Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas @ Mid Valley 2010

I adore all of these cute huge bears, puppet, nutcrackers at the Mid Valley 2010 Christmas Decoration.

I think it's a dream of every child to have such wonderful toys. I even see some kids hug and lay down on those toys until their mum have to pull them off ...
Not forgetting to place myself among these cute toys.
And hugging a huge bear at the mall for photographs. How I wish I can take him home with me ... to me new home :)

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The 1st Day @ New Home

After almost 3 weeks of packing all my stuff in to boxes sponsor by Joan, we finally move out from Wangsa Maju at 30th October 2010 officially to our new house at Kota Kemuning.

I hired a 5 tan lorry- Mr Tan 019-2778829 from Wangsa Maju (Condo) to Kota Kemuning (Landed) cost us RM400 with 3 workers. They are movers workers, which provide service for house moving or office moving. (Not those temporary lorry and workers that work partime). I am quite satisfy with their service. Quite impressive the speed they move our things which is very fast. I add extra RM30 for the wrapping of my mattress. They also provide service such as un-install and install your furniture. And of cost they will charge extra too. Cons are they didn't fill the lorry fully which makes me need to travel another time back to Wangsa Maju to collect some remaining stuff. My fridge and washing machine was working fine as usual after the move, but my LCD Monitor got a bit of problem after the move to my new house.

Alternative you can select and call any number at the tiang that I snap a picture down near my previous condo. Price around RM350 for 3 tan lorry with 3 workers.
Here we reach our new house. The wiring is still pending for TS brother to come and fix it, so wires wondering around the electrical box until today.My Guan Yin Goddess looking great ~~ The most perfect part on my entire house. The rest of the house was a total mess now.

TS brother couldn't finish installing all the lights on his last visit, so some areas of the house are with lights, no fan(craft room and 2 bedroom upstair); some areas with fan no lights (master room); some areas totally no light (kitchen, car park). But we manage to have a temporary workaround where we use stand lights and table lights for almost 1 month. We didn't want to spend extra money for lights installation. It is better to let the person who did the wiring (which is TS brother) to install the lights as he will know which wire connect to which wire.
Here is the living area, he manage to install 4 down lights with fan for us.
Here is the living area/ dinning area. Notice there is a small mattress beside the photo, we have a small rest and lying around that small mattress while waiting for the furniture to arrive.

The first furniture that arrive on the day was the dinning table. I like wooden dinning table, but for the sake of cleaning and long term use, we go for temper glass dinning table. I initially wanted a full white color temper glass dinning table. But after a few walks into the furniture shop, we order this temper glass dinning table with black borders. Why not the one we ordered? This is because the one I wanted at least cost us RM2000 and above.
The shop have communicate with us as the previous model was out of stock and advise us to have this. I gladly said YES ~ of course. The dinning table cost us RM1300 including 6 chairs. The dinning table are made from solid wood and they are extremely heavy.

The room down stairs are now in a mess of all the boxes that contains things which belongs at the ground floor.

Here is my dry kitchen. The contractor manage to install the sliding door before the day I move in. Looks great hor~~? But it cost us RM1500.

Next: Curtains, more lights, sofa...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Moving- in Ceremony

I have abandoned my blog for more then a month. No updates for so long, as I finally got my internet connection in my new house after 2 weeks of nagging and chasing to our telecom company - TM. This is the 4rd week that I have stay in my new house.

Here is some brief pictures I took a month ago. The moving -in ceremony was on the 23th October 2010 (Sifu choose the date).

We have a simple move-in ceremony, but not as simple as we thought.

To cut the story short, first, we have to invite the Goddess - Guan Yin(观音菩萨) to our new house, then set up the charcoal fire(火炭炉) and cook a kettle of water. After the water is boiled, we need to carry the rice pot, a pair of broom and boiled water into the house.

Here is the total white Guan Yin that we choose and some modern praying accessories. The Guan Yin cost us RM518 and the cabinet is RM593 with tempered glass top.

We were working hard to make the water boil in a 11am morning. The weather was extremely hot.
TS crossing the boiling kettle with the rice pot.

Almost all the renovation is done. But the carpenter piss me off by delaying and kitchen work and my wardrobe. Due to this issue, we have to delay our actual day moving in until the second last day of the month. My solid surface wasn't ready until 30th October. He drag my work for more then 2 months. The kitchen cabinet are as what we expected.

