It's been about 2 weeks and a bit since we arrived here. I'm pleased to inform you that we're settling in very well.
We've moved into our apartment and all the little hiccups we encountered have pretty much been resolved and we're getting quite comfortable here. I must say that I am very much enjoying our new place and to be honest like it a fair bit more than our home back in Singapore. It's definitely because we don't face another flat and it's really so much quieter here.
Although, it's sad that as we were furnishing the place, I was always reminded that we would only be here temporarily. Our decisions were always to go cheaper, to question whether we really needed this or that, and whether it would be something we would be willing to ship back to Singapore? It's almost as if, the journey had ended even before it had begun.
But such is the life of a practical person, i guess. One who does not have infinite resources.
Here's a peek into our apartment, it's quite spacious and we get lots of light and a wonderful view of the neighborhood. I expect it to get pretty cold too, as our windows face the direction of Lake Michigan and we are already experiencing some cool winds.
But today, it is warm and sunny. A day to be enjoyed. =)
|The kitchen is much bigger than our AMK home one (i love that my sentences are very singlish one!).|
Very luxurious with marble top counters!
|The living and dining. Pretty spacious and everything furnished by IKEA (of course, cheap mah?)|
|The boys bedroom. This is like double the space they used to enjoy.|
|Pretty prints gifted to us before we left Singapore. Lovely versus from the quran!|
|We also brought along the lil art-piece- Sayang (love), that i painted at one of my farewells. It reminds me of the gals i love back home and also whom I miss very much. The cushion travelled from Singapore too. It was also a farewell gift from a treasured colleague. |
|A view of our dining area.|
|A piece of artwork that Iman's friend drew up for us. Reminds us of home!|
|Our sunny bedroom.|
|The view from our bedroom balcony. I don't think I'm going out here much!|
|Another view from our balcony.|
|Iman trying to teach Ihsan how to fold his blanket. Epic Fail i think! lol.|
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