Five things I do for fun

“Fun things I do are
things I find comfort in and
things that add value”

The ffirst thing I do for fun is drawing and painting.

Drawing keeps me focused and detailed.

I get absorbed into it and when I finally finish, it makes me feel good knowing that it comes naturally for me to draw and paint.

The second fun thing I do is selecting vibrant woollen coloure ropes I prefer best to make string bags or “bilum” we call it in Tokpisin,

Tok Pisin is one of our three official language we use in the country, beside Hiri Motu and English.

Bilum making is so exciting when I vision the final finish product.

That finised picture of the bilum captured in my mind excits me to go into labourous fun activity to twist the wollen ropes and start making loops for bilum bags.

Bilum bags are fun to make. Bilum bags are made for various purposes. They can be made for oneself or given as gifts to family members and friends.

Nowadays women weave bilum bags into garments for international fashion shows and bags for commercial purposes.

But as for me, I weave bilum bags to give as gifts as well as feeling the pleasure of creating one myself.

The third fun thing I do is potting plants.

I pot any ornamental plant I prefer best and plant them.

These plants can be used both indoors and outdoors.

I choose the plants I think would most benefit the air around the home and bring attractiveness to the home environment.

Most of these plants I have come from the plant and flower markets or I get exchanged from other flower growers.

I check my house plants every week and water them depending on the weather conditions.

During the hot weather, I water them twice a week and cooler days I water them once a week.

My plants also get diseases on them so I make sure I buy plant fungicides and insecticides to spray on them and make them grow well.

I buy plant food to make them grow healthy and look lavish.

Last year October and November 2022, I started succelents planting and they are very satisfying and less labourous unlike other ornamental plants.

They take up my time and I enjoy watching them grow.

The fourth fun thing I do is reading and writing haiku and other poems.

Writing haiku makes me feel more closer to the things around me like plants and flowers as well as nature including the whole universe.

Writng poems make me feel great.

Writng faith haiku is a form of meditation for me.

Writng haiku aslo makes me feel good about my passion in plants and flowers and other creative activities and my everyday experience.

I first started writng haiku through my meditional scriptures to feel closer to the creater of the universe.

The final fun thing I do is read.

I read often to learn new things around me and make informed decisions.

I read and take notes on subjects I think would develop me as a person and impart theses knowledge to others like my family members and the community around me.

Reading for me is fun and educational.

To conclude, the above are the five fun things I do that brings me joy and personal fullifiment. They not only benefit me personally but others as well when I start to impart, share and tell them of these knowledge.

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