Monday, January 26, 2009

I Found It!

I saw this pull at a restaurant in Macau two years ago and knew it was exactly what I wanted for my sliding kitchen doors. I stood up from the dinner table just to take a picture of it. Over the next months, I searched high and low, scouring even the internet for something similar. 

Of course I  visited many  hardware stores in Manila, but everything here is very sleek and modern (and either chrome of stainless). I really had my heart set on that ornate thing I saw in Macau.

This is a selection they had in Belmont Hardware in Palo Alto.

Then on a recent stopover trip to HK, I saw a similar pull in one of the hardware stores in Lockhart Road, HK. I wasn't sure because it looked to small for the doors. I didn't buy it. But I kept thinking of it! 

On my second trip back to HK a month later , I just went ahead and bought the pulls because I couldn't find anything else I liked. It was also the closest I got to the image I had in my mind.

Lo and behold, looking back at my iPhoto files, it's the EXACT same pull! Of course! Macau is next to HK--why would a restaurant look farther than that! (unless they are as OC as me?). I don't even know why I thought it was too small for my doors? 

I should just trust my instincts and stop second guessing myself.

When Are You Moving In?

I Hate this question. Why do people always ask if the house is done (well it SHOULD be by now!) because it just adds to the stress. It's like when you are not married--"so, when are you getting married?", then "so, when are you having kids?", then "so when are you having a next one?". I guess it's just a conversation starter but it's so irritating.

Because I DO want it done! But you don't want to hear my story about workers who can't seem to get things right, or subcontractors who do such poor work, or perhaps my obsessive-compulsiveness that keeps me fussing about every little thing which may not matter once I move in.

Then there's the actual "moving" that's stressing me out. My current place is full of things that should've been sorted out years ago. Now, just decluttering is overwhelming me.  My hair is falling out in fistfuls and I just read in some blog that it would be good to take prenatal vitamins to keep it from falling out.

Move is this week (if you MUST know). Wish us luck!


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