Still Alive.

Hi guys.

Yes I’m still alive. Radio silence since February and I’m finally back. And good to see that Dayre is still alive, although there are lesser and lesser new posts =/

Work was absolutely crazy, but we survived. 2 whole weeks of OT till 10-11pm is really no joke. It sucks the soul outta you. I had so many sleepless nights. But despite the hiccups and stress, I love my team, I love my colleagues. We were there for each other, we encouraged each other, we helped one another even though we were dying ourselves. They make the tough times better.

The big event is over, and it was worth it when the video we created was played on the big screen, and we received compliments on the work done. Boss is requesting for a day off in lieu for us and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for it!

Another half day work this Saturday which will translate into another off day! Saving all my leaves for the wedding, and our honeymoon (hopefully). I have accumulated.. 31 days for this year so far.

We have also hosted 2 rounds of housewarming for our families and friends. Glad that that’s done! It was really tiring hahaha.

For our families, we ordered our buffet from Good Luck Kitchen and the food was good! No pictures because I was too busy hosting to even snap anything.

For our friends, we ordered nasi lemak from Aliff Nasi Lemak from Serangoon Gardens Food Centre. Why there? We had it at one of our friend’s place and the nasi lemak was soooo good, we decided to keep this contact for our own housewarming.

We ordered Set A x 30, 30 otahs, 15 extra chicken wings, and it all adds up to $160. The rice was super coconuty (YUMS), and the chilli. Oh it’s to die for.

The auntie was very kind! She didn’t collect any deposit from us and she also lent us her rice tub. The rice was still very warm 12 hours later. Happy to say that everybody loved it! The portions are big, so order slightly lesser than your anticipated number.

We got so many bottles of wine, that one might think we are alcoholics 😂😂

I was over the moon when our guests said that our house is very cosy. That was how I designed the house to be. Ultimately, it’s a place that we come home to everyday and I wanted it to be welcoming, cosy, filled with warmth and love. For outsiders to even feel that way, I’ve achieved my goal! 😊

Love coming home to this. 💕

Our ID brought his potential clients over for a tour, and also signed off on our handover at the same time. A few more minor defects to fix and we are really done! He gave us a very nice surprise – we got some money back because we paid too much hahaha. For the amount that we paid for, and the quality of the work done, I gotta say it is quite affordable. #dayrehomes #tohtallylokeyhome

Signing with Dan was the best decision we made for our renovation, even though he drives me up the wall with his slow and very sporadic WhatsApp replies.

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taobao hauls, home edition part 2

Finally mid-week! Omg I’m dying and this stress is gonna continue until at least mid-March. And it’s still February! 😭

The only consolation was that I went back to my parent’s place and had dinner by mum 😀

Maybe it’s the stress, maybe it’s just me, but I felt so overwhelmed, I started tearing while having dinner. I really really miss home though. Home where I can behave as a kid, and not an adult, where I go home to a warm nice meal waiting for me, where I don’t have to do housework, where my parents check on me before they sleep. Didn’t manage to see my parents because I had to rush for my #ezbuy delivery.

It’s okay I guess! I saw them on Saturday and they are coming over to my place this weekend!

Speaking of ezbuy, it’s been a while since I did my reviews so here goes!

Wooden mats coasters

Because it’s just too pretty. The entire set comes together. So 1 stand + 6 coasters. There’s many other designs to choose from as well.


💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb3
💸: $6

Silicon mat coasters

The cork ones will not last forever, but the silicon ones will last longer! It comes in a pack of 6. Brought some to the office so I won’t have to risk hurting my hands when I use the microwave.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb11
💸: $6 (1 for $1)

Storage Rack

This rack organiser is very handy when you have bigger cabinets such as the one under the sink. More space to put stuff. I also have one at the dry cabinet to stack my containers.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb9
💸: $6.30

Alphabet Feltboard

It’s like an Instagram must-have! Bought one from Deko.Deco during their Black Friday sale and back then, I couldn’t find this on TB. Now, I see quite a number of listings and at a fraction of the price too!

