I think Streamyx and I have an unresolved feud from our previous lives. Things were initially all fine and dandy when my line miraculously had a Streamyx connection. I was surfing the net happily for a couple of days in the new house and today the DSL light started blinking again. UGHHHH!!
Here are the many many photos from my extremely tiring house shifting process. I swear I never ever want to shift house ever again. Only two girls with various handymen(Lorryman, Airconman, Meterman, Plumber) to aid the entire process. My arms now start cramping up like its having period pains whenever I expose them in an air-conditioned room or even during a cold shower. Pain until can grab the arm and cry kind of pain.
We threw out basically almost everything from downstairs and that was about eight consecutive trips to the big rubbish dump at the end of the road. It was a cold night and I was sweating like a pig, sweat stinging my eyes and I couldn’t wipe away my sweat for fear of getting balled-up spider webs or years old grime on my face and in my eyes. I shiver even to think about the kind of shit I laid my hands on while shifting out of that house that had totally gone to hell.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not that we never cleaned the house. We did! The ceilings were far too high, the corners were far too crammed with junk and basically the place was too big and lizards and spiders were more than the humans in the house. Plus the papaya tree outside that supplied pests with all the nutrients they needed thus causing some of them to venture into our house to feast on the food stuff in the kitchen. Sigh.
Things were so bad that the Tesco plastic bags that we put on the floor(with were storing various food stuff that has long been forgotten. Think Jacob biscuits that has expired a year ago, dusty instant noodles etc.) practically disintegrated when we touched it. It was like we couldn’t grab the handles to lift the bags off the floor because it would just come apart, pieces by pieces. We had to give the plastic bag a few good slaps so that they would crumble entirely and can then be swept into a dustpan. -_- We’re not negligent, Tesco bags are cheapo!
I had to protect a few things in the front seat with me. My mini collection of huggables and my precious dark soya sauce in my left hand just so that it won’t spill all over the place. Weird combination in this photo though. Lie Yuen was saying, “Ya, the soya sauce for the tofu.” True also. Heh.
Camwhoring with the pots and stuff with my mirror. It didn’t turned out as nice as I thought it would. Hmm.
Check out the mess though! We made about 8-9 trips to and fro from our old place to the new place with all our junk. But it’s not too bad because we only moved like 300 meters away.
And that’s not all of it!
Lie Yuen was having a lot of fun too with my other camera!
Surrounded by my junk.
I didn’t realise I had that many magazines!
Here are pictures of the entire house before every corner gets utilized!
This would be my room!
The other part of the room.
Another view of my room!
And the view. 🙂
Here’s the toilet that has a strange pipe coming down from the ceiling, which spills water out after awhile. I think that the ball in the water tank is no longer working.
Lie Yuen’s room!
One happy photo to commemorate our (MUST OK MUST) three years’ stay. Yup, only three more years of Kedah and I’m off! Woohoo!
And the kitchen! It’s of a good size and most importantly, there’s enough sunlight coming in so it’s all good.
After putting more things in the new house,we went back to the old place to finalize a few things. See how empty my old room looks?
Thanks to the gorillapod for this photo of us discussing what to buy later at Tesco.
My room stuff in a cute stacked up pile!
After locking up the house, we went to Tesco to replenish some of the items that we were lacking of in the new place. While driving down our road, we saw a tortoise crossing the street! What a sight! Needless to say, I rushed out with my camera. Hehehe.
We thought that maybe the tortoise climbed up from the lake in our residential area.
Why did the tortoise cross the road?
It was anything but slow okay! Whenever I tried to go nearer, it would scramble away at quite a speed!
It turns out that the tortoise actually belonged to my house’s agent who lives across the street with his family. Yeah, paying the rent is so convenient now!
That’s Lie Yuen inside the car taking a photo of me taking a photo of the tortoise. Damn it, I forgot to upload the photos from my phone. Argh.
So cute lah.
One giant step for reptilekind!
Things were not looking good. I quickly asked the agent if it was his and he was like, “Ya!!! Been looking all over for it.” His mother in law and children were scrambling all over the garden looking for the tortoise that came out of their house. Poor guy must’ve tried to escape.
It was very obvious that we were moving houses.
I was feeling very equipped. Ahem. It’s all very much like playing house. So in a way it was quite fun!
Glittery sponge! With actual sponge holes! Like Spongebob! Brenda I wanted to buy a yellow sponge for you. Haha.
There’s actually a video of us wiping the water patches off the floor together. FUCKING STREAMYX!! ARGH!
Lie Yuen’s the plumber at home. She can connect hoses to pipes and fix washing machines.
The half done kitchen!
