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05 March 2007 @ 03:23 pm
the oxford apartments  
my current digs. :)



the great thing about this place is, everything works (brand new 'smart' washing machine, dryer, oven, whatnots. only thing missing is a toaster but i'm getting used to toasting bread in the oven). the landlord and i are pretty like-minded in terms of neatness and stuff, so we're getting along well.

he works 9-5 hours, so i have the apartment to myself all day. come evenings, sometimes we share a meal and a few laughs, then go about our own business in our respective rooms. or we might hang out and have a glass of wine. he goes to bed early and i'll tinker around into the night, tiptoeing around the kitchen when i need a bite. though he says not to worry about clanging around in the kitchen since he isn't a light sleeper.

on the day i moved in, he whipped this up for dinner...



along with a glass of really nice dessert wine (which must have been expensive i'm sure). beef strips were seasoned nicely, potatoes were savoury and we didn't eat the salads because a small accident happened with the salt shaker...

feeling very lucky to have found a (more than) decent place to stay and a nice landlord who is very easygoing. many thanks to an old friend, alvin in singapore for coming to the rescue with this contact! it was great to live with friends but after awhile, i do appreciate my own space and some peace and quiet. and of course, getting away from evil peeps like friend's mother! :)


 
 
feelin': gratefulgrateful
 
 
 
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 5th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
heyyy nice place!!! and WOW the fooooood!

grab him if hes still single! ;p
JV: leaf116drag0nette on March 5th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
haha! you crazy girl. he's 5 years younger than i am! :) and i'm going back to singapore! this will be a nice friendship/acquaintanceship, nothing more. :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 5th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
age is not a problem! ;)))

owellllls, if you say so. :D
JV: japogothdrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
he IS a doctor though. ;)

just kidding. we get along, but not THAT way. :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 5th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
haha hokays then.

mothers love doctors as sons in law. :D
JVdrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
heh. yes, they do. but i ain't bringing one home for her this time! :)
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on March 5th, 2007 05:51 am (UTC)
:PPP never say never, m'dear! :)
JVdrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
haha! i'm quite sure this time, don't worry babe.
squarenailssquarenails on March 5th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
hey i came in through ickle's ... can i just say that your landlord is one neat dude with all his wine bottles all lined up straight and spiffy!
JV: leaf116drag0nette on March 5th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
yes he is! haha! we're at about the same level - anal about certain things, easy on the others and no overt messiness at any point. i feel like i'm living with my brother from the way we've been trained! :p
squarenailssquarenails on March 5th, 2007 06:11 am (UTC)
omg sounds like me too coz i'm a total Type A control freak type. I like everything square, neat and in their place.
JV: leaf116drag0nette on March 5th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
lol! i can allow certain things to slide, but they must be exactly where i left them. :)
hianhwee, tracy LIM: DANCEhianhwee on March 5th, 2007 06:19 am (UTC)
i love the plant and his wines! give his place to me!
JV: summerdrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
teehee! the plant is so cute hor?

we also have a ton of ice cream in the fridge! :D

oh, and all the wines are french!
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on March 6th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
i WANT!
JV: japogothdrag0nette on March 6th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
it's too bad i'm not a big drinker! :)
Debraolimomok on March 5th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
Thought you were there for a holiday! I must have missed it somehow but what exactly are you doing there, JV?
JV: speckydrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
yes, i'm still on holiday! :D

i still work from my mailbox though. :)
.that girl.: chicken or egggirlwhowaits on March 5th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
That is a nice place - love how you get a lot of light and all that though I'm not too sure about the kitchen.

No gas stove?
JV: speckydrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
sharp eyes, babe. :) yes, the stove doesn't work, so he has two electric plate thingies which function as electric stoves.
.that girl.: short machgirlwhowaits on March 5th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Sharp eyes when I choose too hehe. The stove's the first thing I usually check out whenever I look at kitchens for some weird reason.

;)
JV: japogothdrag0nette on March 6th, 2007 05:27 am (UTC)
hehe... that's quite natural actually! :D

i wish someone would make a combination of gas+electric stoves. like using electric ones because they're so easy to clean, but will use a gas stove if i need the wok to be hotter.
lilsnoozelilsnooze on March 5th, 2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
lovely apartment, nice landlord ...blessed! :)
JV: speckydrag0nette on March 5th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
yes babe, am counting my blessings indeed! :)
(Anonymous) on April 13th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Hi Jv, Very nice photos... may i know which s/w you using! i like the way u make it. really nice.
JVdrag0nette on April 15th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
thanks! i use photoshop. :)