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Cashless and Contactless in Singapore

Cashless and Contactless in Singapore

I’m not too sure why but it seems like going cashless seems to be the buzzword in Singapore recently (did I miss something big?). I am a fan of convenience and avoiding human contact in general (what? WHAT? Humanpeoples are scary!) so contactless/cashless payments are […]

Niches and Notches, Nooks and Crannies

Niches and Notches, Nooks and Crannies

Look at this pretty nook! This is Container Store’s Elfa system, which is on sale right now. They do deliver to Singapore but shipping will cost more than the system itself. Ha ha. But what a cozy niche. Hold on…. can we talk about the […]

Are we getting any warmer yet?

Are we getting any warmer yet?

In terms of major kitchen appliances, we’ve agreed on a few things for The Home. But first, let’s talk about this Muji circulator fan. We tried it out at a Muji Store. It’s so quiet! And the design is nice and minimalists too. Can we […]

Doors to Our Heart

Doors to Our Heart

Have you ever watched a TV show and fell totally in love with the set? Surely not an uncommon thing. The design for our home, or at least the master bedroom, takes its inspiration from The Netflix TV series “Master of None”, specifically the pair […]

A rice cooker, plus other hot picks for the home

A rice cooker, plus other hot picks for the home

You guys, our second purchase for The Home is this! A small Mayer rice cooker. At this point I think we’ve thrown practicality out of the window, and just choosing things based on looks alone? But isn’t she a cutie? Her official name is Le […]

A very long but totally non-sponsored* post about IKEA kitchens

A very long but totally non-sponsored* post about IKEA kitchens

When it comes to kitchens, we want ours to be as timeless as possible. But is there really such a thing as a timeless kitchen? Everything looks a bit dated after 7 years, no? This is exactly why IKEA kitchens have an added appeal to […]

Occasional tables… will they fold?

Occasional tables… will they fold?

Our first ever spend on The Home is this! Courts BRISTOL, about SG$250* A pair of BRISTOL table and stool sets that were on offer at Courts online. Yes, a pair. Meaning we have two of these. Two tables and four stools. We’ve been on […]

Refrigerators, and other cool things

Refrigerators, and other cool things

One of the first things we did after getting our keys was to shop for appliance. Specifically for a refrigerator. I’m not sure what the other folks usually do first when presented with a totally unfinished house — look at tiles or speak to a […]

Space Planning A 90-Square Metre* Apartment

Space Planning A 90-Square Metre* Apartment

The planning for our home began in earnest sometime late 2016. We used a web-based program called Homestyler Floorplan by Autodesk. It wasn’t perfect (you can only use the furniture they have loaded in the system), but it was easy to pick up and worked […]

The Home

The Home

Our home is a 4-rm HDB BTO flat with an open kitchen and no OCS. Look at all those abbreviations! Which reminds me, while enquiring about a home loan, the bank guy asked if we had the OTP with us, and I was like, “One-time […]