A visit to the hardware store to get a few more things.
Ah, the trademark mess in my room. I sorted my things into various piles. I had a “decorative items pile”, “stationary pile”, “important documents pile”, “toiletries and cosmetics pile” and “textbook and notes pile”. Very good!
Check out the left shelf! It’s new and spacious. <3
Bwahahha so what’s new eh?
Wait laa.. it will be sorted out in awhile. Just you see. 🙂
We were both busy doing up our own rooms. It was all over within four days.
We’ve came up with this thing called “Off The Floor” mentality where nothing should be kept on the floor if possible so that it’s easier to sweep. Previously, our internet cables were one of the main reasons why there was a lot of dust outside our rooms.
A nice little polystyrene box to store all the household items.
We now have our own shoe racks! And Lie Yuen has an excuse to buy more shoes.
I saw the cutest powder pink cupboard going for only RM50 at Giant and immediately grabbed it!!
DIY is actually kind of fun. A bit of a headache though, but very fun.
You even have to fix the magnet yourself.
The bar that will stick to the magnet.
And the knob!:D
And now for some random photos I took during my committee meeting on Monday. Here’s Cze-Yin’s hair and the evening sun.
Magesh and Ebby and the book that I borrowed from the library. And my handphone too!
Check out the huge amount of rubbish that we had to throw out!
In a way, we’d like to regard ourselves as super women. We didn’t need any help from our friends(except for a few phone numbers that were very much needed for the whole shifting house process) and yet we managed. *proud*
There’s actually a video of us pushing it. WILL UPLOAD IT WHEN THE STREAMYX CONNECTION IS STABLE AGAIN!!!
We vow to keep this house very very clean. So clean that we will even pick dust bunnies off the floor with our bare fingers.
So clean that we even dare to lie down on the floor. (If you’ve been reading long enough, you’d remember a similiar photo we took while cleaning the old house before we moved in. It’s not going to be the same thing, we promise!!)
At 4.30am on Sunday night, i finally managed to clear my room and organise everything into their allocated storage boxes, shelves, drawers and cabinets. So here are the photos of my very neat and beautiful room!
Don’t you just love the pink cupboard?! The excessive shelf space I have is rather overwhelming. But I always welcome space!:)
A perfect area for me to put my clothes and other non-study or non-fun stuff.
I can finally put up photo frames and be proud of the people I have in my life. The tealight holder is a souvenir from the recent dental dinner.
My study table and my bed. Watch this space. See the mess grow!
And of course I had to put the fairy lights up:) There’s my chest x-ray! 😀 I’ll stick stickers on it or something. See lah how.
There’s that weird pipe that comes down from the ceiling and when the water tank overflows due to the faulty ball thingie, water gushes out and I can’t sleep at night because it sounds like someone’s having a shower. Super annoying.
I’m so clever you see. 😛 I utilized all my good morning towels(Rm4.90 for a pack of 10 from Tesco!) and tied them up so that the water can trickle down via the towels. In silence. 😀 I can’t sleep with any noise or any light at all. There’s a glass pane above my door and I feel quite annoyed by the fluorescent light outside the corridor(which must be left on in case either Lie Yuen or I tumble down the stairs while trying to go down for a glass of water(or Milo, in Lie Yuen’s case)).
My butterflies are stuck in a different way now!
The end effect with the fairy lights. I purposely hung the last part of the lights that way so that it illuminates the drawings at the side of the mirror. <3 The storage boxes are really useful too! Even my floormats get a store box of their own!
Now that you’ve seen my new place, here are some photos from a few things that I’ve done recently.
I went for the Levites concert. A christian concert thing that was organised by Jamie and her cf friends. Which consisted of a lot of my dentistry juniors, surprisingly.
My close friends would know better than to invite me for their church events because I would be so damn sarcastic about it and we would then stop being friends. No lah, not that bad. But I really don’t like to be pushed to go for church events. Too many pushy ones. ;(
But Jamie’s one of my closer friends here and she was so happy and excited about it because she organized a couple of plays for the event. So I didn’t want to disappoint her and went for it anyway. We enjoyed the plays mainly because most of our friends were acting in it. And they were all pretty good at acting too! The first one was ok lah if you like a good chuckle or two. But the second one totally blew me away. Andy played Jesus and Gerviene played one of God’s children(I think this is the term for men and women of the Earth? Correct me if I’m wrong.) who succumbed to many many vices. The other actors played out the various vices like seduction, alcohol, gambling, beauty…etc. It was very emotional because Andy who played Jesus pleaded with the vices to stop corrupting Gerviene and at one point, Gerviene’s character “sees the light” and she starts trying to go back to Andy but the vices are grabbing at her preventing her from going back. It was all very real and very raw. Fantastic acting. They even tore at her shirt and stuff. Got fake blood and everything. Hehe. Lie Yuen and I were shaking our heads going, “Mou la.. mou la..” as hands were all over the place while the vices tried to prevent Gerviene from going back to Andy.
