15 April 2006

I Can Foresee Today's Post Already

There seems to be a repeatable pattern to my blog everytime I come back to Penang. First, I would complain about getting tired of being around Dad (although I empathise with his need to talk incessantly). Secondly, I would complain about termites (See here, here, and here).

I'm going to deal with termites again later in the afternoon. I have a lunch appointment with Mum, but after that I would have to help Dad clean out the storeroom under the staircase. It's damp, dark, and full of boxes - the perfect hideout for termites.

Sometimes I get so frustrated with Dad. How many pieces of furniture must the termites destroy until he is willing to call in professionals? One of the tables in my room has also been eaten, but I can't get it out because it would mean 'redecorating' my room. I know, even professional services are not 100% effective, but it's better than nothing right?

Although I think he has a more cunning plan. I doubt he wants to sell the house because it is in a nice location, so I'm just afraid that one day, he would pass the problem on to me. Oh dear, what have I said?

11 comments:

William said...

You really got to do something about the termites before they eat you outta house and home. You wouldn't want the roof crashing down on you now... A decent termite treatment will cost you 1k+ (an arm and a leg). A crashing roof might also cost you an arm and a leg. Touch wood, touch wood, oh wait, termites like that...

ZemieN said...

That's what everyone is telling me!

But the Project Manager of the house refuses it. So what to do? Now I don't dare to let anyone into my room... so how am I gonna have sex next time on my own bed?

"Dear, why is your bedside table ridden with holes?"

William said...

If you actually do get around to having wild sex in your room, you guys might just cause the bed to collapse, the table to disintegrate, the ceiling to fall and at the end of the session, you guys would say, "WOW!".

ZemieN said...

Hey, that's not too bad for my sexual reputation now, huh?

The only thing is I have to redecorate after every session.

William said...

*That* might be a testimony of your 'sexual prowess', but the neighnours may also think you're beating up your partners.

Not necessary to redecorate. Going spartan is the 'in' thing this season.

ZemieN said...

Spartan indeed. When I have my own place in the future it will be totally furnished with Ikea-plastic furniture, or if my budget doesn't permit Ikea, go with aluminium and steel.

And there will be no parquet flooring or any other furniture made of wood. I've had enough of killing termites.

William said...

Ugh. Janganlah IKEAkan rumah anda. Get something more exclusive. You go to someone's house, and you go, "oh, you bought that at IKEA". At least if you bought it at Plaza Perabot LDP, people might not know.

IMHO, Wood lends a very soft and cozy feel. Just make sure your future home is built on termite-treated soil.

ZemieN said...

But I suppose Plaza Perabot LDP uses cheap ply-wood for their furniture - perfect termite food.

IKEA furniture also uses cheap ply-wood, but at least they come in elegant Norwegian names.

Termite-treated soil lasts only 5-10 years. I prefer to stay in an apartment, on the 1000th floor where termites can't reach.

William said...

Yeah, you're right. But to be fair. IKEA and Plaza Perabot LDP do have solid wood furniture. However, the cool Norwegian names make their furniture cost a bomb. Hard Board ke, plywood ke, cardboard ke, solid wood ke, are all on the termite's menu. The 1000th floor? Insects are very persistent. Dia naik lift je.

ZemieN said...

Termites are like humans too - why go to the 1000th floor when they can start feasting from Floor 1 to 999?

William said...

Termites pun pandai jugak. Start from the top. Eat their way down. Who knows, some termite may start a rumour that Zemien has tastiest plywood furniture around, and the kiasu-ness got the better of them, what the heck, start at 1000. This is getting absurd. I'll stop here. :P