Small Garden in The My Workplace
What makes a person happy other than serenity in going through the day, and that does not require a luxury or something expensive. Because breathing fresh air and seeing green leaves has given me happiness when I am stressed with all kinds of business before returning to Indonesia.
Utilizing a make shift yard to plant flowers for fresh air, in the midst of the tired air of Taipei City which has tall skyscrapers with chimneys in the middle of the pubic area. The flowers are planted in pots on the ground floor of the apartment, where I have worked for almost ten years.
However, in a matter of days I will leave the flowers as a memento of what I planted and took care of with all my heart. Even as entertainment because they are tired of being away from family in their hometown who have not seen each other for years. Every morning when I watered them, there was a sense of calm as if interacting with the flowers in the pot.
Not only flowers, there is a chili that I planted in our small yard. I bought the chili from a flower shop near where I work. Sometimes I take the chili, when I need it to cook or just to make chili sauce so that when I eat it feels better.
Understandably, the characteristics of Indonesian people will not feel good if they eat without spicy taste. This chili stick makes eating more delicious, when payday money has been sent home for many needs.
In the next month I will return to Indonesia, I will explore more plants in my own garden in my house. The gardens that I have here are part of the memories of my struggle in Taiwan. At a later date I will tell you about the collection of flowers in my hometown.
As a flower lover, seeing the green leaves, especially with the dew drops in the morning gives its own satisfaction that makes the heart calm and happy. Flowers as a natural calming therapy from conscience as a human being.
Welcome to Etty's Small Corner Hive Blog. She is an Indonesian who currently working and studying in Taiwan. Writing is her passion and managed to carve the achievement. Her writings that won in Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants (TLAM) 2017 with the title “RED” adopted to Movie and displayed on Taiwan TV by 2020.
She won an essay competition race with the theme of education at the Indonesian economic trade office, Taipei in 2019. and won two awards and two trophies in TLAM 2020. The first champion of the Essai migrant workers of Taiwan by 2021. Her solo book was published in 2015. She is also a writer in an Indonesian language redaction in Taiwan.
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