My new place: Back breaking house-moving, wooden floors, dumpling festival

moving house

I almost died during the weekend. Either that or I’m alive with muscles on top of my muscles. I moved three (3) full carloads of stuff from my old place to my new place. I didn’t get a lorry like the previous time coz all the stuff is unpacked e.g. requires multiple refilling of boxes, of which the contents will be dumped at the new place. smirk

packed car

Luckily, my kind landlord from my previous apartment (!!!) at 10 Semantan Serviced suites helped me move! Thanks for that!

bedroom

My better half also helped me clean up the place and we now have a nice temporary bed to sleep in. It’s mighty comfortable too – new mattress and new bed sheets!

bona sweden

The floor in the bedroom is really hard to clean though – it’s an oiled wooden floor which requires a Sweden made floor cleaner to actually clean. Regular cleaners just move the dirt around. The cleaner was provided but the agent didn’t tell me so we didn’t know until last night. -_-

his hers hibuscus

We’re getting settled into the new place! :) The curtains are done and this is the unit that I really wanted coz it has a nice view compared to all the others. I also set up our His and Hers toothbrushes, which we are *finally* using! Haha.

dumpling festival

We also had our dumpling festival dinner at the new place! My dear had set up a nice dinner on top of the *only* table which I brought over…

pacman table

…which is a custom-painted Pacman inspired table that a friend of mine made back in 2010. Yup, I still have it Jammie! :D

home fibre broadband

The last thing that needs to be done for everything to be up and running is to get the fibre optic connection hooked up. w00t!

spare keys

I also gave a pair of spare keys to my better half for her use. :)

Oh babe, I hate to go

leaving

I just spent the past 3 hours packing up all my shit. I can’t believe the crap I’ve accumulated over such a short period of time. I can’t imagine how I’m going to fit everything into the car tomorrow. I’m thinking it’ll take at least 3-4 trips (and a lorry) to transport all my stuff to the new place. I managed to get a place for RM 1,100 per month – it’s not as good as the current condominium I’m staying at but I guess it’s alright since I will save on parking and gas (it’s very close to where I work).

I wanted to get a place at Sterling, and got an offer for RM 1,300 (just RM 200 more) which is a GREAT deal since Sterling is…well, I guess you can call it a high end condo. Unfortunately, the unit would not be vacant until 1st June and I have to move tomorrow since my lease expired. There is a cursed clause which states that the landlord can give 1 ½ months notice if he returns from Perlis and wants the unit back. I stupidly signed it coz I really needed a place to stay last year.

Thus, I am now in a state of limbo – I’m not sure if I want to stay at the new place for keeps since the rent is a bit steep for what I’ll call an apartment (instead of a condo, though it does have a swimming pool). I’ll need to sort out my Streamyx tomorrow too – transfer the line to the new place. I was rather tempted by Shang Villa (got an offer for RM 1,000) but after consulting Google Maps, it seems that the route to work would be a KILLER (massive jams on a notorious stretch of the LDP) so I passed.

To be honest, I’ve grown rather fond of my current abode and moving to the new place (you know I don’t reveal where I live) would be a bit of a pain, since the KL weather is so fucked up right now. The heat wave is likely to continue for a while and my air conditioning would not be ready until this Saturday. I guess I’ll just have to grin and bear it for the time being. It’s not that I’m fucking spoiled; I just cannot sleep without air conditioning since I’ve been sleeping at 16 degrees ever since I was a kid. It’s hard to adapt when you grew up with creature comforts like that.

I don’t mind the cold, but I hate the heat. People who know me can attest to the fact that I turn as red as a lobster at the slightest temperature provocation. A coworker even commented on the fact that I got sun burnt from walking 100 meters in the afternoon sun to a meeting. Yes, yes, I get heatstroke really easily, don’t bag me about it. Different strokes for different folks (pun intended). I can stand a lot of shit, but heat is not one of them.

Anyways, I gotta get back to packing. I am seriously puzzled, nay, flummoxed by the amount of shit I have lying around the place. Honestly, it’s like Jesus turning water into wine, albeit this is converting empty space into material possessions. Fuck me.

Well, since we’re on the topic of the Messiah, lemme just share with you a quote from SK’s Blaze:

Ain’t none of you ever been stuck in the mud and needed a push? I won’t ask you how you can be for this and still call yourself Christians, because one of you would have some kind of answer out of what I call the Holy-Joe-Do-It-My-Way Bible. But Jeezly-Crow! How can you read the parable of the Good Samaritan on Sunday and then say you’re for a thing like this on Monday night?

Stranger in a strange land

dpcondo

I’m going to have to evac my current premises by 27th of May. It’s rather unfortunate that I signed a tenancy agreement that allows for a 1 ½ month termination notice by either party. I didn’t think much of it when I put my John Hancock on the dotted line since I needed a place to stay. This condominium has great security, plus it’s spacious and quiet. I’ve grown to love it in the six months that I’ve lived here.

Anyway, I’m quite adaptable so I don’t mind moving. It’s just the hassle of finding a place that’s close to the office AND affordable that’s the problem. I’ve been looking into Kelana Sentral Apartment but the place is a bit too small for my liking. The rent is RM 1,100 (which is essentially the same amount I’m forking out right now) and it doesn’t even have air conditioning to boot.

I guess it’s time to hit The Star and look for places to rent…which brings me to another dilemma – should I be purchasing instead? Paying 1.1k for rent every month for a place you won’t ultimately own is a financially ludicrous arrangement. I hear Casa Suites is going for RM 1,100 per month after the initial down payment, but it’s a bit far from my workplace.

Does anyone have any idea where I can establish the sixthseal.com pad in Petaling Jaya? I work in Kelana Jaya so I need to be reasonably close. Cheers!

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