The Temporary House

After long searching for a place to stay, finally we decided to rent a small nice house in Tanjung Pinang, the capital city of Bintan Island. It’s just about 8 x 8 meters house with a garden in front of it and a small backyard, enough to fit the two of us comfortably. We got 1 small bathroom and 2 bedroom (it was really a mess at the first day so we decided to make 1 bedroom into a storage room).

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Why we called it a temporary house? Because our plan hasn’t settled yet, we got so much to do and think about our future in this island, and we’re still looking for the beach house, so we decided to rent a house. And because it is a rented house, we use really simple furnitures, we even build some of them ourselves,  like the DIY wardrobe, kitchen storage and many more. The bad thing is we don’t have much place to hide our things, so it may look a bit messy sometimes, but since it’s a cheap renovation, can’t complain! 

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And our favourite spot in the house is the living room, cause it’s more like living-dining-working room! We have our TV and comfy sofa there, together with our big workstation table (a.k.a dining table). Our friends and family massively hang around there (cause there’s no other room, lol), plus it has a bright vibe comes from the windows around there, so during the day it has the best light. Anyway, did we mention our comfy sofa? Yeah, it’s the besttt cause it’s super comfy, makes you just wanna jump into it, and never get up for the rest of the day!

with love, baba

The Green Colony

Hello weekend! It’s been another weekend since the last time I remember. Time flies so fast I guess, and now it’s time for home improvement, although it’s still a temporary one coz our dream is to live in a beach house – so we’re still saving money for it. No matter what, we need a cozy place to stay – we believe that inspirations may come from our surroundings, so that this weekend  Mrs. Patricia is in action to make our living space more green!

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It was a really sunny day and removing plants from the polybag to pot in direct sunlight was not a good idea, but Pat insisted to do it bcoz it was the day she’s been waiting for coz yeaaah we finally had some plants! And we’ve just realized that having plants inside home is kinda like a serious business bcoz yes they’re living creatures which should be taken care of, and the green vibes that come from them, it’s so relaxing and like giving us more energy! Our tips for choosing houseplants : look for different unique shapes of the plants, their color and texture, and of course their ability to grow in indirect sunlight. Any plant has the power to add a little mystery and magic to your space, but the big one can create the impression into your living room.

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We place the houseplant at some spots inside the house to give a little balance to the interior. Some of them are on the shelves, hanged near the window, next to the TV cabinet, or just sit on this diy gold painted pail. Looking at that curly one lol so exciting, although after few days it’s slowly been dried out, but hang on we’re on our way to revive you curly plant! I’ll update you soon! *fingercrossed*

with love, baba