I’m tired. I’m super duper uber tired. The weekend had been a depressing juggle between checking in to the office to get some work done in the morning, and moving some stuff over to the new place in the afternoon. I actually only started moving things this weekend, previous weekends were cleaning, laying PVC mat on the floor, and going back to KL.
I’m not sure if I was wrong about the housemate going back to hometown, or he actually came back early this morning. When I got back from work and lunch, his car was gone. Maybe he thought Sunday is still weekend of Nov 8th and 9th, as long as he gave me a few hours on Sunday evening then it still counts. Oh well..
One of the perks of driving a Toyota Myvi compared to sedan cars is that, I can fold my rear seats down and create a bigger boot space. This was how I was able to carry the fridge and washing machine and will later carry my bed.
Since the housemate finally became semi decent (I hope it is not because he read my blog somehow, oh gosh), I shall be decent too. Instead of going to the floor,
Apart from some emergency errands and walking down memory lane, another important reason I went back to KL last weekend was to visit this place.
Hint: this place has a cafeteria that is famous for meatballs. Most if not all Kuala Lumpur people will know this place. You can scroll down to the comments section to get the answer.
No, I did not get to try the meatballs. I never had. Look at the stupid queue and crowd. And it was 9.30AM! Bloody place has just opened for business! And anyway, I don’t eat beef when I am in Malaysia if I can help it.
I came here because I wanted to buy a specific item. I could not find it in the hypermarkets or departmental stores, and the conventional furniture shops sell very expensive versions. I saw one version that I liked on the website of this place, so here I came.
Oops, I just revealed the answer with this photo, didn’t I?
Back to the present. So, fridge and washing machine and water heater installation taken care of yesterday. Today’s task is assembling the item that I bought. Yes, the only things that I can afford from IKEA are those self assembly things.
I am not planning to install a proper kitchen cabinet. Heck, this is a rented place, I would not want to install anything permanent here. And I have to consider that whatever I bring here has to be able to fit in my car. If it cannot fit in my car, it is not suitable for me.
I am planning to get another banquet table, similar to the one I currently have in my room, to place the oven and induction cooker and whatnot. But I
feel that I need something with a wooden surface to be the work table when I cook, because it will get wet.
The reason this particular table from IKEA caught my attention was because it is unlike other self assemble furniture. You know how if you buy those self assemble wooden furniture from the hypermarkets, they cannot be taken apart again. For example those wooden wardrobe, once you take it apart, you cannot just screw the thing back, the whole wardrobe will collapse.
With this table, I get 3 components.
Instead of screwing the metal legs directly to the table surface, You screw the harnesses to the table. See the
puting/tetek/nipple/I-don’t-know-how-to-call-this on the top side of the metal leg? It is actually a screw. You screw the leg through the hole that you see in the harness.
And the table is done!
What this means is that, when I move away again in the future, I can dismantle this table easily without ruining it. Remove the legs only, move and then screw the legs back.
Shit, I think the horny uncles will make inappropriate comments on this post…
If you are interested with this table, the product IDs are shown above. You need to buy the table surface and the harness/leg set separately. The table surface was RM 99, the harness and leg is packaged together and was RM 35 (I think it was discount item, I saw RM 45 slashed off on the price tags), so the total cost of this table is RM 99 + (RM 35 x 4) = RM239.
So here’s what my kitchen/living room looks like as of now.
If is still not completely setup, obviously. Oh, the chair is from IKEA too, RM 75.
More importantly though, I regained ownership of my drying rack, muahahaha!! 😀
Next week I will move my other things over bit by bit. I have not decided as yet when to move my bed over and actually start living here. Technically, I am supposed to be the last to leave the old place because I am the main tenant, and it seems like the housemates are intent on staying until the last day of the contract. Oh well..