Coffee & Connect: Week 3

May 18, 2020 Cayman Islands

This week has been pretty mundane, nothing much about me. How about you? The things that kept me busy all week are errands for my workplace and mostly games.

The island has been responding very positively on the restrictions set up by the government to prevent the spread of the virus (e.g. curfew, essential business operations, last name protocol, etc). They have been doing an feedback session every two weeks, and when circumstances are getting better, restrictions are being gradually lifted. Majority of the population are obedient with the policies in place that's why we are now only on suppression level 3, coming from maximum suppression! Great job Cayman!

Anyway, in another news, I downloaded the The Sims 2: Super Collection a couple of days ago to keep me busy and entertained. I used to play all Sims since 2000s! Yes, I was in elemantary school when I first played The Sims. I have been a fan for 20 years now, saved for and bought almost all expansions packs from 1 to 4. The best for me is The Sims 2 Open for Business, so imagine my excitement when I saw the super collection on the app store!

For those who are not familiar with the game, The Sims is a series of life simulation video games. The player creates virtual people called "Sims," places them in houses, and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires and aspirations. Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves.

My gameplay has always been creating a family and experiencing interaction between people and objects as much as I can. I am not much of a build-a-house type of player. However, since I've rediscovered my love for the game recently, and I realized I am now more into building houses! Idk why I never did this back in the days? It was so much fun that I spent all the time creating spaces than actually living a Sim lol.

Anyway, I want to share with you my dream house. It is inspired by "The Skypod" of Kryz and Slater Young. I remember watching their vlog one time and am amazed by how their house was constructed. Kryz mentioned something about the importance of traffic flow in the overall design of their house. You can minimize traffic / accidents and maximize the functionality of your house by eradicating doors in commonly used spaces. So that's exactly what I did!

My dream house overview

One of the mistakes I did was I went ahead and built the house without thinking of the garage first. So now, I'm left with two cars in open front yard. I don't know what will happen in the winter lol. Hopefully my Sim could buy to expand the land so I could build a garage!

I built the house on a foundation because I want it a bit elevated with a dramatic entrance. The windows are also two-storey, if not wide and plain. I want to have a clear view of the neighborhood. There is also a mini pond in front with a round pathway. I originally wanted to put a fountain, but Idk, I prefer natural.

The pool in the backyard is the center of everything, and each wing has a pathway to it (almost like an inn or a condo lol!) There is small gazeboo for picnic, a hot tub, and playground for the kids. I want this space to be as recreational as possible so the kids won't be bored and also the guests if I throw a party!

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The East Wing

Downstairs is where you'll find the kitchen and dining area, and the whole upstairs is the master's bedroom. In terms of the color palette, I was leaning towards modern with a hint of dark woody brown, gold, and lighter shades of tan. The appliances are also all in stainless steel for a sleek and stylish look.

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Upstairs, there is a small zen place in the hallway. This is where I plan to take tea in the morning. There is also an espresso machine and under the counter fridge by the entrance of the master's bedroom, so in case I want to chill by the porch and enjoy the view.

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The West Wing

Downstairs is the living room, entertainment area, gym, sauna, and pet's lounge. As I said, I want it to be as recreational as possible so nobody gets bored in case we also have quarantine in the game! lol. Upstairs is the kids bedroom. In the future, I want to have three kids, so I made four rooms. One extra room for guest, or whatever I can think of. For the meantime, I just made it a play room.

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The hallway upstairs also has a lounging area with a big-ass piano. However, this is where it starts to look like a condo or dormitory. There is a hallway to the kids room and their rooms are all identical. Color palette is the same. All have their book shelves, study table, flat screen TV, and own toilet and bath.

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I finished this house in one whole day, conceptualizing was the hardest because I had so many revisions here and there. I had to construct, deconstruct, paint, repaint, change the floors, and what-not very so often! But I loved how it all turned out in the end. How I wish I can afford a house like this in real life. In the neighborhood, the property is listed at $ 417,000 (Simoleons). I wonder how many jobs I have to take before I can afford that? lol! What are your thoughts in my "house tour"? Anything you suggest I add?

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Anyway, now it's time to actually play and live my Sims! Have a great weekend everyone.

First photo is from umsplash.

Coffee and Connect is a blog series were we can catch up over a cup of coffee for a quick recall of the week. Let's take it slow and connect with each other as the week ends.


  1. Although I've never played the Sims, of course I've heard about this game. Your project is amazing (and very expensive :D). What else could you add? Nothing but some loving couple ;).

    1. Thanks Dan! I love playing Sims. Been playing it since I was a kid. And yes, the only thing missing is a loving couple! 💕 Thanks for dropping by :)


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