Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sweet Memories + Our New Nest

Owner Lyñ (My Little Messy N Cheeky) SG ⌚ 2:47 AM
Finally we'd moved in to our new house last Friday! With all those cleaning up, unpacking, clearing and organizing (done right after the renovation in early October) our stuffs that had been kept in the rented storage house for more than half a year, there were so much, so many works involved and I just HATE (and have phobia) moving house! This is already the fourth time I moved since young but to be actual, should be the third as the first couldn't be counted because we were too young then, at the age of 5, we don't have to be bothered about all those packing and unpacking, we just needed to move ourselves from the Kampung to high-rise flat Here are some priceless old photos I'd love to share with all of you. These are from my mom's precious albums we got back from the storage house. Enjoy some laughing moments before I move on. Hahaha! 

THOSE WERE THE DAYS...
B/W Photo: Mom's Family Photo-My mom is the last girl at the back row.
Colored Photo: Papa's Family Photo on my parents' wedding day. (My paternal grandpa had long passed away when my Papa was only 2-5 yrs old)
This playground at my maternal grandma's house was my most favorite when young.
I'd always (the only one) asked my mom to send me over to stay during every school holidays.
Really missed those days...  
My parents when they were young. Single to married
This knitted hat is older than me!
Left Photo: Me and my twin brother (just one minute apart) 
Right Photo: Mom would always try to bring the three of us out to the Zoo, Bird Park etc whenever she'd the time.
Our first birthday
My mom always tells me that I'm the smallest size of all and also the ugliest with 'no hair' and small eyes. Hahaha!
(Both my twin bro and younger sister were chubbier and cuter)
Me and my younger sister (2 yrs apart)
African mama with her kids! Hahaha!
With our cousins from my Papa's family
My sister's birthday party when we moved to a HDB flat
We lived together with my parents for almost a year (time flies!) when we sold our flat of about 9 years last October 2010. I was having very bad mixed feelings few weeks ago. Somehow I just couldn't bare to leave my parents and the thought of their house becoming so quiet and lifeless w/o us, especially my two girls, makes me so sad and reluctant to move away! So was Messy too, surprisingly! 
Lucky we aren't too far from my parents, just less than 5mins drive or 20mins walk away. So we're still able to see one another everyday. ;)
I reckon the saddest person of all is my Papa. He even had an agreement with Messy (she's the apple of his eyes) w/o my knowing until one week later when we dined out together! The agreement was having Messy to stay over on every Friday and Saturday nights, coming back home on Saturday and Sunday mornings after breakfast for her weekly home-tution, then going over AGAIN on Saturday nights! So you can imagine how much my Papa loves her (more than me[Yes, you're right! I'm feeling a little jealous here! LOL :P]) that he'll go through all these troubles of fetching and sending her like this every week very willingly! 
Few days after we moved, my parents visited and I was so happy although they just stayed for less than an hour. They bought lotsa Yakult drinks and some candies specially for the girls knowing that I won't be allowing them to have so often times.  
The girls enjoying themselves happily before moving in.
Shoe Cabinet
Hubby bought all these figurines to fill-up those empty spaces
Fu Lu Shou (福禄寿) and Chan Chu (蟾蜍)
Living + Dinning Room
Don't you think that our dinning table and chairs look like those in offices!?!? Since it look like one, I'll just use it like one. It's perfectly for my laptop with a perfect view! 
I love the two Hong Kong comic characters figurines, Old Master Q and Big Potato.
Hubby bought those cool giant beer bottles, $1 each, at the 7-11 convenience store just right below our block. YES, REALLY CONVENIENT but we only buy things there outta no choice as they cost so much higher than other stores and hyper-marts which are just across the road.
Kitchen
Glass sliding door, led lights along both sides of the cabinets and also an oven that hubby promised! I love our new neon-orange clock too! 
Kitchen Toilet
Glass door I requested to have! 
Master Room
Master Room Toilet (Different set of tiles)
The girls preferred this because it's much spacious and also they don't like those tiles in the other toilet. 
Messy's Bedroom
All by herself FINALLY!
Messy's cutie cool bear table-mirror with comb we bought before moving in.
Cheeky's Bedroom (Sharing with Cathy)
We bought that study table from Ikea at the very last minute after realizing that the one in Messy's room will not be big enough for two of them.
Cheeky's cutie sweet piggy table-mirror with comb
Our first simple dinner at new nest
I just dumped whatever I could find in my freezer cooked in Campbell's Mushroom Garlic Soup, seasoned with a dash of black pepper + a little oregano and VOILA! The girls love it especially Messy! She'd two BIG helpings! ;)
Just love having fun photos with my girls!
The girls playing the blind mice on the 3rd day and were laughing so hard and loud that I'd to keep telling them to lower down their volumes as I'm afraid they might disturbed our next door neighbours.
I thought my hubby will tell me to give/throw this tea set away knowing  he's not into this kinda stuffs. SO SURPRISINGLY, he wanted to keep and even told me it'll be for our girls when they grow up and get marry one day! 
BEST PART--Me: "What!? Am I hearing things?? But there're only 3 cups here."
Hubby: "Doesn't matter. We need just 2 cups for the tea ceremony."
GOSH!!! He really think real far! Hahaha! 
Hope you enjoy this post and have a wonderful week ahead!

