Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

Lunar New Year becomes quite boring as you age because the routine is always the same and the programs is just as stale. Ang Bao don't make you happy anymore. The only thing that is worth looking forward to is the reunion dinner and its array of choices. 

But I guess because I have always been around with my family that's why I don't feel the significance of the event unlike all other friends who had gone sentimental due to the distance between them and their family.

I should be grateful....

(pause to do some reflecting)

Think that will take some time.. haha.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Took me several attempts to get this. The first few attempts failed because there wasn't ample sunlight, so I switched the area. This time not only did it work but my efforts actually paid off and "blossom"! Such an excitement when I first saw its bud and then for it to slowly grow and blossom into a pretty flower.

This is Cosmos considered to be the flower of October, derived from Greek and means orderly, beautiful, and balanced. The other meaning is peaceful. Honestly, when I choose the seeds I didn't really bothered with its meaning but more of because of its beauty and the degree of easiness to plant.

Mum actually wanted me to be "careful" of what I plant because of their relative relevance and meaning. But I dismissed it for a flower's significance shouldn't be judged because of some background or its uses on some religious practice.

It is just an innocent fellow, waiting for love and care and to finally blossom and showcase to the world its beauty and radiance.