Sunday, July 17, 2005


I love sunflowers. And no, before Paul and Ariel start malicious rumours again; I'm as straight as an arrow (okay, okay, I'm referring to my preferences, not my genitalia).
Anyway. A week before I left for Malaysia, in a moment of inspiration and mad ambition, I decided to weed my flower bed (realized it was about time when I needed safari gear and a hunting rifle to safely roam the garden) and put it to good use.
So, I planted some sunflowers (varying colours, the box stated), carrots and tomatoes. While the tomatoes and carrots died, the sunflowers thrived. Guess I now know who the neighbourhood bully was.
Now, 6 weeks later, the plants are 5-6 feet tall. And the flowers began blooming. Really pretty, even if this statement damages my image of male strength and virility (but hey, somewhere out there, there's bound to be a girl who digs muscle-ripped, tattooed guys who are knee deep in manure lovingly tending to his garden right? Right? Anyone?? Er... harlo harlo?).
Brings some cheer into my dreary life. Like this morning, when I left for work insanely early for a Sunday. Walked out and saw the bright colours of the flowers. Almost talking to me:
"Have a good day ok, TK? Never mind that you woke up at 6am on a Sunday. Never mind that you didn't have breakfast. Never mind that everyone else gets to stay at home in bed. Including us. Have a REALLY good day, ok? We're sure being in the hospital would be more fun."
Now, where did I leave my herbicide?


Anonymous mayan said...

i must say,.. all these years i've known u, never thought of u as the gardening type! but i think it's cool that u're in touch with that part of u to painstakingly plant & appreciate them.. can never see my other half doing that! he'll say "plant/buy flowers for what.. they'll just die anyway.. might as well spend money on something else"... so every now & again when i feel like it i buy myself a nice bunch of sunflowers/lilies/gerberas to put in a vase on the table.. and then they die within a week anyway.. sigh

9:56 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

Plant, but got no one to give to! Wasted oso wat. Hahaha.
Hey Kowsai is now an endo/DM registrar too! Hehe.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Sabrina Tan said...

give it to yourself! you are the one person that deserves it!

12:24 AM  
Blogger Tinkerbell said...

Vagus_n, don't let anyone dupe you into subscribing to false notions of virility. ALL girls, with few exceptions, love the guy with that soft sentimental streak !

1:11 AM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

Dun lar sensitive.. ha ha ha.. and ugh.. the "g" word.. duh..

we didn't even think that way.. tsk tsk tsk.. yes yes. Vagus, we know you're as straight as an arrow, but it still makes us wonder what's this fetish for hairy legs.. hmm ;)

You'll never hear the end of it. ha ha ha

1:16 AM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

Wah, so nice the sunflowers! But how come the color turned out like that wan?

And wot's this abt me and Paul being malicious rumor mongers? Eyer... who asked you to be so obsessed abt hairy legs in the first place? And flowers. And soppy love songs. And chick flicks.

Heh! :P

1:32 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Hey, thought the metrosexual man is now the 'in' thing?

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Ariel said...

Err... define metrosexual.

To some, it can mean 'Ah Kua' woh...

11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A metrosexual is a horny monkey a massive penis. found in the forests of the amazon.

hehe. metrosexual in short mar 'new age guy' lor.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Cathie said...

A metrosexual is typically a male who's in touch with the traditional "feminist" traits as well as the traditional "masculine" ones...

Doesn't matter whether it's "in" or "out"... metrosexual is inherently a good thing!!! ;D

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Vagusamy a/l Insulinoma said...

No, cathie, i like my monkey definition of a metrosexual better.
Get the weekend off. You guys wanna meet up this weekend? Ask your idiot hubby :)

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Cathie said...

I know you naturally prefer anything w/ the words HORNY & PENIS involved *and especially if together!!!* LOL..

You're SO forgetful, he mentioned that he's on call this weekend silly!!! :D

6:01 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

That's lovely. To me sunflowers means love and affection. That God loves me beyond my wildest dreams.

We have here a home for Special Children called "Sunflower Centre". What creativity. What love!


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