Glad to know that you've finally found the ID that you are comfortable with. Its a great sense of relief isn't it?
But hor... this is just the start of your very very busy weekends, you'll either be checking the house, meeting with your ID or shopping for stuff.... A mutual friend commented why so difficult to get us out for an outing, why every weekend also got something to do regarding the flat??!!
Anyway, just something that I thought I should bring up since a lot of us are doing our reno. Saw on the news last night (or the night before, can't remember) that a flat owner cannot sell his flat cos his marble flooring is too thick. HDB only allow total flooring to be 5" from the floor of your common corridor ( I think.... can't remember exact measurements). The guy's flat is 7.5". HDB say it is a structure hazard so must hack away the whole flooring and redo before he is allowed to sell. Can you imagine that??!! I'm going up to measure my flooring this weekend just in case....
Me not so bad lah... daypack only... most of my stuff were still in my backpack in the hostel. It was very cham and comical.... the galfriend that was so scared that she nearly cried, I still have to console her when I'm the one who lost my bag....
but overall it was really a very good experience.... won't have the time and energy to do that now anymore... old oredi..
Will share with you if our "moonwatching" session really materialise!!
er,been relaxing last wkend, never check any ID...er, this wkend NDP dun think will check...er, nxt wkend travellin so cant check also...
Btw,will definitely make an effort to see your Johnson for consultation. Quite like their worksmanship & their quotation seems reasonable.
Can only check on wkends BUT y r the wkends always so short......
U're so efficient! So fast confirm your ID already.
Seems like alot of things to do leh, dun know do which 1 1st...Flat keys got to wait until Sep'03, havent plan ROM dates also....
Btw, i got some questions to ask :
(1) How much is the haulage for our area? Pay contractor or pay HDB? I got a quotation from an ID/contractor that charge $680 for haulage.
(2) Anybody consulted any fengshui master? Is it necessary?
Angelia, Dora, Alex,
For 'Moon watchin' :
Didn't realise 9/11 is weekday . 5/6/7 looks good to me. Guess need to take a poll on which date is best....setting a date suitable for all is always a great challenge ... hope a compromise could be met somewhere ...
btw, thought maybe would be nice to spend some time in the open space (court, grass patch etc), so can really 'see' the moon and hang some lanterns....
Just a thought ...
As for defects reporting, say for example I only decide on the ID several weeks after key collection, so still not too late to submit the report at that time, as long as it's done b4 reno started, rite ?
You've worked in Europe b4 ? For how long the period and where ? I still not used to their food here .... chinese food is still the best !
And thanks for offering the mooncakes!eh...any 'dan huang' to go along?... 1? 2? 4??
Heehee...for me hor not so much to do after we have confirmed out ID firm...cos i tell hubby he will be fully in charge of reno, i onie go kpo once in a while......so for my case will still not be tat bad, prob i will pop over during the weekends only
And yeah, i heard the news on the HDB matter with the guy having his flooring too thick, i think izzit possible that the contractor he found does not have HDB license? I think if the contractor has HDB license they should be keeping to the rules rite? Juz like when i told my ID firm i wanna relocate the cables throught the flooring my designer told me that one is illegal one, if HDB found out or next owner complain we r supposed to revert it back to the original state. But after seeing this piece of news when the flooring is started will definitely go check it out and b4 reno start i will confirm with my designer this point.
Heehee...i confirmed the ID firm fast becos me and hubby quite comfortable with this ID firm and the designer that we have lor....so juz settle this matter first, cos after this still have to go buy aircon and check out lightings since our reno will be starting end Aug
As for debris removal i remember my designer telling me its $850 for 5rm flat and haulage is 100+ for our area...we will be paying thru them and they will give us the receipt to prove that they are not earning anything from this
Read about the heatwave in Europe... Wah never knew Europe would be so hot one hor.... I was working at an industrial area outside London for 2 months for my previous job. It was winter, near christmas, so it was really lovely, and very very cold. That was last millenium already lah...but still wish I can be there again
Really loooved working there. The knock-off time is 1715H, and when I stayed till 1745H, I was virtually the only person left in the office other than the shift workers in the production area. Still remember the cleaning lady asking why I'm still there so late??!! so nice hor?? Back in Singapore, if you leave on time, people will ask, why today go back so early?? Hiaz....
I got no problem with the food cos there's always the Indian and Chinese takeaway... and sometimes I cooked local food at my collegue's place (They loved my bak kut teh
)....But most of the time I survive on pasta, which is my fav... can eat that everyday
Agree German food is not very nice.... When I was backpacking there, everything was like meat, potatoes and pickles....I'm more a vege person, so life was miserable w/o greens... ended up eating salad from Macs.... so sad right.
Eh.... you want 4 yolks ah.... My wrapping technique not so good leh.... cannot get 4 yolks into the mooncake w/o destroying the whole thing
I can only do 1 yolk, but I normally make the mini ones with 1/4 yolk...easier to eat w/o cutting and I'm only going to make the snowskin one.... no need to bake so easier
If you are not in a rush to get it renovated, then take your time lor.... but you may want to try to finish things before next year, in case the GST really increase to 5% then you'll lugi quite a lot leh....
