Finally got down to write this i know i promise many in ig for house tour but after moving in for 3 months, i really got lazy and no motivation to take any video or photos. Finally last week Chloe was asking me to take some of her photos (vain right? my daughter) since she’s at it must as well took so photos of her room.
Chloe’s room was previously a maid room with attached storeroom, we hack away the storeroom (which cause quite a lot of trouble PE, HDB inspection and all) but no regret it’s all worthy because she now have the biggest room in the house. Spacious enough to put in her toys so my living room look less clutter and colorful. We go with very simple finishing pale dusty pink paint for the feature wall with slim shelving that our carpenter generously do it FOC for us enhance it with a pastel pendant light then the rest of the wall is plain white and light wooden vinyl flooring.
Basically we didn’t add any furniture for her except a build-in wardrobe that would probably last her till she married? (too ambitious?) I want this room to grow with her so loose furniture that can easy move around or removed would be best option.
She spent a lot of time in her room maybe more than i do in my room so i guess a comfy and spacious place for her is important. Weird thing is that i seldom need to help tidy up her room, she will keep her things in place instead of scatter things around the floor. I’m quite happy with that at least she take care of her own belonging. Now she’s getting more and more independent young i started her take ownership of small tiny tasks — however small — as it helps them understand the importance of being independent, i don’t do everything for her because i’m not her maid. She need to learn that she’s part of this family so this house belong to her too, so the sense of belonging to this family is important for her to learn to also be responsible of everything related to this household.
Chloe is quite used to her routine. Everyday she come home from school, she will unpack her bag pass me her snacks box and bottle proceed to put her socks and outerwear to laundry bag then wash her hand without me telling her. After shower she will put on clothes herself walk out her room hang her wet towel and collect her dirty clothes to the laundry bag! She goes toilet herself without me helping or step in the toilet from sitting on the wc, flush the water then wash her hand. When it’s nap time she walked in her room draw her curtains climb on bed put on blanket all i need to do is hold her hand say good night darling left the room with few more words then close the door. Every night she have to clean up the mess she made eg tidying up her book in the living room before bed, basically she is in charge of her own things my job is to cook for her and make sure she’s fed. So far she will do things without complains or being asked to, even her grandparents are impressed when they saw these during their visit. Of course there’s still a lot more for her to learn, and we will do it together.
I always get a lot of comments from aunties and friends asking me why don’t we send her to childcare? she will be more independent! i usually keep quiet or change topic. Teaching kids to be independent isn’t it parent’s job? not because they are force to do so because of that environment but learning from heart how to take care of themselves and their belonging with parent’s guidance. I wish her become more independent in these basic areas of living, but still depend on me for love, protection, guidance, and support.
1. i have abs!!! not very obvious but it’s there!!!suddenly Ming told me that it’s that abs n your tummy?! i’m not super hardworking on working out just cycle everyday and light burner exercise on and off! my weight remainthe same but i feel healthier and sweating make me feel good!
2. Last week of school for Chloe before holiday start, so many activities school excursion to snow city, Christmas party and teacher-parent day which keep us really busy. I’m glad that this school make a lot of effort to make the kids enjoy school and learning,teacher especially doing good job building good relationship with the students. Over a year Chloe enrolled in this school one thing i’m super amazed there’s none/zero case of hmfd at all throughout the year!
3. Ming finally got his license converted, i am not sure what i am waiting for since i got my transcript ready, i should get mine done asap. We manage to rent a car to hunt for house related stuff at the east side the other day. Glad that we had our carseat ready and there a car sharing system located just next to our house so it’s super convenient to rent and return. Yeah to more drive in SG!
4. Toilet tiles are almost done!! The uncle got our master toilet tiles lay wrongly but got it fix later. My problematic wall still under pending which got me really stress up, the hdb in-charge person keep request for more stuff which even my QP don’t understand why. God please grant me wisdom to deal with him.
Key handover date is getting nearer and nearer if everything goes smoothly our renovation should start 2+ weeks later! i finally posted about us getting our house in sg in Instagram stories last week and get quite of few of congratulatory message from our friends..haha so cute lar my friends like we’re getting married second time or something but indeed they know us well and how much we wanted our own house, it really a dream come true according to one of my old friend.
After coming back from our short trip beginning of the month, we’ve been busy visit shop after shop for household appliances and furniture. So far it’s been productive, we manage to get quite bit of stuff settled! Thanks hubby for spoiling me, he really supportive and always wanted the best for our little family. So far these are most favorite buys!
Mitsubishi Folio 5 Door Refrigerator
Made in Japan Fridge is always a dream, the smart storage is really something i need. Different compartment come with different temperature for different purpose to keep food/ingredient fresh for a longer period of time. One of feature i super love was the auto ice maker with washable ice tray! I always reluctant to make ice with the normal freezer because the ice absorbed odors from its food neighbors inside of your freezer and the ice always smell so bad but with this fridge the ice is in a designed storage without mixing with other food.
Blanco Silgranit Sink
Love at first sight! Not the usual stainless steel sink but the SA and online reviews assure us it’s super easy to maintain even better than the stainless steel one. There are few color to choose from black, grey, white and nutmeg, of course i option for white and come with matching mixer. Ming is pleased with the size and depth as he is the “dishwasher” of our house. I am planing to under mount the sink for cleaner layout and we even went extra miles to get the build in soap dispenser from Blanco too! Can’t wait to see final outcome already!
Fujioh Oil Smasher Hood
Another made in japan product, it’s huge haha as we don’t want to any top hang cabinet above our hod so we go for a Chimney hood for better oil/smell suction as i cook in daily basis so this should come in handy. Most importantly it’s super easy to maintain and clean compare to other hod we survey and yes again it’s white! why so perfect right! We got the bundle set so our hod and oven are both from Fujioh too.
There’s some other stuff like toilet plus bidet seat, basins and slower head for common bathroom are purchased. We are moving on to furniture shopping for sofa, tv console, dinning table and our bed frame.