I love flowers, but only fresh ones. The artificial versions are not much welcome in this house of ours solely for reasons related to our allergies. Having asthmatic mum and kid around it is unwise to have artificial ones collecting dusts in the corners of the house. Lagipun, my other half prefers one without any, since he said he has lived in a house full of fake blooms all his life(his mum's house is an artificial flower garden...a compliment of course he he he).
But .... there are times when your feminity calls out to you. The need to fill up the void which has been absent all these years suddenly resurfaced. It presses you on especially after visiting friends' open houses and blogspaces and seeing pastels patches and colourful bunches creating such soothing ambience in their beautiful homes. Do visit hart and mhb to see the beauty of flowers in their homes.
To satisfy this sudden craving, I made a trip to a flower shop last week with the intention of buying a pot of "artificialies". I was dismayed to learn how expensive they were. The price range was between 60rgt to 600rgt per arrangement. But the cheap ones looked uninviting, whilst the expensive ones were not within my budget. As usual, I ended up buying nothing. I went to another shop selling miscellaneous items like baking stuff, ribbons, and toys. To my surprise, they had quite a variety of flowers too. Picked up a few bunches of 2.50 sen each which looked the most expensive of all, tapi sebenarnya tak. Went back and checked out the store room to see if I had kept any vases and finally after much sneezing I unearthed one. Later, I was thinking "macam mana nak decorate ni?" And disebabkan tak pandai and also malas, I just stashed them all together to create "the wild flowers in a vase look", ha ha ha. I love daisies the most, so this bunch suits me well.
What say they:
My husband? he didn't even notice the existence of this bunchies.
My kids? Aaah... they are the sweetest. Innocently and maybe just trying to ambik hati-ly they blurted out"...ma! mama panggil casa impian buat rumah mama ke? ha ha ha. And for that comment, they got themselves macaroni and cheese for lunch, for the second time this week.
Ps. This song flooded back memories of my youth. I remember singing it on a speed boat with the technical team enjoying the wind in our faces and hair. We were on our way to Tioman Island without a care and worry in this world, maybe except for "if tenggelam boat ni, kita orang tak tau swim dalam laut sgt" he he he. It was fun. I'm sure you could sing along to this song too, so just let's! Common kids...and a 1 and a 2 and a 3...
Angin bayu membawa diriku
Sepintas lalu ku terkenangkanmu
Memori silam meresap malam
Kenangan bersama tersimpan selamanya
Walaupun kau pergi jauh dari diri ini
Cintaku masih bersemadi di hati
Keyakinan kita kan kembali
Menghidupkan semula janji bara cinta
( korus 1 )
Kita bersama mengejar mimpi
Terpisah sementara kupasti
Suatu hari nanti
Cinta kita bersemi
Mekar di taman hati
( korus 2 )
Walaupun jauh pandangan mata
Kuyakin kau kan tetap setia
Begitulah ku jua
Keikhlasan di jiwa
Dan cintaku hanyalah
Saban hari diriku menuggu
Khabar berita darimu di sana
Gerimis senja kembali reda
Kerinduan di jiwa
Kau jadi penawar
Rinduku padamu tak dapat ku terkata
Setiap saat waktu bagai terlalu lama
Bila kita kembali bersama
Janji bara cinta
( ulang korus1 & korus2 )
( ulang korus1 & korus2 )
Mimpi yang dikejar telah pun menjadi nyata
teristimewa untuk anda semua...