The entire package comes with 2 sets of alphabets, the board, and a pouch. This board has a stand at the back!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb10
💸: $10.60

Ceramic plates

Got these ceramic plates not for the kitchen, but to arrange my vanity drawer 😀 The plus point is that I can use it as a plate if I want to I guess! It’s also safe for oven hahaha. The colour matches my TV wall though!

Using the plates as my drawer organizer!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb15
💸: $5.90 (big), $3.90 (small)

Rice Dispenser

I like this type because the rice comes from the bottom. So when I pour in a new bag of rice, I’ll be using up the older ones before the new pack! So for this one, when you push the lever down, the rice tray is locked. The only way to pull the tray out is to push the lever up again. 👍🏼

It’s available in OG but definitely much more expensive. 6kg is a nice size for the two of us 🙂

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb17
💸: $15

Sink strainer/stopper

I use this in the toilet and for the kitchen sink.

So much easier to remove hair or food waste from the toilet/kitchen sink. But take note that this 12cm one is slightly bigger for the drains in the toilet. I think a 10cm one would actually fit it.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb16
💸: $0.50

I use the disposable ones too but it seems a bit wasteful. Still sitting on the fence for this 2!

Rice Washing Bowl and Washing Bowl Set

Rice washing bowl:

This is pretty much self-explanatory yes? Haha.

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb13
💸: $1.40

Washing bowl set:

It comes in a set! The leftover water can be used to water plants. So convenient!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb12
💸: $4

Storage baskets

Used these baskets to store almost everything. From my canned food, to cleaning items to craft items. Bought 10 and it’s not enough! Carted out another 10 😀

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytfeb14
💸: $1.40

That’s the end for today! Part 3 coming soon, once I take photos 😀

DIY Jar Label

Over the weekend, the husband was out to visit his secondary school teacher so I stayed home, did some housework and had the whole house to myself!

I think it’s good to have some me-time even when we are living together. Hubs and I have different taste in shows so I got to catch up on my shows (hello The Amazing Race and Black Mirror!)

Still in the midst of arranging the stuff in the kitchen cabinet but I’m more or less there.

I also got to do a bit of #DIY!

Found this on a arohammer’s post and decided to try it. It’s really simple and can be done in 15 minutes! #dayrehomes

First, print the labels that you want!

I just did a simple one via Microsoft word.

Then, use a clear tape and tape over it.

I didn’t have a big enough clear tape so I used scotch tape and overlap them.

Do remember to overlap them if 1 later is not enough because if there’s no overlapping, they will come out in the next step!

Soak them in water.

And the rub the paper away. It should come off rather easily.

And just stick them on!

People often get confused which doorbell to press so I did this HAHAHA

The bottom one is the original from HDB but we bought a wireless doorbell instead.

Tadaaaaa.

Don’t have to worry about the stickiness of the tape. It will still stick on!

As simple as that!

Btw, vinegar mixture (1 part vinegar, 1 part water) is damn good for every single kind of cleaning in the house. Super love it!

taobao hauls, home edition part 1

//Copied from #Dayre//

We have moved in for a week already! It feels like I’m on a very expensive staycation minus the cleaning service and room service. 😂 I’m beginning to understand my mother’s behavior and as much as I try not to be like her, I’m seeing her shadows in myself. #tohtallylokeyhome

Anyway, it’s time for my overdue home edition, #taobao hauls. I know some people have been waiting and I probably would have delayed this if not for the reminders 😅 #dayrehomes

First and foremost, I know i’m going to be buying a lot of things and back then, #ezbuy had the whole taobao drama (and they are slowpokes) so I decided to try other forwarders.

