Wednesday, December 31, 2014
2014, a year of change. new house, new job, new IC.
what will the new year bring?
Posted at 10:05 am by angeline
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
first paperwork for reno...
met up with our contractor today to fine-tune his quotation. just a few minor adjustments, and i believe we're ready to go! of course, this is subject to the completion of the cement screeding for our place.
yesterday, we finally made our first purchases, and I must say it was quite scary cause of the commitment of expensive items. but this was after extensive research by guobin and all the window-shopping for price comparison. so we decided on the stove + hood, kitchen sink + faucet and bathroom basin. 5 down, a gazillion more to go =p
after the meeting with our contractor, since we were nearby, we dropped by our place and checked on the status of our defects. i seriously think the lady at the BSC will just try to placate anyone making a complaint by saying that "her house also like that", to make us try and feel better. zzz.
tried to shop a little for furniture after that, before going to the new tim ho wan at lavender/kallang. it was quite uneventful until guobin whatsapp-ed me to ask if the girl sitting next to her was ��'可为. and of course, I couldn't recognize her even though he had showed me a picture of her recently. as usual, I'm amazed at his facial recognition, while I have to try and remember the faces + names of my 160+ new colleagues (that is a story for another day). anyways. so guobin got to take a picture with her (she's really friendly btw!) and since we were leaving already, we settled the bill for her table too. a sweet gesture on his part, I thought. =)
Posted at 07:27 am by angeline
Sunday, September 28, 2014
the other day, i was reading all past entries. and i really missed the time where blogging was the in thing, where people will diligently visit each other's blogs and leave comments.
but a blog is definitely not easy to maintain, while FB and twitter are so much easier to reach out to an audience. no wonder even xiaxue has even turned her focus more on instagram and twitter.
we're seriously turning into a society of 低头族, and it's really sad to see a group of friends at various eateries, all engrossed in their own gadgets *cough kx cough* (not that she reads my blog anymore hur hur) ah well. =(
Posted at 11:51 pm by angeline
Thursday, September 25, 2014
2014 has been a year of changes for me : getting the keys to our new home, and getting a new job.
it's been more than a month since we got our keys, but the excitement has been underwhelming. maybe it's because we had obtained the keys during the 7th lunar month, so we could not start any renovation. but on hindsight, maybe we could have started to contact the contractors first, so that the renovation could start immediately after 七月. nonetheless, we've been proceeding at a leisurely pace and are currently negotiating with a recommended contractor. at the same time, we're window shopping for various electrical items and furniture. can't wait for the finished product, but am super grateful to guobin, who has been diligently researching on the many aspects of renovation. <3
wonder if we can have our housewarming during Christmas? fingers crossed!
as for the new job, it's been almost 3 months i'm here. everything is so new and different, and i'm still learning bits and pieces from here and there since there isn't someone to do a handover properly. so something new could happen anything and i will have to find out what to do.
it was such a painful decision to leave the previous job, but i'm quite glad that i took the step and have the opportunity to be here. people here seem quite nice, but definitely not as nice as before. it's a different culture altogether, but i guess the previous environment was the unusual one.
let's see how everything goes.... =D
Posted at 10:16 pm by angeline
Saturday, February 22, 2014
met pris & kenny, peggy & david and kaixin for dinner last sunday and was reminded of irc, so i went home and downloaded it. to my horror, mirc is now only free for 30 days, after which you have to pay $20!
anyways. so i went in to take a look see... and there are so many changes liao! but then again, it's been more than 10 years since i last logged in? gosh. so many channels are now gone, i don't see Q anymore... and now it's full of vultures preying on girls. sigh. i wonder if there is anyone who goes there just to chat anymore...
Posted at 11:52 pm by angeline