Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stirling HDB Terrace- #12 Reno works begin

the reno works have begun last thursday and boo...the reno works have stopped. We have gotten ourselves a PE for the endorsement of the hacking works. So...
Now, it's awaiting for HDB's approval for us to say goodbye to the ugly walls of the common toilet.

plurezze let us hack those walls down...

oh yes, when we were down to see the progress of our reno, we chanced upon a new neighbour who has just recently finished her reno too! and it looks spectacular! I really hope ours will have that kind of finished look too.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Stirling HDB Terrace - #21 What is non-structural??!!

our super low beam!
our Professional Engineer (PE) here knocking our super deep beam to see whether is it structural or non-structural! can you see his head??? It's almost reaching our beam!!! This is how low it is!!! AND I WANT IT REMOVED!!!!

here's the moment where engineer-meets-architect-meets-contractor.
Archi: This can be removed. I know. Trust me. It's non-structural.
PE: Erm. Better check first. I'll come in tmw.
Contractor: Can be done. Don't worry.

Their signature styles:-
Archi - wants everything his way
PE - die die also must check first. Better play safe.
Contractor - Can I Helpchu? Anything and everything goes. PE says what I listen. Archi says what I follow.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Stirling HDB Terrace- #11 DIY Gifts for our Neighbours


We know how noisy it gets when people start their we decided to present ear-plugs as gifts for our neighbours before our renovation hacking works start. WJ and I went down to a hardware shop in chinatown to get them one weekend. After say 5mins of bargaining, we got each ear-plug for $1.30. Hmm is it cheap? I really dunno!!!
HOPE our neighbours love it though, the extra effort that we put in and the thoughts we give in.

cutting the reno cards up before distributing it tomorrow when the hacking starts. WOOHOO. The cards are design by yours truly, so wj just had to foot for the ear-plugs bill...hehehehe

i really enjoy doing these stuff... ^_^

Monday, January 11, 2010

Stirling HDB Terrace - #16 Doodles

lately i have been thinking of taking some photo shots of the new place before the reno works start...well sort of to commemorate this little place, also a really good way to remember this place b4 it changes beyond recognition. YAY! actually i can't wait for that day to realise as I simply cannot tahan the current state.

So i started some doodling of the interior shots which i thought are worth taking!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Stirling HDB Terrace- #8 Green Fingers

indoor PLANTS brightens my day!
House Plants do more than just brighten up a room with color and living energy. Along with being pleasing to the eye, they bring real health benefits to your body. Not only do complaints about headaches, stress, heart/circulation-symptoms and colds decrease when indoor plants are present, according to sources in "The comprehensive office series," but also richly decorating a room with plants can help to keep the air clean.

Top 9 Air Purifying Plants (things to know!)

The following plants are most effective in removing potentially harmful chemicals-including those in paints, varnishes, dry cleaning fluids, car exhaust fumes and tobacco smoke-from the air in your home.

  • Dragon tree
  • Ivy
  • Ficus
  • Philodendrons(money plant:CHECK!)
  • Spider plants
  • Peace lilies(hope to get them!)
  • Ferns (Check!)
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Palms

here are some of my acquired plants over the past 2 years while i was in Sportshub and back in Marina Square : Which i will bring over to my new place!

Maidenhair Fern by my daddy...a wooden simple shelf which WJ made from the planks which we bought from IKEA and spent an afternoon painting it. There's a money plant pot which mum has re potted for me over the year as it was growing OUT of its POT! The one with the white ribbon was a present from sis for my wedding. She says it has heart shaped leaves and low maintenance. It's a Hoya Kerrii (Lucky Heart) beside it is my Anthurium in pink!

these 2 are newly acquired over the weekend from IKEA. They already look quite chummy together. muahahha

keep those fingers green people cos green is the way to go!


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