Monday, November 3, 2008

a very well spent weekend

My weekend started early on Friday, earlier than usual lar :P Left the office at 4pm and we decided to check out this baby warehouse sale in Puchong. Managed to reach there at 5pm and it was okay, not many people. We planned to get a stroller and an infant carrier or better still a travel system where it has this 3 in 1 function (stroller, carrier & car seat). When we saw the displayed items, hubby was not too convinced with the quality and actually I was not either. We thought of checking other places and off we go to Jln Kuchai Lama. There’s this online shop that sells baby items and there are few types of strollers that are in our list and we thought of seeing the real thing first before coming up with any decision. Managed to get there at 6pm and thank God the traffic was not that bad as the shop closes at 7pm. The one that I like was not on display (out of stock) and it is a travel system. Again, we thought, nvm we’ll check out the strollers at other shops. Avent BPump was on sale and it comes with a bag & 4 bottles and hubby bought that instantly as he said it was a very good buy plus I received good reviews from my friends on that brand & a recommendation to get that one. Hubby sent me home before he left again for futsal around 8PM. Was too tired and went to bed early but somehow woke up around midnight when I realised the house was empty plus I was hungry. He said his futsal finishes at 11pm but it was half past midnight and still he was not around. Called him and he was on his way back. Ate some biscuits with eyes half shut then back to sleep..hehehe..

Woke up and get ready to go to Putra Heights. Today is “basuh rumah” day. We reached there around 8.30AM, bfast and hubby started to “samak” the house first while waiting for Abah, Umi, Ajoi, Zira & Kak Isma (she works for Umi & me once in a while) to arrive. I helped to clean up a bit while waiting for them to arrive. They reached at 10AM and Kak Isma started right away. The rest helped out too with the washing, mopping, cleaning the window, toilet, stairs, Abah fixed the taps and even helped to wash the porch. Thanks all, love you! I was prohibited from doing anything, so I just sat outside minum air and makan kuih bought by Umi. Owh did I tell you that I have swollen feets? Water retention, so they said :P

By 1PM, we were almost done and Abah, Ajoi & Zira went back first while Umi, hubby and me went for lunch and decided to buy the lights and fans. Kak Isma stayed at home so she could continue with cleaning the house. After lunch, we checked out the lights at this shop and was told by this guy (sort of our neighbour as he is staying one row behind us) that we can get cheaper lights & fans from this one shop @Puchong. So without wasting anymore time, we went straight to the mentioned shop and he was right..there were so many designs to choose from and the prices are way more cheaper. We spent like 2.5 hrs choosing and deciding which lights and fans to buy and were very satisfied and happy with our purchase and the service. The owner even gave us some discount too. we LIKE!

When we reached home, the curtain man was already waiting for us to put up the curtains. I love the curtains and even asked the guy to quote the kitchen windows to fix the blinds. Received good review for the kitchen cabinets from him and he said he could get the same colours as the cabinets for the blinds with discount too. I so love the word DISCOUNT! The lights, fans & blinds will be installed this weekend and we can even start to transfer some excited!

Breakfast @Old Town Kopitiam and headed off to MV to check out this baby store called Mamours. Checked out the QZ stroller and it has this modern design but we are not really interested with it as the push chair does not have flat reclining position for children aged 6mths above to lie down. So we deleted that from our list and made a quick stop @Jusco to buy some things from the checklist. I actually wanted this G design while hubby really adores the M design. Conflict! After MV, we went to SS2 to check this store and they are selling the M stroller for quite a good price but again, I was not that convince with it and went to Planate Enfants, Atria hoping that we could get best price there. The salesgirl demo us the PP Piko P3 and I like this one better than the QZ and of course the price is way more expensive than QZ and no discount, only best price but still..hmhmhm..then off we go to SS21 to check out another store and this time, the salesman was not helpful at all! What kind of salesman brought his children to work and expect us to ask when he’s the one supposed to explain and demo to us. His kids were busy shouting in the background when we hubby and me tawar hati + emo + letih + panas + that’s it. You just lost one potential customer Mr!

Went to Parade to check out the strollers @Mothercare but nothing caught our eyes and after lunch, we found this shop and the saleslady demo us the Z stroller. Okay, this one macam cantik and affordable. It’s like the M stroller but cheaper and berat sikit jer and function just like the M stroller and both of us like it. Tapi to make sure we don’t regret later, we thought of holding to it first and made one last stop @Summit. We saw the same stroller with 5% discount..suddenly hubby said.. “Think first la..don’t make hasty decision” I ended up buying few more items from the checklist and next stop was home sweet home.

Choosing a stroller is not an easy job u know! There are lots of things to be considered and the most important thing is..what’s best for the child so he can sits/sleeps comfortably inside there. We made some survey checking out the reviews on net, forums, YouTube and managed to narrow down our list to 2..but still..TBC..Still got time to decide and there’s one more store for us to check out.

That was how my weekend was well spent and although tiring, I really enjoy it very much because managed to settle some important things and of course with help from my loved ones.

Have a good day people!

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