Bloom where you are planted

21st Sep 2013

Early this year, after a series of disappointments in life, I dreamed of an angel. In the dream, he/she conveyed some messages to me and one message that I could share with you all is of the request he/she asked me of.

I was asked to make my balcony more colorful. By colorful, I meant flowers.

Of course, I did as I was asked, but no thank you to my sometimes-not-green-thumb.. most of the flowers that I planted died after a few months. They were blooming with beautiful flowers, yes, but just for a few months. And then they’ll die. If you come over to my apartment right now, you won’t be seeing lots of flowers at the balcony. Instead, you’ll be greeted with spring onions, tomato, sayur manis, kasturi and a few pots of Sabah snake plants. Ha! Nothing colorful about that, but, like my friend Helen used to tell me, “I am planting vegetables all around my house now because I don’t eat flowers.” You know she’s right.

Now that I am going through another disappointment in life (lol), I have since began planting flowers at the balcony. This is my latest pot with flower seeds I got from the supermarket – CKS (Chua Kah Sing).


Sad to say, it’s been 4 days and still no signs of seedlings, except for a small earthworm that I saw coming out from the soil yesterday… Thank goodness I did NOT see it when I was filling up the new pot with the soil. Even with a pair of hand gloves, I would still freak out and scream like a mad woman if I see an earthworm. Let alone touching it! Another lesson learned: pure soil (this one is from my dad’s kampung) WILL contain earthworm. (and earthworm is good for the plants). Anyway, there goes my RM2.80 hard-earned money! Lesson learned again: buy only seedlings from the nursery.

Looks like I would have to go visit a nursery tomorrow to get some new flower seeds. Who knows this time it will grow. And once I make my balcony colorful again, maybe Lady Luck will come visit and give me a pot of gold. I will then have enough money to travel and buy more washi tapes. Then I’ll fly with my parents and loved ones, taking endless photos with them and maybe buy more washi tapes!

With God’s blessings, I can achieve all that. In fact, He has already sent me some help this afternoon, even before I have blooming flowers at the balcony.

God is good.

Whimsical Wedding Clipart Collection

30th Aug 2013

There’s no denying that I’ve been stealing some time off from designing to do what I love doing: ILLUSTRATING. And now introducing my latest clipart collection: Whimsical Wedding.

(This collection is dedicated to my brother and his lovely bride). *Ü*



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