Happy Chinese New Year everyone.
We don’t celebrate Chinese New Year because we are not Chinese. But I am fascinated by the Chinese people who celebrates it and welcomes Chinese New Year with great expectation and extravagant fireworks.
There are people who prepares food which are lucky for the coming year, they also prepare themselves by wearing dresses which brings good fortune for the coming year.
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.—Mark Twain
Many people are always caught up with the idea of finding pleasure on material and expensive things, which feeds their personal ego and desire. As quoted by Mark Twain, we may not want the material itself, but we wanted to gratify and reward ourselves with these material things in order to vanquish any undesirable emotions and thoughts that disturb us. Not only does it eradicate bad things, but it also boosts one’s self-esteem and confidence in order to feed ourselves with the things we desire most.
As for me, I never had developed any attachment to expensive things that this world has offered. Although, I must admit that I am a materialistic person, but I often do not choose expensive and luxurious materials because I find it impractical. I only buy discounted, brand less, cheap clothes, etc. Nevertheless, among all the things that I have bought and saw on the market, shoes attracted me the most. I find it pleasing and alluring to the eyes, and it feels as if it holds some mystical powers, which brings comfort and warmth to my soul. This is feeling is kind of similar to Mark Twain’s notion; I buy shoes to comfort and satisfy my soul for a moment, may it be in glory or in sadness.
Among all the shoes, I have collected; cheap club shoes have dominated my closet. I seldom go to clubs, bars, or parties, but I find club shoes alluring the most. Maybe it is because I find high heels sexy and seductive.
One of my biggest dreams in life is to own a house along with my future family. I think that the interior and the design of the house are very important because it creates and gives off an image or reflection of the attitude and atmosphere of the family living in it. Although some people perceive houses as a symbol of social and economic status, I, on the other hand, disagree with this notion. I believe that it is a matter of establishing your own ideals and dreams with great love and compassion.
A simple yet elegant building is the picturesque of what I desire for my house. It will be like a bungalow-type house with a wide garden at the front, planted with colorful and alluring flowers, and then a little portion of it will be utilized for grilling foods and chilling with friends, visitors or family members. And of course, the interior design of the house is the most important thing above anything else. Aside from the design and color of the wall, I think furniture’s and fixtures play a very important role on making the house more conducive for recreation and daily family activities.
However, I believe that when it comes to furniture’s and fixtures, I think that there is some stuff that needs to be purchased at a reasonable price. And at the same time, it must be presentable, comfy and clean. On the other hand, I also think that my ideal house should not only be dominated with luxurious furniture’s and other appliances, but it must also be organized and clean as well. The retail display fixtures could be of great help for this. Not only does it serve as for organizing different kinds of stuff, but it also enhances the ambiance of the house because of its simplicity and elegance.