Monday, 10 March 2014

Slow down please

They weren't kidding about how fast time flies. My girl will be two years old next month. T_T
Still very much my lil screamer. ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


Always thought it was something private. But you know, whatever floats your boat. Nak buat baik, tak perlu menunjuk. Speaking of which, I need to go find that other picture.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014


This blog is so neglected. Nana, Zyma are you two still here?

So what’s been going on since the last update?
1.       Renovation for the house is complete. We’ve moved in officially for almost two months now. The house is starting to look like a house, with the furniture and the curtain looking oh-so-pretty.

2.       Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to hunt down a childcare that had immediate vacancy for Nuryn. None near our place but I was lucky enough to get one near my office. The fees are a killer but we were desperate. The curriculum and teachers are awesome though. Kiddo’s picking up Mandarin while she’s there. Did I mention the fees are insane?

3.       I now have another 6 years to get over that incident. Wawasan 2020. Heh.

To keep things interesting. PICTURES!!!
Keeping everything small in a small, cozy place.


Friday, 18 October 2013

The 29 year old intern

A fellow colleague assumed I was an intern. LOL. Either I look super inexperienced or just young. I opt for young.

Hi Nana!! :)

Sunday, 13 October 2013


I miss skiving but my new job seems okay so far.

Since my last entry, a bunch of stuff happened. In a cute summary, my house renovation journey has ended and so has my SAHM stint.

More, later.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Fishtank's progress

Hello neglected blog. You'd think being unemployed would have given me more time but noooooo, spent most of my time on the kiddo. =)

I finally left my contract stint. Yeay. I've been aggressively sending out resumes, diligently going for interviews but nothing good so far. I was offered a position but the location and how the recruitment agent was lying made me turn down the offer. Just being a little choosy this time round.

Renovation is still ongoing at a comfortable pace. But here's how my tiny 4-room unit looks like pre-renovation.

Open the main door and this is what you'll see. Living room.

View from the window side of the living room. Next to the main door is the entrance to the kitchen.

Kitchen + Service Balcony


Bare. We opted out of the HDB standard flooring and door which is probably why our renovation quote is a little on the high side. If we had the flooring and doors, the quote could have easily been $14K.

Renovation was scheduled to start on 1 Aug but because the electricity and water supply weren't activated, the workers had to abandon work for the day. We came by later that day to get them activated and were pleasantly surprised with the amount of sand in the living room. Heh.

diL and I didn't really feel we need to closely monitor the renovation progress so we only checked on things during the weekends. It was also easier since we won't be disturbing the workers. Kinda trusted renoguy that things will run smoothly. So on 3 Aug, we went back to the house. Tiles for the living room were almost done. =)

Grey, matte tiles. We initially chose pretty glittery bronze tiles but they were out of stock. Sad.
diL wanted an open concept kitchen with a bar top for lazy days. Hence, a portion of the kitchen wall was hacked away.
Permit that was required for the hacking.

Bye, bye wall!

diL checking out the wiring, false ceiling and the trunking for the aircon.
Those are the only pictures I currently have. Renoguy mentioned that the house has been painted and the flooring for the rooms will be completed this week. Efficient.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The fun begins

Right. After meeting a bucha interior designers/contractor (from here on, will be known as reno-guys), we've finally decided on one despite bursting our budget. Budget aside, we or rather diL got along pretty well with our chosen reno-guy which is probably the main reason we chose him. His designs are aweeesooommmeee. On our first meeting with him, we spent close to two hours just talking.

After we received the amended quote, we headed to RHB to get a renovation loan. Even if I had $40K in my savings, to throw it all at once would hurt unless there's a 0% instalment plan. Also, I don't have $40K. Side note, that's not the renovation amount.

This morning, diL informed me of the approved loan amount. $28,500. Now to revise the quote further. Kinda a good thing though. The lesser the amount, lesser debt.

So, first up on the renovation - choosing tiles this Saturday. ^_^

Okay, back to checking out reno-guy's previous designs.