EK LINK

Came to know about this forwarder through the Taobao FB groups. I didn’t do much comparison in prices because most of them are around the same. 1cbm = 500rmb Their FB group: EK LINK TAOBAO SHIPPING

I started by chatting with their POC, Elvis, on WeChat. His WeChat ID: Lam742288. You can also ALWW them (新马代运)I told him I wanted to create an account. He asked for my details and the next thing I knew, I got an email from him. In it was an excel sheet, which you have to fill it up with:

1. your item name
2. quantity
3. price of item
4. domestic shipping company
5. tracking number

They will give you an address to ship to. I happily buy my items from taobao direct and just fill up the form as and when I get the tracking details.

When everything is in, he will let me know the total volumetric weight in WeChat and I will transfer him the amount via DBS Remit. The rates are surprisingly good!

Volumetric weight = L x W x H / 6000

What I do is I will ask the seller what’s the dimensions of the item/package so that I will get a rough estimation of the weight.

Once shipping fee is paid, it takes about 10-12days for the shipment to reach my doorstep! The local courier called me to make arrangements for the delivery when it reached Singapore.

I’ve got quite a bit of items, so bear with me!

Bidet Spray

I didn’t realise how expensive these are until we were buying them!

Got the ones in 1.5m!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan4
💸: $5

Laundry netting

Essential item! Bought 2 sets (big, medium, small, undergarments)

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec15
💸: $4

Undergarment storage box

Two set for the hubs and I. For me, it was 1 box for my bras, 1 box for bralettes and the last one for my underwear. The husband only use 1 box so the remaining 2 boxes were used to keep our socks.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec14
💸: $5

Disposable cutlery

Because a new house = hosting = parties = guests = not enough plates.

I got everything from 1 shop and it was very affordable.

200 plates (2 sizes), 90 chopsticks, 100 cups, 100 spoons, 100 forks for.. $14.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec9

Boomjoy Mop

One of my happiest purchase. It saves water, and easy to use! It’s a little heavy though! The cloth is washable and I got more of the cloth just in case. The husband’s Godpa saw this and asked us to buy one for him haha. We got the P8!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan12
💸: $25

Pegs

Got a mixture of big and small pegs. More of small pegs because it we will use hangers more than the poles. Small pegs comes in pack of 60 (!!!!) Bought one pack for my mum too and she was so delighted lol.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec2
💸: $2.50

Got 30 big pegs and I think we still don’t use so many of it yet.. It was 3.80rmb for 1 pack of 10, less than a dollar!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec13
💸: $0.80

Chopsticks

Got this two sets of chopsticks. Well, I got the wooden one first but the husband likes metal ones so I got the metal set.Then my in-laws came with another set of wooden chopsticks. They said it’s something they have to give us so my set of wooden chopsticks is sitting in the store room now heh.

Wooden:

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan14
💸: $3.50

Metal:

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan15
💸: $3

Cup Holder

Fits the colour theme perfectly! I think getting the one with a plate below (to hold water) would be better though.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan13
💸: $6.50

Knife Holder

Slots for knife and cutting board, I like!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan9
💸: $8

Hangers

Since I’m going by volumetric weight, might as well get a whole lot right?I had fun with this. I got 240 hangers in 4 different colours 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec4
💸: $38

Shower curtains

The ones in TB are so cute and there is the option of getting them with or without the pole. We got our pole from Ikea already so no pole = cheaper!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec10
💸: $3

Rainshower Set

Think I’ve mentioned this before! Now that we’ve moved in, I’m finally able to try this out. Glad to say that it’s pretty good and I always feel like I’m in a hotel toilet 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov3
💸: $89

Vanity Cabinet

Had a lot of drama with Ezbuy for this one and the entire set finally went up like 1 week before we moved in. Pretty good for our common toilet!The Ezbuy link is OOS so I found something similar from TB. I felt a little cheated because the colour is the photo is light and the set I received was so much darker.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan1
💸: $296

Waterfall tap

Haha this is something that the husband wanted. The ones that we found in SG are all joystick style and he didn’t like it. This is perfect!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec16
💸: $63

Laundry bags

Placed one outside our MBR toilet, and one at the service yard. Should have bought something that is not cloth, or has a stand so that I won’t have to be afraid of it getting wet. But there’s no space in the toilet for this lah.

