Archive for the Random Thoughts Category

On Route to LA…

Posted in Random Thoughts on March 6, 2010 by gaz0307

… for a Conference… Going to be exciting!!

Alas its in the middle of renovation, but on the bright side, I may just return to a ready-to-move-in place!!

Missing Wifey already though…

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A Dramatic Sunset…

Posted in Random Thoughts on January 10, 2010 by gaz0307

03 JAN 2010

Brought Brother up to the top of our world (Pinnacle@Duxton)… to have a walk-around… and was greeted by this dramatic sunset… Simply breadth-taking!!

Dramatic...

For a larger picture… click here and here

Isetan Private Sale, Picking the Keys, & Clearing Defects…

Posted in Random Thoughts, Renovation on December 18, 2009 by gaz0307

18 DEC 2009

D-Day… Key Collection… But before that, we have to survive the Isetan private sale!!

If there’s a sale to save up for, it got to be this huge sale!! It starts at 8:30 am, I thought we were Kiasu to be there before 8:00 am… but the queue was already TOO LONG. Now I am wondering… what time does one have to get there to be FIRST in the queue… Hmmm…

We were focused. Very focused… and in 2 hours, we managed to go through three waves of buying and got all that we wanted to get from Isetan with at least an overall saving of 50% regular retail price. I even managed to get a DKNY pants for $30 (less than 10% original price) and two DKNY long sleeved Tee for $10 each…

Rushed home and rush to HDB hub for our appointment at 1 pm. Went through all the paperworks… and we were off to our new place… Pinnacle @ Duxton.

Pinnacle @ Duxton - our new address...

The place was small. Can’t expect too much from 91 sqm… Decided we may have to do some hacking. I guess we will let our ID propose some ideas on our next meeting. After he left, we checked for defects. There were some minor ones, but nothing as drastic as what some owners reported.

A few defects to clear...

Aunt and Uncle came over for a brief visit, and everyone including wifey thought the unit was handed over to us in a decent condition… If we aren’t too picky, I think we can even start renovating immediately! But we decide to go ahead with the defect clearing and was told it may take up to 3 weeks! Will be looking forward for the day renovation starts!

From the top of my world…

Posted in Random Thoughts on December 16, 2009 by gaz0307

16 DEC 2009

Finally found the time to make my way up to the Sky Garden of our future home…

From the Top of Pinnacle@Duxton

Sunset from the Top of Pinnacle@Duxton

From the Top of Pinnacle@Duxton

The Sky Garden on the 50th Floor… Now isn’t this a pretty sight…

Starting up again… with a worthy post…

Posted in Random Thoughts, Renovation on December 13, 2009 by gaz0307

13 DEC 2009

Ever since my last blog a few months back sometime in mid-Aug, I have been busy… VERY busy… Busy looking for a better job (AUG-SEPT)… It was a rather harrowing period. Thankfully, I found a better position, and I was busy handing over (Early OCT), Once I took up my new appointment, I was again busy… busy getting up to speed with my current research job and concurrently getting myself eye-deep with renovation stuffs…

Now, everything is beginning to fall into place… and I will slowly back-blog (if I have the time). For now, a few 3-D rendering from my Interior Designer to share… and I thought it’d make a worthy post for my return to blogging…

Proposed Dining Area

Proposed Living Room

Proposed Living Area

Proposed Master Bedroom

Well, the meeting with my ID was excellent… Just need to sort out the overall color scheme and then look at his detailed drawing… But most importantly, we can hardly wait for 18 DEC 2009 where we will be taking possession!! It is going to be a long week!!

Food Shoot @ Smoochies Bistro and Bar

Posted in Random Thoughts with tags on June 13, 2009 by gaz0307

13 JUN 2009

Smoochies Bistro and Bar… Took some food photos for their current menu today. The presentation of the spread was simply awesome… Smoochies Bistro and Bar is now on Facebook… Become a fan to receive updates on up-coming events and current promotions. Check out pictures of some of the scrumptious selections on their current menu there too… Enjoy some soothing live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in their alfresco garden area…

Smoochies Bistro & Bar

Smoochies Bistro & Bar

Read my previous reviews on Smoochies here & here… Five items high on my recommendation list: Smoochies Crispy Chicken Wings, Beef Carpaccio in a Soy-Foie Gras Truffle Dressing, Any of their Pizzas with extra cheese, Baked Pork Ribs, and their Honey-Soya Chilean Cod! 

Smoochies may be hard to find if you are unfamiliar with the area… However, you can call 62767337 for direction and for reservations… Enjoy!

Address:
991B Alexandra Road, #01-10, Singapore

Reservist… ICT… New mates… and New Flat!

Posted in Random Thoughts with tags on February 27, 2009 by gaz0307

16th FEB to 27th DEC

Finally… I am called up to serve the nation as a reservist… Its a brand new feeling being called back for the first time after 14 years. Initially, I was all excited… but slightly fearful of whats installed. However I was pleasantly surprised. It was VERY interesting and it was really hard work for the whole of the 2 weeks. Literally no time to sit around! Got to know a few good men too!

Pinnacle @ Duxton...

Pinnacle @ Duxton...

The dream of getting a place of our own is a step closer now… We were called up to choose a flat in one of our earlier ballots (when HDBwas priced during the peak). But is it a price that is worth paying… to call Tanjong Pagar home…? Pinnacle @ Duxton… I guess only time will truly tell…