We have been sofa hunting since last week. With so many demands, we can’t find any.
First, it has to be cheap. Our current one which is a 1+2+3 set is only RM650. Why so cheap? So that we can dispose them every 2 years without feeling the pinch.
Second, the colour has to be gawdy and dark. You can’t see stains so easily.
Third, it must not be any leather/PU/PVC materials because one slash with the scissors, it is a goner. (trust my toddler to do it within a month or two)
Fourth, we do not want loose cushion because picking them up is a chore. And also to avoid kids doing cushion fights in the living room.
Fifth, it must not have sharp edges or any expose wooden frames.
Sixth, after all the demands, we also want it to look nice. (typical Penang people, want cheap want big)
Seventh, (seven is my lucky number so must make it seven) it has to be fengshui ngam-ngam. Fengshui said not good to have too much red in a room, can cause anger and fights. Also no to black and blue because too much water is bad for me, can drown. Fengshui also said yellow is bad because too much earth, bad omen. Green is good, from the fengshui point of view but I hate green. Reminds me of Yoda. Brown will make all those ketchup, chocolate, icecream, curry, thongsui stains invisible. But brown is BORING.
I would have gone happy sofa hunting thinking I am very rich. I trot into a furniture shop, so proud, asking for sofa sets costing less than RM1K.
But my mood is spoilt now. Because I just saw two advertisements for sofa sets costing as much as RM70,000 and they said sofa sets costing RM40,000 is on offer! Who the hell needs a RM70,000 sofa set? Does it gives the person sitting on it a definite chance of going to heaven? Hell, no!!!! For God’s sake, if you have RM70,000 to splurge give it to some homes for them to buy a van, wheelchairs, equipments, food, clothes, everything. Why do your butts need RM70,000 set when mine felt plush in a RM700 set? Hrrmmppphhh….