We've got our key!!

So many events happened since my last blog.. not that I do not want to blog about it but I was tied down with so many work and other stuff.
The day we waited for so long is finally there..gotten our keys on 16th Nov 2007 though I was not present during the 2nd appointment at HDB due to some conflicting schedule and dear was having exam on that day so we let our lawyer handle it.
We were at Punggol from 11am to wait for the guy from SP Services and the official reno supposed to start between 1pm to 5pm.

Dear opening the door

Determining the direction of the house

Johnny came earlier than expected and we finalise most of our stuff - when will he deliver our house?

Cupboard and walls marked to be hacked away

Mark where our divider will be

End-Dec so that I can move in by 5th Jan and go for our mini honeymoon on 6th Jan! A very TALL TALL order but no choice.. As time is a constraint (on my part mostly), we will be buying all the lightings, kitchen stuff, toilet accessories by next Sunday! I need more sleep then..
I never knew I spent so much on taxi fare over weekend but it really hurt my pocket..haha, we took cab from Tampines to Punggol and then from Punggol to One Rochester (food tasting - yummy!!) and then from One Rochester to Sungai Kadut *ooppss* hahaha..

International Furniture Centre opened yesterday and we went there to take a look at what is available. During our journey, we discussed on what is our budget for furniture; Dining, Coffee Table, TV Console and Sofa. We both agreed not to spend beyond $4K for these items and if we can find something we like and below $4K, it will be a bonus..
We entered Furniture Club, saw this particular sofa which is very nice! Sleek and simple and it is in grey. Better still, the fabric is using nano technology where water will not seep into the cushion - easy cleaning for lazy girl like me. As we went further into the shop, dear saw a TV console which is very nice and a matching coffee table. We both knew this is the one. Price is quite ok.. negotiation started. Denni gave us a good price (we think and we hope) but we are not ready to commit, so told him we will take a walk around first. In the end, we still went back and paid $2K for the 4 big ticket items! Don't wanna think about the depleting account... sad...

Sofa but the color is grey (Pls ignore him, he's enjoying himself)

Dining table - pedestal will be in high-gloss black lacquer

TV console and coffee table

We can't wait for our house to be ready!! Growing anticipation

Birthday fit for a Princess!!!

I felt like a princess, similar to those Bruneian princess - she actually had 7 days of non-stop celebration when she got married! Mine is different, I had few days of birthday celebration. What more could I ask?
My birthday started last week when dear hubby bought me an LV bag (I've been using it ever since and loving it). Though I have to work during my birthday it didn't matter since dear is busy anyway and I got surprise bouquet of flowers and a silly monkey..cute!

I cheered him on Friday after work when OCBC soccer team played a friendly match against IBM - letz not talk abt the score but IBM won!! *not marginally mind you*.. I was very very tired as I was working very late for the past 2 weeks that we were supposed to go IndoChine for a chill out session and I said NO! Hehehe.. told dear we should just head home take a quick shower and a quick meal and head home to hit the sack!! Haha.. unbelievable...

Dear in action!

Our quick meal turns out to be one fattening one.. BBQ fish & squid, satay and you tiao rojak @ east coast food village and 1 big cup of sugar cane juice.. all at 10.30pm and I slept right after I reached home! No wonder I feel full the next day..

We checked into Swissotel the Stamford on Saturday for some two-some time with dear hubby.. Something went nuts that day - I went into a shopping frenzy; spending few hundred within 2 hours.. ARRGGHH!!! We had our hi-tea @ Bar & Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel. It was really a relaxing afternoon, enjoying tea and cakes and let the time pass.. it was more n more shopping after that with John Little having sale @ Marina Square and I get countless birthday discounts at Topshop & Bodyshop.

Oohh.. and we could not miss the match between Arsenal & ManUtd, couldn't we? Both betted $10 on the match and none of us won so the money will roll-over to next week's match between Blackburn & ManUtd, it was fun!!! We will do that more often..

LaBaroque - not sure why the photo turn out this way but we love the effect!

Another high calorie lunch @ Cafe Swiss today marks the end of my birthday celebration.. the food was good and most importantly the company of my dearest makes everything so nice and complete..

The next thing to look forward to is our ROM and of course Christmas.. Raffles City was in the midst of putting up their tree last nite and this year seems that the celebration starts earlier!! I simply simply lurve Christmas.

Nite view from our room

Giant tree in front of Raffles City Shopping Centre

One of the stash of goods that I managed to grab from John Little is the cutlery set - $50 for 4 pairs (abit exp..but I find it very nice and minimalist).. I have to start buying other stuff first so as to spread the cost evenly.. :)