Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The First Resort

Having a tough week? Relax @ Universal Studios Singapore

Spending time at home during this holiday season, we noticed this weird new sensation: we noticed that we are able to spend entire days at home and not feel like we wasted the day.
It’s not like staying home is a new thing for me. I spent significant periods of my life indoors, in the company of books, computers, music and videos. This time it’s different, though: we’re at home but it feels like we’re going out. It feels like we’re at some sort of a resort, only that there’s excellent Internet connectivity, facilities and food. A resort where it appears as if everything was tailored exactly to our needs and specifications.
Trying to analyze the feeling brings forth a simple conclusion: we like our recently extended house. It offers us the room to do things we haven’t been able to do before. It’s not only the house that is working well: as far as I can tell, in the past month we have used our renovated garden more than we did the entire decade before. The difference? This time around the yard was done according to our specifications, rather than by someone wanting the house to look good when selling it [to us].
Between a new lounge chair and a hammock from Aldi, there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy ourselves. An afternoon nap on said hammock definitely qualifies as one of the more relaxing activities I can entertain. If, that is, my son and I can stop arguing over its services.

Image by williamcho, Creative Commons license

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