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2016 Thus Far

I feel that each time I come on here it’s always about why we were away for so long but truth is sometimes, life just hits you and you need to ADULT.

Its been almost a year since we spoke about our house. That was our biggest project this past year. We got our keys last year September but only started works this past January. Low & behold, we still have yet to move in.

I find that we are very trusting people, we give people/companies the benefit of a doubt ALL THE TIME. Most times, things don’t work in our favour.

So we entrusted the reno works on the house to someone we know and was recommended once again and he screwed us over with poor finishing, inconsistent time line and basically the ID/Contractor from hell. We made a bold decision to stop all works in June cos nothing was really progressing after 6 months and we just didn’t want to deal with it anymore. So we are now in the process of working out our refunds and am glad to report that we found another ID via QANVAST (more on them soon, I love them!)

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We have also both started with new companies this past February and that has been taking up most of our time since I’m not going to lie, it’s a pretty demanding position, well for me at least. If you follow us on Instagram, you would know that I am now with FashionValet from Malaysia and e-commerce especially this one, is very fast paced and competitive. Faizal joined an advertising agency and the stereotype is true, they don’t really come home much – from shoots to pitches to meetings and more meetings. But we feel very blessed with where our careers are right now we both take extra effort in keeping up with work/life balance.

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(VERY belated Raya photo for you all LOL!)

Another big elephant in the room is obviously about Lagun Sari and their planner. I wrote a post about it prior and I am just going to leave it at that. I am just so annoyed that something could have been done 2 years ago and LS did nothing about it until well, it was too late. Here’s my post on Facebook –

“I’m not one to shout out on Facebook about anything but in light of what has been going on about Sunato and Lagun Sari, I feel that I need to make this known. During our wedding in 2014, this planner was assigned and recommended to us by a relative. Halfway through the planning process we realized Sunato was being a dodgy character when we received an automated text from Lagun Sari saying that we were not eligible for the lucky draw cos we have not made payment of at least 3k for our package, we have paid 3k when this text came through. We called the management to explain and inform them how much and when we have paid to Sunato and all they said was there was no record, we must check with Sunato. Long story short, each time we paid anything from then on, we paid to the management and with God’s will, we managed to hold our wedding with a touch of Sunato’s shenanigans of course – no packed food for guests as requested, overbooked next wedding during our time slot, tear down of our wedding whilst photo taking, a rude DJ who we clearly requested NOT to have, changes to the dais were not made, tell me when to stop. After the wedding, we wrote in to the management of how unsatisfied we were about this said Sunato and we were asked to come down to find a solution. We wrote a blog post about it https://the8yearproject.com/…/12/28/vendors-review-lagun-s…/ – the management offered a meal for 5 as a compensation and for us to take down the post, they offered to pay for the wedding favors that we didn’t manage to give to our guests cos the tear down was a chaos but there was no follow up… For the past 2 years, couples have been emailing me saying that they experienced the same thing with Sunato and each time I receive an email, I will forward it to the management but once again, no action was taken. The thing that sickens me the most is this issue could have been prevented and lesser couples or none would have been cheated out of their money, but I guess, they didn’t think it was a big of a deal.”

This has been lengthy, hopefully the next one will actually be of our completed home 😉

XX,

T8YP

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