Thursday, April 29, 2010

Oldest Profession on Earth

These past two days I have been busy running my International Maritime Law Conference at a hotel in Orchard area. It was not a one big crowd as everyone must have had expected, but the Conference itself was considered quite successful considering that not so much dramas were involved. One of my speakers from Australia told me yesterday that I should be pleased with the result despite the turn outs. "Indeed...", I said to myself.

This morning, I purposely attended the first presentation that one of the speakers presented. Since most of the speakers for this conference were lawyers who, of course delivered some pretty boring legal papers, I just thought of that I should not miss a presentation delivered by a physician. The very first presentation this morning was delivered by a doctor who specifically serves the maritime industry and is based in the Philippines.

He talked a lot about health and safety for seafarers and some legal implications pertaining to seafarer's health. At some point, he touched many possible diseases that seafarers could suffered onshore and offshore. They range from common genetic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension to physiological disease such as post-piracy attacks traumas and more extreme infections, such as HIV and AIDS. All these diseases could make seafarers depatriated or their seafaring licenses could be detained and business wise, these issues could legally be quite problematic to the employers.

At the end of his session, there was a question asked by a very senior lawyer from Indonesia. "Doctor, I understand that seafaring is the second oldest job in the world". The floor broke into laughter.

"Oh, I think I know what the number one is", the Doctor replied.

"Well, I am not sure which one is actually the oldest profession in this world, but you know, they might be clients to each other back then... "

More people laughed.

"So, Doctor, what is your view on this? What is your advice?", he asked.

"I think all these seafarers need more education about this issue. They think condoms are safe for them, but they should know too that condoms have expiration dates. Even kissing can spread the virus. So, you better be careful with whom you kiss with. But the best advice I could give to them is to always keep it between your legs. Which means abstinence!"

All the audience gave a round loud applause for him.

I personally really enjoyed his presentation as it was not legally dry like some of the others. I found it interesting to understand how health issues are to some extent neglected in certain profession and to know the daily challenges that he faces as a doctor. He also mentioned that people in general, especially Asians, would only seek doctor when they have daunting experience with their bodies. By then, it would be too late to cure. In this age, people also often blame their health problems to stress, stress and stress, which is hard to justify, and they tend to forget to pay attention to their lifestyles.

After going through two-day eye opening sessions with all my speakers, I have now realized that there are other professions which really bet on life out there. What we do now for living may not be that bad compared to theirs. I now also understand on how physically and emotionally demanding a seafarer's life is when he is onshore. And when they are offshore, they are apparently also posed to other obvious threats, which may damage their future life too.

Yes, most seafarers can't runaway from incorporating alcohols and prostitution into their lifestyles.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Finding Pohnpei

Last Friday afternoon, Iris Tan suddenly popped a weird question to me from her cubicle. "Christine, do you know where this country called Pohnpei is?" "Huh? Say it again?" She repeated, "Pohnpei." "What? Never heard such name. Are you sure such country does exist?" "Yes! I'm looking at their website now... Actually it is just a federal state but I don't know where it is."

Then I came over to her place and took a look at the website.

Iris was working on her public sector conference and in the past few weeks, she has been vigorously browsing governmental websites from any possible countries to be invited to the forum. Once I saw the website, I quickly went back to my computer and googled: Pohnpei. Apparently it does exist. Then, I loudly read my findings to Iris and Rej that apparently Pohnpei is one of the federal states in Micronesia. Iris asked "Micronesia? What's that? Never heard it before..." "It's a country. An archipelago like Indonesia. They have lots of small islands." Then I pointed to them the Micronesian map from Wikipedia.

Micronesia Map

Micronesia in the map is a country with lots of little green dots i.e. mini islands in its territory. Pohnpei is just one of the green dots within Micronesian proximity. I've heard about Guam before. Rej has heard about Palau before. Although we both never knew that these two names are actually also under Micronesia. But again, three of us never heard about Pohnpei at all until 16th of April 2010.  Obviously, Pohnpei was not part of the Geography curriculum during our schooling days.

Detailed Map of Pohnpei

Pohnpei is indeed a tiny island, barely spotted and often overlooked by normal people in the map. According to Wikipedia, the island is only inhabited by approximately 34,000 people. It is also the home of some indigenous people, whose physical attributes look alike those of Filipinos and Indonesians.