Think I saw quite a nice place between 692A and 692B, you know the place by the "river" next to the playground.... don't know how it looks like at night though... Do you think it's suitable for our moonwatching session? (Anyway, got mosquitoes there or not har... I'm simply adored by mosquitoes so don't want to end up being their supper
At ground floor near playground or void deck sure have few one lor… I think you are referring to the MPH which is link to the link way right?
Something like that lor… Urr just a general announcement that I’ll not be in office from 18 Aug to 31 Aug because of NS thingy… you know… only occasionally will visit this thread and chi chat with you folks…
I can’t foresee what they can win this coming season but I believed both Arsenal and Real Madrid are potential enough to make a very big impact lor…
Actually can start reno later but try to book your ID, Electrical Appliances, furniture before this year so that they only charge GST. Can still bring forward next year without affecting GST charges. Please don not rush your contactor hor… or otherwise they “kancheong like spider” and rush out the work. Quality may not be good lor…
Yup, the temp is even hotter than in Spore ..everyday see news abt raging fire in Portugal, Spain and France....sad ...
My colleague told me it's the hottest summer in Germany for the past 50yrs or so .... ooh-la-la...really came at the rite time .
And ya lor...their working culture here also like tat, 99% of time they knock-off exactly on time. I'm always the last to leave the dept, probably the entire building too! Good life here...they get up to 40 days leave per year! so shiok... sigh...we sporeans really pai-mia leh ....
Opposite to u, i'm a carnivore and seldom eat vege...heh.
Just joking la...abt the 4 yolks... got cake to eat can alr .... hehe...
So this time it's high key for u ? need to stay-in one meh ?
The EPL and champions league for this season shld be interesting. can't wait ....
Usually i'll buy travel insurance for longer period of holidays only. Buz trip i think is covered by co. alr . I also learnt my lesson several yrs back, when holidaying in NZ. Flew MAS, transit in KL to Auckland, and luggage was delayed till next day, somemore got to collect at airport ourselves...luckily only delay and nothing stolen. Then my fren broke her hand during trip, and she didnt buy insurance too. So i think it's really impt to get one lor .
having in MPH is a good idea...that's what it is built for , isnt it ?
6 Sep would be good , as NO Matches on that day ! hehe...
Actually i meant the place with the staircase down just by the "river" next to the playground. But hey the MPH is also a good idea!
Do you have any idea if the heatwave is affecting Scotland? My FH is going on biz trip next week. The internet says 7-20 deg, but according to the news even london is like 35 deg, so how can Scotland be so cold??! And my FMIL insists that he brings winter clothing (believe it??!) we tried to convince her that there is a heatwave going on in Europe, but she simply just doesn't get it....
Yah lor... they work very shiok right? 33 hrs/wk, and 25 days annual leave by law for UK if I remember correctly. Norm is about 30-35 days. My collegues nearly fainted when they heard that I only have 14 and by law its only 7 for us. My responsibility here was performed by 3 persons full time over there..... sigh... Singaporeans workers very pai mia.... still want to cut our pay some more
lucky you, but I wanted to be involved one lah... cos I want to make sure that I am happy with everything in the house
I think the contractor in the news was also HDB registered lah.... think its an offence not to be registered. HDB say it's the owners responsibility to ensure that they do it properly (??!!) Like how we are supposed to know? Think all the more a reliable contractor is needed.
The current heatwave definitely affected Scotland as well. Edinburgh for eg hit the 30 deg mark these past few days. London is having their highest temp in their entire history (if wat is reported in news are accurate) . But according to forecast on CNN/BBC, seems that it should subside probably next week .... so could be the reason the internet forecasted lower temp starting next monday. Think the general range is around 12-25 deg, but i think winter clothing is overkill la...perhaps just some sweater/pullover/lighter jacket should suffice.
btw, can ask a very 'sua-gu' question ? wat does FH and FMIL stands for ? I guess H for hubby and MIL for mother-in-law....but the 'F' ?
Thanks for the info. Yah lor... She thinks her son going to northpole or something ....Hmmm.... must think of something if not FH will be lugging so much stuff like an idiot...maybe leave the winter jacket at my place or something
F stands for future lah... since we are not married yet
Yesterday i went to my ID to confirm the materials for my reno, so i asked the designer how come the flooring on the news one the contractor did so thick. Then my designer explained to me lor...He said for example if the flooring of the kitchen had already been done and the height is oledi kinda high, then they will have to do the living/dining area flooring to be higher so that theres a height difference between the kitchen and the living/dining...nobodi has living/dining flooring same level as kitchen one rite? Thats may be one of the reason why their flooring is higher than hdb's stipulated height.
nowadays, kitchen & living room's floor same level one, not like last time where kitchen floor is lower than living room's when HDB handover the keys to u.
i'm not used to the "same level" floor, so kind of made a kerb in-between living & kitchen, now regretted cos pretty diff to sweep dirt at the corners!!
also, the main door area, i did a kerb to prevent dust from coming in from outside. now oso regretted due to same reason. else we could juz sweep those tiny dust out of the flat into the common corridor or put the dustpan outside flat & sweep the dust right into the dustpan (common corridor lower)....... hiaz....
