Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Before and After - Part 2

Have been real busy lately and as a result blog-hybernating... As promised a sequel of our home improvement project...

Before : The living area

After: Repaint the wall with bold apple green, change the surface of the cabinets' door and drawers; to add some contemporary taste we hang an abstract paint on the side wall.

The staircase - before - parquet flooring with basic hand rail
After, tile up for easy maintenance and a rod iron hand rail.

Before - The side seater in the living area

After, resprayed built-in cabinet, changed the doors of the drawers and replaced the seater'' fabric, we recycled the curtains..

Before - Master bedroom walk-in wardrobe
After, cleared the clutter and re-organized

Before :The master bedroom's toilet
After - change the doors

Before - previous owner used this as washing and drying area..

After.. we converted it to a wet kitchen area and installed awning

Ah... after a month long of supervision and hard labor, finally we are now enjoying the fruits of our labor. We thank God for our new home and we know that there's a far more better home prepared for us in heaven... Here wishing everyone a Blessed Easter.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Lessons from the garden

As I tender my garden, it opened up my eyes to lessons of life. Some blossoming plants are here for the day and gone tomorrow, it teaches me that life is fragile, we could have it today and lose it tomorrow, so we ought to live life to the fullest. Some plants failed to yield until you decided to give it a shock by trimming it completely bald, it may seems that you are doing harm than good until you realized that it thrives into a healthy plant. In certain life circumstances, we need to take risk and who knows the best is waiting for us out there.

Certain plants may look nice from the outside but as time goes by, you realized it is not growing comparing to the rest, I decided to uproot it and then I realized it was infected by hidden insects and the roots were rotten. Sometimes our life reach a stagnant point, there’s no growing, all we need is to do self-reflection and see if we are infected by urgent/unimportant things/sins in life, we will find new meaning of life once the stronghold has been identified and removed.

There was an occasion where the mother plant is withering and dying but as I looked deep underneath the soil, a new life has begun in the form of a little tiny child plant. Sometimes the old has to go to make way for the new, unless we died to our old-self , the new will not emerge.

I’m sure a lot of gardeners experienced this, the plant was clogged up with many unfriendly and sometimes deadly weeds…. We need to be mindful of the quiet weeds that may be growing in our life, failure to do that may choke us in the end.

Some plants just don’t need that extra watering, in fact most plants will die of over watered rather than under watered. That taught me that we should be careful of what we are indulging ourselves in or pampering our child with, what we thought were good actually works the other way round.

It’s amazing how much one can learned out of each situation, only if we care to think about it, so I hope the next time you worked on your garden, spend time in your hobby or merely doing those routine task… reflect on life lessons you can learned out of it. Have a great weekend ahead 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

God is good..all the time

An update of what we've been doing over previous long weekend, on Friday I went out with a very dear friend for a movie cum catch up drink, thanks to hubby for taking care of the kids, on Saturday morning we went to our favourite beach at Sg. Batu to hang out and enjoy the nature, we decorated the sandy beach, took a stroll, collected some sea shells and took some pictures. Came evening I started on my long overdue "artwork" project where I decorated a wood piece to be hung in our garden, on the wood piece was written "God Bless Our Garden".
Well, indeed God has blessed our garden, above are some snapshots of our latest collection, from blossoms to vegetables and the last picture on bottom right went straight to our stomach (Japanese tauhu with home grown long beans). God is good..all the time.

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