oh koi

I watched a girl in a sundress kiss another girl on a park bench, and just as the sunlight spilled perfectly onto both of their hair, I thought to myself: ‘How bravely beautiful it is, that sometimes, the sea wants the city, even when it has been told its entire life it was meant for the shore.’
-- Christopher Poindexter

koi are truly graceful creatures. i tend to think they're secretive, if they have emotions. the vibrant colors & patterns on their bodies remind me of geishas, in their stunning kimonos with their obi tied on their backs & faces painted with beautiful make-ups. it's funny what one can think of when they look at something for long, but anything that sparks imagination is totally worth looking at, don't you think?

i took these photos while running errands at The Curve a few months back. it's quickly became one of my favorite spot in the mall, beautiful greens are planted all around the multi-sectional concrete pond & there were benches for anyone who'd like to spend some time koi-watching. if only there were less people around because despite the calmness these fishes exude, it is actually a really chaotic area with people trying to get from one section of the mall to another.

^ this shot is my favorite, so much that it's my current desktop's wallpaper. thinking of getting it printed & framed for the wall.

now if only i have a house with a huge garden with a little koi pond & perhaps a glass greenhouse, wouldn't that be perfect? i might have a problem keeping the pond clean, but if i can afford a home with a pond, suppose i can hire some help, no? those are silly thoughts, life is good as it is.

in other news - today my workplace celebrates having 1000 operational wind turbines at sea. despite my frustration with work sometimes (because, who doesn't, i keep having to remind myself that), it feels good to know that i play a teeny tiny part in something with a good cause. this sustainable green energy effort has been one of the reason i love my full-time job, we've got to keep this earth well any way we can. note - living with plants is my pride too. ha.

p.s this coming weekend involves wine-drinking at home & hopefully making our way to the botanical garden plus a little shopping. maybe look for another koi pond to stare at. what are your plans? :)