Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Latest update from site supervisor, frame is completed.. Work to be resumed mid of January. :)

More updates in 2012. To all my blog readers, I wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! See you in 2012. Have a great holiday and travel safe!

Frames Construction @ 22 Dec 2011

After 4 working days.. this is the result of it.. Amazed?

 Speedy progress

 Could this be the rocks that have been excavated at our site?

A couple of other houses @ Yellowbox Dr

Frames / Windows Delivered @ 17 Dec 2011

I wasn't expecting this. But it seems that the frames and windows have been delivered to the site. Quick check with our site supervisor, he said he will try to get the frame by Christmas!!! Its only another 5 working days to Christmas. And he reckon that this can be done! Let's see...

 Australian pine wood
That seems to be our laundry window exit and also entertainer doors :)

Slabed @ 15 Dec 2011

We officially have a slab now :) Good bye waffle pods...

Footings design seen @ 14 Dec 2011

The waffle pods are officially here and well placed. Beams are also all done.  I guess this will be the last time we will see them...

Resurfacing @ 12 Dec 2011

Seems like there are some resurfacing done on our soil. This might be part and parcel of getting ready for the slab. But no waffle pods were spotted yet.

Plumbing work started for slab @ 11 Dec 2011

There are more activities spoted this week. Looks like we might be getting a slab very soon.

Yellow & Blue sticks appearing @ 8 Dec 2011

There are some new sticks appearing at the site. Could it be for the water & gas connections?

Markings & Piers @ 4th Dec 2011

There are slight progresses. Now we have piers and some markings on the site where the house will be placed.

 Quite a few piers were seen

Electricity Connected @ 28 Nov 2011

After 4 days, we were connected to electric grid.

 Portaloo still horizontal

Fenced @ 24 Nov 2011

Sorry for the delay for all the post. Has been quite busy lately with work. Anyway, it has been taking quite a bit of time since the site was scraped. We were waiting, but seems nothing much happened. We were informed that there was a delay due to the weather. It took around 9 days to have the fence and after that the portaloo collapsed. The portaloo said "I can't stand the wait anymore"... hahaha

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Well protected

Hmm.. seems like the timber cross over has been provided... fully protecting the cross over... However crush rocks has not been sighted yet... But most importantly, there are a few little sticks(with red markers) jutting out from the ground.. the coordinates for the built has been identified.. :) let's see what happen next?

Friday, 11 November 2011

Site scraped

As promised by Carlisle, our land has been scraped today.. Due to the heavy downpour last night, you can see numerous pools of water at our land... Hope the weather will improve soon.. else we will not gonna get the slab done any time soon...

 Nice blue skys after a thunderous night... And we have a portaloo...

pool of water stagnant after the site scraped

What's next???

Thursday, 10 November 2011

the wait is over, its gonna get started

The final wait is over... Land has titled and settled. We are expecting a site cut today. Hopefully all turns out well. Can't really wait anymore to get it started after a long wait for the land to settle.

Oct 4 - Land Titles
Oct 19 - Settlement
Nov 10 - Planned Site Cut

Site survey & soil test done... - result turns out to be of slab P. Luckily we took the fixed site cost, else we might need to pay more eventually.

Let's see what happen today...

 The all new yellow box drive.

our virgin land

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Migrant Hub - The Secret Heaven

Have been hearing ppl talking about this place -  Migrant Hub and the cafe (MiHUB cafe) which was previously operated in Hoppers Lane has been moved to Mombourin in Weribee (2, Recreation Close, Werribee). This Migrant hub is not famous for its garden, also the delicious Malaysian food run by an Malaysian makcik - Nora. However I've never made the effort to visit the place.
Until today  when I woke up in the morning, I felt real sick and really wanted a hot teh Tarik (pull tea) to warm up myself. After the doctor appointment, I decided to go and explore this place.
Not to far from Point Cook (About 15 minutes drive), I reached this place and at a first glance, it was a little run down I thought. Without much of expectation, I went in through the little wired-fence door with the signboard "Open" at the left side, and along the corridor with some big pots stacked up the wooden rack, until I reached the back door of the cafe.


Can you see the big pots?

I then followed the sign "CAFE -----> " written on the back door, through another corridor to the front. Having a look at the front yard in front of me, oh my god, it's a 2 acres land with ponds, lake, hut, benches, big trees around, I'm so...amazed with the pictureque scenery (I thought it could be the second ideal location for the lord of the ring film scene, beside the one in NZ!)

Here's the cafe back door, go through your right, and you'll find the heaven

Then on my right, here's the little MiHUB cafe which is another surprise to me, what a cozy sitting area both indoor and outdoor at your options. Then I met Makcik Nora, who was sweeping the floor and told me that, I'm a bit eary and the food wasn't ready yet. I ordered the Teh Tarik and Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice), picked a seat in the court yard, shielded by the plastic cover, yet the sunlight could penetrate in and vice versa that my eye could "penetrate" the scene through it  (not forgetting that I'm actually sick and couldn't get too cold). I  have taken some photos of different angles as well of the Cafe.

Waited for quite a while, finally my Brunch (breakfast + lunch @ 11.00am) was served. Being able to dine at the eye catching place, I was definately satisfied. It has been a while I couldn't find a place like this to enjoy a meal as a start. What more the food is actually not expensive at all, nasi lemak and tea for AUD 8 bucks. What a deal!!

Finished my meal, and advised by Makcik, there's a garden deal happening just there at the hut. Not knowing what was all this about, I walked towards the hut and saw lotsa plants, fruits and vegetable on the table. Different varieties includes fresh and juicy lemons, agapanthus plants, mints and herbs, green leafs vege, some old photo frame, booklets etc. While I was observing some people choosing the items from the table, then I saw another bunch of people carrying the recyclable bags and pulling out some other herbs and vege from their bag to the table too. Then I realized this was a swapping deal! You bring some and leave it there then you grab some and bring them home. What a great community.  The market deal was run by a lady whose name is Reita with her other members.

P/S: There's journalist taking photo there as well during my visit, hope more people get to know about this place then. As for me, I'll definately come back for another morning tea at this lovely secreat heaven :)