Hosting our dear friend

Very fruitful weekend spent with our old friend/uni-mate/ex business partner and her cute family. Thankful that we made the decision to go for bigger unit to rent/buy so we always have extra room to host our family and close friends. It’s super fun to having stay together for a few days catch up with our life, update on mutual friends and having the kids to play together. S and me have been talking about this trip for almost a year! finally make it happen before QQ turns 2 (yes he is one year older than pettie Chloe but taller than her).

We managed to visit a playground, Sentosa and a bbq dinner at home together with another friend! It was fun to have them around although it was a short stay, Chloe especially love their company she went on and on asking “where is my qian qian didi?”  QQ is really a super funny and cute little boy, every simple movements/actions bring so much laughter to us! really a  开心果.

S and i shared many similarities and thoughts of raising our kids, both of us are now sahm with no help (except husband and parent occasionally) but we have no regret of our choice.  I cherish every moments sharing with her, because she just know what i’m thinking inside and the struggles, the aim and how God provides us with an ok/enough life that we lack of nothing. We agree that if we’re not Christian we surely out there working hard for more money for a “better” life instead of staying home with kids. Which remind me of something i read online “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” the first principle Calling – Nothing is more important in your life than being one of God’s tools to form a human soul. 

This first few years of my child i wish i am able to teach her with right and wrong doing based on biblical teaching, and the authority in this family, also nurture her heart because what rules a child’s heart will control their behavior. Of course i must admit i have long way to go, i’m no way near my aim because i’m not perfect and Chloe is not perfect too.

Side-tracked so much! anyway thanks for coming dear friend! see you real soon!

House Kids Wardrobe

We got our wardrobe 2 week ago from ToppingsKids! It’s super easy to fix yet sturdy  Chloe and i love it very much! I like how simple and minimalist the design is plus the sweet pink shade which made a good additional furniture to Chloe’s room!

This kids wardrobe is good for display and teaching kids to learn organized their wardrobe Chloe is the one who decided the dresses to be hang on it.

She chosen all the pink outfits she own to be display on the rack. Then volunteered to hang her uniform there so she can wear it next day to school. It’s obvious that she love it as much as i do.

DSC06549-9It’s such a joy to take photos for this cheeky girl these day but she’s got too used to me or daddy to take her photos. She refused to cooperate in Class photo session last week, which left teacher no choice but let her skip her portraits photo. I tried to talk to her about it she just say she’s shy and she doesn’t want the uncle to take her photos.

i really hope she will outgrown it sooner or later as what teacher told me.

Back to the wardrobe it’s a brand from Korea name Petite-Maison they have the cutest kids furniture which exclusively imported by Topping Kids. I started followed them last year because of their famous momsboard which had been always in my wishlist for Chloe, but now on pending till we moved to our new place when Chloe have a bigger room to cater the board!

Go checkout their site for more awesome stuff!

#mkcrib – Home Inspo

We had total 2 IDs + 2 contractors meeting back to back over the weekend also some documents work with our agent for resale flat. We are more a less set with this house, home loan approved, OTP exercised and another 4k deposit paid. There’s no backing out anymore, Ming also went rejected the offer i mentioned earlier even before knowing the package. It’s all God’s timing, we are really amazed how God works! just 2 days right after we register the ITP, the cooling measure took place, where there’s decrease of another 5% for housing loan from the previous 80% to 75% only. If we didn’t apply the OTP earlier we need to fork-out another 26k cash for the down payment meaning our renovation fund will be much lower. Really we did nothing and deserved nothing, all praises to Jesus His’s timing is always so perfect, we are beyond blessed!

We may not be able to move in before Christmas due to the HDB procedure may take longer than expected but that’s not a big issue as the lease at our current place is flexible. The next tenants are not in rush and very friendly, yes somebody already booked this place for next year’s lease! Super hot selling ok!

Back to our meeting with IDs and contractors, these contacts are friend’s recommend. They are yet to come back with quotations but tomorrow i’m meeting one for it. Let’s hope it fit my expectation and budget, Ming leave the whole decisions to me whether to alias with IDs or contractors as long it doesn’t exist his budget. This house required a few major hacking and change of layout, re-tiling for kitchen and toilet which gonna cost most of the renovation fees, but no choice it’s a old flat and we brought it for the layout not the designs.

The main theme of the house – Minimalist + Scandinavian 

i’m always a fan of white furniture since my first concept for our bedroom/study at my in-laws picture here with full white and clean layout, so i’m able to change the color theme/concept over the times. It’s more sustainable, uncluttered and simple that fit Minimalist life style! I don’t want too much build-in for flexibility and also limited storage so i got no reason store/keep too much junks.

Living Room

We obmit the idea of featured/storage wall so it’s gonna be all loose furniture that i can add from time to time.

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I want it full white with a lot natural sunlight that i hope this house can achieve because it come with a whole lot of windows , light vinyl flooring, plant here and there and shelve for display and decorative items. Just something simple. Oh we have a very cute walkway/corridor from the main gate before entering the living room, that’s the place for shoe cabinet, place to get ready and bench to wear shoe.

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Kitchen

same white and clean finishing maybe some light wood elements. Minimal wall cabinet but a lot of counters, some greens too for refreshing mood and a kitchen island! My dream of kitchen island hopefully can be fulfill i always wanted to cook more with Chloe in the kitchen, be it baking or have her helping with food preparation. It would be very fun!

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Also the space will be main concern for an island but most of them say doable just see what size we can afford to have with the kitchen’s space.

Toilets

The cons of this house is the small toilets, both master and common toilets are relatively small in size. So to make it looking spacious it’s to minimalism the tiles design and elements used.  The luxury of double sink is totally impossible.

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i really love this designs clean line of black, white tiles, black shower screen/water tap/ toiletries.

Rooms

Same to master room (i’m boring like that) only one build-in wardrobe the rest are loose furniture. i like my full white hospital bedsheet (according to my mum) so i’m gonna stick with that with hint of light grey, woody color.

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i think its easier to achieve with some light styling and a lot of sun!

While Chloe will be of course dusty pink maybe with my fav black polka dot and lotsa of white. No inspiration yet it’s all about girly fun and flexibility.  Another room will be my working space cum study room for the moments, we are still thinking whether it is necessary to have a build-in wardrobe.