Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rain and Daydreams

It is raining. Can't go for a walk.

The very first tropical storm of the year in our part of the world.

So I sit here, browse around, wishing the power won't go off. Then I started to daydream. I thought of things I could never ever EVER own in my lifetime. Even if I work 24 hours a day, it would still be impossible, unless of course, I would win the lotto. Fat chance.

Its free to dream, right? Join me on my daydreaming journey!

I have always wanted a nice, big, country style house built on a large sprawling property. Surrounded by lots and lots of fresh air and greenery. I have lived all my life in the city and there is nothing more I would love to do than to live in the country.

Here's my dream house:
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I love earth tones and this is the perfect house for me. Large windows, with a rock, brick and stucco facade. Wood accents and a well maintained front lawn. Perfect!

I have always wanted to have a pool. I love the water and would jump at any chance to go to the beach or take a dip in a pool. If I had my own, I want it to look like this:

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Of course if I had a pool, I would also need to have a patio, with the option of having a hot tub too. It would be nice to have weekend barbeques with the family while enjoying a cool and relaxing time at the pool. My patio should be made of wood, furnished with nice chairs and plush cushions. I can only imagine sitting there at night watching the stars!

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Being Asian, I need to have something unique to my culture. Yes. I want a Zen garden and Koi pond. Sitting beside it, listening to the trickling of the water droplets and watching these beautiful fish swim ever so gracefully is truly relaxing. I can sit there and write a novel! 

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When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having a tree house. My cousin and I would climb trees and pretend we had a tree house. If I had the ways and means, I would have a tree house built on my dream property. A cute little one with a bridge (instead of a ladder) which connects to the main house. I could use it as a studio where I can take lots of pictures of the views outside, or maybe learn to paint and create masterpieces in there. It could be my own little quiet place. This dream of having a tree house was intensified by watching that TV show, Tree Masters.

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Now that I am done with the exterior, I am starting to complete my dream with the inside of the house. I close my eyes and imagine the perfect living room. 

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My living room has to have large windows offering a great view of the outdoors. I love natural lighting and to have plush furniture off-white color is just perfect. The circular design of the living room set makes for good conversation moments with family and friends. Love the marble flooring and the fixtures that give subdued lighting at night. Dream on!

Then I move on to my most visited place in the house - the kitchen. I would love to have my appliances built in, to avoid clutter and to make everything look more organized. Have I told you how much I love wood? How I wish I could have a kitchen like this!

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Lately, I have seen unique designs for family rooms. I love those sunken couch designs, however, with my husband's balance and mobility issues, I don't think that would work for him. Now, if I owned a house, of course, I'd love to have a media and entertainment room. I'd most probably have it in the basement. This is where me and my family will enjoy countless hours of movie nights with lots and lots of popcorn. My husband and my boys can also enjoy watching their favorite sports on a huge TV. I'd make sure there are surround speakers for a more realistic and pleasurable experience. No movies or sports games to watch? No problem. I'll just sit there and listen to my favorite music.

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My husband and I are both bookworms so we have to have a place in the house where we can sit in comfort with a good book in hand. I'll have a library! As long as the dream is alive, I'll keeping dreaming!

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Isn't this lovely? Wood parquet floors, wooden bookshelves. brick wall, cozy couch, and scented candles! Truly a book lover's paradise. 

What if we had to babysit for the grandchildren? We would need a place in the house where they can do as they please - play with toys, draw, paint, read books or watch cartoons. A kids' playroom would be nice to have. Something just like this:

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I'd throw in a daybed or some bean bags. Kids need to rest too!

So now comes the time in my dream that I have to rest. What would our master's bedroom look like? I hope I do not sound too redundant, but of course, my preferences would be natural light, large windows, earth tones, and wood. A large bed, chairs, a desk, and walk in closets too! 

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Of course, there would be two other bedrooms, one for each of our sons. There will also be two spacious bedrooms, for my two daughters who are now married and have families of their own. I know they'd love to come and visit and they are more than welcome every time. I'll have two more spare bedrooms for relatives or guests who would want to stay overnight.

Oh my goodness! In my dream, I am the owner of a huge 7 bedroom house with a pool, patio, tree house, zen garden and koi pond! I have a huge properly surrounded by evergreens and fruit bearing trees. I have a well maintained front lawn and a three car garage where my dream vehicle is parked. My very very own Ford F150 Raptor 2016 Edition!

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I know there is no chance for me to have any of these, however, it just felt nice to be able to imagine how it is to live a life of luxury. 

Now the rain has stopped. Maybe now I can go for a walk and get back to reality. 

17 comments:

  1. Sometimes, i also feel that way. The rain makes me feel like im in wonderland and I would imagine things and make wishes. I also dreamt of having my own tree house.

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    1. There is something about rain if you can get in the right frame of mind while it is pouring down. x

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  2. Why is it we all dream about things we may never have? Why do we have the ability to dream, to fantasize? Is it to set those goals out beyond our reach to make us work harder to achieve more?

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  3. It's a lovely daydream. My dream house would be great for entertaining, because I love to have people over.

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  4. Dear, I have a pinterest board filled with home ideas. It's how bad my dreaming is.

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  5. I have to admit I do sometimes dream about my dream home - it would totally have a pool and a huge library and cinema room! x

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  6. I love your dream house, the pool looks amazing and relaxing!! I would love a Ford F 150 as well, love the colors on that one!

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  7. There's nothing wrong with dreaming! :) My dream is a house on the beach with a screened in sitting room.

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  8. Country houses are always going to be one of my favorites, they're really beautiful. Your dream house is lovely and I hope you get to build a house like that someday!

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  9. Daydreaming is so much fun!! This looks like the perfect house for hosting parties and get togethers with friends!

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  10. I love rainy days, it helps me daydream! I dream of many things such as a lovely house, a sports car and a daughter!

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  11. Sometimes our imaginations of living like this actually guide us towards getting it some day :)

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  12. I feel you, I always dreaming to have a brand new car an own house and luxury items.

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  13. I love the house! In my daydream, I'd have beautiful ceiling high bookshelves all throughout my home.

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  14. I enjoy taking walks with my kids and looking around at all the beauty. It's always a wonderful thing to dream big and keep your eyes open to all possibilities.

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  15. Daydreaming is fun and it is free so why not? The kitchen is also my dream kitchen! We are all allowed to dream lol if I did win the lotto I'd want that big house and the kids playroom and that nice big entertaining room!

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  16. I love your daydreaming, the home is beautiful, I loved all the pictures you shared and I really cant just pick one but the one with the white sofa's I have seen before that that is definitely in my daydreams.

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