My next question to Iris was, "How would you fly your speaker from there? It's very far. Even further than New Guinea and Fiji. I knew you've flown someone from Fiji before... But Pohnpei, I am not sure whether it's accessible." Suddenly we were so excited with our interesting geography findings. Something that we never thought we would find out in our adult years.

After some further research, apparently Pohnpei is indeed accessible from the other parts of the world as it has an international airport, although it looks quite modest from the photo in the internet.

All of sudden, we just had this craze over Pohnpei and its people. Few minutes later, a photo of a local person from Pohnpei was sent to my mailbox. Apparently Iris has sent Rej and me some photos of the state officials in Pohnpei's website. The question accompanying these photos was: What do you think about Pohnpei people?

After looking at the photos, my first comment on them was that they look nice. Rej was stunned abit. However after some in-depth analysis both of them agreed that they really look nice people. In the end, Iris remarked that they are the contented looking people. I can't agree more. I mean look at how the people there smile. Their smiles are all warm, sweet, friendly and so welcoming. See how they dress in the floral shirts and not to forget the head wreath they wear, even for the government officials. They sure look like come from a very nice and friendly community, living a pretty laid-back life which many may envy.

I wonder how life in Pohnpei feels like. But first, I need to know how to get there!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Game Review: Zombie Farm

This is another new found game addiction after Angry Bird - Zombie Farm.

Welcome to Zombie Farm!

I have actually downloaded this free game on my iPhone quite long time ago. Back then, I did not really know how to play it. I tried playing it but at first I was not really impressed by it as I was expecting something with cuter characters like in my ever favorite PS game, Harvest Moon.

Zombie Farm is not just a mere farming game. This game is more than just seeds, cute farmer, hoe, turnips, onions or tomatoes. It heavily involves scary green creatures which almost look like Satan too for farming. Hence, at some point, I stopped playing but never actually deleted it.

Only a couple weeks ago, my boyfriend started playing this and he sort of got addicted to this farming activity pretty badly. It was rather scary looking at the way he was hooked to this game. He could not stop checking his crops for every few minutes. Not long, he was afraid that his addiction might affect his effectiveness at work on weekdays, thus at one point he decided to remove this application from his iPhone and temporarily used mine instead.

However, apparently he could not stand fasting from this game for too long. Next thing I know, he reported that he has downloaded this application again.

His fondness to this game has gone to a madness level. He purposely sets alarms on his iPhone just to notify him that his crops are ready to harvest or when his zombies are ready to be awaken! He is happily and enthusiastically willing to wake up in the middle of the night or from his nap just to check on his crops. I find him very funny and cute acting so happy with this Zombie Farm like a little boy with his new toy.

 Planting zombies and crops. See the zombie tombs!

See how these scary zombies wandering around the farm!

Harvesting pretty Sampaguita flowers with Zombies.

This game is about planting, harvesting your crops, unlocking the new crops and raising your money. The major difference with the other farming games is the Zombies that loiter around the field. Yes, zombies! The green scary creatures, with big black eyes, creeppy walking style and open mouths. You have to raise these Zombies to actually guard your farm and increase your level. You would need these green creepy characters to invade other farms too to earn brain which is valuable to move to the next level or purchase certain items. Yaiks but true!

Sometimes, I still shiver when looking at all these green cartoon creatures lurking around my virtual farm, yet, I am still playing this game. See how long I can last with this one.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Celebrating Humpday with Producers

Yesterday after office hours, suddenly I had no mood to head home too early. I casually prompted a suggestion to Iris and Rej, my producer fellows, about going somewhere for dinner and chit chat. Rej who did not plan to leave the office just yet, suddenly shut her computer down and accepted my invitation. "Yes, I am going with you guys", she said.

Then, there you go. Delegations from Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines were assembled in a restaurant in 313@Somerset, a newly developed mall in Somerset MRT Station. Over dinner at a restaurant called Lush Cafe in the basement area, three of us had long solid conversation from A to Z and shared our complaints, frustrations, gossips and jokes that we experience in our full-of-drama workplace.

My dinner from Lush Cafe: Salad with chicken karaage. 
Cost me $ 5.90 before 10% service tax. Taste was just okay.

