Saturday, September 27, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

It's Saturday and I'm guessing that most of us would be back to the hometown by now to celebrate Aidilfitri. If you have internet connection at your high-tech hometown, I would like to wish you all Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin from all of us in rumetqz family. For those who are driving, do it safely. "Pesanan khidmat masyarakat ini dibawakan untuk anda dari AT&T Shell. Jimat petrol dengan formula jimat apa ntah lagi.."

I will be "celebrating" Raya in Klang Valley, as both my parents (in-law and out-law) are based in Kelana Jaya and Cheras respectively. But usually we will go to Alor Star to celebrate Raya at my paternal grandfather's house. This year my cousin is having her wedding on the 4th day of Raya, hence the grandfather is brought here to KL. To Jasmy, Sme and Farul.. we are sorry that we can't make it to our annual visit to Kedai Ikan Bakar Linda Kuala Perlis this year. The obvious reason for not going back to Alor Star is the 11 days to the baby's ETA. Gila apa nak sangkut dalam jam kat highway tu... kang tak pasal2 tempat kelahiran anak aku "Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan". Kalau dapat benefit toll exemption for lifetime takpe jugak!

Back to the ETA - 11 days thingy, here is the progress of the To-Do List.

After a few weeks and months of drama, finally there's a maid that is willing to come to work in Malaysia for low wages and long hours. I just received the biodata yesterday and hopefully by Monday I can submit it to Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia to apply for working visa / permit. It'll take 3 days to process, hopefully they can fulfil that during this festive season. After the visa is obtained, I need to send it back to Indonesia for them to arrange on their part. How fast can they do it? Based on how long does the Malaysian Embassy being on Hari Raya leave. I would be happy if the ETA of the maid to be around the week of 5th - 11th October 2008.

House - Bukit Jelutong
20082008 - I signed the booking / purchase form and paid the 2% of the RM400k to purchase the house in Bukit Jelutong.

22092008 - Wifey and I signed the loan offer letter from Maybank. So far the loan part is the most stressful item of this purchase. We engaged mortgage broker to handle our loan application and to our disappoinment the service sucks a lot. Causing unneccesary stress especially to the pregnant mother. In the end after being a hard to please type of customer, we managed to get a good package. 1st year 2.88% and thereafter BLR-2.2% interest rate.

23092008 - Sales and Purchase (S&P) Agreement finalized. Both party (Vendor and Purchaser) signed the contract and we need to make full payment within 3 months from this day. The remaining 8% out of the 10% downpayment is settled 3 weeks before. Can't remember the date. I'm RM40K poorer (Actually Wifey is RM32K poorer) Haha.

24092008 - Wifey and I went to EPF to withdraw our Account 2 funds. Since we are only taking 75% loan, where the heck are we gonna get the remaining 15% ? Hopefully EPF is efficient enough to disburse the money on time before we reach the 3 months dateline to make full payment. If not I might need to seek help from some of our friends which I heard got some huge funds from Mara or something.


- Baby cot : Bought a new one to be parked permanently in Cheras. Hey, I'm planning to have 8 kids.. gila apa nak bukak and pasang balik the baby cot everytime Wifey need to stay in Cheras.

- Air selusuh : Done.

- Baby's neccessities : Apart from the ones handed down by Wifey's sister, we bought some new ones. Diapers, soap, cotton rolls, blankets and etc all done! One item still pending - Baby's official attire for official wear. Planning to get one pair of nice shirt and pants for the baby in case he celebrates Raya with us this year and for his Aqiqah ceremony.

- Wifey's neccessities : Breast pad purchased! All the minyaks bought earlier. Maternity caretaker informed and she is available during this period.

So basically we are good to go! The world is ready for Azril Jr.

Wow... panjangnye post ni... I don't think people will read to this line. So happy holidays guys!


ephol said...

apa ko ingat aku ni pemalas ke nak membaca... aku malas nak menulis jeee..

headsteadi said...
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headsteadi said...

selamat hari raya dude!
nanti dah dekat time nak bersalin nanti, wa nak minta tolong contact info for the maternity caretaker and the tukang urut for my wife. boleh?

asraf said...

good luck beb!! tak sabar nk tgk 2nd baby nih..eventho tak sama birthday ngan aku hehehe

rumet said...

ephol: ko rajin torrent je. nanti qz pantang die nak mintak ko dload macam2 lagi.. haha

herman: no problem. tamau import maternity caretaker from sarawak ke?

asrap: tu laa. dia miss sama bday ngan aku gak!

Farra said...

wah..everything in order..gempaks..kami babycot guna tak sampai sebulan rasanya..eee..membazir2
Selamat Hari Raya!

rumet said...

Selamat hari raya Farra. Thanks for the Air Selusuh Recipe :)

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