A lot of people requested to read about my humble little crib. I was a little reluctant to blog about it at first, because first of all it’s a very intimate and personal thing to me. And i’m an absolutely territorial person i protect my space so fiercely, any invasion of privacy is deemed a declaration of war.
I moved in about a year ago to this new place, and i furnished and decorated it from four empty walls (okay, i just counted, there are more than just 4). I can write like 20 posts on furniture and home deco advice, (non of an expert, but i’d say im more than experienced after having been cheated and regretted my purchase so many times). It has been an emotional journey. Owning your own place. It feels like Christmas. All glittery and beautiful on the outside, and warm and cozy on the inside. Best feeling in the world.
I have shown you my wallpapers (which a lot of you liked!), little cottagy room, but never the big picture. That, i must say, i am admittedly ashamed of it because no matter how much effort i put in, i can never keep it tidy and clean.
I show you examples ok. Bring you tour around my house.
This is my living room (you cannot see the zillion strands of hair lying across the entire house like there had been a Sadako party the previous nights). The couch is my mess station. As soon as I get home, I’m just dead tired to keep everything in place so i just chuck everything on the couch.
It looks forever like this to the point that i refuse to invite any guest into my house, because i can’t say “hey, have a seat, make yourself at home” without them staring awkwardly at me and replying “oh it’s okay, you know, i’ll just stand around, burn calories, ah hah,” with a half laugh.
The luggage is always chucked at one side with its content exposed–i just grab whatever i want whenever i want it. After awhile it seems kinda a good plan to keep it that way.
I mean, i need those things all the time! Why do I need to pack them in neatly one by one when i will have to get them out 2 minutes later? Plus, i travel all the time! It is better they stay in the luggage, isn’t it? It’s time-efficient and hassle free! It’s like, why bother folding up your futon/making your bed when it’s gonna be messy at the end of the day, literally?
Ignore the marble pointillized being. But that’s my coffee table. I know some of you watch the telly while eating. Well I do that too, so might as well do it in front of your couch, although i must admit, the table is kinda small and i will have to move my laptop and stuff down the floor before i could enjoy my (atrocious home cook) dinner, sometimes knocking down a glass or a mug in the process.
And like, i just bought a million books from this junk sales!!! I just haven’t had the time to give my books a home aka bookcase. So stacking them on the floor is my temporary solution.
This is my… Oh! Oh, no entry here, sorry. Teehee. *forced smile*
This is… Oh My God. This is nightmare. I mean, every girl goes through this phase, there’s nothing to worry about. I have just yet to find the perfect… storage for these gorgeous babies.
Now the clothes u see at the bottom of the wardrobe are actually clothes that I’ve just washed but too lazy to fold or hang them. However, I must admit that I get less beauty sleep and calmer mornings and lousier PMS because it’s so hard to find my clothes. Maybe that’s why i’m always like: “But i don’t have anything to wear!!!”
Basically i need everything!!! A coffee table that lets me store my stuff, a bookcase for the neerdy part of me, more shoe racks or shelves for the self-proclaimed shoeholic, and a bigger wardrobe.
I need these to get organised!
Okay okay okay. The thing is, i already had a plan. Because i found out about IKEA’s Go Clean Your Room Contest (what turf, sounds just like my mom).
And, this is totally unbelivable, but you can actually be rewarded for having a messy room.
I knew it. All my life i have been waiting for this moment. A life altering transformation! Effortlessly!
I just need to send in a photo or a video of the room that i think need some magical transformation. Then upload the photo or video in the IKEA website and tell everyone why i deserve to win.
There’s 2 parts to this contest. In the first tier, IKEA will reward RM2,000 IKEA vouchers to the top 5 (hopefully I’m one of them) messiest room that deserves a makeover. In the second tier, these 5 will then use the IKEA vouchers to pick up some IKEA storage solutions that they think can best help them organise their room. The best makeover will win RM5,000 IKEA vouchers.
If you would like to participate in to contest too, just snap a photo or record a video of your messy room and upload it to www.IKEA.com.my. Otherwise, VOTE FOR ME!!!! I need the RM2,000 for a room makeover!!!
Log on to www.IKEA.com.my now .
Hi Cheesie! From your first messy photo, I was already thinking gawd, this girl needs Ikea. The more I scrolled, the more I thought this girl SERIOUSLY needs Ikea. I noticed that you have an Ikea shoe rack, and are those wardrobes from Ikea too?
More scrolling and ta-da, Ikea competition. How awesome is that! I love Ikea. (Un)fortunately my house is not as messy so I can’t enter the competition. Unless I deliberately mess it up, but I don’t think I can do it as well as you do. Haha. J/k.
Hope you win! I’ll vote!
nope wardrobe is not, and it sucks. hate it. wanna change it >_< haha u can mess it up why not i wont tell anyone shhhhhh!!!
Cannot la. If I mess up later I need to clean up. Haha. Not brave enough.
Anyway, tried to vote for you but cannot find your room on the page! Need to have a good look again later when not trying to work.
so sweet!!! but i haven’t submitted that’s why!
Will post about it when i’ve submitted my entry. 🙂
No wonder! Ok.
by coffee table do you mean laptop/reading/dining/coffee/gaming/drooling table?
Heh! I’m impressed. Aries are naturally messy people. 🙂
Mine used to be really messy too (dirty is perhaps the right word, coz I don’t vacuum or sweep or mop), but ever since I moved I don’t have much of a mess to boast. 🙁
haha empty shell!
me too, aries! messy 😛 *runs and hides*
I’m Aries too, but tend to be quite tidy.
u are fake aries!!
