What's Happening?

Life itself is never enough without the events that takes place...

More About Me...

My life did a major revamp! Thats on the 11th October 2006! My lovely boy was born! Yep! That day onwards, everything was a cool cool life to come! His name would be Zach Ang. He's 2 now. Time really flies! In a blink, 2 years and he is all running around! He's God sent surely! And of course my little Princess, Kendice! Looking forward to live everyday with my family. Cheers!!

Another Tit-Bit...

Never too late to start something, this should be the time. Thoughts and feelings, comments and all. With internet being so advanced now. I could simply pen it all down. Looking back, it could all be a joy, fun and sweet memories. If you have any comments, do sure leave them on the posts! It'll be fun to look at them certainly! Meanwhile I'll try to upload as much pictures daily as I can.

Ouch! its a PAINFUL day!

Pain!! I did not buy system for my Pinnacle house number! And it opened 1148!! Thats $500 gone!! I was wanting to save up some money this weekend. Sure enough, its simply a bad call. And there goes $500! And my car number once again missed by a number! 5518. Last one I missed by the same digit also at 7518! This car number seems like a curse to be always missing by 1 digit! Wonder when will it be the exact opening combination! 4D is so HARD! Hah of course it is! 

Anyway HDB had replied the HLE for my application for Pinnacle. The loan quantum is only at $390,600. That would means I have to top up in cash about $40k after deducting all from my CPF OA. I am appealing to HDB. But I doubt they will entertain. Haizzz. Lets see how! At least I know I can own Pinnacle@Duxton afterall! Can't wait to move in!! Ohh Block G's crane is being dismantle already! Hopefully I can get my keys by September!! ;) In time for a birthday celebration at Pinnacle? Dream on!

Today we went to Sister's daughter Denise 3rd Birthday party at Downtown East. Its a kid's playground paradise! Zach had a wonderful time! He sweat it out! So did I!! Following him through those tunnels... hehe. Too bad camera was OUT! Thus no pictures!! Darn! Kendice, too had a amazing time! Soon she'll feel out of place for such places. She's 12! :)

Hate Mondays!! Arghhhhh... looking forward to 10th April! Super long weekend!

Botenical Gardens followed by Haw Pa Villa

Brought them to Botenical Gardens yesterday morning followed by Haw Pa Villa in the noon. It was a long day! Ended with dinner at Great World City Jack's Place where we celebrated Bao's Mum birthday with a simple cake.  I am sure she was very pleased with that simple celebration. 

Botenical Gardens. Its been quite a number of years since I last visited that park. Well the last time I think it was like 6 years or more ago? For Mum it was easily more then 10 years or maybe 20! haha. Dad used to bring her there during their courting days. Imagine those years! 

This was taken at a man-made water fall just outside the Orchid garden. Nicely taken! Anyway Bao's Mum loves Orchid so much. She seems to be very knowledgeable on flowers.

Here's the cheeky boy at the entrance. He sure enjoyed himself so much yesterday. Took so many pictures of him. More to come on! ;) anyway he is back in Childcare today... hehe he cried big time when I sent him there this morning. 

Bao Bao taking a shot with Zach here. Looking crisp and sharp. The colors are really amazing at the gardens! Definitely a great place for photography.

Mother taking a picture with Mother-in-law ;)

Taking a picture for Kendice in bright day light is no problem. The blinking of eyes will not happen! Cause the flash is OFF . hehe. 

Is that the new LV bag? Yah Yah... bought it recently! (Mum bought it!)

Zach showing his content! Just look at his smiles! :) Man I miss him so much already! Gonna go pick him up from school anytime soon!! Gonna bite him! hehe.

Some pictures taken at Haw Pa Villa. 

Zach knows this animal :) Nice! Kendice looking tensed :)

He knows this animal as well! Looking majestic here. Oh he can also roar like it as well. heh

I am smiling as I post this picture. Whats up with his smile? This super cheeky boy! Okay last few picture and I'll be heading to pick him up!

Finally ending with a picture I took with him back at the Botenical Gardens! Rare picture ;) Since I don't really take any pictures of myself!! Anyway there's simply too much pictures to load em up! 