After dinner, we still didn't feel like going home again so Iris proposed to continue our laughing therapy by having a dessert somewhere else. After short contemplation, we decided to go to Cold Rock outlet upstairs. I came across this outlet when I first visited the mall with my boyfriend on last weekend. I wanted to taste chocolate blocks, cookies, wafers and ice cream combo but that night my stomach had no more space to contain other food than air.

After carefully analyzing their menu in the counter, we, chocolate fanatics, decided to share Cold Rock's Choc-A-Bloc regular cup. It cost us $ 9.50. Its price was actually considered as quite expensive charge for an ice cream treat but it's worth the price, especially if you have sweet tooth to entertain.

See how they do the Mix Ins Ice Cream:

Choose the ingredients we want to mix with the ice cream.

Prepare the crispy waffle base for the ice cream combo.

 Smash and mix all the sweet ingredients with the ice cream.

Voila! Here comes our sinful Choc-A-Bloc!

We really had A LOT of laughter to share last night. Towards the end of our meeting, Rej also revealed a classified information about our new colleague that no one else but three of us should know. What she spilled was just an affirmation that this planet is indeed inhabited by a vary of peculiar human beings and now we just have one more within the proximity, although this person is relatively harmless to us. My chin literally almost touched the table when I learned the news from her.

And of course, we felt the need to have our 'Kodak Moments' with our giant ice cream. Luckily, Iris carries her camera in her bag everyday.

Delegations from the Philippines and Indonesia: Rej and Chris.

Delegations from Indonesia and Singapore: Chris and Iris.

After our stomachs screamed 'no more' to our dessert, at about 9.30 pm, we concluded our night out with a plan to hold more similar producer meetings sometime soon. It was a really fun night to spend with more-than-just-co-workers who share a lot of similar things with me, from bitterness to happiness in my work and some parts of personal lives. Considering that I spend most of my hours in one day and most of my days in one week with these girls more than anyone else, I truly appreciate this bonding.

Seems like Iris has created a name to our unconsciously formed 'gang'. We are now the Insane Trios.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Game Review: Angry Birds

Last weekend, after some serious contemplations, I finally pressed that INSTALL button on Angry Birds page on my iPhone's Application Store. Yes, after WhatsApp, this is my first time really purchased a game for a phone and it cost me $ 0.99. Some good analogy about it - my boyfriend convinced me that the price of downloading a game is only equivalent to a glass of drink in Singapore. So, no regret.

I was hooked by this game when my boyfriend first downloaded it few months ago on his new iPhone. Both of us downloaded its Lite version which only has 6 levels to complete. Clearly, I wanted more.

The mission of this game is to kill all the green pigs which stole the birds' eggs. I love the cute angry birds characters and the cute chirpy noises that they make when they fly over to hit the enemies. The challenges on every level makes us itchy to always continue and try the next levels faster, as we can only go to the next levels after we complete the previous ones.

All we have to do is aim the bird to hit the pigs but we must have the right skill to estimate the distance well before shooting the birds over. We cannot simply shoot the birds to random objects in front of them.

This is the hardest level so far. Level 1-21. I've tried to tackle this level for more than 10 times last night but always failed to destroy all the things and kill all the three pigs, especially the one with the helmet. If I can't beat this level tonight, I'm so going to pass this level to my boyfriend once I see him this weekend so I can move on to the next level!

Initial stage of level 1-21: Bird troops ready to destroy the giant and strong green pigs' rocky nest.

I'm running out of birds and still got one stubborn pig left!

I failed.

I tried again, but this time the result was even worse.
I got two pigs not killed and already ran out of birds to shoot.

Obviously, I failed again.

Although this is a fun game, I hope it can entertain me a bit longer as I get bored easily. Look at what happened to Unblock Me! which I used to play almost every day, everywhere - I never opened it again. Lucky it was a free game!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cooking Mixed Vegetables and Fried Eggs with Pork Sausage

Last night we dropped by again at a nearby supermarket and bought veggies to cook with some leftover ingredients from Saturday's lunch.

Here's what we had on our table this afternoon:

Mixed cabbage, carrot and meatballs.

