Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Feeling

The month of March has been a month of "Hijra" for me. I moved to a new apartment in Dubai and also moved to my own apartment in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. I took a 1 week holiday to sort out final renovation works for my new apartment. Although things did not really go as smooth as I planned (contractors delayed works, variation orders, broken lamps..etc) but eventually we managed to move in to No. 5-10, Apartment Madu Mas @ Setapak after waiting for 2 and a half years. This time I decided to hire a professional mover company so that I don't have to lift a thing. Their service worth every single cents of their fee (RM1350). They wrapped and boxed up everything in my house including the thrash in the dust bin.

Wrapped up

Later my wife and I learned that we have been keeping a lot of unnecessary things in our house simply because we thought we would use and appreciate it again in a future. But the truth is - and this is an important lesson I learned from this moving exercise - the moment we put or store a thing away, it means we no longer need it and its use has expired in our life forever. Unless we intend to build our own museum, there is no reason we should keep it and let it rot in our store room.

My Interior designer

For example I have been keeping all my university notes and files as I thought I would refer to it from time to time. But ever since I left classrooms I have never opened the old files because there is nothing in it which I cannot get from textbook in libraries everywhere. In fact I also realised that my class notes were not really reliable as most of the time it was written in a sleepy mode (wahaha).

Second example, my old clothes. I always thought that I can keep my old clothes for my son(s) later on or whoever wants it. But in reality keeping clothes in damped boxes are just creating a heaven for cockroaches and mice. It will take more than 20 years for my son to be in the same size as my clothes and by that time, the fabrics would have damaged. And unless I give it away immediately, nobody want to wear clothes kept in boxes for 2-3 years.

So after we moved in, I cleared out all the boxes and keep only things which we still use from time to time. It turned out that I have thrown away almost 1/3 of my stuffs.

I am enjoying a new feeling now. A feeling of a house owner. Although I live in Dubai, but my mind always wonders about my own house in KL. I am really grateful to my wife who took care most of the design and renovation works. I am really satisfied with her design and choice of colours. It really is a place which I can call home.

We managed to throw a mini house warming party (makan2 with doa) with my parents, siblings and a few friends. Next time we plan to hold a bigger makan2 by the swimming pool in our building.

In a TV room

Living Hall

Mini Makan2


Until the next makan2...


Things do not change, we change.

Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)

8 comments:

fadel said...

oh..buat hse warming tak panggil aku dgn yun....

Syamsulfaiz said...

Alahai fadel, house warming-nya tak proper sgt. Aku jemput adik beradik dan bandmates Dewangga Sakti je, itu pun diorang dtg on the way nak pegi jamming. Mak aku yg masak semua bawa dr rumah dia.
Next time aku rancang nak buat kenduri betul punya jemput family kau dan lain2.

cohong gym said...

aku nak makan bbq!!!!

Tahniah pasal sudah pindah rumah baru.

Pasal note masa belajar tu, aku pun ada simpan jugak. nasib baik note aku tak banyak. tapi aku simpan bukan nak refer tapi aku suka gelakkan diri sendiri bila tengok note penuh dengan garisan bengkang bengkok pasal tido time lecture

Kirk "Hamidi" Hammett said...

swimming pool? makan2? jgn lupa daku!!!!

tahniah long!!!!!

"the moment we put or store a thing away, it means we no longer need it and its use has expired in our life forever ... For example I have been keeping all my university notes and files as I thought I would refer to it from time to time. But ever since I left classrooms I have never opened the old files because there is nothing in it which I cannot get from textbook in libraries everywhere." These statements are so true my friend!!! hahahaha! I agree with u!

doremon said...

saya sokonggggggg

Anonymous said...

Salam Syam
Hope this finds you in good health in Dubai.
My brother & mother are looking to get an apartment in Madu Mas (that's how i came across your blog - was googling to find out more about the apartment).
If you dont mind can you email me to let me know how is the place. we are looking for the 1166sq ft

thanks in advance
sanihamid@yahoo.com

rgds
sani

ApOgEE said...

Owh... The oldies clothes... I know how to keep em safe from roaches... You can keep it in vacuum plastic wrapping before storing em inside plastic storage boxes...

However, I'm not sure if Adrin would love to enjoy the classic fashion in his 20's ... I'm thinking about capsules and those hi-tech sci-fi clothes... huhuhuh

Alif Lam said...

Along.. baju2 lama tu sepatutnya masa zaman indon dilanda tsunami atau gempa bumi dulu ngko pi la derma kat diorg.. boleh le jgk digunakan oleh org2 yg memerlukan.. pasal note belajar aku rasa aku tak berapa simpan sangat, sbb aku suka buat note kecik2, kalau simpan pun x makan space..! tp kalau skrip teater mmg aku simpan for future reference.. manalah tahu akan datang ada nak buat comeback ke dgn pelakon2 lama.. hehe.. hidup infla kasta..!

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