The final piece for our home is finally up! The venetian blinds that we got from Alto Fabrics (located at Midview City, Sin Ming Lane) were installed this morning for the entire house and we’re loving it. Even though the process was longer and slow but we’re loving this place called home. Our own home.
We’re finally ready for guests and looking forward to the small event this coming December.
Our house renovation was done by De Style Interior. We basically did the basics. Like just flooring, the kitchen and toilets. Then we started DIY-ing in some designs and picking out furnitures and accessories for the home ourselves. We had our worries along the way. Worrying whether everything would fit in together or not and fortunately it did! Alhamdulillah, we’re finally settled 🙂
Our renovation is finally complete! We are still short of 2 things in the house though. Our built in wardrobe and also the tv console.
The dining area DIY is done! Taufik and I managed to paint and create the chalkboard background for our dining area. (Oops ignore the things on the table. HAAHAA)
We had some problems with the ID bcos they took forever to fix the cement screed wall at the living.
They finally did! No more ugly line across the wall thing! I have yet to take proper picture for the other parts of the wall. Shall do it soon once we have cleared things up properly!
Cant wait to physically move in by the end of the year hopefullyand not just staying there on weekends only.
However, im quite glad with how the home is turning out to be 🙂
Apart from the shopping, we headed to The Peak & Madame Tussauds museum for some sight seeing. We wanted to watch the horse race live at Happy Valley but time wasnt on our side.
This was the tram that we had to take to go to The Peak. The tram ride was ermmm steep? And seram sikit pasal tram to macam nak roboh pun ada bcos of the sounds and all. It took about ermm 10-15 mins to reach there.
Budak ni senyum bukan main lebar lagi ambik gambar dgn Hitler. Dgn yg lain2 muka dia masam je -_-
And yes the view at The Peak. They gave us a complimentory electronic guide which we could listen to in English of course. Although I have to admit, it was pretty crowded at that time. So ada jugak yang menduga kesabaran but it was still fine though 😀
Here comes the best part, DISNEYLAND!
Im so glad that Zafran actually enjoyed Disneyland! He managed to take around 5 rides and have photos taken with some characters and also giving hi fives to whichever character he could get close to. I was kind of worried he might be afraid of the characters in real life but thankfully he wasnt!
We spend the rest of the trip eating (forever this one) and walking around aimlessly around Causeway Bay, Habour Bay and the CBD area in Hong Kong cause Taufik wanted to drop by his Hong Kong office to say hi to the colleagues there.
We pretty much enjoyed this trip. just the 3 of us bonding overseas. Definitely looking forward for the next one!
The very first (just us 3) family holiday to Hong Kong this time. The Phuket trip previously not counted cos my MIL tag along. Lol
I was wondering all the time whether Zafran would behave in the plane during the 3.5hrs flights to Hong Kong. THANKFULLY HE DID! The journey to and fro was alright with this active toddler.
We arrived in Hong Kong at around 2 plus pm and took the Airport Express to the Hong Kong Island or known as Central Station. We took the Island Line and head down to Causeway Bay and walk all the way to the hotel with our luggages, a sleeping baby in a pram and a huge bagpack. Thankfully, the hotel was only 5mins away from the Causeway Bay MTR. Checked in and let the toddler continue his sleep before we head out for early dinner to Wai Kee. Wai Kee is located about 3 mins away from our hotel and its in one of the hawker centres in Causeway Bay.
The roast duck was freaking delicious i tell u! That one the 4th night, we decided to just have half a duck for dinner. After dinner, we headed to the Times Square mall to have a look around and found a dessert place nearby. Oh shit i kind of forgot the name but the durian pancake and honey dew sago dessert was yums!
we did some sight seeing and shopping the next day. We went to the avenue of stars, fa yuen sneakers street and ladies market. The ladies market was a bit disappointing but we were going crazy over at the fa yuen sneakers street! We also had some dim sum for breakfast over at the islamic centre in wan chai
If you are a sneakers type of person, head down to Fa Yuen Sneakers street okay? Its a must! Take the MTR and drop off at Mongkok and hello shopping market paradise! (Affordable ones i would say) our feets were aching after the second day. I continue part 2 later budak kecik ni dah panggil!
it’s been ages since we had a proper meet up wih each other. These people here are my childhood buddies.
We grew up running around the void deck playing Ali Bom, climbing up & down the playground playing Crocodile, hanging out at Mc Cafe which used to be outside Isetan Shaw playing truth or dare, karaoke-ing and even clubbing together. We even love having sleepovers and night picnics together with the aunties & uncles.
Now most of us are moving on to the tunang, kahwin2 and anak2 phase. Even though we all may have our own and bigger responsibilities now, we do sneaked in time for nonsense talk and games during meet ups. Just like the old days they say
im pretty blessed to have cousins like them. may our bond stay as strong as ever till we grow old and having witness our own children have the close relationship like we have.
it’s been 2 months since Zafran started attending his Playgroup full day session over at Our Junior Schoolhouse located in ITE West.
This was during the first day where we could accompany him for his first breakfast in school. The principal encourages us to let him try for only half a day for the first 3 days. Once he has settled down for breakfast we had to leave him in their hands. For sure lah, he cried lah theres no tomorrow. Even when we pick him up, he started whining when he saw us. He refused to eat and they had to coax him with fruits and all. But Alhamdulillah, after 2 weeks, he finally managed to settle down fully. He has been adapting well and learning how to follow instructions properly, learning how to feed himself and learning how to communicate more. He can even hug my dad and say Bye Bye before he enters his classroom now.
I do feel guilty that I have to leave him for long hours in school but he seems to be adapting well and not refusing to go school now. My baby is grown boy now who loves to dance, smile cheekily at us and definitely he will talk more now too. LOL.
“Mummy red! mummy nak bread! mummy nak susu! Mummy there lorry! Mummy choo choooo (when he sees the MRT or LRT) ” and many many more.
The principal and teachers are supportive and are always providing information on how Zafran is doing in school. Im pretty sure now that Zafran will be in good hands when he is in school and i hope it continues this way.
Staycation plus semi moving weekend!
And so the renovation is finally complete! (I still need them to clean the house again though) We decided to move in some things and have a short staycation over the long weekend! I have boxes everywhere now, zafran’s choo choo train ( ni perlu to keep him occupied while we clean the home and all) and our sofa is in!
Our dining table will come in next month cause the chairs we wanted were out of stock -_- the kitchen is already functioning cause our fridge and washing machine are in already!
During the move on friday, we brought along our bed from my in laws place and some of the things like our sneakers and all.
We are still going to DIY some things in the house. Like the racks in the kitchen, the chalkboard wall etc. Will share on those when we start on em.
So far the staycation has been good. Zafran has also managed to adapt to the new environment well.
This was from the packing done. Omg i didnt realise zafran had alot of clothes *faints* and we had alot of shoes *faints again*
Now, the unpacking…………….