We are moving!
Yes so we are going to move end of this month and that means a lot of things!
1st off Mom in law will come over from the Philippines for a couple of weeks, it will also mean less time for cooking, photography and blogging! So it may get a bit quiet around at times from our side, but I will try and keep up with it all.
Some of the benefits of moving are, that we will now start to enjoy a slightly bigger sized Hong Kong Shoebox to live in, with oh lord, 3.5 bedrooms! why 3.5 well the last room is just so tiny it can barely fit a cabinet alone, leave alone a cabinet and a bed, so that room will become my wife’s closet, and hey ho hey ho I also get a portion of it to have a cabinet dedicated to photography, food, styling etc, or in other words a cabinet with lenses, flashes, filters, plates, napkins, cutlery, glassware etc etc…..yeeehhhaw!
It also means finally a proper space will be available for when my oldest son Alex comes to spend a few days with us, when ever he is free, King gets the smallest of the rooms, but then its also all fitted out with tailored furniture, plenty of cabinets, a desk, with all the trimmings, a bed that can be flipped away in the wall if he needs more space, and a view of Aberdeen Harbour! Little Jens is the lucky one here, he gets the bigger room, but then again he also seems to need it as one of my rules from now on will be “keep your things in your own room” this means they can bring anything out into the living room to play with, but they need to clean it up before they get something new and our living room doesnt look like a store room anymore. he will also be happy to finally have his own room and dont need to sleep in Mom and Dad’s room anymore……oh gosh…..Mom and Dad are gonna have some fun again! hehe. His room has also a nice big window and it looks out over the sea.
As for the two of us, we will have the master room with our own bathroom, which is nice, and a view over the sea, and Lamma Island….what a change that will be to open your curtains and actually see some free space. Another thing I am happy about is we will be on the 1st floor, so no more worries for “if there is ever a fire” we can basically step out of our windows and walk away on the platform that surrounds us to safety, something better then when living on the 24th and not having any idea of where to go when you cant reach your one and only exit.
As for the living room, it will be 1.5 the size of our room now, which also means we wont bump into each other constantly, I am still busy trying to convince my wife to place the dining table, in front of the big window, so I get a nice table for shooting food shots with daylight on my day off.
The Kitchen will still be a typical HK kitchen, way too small to turn your ass (especially if you are as big as me) but at least this one is properly filled with cabinets to the top and all around so at least storage will be fine and sorted. As we move only few blocks away from now so we stay in the same estate, luckily for the kids this means no change of schools and everything can continue its normal pace.
So hopefully soon I will have space for maybe 1 or even 2 small studio lights…..hehehe