This villa also serves as the living quarters for the two Malaysian staff (seen in the picture)
The landlady Madam Kulyash made sure the ice and
snow was cleared off the steps before the big move.
The interior is just the right size for warmth and cosiness.
The lower floor was used as a gym/recreation area by the landlady's family and is now where the general office area is set up, just across a well-appointed restroom and bathroom-cum-jacuzzi-cum sauna. The living room on first floor is now the bosses' office area and the kitchen is now the tea-lady's office.
The unsecured internet connectivity that I had set up over the weekend worked fine, however it seemed not to like Blogger that much. The connection was forever timing out purportedly due to the server at the other end taking too long to respond, especially Malaysian-based blogs.
So I've not been able to read new updates from my blogroll, as well as not being able to update my own blog, a task that I do proscratinate on at the best of times.
This morning, IT guy Michael came to configure a proper secured connection. Blogger behaved better after that and tonight I got to my own blog at lightning speed including a few others. So if you see an IP from Kazakhstan in your visitor trail, that is most likely me - not to say that I'm your only fan from around here...
Anyway I thanked Michael in heavily-accented Russian "Spaseeba" and he replied with a very crisp British sounding "Not at all". There goes my dream of teaching English to the locals. They might end up saying "No problem lah".
Looks like Blogger is taking a long time saving this draft. I'll have to quickly make a copy and try publishing this post before it decides to time-out ithout saving.
Till next time, warmest regards to everyone :D