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Pineapple, rice and tea

On the auspicious day and time, it is the Door Opening ceremony! Armed with a fat pineapple, some fruits, a bag of 5kg white rice, salt, Chinese tea leaves, we opened the main gate and door together, and rolled the pineapple across the living room with a “Huat Ah”! It is the first time we…

Start → Key Collection

Yes we finally got the NOTICE TO COLLECT KEYS TO NEW FLAT email from HDB, in mid-Jul 2021. The delay of 7 months due to COVID-19 is unforeseen, fortunately my family was not in the rush to move, and the delay might have helped to jack up the resale price for my old flat. 🤑 …

Back . Ended . Sharing

My last post was in end-Jun – it has been a good 3.5 months since I last posted. Yes you have guessed right, the past months have been gruelling, so much so that I had no time nor energy for posts. Now I have settled down for a few weeks already, and will start reflecting…

Reuse Reuse Reuse

Moving into a new flat involves high expenditures. While it may be desirable to build a dream home with everything new and nice, the financial burden will be an issue which will haunt flat owners. Despite all the wishlist built up over time, I am going to split them between essentials and good-to-haves. It is…

Water Hot, Cold, Filtered

My Mom would boil water, leave to cool, to make it consumable… Kill germs? Tap water in Singapore is fit for direct consumption, but we still want to play safe. At my own home, I am using the Advante Water Filtration System H20 Plus, which has a big water tank on top, and both hot…

Buy furniture online – Cheaper? Quality?

One main intent of this blog, is to track the plans and furniture selection. Recent online sales did contain many cheaper alternatives: Sofa at $650 – Also noted the price for study table increased: New budget: Metal cat-proof gate: $1200Living room sofa: $650Living room TV console: $725Living room PRISM TV: $1699Altar: $730Dining table + seating:…

Furniture that Fits (Study)

There is no lack of shelves at my current home. This being the case, and the earlier post about need to control budget, I will ‘recycle’ the existing furniture as far as possible for the study room. I am probably going to just procure a new work desk for hubby, as the current one has…

Budget (v1)

Virtual window shopping is enjoyable, but one tends to lose track of costs.. So far how much have I planned to spend? Metal cat-proof gate: $1200Living room sofa: $1599Living room TV console: $725Living room PRISM TV: $1699Altar: $730Dining table + seating: $1329 + $329 Total until now: $7611 Didn’t count in the ceiling fan which…

Furniture that Fits (Dining)

Between living room and dining area, we will put the altar for prayers. Hubby will need a big-enough altar for gods as well as ancestors – can take reference from this one: A 4-feet altar is about 1.22m, the size of that wall behind the shelter should suffice. Next up, the dining table. My earlier…

Furniture that Fits (Living Room)

More specific measurements are used in my selections henceforth. Though I realised that the HDB brochure did not come with any measurements, I estimated it using the scale inside the brochure. Something like that: This is really important, as I can now drill down to which specific furniture to buy. Take the TV console for…


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