Wow. You REALLY need to win this contest! Its a mess and i reckon you have a high chance of winning the RM2,000 IKEA vouchers!!!
Btw, this contest is so easy to enter. Im sure most of us would have a messy room in our home..and the prize is VERY attractive!!!
plus your place a bit tiny so looks even more messy right? heehehee i been thru the drill
suannnnnnnnnnnnnnn i came back from bali liao!
Yeah really messy, but not as messy as mine… 😀
Overall your blog is great to visit
Thanks for the letting me visit this through microworkers..
i don’t know anything about Microworkers though. hmmm.
Hey, you do not need a makeover from Ikea.. u need a housemaid~!!! Put the vacancy here in ur blog.. I bet alot of people willing to apply in 😛
Haha. seriously lo. i think i should.
there is a dell laptop, and an asus eeepc, and a cigg lighter… kenny visits you often, i heard. doubt you smoke, kenny smokes? nice place you got there in casa. “making out in Japanese”, nice books you got there.
sharp eyes you have too!
I CANNOT TAHAN SEEING MESSY HOUSES OMG MY FINGERS ARE ITCHING TO CLEAN *twitch twitch twitch*
come come, i pay taxi fare 😀
Mell my room messy also okie?
Got underwear strewn all around. Got mushroom one somemore don’t play play!
is that a cat mousepad i see on the table? O_O
yea. got it from shanghai. cute or not?
i think my room needs a makeover , haha
join the contest!!! 😀
why got ju-on one O_o
Mine ish worst..
i better clean n tidy up or someone can’t come n stay 😛
ask aunty Linda.
ask her what ah?
wei so rare u commment here what turf!
I read quite often but i most of the time I dont know what to comment! hehe!
btw read this 😀 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_hoarding
Well, my room sure need a makeover
OMG SO MANY SHOPPING BAGS! *Faint*
:D. many shopping bags doesnt meaning many shopping one ok! 😀
Hmmm I love the books…and the shoes…its ok!thats part of human nature to be messy….hehehe..but if u arrange it great, its perfect!!!! Go girl you can do it!!!!!!!go go go…this is a funny blog. my room will look organize with my 4 yr old in it..hehehehe…joke…nice nice nice…dont worry ur cute so its ok..
which book u like!! 😀
haha!!! cuteness > messiness?
You don’t need a makeover. You need a Mr Bigg to built you one of those amazing wardrobes we saw in Sex and The City. Hahahaha. :p
Thats why!!!!!!!! bloody Carrie. Big spoilt the entire home deco market.
That’s it – seeing your stuff in disarray reminds me how I’ve been lazy lately – I’m leaving the office early so I can go home and tidy up.
haha glad to know at least my messiness is inspiring!
I think this post would be better with photos! (flickr blocked in China 🙁 )
#GFW!!!! What turf.
Looks OK to me. But the real test is how you keep your toilet and bathroom.
true that!!!!! i refuse to show.
Be it ever so messy, ( or neat if one is so inclined), there is no place like home.
The occupant I must say is very cute, pretty and would be a nice person to know.
cant agree more!!! there’s no place like homeeeeeee!!!
honestly speaking, its really a bit messy. but i think you have great sense in choosing furniture… and omg!!! did i see a gucci in the shoe rack??? the studded one??? i love that shoe
haha no la its an alexander mcqueen inspired pair. 🙂
Haha after reaching the end of the post I started wondering whether your room is really that messy all the time… In my room, it’s my table that’s really messy…but I invite people anyway, and then stack the mess up into one “tower” mess and shove it aside. And after they leave… er, you can guess lah. 😛
most of the time i would say. just didnt have time for it!!!! Actually i do but… urgh.
Tower Mess!!! I like it. It’s like Tower Defense. 😀
You know what Cheesie , i think your place is not really that messy , i love your closet , ( I dont see any lingeries though ) Your shoes are clean and tidy . Love you , looking hot as always :))
haha i have to dig my lingerie so u cant see one. 😛
No leh. i bought wardrobe from Cavenzi, and i super hate it. It will grow mold one u know?! Better buy a better brand!!!
hahaha.. i guess every parents are the same.. hmm.. but they will never understand us that.. we know where we put our stuff even it’s messy.. hahahaha *proud
YES!!! YESS!! hahahha!
wa..christmas tree, at this time…keke
My room also messy, bcoz lazy to spend time on cleaning haha..
Hope u can win this contest =)
Christmas is too nice to celebrate only for 12 days oK!!! such a bloody waste!!! 😀
WOW! You still put your white xmas tree at the corner there? It’s been there since last year eh.
I know!!!!!! It’s 365 Xmas for me!!!!!! Xmas forever!!!!!!!!!
Nice room, looks just like mine minus some old stale pizza boxes laying around on the floor 🙂
hahahha. actually, i just only threw my pizza box away. 😛
that xmas tree looks a bit disturbing on non-xmas days
omg how can u say that!!!!! xmas tree is holy!!!!!!!
What model of camera are you using? SO NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Canon G10. RM1 pls.
Shoe rack = ikea. How do I know? I’ve got two for my house.
well, this blog looks very good, i cant say anything, 🙂
Please let us know if you win!
Girl…I think you deserve to win this prize.. ;-p
lol..wonder if they hv a contest for messiest car.
im pretty sure i’d win =w=.
i thk thr r lizards n cockroaches living comfortably thr
love your black peep toe heels with studs.. where did u get them?? 😛
hey babe, i wanna know how to join this contest.
has it ended?
i went into the ikea site.
can’t find the link.
do help yea ;p