NOw kitchen and living room floor same level mehz? But we just went to a recently completed flat by our ID firm, its a new flat...but kitchen is lower than living room floor lehz...hmmzz...becos when u wash kitchen u dont want the water to go into living room mah...so by rite kitchen floor should be lower?
the default that HDB give is level already. Thought that's the norm for new flats. My ID say cos young pple nowadays don't wash kitchen like the old generation anymore cos we don't cook that often and in such big scales anymore. I agree lor... although I like to cook, but I still manage to wash the floor once a year only.... but must mop regularly lah....
I told my contractor to level them the same height now. I think its level when HDB gave us the place. Me very chialat liao. My master toilet got leak leh. Then somemore its on and off one. Already highlight again to HDB before liao. Tommorrow Joanne Tay will come and see and i'll meet her personally. Meow
I didn't buy it from the shop that my ID recommended. Although our ID offered to collect it from this shop on our behalf, but we wanted to receive the lamp personally to check for defects.... so got to wait lor... but lucky no defects.
The collegue that I mentioned the other time also got toilet leak... got HDB to fix it, that's when they spoilt the bathroom door... you better make sure they don't spoil more things while trying to fix it. Think it may be the same group of people cos he just got his fixed and his block is so near yours.
Dora, thanks for telling me. I'll make sure i supervise them when they come to fix it up. Anyway, i had my toilet door removed already. Unless they're going to break my tiles, else its pretty empty now. My sink was removed too mah.
Yup, surprised with the new look-n-feel .... think it's more 'professional' huh....
How is your koi-pond ? read much of it in previous postings.
haha....common for older folks to be more 'careful' and 'gan-cheong' la.... latest forecast today , that the heatwave will go away this thursday, at least for germany.
I went out on weekend to buy a small tabletop fan, for use both in apartment and office....just too warm la...
btw, you and your FH not ROM yet meh ? becos if ROM then cannot say 'future' anymore, legally recognised alr.
Hmmzz, ur one by default HDB gave is level one ah, i tink i must go and look at my place liowz...dont exactly remember the flooring is level for living and kitchen or not. Btw, ur one is standard of premium flat?
Hi its me,
You mean when the flat is new it is oledi level? Then how come u still ask ur contractor to level it? Me a bit confused lehz...
I think you really get blur liao. My kitchen and foyer are already level mah. No meh? I go check my photos then i show you want? But now i ask them(contractor) to level it lor. Anyway, dun think we'll splash water like what our parents did right?
Thanks for clarifying.
Just now meet up with Joanne Tay. She bought another girl along with her. She wasn't able to verify the fault yet cos i dun have a ladder or chair with me. So she'll come down another day to take a look at it with her workers. If its ceiling problem, she'll have to go to the unit above. If its the pipe, she'll get it change lor.
Nice to hear from you again. You didn't log in for a while, thought its so hot that the PCs don't work.. haha.
Fortunately the heatwave is going away if not my poor FH will be cooked cos he's going London also.... saw in the papers today that its 38.9!!!? We not ROM yet lah.... we are postponing the ROM cos officially I'm still in mourning. So legally or traditionally, we are not married lor...
Mine is standard flat, think should be the same as Angelia's.
Your pipe only leak after you move in? Wonder if the same think will happen to me, cos my collegues all say how can I be so lucky no defects at all.... hmmmmm a bit worried....
Sep 12 should be OK for me.... provided nothing happens at the plant at the last minute lor....
No prob. Heard the horror story from my collegue also scared scared....
yup. the pipe was "dripping" water. initially i wasn't sure, thot maybe when we shower, accidentally faced the shower head towards the pipe, so after shower, it's dripping water. so 1 day after work, i immed. chk the pipe, sure enuff, there's water droplet... so called the person-in-charge to come take a look.
don't frighten/worry yourself unnecessarily. not everyone will hv defects lah. maybe u'r that lucky one?
ur FH going London? remember to ask him not to put any valuables in his luggage!!
guess we're pretty lucky. the 3-4 days when we're in London, it's either light showers in the morning/afternoon or bright & sunny (but still cool & windy). after we came back, the heatwave started.. *phew*
"plant"?? R u an engineer?
no problem.. think <font color="ff6000">ahblur</font> only scans thru the post, din see the last word, which is ur nick
wah, if it's ceiling leak, then u gotta share cost with ur neighbour upstairs to get it fix rite? cos my mum's place is like that. we nvr use the MBR toilet (use as store only) but neighbour downstairs complain of leakage, then we oso hv to pay for the repair.
Then we better 'act blur' lor .... anyway dun think need to pay ... first-come-first-serve ....
postpone to 12 Sep huh....shld be ok too.... but need to check when back to spore next week, cos remember need to attend a wedding dinner in sep, but forgotten which day liao .
What abt the rest ? is this date ok for u ?
Thank u. I was not able to access internet during weekends, can only do it in office. 38.9 in London ? wow....that's steaming .... hopefully the forecast is accurate, so can at least enjoy some cooler weather for last few days of the trip .
So are u in the chemical or manufacturing field ?