Thursday, February 28, 2008

Flowers Cheer Me Up

I love flowers. It just cheers me up when I look at its rich colors and natural beauty. Nothing refreshes my soul more. Its one of God's creation which I never get tired of enjoying. Every so often I feel like isolating myself from human company but NEVER flowers.

Whenever I go to the wet market, I usually purchase a mix bunch. The flowers are reasonably cheap THB10 per stalk (RM1 / USD0.35). Carnations and orchids will last longer than roses, so, the other day, I opted for carnations. At least I can enjoy my flowers for one week rather than 2-3 days.

I know, I know, you must be thinking that I am so pathetic, to buy myself flowers. Well, I have learned through the years that if you like something, don't wait for someone else to get it for you. Just buy it YOURSELF. Doesn't matter if its that dress, shoe, blouse, food, bracelet, necklace or flowers. I have learned to pamper myself, once-a-while.

The Thais being predominantly Buddhist, purchase flowers for prayers. So, the flowers are sold everywhere but mostly orchids and chrysanthemums. They will tie it up in a nice small bunch and sells it for THB10 (RM1/USD0.35).

A small bunch like this cost THB10 (RM1/USD0.34)

A bunch of 5 stalks at THB10
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Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. What beautiful photos. I adore flowers and I completely believe in buying yourself flowers. I try to get myself tulips every week in spring. They make me so happy!

Eagles' Wings said...

Mighty Morphin' Mama,
Thanks for dropping by too.

I know what you mean about "being so happy!?