“You will pack me to your new haos?”
Boring haos update again. It’s really 没完没了. The moment i finished vacuuming for one hour, the ikea people came and all my effort went down the drain T_____T.
Also i haven’t updated anything substantial (if there was ever anything like that) on blog/instagram for days simply because there was nothing interesting to talk about. I dress like a contractor every day running sweaty errands non-stop. I’m not very sure if any of you want to hear about me applying for apartment cooking gas or look at the picture of my new broom.
Then i thought about how drastic my life changes from Japan back here. If you only judge me based on my life on Instagram, it’s like following two different people. One super happening and forever well-dressed girl with her endless adventures; and a domestic maid forever in sweaty T-shirts whose dog is more interesting than her.
I spent one month in Japan, dreading every day to come back having to deal with reality (all the moving house fuss, pending emails i eventually have to reply, finally preparing for baby stuff, more amount of rude people, etc etc etc) and i secretly wished every day that i would never had to wake up from that dream. A pink-sakura-white-strawberrily-yummy dream.
Whenever i look back the time i had in Japan, it was like i was living two lives (watched Vanilla Sky?). One real life, and one that only happens in dreams (good ones la). A dream life. That one month. Nothing ever went wrong, everything was perfect (if something was ever wrong or imperfect i already cannot remember it ever happened. Only good things happen in Japan.).
A lot of people asked why i haven’t moved to Japan since i love it so much. I always couldn’t answer. I guess i eventually would want to, but not any time soon. We have to live our lives here. To come home to reality. And deal with boring adult nonsense (contracts, government stuff, documents, errands…). I feared so much that i would be so depressed by this rude awakening from my alternate dream life.
Reality life isn’t all that bad as i imagined. We came back to live a new life (with a new life soon, too). We get stressed over little mafan chores every single day, and get super agitated by half hearted work attitude and inefficiency (go allllllll the way to Gas Malaysia just to fill up a form so i can start cooking?! In Japan everything is a phone call or an online-application away). Then sometimes we vomit blood. A lot.
But to my own surprise, i actually enjoy all these processes of building a new family together. It was a precious feeling it makes all the trouble worth it.
Building a new family. The concept is so new to me i find myself a little overwhelmed by it.
Moving to a more spacious house so mom can come and stay and take care of me after delivery. And preparing for the arrival of a new life.
Building Champon’s haos.
And building family stuff.
I was super amazed by the danna’s new found ability to make stuff out of… planks. But apparently it was just an old skill i didn’t know about. He told me that’s because he was a construction worker for years building apartments in Japan. Well. I never knew marrying a construction worker could be so useful for my family life. You guys should totally consider that.
And i am super thankful every day.
For all less-than-perfect, less-than-dreamy life here back home. Because i have a family.
Also one tip for cooking without gas/induction in your house: Takikome gohan. ^^
Fine. Life is still better when you have a Japanese rice cooker. 😛
Champon is really sweet 🙂 Thanks for keeping us updated on your new
Cheesie ga yao ah!!Cant wait to see your new house!Reality always cruel but think about Japan you will feel better I think!元気な赤ちゃん産んでね！
Thank you!!! Hope you have fun!!! (I’m sure you will!)
Haha how about you! I always wonder if actually living in Japan will change my mind.
damn! I should buy one when i’m still in jp. ><
You have to be careful because the wattage is different so you gotta buy the one that is same as your country!
Waseh ur dan a must have saved heaps of money with the DIYs!!! And they look uhmaaaaaaaaaazing!!
your life is not at all boring! I’m just back from Japan and i too, don’t want to come back to reality (or nightmare). I was just thinking yesterday how it’s like I’m living 2 lives in Japan and in SG. trains are always on time and people are all so nice. And i was hit by a rude wake-up call this morning when our trains fall wayyyyy below expections. Can’t wait to see the little one and your new house! Have a safe delivery!
