Monthly Archives: June 2012

progress, the bedroom: we aren’t in college any more

Yesterday, our delivery from Ikea arrived.  I can not tell you how terribly impatient I was all morning long as I suffered through the whole 10am-2pm delivery window because, of course, Ikea did not arrive with our purchases until after … Continue reading

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seasons in a seemingly seasonless place

Yesterday I had to deliver some devastating news to my husband: Thai mango season has ended.  Partner loves mangoes with a passion that rivals my own passion for the fruit.  I am pretty sure, deep down inside, one of the reasons he … Continue reading

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workin’ it

So, if all of my other posts about our apartment have not made it clear yet, I really, really like our new place.  We are still settling in.  As this place is quite small compared to our previous home, it … Continue reading

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trappings of the great white box

The more time we spend in our new apartment (aka the great white box), the more we learn about this place both formally and informally. This week a representative from Miele came over to teach us how to use our … Continue reading

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how does your garden grow?

One of the may reasons that I fell in love with our apartment is the lovely bit of balcony/deck that runs the length of our apartment.  Having even just a little outside space here means that we have space to … Continue reading

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our household goods arrived…

… and for the time being the apartment is a total disaster. I have about half of the kitchen unpacked, and right now I am not sure where everything is going to fit.  Even though we seriously paired down before … Continue reading

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drapes that make me feel like I am sitting shiva

I don’t know what it is about apartments in Singapore, but they all have the same window treatments.  I looked at more than 20 apartments before we chose this building – some were uber modern, some were older, some were trapped in … Continue reading

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house hunting international – part v, crazy expensive

Housing in Singapore is crazy expensive. The vast majority (about 85-95%) of Singaporeans live in HDB flats – public, residential housing developments.  HDB flats are in housing estates, which are like their own self-contained towns.  Each HDB area has its … Continue reading

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welcome to the great white box

Well we did it!  We moved!  After multiple trips on the bus and a couple of trips via the corporate apartment shuttle van over the weekend, we moved into our new digs. For now it is just us, our two … Continue reading

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we win!

The apartment is ours!  Everything worked out yesterday and all of the final papers have been signed and counter signed and the checks have been written. Tomorrow we get the keys and can start moving into our new home.  I … Continue reading

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