🖥 : http://bit.ly/ivyytdec7
💸: $1.60

Dehub

I love this so much. I think I first saw it in thepacartans’ posts and she raved about how good Dehub was. That was when I decided that my bathroom accessories are not going to be drilled in. When I was shopping for Dehub stuff, I realised my mum had one of dehub’s kitchen towel holder!

I bought from many places, and many different links so I can’t consolidate them all, but just google “dehub” in Ezbuy or taobao and you can get a lot of hits.

Kitchen hooks.It doesn’t really stick on my Japanese tiles because it’s a bit rough, so i stuck it on the laminate.

Just don’t stick it on painted walls!

Towel hanger and a holder for my window cleaner.

This one is quite big. I bought 2 but looks like 1 will serve as an extra when this breaks or something lol

For the MBR toilet.

Toilet roll holder and toothbrush holder.

Sponge holder.

These are just a few of the many I bought 😬

Swivel chairs

There’s two different kinds! The hubs has the one with the leg rest, which isn’t really useful for tall people. Feels like it’s gonna give way anytime, so you’re better off getting the one without. It’s $10 more expensive for the leg rest. I got the normal chair and it’s okay so far.The chair comes with a back massager! More of a vibrating back rest than a massager actually lol. It comes with a USB cable.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec11
💸: $43 (without leg rest)

Study table

Got a 1.8m study table so both of us can work at the same time! It’s the perfect length for us though I wish it can be a bittttt longer. =X It’s not easy finding a 1.8m table actually. Most of the designs stop at 1.6m. The quality is surprisingly good. There was only a very slightly damage at the corner of the table but given that it’s taobao, I have no complaints.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan6
💸: $85

Dining chairs

Had a hard time searching for dining chairs which will go with our table and bench. Finally found something that is not too expensive and looks okay! Removable cover as well. Yes my sofa, stool and dining chairs all have removable covers. One of the main criteria when I hunt for my chairs. Ikea has a similar chair selling at $90. The husband said that the parts look really similar lol.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan6
💸: $30

Coffee table

We were warned by many others not to get a big coffee table. Nothing caught our eye in SG so the husband went online to search and found this. When we don’t want it to be in the middle, we just ‘combine’ them together and shift it to the side. The legs were a bit dented but it’s taobao. Oh well. Pretty heavy too.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec6
💸: $75

Stools

I love these stools! I made sure to find the ones with removable cover so if anything happens, at least I can just wash the covers! I’ve got 3 of these, and we’ve already seen its usefulness when we got guests over. Also a good stool for wearing shoes 😀

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytdec12
💸: $5.60

Clothes rack

One of the best buys ever. This is in the spare room where I iron my clothes. So after ironing, I will just hang all of them here and then roll it into the MBR to put it into cabinet. So convenient and pretty! Got the one with the ladder to hang pants, and the ‘antlers’ to hang belts etc.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan11
💸: $33.50

Customised tote bags

Got these customised for my colleagues as Christmas presents. I love what I came up with. They are so apt, and they are great conversation starters hahahah

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan10
💸: $4

Customised aprons

I went on a customising spree LOL got one each for both of us, in different colours. There’s also different sizes to choose from too!

An additional 10RMB for customisation, which is $2? Okay lah.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan8
💸: $5 (without customisation)

Customised coasters

I’ve previously bought from this seller for work and went back to him a second time for our house. Sent him my design and requested for a draft before printing.I’m very amazed by how fast they get the job done. It was also sent out the very next day.

