The countdown starts now

The 19th of May is nine days away. Still on the to-do list:

  • Multiple rounds of leaving drinks.
    I’ve done them in Albury (hi Ross, hi Acko, hi Joel); there’s still Melbourne-work and Melbourne-uni-mates to come;

  • Get the removalists in.
    I’m using Kent Moving, who apparently have a decent international service. The only disconcerting thing is the price tag: sixteen hundred bucks to move a few boxes of books and DVDs? Okay, yeah, an enormous computer monitor as well, and they’re storing it for a month, and door to door service… okay, maybe $1600’s not so bad;

  • Find a place in Singapore.
    This is harder than it sounds. There are no good real estate listing services in Singapore - is about the best, and it’s still pretty atrocious if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. If you want to get an idea of what I’m after, search for 2-bedroom places in district 09.

Side note: there’s nothing quite like the sinking feeling you get when you look at the apartments that were SGD 3200/month six months ago, and realise that they’re now SGD 4000 or more.

Update: So Sapan Modi at ROI, an SEO shop in Melbourne, dropped me a rather curt email and asked me - with no explanation - to pull the link to Kent Moving’s website. It took a couple of emails to get an explanation out of him, but it turns out that my little website is triggering a PageRank penalty.

I don’t know what on earth he’s on about - when I google “kent moving melbourne” I get at the top of the list, even though Google knows I’m not in Australia - but because I am a nice guy I’ve pulled the link.