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Monday, June 9, 2008

We are Upgrading Ourselves

Last year before we renewed our lease to this apartment, we went through somewhat the same process. Checking out rent.com, craigslist.org and other websites for apartment is no easy task and is very very stressful. Let me tell you that it is as stressful as finding a good pair of jeans that would fit your butt! Staring into the computer screen is also not good for the eyesight. I dont know about you but everytime we did it (going online looking for an apartment, that is! :P), Id get a massive headache and get very moody. And then after all that, guess what we did? We decided to just renew our lease for this shoe-box apartment for another year. Yup, it was just too stressful and we gave up.

This year after we came back from VA, we decided to give it another shot. On top of looking online, we also checked out The Sun from Seal Beach since we are looking for something thats 5min or less travelling time from his work place. That means it has to be either in Seal Beach, Westminster, Long Beach, Los Alamitos or Huntington Beach. It also has to have at least 1 bedroom, bigger (than current 450sqft) and comes with a garage for storage of (his)junks. On top of that, it has to be reasonably priced. Something that is not easy to find in those areas. :P

But alas, we did it. After looking at just 4 apartment, we decided on 1 that's 5min drive from his work, near the supermarket, bank and blockbuster. It comes with all the basic necessity to be eligible to be called an up-grade from a studio apartment. Yeah it sucks that now we have to buy a fridge (among other things) but at least it has gas stove instead of electric! Yeehaa! Im so happy. IKEA, HERE I COME!




18 comments:

Pi Bani said...

Ohhh... tu yang cerita cari apartment tu eh? So, when are you moving to the new place? Good luck in packing and unpacking - jangan jadi macam tongkang pecah dah... ;)

And oh, HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Rita Ho said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the upgrade, Farina. I'll echo Pi and say Happy Shopping! With the gas stove means more slurpy recipes at Salt & Tumeric, right? :)

een said...

good u finally find 1 dat suit both of u.true that i also face the same thing if ngadap komputer lama2 ni..nak ngamuk sume ade..nak2 menda yg nak cari x dpt lak..tension2. anyway kim salam kt brother IKEA auw..hahaha..

Cat Cat said...

Minah,
Jangan lupa tunjuk gambar your new crib ya... :) Bila nak buat house warming party?

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

farina,

Yay! Good for you and michael!

Have fun shopping for stuff!

Kak Ena

barbara said...

Hi Farina,
Congrats to you and Michael :)
Now, you can do a little shopping to prepare.
Take care.

PEARLY said...

good for the 2 of u my dear , now u can make to buy exc house hold thing . and soon u will have a bigger kitchen to cook nice yummy food happy belated birthday to micheal

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pi, yup. jenuh mencari apt nih. bab2 tongkang pecah tu, takleh nak promise. lol!

Thanks Rita. hehe. i too have been thinking of food tht i cud cook for S&T. with charcoal grill and gas stove, hopefully i can make better things. hehe.

memang Een, kalau lama mengadap pc cari something, memang tension. last2 satu pun tak ingat sbb dah stress! lol. nak kirim salam kat abg cashier ke or abg kat living room section?

Cath, nanti bila dah dpt kunci, i akan ambik gambar ok? hsewarming tu tengoklah bila we have all the stuff in the house already. ;)

Kak Ena, thanks. yes, im so looking forward to the shopping part of the moving. hmm, does tht make sense? lol.

Thanks Barbara. we dont wanna buy anything now coz we tot it'l be easier to just buy the stuff when we are already at the new place. Less things to pack/carry/unpack. ;)

Thanks Pearly. cant wait to get my charcoal bbq grill so i can make satay!

I Cook4Fun said...

That is a great news Farina. So when will you be moving out of this place? Hope when I datang nanti I tak kacau you in the mid of packing and moving :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

and here we the people are told to downgrade ourselves. eat tapioca instead of rice.

mº¿ºsh, brecht & nora said...

Farina babe, congrats on getting a bigger pad! I know the stress too, when we move from our loft into a 2bedroom apartment, we just grab the first one we saw heheheh but we were lucky too, cos its near the station, supermarkt and good schools ; ) And now our headache and stress has begun again cos we r slowly looking into buying a house or apartment of our own, we r taking one step at a time. And when we do hv a new pad, we shall hv to buy a new oven, fridge, stove argh!!! Thus, good luck Farina, and happy shopping eh. Big hugs xxx

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

hey babe! it's normal to enjoy the shopping part la.... packing tu belakang kira la kan? hehee..... our new house will be ready end of next year but seriously la nothing beats the excitement of just window shopping ok! glad both of you found a bigger place...

Salt & Turmeric said...

Gert, dont worry. Il make time for u one. ;)

Kerp, i love tapioca. nothing wrong w tht. we'r using the gas money to pay the diff of rent and will stil have some left. ;)

Mush, thanks. haha, nak beli rumah pun satu masalh besar jugak tu.

Anis, truth is i never really liked window shopping. i like buying. doesn necessarily have to be for my own. kalau beli barang yg orang kirim pun i dah happy. lol!

Yatie_T said...

Farina,
congrats on your new place. I am happy for you and can't wait to see your new crib.

The Blueberry said...

Hey! Congratulations! Syoknye nak pindah, and syoknye pergi Ikea!!! Huhuuu... Happy pindah!!!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Wah...Syioknya...Oh wait, syiok because you're getting a new place which you sound very excited about...

I hate moving, for the record...Hate leaving behind my place...Hehe...

Eh, is IKEA stuff expensive there?

Ms eNVy said...

Congrats girl on your upgrade .. and happy shopping! .. I just love IKEA!

Salt & Turmeric said...

yatie, thanks. i pun tak sabar nak pindah ni. hehe.

Blueberry, yes. syok both for pindah and shop at ikea. ;)

daphne, im happy abt moving sbb its a bigger place than this. letih dah duduk dlm kotak. i refuse to think abt packing and repacking! lol.

Thanks Envy! i wish i cud have all things ikea but cannotlah. ;)