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan7
💸: $0.70

Customised signage

A friend once sent me a photo of a signage and I really loved it. Kept it for the longest time and couldn’t find it on taobao. So while searching for wedding stuff, I found this listing which sells customised names. Decided to try my luck and ask if she can customise according to the photo and she said yes!Got the one in 40cm and requested for it to be sprayed gold.

It was very very fast. I made the payment and in a couple of hours time, she got the draft back to me. The very same day, the signage was done. She sent it out the next day.Told her it was going to be sent to SG and she protected it in thick styrofoam. Would totally go back to her for any customised signs in the future 😀

Received so many compliments on this!

🖥: http://bit.ly/ivyytjan2
💸: $34

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That’s it for today! Oh wow it’s a very long post.

Got a taobao package today so I guess part 2 soon? 😀

Flowers always brighten up the space, don’t they?

The remaining flowers from my vday bouquet. The hydrangea died after not seeing it for one day.

Hydrangea absorbs water through their petals so I guess one day of not dunking them into water killed them.

Short-lived happiness.

These eustomas are blooming really well though.

Added crushed aspirins into their water to make them last longer so I guess they are druggies? 😂

Thinking of getting some floral and fauna for the house but I hate that they die easily so that means I have to change their water (and them) regularly. Maybe getting dried flowers seems like a better idea?

Loving the scent so far. Puka greets ke the moment I enter the house, and the heavier scent of Bifei creates a really nice ambience for the bedroom.

Now let’s see how long 60ml last us…

My breakfast these days…

Can’t wake up earlier for nuts so i prepare my breakfast the night before.

Rolled oats
Blueberries
Chia seeds
Mixed nuts and berries

And milk!

Yums.

Keeps me really filled till lunch time.

Have been using my Baymax almost every other day and I luuuuurrrrvvvveee it so much.

There’s still a lot of renovation going on in my block and Baymax has been of a great help. I still don’t know how can there be so much sand and dust in my house even though the windows are all closed.

My SIL got version 2, which has the mopping function and it looks pretty cool.

My cleanser brush from @braintango’s spree came!

Comes with the wireless charger.

Charging this right now and can’t wait to use it later!

Finally managed to do some #dayrebrides work!

I kinda freaked out when I realized I haven’t book any MUA for my mum. It doesn’t help that my date is so frigging popular, I can’t even keep count of how many rejections I’ve gotten because the MUAs are all booked.

Finally gotten one from a fellow Sept’s bride recommendation! Her rates are affordable, and the makeup she does looks very natural. She didn’t even collect deposit from me at all!

And I finally contacted my MUA to let her know I want her to stay for my second March-in. Bypassed the bridal studio because it’s so much cheaper like this.

Okay. One item down! So I gotta start doing up my guest list now.

Best intentions

Look at what my in-laws brought us!

Initially I was worried that we don’t have any CNY snack for hosting, now I’m worried we don’t have enough people over to help us finish all these 😂

Here’s a better picture lol. My upper shelf is totally filled omg.

I’m not a snacky person so I usually don’t touch them unless someone took the initiative to open them up. Even then, I won’t be stuffing my face with them.

Also got a new handmade bracelet from A’s godma!

Previously she gave me a rose quartz bead bracelet as a blessing and it broke a couple of weeks back.

They told me this means that the bracelet blocked bad things on my behalf.

Well, I’m not particularly superstitious or anything but okay sure! I mean, it’s good intention from my in-laws and I’m really touched.

So yay to this new bracelet! Smaller and prettier 😀

I’ve heard a lot of horror stories with the in-laws and I’m glad I am fortunate to have wonderful in-laws.

I skipped the whole moving into my in-laws’ place so I guess that’s good.

I got a little upset, like when we have to keep the bright red, celebratory, customary things like a (radish???) plant (which are attracting flies and I don’t have green fingers. I kill cactus), huat kueh, huge traditional rice container which we can’t touch until the 15 days of CNY ends.

Like firstly, items like carrots and pineapple is rotting, and coupled with the plants, it’s heaven for flies.

