Since our wedding, Carpet Head and I have been staying at his bachelor’s pad, a 30+ square-meter apartment that was just right for two people. Well, I don’t think there was enough space for all our shiznit combined, but it was nice and cozy and incredibly convenient, and I had grown attached to it. So attached that I was all, “Boohoo, bye condow” in the last couple of days before we were scheduled to move out. Anyway, a couple of months ago we started renovations at our future nest, which is a little bigger and more hey-there’s-an-extra-room-for-a-future-baby-friendly, so to speak. As with the case of most newlyweds, everybody’s expecting us to bring forth babies any day now. Not happening yet, but we might as well move to a bigger place.
Sooo, the new apartment is done and we’ve moved house! YAY. We had the house blessing yesterday to, you know, keep us protected, usher in the good vibes, keep the bad vibes (or ghosts!) away (You have no powah heyuhh!!), and declare the place our new home. After the priest did his part , which was quite quick, mum-in-law gave me a bowl of shiny coins which I – as lady of the house, I suppose – had to toss in every room of the house, starting from the main entrance, and everyone else scrambled to get their hands on as many coins as they could. The “throwing coins” thing was new to me, but it apparently symbolizes a shower of blessings, prosperity and luck, and you’re basically sharing it with those who manage to grab a coin or two (or a fistful even).
Anyway, practically the whole apartment is the hubby’s style and preference – very minimalist design with very neutral colors and lots of cove lights, all of which I really like – but he let me decide on the accent color for the living room and the dining area, hence, the gorgeous purple and lavender! Haha. It’s all so pretty.
Carpet Head took out his fancy camera and took most of the photos below. He tinkered with the settings and stuff to get them looking like they do. You know, kinda zoomy or something. The non-zoomy ones are from me and mum-in-law.
Photo below: View of the dining area and living room from the main door. That paneled divider on the left hides the door to the common bathroom and the door to the guest room. Our architect Tita Edna – who happens to be a close family friend and has designed Carpet Head’s bachelor pad and their family’s house, too – suggested to put that there since the door of the guest room faces the main door. Some feng shui thing. It worked out nicely. Lookie at the lavender accent wall in the dining area. The mirrors along its sides make the space seem bigger.
Photo below: View of the dining and kitchen from the living room. That’s the main door at the center and door to the common bath on the right.
The living room. YAY for violet window blinds to match the lavender accent wall and the lavender seats of the chairs. The chairs are old and were just re-painted and re-upholstered to give them a fresh look. The couch is old, too, but it’s still okay so we decided to keep it. The living room has lots of storage space near the walls, too.
Photo below: The couch! I must show you our throw pillows! The pillowcases were a gift from Carpet Head’s parents. Iz cute, yes? The two large brown ones came from Carpet Head’s pad. They were too cute and comfy to leave behind.
Photos below: The kitchen. It’s kind of tiny actually, but there are lots of cupboards and storage space built in around it to maximize the tiny area. I just know that itty bitty sink is going to annoy me, but at least there’s space around it.
Photo below: The master’s bedroom. Yay. The window blinds are a light grey color.
Photo below: The master’s bath. On the right is the mirrored walk-in closet where most of our clothes are supposed to be. Honestly, I still have tons of stuff back at my old apartment, the one I share with my sister, and I don’t know how I’ll fit them all here. Hah! Deyym, I’m long overdue for a spring cleaning. Must squeeze that in one of these days. Anyway, hey, full-length mirrors! That way, you can watch yourself poop. Sorry, TMI, but seriously it’s weird.
Photo collage below: Ah, the other rooms. The one on the left is the guest room. The one on the right is supposedly the kiddies room. YEP, IT’S ALL PART OF THE MASTAH PLAN. Gah. It’s quite cute, actually. It’s got an elevated nook. We’ve been told that, in the future, we might want to put a gate thing there to keep little people from falling down the steps. In the meantime, the room is being used to
hide store stuff. Yipee.
The place is bigger than what I’m used to, especially since there’s just two of us. Sometimes I feel like I hear everything because there’s so much space! Like the other night, I was hanging out in the living room and waiting for Carpet Head to come home from work. Our TV wasn’t connected to anything yet so it was just me and my laptop. I kept hearing all these little sounds, like at one point I thought I heard the door knob being turned – it was locked so it made that abrupt sound. I froze and waited to hear it again. Heard nothing else, of course. Sheesh.
Anyway, having a new place is nice. There are just a few more little things to fix, but it’s practically done! Now I need to fix the stuff in the kitchen and we need to buy groceries! Lots of them! I need to start cooking and stuff since it’s not like living at the old apartment, which was a stone’s throw away from shops and restos. We can’t have food delivered all the time anymore. Time for me to whip out my master chef skillz. OMG it’s over.
That is all. We’ve moved. YAY.