Tag Archives: House and Home

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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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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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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house hunting international – part iv or reflecting on home

We have an address.  We have applied for our utilities.  We have a signed and counter signed Letter of Intent (LOI).  We have paid our LOI deposit.  We have a signed Tenancy Agreement.  We have even paid the stamping fee. … Continue reading

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house hunting international – part iii or dreaming of gardening in singapore

I’ve not yet posted an update on our house hunting international endeavors as we are stuck in a bit of a holding patter.  Go figure – you can’t secure a place unless you can write the landlords a check.  You … Continue reading

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house hunting international – part ii

It was a long weekend of apartment viewings, but we are a few steps closer to securing a place for us to call home for the next two years. Going into the weekend I had two top contenders from my … Continue reading

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