“I’m in love with our house!” Dred exclaimed over breakfast one morning this week.
I second the motion.
We moved in on the 13th of February.
I had looked forward to this day for weeks, nay, months… since the very first day Jemma suggested that I could move in with them when their lease was up.
Now my former flat was okay, and my flatmates were fine, but most of them weren’t my friends. And it really makes a whole world of a difference if you live with people you love rather than just some acquaintances.
It turns a house into a home. 🏠
Anyway, we had spent a couple of weekends the previous month to view several flats before we decided to pick this one, both for the way it looks, and the prime location. It’s supposedly one of the more expensive areas in Singapore, but we managed to negotiate the asking price down and we didn’t have to pay an agent’s fee! #somuchwin
On the morning of the move, I woke up at 6am to be in time for the movers, but they were an hour late. 😪 After loading all my stuff into the lorry, we drove off to my friends’ house to get their stuff. We spent the rest of the day arranging our stuff.
I really love my new bedroom.
I had spent weeks looking through Pinterest to get ideas on how to decorate it.
My favourite piece is the Tejn faux sheepskin fur rug from Ikea, which only cost 20 bucks! It’s a lot cheaper than Ludde, which costs 70.
I love the vanity area that I set up with the help of Ikea’s Lots mirrors (4 square pieces which you can stick to the wall). Organisers were from both Ikea and Japan Home, the over-the-door hangers were from Daiso, the hanging jewelry organiser is from Diva, and the vintage style Eiffel Tower clock is from a stall in Eastpoint but you can also find it online in Home, Wish, or Qoo10.
That night we ordered burgers from Foodpanda and had our first “family meal” in the living room while watching Netflix.
The next day, we girls went on a trip to Ikea to eat chicken wings and meatballs and buy some stuff for the house before watching Deadpool (which was super hilarious) and having Valentine’s dinner at the nearby mall.
When we got home, the man of the house surprised us all with Valentine’s flowers.
Nantoy could have just given a bouquet to his wife Monica, but he thought of us, too. Isn’t he super sweet??
I really love my new home and family in Singapore! I love our conversations, random ones over coffee like wondering if in a parallel universe, are our other selves also having coffee together? Or have they never met because we had made different decisions in that universe?
And yes, that is the reason why that’s what we like to call ourselves now – Coffee in a Parallel Universe. Maybe someday if we put up a cafe or a band or something, that will be our name. 😄