April 09, 2005

Buy Yourself Flowers

Both my hubby and I love books. My house is full of books. There are some which I have not even read myself. Once in a while when I see an interesting book that my hubby has bought I would pick it up to read. There is this new book that he just bought titled :100 Ways To Motivate Yourself – Change Your Life Forever by Steve Chandler.

I was intrigued by the last way, quote:

BUY YOURSELF FLOWERS

Buy yourself flowers that look especially beautiful to you. Put them in your working space, where you’ll see them easily. Evertime you look at them, let them remind you of how colourful your future is going to be, how fresh your thoughts are how easy it is for you to honour yourself, how much power you have to make your environment beautiful… how sweet the smell of the universe can be.
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I love flowers actually, especially roses. The redder they are they more I like them. Nowadays there are different coloured roses as well. Usually I receive flowers for my birthday from my staffs. But I have also bought myself flowers just to motivate myself as suggested long before I read this book. If you ask me why I do that, I would say that I love flowers and I like to receive flowers. Unfortunately for me my hubby would not think of sending them to me.

The first and the last time he bought me flowers was when I gave birth to my Kak Long. So to those who have been reading you should know that Kak Long is almost 18 years old. He brought the bouquet to the maternity clinic and the nurses though that he was a hopeless romantic. He had reason to be happy because at that point he was hoping for a baby girl. His wish somehow came true 3 more times after that, but he must have been wishing for sons too I guessed, that he no longer thought of giving me flowers after delivery. Being me, the cheeky wife, I will not rest easy if I don’t hint or ask hard enough. The hint would always be during birthdays or annivesary. The night before my birthday, I would say, tomorrow is birthday, so do I get flowers or a diamond or a gold chain or something. What do you think? Do I get what I have been wishing for? I might as well go and trade my hubby with Aladdin to receive any of those in this life…..with Aladdin I could have 3 wishes from the genie.

My hints must be working when, one day when we went down to KL, hubby wanted to detour to Sungai Buloh. Sungai Buloh is famous for plant nurseries. This is hubby’s favourites place, almost everytime we go to KL together or with family, we will usually stop there. Back to the story, when he spotted a pot of rose plant he was asking me if I want it. I said of course they look lovely,really beautiful. So since then, whenever I asked for flowers, you should know the answer, go pluck them from the garden!!!. He has been planting lots of flowering plants, there are jasmine, local roses behind my bedroom, there are bunga kerak nasi (I have no idea what this is called in English), there are japanese roses which only blooms in the morning in red, pink and yellow. There are also bunga tahi ayam in yellow, violet and orange. Of course the bouganvillas of various colours. So anyone who wants to "mandi bunga" you know where to come. My house is actually surrounded with lots of plants. I will try to post some pictures later. It is very cooling actually.

Eventhough he does not buy me flowers, just plant them, I do still enjoy receiving flowers and like the author said, it is one of the ways to motivate yourself. I will continue to buy myself flowers from time to time especially when I am stresed or feeling down. Just to give you guys ample notice, my birthday is in early June, and I just love Roses, if you can’t make it 3 stalks please make it a dozen of long stem roses!!!!!

What about you all, do you like flowers? Have you bought others or yourselves flowers recently?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

did you see the flowers i got for valentine's day, siap candy lagi......made my day. i suppose there's hope for romance yet :)

arrrrrkkkk......am waiting for the phone call from NY, have they forgotten me?

:lavender

sinar said...

sedozen mawar merah di bulan June :)

lepas baca entry aunty, Sinar tersedar, apa bunga kegemaran saya, ape ek?..sebelum beli bunga kena pk banyak kali nih...

AuntyN said...

Lavender pulak hari ni. Yes, I saw your lavender and chocs, Jeles oh pasai tak dak orang nak bagi kat aunty tu....
Hang in there OK, I'm sure depa tak lupa.

Sinar, almost every woman loves flowers. SO go find what is your favorite OK?

stillconfuse said...

the last time hubby sent me flowers was during our 4th or 5th anniversary (can't remember oredi) when he was away at Germany...

Mutiara said...

I love flowers esp roses. However I never got any flowers from my husband as he is allergic to pollen. One time i picked some sun flowers and brought inside the house, maka bersinlah dia. However, my husband never forgets important dates, so I usually find presents on the coffee maker, on my pillow, on my computer desk, inside my sejadah, on the coffee table etc. I usually ask what he wants for his birthday...senang nak bagi.

Apple Pie said...

Hi AuntyN,

I love roses too, just like u. 3 days ago i dpt 3 stalks of red roses 4 my b'day, alahii seronoknya. But mmg dari dulu i suka beli bunga 4 myself.

Kalau 1 day i dpt jumpa dgn Aunty i will buy a bouquet of red roses 4 u :)

Puteri said...

hehe..ur husband, mula2 hopelessly romantic, later, jadi hoplessly practical...tanam bunga sendiri...cool...hehehe..

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum AuntyN,

Me and my wife decided to send flowers to her mom kat Johor. My mom in law called to say "Terkejut Mak, tak sangka dah tua ni ada orang hantar bunga" :)

-cyberdad-

Kak Teh said...

AuntyM. untuk Mother's Day Hari tu dapat big bouquet and baru ni birthday dapat dua bouquets.Dulu masa mak dok merengek nak balik rumah dia nak tengok pokok bunga, kak teh order bunga dari interflora untuk hantark sana. Hmmm...dia suka pokok bunga dia jugak!
err laveder tu kawan kita yang pi NY ka?

AuntyN said...

Anne, bagi hint2 banyak sikit lah masa b'day ke apa ke? Dak pun kata esok anne order suruh dia bayar je OK ke? 4th or 5th annevessary tu tak lah teruk compare to 18 years kan?

Mutiara, that's nice of him to remember all the important dates. Too bad he is allergic to pollens.

Applepie, it's a deal, I'll let u know when I'm going to KL awal2 so that u can order the flowers OK, hehehe.

Puteri, camtu lah tu pun nasib baik tanam kira macam jaga with tender loving care jugak lah, kalau ignore langsung...

Waalaikumussalam Cyberdad, lucky Mom-in-law, Can I give you my address? I have visited your blog once in while, tapi tak pernah tinggal komen.

Kak Teh, meleleh ayaq liuq tengok bouquet Kak Teh tu tau. So betui lah b'day hari tu.
Tenah tu sat dia lavender, sat lilac, mauve, tah apa2 lagi tak tau lah. Bukan pi NY tapi dok tunggu orang NY call.

Anonymous said...

Ni dah bagi hint awal-awal lagi ni AuntyN, Ada orang jauh terasa la..

kalo hantar flower dari oversea banyak sgt restrictionnya drpd US ni AuntyN..

I wish I were in malaysia..

Om

AuntyN said...

Om, kalau dah terasa tu pandai2 jelah. Nak seribu daya, tak nak tu tak boleh nak kata apa lah kan :-)

Anonymous said...

AuntyN,

sejak dtg sini baru la slalu dpt bunga, mmg culture diaorg suka bawak bunga kalo pi rumah sesape. hari tu I buat jamuan raya pun ramai yg dtg bawak bunga...macam2 jenis lak tu...syiokkk :)

SK

AuntyN said...

SK, sorry lah kalau aunty tak kenal, rasa pernah tengok nama tu tapi kat mana tu? Anyway thanks for visiting. AUnty memang suka dapat bunga tu.

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