Totally understand how u feel about malaysia n Japan! I was in Japan for a year, now I’m back for a holiday, n I have a feeling people will have to drag me onto the flight back home! 頑張ってください！o(^▽^)o
I have been your silent reader for about 3-4 years now. I sincerely wish you the very best and also would like to congratulate you on your future baby boy! nnLots of love from London,nGene
Oh, I know that feeling well, I’m sitting here on the plane depressed as hell to be going back to the chav infested ignorant country that is England. My 2 and a bit weeks in Tokyo went way too fast 🙁
Smoke enough hands?? Lol
Thank you so much 😀 😀
Haha we will all get used to it!! Hope you get to go back soon!?
Yea actually we really did!!! Renovation was abit over budget so had to DIY to balance it out!!
Can’t wait to see the whole new brand life of you and baby boy soon! Good luck and take good rest wherever you can, I can see pregnant ladies in my office are all stressed up! We totally understand the Malaysian style of meant! but still we are in Malaysia now. so cheers ! ;p
Wish you the very best for the new life and new life. Cheesie fighting!
I mean shake wtf
Champon is adorable and can’t wait to see updates on your baby soon.
i definitely understand the pain of moving houses, but look on the bright side! it’ll be over soon! and cheesie im so curious , do you talk to your danna in japanese? (jakun question)
Hi Cheesie, I really enjoy reading your blog (and stalking your instagram). Your time in Japan did seem really happening what with all the parties you went to, but I do understand that there really is joy on doing the ‘normal’ (and sometimes annoying) chores at home. It is afterall your home. :)nCan I ask where you get the recipes for your yummy looking takikoke gohan? I’ve been googling about it but the recipes are just too varied I got confused… :/
Love the new home! I am also doing something wacky for mine because no body knows what SHEEZUS is. http://iamleeleeallen.blogspot.com/ #leeleeallen
I always use cookpad!!! It’s available on application also but it’s in Japanese though! Good luck 😀
Thanks so much!!
Will update soon!! 😀
Haha yea mostly!
Me neither XD
not boring! like to see the progress!! just don’t overburden yourself & take care 😉
congrats on the move!! hubs very man ah!!!!
Aww I’ve been following since long ago and it feels bittersweet seeing u enter motherhood.. Wishing u all the best:)
Cheesie Ganbatte! Champon is so adorable!! but how big will it grow? it’s nice that danna can turn planks into stuffs right? I always admire people who can DIY anything.
Feel quite touching reading this XD All the best cheesie!!! 🙂
Aww, glad to see you guys finally get settled in! You can start to “nest” now. Haha. Don’t push yourself too hard! 🙂
ur doggie is so cute! & i wish my hubs can do more stuff.. like building stuff! that can def save a lot of money & every is custom! nngood luck on finish everything u neeed to do! can’t believe u still hv time to blog n all! nnxo nnhitomiblog.com
CHAMPON IS SO CUTE!!! T_________TnWHY SO CUTE!!!!! CANNOT TAHANnnADFKDFNAODJFSnn
Acually i’m quite curious eh.. why you didn’t choose to deliver your baby in Japan? But but.. glad to hear that you’re enjoy the new life and its processes. nnCan’t wait to see more of your new house 😉
Hello Cheesie, Champon is adorable! He looks so Japanese, may I know what breed is Champon please?
He is!! A Japanese Shibainu!
Cannot because we don’t have haos and no one will be taking care of me after delivery T_T
I didn’t know you are married!!!
Lol totally not getting the nesting vibes yet
Thanks so much!!
About 10kg!! Haha won’t be able to handle him soon
Haha Japanese drama romance come true lol
Thanks so much!!! You are so kind :,D
Wa! That’s quite big!! Nvm, later part let danna handle~ hehe
chewah, so nice! Please post a house tour in the near future when you’re free!
I love seeing husbands making household stuff for their wives…so manly! 🙂
OMG just realized I accidentally deleted your comment in latest post
Hehe~ I was just saying I’m so happy for you that I wanna tears. You are my inspiration, seeing/ reading your life makes me feel closer to you. Hope to see you soon again! Ps: im sure you gonna be a great okaasan! Ganbatte! ^_^