Here is the look of the walk in wardrobe of my master bedroom. I feel disappointed the first look on the cabinets. It is just some plain and simple and it cost me almost RM5000 for this wardrobe and the sliding door to separate the walk in wardrobe and master room. It isn't what I imagine and dream of. I wanted those Ikea wardrobe feel, which all the drawer, wire basket and compartments but we didn't went for Ikea as the quality of wood.
The most disappointment was the basket tray. I wanted 3 basket tray but he install 2 for me. It doesn't look like a laundry basket tray when I put my clothes. It looks more like a basket tray for the kitchen. What do you think? I have argue with the carpenter and he claim that the basket for wardrobe and kitchen are the same! The handle of the drawer look so awkward. I totally don't like the design of the wardrobe at all. The clothes rail are way to high for my height to hang clothes. Every time I have the climb up a small stool to reach the rails. I can't understand why the carpenter didn't think of this issue.
He is such a irresponsible guy where until today, he still haven't finish what we requested we made. Well, never mind as we still owe him money. Let see how long he will drag and I will only pay the remaining amount after he finish everything.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pre-wedding makeover

I just manage to finish my work at 1am. Just to write a quick post.

I went for my pre-wedding photo shot at 5th Oct 2010, Tues.

I sign the package from Keep Gallery, which includes 4 dress + hair do, 2 album, 1 large + 3 small photo frame.....One thing good about this wedding house is we will get all the photo's soft copies back (4R size for unselected photos)

It wasn't a sunny day, drizzling rain on and off at Putrajaya. I am still thankful that it didn't rain too heavy.

We prepare quite a number of tools, such as lollipops, bubble gun, rose pedals,devil plush for the photography session. Hope the photos are towards what we expect.

Here is one of my dress and hair do for the indoor shot. How do I look?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Eating healthy Salad

A few weeks back, my friend took me to an Italian Restaurant - Nero Teca for lunch. I ordered this salad which cost RM30(Of cost I'm not the one paying). I just don't understand why a bowl of salad is so expensive. Maybe because got prawn and salmon?
This is what I prepare my salad at home. Some lettuces, cherry tomato, grapes, sunflower seeds and cashew nut. Add some French dressing and it taste good.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Renovation Part 3 - Paints

One of the most tough decision to made is the choosing the colors of the house. The cost for re-painting the whole house(interior walls) is RM4000. It's so hard for me to decide what colors I want to paint as I love colors, colors that I like might not be suitable for a house.

As promise, let see how is my house now after painting.

Here is the living and dining room ~ I choose natural brown color compliment with beige color.

At the kitchen area, I choose "apple white" color. We view the sample wall from the contractors, it was actually white in color, but the contractor told me it will have some greenish color on the white. Ended up it a bit light greenish on the kitchen and the maid area. I think it should look good with my white and black kitchen cabinets.
They have also paint our backyard wall ~!
Let's see how its the upper part of the house.

Here is the family area~ I choose khaki green color with is a continuous matching color from the living/ dinning area.
Purple color on the master room ~ a bit disappointed on the color as I would like a more deep purple color. Its look more pink purple to me. All the rooms matching white color is "orchid white" which means there is some pink colors in the white color.
The 1st small room and my craft room is in blue. Oh my~ I love this blue color so much~
The second room I color it in to pink color ~~ Sweet sweet color ~~

One thing the contractor did was the shower screen on the master room. He did half of the opening area~~ should ask him to do 70% of the width. I scared the water will split out~ Lets see how after we move in~~We spend the last weekend to buy more lights. Brought everything except the living area light. Estimated spending on lights will be around RM2500 for the whole house. Next shopping list will be the curtains ~

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Renovation Part 2

Another 2 weeks later from the Renovation Part 1, my contractor have finish almost 50% of our house renovation.

The auto gate was install. Both of us was so funny trying to open the auto gate door without knowing it can be only open with a remote control!~ so stupid.

Let see the back yard~~ hooray! It is done. The floors are cement too. No more muddy dirt stains on the back of the wall.
This is our neighborer's house backyard
We have added additional water pipes at the back yard. Ease of cleaning the backyard.
After I deliver the sink to the contractors, they manage to build the tile concrete top L shape at my wet kitchen. I must say they are so quickly on deliver the house to us.
To my surprised, the carpenter had finish his work (he promise to deliver at end of September), but we saw the cabinets of the kitchen and the cabinets of the master room in our house. I think we can move in by end of September as everything seems like in early schedule.

