Guess what?

In the afternoon before heading home, I handed the letter I made for the landlord. He wasn’t there so I asked his helper to give it to him. I’m really furious at that time. If only I have enough money we’ll move right at that moment. When we reached home, we’re shocked to find out that FINALLY there’s the water meter waiting for us outside. it means we already have water! All my anger vanished in the thin air (ganoon talaga ako madaling mawala yong galit ko). It seems that I wanted to take back what I’ve written for the landlord. We went back to the landlord’s house hoping he was there or else we’ll just take back the letter. Unfortunately, he wasn’t there. Maybe he went to a friend who could translate the English writing into Thai so that he could understand because the helper has already handed to him our letter. I told my hubby that we’ll just leave it like that. We’ll just wait for him.

Saturday came, we decided to take a look of the house that my hubby saw awhile ago. It’s very huge and has a very spacious front yard and backyard but the owner asked too much- 14,500 baht before we could move (that’s according to their neighbor). We saw that the house is very old, electrical wirings are so messy and there’s no kitchen! I really wonder why most Thai houses don’t have kitchen. They’re used to just eat outside…

I’m tired of moving so I asked hubby that we’ll just stay in our current house and we’ll just move if we could find a better place. I thank God that finally God ended our misery. We enjoyed the water and I’ve done general cleaning to once again make our house spotless!

Open letter to our landlord

May 21, 2010

To the Landlord:

Sir, may you not forget that we brought to your attention last January 10, 2010 that the electric water pump you temporarily installed in your house while waiting for the water connection from Hatyai Water District started to falter (it doesn’t produce water anymore) It’s almost 5 months since that incident and until now we remain without water. During those months January, February, March and April we patiently waited for the water to come BECAUSE you told us so, you still collected the full amount of 3,500 baht without any discount though we expected that you’ll initiate to just only charge us 2,000-2,500 baht just to make us feel better even for the fact that you fail to provide us water for those four full months. We paid without any complaints because we trusted you that you’re doing your best to give us water weeks after weeks after weeks.

The 3rd week of May came but there’s still no sign that we’ll ever have water this month. To save ourselves from further frustrations for a promise that never occurred we are forced to find a new house for rent with water. We cannot take it anymore. Our patience has come to its end. If you are in our situation, what would you do? If I am the owner of the house and the same thing happened to my clients, I better be honest with them and help them find a new house or else let them stay in my house for FREE while waiting for the water to be connected. Who would rent a house without a water connection, anyway? We’re already tired fetching water to and fro from your house. It costs us about 100 baht just for the gasoline to go to your house for three times so that we’ll just have water for a day. This month, we haven’t dropped in your house to fetch water because we are so tired and sick already. Just imagine almost 5 months without water. Thank God for the RAIN. It sustains us until today. Without water, we spent about 200 baht a week just for our laundry. You can imagine how dismayed we are waiting for nothing.

Now that you know how disappointed we are, we are taking back our deposit money of 3,500 baht to compensate for the so much trouble, pain, and suffering you’ve caused to our family. We haven’t broken any contract. We are just FORCED to move because of this WATER CRISIS that hasn’t been resolved for almost 5 months. In this way, we’ll part ways with lightness in our hearts in the mighty name of Jesus.

Your ailing tenants,

Mr. and Mrs. Josh and Jenny

On shopping spree

I’m not really a shopaholic but when there’s 50-70% SALE of clothing from FQ & L- a branded clothing line here in Thailand, my hubby and I couldn’t resist the temptation to shop until we dropgatai. Like tonight, I asked my hubby to buy soysauce in TOPs Supermarket, when he came back home he’s excited and  asked me to change clothes because he’ll bring me to Diana Mall to buy clothes for me because they’re on CLEARANCE and it’s 50% off. Wow! I’m sooo excited because I could have another set of “not-so-cheap” clothes (alam nyo na mahilig kasi ako sa ukay2x kaya di ako masyadong nagshop sa boutiquesengihnampakgigi). I got a straight leg black trousers with side pockets, a blue cotton blouse and a white silk Stylish Bat Sleeve Blouse. I would show you the photos next time because it’s already midnight and I’m still blabbing you about this :antok:.

Dad got a trouser and an EVERLAST watch from City Chain. The original price is actually 1,700 baht but he only paid about 5oo baht after the 70% discount! Isn’t it amazing? As for me, I paid 1,435 baht instead of 2,870 baht!

Yesterday we went to flea market. Dad got a pair of Louis Vuitton slipper for only 500 baht, Hyzyd’s K-Swiss sneakers for only 200 baht and my school shoes for 100 baht. I won’t feel guilty shopping if I get the right quality in a low price.

By the way, the money I earned from blogging is what we used for our shopping spree. I thank God for this extra blessing. At least now we have time in a month to shop for what we need or want without suffering our budget.

My dream kitchen

My dream kitchen is the one shown above -White kitchen with bar stools. I like white because it has a clean look . One disadvantage of an all-white kitchen is that it can have a sterile and cold look and feel. That is why white is usually accented with one other color such as blue, yellow or pink (?)…hmmm. I showed the kitchen design and ask hubby if it’s possible to construct this kind of kitchen. He said it’s just very easy nowadays. We could order one like this in HomePro and let them install in our house. That would be impossible in our case because we’re foreigners and we couldn’t possessed lands or houses here in Thailand. I just wish we’ll have this kind of kitchen in our own house in the Philippines or in Australia when we migrate..he..he..So for now we’ll settle for a portable kitchen.

I’m sure that with a kitchen like that, I don’t mind cooking and washing dishes the whole day…LOL!

I love our new Philips Steam iron!

My hubby brought a pink Philips steam iron for me. I so love itlove! It happens that when we went to tesco Lotus last Tuesday, the Philips steam iron GC 2860 is on sale and only few items were left. We bought it for only 1,800 baht from it’s original price of 2,100 baht. At last our old iron can now take a rest :sleep:. It’s very easy to use with its steamglide sole plate. It has great scratch resistance, glides in a lickety-slip and easy to clean. My hubby won’t complain anymore of dirt being remained on his polo and long sleeves after using our old iron. It shut off automatically once tip over or left unattended. With our new iron I could iron efficientlySmiley, crease removal is easier and it didn’t let me down since I used it last Tuesday night.

By the way, I register this product and get support at  www.philips.com/welcome.