Monday, April 13, 2009

Moving on

Tings have now been more in motion than before. Suddenly, we have come from nothing-to-do-ness to a lot of things to do with not enough time to do it. 

The house is still in quite a bit of a mess, but we've fixed the kitchen sink, and now the only problem is the rubbish and what's left of the construction materials at the house. The renovation contractor left us with pieces of cement and no where to dump them. I am still cracking my head on how to remove them. Besides that, it's habitable. 

My parents-in-law will come avisit this weekend, and we're trying to get the house ready for them as much as we can. Well, we'll have to make do. Heh. 

The school logo has been done up and confirmed. Now it's just a matter of details and whether this wretched town holds a printer good enough to print it out for us. If the printers here can't do it, we'll have to fly someone over to KK to get a proper printer to do our logos/school badges/letterheads and stuff.

And with that in the pipeline, things can happen very VERY fast. 

So, without wasting any more time, I've got work to do.

Thursday, April 09, 2009


It's as if I'm degenerating as we speak. 

I am so disconnected from the ever-progressing world in this small town that I think I'm starting to live like a hermit. Not out of choice, but 'hermitted-in' by the infrastructure around me. Taking time out to blog is a chore, and since I can't get a stable internet access most of the time, I get frustrated from even logging on to the internet. 

Besides, in this 'end-of-the-road' kind of town, we only get information the latest. Most of what happens out there in the world today are so distant from this place. I wonder how wi-max is catching up. I wonder what's next after blue-ray discs. I wonder when we can have real broadband in the place where I stay. I wonder if iphone will make it here. I wonder if multi-media equipment has advanced in what ways. I wonder what will happen when astro turns HD. I wonder if flat-headed shoes are still in fashion. I wonder if my clothes are archaic. I wonder if kids nowadays still use what I am using. I wonder about whether I wonder about the right things cause I seem to have been disconnected from the cutting-edge. 

In life, it is seriously important to maintain a cutting edge. I mean I'm enjoying the slowness of life and the slowness of everything here, but I am feeling blunt. I feel that I am 'blunting' as we speak. Soonere or later, some new wave of thinking, of doing things, of living may just overtake me without me noticing what's happened. 

I have found that I keep asking myself, "What's new?" only to find a brick wall in front of me. 

Maybe that's the price you have to pay to be in such a town. 

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I'm sorry...

I truly am sorry for not being able to update for the past few weeks. This has probably been the longest I've gone without updating. 

Well, in these few weeks, I've been trying to move house, I've been trying to get things done for both work and also the BB. I was also in KK for NCO Training for an entire week, which would have contributed to this 'leave' from the cyber world.

We have just moved into the double-storey terrace in BSI as of last Sunday. It's still sixes and sevens of a house and we are taking it slowly. Finances are down because I had to pay up for my car, which got a total make-over because of the accident last Raya. That was all of our savings in one go. Now we find ourselves in a precarious situation whereby we have no more savings and no more extra cash in hand until the insurance claims come back. That I pray, will not be long. Things are, that it normally takes about 6 months to process, but I don't think we have that much of time before we need to use the money.

Then at the same time, we had to move into this rented house. Deposits are taking a chunk out of whatever else we have, and the buying of this and that for the house is also straining our monthly finances. Thankfully, we have been given quite a lot of furniture as a start-up, but in order to make the house ready for the baby, and make it comfortable enough for the relatives who'd come and visit, we'd seriously need the insurance money to come in within 2 months. 

As of now, we are exploring all types of alternative resources, and no, we won't go to the Ah Longs... So all I beg for you to do, my dear readers, is to pray for us. Heh. 

We hope to have a house blessing and warming by the middle of this month and we hope to have settled all the nitty-gritty problems at the house by then. As of now, we need to install an air-con in the master-bedroom; somehow, the hot air stays trapped inside the room and although it's cooling outside, the cool air doesn't seem to want to come in. We have resorted to putting a stand fan at the window to pull in the cool air. My wife couldn't sleep for the past 2 nights and I think we'll NEED to get an air-con asap.

Then someone is giving us a TV for the living room, so that's a blessing. My aunt somehow had an extra water heater lying around somewhere and she's given us that, I brought it all the way back from KK a couple of weeks ago. Then the kitchen is also furnished by gifts from people. 

So I guess we have been given all the essentials, and all we need to buy now are the luxuries. 

On that account, I must thank God for His kindness. And at the same time, I pray for deliverance from this financial problem that we are facing.

My car, as reported, is back with me now, and it seems that I will be stuck with the thing until it dies or I die. I can't refinance it, nor can I sell it off without incurring a huge loss. At first, we were thinking of getting rid of my car and buying my aunt's car, which we have been using since my car got damaged, but that seems to be out of the question now. I guess we'll have to stick with this car through these thin times. With that being said as well, my car isn't restored to it original condition and there's quite a fair bit of little niggles that are distrubing me. The signal lights go bezerk every now-and-then, the air-con isn't working (it's time to change the parts after 4 years), and I need to wash it inside out. 

So I guess that'll be all from me for now.

The baby is getting bigger, and he's having less space in the womb. His kicks are getting stronger as well and it's interesting anticipating the baby. Sometimes, I do feel that in this sense, one needs to really go through fatherhood to understand the full extend of it.

My wife is feeling the strain more and more as the burden gets heavier. 


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