What I noticed since a long time ago kat Australia ni, bila ada kematian, people will send flowers to the bereaved as a symbol of condolences.
And petang tadi, we all satu family dikejutkan dengan bunyi door bell..
And this was what we got when we opened the door…
A really gorgeous bouquet of flowers, lilies and orchids.
The card that came along with it said, “sincere condolences for your loss.”
It was sent by the The Other Half’s workplace when they found out my Dad has passed away.
Why do people send flowers to the bereaved?
I am not really sure why but I think flowers are given for their warmth and comforting nature. And I think it also helps to brighten up the sombre mood during bereavement. But I know it is the Aussie culture.
They are really gorgeous, the lilies and the orchids, though I wish the reason behind it could be different….. .
Maybe I should try pressing the orchids and the lilies so I can keep them longer as a memento.
Semalam I did say that I was going to use up a lot of the sayur from the ladang in my cooking kan.
So tadi for dinner, I masak nasi and lauk pauk with loads of veges
I made kari daging with bende/ okra which came from our kebun. And in the kari, I also used daun kari and tomatoes from the kebun.
Then I made pajeri terung with terung from our garden.
Pastu, makan pulak dengan cucumber slices whcih also came from the garden.
So, I dapatlah guna terung, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and daun kari that were freshly picked for dinner tadi. Memang seronok sungguh!
And then The Other Half kata, “Now, if only we reared some chickens in the backyard, I could have said the fried chickens came from the kebun as well!”
Urkkk….I cannot imagine The Other Half sembelih ayam, maulah agaknya ambil masa seminggu nak kejar ayam pastu ambik masa sehari nak sembelih ayam sebab gabra, hahahaha….