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Teddy Bento on Wed Nov 09, 06:24:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha....I love your oven!!I want too!
新家好漂亮,好温馨!祝福你们全家!

Adora's Box on Wed Nov 09, 08:35:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Warmest wishes to you and your family, Lyn. Love the new house... all new and clean and pretty. You have a big place to do your blog. Love the old photos! Didn't know you had a twin brother. Nice.

Kiddothings on Wed Nov 09, 09:13:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on the new nest! SO happy for you! Love those old pictures you posted too! :)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Wed Nov 09, 11:57:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Teddy Bento 谢谢你的祝福!我也很喜欢我的烤炉!哈哈!;)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 12:03:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Adora's Box Thank you very much for your wishes to us, Adora! ;D
Yes, that's my 'personal office' now! LOL
Both of us are non-identical twins, so nobody knows unless we mentioned. :)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 12:05:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kiddothings Thank you so much, Germaine! ;D
I love those old photos too bcoz they really bring back lotsa great and fun memories. ;)

Cooking Gallery on Thu Nov 10, 01:58:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing those personal pictures, Lyn, it's very interesting to see :)! I love seeing those nostalgic black and white photos and you're a real cute baby :D)!!

Your new apartment looks really cool, it's modern and classy too. I am sure you'll have a great time in your new nest :)!

Lizzy on Thu Nov 10, 03:29:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Your new home is fabulous!! I bet you're so glad to be getting settled. Your girls are adorable...loved seeing all the new and old photos :)

Biren on Thu Nov 10, 06:51:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Your new home is bright and beautiful! You will definitely make new memories there. Thanks also for sharing all those precious old photos.

Nami | Just One Cookbook on Thu Nov 10, 01:58:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Lyn for moving in! YAY! Your new home is really modern and Shen always wish to live in modern home (I like rustic or farm house style haha). The glass door is cool something Shen would love! I like dining table though. It has to be comfortable enough to enjoy the meal and hang out with family. =) Thank you so much for sharing all these private pictures. We feel like we visited you already! Thank you!

Nami | Just One Cookbook on Thu Nov 10, 02:00:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Forgot mention - I also enjoyed the old family albums too. It's nice you found some great photos!

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 11:43:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Cooking Gallery Thank you for your sweetest compliments, CG! ;D
My hubby prefers modern and simplicity design. ;)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 11:46:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lizzy Thank you, Lizzy! ;D
Yes, I'm really glad that everything's done and over. Hahah! ;P

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 11:48:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Biren Thank you so much, Biren! ;D
Yes and all new memories will be recorded here! ;)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Thu Nov 10, 11:59:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nami | Just One Cookbook Thank you very much, Nami! ;D
Another similarity between both of our husbands? ;P
I got the glass door idea from our previous few gatherings with my cousins at Ritz Carlton Hotel bcoz I love the long bar handle (I guessed it should be much more lasting than the common bi-folding ones we used to have)! lol ;P
I wished so much you really can come over visiting! ;)

suituapui on Sat Nov 12, 04:01:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice! Always interesting to look at old photographs. Those were the days...

New house? Very nice? You mentioned HDB flat - I guess you must live in Singapore then? This new place, a house or a flat as well. Must be very expensive to get one in Singapore...

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Sat Nov 12, 06:01:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@suituapui Tks Arthur and nice to know you! ;D

Yes, you're right! I'm a Singaporean. ;)
This is our new home but its a re-sale flat of more than 20 yrs old. House properties had risen since last year and the prices are crazy especially 4-rooms flats! I wonder how the next few generations are going to afford if the standard of living keeps on going up, up, up! ;(

Manuela on Mon Nov 14, 10:54:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a LOVELY post Lyn! I loved reading it... and seeing all the pictures... I had already seen some on FB, but I LOVED them! I wish you all the best in your new (and amazingly beautiful... look at that kitchen!!!) house! <3

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Mon Nov 14, 06:25:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Manuela Thank you, Manu! ;D
Reading your comment now gets me so happy and excited again! Hahaha! ;P
I love the kitchen too (even more excited!) and planned to start baking with the girls during their sch vacation! ;)

Lyndsey on Tue Nov 15, 09:46:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Your house is beautiful, very modern. I can just picture you now baking and blogging. We have been in the same house since we were married...18 years. Wow.

