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Japandi HDB 4-room – Scope of Works

Japandi HDB 4-room – Scope of Works

In my first post, I described some limitations of this flat layout. So in this post I’ll describe some renovation ($$$) decisions I’ve made to address them. 1.  Odd angle at the bottom of the living area. To achieve a more rectangular layout in the living+dining areas, a partition wall will be adde?d (see picture below), and my TV will be mounted on it. It will also have a  built in “cubbyhole” to contain the router, media devices and such….

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Japandi HDB 4-room – The theme

Japandi HDB 4-room – The theme

About the theme… As a soloist, it’s important that my home is bright (without inducing headaches) and uncluttered (no need to spend too much time cleaning). So whitish walls are a must and wood-like flooring too. I started by looking at Muji and Scaninavian themes, but I quickly found these to be a little too light for my taste. Which then led me to Japandi. So what is Japandi? As the name suggests, Japandi is a theme incorporating both Scandinavian…

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Japandi HDB 4-room – Introduction

Japandi HDB 4-room – Introduction

(This post was first published on Renotalk.com – now duplicated its in entirety on this blog for posterity :D) I’ve recently received the keys for my resale HDB flat and my renovations are about to start. So I’m sharing my experiences here in the hope that they can benefit others the way I have from the other T-blogs here on Renotalk! First some words about HDB’s new Resale flat process… Since the start of 2018, HDB ?has implemented a HDB Resale…

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Free Cult of Mac ebook!

Free Cult of Mac ebook!

I’d always been curious about the book Cult of Mac. The reviews and even the cover were very exciting, but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it enough to buy it. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that the publisher No Starch Press has decided to give away the PDF version of the book.Now I can sample it on my smartphone first!

Harry Potter movies dissected

Harry Potter movies dissected

With the fifth Harry Potter movie out this week, and the final Harry Potter book launched next week, it’s only fitting that we take stock of just how much Harry Potter movies have evolved since the Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone in 2001. See this video analysis on New York Times. 

Opening a door with a credit card

Opening a door with a credit card

While I’ve always seen it being done on TV and in the movies (even on supposedly modern locked doors!), I’ve never actually been able to open a single door using a credit card. That’s why I’m glad that someone’s finally posted a tutorial on how to do it properly! How to open a door with a credit card