Random Post #14 – The House, Me Moms, Penang, India & Lots Of FOOD

It seems like I stopped blogging for a while, according to my archives I only had 2 posts in January – one of which was an Advertorial. February was slightly better with 4 posts…but then 2 of those were Advertorials as well and one wasn’t really a post at all.

So here we are time to get back on track, 2 posts in a month? That’s the worst showing since I started this blog all the way back in September 2004.

It’s been a long time since Random Post #13 – back in December 2010 – so there’s a lot to catch up on!

In December we REALLY started pushing the contractor to finish the house, we wanted it done before Christmas, but well that didn’t happen. We did manage to get almost everything in during December though including the alarm, water filters, sofa, TV, fridge and of course the most important – Unifi! – with a trip to India and Penang in the middle 0_o

We went down to Penang for makan and to test the Mitsubishi ASX, and flew off to Hyderabad! Which was awesome, have to blog about India soon – what an amazing experience. Here’s the view from the top of Charminar taken with my iPhone.

View from Charminar, Hyderabad

The alarm installation was great, we had the wiring done very early on in the renovation so it was all concealed – then they came in again after all the windows/doors/grills were fitted to finish off. I can thoroughly recommend Peter Moo from https://www.hanter.com.my.

Texecom Alarm Installation

They even came a 3rd time to configure the alarm after the Unifi install because it can managed using the phone line (can activate/de-activate and it will call us if it’s triggered).

There were some delays with the beds and the contractor only really finished touching up in early January, then it was time to push ourselves to get off our butts, sell of all the old junk or give it away and get out the apartment.

Of course there were the odd problems here and there (like the wire-man hired some foreign workers to finish everything for us quickly…and one of them attached the pipes back to front on one of the water-heaters – so we thought it was faulty and called Alpha in to fix it..poor guy just swapped the pipes around and it was fine!).

We set ourselves an arbitrary date of January 15th to move into the new place, which thankfully we achieved. Although things were a bit chaotic, especially with my Mom arriving on January 21st January 22nd – we had to get things sorted, and fast! We shifted everything out of the old place ourselves and hired a couple of cleaners to give it a clean up.

Appt Clean-up

We ended up giving a lot of stuff to charity as big items proved difficult to sell without providing transport. But man there was a lot of stuff we shifted over.. Each piece to be wiped/dusted and found a proper place to store.


Since we shifted in we’ve been slowly piecing together furniture, making FULL use of the kitchen and trying to get things organized. With my Mom being here too I spent a lot less time at the computer than usual, plus the new house is much more comfortable just to laze around in watching TV or reading. Of course in the midst of that was also Chinese New Year..

I was fully stocked!

Chinese New Year Goodies

And we also took Mom down to Penang as well whilst she was here, which was nice! And she joined us for the epic #porkgang Poon Choi (and got Yee Sang in her hair..).

Sg Buloh Poon Choi

She’s flown back to old Blighty now though so I’ve got some time and space to catch-up! I need to get my blog in shape too, this template is coming 4 years old and it’s not playing too nicely with WordPress 3.x – I’ve been meaning to update for a while…but it looks like I need to stop procrastinating.

My study is a bit chaotic of course…no proper rack for all the gadgets yet.

Cable Chaos

But I got a chair and a desk now, good enough to blog..

More soon! (I hope…)

On this day (or near enough) in…

2010 – A Guide To Buying A House/Property In Malaysia — Getting Started
2009 – Back From Penang
2008 – Congratulations
2007 – Kuan Yin and…
2006 – Movie Review — The Promise — Wu Ji — I Promise you it SUCKED
2005 – Fred Durst Sex Video & Paris Hilton Phone Hack

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4 Responses to Random Post #14 – The House, Me Moms, Penang, India & Lots Of FOOD

  1. Mark Leo March 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I’ve always wanted a huge ass desk to put all the gadets on, multiple PC’s, laptops and stuff on it but always find that I lack the space 😛

  2. KY March 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    old school blog post!

  3. Savannah March 10, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Sounds like you have been incredibly busy. I like your blog and look forward to reading more.

  4. ShaolinTiger March 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Mark Leo: I got a massive desk and a rack now – getting there!

    KY: Keeping it real yo!

    Savannah: Yup!

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