I can easily kill 5 flies on a normal day.

Then it’s taking up space on my already limited kitchen top.

I would always show my annoyance to the husband. Not a very good wife moment, putting him in a difficult spot.

I know the in-laws have nothing but the best intentions for us and so, I’m gonna try to work around these stuff and patiently wait for 3 March to arrive.

first impromptu hosting!

First impromptu hosting at #tohtallylokeyhome!

It was supposed to be a dinner outside but we changed it to our house because my two very good friends popped by with heavy gifts!

 

With barely anything at home, I rushed to the supermarket to grab some stuff.

So here we are, pasta with mushroom and broccoli, and honey baked chicken! #ivyytkitchenadventure

My first time using the built-in oven and I was reading the manual as I tried. So afraid that the chicken won’t be cooked 😂

I usually have problem gauging how much pasta to cook for one pax, and it’s 4 today 😓I guess the amount was okay for us! We ended the night with ice cream 🍨

 

I’ve never been so happy about receiving a tool box before HAHAHAHA

And of course, air fryer! 💕💕

So this marks the first proper meal I’ve cooked here, and the first hosting 😀 😀

Can’t wait to stock up the fridge over the weekend, clean all the electrical appliances so I can do a proper cookout!

My problem now is.. I can’t remember where I put all the different stuff 😅😅

#firstworldproblems for new #dayrehomes owners? 😬

ezbuy & house purchase

With all the #ezbuy drama, every small step I take towards my existing purchases is a milestone achieved. #ivyytaobao

Today I achieved two and one is in a limbo.

Milestone 1: the tap

My waterfall tap is here!

It’s been a long wait.

The hubs didn’t like most of the ones selling in Singapore because of the handle. Most of them that we saw so far are mostly joy sticks instead of the classic handle.

It’s packed very nicely in in a box, with a protective layer over the tap. 👍🏻👍🏻

💻: bit.ly/ivyytdec16
💸: $56

 

Also bought these bag clips/holders.

Would be very usual for our upcoming Bangkok trip!

💻: bit.ly/ivyytdec17
💸: $1.10

Well. Now that 1 hurdle is over, 2 more to go.

Milestone 2: the chair

 

Bought 6 items for this purchase. Because of dayre’s crop, the missing item is a blinds cleaner.

So.. most of my items are ready for shipment for the longest time but my dining chairs and bidet spray was stuck at “purchasing orders” for 16 days.

How is it so difficult to click the buy button?!

So they finally purchased my bidet spray but not the chairs 😑

Chased the CSO everyday, if I can, without getting disconnected and finally the status changed after yet another chat.

The CSO also mentioned that he would split my shipment and send those that are ready out.

Those that are ready for shipment:

dehub x2
diatomite mat x2
blinds cleaner
clothes pole

shipping to destination now:

clothes pole

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Okay. At least something moved so I’m not complaining!

Limbo: bathroom mirror storage

Also bought this from #ezbuy and was so excited about it. I’ve seen a few #dayrehomes posts on this too but I guess I wasn’t as lucky as them.

Came in 1 crate. I should have suspected by then. But no, my alarms wasn’t raised until we opened the crate 1 week later.

Only my sink and the cupboard.

WHERE IS MY MIRROR?!

Wrote an email to ezbuy and due to the 11.11 drama, I got my first reply 10 days later.

After all the confirmation, this is what I got from them.

I really like the storage mirror?!?!

😪😪😪😪😪

And okay la, they are quite nice in providing alternative solutions. BUT. Why like thattttt.

So I had 3 options.

1. Get the refund
2. Take the mirror and risk damages
3. Go #taobao and find the same thing and buy the mirror storage and tompang my current EK Link parcel.

We decided to take it from ezbuy. I’ve replied and now, no acknowledgement after 3 days 😑

My neighbour organized a Yale digital lock groupbuy and we couldn’t make it. The price ends end-Dec so we went down to the showroom to take a look!

