Easy Does It

by cecylia on April 16, 2014

A133_005This is my ‘real estate’ outfit. A few weekends ago I went to an auction where the highest bidder actually dressed up to impress everyone that he was the wealthiest there. Can you believe that people would actually fall for that?! He also yawned every time someone put in a bid. But hey, it got him the house in the end.

There’s been a lot of interest in real estate lately. It seems like every second person I speak to is talking to me about the housing market. Recently, I reconnected with a high school friend who I haven’t seen in 12 years. We used to play in the school orchestra , she the cello, and I the French horn. After working as a nurse for 7 years, she swapped her back pain and scrubs for a power suit and a Birkin, and is now selling property. Investors from Canada and China are particularly interested in Australian real estate. It’s a shame, because although I’m Chinese and hubby is Canadian, we are still yet to find our dream home.

I used to worry about it until one day my mom and I were praying, and she said ‘Lord, we know that you will provide. Sorry we are praying about buying a house whilst there are so many people out there in the world that don’t even have a roof over their heads…’ That statement hit home and I stopped worrying. The reason why we want to move to a bigger house is so that we can have our friends over more, take care of our growing family and our parents when they’re old. But a bigger place means more house work and I’m struggling with our existing home already. Plus, I’ve amassed so much clutter it would be humanly impossible to move it all. So instead, I’ve been asking God to help me declutter. And so far, it’s working!

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I don’t know how long it’s going to be before we find our dream home, but I’m happy to wait. Because when the wait is over, I will appreciate it even more. It’s a bit like waiting for your favourite pair of shoes to go on sale. And plus, I’ll have so much less junk to lug to the new place, which I’m hoping to keep in a minimalistic state. Because that’s do-able, with kid(s) and all?

Where: Loitering in front of a really awesome house

Wear: Unreal Fur Vest / Gasparre Cashmere Top / Stella & Minx Silk Pants / Tony Bianco Heels / Vintage Clutch

Photos by Richard Ibrahim

Chinese Translation by Teresa Ruan (Click below to read)

中文版
这是我去看房地产的装扮。几周前我去看了一个拍卖,当时出价最高的人精心打扮为的是让别人深深记得他最富有。你可以相信真有人落入这个圈套吗?别人只要一出价他就打哈欠。最终房子还是被他拍到了。

最近的房地产市场很受欢迎。好像每个和我讲话的人聊的都是房地产。我最近又联系上一个12年没见的高中同学。我们曾经一起参加校管弦乐队,她拉大提琴我吹圆号。在当了七年护士之后,她换下背痛和污秽的衣服换上的是西装革履和铂金包,她现在卖房子。加拿大和中国的投资者更倾向于澳洲房地产。很不好意思的是,尽管我是中国人我先生是加拿大人,我们至今还没找到我们梦想中的房子。

我之前一直很担心买房,直到有一天我和妈妈在祷告“神啊,我们知道你使我们不致缺乏。很抱歉我们这样祷告求买房子,而这世上还有那么多人甚至无瓦遮头。”那句话让我豁然开朗不再担忧。我们想要换大房子是为了可以更多的招待朋友来家里玩,照顾我们日益增长的家庭和渐渐年迈的父母。但是大房子就意味着更多家务活,现在的家务活我已经做的很吃力。加上我已经积累了这么多乱七八糟的东西,想要把它们移走几乎不可能。所以我向神求的反而是帮助我整理房间。现在为止进行的不错!

我不知还有多久我们才能找到梦想中的房子,但我在开心的等待。因为在等待结束以后我会更加感激这一切。就好像等你最爱的那双鞋打折一样。再加上我不会有那么多垃圾带去新家,因为我想把新家保持在极简风格。因为就算有了孩子也做得到不是吗?

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