The Hot Weather and The Malls

It’s been too hot in this part of the world with temperatures seemingly eager to push 40 degrees Celsius. It has made me think about snow, the beach and the malls.

You might wonder why I would be thinking about malls. It’s simply because it’s cool inside and there are many cool shops to wander around, not to mention some shopping that could be done there as well. Don’t forget, of course, the cinemas and the ice cream shops 🙂

As of this time, there is an ongoing construction of a bigger mall in my city. I have been told that the mall is set to open within the latter part of the year. Now, I think that’s a bit of good news. It means more malls to explore, more places to help distract me from the hot, hot weather 🙂

The food court in one of the malls in Davao City.
The food court in one of the malls in Davao City.

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The Colors We Love

My husband and I have been house-hunting for the past months. We had thought it best to purchase a house since it would cost us more if we have to buy land and then have a house built.

We have found a house with the color we like but the subdivision is quite new and we felt it was not the best choice for us. We did find a house just recently which has a much brighter color than what we would have wanted but it was just the right size and yes, the right price for us. We thus ended choosing this house and we are currently making arrangements to get it. I reasoned that we could always repaint it 🙂  As with the floor tiles and bathroom tiles which I would have preferred to be in a different color and design, well, they could also be replaced.

I think our color choices have to do with our  personalities and also what we find beautiful to look at. Below is a photo of a cloth which has captured my attention. I especially love the blue hue on it. Hmmm. Does this mean I am a “blues”, moody person? 🙂 By saying that I like the blue color, you now have an idea that some portion of the house might just get repainted with some shade of blue 🙂

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Time for a Pet

As I was walking down the street today heading to a bank for a transaction, I read a banner by the side of the road. It was announcing a sale of aquariums in a store just a few meters from it.

For a moment, I stopped on my tracks. I was contemplating whether I should go to that store and check out the aquariums. You see, I can only count 2 animals that I would really consider having as a pet. And one of that is the pretty fish 🙂

I grew up with the presence of fishes and an aquarium in the house. It wasn’t always the same aquarium since my parents would then buy a newer one and give away the older aquarium to some neighbor or friend. But I’ve always enjoyed feeding the fishes as well as cleaning the aquarium.

I left home when I was 18 for university studies in another city. But that was just the beginning. I have since moved to quite a number of houses, places (including to another country and back) and only got settled really when I married at 37. And now, I am reminded to get my own aquarium 🙂  Perhaps it’s time to get a pet again.

What Refreshes You?

There will be times when we are tired. It can be a tiredness which is physical, emotional even spiritual. I would say it is important to know what would refresh you so that it will help you recover and then continue on with your share of challenges and excitement in life.

One of the things that refreshes me is taking the time to enjoy nature. It can be watching a tree and its leaves swaying to the silent tune of the breeze. It can be walking barefoot on the sea shore. I also find it refreshing to have a friend to talk to and yes, pray with me.

Life will always have its share of challenges. We can face them and find ways to be refreshed when we are weary. We are then ready again to live this life that we have.

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