So….new place, new home huh?
Before we left Malaysia, we had already finalized where we were gonna be staying in San Jose. But up till then, we had only seen the floor plan of the apartment and the most we could do was to imagine what the real thing would look like.
Upon arrival, us two tired, weary adults and a highly-active toddler were greeted by an extremely cosy apartment. There are two rooms, each with a queen-sized bed, and most of the apartment, save for the kitchen and bathrooms, is carpeted.
This is our living room. The longer couch faces the TV. In the afternoons, we do get some warm sunlight streaming through the blinds in the living room. Oh, and there’s a door leading to a patio/balcony too.
Here’s where I have been spending a good deal of time in: the kitchen. It’s fully furnished with a 4-burner stove, microwave, oven, fridge, dishwasher (which I currently use to air-dry dishes), larder, pots, pans, cutlery and an Asian cooking set (i.e. wok, chopsticks, etc). No complaints so far, especially since the kitchen overlooks the splendid view of the swimming pool.
Well, here’s the view from the second bedroom, i.e. Ethan’s room. The view from the kitchen is similar to this one, and Ethan absolutely loves it! It certainly beats the view from the master bedroom, which overlooks the road where the garbage carts are parked.
We have two bathtubs in the apartment, the one in the master bedroom being a Roman-style oval tub, and guess what? Two bathroom sinks too! But what thrills me is the Hollywood-style makeup lighting above the bathroom sinks. Love, love, love it!
So in short, we are satisfied with our apartment. The relocation people did manage to provide as many necessities as possible, such as a high chair for Ethan too.
And there was no excuse for me NOT to start utilizing my kitchen, because our FedEx food shipment arrived the very next day after we touched down.
We had shipped several important food items from Malaysia, the crucial one being several tins of Ethan’s favorite Pediasure milk. And our prayers were answered when all three of the boxes of food we shipped from Malaysia arrived safely with everything accounted for.
So…what else have I been doing? Oh, we forgot to bring any shower gel with us, so I bought a bottle of Aveeno body wash from Walmart. I know my good girlfriend Audrey highly recommends it, and so did cc, and you know what? I love it! The weather here is kind of dry, but this body wash is really gentle and I love the smell of it. I’m gonna get more when I run out.
Oh, and of course, the very rare few times that I did not cook, we go to our favorite burger joint for a quick meal. In-N-Out, of course! I’d been craving for it since like forever! Nicely done cheeseburgers, with NO PICKLES. 😛
And oh, check out what’s imprinted on the base of the cups they serve…