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Moving House

In Personal on 4 July, 2007 at 7:07 pm

To me there are 3 stages when you want to move house.  The easy part was to decide that you want to move, the following 3 stages that you will go through will then be very tiring.  But believe me it will be fulfilling after the dust has settled.

Getting the House

This stage will include the buying and the preparation of the house. If you don’t set your limits and constraints right from the start, you will soon be flooded with choices and that is not good.  For us it was love at first sight, thus it was an easy decision to buy.  And since the house come furnish with most things that you need (cabinets, wardrobes, oven, cooker hob and hood, air conditioners, central water heater,  and floor tiles), the preparation part was also easier.  We still need to decide which 20 lights to buy, what curtain to install and what colour to paint the wall with.  Believe me these 3 things alone can take up a lot of your time.

Relocating

This is the actual moving.  You won’t believe how many things you have until you start packing, and then you will want to go back and check to make sure that that little corner in your house can actually store that many things!  Our 58 boxes of things took us until 3am, 9th June to finish packing. The mover came on time at 9am, and we still have some stuff left unpack!  But the mover just took the stuff and go, without packing!  The scene was so chaotic that I’ve even forgotten to count the box, let alone numbering them.  It was until we unpack all the boxes (and count them) that it is confirmed that we had 58 boxes!  The scene at our new house was as chaotic, the mover keep asking us “Where to put this”, “Where to put that”, “This can’t go in here” and so on.  In the end, I’ve to admit that my planning skill need improvement.

Spreading the news

This is the fun part.  Party!  You get to invite all your friends and relatives to share your joy.  Endless tour of the house and dirty dishes to wash came next.  But knowing that your guests really enjoy themselves make it all worth while.

So here I am, 3 weeks plus into my new house and I am enjoying every bit of it.  And I hope all my friends and relatives enjoy “warming up” our house as well.  Here’s to more good years!

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Remix 2007 @ Singapore

In Programming on 2 July, 2007 at 7:00 pm


The mixture is just right this time. I believe the participation of US Microsoft Speaker is important.  I’ve been to some local Microsoft event that were organized purely by local Singapore expert, the mixture wasn’t that good.
Silverlight seems to be the main attraction for this year Remix and it didn’t disappoint.  The performance of Silverlight is really good and the features supported are really cool.