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It was the most hectic week. We were in the midst of making arrangements and thought it would be just nice to make use of our extra day-off. Joe's family also came over for the long weekend so we got to spend some quality time together. Haze was getting really terrible so we try to stay indoor most of the time. We went to IKEA to get furnitures and witnessed the longest queue at every cashier counters due to public holiday. I'm glad we have settled most of the things now. Felt really thankful for the family's help to speed things up.

Since we woke up really early for breakfast last Sunday, we have more time to spare for the day. Finally went to Imbi Market again after so long. I miss being in the streets of KL. As we drove past every familiar streets, it reminds me of how I used to drive around by myself, going wherever I want to, I don't feel lonely at all but enjoying every bit of it.

Later in the afternoon, we decided to go cafehop after we're done with all the errands. Not willing to go too far so we came to this recently opened cafe—Bean Brothers. It's located at the industrial area nearby.

The foods and drinks are better than expected, but they have really limited choices. It's a cafe that I don't mind coming back few more times. It's probably the most spacious cafe up to date. There's few nice spot to take photos. It's designed in industrial style with a touch of contemporary chic. I like the unfinished look and texture of the tiles and brick walls. I find the giant flipping door at the front entrance looks very welcoming too.
Hai Peng Kopitiam

Do it or nothing at all.

My motivation is kinda low, even though I have zillions of thoughts to spill out lately. I'm now forcing myself to write often. Just like I force myself to get outside a little bit each day to take photos. It's no easy start to achieve good balance and self awareness. When I got home after work I'm just drained out of energy. I've been spending the past few months with lots of TV series. Now that we finally have internet, I would hide in the room, where I get my private space to think, to jot things down, to be inspired, to make plans and write. Maybe I'm weird, but I would like to say I'm just too used to days living and doing things by myself.

I'm also trying to train myself to be spiritually tough. I think I have improved a lil bit each day, even sometimes I can't hide my true feeling, but that's just me, right? There are days that I can't handle too many things at one time, I feel like I'm absolutely going to collapse, I try to push it through and put a smile on and try to be okay despite the feeling. It's not so bad, at least I feel less guilty.

It's the state of mind that matters.

We will have lots of trips back to hometown this month, it's for the best reason—to attend weddings & of course it will be another big family gathering I'm really looking forward to.
Nest Nordic

We spent our past weekends quite wisely by going to some home deco galleries for furnitures hunt and crossed a few things off our checklist. Phew, what a relief to finally get something done! We also went to new apartment to follow up with the renovation progress just last week. It got me panic and excited at the same time. It's been bothering me about how am I going to clean the whole house and make sure it's 100% dust free once the house is ready to move in.

I came across some articles online which described moving house as "biggest nightmare", "life's most stressful event", "more traumatic than divorce" & there's even "house moving survival guide" LOL. It's true, moving house is never easy. So what I did previously was to keep things as minimal as possible. Because I rent places all this while so it's easier to take control of what I have and what I buy, by having this mindset that "I'm not gonna stay at the same place forever", so that I won't end up buying a lot of things. However, I still have soft spots for certain things, such as my latest obsession with Lego bricks(I totally want to blame Joe for that).

The most difficult part about moving house has to be giving up stuff you have kept for a purpose(sometimes none). There's always time when you find something useful only after you lost them. #storyofmylife I often donate used clothes to charity so it's quite unlikely you'll find an old dress in my wardrobe, and trust me, I always regret letting those dresses go. I consider myself moving quite frequently the past 10 years but I don't bring everything as I go. Just like in real life, there's always something you have to let go.

Big & small boxes piling up in the room gives me slight headache everytime I look at it. Ugggh I simply can't wait for this to be over soon.

Thank God we're moving into a smaller space this time.
Ice Cold Heineken

Maybe having to cancel our island trip wasn't a bad thing after all.

Our families are really happy! I can feel their joy to have my presence at home. We usually have only one night stay whenever we go back so this time Mummy finally got the chance to invite Joe(with a whole new status) over for dinner. We also celebrated his parents' 31st wedding anniversary the following night at a steakhouse.. Plus BBQ at the beach with some friends, catching up on recent life, chillaxing by the beach with canned beers and laugh the night away.. Everything was unplanned, yet it brings the most pleasure. It was never easy to gather all of us, it feels like CNY all over again.