We have started our renovation around the last week of 2016. Love and I could finally call a place our home where we can start our family and grow old together.

We chose our BTO at Sengkang and it is located just next to the expressway. It may seems to be noisy but we expected the there wouldn't be as many cars at night. We got a high floor and it was pretty good.

Looking inside our home... ...
We took the flooring from HDB for both living room and guests room. Went through 2 times to BSC to file complaints for the hollow tiles, water leakage in the toilet, poor skirting, uneven windows and some other minor defects. After 2-3 weeks of correction, we were more or less satisfied with what we received initially and went ahead with the renvo few days later.  

We chose Darwin Interior as the ID, Danny, did the interior design for Xiong's brother in Punggol. We felt that it was good and so we engaged him for the services. He suggested that we hacked down the kitchen wall and planned to build an island as we wanted something different.

Living room and Kitchen
Photo taken from kitchen

They remove the electricity point from the hacked wall and placed them in another place. 

Kitchen 

The washing machine, fridge base are up, together with the sink. They can build really fast and these are done up in a week. In the following week, we engaged external company to build the aircon. They lay the pipes in a way and will come again the 2nd time (near to completion date) to put up the aircons.

Toilet kerb is up too

Once the piping is laid, in the following week itself, the L-box and false ceilings were up too. 



Window grills for our house were also already installed. 


As Chinese New Year is coming, Danny mentions that the renovation will be paused for 2 weeks as most of them will return to their hometown to celebrate their festive. After they return from their holiday, the carpentry works will be up and by then, it should be ready by end March.

Honestly, I am pretty excited to how our new house will be like.  >.< I shall continue to post more of our new house in the coming weeks!

Our home [ Renovation]

by on 8:47 PM
We have started our renovation around the last week of 2016. Love and I could finally call a place our home where we can start our family an...
Happy New Year everyone.

2016 has come to an end and its time to embrace a brand new year and life. 2016 was not an easy year for us.  Mum has passed away since 6 months ago and I am now engaged. We've been through so much together as a family and never had once we forgot our mum. We missed her cooking so much that we tried to gather our thoughts of what she had cooked for us before. Dad missed her Bee Hoon and I can seriously say that no where or anyone will be able to cook near her standard.

Sis will come back almost every weekend without fail and that's where the kids bring joy to dad. The little one is beginning to crawl and soon, he will learn to run. The elder one has just started her nursery and she is in her 2nd day of school today.

For the past 6 months, I've learnt to stock up groceries, visiting supermarket and wet markets whenever I'm free. I have to buy foods for prayer and breakfast too. If my sis or brother needs me, I will try to be there. Xiong has also been very patience with us, driving us up and down, to and fro many places,  for dinner, to go grocer shopping etc. I am grateful that he is such a reliable man I could lean on.  

Christmas was the time where we met up people of our lives. As we grow older, our social life shrink to just a few of us. These are my friends whom i believe will be friends for life. We grew up together, watched each other being single to married, hopping places from restaurants to dining at their homes and so much more.

There are so many more things to explore in life and never should we stop connecting with people we love. Time is precious and it would be regrettable if it if not utilized rightfully.



  




Credits to WT

These are friends whom I cherished a lot. 

Hope all of you have a great 2017!

Goodbye 2016....

by on 8:28 PM
Happy New Year everyone. 2016 has come to an end and its time to embrace a brand new year and life. 2016 was not an easy year for us.  Mum...