I love seeing your family photos and hearing the stories. I feel like I know you so much better now. My favorite is the funny ones with your girls!!!

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Tue Nov 15, 06:52:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Lyndsey Thank you, Lyndsey! ;D
Wow! 18 years! I also hope that this will be our home for life. Moving house is no fun at all! LOL ;P

Glad to know you love these pics. I love that pic too! We always have so much fun taking all these funny pics and I've lots and tons of them! ;)

Tina (PinayInTexas) on Thu Dec 01, 01:45:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

First I want to apologize for my late comment! Haven't been able to blog hop that much because of my busy sched.
Anyway, I want you to know how happy I am for you and your family that you've finally moved to your new house! Everything in there looks very nice! I'm sure you are enjoying your beautiful kitchen...and the girls are enjoying the big space and their new rooms!

Best wishes to your family, Lyn! May your new home be filled with love and happiness all the time!

Btw, thanks for sharing with us all the beautiful photos! Love them!

Quay Po Cooks on Thu Dec 01, 10:21:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

It has been more than two weeks since I visited and what nice post to see. Thanks for sharing those valuable old photos of your parents and that of you when you were a little girl. Congrats on our new home. You have a very nice and cosy nest there! Enjoy your new place and stay pretty and happy.

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Fri Dec 02, 05:22:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tina (PinayInTexas) Oh no worries at all, Tina. I understand everyone of us has got our stuffs to get busy with, so no apologies pls. ;)
Thank you so much for your wishing to us and YES! I'm enjoying my new kitchen so much more than before! Haha! ;D

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Fri Dec 02, 05:26:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Quay Po CooksThank you so much, Quay Po! ;D
We love our new nest very much! ;)

PS: I'm sorry for not visiting lately but I will very soon! Happy weekend! ;)

Sissi on Sat Dec 10, 05:48:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Lyn. I'm so happy to discover your blog! And I'm lucky to stumble upon such a wonderful post wheer I get to know you with your family photos, new house photos... (you have an amazing kitchen, by the way!). I have also seen you have some delightful recipes. I must look through them.
Thank you once more for visiting my blog!

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Sun Dec 11, 08:25:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sissi Thank you, Sissi! I'm very glad to find yours too! ;D
Hope you will like those recipes when you try and pls let me know if you do. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane on Mon Dec 12, 01:55:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your new house! It is actually AMAZING, so high tech and absolutely beautiful! I especially love Messy's table mirror, I have a phone cover that looks just like it :)

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane on Mon Dec 12, 01:55:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your new house! It is actually AMAZING, so high tech and absolutely beautiful! I especially love Messy's table mirror, I have a phone cover that looks just like it :)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Tue Dec 13, 03:36:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane Thank you, Xinmei! ;D
Most of the design ideas came from my hubby, he's very interested in home-decor and furniture so he really took a lot of his time looking at countless home designs from magazines, websites etc but I totally the opposite! LOL ;P
Aww! Your phone cover must be so cool! ;)

Kath (My Funny Little Life) on Sat Dec 24, 08:25:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what a stylish and cool house you have!

Wishing you merry Christmas and happy holidays, Lyn! :)

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Wed Dec 28, 07:17:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kath (My Funny Little Life) Thank you so much, Kath! ;D

Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy your holidays! ;)

Quay Po Cooks on Fri Dec 30, 08:46:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Het Lyn, I just drop by to Wish You and your family a Very Happy New Year. HUGS!

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Sun Jan 01, 05:05:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Quay Po Cooks Thank you for visiting and your wishing, Quay Po! ;D

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year too! <3

Tiffany Yang on Mon Jan 02, 03:20:00 PM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your new house, and wish you and your family have a happy new year!
Btw, love the master and potato figures.

Ꮮуռ (ᶬˠ ᶩᶤᵗᵗᶥᵋ ᵐᵋˢˢᵞ ᴻ ᶜʱᵋᵋᵏᵞ) on Wed Jan 04, 12:36:00 AM GMT+8 said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tiffany Yang Thank you Tiffany! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year too! ;D

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