Moving on with My Life

Around this time last year, I was depressed. I did not have any direction in life. I saw all my friends and family members making moves and doing great things in life. At the same time, I was going nowhere. I was working the same boring job with no salary increase. My social life also took a dive. I never had a significant other. My friends either had girlfriends or were already married. I needed a change. My boss offered me a job in Singapore. I took it. I moved into the Treasure at Tampines condo. I was ready to take my life by the horns.

Ever since I was a little boy, I always felt I was in a losing competition with everyone else. My brothers always seemed to be great at everything. Continue reading “Moving on with My Life”

Bonsai Trees Make Me Feel Peaceful

I was going for my walk and I saw people tree pruning in Nassau County. I stopped to watch what they were doing, it has always fascinated me how people cut trees. It is so interesting to see how they make their cuts, and how they decide where they are going to cut the tree. My dad used to tell me how much it cost for our front trees to get pruned every year. I remember him yelling to my mom that we had to eat light in the spring when it was time to pay the people who came to cut back our trees. My mom said it was worth every single penny because she did not have to worry about a limb falling during a bad wind or rain storm and she was glad to see how nice our house looked when we had our trees cut back.

When I moved in with my husband, he had a lot of papers everywhere in his house, it was amazing to see the drawers stuffed with the papers that he never opened in the mail. I was glad when he let me go through his house and throw away all of the garbage. I went to look at his yard outside and while he kept the lawn mowed nicely, he did not do anything with any of his ornamental bushes or even his trees. It looked very messy, and while the inside was gorgeous, the outside looked like nobody had lived in the house for a while. I had him call a tree service to come and look at the trees in his yard so they could prune and cut them back if that was something he wanted to do. We hard what they had to say, and we immediately had them cut back the trees. They come back to us every year for our trees.