Okay heading off to pick this boy now!

Father and Mother In-Laws in Singapore

Yesterday both my Father and Mother In-laws came to Singapore. Wife was so excited about it that she could not sleep the previous day and woke up so early on that day. She's now out with them, I think at Chinatown. While I am home, looking after Zach. He's still in his dream land. So I picked them up at Terminal 1 at about 5pm. And we headed back home to unload the stuffs. After that I brought them to East Coast to have the Korean BBQ for dinner. $215! Ouch! 

You can see Kendice in the background. She's playing with Zach ;)

Ordered 3 plates of beef and 1 plate of Pork. The food's wonderful! That explains the cost. I did not really ate alot. As in the beef! Next time I'll go with wife and eat all I want! ;)

Zach was playing with the water melons through out and made the table and himself so dirty. Thus I told him Auntie scold!! Guess what? He did his sulking face again! He was like showing us the angry "BU KAN YUAN" face!! So cute!! It lasted for awhile! The waitresses there were all laughing!! Haha he is really so fun!!

Close up shot of his sulking face! ;) Don't ya feel like pinching those cheeks? I would not only pinch but bite them. hehe. 

Whatever it is, with a simple playground, all his angers and patterns goes away! Kendice seems to be over-aged for this. But... hehe. Oh well. She's happy ;)

Gonna leave for soccer at about 12:30pm! After that think gotta show my in-laws around. Gonna spend lotsa money! Ouch...

Thomas and Friends

Morning went over to Liping's place for her baby's 1st month celebration. Seems like all the kids grew so much! :) haha. :) Gotta admit we are old! I mean Zach's already grown so much! What can we expect!? Anyway after that brought Kendice and Zach with Mum and Bao to Jurong Point for the LIVE show! Thomas and Friends! It was a short show heh! But thats enough to make Zach go crazy! He was so excited! Managed to take a picture of him with the Fat Controller and Thomas! 

He was actually crying! Cause he wouldn't wanna wait for his turn to go up the stage! He wanted to go up immediately! hehe. After that he went home a satisfied boy! :)  

Could see that he was trying to sing along! From that distance, he was like mumbling and mumbling! Cute :) Ohhh I uploaded a video of Zach on Youtube! And here it is! Finally after some time, here's another video! Cool!

Can you make what songs he sang? He's so fun! :) Love this boy so much!! But he is so mischievous!! Can really buay tahan one man!! But I love it! I simply love it!! :) I love him being this way! hehe.

Ohhh... I strike consolation prize last week twice :) Small money! $420 in all! And yesterday I won $310 on mahjong at Minah's place!!  Too bad today no 4D luck!! Next Wednesday!! Gotta strike BIG time for a good renovation for my Pinnacle!! Talking about that, I hope HDB come back to me soon on my HLE!!! Its been 2 weeks!!! And of course hopefully Brother had also processed my CPF investment for me. Ask him to do things for me always take his own sweet time. Haizzzz

TIME TO SLEEP!! I hate Mondays!!


Lately been feeling very tired. Always been dozing off easily. Don't know why, just want to sleep almost all the time. Aged? Or sick? Darn. Even when I am having fun on PS3! I could doze off within a short time! Maybe I've been stressed!! Over work? Over Pinnacle? Over Kendice or even Zach? Hmmm... don't think I will know the answer. Darn what am I talking? Mumbling nonsenses again.

Ahhhh Zach is in the room! And he closed my room door! Naughty fellow! He's grown so much, and he knows so many things now! He can sing, talk and shout at you! All in the name of fun! :) He's really so fun. Actually I wanted to bring him to Jurong Point just now. Cause there's Thomas and Friends live show! He'll love it so much but I was too tired after soccer and he needed some sleep too. So I guess we'll go tomorrow after Liping's son first month party!

About Pinnacle @ Duxton, think the project is being delayed again. Heard so much rumors that there are problems linking up the sky bridges. With that, many are not confident that it'll be handed over to HDB anytime soon. Ahhhhh, the wait is killing! Infact the wait for the HLE (Housing Loan Eligibility) is worst! Some said 1 week will have reply from HDB, but...Ahhhh nothinG!! Its been 2 weeks! Yawns. HDB is so slow. Simple thing yet so long! 