Eyeing the one on the left YMF-40.

The functions are pretty cool and the price is too!

Still deciding whether to get it or not because it’s rather pricey, and it’s a want, not a need.

I occasionally forget to bring keys out and I either camp at the door or get my parents’ key. A was casually saying that we should get it if it repeats again.

We went home and I really didn’t bring my keys out.

🤦🏻‍♂️: BUY THE LOCK BUY THE LOCK. YOU PAY.

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️

Thank god my mum was home.

Anddddd our kitchenaid is delivered today!

❤️❤️❤️

 

12.12 | Reno updates

 Some reno updates!

Went to the house over the weekend and glad to see some progress, albeit a little slower. #tohtallylokeyhome #dayrehomes #ivyytaobao

// day 26 //

House clear of debris and rubbish.

Aircon up!

My aircon is done by my mum’s good friend’s husband. Uncle knew that painting was done so he coordinated with my ID for the installation.

He will be making another trip down when the house is done to deliver the remote controls. He didn’t want to leave it in the house because he was afraid that it might get misplaced. 👍🏻

I really love our paint colour a lot.

It’s Genteel from Nippon for the generic areas.

See the copper piping?

Yeps, City Gas came to install the pipes!

Got a bit of a scare because my neighbours reported that the earliest installation from City Gas is after Christmas already.

Gan chiong and texted my ID. Told me appointment was all set up. Phew.

So people, make sure you get City Gas early to prevent any delays!

Bedroom!

It’s Blue Jumper for the rooms, recommended by my ID. He really has an eye for such things. One thing I really like about him is how he tries to improvise with our suggestions and combine both our wants.

Nothing much has been done to the toilet but I just love how it looks!

Just realized that we have to close the window when someone is using the toilet because anybody who’s walking on the corridor one level above will be able to look in.

My mooncake lol.

Don’t know why it’s called the mooncake. My ID refers to this as one and he said they all use this term lol.

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It’s 12.12 today and there’s sales everywhere!

Wanted to cart out a dress from LB since it’s only $22 but the moment I tried to add it into the cart, it’s OOS 😫

Saved some money there.

Wanted to get from Ohvola too but no sizes too. Money saved.

Tried to camp for Xiaomi surprise box at Lazada and it was OOS when I was at the payment page 😑

No fate.

Balmain warehouse sales start today and I’ve seen so many posts on Dayre. Feeling gan chiong now because i wanted to buy mattress protector, 1 more set of bedsheets, pillow and bolster. Would there still be anything left on Saturday? 😰

But I still spend $400.

On #taobao. For the house 😅

#Ezbuy says they are getting back to normal but I call BS on that.

Had a Prime purchase on 5 December and out of 6 items. 2 are still stuck at “Purchasing Order”. I don’t think you need 1 week to click the “buy” button.

Took more than 2 weeks to reply my email too. Now that I have a reply, I’m hoping it could be expedited.

Decided to use EK Link this time round. His reviews are good on various taobao FB groups.

Talked to him in WeChat and he got my account set up within 10 minutes. He is very responsive too! 👍🏻

1cbm for 500rmb so we whacked the items.

It’s my first time using EK Link so I’ll post up a proper review and guide after I received my items okay!

No links for now. Will review and share the link when I received them!

60 pegs for 12.80RMB is a steal omg.

Necessity for laundry.

I bought 240 hangers for the new house. 😅

Essential item!

For the upcoming gatherings.

I think it’s quite cheap! 50 plates for like..16RMB?

For undergarments and socks!

Boomjoy broom set. Can rotate 180 degrees leh!

1.8m study table!

It was so difficult finding such a long one. Most sellers stop at 1.6m.

Wanted a big one so both of us can work on the same table, and to put printer etc.

we got 2 of these for the study room 😅😅

It’s about.. $80 plus for both.

