in!

the contractor got there and we showed him the defects. Thankfully he agreed with us, though he asked us to a little bit more lenient towards some scratches. Even the electrician balked when he saw the amount of tape on the floor.

and then we got the news about some delays in the carpentry. Sigh. We then moved the shifting and delivery back by a week for good measure. We are fortunate to get some very decent tradesmen who are accommodating towards our needs. For that I’m thankful.

back to the flat tomorrow to confirm the mapping of tiles. Can’t believe my Saturday just went by like that. At least i had a satisfying seafood dinner! Had been craving for some decent crab for ages, and i had the most awesome crab pincer today! Yum..! =)

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