Mixed cabbage, carrot and meatballs ingredients:
  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 sliced carrot
  • Chopped garlics and small red onions
  • Meatballs
  • Cooking oil
  • 1/2 Maggie cube
  • Pinch of sugar and pepper
Eggs with pork sausage.

Eggs with pork sausage ingredients:
  • 3 whisked eggs with pinch of pepper
  • 1 sliced onions
  • Chopped Chinese pork sausage
  • Cooking oil
Sunday's Lunch Menu: Brown rice, veggie and eggs.

How I'm going to miss preparing and enjoying our home-made meal together on weekends. What they say about cooking is correct. Cooking can be fun.

Red Thread of Fate

11 April marks something very important to my life.

Exactly on a night a year ago, I was destined to meet a very much important person in my life.

I hope the belief behind Red Thread of Fate holds true for my case, that the Gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other.

14 June 2010: One of our very first dates at Port Dickson.

A memorable photo worth millions of feelings and emotions.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.

28 March 2010: Us - enjoying our Domino pizza lunch at home.

I am really grateful for our red thread of destiny and hope it will never break, not even in our imagination.

Cooking Pork Sausage Fried Rice

I got quite a lot of leftover from the Friday night's dinner. As I did not estimate the portion well, we both could not finish all the food that I cooked. Even my hungry man also gave up. In the end, I had a box of white rice, french beans and black pepper beef leftover. We decided to eat them again for Saturday lunch and make fried rice from the white rice leftover.

After breakfast, we shopped again for the fried rice ingredients. I just needed some Chinese pork sausages and carrots. The rest of the ingredients are from last night's dinner leftover and anything available in the fridge.

Fried rice ingredients: Ready to cook.

Pork Sausage Fried Rice: First attempt.

Our Saturday Lunch Menu: Heated black pepper beef, pork sausage fried rice, fresh papaya and orange cuts and apple juice with aloe vera chuncks.

Pork Sausage Fried Rice Ingredients:
  • Cold steamed white rice
  • 1 Chopped yellow onion and garlics
  • 1 Chopped carrot
  • Chopped French beans (I chopped my sauteed french beans leftover)
  • Chopped Chinese pork sausage
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Salty soy sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cooking oil
I always get nervous reading the first expression and hearing the comments from whoever who eats my food creation. To learn whether the dish I cook tastes good or no is always a daunting experience for me. Once I hear that it taste good, I feel such a great relief and happiness. If it tastes no good, then for a moment I feel like I should not cook anymore, which is bad. People learn and make mistakes anyway.

Anyway, once my boyfriend ate first bite of my fried rice, he was quiet for a bit and finally said it was very nice. I was elated. He said the fried rice's taste alone was already so good. However as it had to be eaten with the tasty black pepper beef, the beef's pepper strong taste killed the fried rice's taste. Thanks to the pork sausage which gives a very sweet and strong palate to the fried rice, this fried rice was indeed an easy and simple dish to prepare yet taste pretty good. Too bad the soy sauce made the fried rice looked a bit wet.

He told me that I can actually cook but often have no confidence. Well, I think I can cook a bit as I often watched my Mom cooks in her kitchen at home. But, I never really practice cooking. I'm very lazy to prepare a dish for one single person. I only cook once every few months, most of the time only when my boyfriend visits me. Moreover, I always feel that cooking sometimes needs luck too!

This weekend, I am happy cooking, especially for my special guest who drove all the way from Malaysia just to see me.

Making Black Pepper Beef and Sauteed French Beans

Friday Night - My boyfriend has agreed to take the visiting turn and see me in Singapore this weekend. He was supposed to reach my house at around 9.30pm and for his dinner, I proposed a planned to him that I'd cook something for him for the night. No need to eat out.

He was excited and replied me with: Happy. :). 1 egg. 1 meat. 1 veggie.

Then the pressures hit a bit. At work, I was already thinking what to cook for dinner. My dish has to taste at least good.

Few days earlier, my sister posted some of her cooking creativity on  Facebook after she got inspired by some food blogs. Thanks to her, I chose one of her menus which I thought was doable for an amateur and seasonal cook like me.

Before I left my office, I consulted my cooking plan with Iris Tan, who cooks rather often than myself. She told me what to buy and roughly how to cook the black pepper beef.

