31 May 2010

I broght my kids to the swimming pool today. Adam has been there before with his uncles on the very first day but it was Mia's first experience inside one.

Obviously they had loads of fun. Most of the time the pool is filled with kids and teenages of all ages. Grown-ups like me, we wait until it's late in the evening or very early in the morning to dip in. That said you need to keep a close watch on the little ones.

29 May 2010

Friday was Wesak day and a public holiday here in Selangor and some other parts of Malaysia. I took this opportunity to wash my car for the last time at Taman Universiti. Living in an apartment, I don't know when I'll get to wash the car for free next.

Two days is definitely not enough to pack all our stuff. Although we've been steadily sending a lot of our stuff there all through the month, we still find there's a lot of things yet to be packed. The movers came around 10:30 AM while we're still busy packing stuff. There were altogether 3 of them with one 5 tonne lorry. Lucky for us since it's a huge lorry, we loaded most of our stuff in on the lorry for a one trip journey. Apart from them, my 2 brother in laws also dropped by to help. We finished the entire exercise about 3 hours later. As of tonight we are still unpacking and organizing our stuff at the new place. I think it might as well take a week before we are trully settled here.

Needless to say we're all so tired. Our 2 year old Mia was really stressed with everything, getting in everybody's way and knocking into stuff.

22 May 2010

As with every new home, one has to install lamps and fans and fix up wiring and stuff. Some of my neighbours here renovated their entire house especially the kitchen. Us, we'd start with some basic lights and fans first. I asked a colleague of mine who happens to be a chargeman for help with the wiring. His price was RM1300 for the whole house. Wow, that was like my entire gross pay for last month. Honestly, we just wanna install some lights, fans and a few power points, not turn it into a mansion. Thanks but I think I'll pass.

Then my father-in-law who was in town offered to help with the wiring. People sleepy given pillow, I accepted his offer with open arms. So all last week we worked together day and night. I did most of the hard work like drilling and screwing with his instructions. He did all the wiring and stuff. Never knew drilling holes in the wall is one heck of a job. After drilling like 3 dozens holes my hands and feet were all numb and there's a loud ringing in my ears for hours. No wonder people pay others to do this kind of stuff.

Anyway everything is almost finished now. We'll be moving in next Saturday.

13 May 2010

Help I'm lost in this huge cobwebs on my blog!

The exam finals are finally over last week. I think I did pretty well for the English and computer papers. The other 2, not so confident because they were pretty difficult. Do they really expect us to remember everything in the book for the 3 hours exam? Of course I think I'll pass but just pass is not good enough for me. So now is kinda my semester holidays except that I had to work hu hu.

Apart from work, I've also been kept busy on our new home. I have ordered our iron grills and contacted our trusted chargeman. Tomorrow they will install the grill. Next week we can start moving little by little. God, there's like a million things on my to do list. Hopefully this would be the 2nd last time we ever move homes.

The final time would be to our dream bungalow in Putrajaya he he.

1 May 2010

Today I brought Adam for his first visit to the movies. I booked everything online at the TGV website 2 days in advance. It's cheaper and more convenient that way. 1 adult plus 1 children early bird ticket for only RM14.00 at TGV The Mines. Other cinemas like 1Utama and MidValley sold those Iron Man 2 ticket for 14 ringgit a piece.

I remembered my first visit to the movies was 21 years ago. My Dad brought me and my siblings to Komtar in his home town in Penang. He brought us to eat at Pizza Hut for the first time ever and I still remembered how good they were and how my brother Faiz spilled drink onto them in the end. Then we went to watch a Malay flick, Driving School. It was horrible. I don't remember who the actors were but the point is, it sucks big time. Still the experience was unforgettable until this very day.

Adam was very excited of course prior to today's visit. He woke up bright and early this morning and for the past few days, he even behaved himself and actually listened to our orders. I can say Iron Man 2 is a good movie. Adam obviously was awed by all the special effects. He said the 'TV' is way bigger than ours at home.

After that we had some donuts and had lunch at Old Town White Coffee. Don't be mislead by his lack of enthusiasm showed in the picture. He is really excited inside.