Lonely, I'm so lonely...

Man, this sucks. Its a quarter to five in the evening and there's a howling wind and heavy rain outside.
I wished there was someone I can talk to or hug. It would be nice if I did some electronics but now is not the time. Luckily I brought back some work but my mind kept drifting to the Lonely Land of Loneliness...

13022016 The Lone Cleanser Rides again!

Right after the Marketing, I am so pumped up that its time to get into the second agenda of the day which is to clean the place as much as I can. Don't get me wrong about the cleaners but being a bit fussy, I wanted to clean the place too, especially on the spot where I have moved the Bed. During my University days, Weekends were the time my flatmate and I took turns to clean the place. And in a way, you sort of feel very disciplined and glad you are part of some teamwork. More importantly, you had a purpose.

Today, things are not easy for me since the fuse keep tripping despite my removing all the appliances. I have isolated the fault, which I suspect is the wiring leading to the ground floor, and the main suspect could very well still be the washing machine. Unfortunately, this would mean all the power points on the Ground floor cannot be used for the time being. Lady Luck loves me because the Fridge is still working and soI can alternate its power point between the rice cooker and the kettle as well. In a weird kind of way, I am starting to enjoy this. Ha ha ha ha!

Seriously, one of the perks of living alone is that you can do your house cleaning when you want and how you want it. Feeling too tired to climb up to the bed? Fine, just lie there on the floor and doze off. Too tired to make a decent meal? Just chuck everything into the rice cooker and hope you don't need to use up all the toilet rolls. And so on. Its fun, isn't it? But I would stop at running naked across the yard though, even during midnight and in the heavy rain.

I had to rinse this more than six times to get the orange colouring out of the towel and its not even done yet. And at the same time, I was mopping the floor and trying to cook lunch as well. So much for multi-tasking.

What the... the brown towel also have colouring coming out!
How I wished I can use the washing machine. The closest laundry was 20 minutes walk away but since the weather does not look good, I'll have to hand wash all my clothes.

Did I tell you that every Supermarket I've been to, the cashiers are real fans to cable-ties?
Its starting to annoy me but just to pass the time, I would try to undo them using my fingernails

Mopped most of the place and now, I can lie nak... er, never mind.

Its good to have a fan to blow dry the clothes when the weather is not in your favour but it can take days to dry though.

Unfortunately, Mr. Sun loved to move to the neighbours's area, so despite the warm and humid weather its back to Mr. Fan at setting #3.

I'm so tired with all these cleaning, I just added everything into the rice, ate half of it and saving the rest for Dinner. Sometime next week, I am going to take a look at the gas stove and Man up enough to call for gas service. Then I might be able to fry some onions or even cook some curry. Edible curry, I mean.

However, in some nights, I do feel lonely without my Wife which I am so used to after we got married. I can ask for someone else to occupy the remaining rooms but this would mean giving up my privacy, having to accept their habits/cultures and so on. Something which I am not ready to acknowledge. Plus, rentals for girlfriends who can cook are expensive, if there ever was one.

13022016 Marketing Day!

Every Saturday, I can join the Group for Marketing. This is where we will be taken to the Stutong Wet Market followed by the Boulevard Supermarket with a time limit of 30 minutes and 60 minutes respectively. The Company does this for the benefit of foreign staff who does not have the time during normal working days to shop for their food. Yes, they practically work EVERYDAY.

Including myself, there were six of us.The Transport picks everyone up from different location and mine was on the 0830 slot.

Stutong Wet Market

Must be CNY mood as some of the stalls are still closed, I think.

This is the vegetable section where 60% of the vegetables looked very strange to me

Despite this, I could not locate any spring onions.

The prices of certain items are much more expensive to me which I later found out from the Supermarket. Then again, I know nuts about shopping for food since I looked at the price and not the quality/freshness. In the end, the RM4.00 for two lemons was bigger and fresher than the RM3.79 for four smaller, slightly less healthy, readily packed lemons in the Supermarket. Unlike West Malaysia, everyone weighs the products with electronic scale.

Left is the vege section while the on the right would be the meat section. There are stalls selling fruits as well but because I am not sure how ripe the papayas and bananas were, I had problems buying either one. 
Going up the stairs, there is a foodcourt but alas, time's up and we're off to the Supermarket

This is the Boulevard where the Supermarket is well, really Super. Since we arrived very much before 10AM, the place was practically empty. I was here weeks ago but I did not realise this was THE Boulevard where Daiso was.

If you came later in the day, this whole place would be full of people.

So, at the moment, I would say there was less than 30 customers in here, although the staff was ready in full force. Also, I was expecting to get some chicken fillet here, but just like the wet market, there's none and I don't really have a chopper yet. Plus, I could not find any pre-packed Yee Sang which was so common in Jusco, KL.

Moving across to their Hardware section, I was surprised that there were some IKEA products on sale!
Items such as the plastic bag holder, the dish drainer, chairs, lamps and even tables were being sold! Although I am not sure how the prices compared, but I bought this dish drainer for RM10.90

What I bought: I was quite miffed at the carrots and cucumbers which came up to RM8.00, plus the two towels which after looking back at the prices, the cheaper price was for Members. Stupid me for not reading carefully. I'll need to get one of their membership cards later on.
So, the damage was 2x Lemons (RM4.00), 5x carrots & 3x cucumbers (RM8.00), String beans (RM2.00), Papaya with suspected ripeness (RM6.00), Onions (RM1.23), Ikea Flundra Dish dryer rack (RM10.90), Milo 3in1 (RM12.99), Mocha Coffee (RM13.99), Skim Milk (RM5.79), Potato Snack (RM4.99) Tin of Corn(RM2.38), Brown bath towel (RM19.90 not 10.50), orange Brown towel (RM10.90 not 7.50) and some toothbrush (RM4.00)