Yesterday, I bought another orchid plant at Ikea. I’m currently decorating our flat and I think that we need more than just one plant in the living area. Orchid is not my favorite plant but I find it beautiful and relaxing to look at and it is not difficult to take care of. You only have to water it when the soil gets dry and it doesn’t need direct sun exposure (which is hard to get here because it’s cloudy most of the time.).
This type of orchid is called Phalaenopsis. It is also known as the Moth orchid because the flower resembles the shape of a moth. Phalaenopsis is a foreign plant here in Norway and it only grows in tropical countries like the Philippines.
This orchid plant is not big. The height is only 35 cm and the pot’s diameter is 9 cm and cost 49 Nok (6 usd) A great plant for new beginners like me.
After around two weeks of absence from this blog, I’m finally back! I’ve been busy with my part time job, Norway’s Constitution Day, spent the Pentecost weekend with the bf’s family and traveled to Rogaland to visit my friends and family.
For the first time, I celebrated the 17th of May (Constitution Day of Norway) at Hundvin, a little village outside of Bergen, about an hour car drive from the city center. My bf’s sister lives there and she has a lovely horse farm.
I went closer to the farm, to get nice shots of each horse but all of them went away and turned their back on me (camera shy much?) except for the smallest one. 😛 I think the smallest horse thinks that I have something for him so I let him smell the camera. But when he found out that it’s not edible he turned his back on me! Maybe he’s saying that his services are not free. Who knows? 🙂
This is the mini orchid plant that I bought from Ikea in February this year. I’m glad and also proud of myself because I managed to keep it alive. Before my plants died only 2 months after I purchased them. I had 2 succulent plants that I got as a birthday present from my hubby this year. I took really good care of them but they still died. It turns out that I watered them in the wrong way. I’ve learned a lesson when it comes to taking care of plants, that is to do a research first just like in getting a pet.
After a couple of days following the presidential elections in the Philippines on Facebook, I’ve had enough. I will not say anything about which of the candidates I think should have won, because it’s the majority of the votes count in the end and don’t forget democracy. Politics is a dirty game and we all know that. Politicians promise the moon and the stars (or even the whole universe) to us during the campaign period and it is up to us if we are going to believe them or not.
I’ve never got a chance to vote in the Philippines. It’s not because that I don’t care about politics but because of the fact that I moved to Norway after I turned 19. But I always follow the politics and read news about my motherland because I owe to her my life, friends and family.
So I’m aware of what is happening down there. It’s not only the candidates who are “destroying” each other’s reputation but the supporters as well! I wondered if these people are real or they are just trolls but no. What I really despise are the derogatory comments and remarks. Haven’t they learned anything at school debates? Where is the respect? Where are the values? Can’t you just agree to disagree?
Neil Sedaka is one of my favorite artists from the ’70s. Not only he is a good singer but also he is a good composer. I’ve been a fan since I was small. His music is not just a music to my ears but to my soul.