Tomorrow I'll load up some latest pictures of Zach! Kendice if she does not do that blink again!

This is the Pinnacle@Duxton map!

Attached is the Pinnacle @ Duxton layout of all the 7 blocks in all! My future unit would be block 1G unit #14-81. It would be the extreme right of the map. Further away from Outram MRT. Looking at it closely. It seems to be in between Tanjong Pagar MRT and Outram MRT. Wonder which is nearer? 

I am wondering if there are basement carpark afterall for block 1G? So many forumers posted that the basement carpark only avail for block 1A to block 1E. But in this brochure that HDB sent stated clearly that there will be basement carpark for the whole establishment! The problem is when some future residents call up HDB and asked, they themselves are not clear! hah. Looking at the entire estate, it seems that this will be a very HOT one! So many shops, foodcourt and even a childcare center! There will be a RC on the 26th floor sky garden! I am so excited!! I even met up with Colin from Cisceern and he will be giving me a quote on the interior deign! Abit early! Even HDB yet to come back to me on the loan! My first house! Of course I am being excited :)

Gotta send my dear Zach to child care now!! :)  Gotta post some pictures of the kids soon :)


Can you believe this!!? I got it!! I got it!!! I cannot be more thankful then anyone now!! Its a blessing afterall!!  Haha after all that complaints! And now I got a flat at Pinnacle @ Duxton!! Well my appointment as posted before was on the 02 March and queue number was at 500 with only 60 S1 apartments for Chinese quota! My chance to even select a flat looked a gonner back then! I was like monitoring the flats left every few minutes!! And when it was a day before my appointment there were like 26 units left! With not much choices left we choose the one that was the highest at level 14th! Unit is #14-81 !

Above is the floorplan for my new house! Its 95m sq! Bigger then the current one we're residing in! But I guess its due to the planter! :)

There you can see my future unit!! :) Its at BLOCK G! There are 7 blocks in all!! The choices like I said were so little to choose from. Wanted the block 1A which was nearest to Outram MRT but the only available unit was only at 6th floor and 7th floor. Thus after much consideration we selected Block 1G, #14-81. 

Today I just went down to HDB to submit the Housing Loan Eligibility form and some other forms. Now the only thing we can do is wait. Wait for HDB to revert back if my loan is successful? This is the crucial part. I am hoping they would loan me the maximum loan of $400K to $450k. With that the monthly will be tough. But had work out with Mum that we will rent out this Jalan Membina flat out and hopefully we can get about $2,000 to $2,200 in rental and pay for Pinnacle. Win Win situation! So I am crossing my fingers now that the HDB loan be approved to the max!! If not, all dream dashed!!

This picture was taken sometime back, there is much more progress up till today! The HDB officer who attended to me told me that we should be able to get the keys on about the 4th Quarter of 2009 which is December 09! I wish it would be true! Infact after reading on the Pinnacle forum, it seems that it was supposed to be handed over about this period to HDB! I guess the economy crisis is taking its toll on construction after-all! The wait is gonna be killing!! Imagine my own house and with such a premier location! This is really a dream home man! Right in the heart of the City! Did not get a high floor but the location of this flat is cool enough! There is a Sky Garden on the 26th and 50th storey! And I heard that it would be resident accessible only?? Can't confirm this yet... If its true! Its Wooo! Condo style man! haha.

Found this picture on the forums! Wooo this is nice man! I would love to have my living rom like this! Simple yet nice and cool!! Modern I guess! On renovation, I had approached an old friend Colin from SWOG. Infact I'll be meeting him tomorrow to do some simple discussion! Budget I guess would be about $35k max?? Probably gonna take a reno loan la. Gotta make this house stand out man!

I am so excited now!! But for now I had told my brother to stop my CPF investment of about $47k which I think left about $40K.  Need it for the downpayment!! Whatever it is... Gotta wait for HDB to come back to me on my loan!!!

You can contact me at my email at siron@singnet.com.sg . Have a great day!