Right after work, I hit NTUC and shopped all the veggie and meat ingredients for my planned cooking attempt. At about 8pm, my food was ready and I was expecting my hungry man to come. I made extra steamed white rice and dishes.

Only at 9.30 my man reached my house by driving all the way from her site in Mersing. I had to reheat the food in microwave before we ate our supper which was supposed to be the dinner.

Here's what I prepared for our Friday's dinner:

Black Pepper Beef.

Black Pepper Beef Ingredients:
  • 200gr Sliced Beef - Marinated with oyster sauce, bit of pepper and fish sauce then mixed with bit of corn starch
  • 1 Sliced yellow onion and garlic
  • 1 Sliced capsicum
  • 1 pack of Black Pepper Sauce (as I don't cook this often hence it's not economical if I buy 1 bottled of ground black pepper for one time use)
  • Pepper and sugar
  • Bit of Water
  • Cooking oil
  • A bunch of separately steamed brocolli for decoration
Sauteed French Beans with Garlic.

Sauteed French Beans with Garlic Ingredients:
  • French beans
  • Lots of chopped garlics
  • Pepper, salt, sugar and bit of fish sauce
  • Cooking oil

Our Dinner: Black Pepper Beef, French Beans and Scrambled Eggs with Herbs.

Eggs with Herbs Ingredients:
  • Eggs
  • Sliced Onions
  • Sugar
  • Fish Sauce
  • Pepper
  • A pinch of Italian Herbs
  • Cooking oil
Overall, I considered my cooking attempt was pretty successful albeit my abstinence in cooking for the longest time. Especially the beef - my boyfriend said it's pretty good. What a motivation to cook more in the near future.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Horti Moss-ing the Greens

This morning, I decided to add mosses on top of my plants' soil especially since after I moved my Hortensia to a new pot, 2 kg soil that I bought was not enough to fit the pot volume.

I bought a 1kg pack of Horti Moss in NTUC last night and it costs about $3.74 per kg. Horti Moss is partially derived from sphagnum mosses and used for soil conditioner and promote humus.

Horti Moss from Supermarket.

Some explanation about Horti Moss.

Since I only need just a bit of the moss in the package, I added the moss to the other plants' soil as well.

My Pachira now: Bolder.

 Not sure what the name of this plant but I gave bit of moss too on top of its soil.

 My hortensias with moss.

Spathyphyllum: I added some mosses to replace some of its soil that I partially used for Hortensia's pot.

 My mini garden in April 2010.

Thanks to my boyfriend who happened to be around this morning, after all this time I finally got a chance to take photo with my plants.

Using my plastic spoon to fix all my planting regimes.

Carefully watering my young hortensias.

Hmm.. I love planting. How I wish a mini real garden on my own to play with.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Karkady Tea is Not My Cup of Tea

Today, right before lunch time I heard my colleague, Iris Tan, was giggling inside my immediate boss's office. Since I had not much mood to do my work this Friday, I decided to join them and three of us started chit chatting and joking around.

Iris Tan and I like to drop him a visit in his office and tease him. Even though quite often he gives us quite significant amount of pressures at work, we both still find him pretty funny and entertaining given his unusual personality. At times, he talks to himself and obviously talks to his plants, a bunch of spiral lucky bamboos named Sunshine, which peacefully sits right behind his seat.

Today, he shared with us all the contents of his big TUMI bag which he carries to office everyday. All of sudden, he took out a pack of dried hibiscus petals that he bought during his vacation in Egypt last December. He explained to us that those dried hibiscus petals are supposed to be dissolved with boiling water and we should drink the red water. According to him, this hibiscus tea is very healthy, he drinks that every morning and it is used as one of Ribena's ingredients. That hibiscus tea in Egypt is known as Karkady.

Not long after he shared two dried hibiscus petals to me and Iris Tan, he sent us two emails about Karkady's definition and benefits. We tried to make the tea from the dried hibiscus petals before lunch.

