Sunday, 27 April 2008

My sanctuary

Since SK finished school early today, I decided to bring him to his favourite Thai restaurant for lunch. Needless to say, he ordered his all-time favourite - soft shell crab with curry sauce and rice. I wouldn't say that's the best thing to eat on a scorching day like this...

So I got him an ice-blended mango smoothie. It's way too hot for me to eat a full meal on an afternoon like this, so I ordered coconut ice cream with soft mushy red bean paste drenched in coconut cream. It was so cool and refreshing, I can eat this for breakfast and dinner too. Yummy!


We hurried back to my sanctuary after lunch. In case you're wondering where my secret hideout is...
The office is my sanctuary.

I love my office. It's where I find peace, quiet and sanity. It's not that I don't love being at home, but I feel so at home when I'm at the office.

Here is where I actually start my day. I have my morning cuppa and my breakfast, write my blog, read the papers and visit my favourite blogs.

Here is also where I make my living. Though I work at home on most afternoons, I prefer working in the quiet confines of my bright and cool office. Unlike at home, there are no distractions like dogs barking, internet disconnection, bad cell phone reception and so forth.

The office is also where my kids spend some quiet afternoons, revising math with the tutor or doing homework under my watchful eyes.

On some weekends, I even spend a couple of hours here after dropping the kids in town. It's the ideal place for me to hang out while waiting for them to finish their outing.
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I sound like I don't have a life outside of the office but gee, looking at the intense heat rising off the tarmac, I'm so glad to be in my little sanctuary.

11 comments:

J@n!ce said...

The heat is really unbearable nowdays. As I'm typing this, I got a huge fan beside me blowing at full blast.... keke...

That's a good thing you make your office like your home. In that way, we'll never be slogging to work since it is your 2nd home you like being there :)

Cheers... have a good week ahead. Just a short one cos of the holidays. YAY :)

Nick Phillips said...

Wifey and me just decided to go on a major diet since yesterday and now I come here and see pictures of food ... arggghhhh, I'm going to go crazy! LOL! But the food looked absolutely delicious though :D

La delirante said...

Wow, I love your positive attitude towards your working place. I must admit that I struggled a lot today to come to mine :( I have always felt (a year and a half) that it could do with a bit of painting, new frames and paints and some plants...I would feel better in a nicer environment :( After all, I spend eight hours a day here :)

Have a great week!

charlie Hotel said...

Friday ice cream, Sunday ice cream, Monday ice cream...

Blur Ting said...

Janice -Ya, at home, my fan is blowing at me the whole time too. My kids practically leave the aircon on 24/7in their room.

I almost forgot about the coming holiday!

Blur Ting said...

Ha ha, Nick, you can always blame me if you give in to your cravings.

Blur Ting said...

Hi Wen. If you personalise your work space with some of your favourite things, you'll feel better. You're right, we spend almost all our waking hours in the office.

Blur Ting said...

CH - He he. If the weather keeps getting hotter, that's all I'm going to eat the entire week!

WaterLearner said...

I like the pictures that you consolidated and framed so nicely. I like to make my office place clean and cosy as well. But my office does not really allow too many personal things in office space. So have to practice moderation.

Have a Great Week Ahead, Ting

Blur Ting said...

Hi Water, I found those postcards on sale at Ikea for $2. The frame also few dollars. It's a very cheap but cheerful piece of work :-)

The Real Mother Hen said...

I miss out the heat! Arh!