The last visit to my house, we paid the 2nd payment. I have choose the colors of my house. I hope it won't look like kindergarten as it will be colorful ~ I choose blue, pink, purple, green, brown..... Does it sound like too colorful ? Haha. Looking forward to visit it this coming weekend

Manage to snap a picture on the recent show house on my house~!
It's almost 1 at the midnight and I'm still blogging. Need to stop write and go to bath and sleep. One thing good in my new company is I can enter the office at 10am. Lesser traffic and I can sleep more. I feel more happy as after tomorrow we will be having a 3 days weekend holidays ~!

Renovation Part 1

Recently was busy with my new job. Since my new job, I reach home almost 9-10pm everyday. Had to do either housework or "extra" work after reach home. I didn't have time to read thru my list of feed blogs nor has much time surfing in Facebook.

We start our house renovation at the mid of July. We drag quite some time because the fixing of defects wasted us more then 3 months. Besides that, we are waiting for our EPF money to release.

We started our house renovation by the house wiring and air con piping. Both of them are done by TS brother. We added extra wire points and sockets for the home. We also added air con piping for living/dinning room and 3 rooms at the 2nd floor. Most of the wiring and pipes are buried/conceal in the walls which requires hacking on the existing walls. There goes my clean and beautiful walls ~ sore heart ~ Actually not to worry that much as it will be repaint later from my contractor. If anyone need piping/wiring, you can contact me as I can recommend you to my TS brother.

After all the research and asking several quotation from different contractors, we decided to go for the contractor which did most of the house for Paramount. His shop is located at the shop houses at the entrance to our house area. He might not be the most cheapest among our quotation, but we will go for a more peaceful mind renovation as we do not have too much time to monitor and chasing their work. (heard too many stories on unreliable and bad contractors) There is quite a number of residents let him do. Why we know it? Because we can see their banner hanging at the house they renovate. If there are bad, I don't think so many resident will let them renovate their house.

Our renovation cost is estimated around RM28,000++. We paid RM4,000 at the end of July and they started working on it.

The next week we visit our house, they have already started renovating our house. The car park area was full of construction materials.... Total mess.
They started on the plaster ceiling between the dinning and living area. My main reason of adding the plaster ceiling here is to install 2 row of down light to ensure both area is bright enough. We didn't do the whole living/dinning area with plaster ceiling because I love the ready made cornice ceiling.
The contractor almost finish our concrete wall fencing at the backyard. But I think there are still under construction as there are supportive woods all around the backyard.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Lights Part 1

Just a quick post on our new house shopping ~

Last few weeks, we drop by a lamp shop on our way home. I brought this chandelier lamp for RM99. The stones are in glass, not crystal. But I am still happy with the price and the design. Thinking of either put it on my master bedroom or my living room

I find the most difficult part of the house is choosing the house lamps/light.

What I notice in magazine and show house, they will usually install down lights at their house.
Then install one lamp at the middle of the room with air con beside the room.

For me, I do want a ceiling fan and I do not wish to on the air con whole day at an area. Firstly, my electrical bill will be a bom and it is not too healthy to have air con for long hours.
Brought a matching stand lamp and another stand lamp too for the living area. Pictures next time after I have install them on my house.

Monday, August 23, 2010

House defect

After we got our house keys, we booked a session with the developer for join inspection. We manage to book the session 1 month later as it was fully book on the Saturday.

We went to our house twice on checking the whole house. The first thing we encounter was leakage of water on the entrance and the master room ceiling. Water stain was very obvious on the ceiling. The living area and the dinning area have pond of water. Two of my bed room wood vinyl floors come out. We have demand the developers to change them for us.

We spotted quite a number of defect. Mainly on uneven furnishing on windows, slanting windows panel, poor quality on the switch part, and many more small and tiny details to check. Remember one concept that we have pay so much for the house, everything that you are no satisfy, you can complain about it.

The land at the back yard... The land is sinking....
WE decide to cement the back yard to preventing the mud to split over my back wall. Mainly because it is more easy to maintain.
Poor workman ship in the stairs.....
My dad told me to check the hollowness of each and single tiles. So we have the knock knock every single tiles with the 50 cents coin, but later the developer say that we can't check like this. We can only use our hand to to knock each tile. Poor TS hand was hurt after the inspection.
The developer spend almost 1 month to repair all my defects.... why? Because we are so detail on our defects.


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