My cup of Karkady Tea

See the dried hibiscus petals

Karkady - Hibiscus Tea

Karkady is one of the most popular and unusual drinks that you can find in Egypt. Made from the dried, dark red petals of the Hibiscus flowers. It is served in many of the popular cafe's throughout Egypt. The best Karkady comes from Upper Egypt. Be sure to bring home a bag of dried petals from Aswan or Luxor.
  • 1 cup hibiscus petals
  • 2 cups sugar
Pick over the dried petals, removing any stems or leaves. Soak the hibiscus petals in cold water to cover for 1-2 hours. Transfer the petals and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Remove the pot immediately and strain the liquid through filter paper. Return the petals to the pot, add fresh cold water to cover, and repeat as above. Repeat the process until the karkady loses its reddish hue. Then, discard the petals and sweeten the juice while it is still hot. Serve cold, although it is a pleasant drink when served warm in the wintertime. 
It is possible to purchase hibiscus tea bags from other lands as a substitute, but the intensity of flavor will not be the same. I have found hibiscus tea bags from Poland in the international food department of a very large supermarket.   

Benefits of Hibiscus:
  • The tea is a mild diuretic, which helps the body to expel toxins, and is often used to lower blood pressure. Clinical studies have been carried out which support its use for controlling blood pressure. As a result, it can be beneficial for those whose blood pressure problems are caused by stress
  • The tea is also thought to be beneficial for lowering cholesterol 
  • Studies have concluded that those suffering from type 2 diabetes may benefit from drinking hibiscus tea
  • These benefits are also thought to be useful in combating heart disease
  • Another traditional use of the tea is to treat liver problems, particularly in Eastern medicine
  • The tea is also of benefit to those who wish to lose weight, as it is thought to inhibit the body from absorbing too many carbohydrates
  • The tea is packed with Vitamin C and can help to fight the symptoms of colds and flu and strengthens the immune system. It has powerful antioxidant properties and can help to remove bacteria from the system. It is useful for preventing and fighting infections
  • Regular consumption of the tea can keep the body's bladder function healthy and prevent constipation. It can help to keep the digestive system generally healthy and has a soothing effect of inflammation
  • People suffering from depression may also benefit from a regular intake of hibiscus tea, as it has a positive effect on the central nervous system and can help to control moods.
    Iris Tan forced herself to drink the whole cup of tea but I could not take this so called super healthy or Vitamin-rich Hibiscus Tea's taste. I hated its weird strong smell and sour taste. I thew the red tea away only after two gulps.

    I appreciated my boss's kindness in sharing this full of benefits tea from Egypt. However, pardon my language, to me this hibiscus tea really tasted like shit and its taste didn't even close to Ribena at all. I could not tolerate the sour and smelly taste. It's definitely not my cup of tea.

    I would definitely stick to the conventional tea leaves for my regular cup of tea.

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    Baby Kaylee, I Want to See You!

    I am pleased to announce to the world about my beautiful second niece. Although, it's pretty late to tell the whole world about her as she is about seven months old already by now. She was born on last September 27th, 2009 in Jakarta.

    Baby Kaylee is my cousin's daughter in Jakarta. The last time I personally saw her in Jakarta, she was still a tiny two-month old baby girl. I only had a chance to see her very briefly then.

     23 November 2009: My first look at Baby Kaylee.

    23 November 2009: My cousin and her brand new baby girl.

     April 2010: Baby Kaylee is growing now! So much.

    Can't resist her chubby feature.

    Super cute Baby Kaylee wrapped in a baby cloth.

    I am so an auntie now. I have two nieces and one nephew already by now.

    Baby Obama and Baby Kaylee - Where are you? I want to see you both. So bad.

    Moving Hortensia

    This evening after work, I finally cleared all my tomato plants which stems I had cut off last Monday morning. They were so not healthy and pretty dry, especially when I could not water them everyday. Aesthetically, they already looked not so amusing anymore to anyone who see them and they had stopped growing fruits.

    Last remains from tomato plants.

    After I removed all the soil from the tomato pot, I filled the pot with new soil mix which I purposely bought for my Hortensias.

     Hortensia babies from pot no. 1.

    Hortensia babies from pot no. 2.

     Moving Hortensia plants to one pot with my only planting tool: A plastic spoon.

     All hortensias are gathered into one single pot: Arranged and watered.

    I hope after I moved these young Hortensias to one pot, they'd grow stronger fast. They do not look pretty stable on their new home. Although, it's very normal to see your newly moved plants to be bit tilted for the next first few days after the moving.