Coffee table! Something small because we don’t have the luxury of space. Anyway we can keep pull the smaller one out as and when we like it so no problem for now!

3 stools!

1 for my dresser and 2 other for the living room. So cute and it’s only $6 for 1.

Best thing about this is that the cover is removable! So it makes washing really easy 👍🏻

Because my Totoro umbrella died on me 😭 got the one in light blue :

It’s available in both automatic and the good old manual opening. 10rmb difference!

Shower curtain for the common toilet. It’s just so cute!

It’s just so cute. Even comes with the scoop.

Heh.

Bought both! The colours are lovely. Bright enough to remind us to do laundry lol

Thanks to the 12.12 discounts, I’ve saved about..$10 lol. Better than nothing right? I paid up last night and as of this evening, less than 24 hours after payment, 11 out of 14 items were already sent out!

Can’t wait to receive them 😬🤞🏼

 

Lunch and dinner today!

Something simple yet filling and makes me happy 😊

– butterhead lettuce
– tomatoes
– hard boiled egg
– ham
– pasta
– chickpeas
– button mushroom

😋

New cover photo and effect for our Between app.

So apt because we need moolahhhhhh. 💰💰

Our ID sent us a schedule!

If everything goes well without delay, he would be giving us the biggest Christmas present in my life!

🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Let’s see how it goes!

Excited because he’s so much more responsive now and pretty on the ball!

Gave him my aircon guy contact and an appointment was set up within the next 2 hours!

So..

– Renovation permit approved
– Screeding will take place tomorrow!
– Aircon trunking discussion on 9th.
– Aircon trunking installation on 15th
– Renovation starts 15th!

Right now, our shopping is almost almost done.

✅ hood
✅ Hob
✅ Washing machine
✅ Dryer
✅ Fridge
✅ Oven
✅ Kitchen sink
✅ Vanity cabinet
✅ Mattress
✅ MBR fan
✅ bathroom accessories
✅ dining table + bench
✅ water heater
✅ Rainshower set

❌ divan bedframe
❌ dining chairs
❌ tv
❌ ceiling fan
❌ MBR bathroom sink
❌ sofa
❌ lights
❌ switches

Trying to think if I’ve missed out anything 😂

#tohtallylokeyhome #dayrehomes

My mum said something very weird the other day.

“Since the wedding is next September, you can buy your sofa all those in June right? So that when the wedding comes, your house still looks new.”

HOLD ON A MINUTE.

1. We won’t be going to the new house AT ALL during the wedding.

2. I’m going to start moving in when renovation is done.

3. Even if we move in in January, I think my house would still look pretty new come September!

Sometimes she just doesn’t make any sense.

My November SP bill just came in the app. LOL. I can’t possibly leave the house empty until our customary wedding is over right?!

Besides, I can’t wait to move in with the husband. This weekend thing is hard. It’s the same as per our dating days but it’s harder now that we’re married. I’m stickier to him now 😕 Can’t wait for the LDR SG version to end. #dayrewives

Just realise I haven’t shared my loots.

Very small haul for myself. Have been on #taobao and #ezbuy regularly but this time round it’s for the house. So excited looking at kitchenware, storage containers, decor and what not LOL. #ivyytaobao

Yes me and my pineapple craze.

I was a bit disappointed that this is a soft case. I thought it was a hard one. Glossy back also means you can see fingerprints and all. But in the end I quite like this case! A mix of marble and pineapple 😀

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov1
💸: $2.70

Expectation.

Bought this one again because I really like this and the old one was tainted with my purple hair dye lol. I bought it together with the other 2 but it’s not available from the shop anymore, so the link below👇🏼 is from Aliexpress, where I bought the first case from.

💸: $2.72
🖥: bit.ly/ivyytjuly9

Expectation.

Been eyeing this for a while and I finally decided to get it.

It’s a hard case and I like how it protects the side buttons as well!

💻: http://bit.ly/ivyytnov2
💸: $1.90