We’ve been staying at our new place for a week now and are moving our things in bit by bit. For now, we got most of the basics covered. Our home is still pretty bare because we’ve yet to decorate it. There are many things we want to do to spruce things up, but these are all in our ‘want’ list and until we have better cash flow, they can wait.
The renovation dust has yet to settle so it’s been quite tedious cleaning the place constantly. Even with the robot vacuum cleaner, we still need to do a lot of cleaning up — mopping the floor and wiping the windows. I’ve started cooking at the apartment and to be honest, I hate my ceramic stovetop.
We paid an extra RM750 to upgrade it to a larger top (with 4 heating elements) but turns out, two can’t be used because they aren’t ‘compatible’ with my pots and pans wtf. So we have to spend more $$ to buy the right pot to use on this stovetop. Damn tulan now because how the hell am I going to prepare a 3 dish meal with just two stovetops?!
I just realised Tesco isn’t all that good when it comes to groceries. The fresh produce there aren’t fresh at all and the meats look as though they’ve been through some train wreck or something. Am missing the luxury of shopping at Jasons Food Hall and Village Grocer now. Yes they are more expensive but I’d rather pay for quality. I also noticed how cheapskate some Tesco customers can be – they open up egg boxes and fruit boxes to exchange and pick the best of the lot. Bloody cheapskates!
Since it’s a SoHo unit, I found it difficult to cook without the entire apartment smelling like food. And the kitchen is small so it’s hard to move around. We’re looking to buy/make a kitchen island so that’s probably our next purchase. Every day, I can smell my next door neighbour’s dinner from my balcony – they seem to like curry a lot. And the neighbour opposite me likes stir-fry. I’ve yet to come across a neighbour with belacan coming out of their front door hahaha! 😛
Last weekend, I went to NSK for the first time and the place was chaos. NSK carries almost everything a household needs except gourmet items. Pricewise, it’s cheaper than your average supermarket and seemingly fresher too. That said, I won’t be buying fish anytime soon. Don’t know how to tell if they’re fresh or not. Will let my mum and mum in-law help me with that.
We scored a good deal for a second hand leather sofa in good condition and it has now become rif’s favourite spot since he watches TV and I don’t. I hate the curtains in the master bedroom – the contractor didn’t do a good job with it and I only noticed it when a friend pointed that out. 😯 😥
I wish I could afford a piano but given our tight budget, that’s not possible. So I’ll be going home to my parent’s (about 10 minutes away) to teach piano on Saturdays. Maybe I should start teaching English since that doesn’t require expensive equipment – just textbooks and stationary. #justsaying
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