Then when she finally breaks free from the vices, she launched herself onto Andy and he held out his arms and protected the vices from getting at Gerviene. So you just imagine seaweed in very turbulent waters. 🙂 As a non-believer, I really enjoyed the play. I’m glad it made Jamie so happy when I told her that. 🙂
This first play was about some amazing race thing.
That’s Jickson singing.
l-r: Lie Yuen, Cze-Yin, Andy, myself and Zhu Zen.
LOL Jimmy looks more like he’s holding an invisible ball than clapping.
l-r: June, Shing Yiin, Amelia and Alex. Amelia and Alex are siblings you know! And they are in the same class! How cool is that??
Andy and Zhu Zen.
L-r; Lie Yuen, Jamie, Me.
Kenneth seems to be covering for a lot of events. Saw him running around with his dSLR!
With most of the year 2 juniors. So confusing to think of a way of organise the names. Anyway, I’m there, duh, so is Melvin, June, Sook Mei, CY and Shing Yiin.
l-r: Zhu Zen, Lie Yuen, Myself, Melvin, Sook Mei, AMelia, Ei Leng
clockwise from Cze-Yin: Shing Yiin, Alex, CY and Andy.
Zhu Zen, Lie Yuen, Me, and Ei Leng.
l-r; Zhu Zen, Lie Yuen, Lydia(s0hp0h! Lydia was telling me that you guys know each other!! 0_0), and meee.
That play I was raving about. 😀
We’ve recently discovered a new place called Cupido Cafe! For the benefit of my classmates and other random uni mates, it’s situated at the shop lots on the way to Swiss-Inn! And for those extra blur ones, as you come out of Tesco, turn left, go straight, when you see the school, turn right. Take the first turning left and you’re there.
What’s impressive is that the manager and chef are both from Shangri-La. It boggles me why people like them would come and open a classy little joint in the middle of nowhere(read: Sungai Petani). It’s got a big city feel to it. Sungai Petani is still crawling along when it comes to appreciation for fine dining. Now, now, don’t slander me. I have the right to say this as I’ve stayed here for 2 whole years already. The people here would normally eat at chinese hawker stalls, mamaks or warungs selling nasi lemak and things like that. Even an Old Town Kopitiam here in Sungai Petani is barely surviving.
Though a bit of pricey for my usual student budget (RM2 for kuay teow th’ng! Mmm!), about RM10 for western/fusion food was pretty good. I mean this would go down really well if it’s back home where people are willing to pay more while nodding their heads understandingly.
Cajun chicken, I think. It came with fried onions too!
A seafood curry dish! I usually hate spicy food but the slight salty blend of various spices tasted really good as a gravy.
Seafood. Me love!
They even have a lounge area. It made the place look like a bar.
The bar area.
They even offer wifi there!
The manager has really fantastic PR skills as he managed to persuade us to come back for breakfast the following day. Apparently they have a Cupido Cafe specialty breakfast. They coat a fried piece of bread with cornflakes and it is served with honey. Apparently its very popular already!
Even the milo ais was something else. Not too creamy, not too milky, not too sweet. I can’t wait to go back for more!
A few more shots of the interior in broad day light.
I think it looks better in the day. I need light when I’m awake.
As for this one, it was quite a sad excuse for roti kaya.
Ta-da!! The apparently famous bread with cereals, a trademark of Cupido Cafe. The ham was damn kau juicy too.
A small portion of Cupido Cafe’s chicken pasta.
And they even serve Ratatouille! It doesn’t look like the one in the movie, but the colours are definitely there. We were quite curious that’s why we ordered it.
I HATE DIAL-UP! By the way, did you all know that you can use dial-up without needing a tmnet or jaring account? Just key in 1315 in the dial area and you can connect without needing a login ID and password! I just found out about it from Nien! All the times when I’ve suffered for nothing!! *grumble* It’s 4 sens per minute though. So, that’s like RM2 bucks plus for an hour. Quite ouch also.
The only way I can get in touch with Jay from isorule.blogspot.com is to put a link to him from my blog. People would click on it and then he’d get a referral and he’d come here and leave a comment. It happened for an enough amount of times for me to know that this method works. JAY!! I really want to be invited to read your blog. Without your blog, my days are so empty. No other blogger is as hilarious as you. T___T I want to readdd youuuu!!