We drove to this tree lot along Hollywood to pick out a Christmas fir for our house. This year, all the trees were adorned with big red bows which makes them look festive and ready to go home with you!


After we chose this little tree which the sales guy calls a gnome, he asked if we wanted to keep the bow. It cost $5.25 and he personally recommended we keep it to preserve the tree.

Total head scratcher. How can a piece of red ribbon lengthen the life of a tree and why does it costs so much? Naturally I said no, at the same time that Kelly said yes.

I looked at Kelly and asked why we were using the bow and not our own decorations. Kelly's turn to look weirdly at me. He seconded the salesguy by saying that putting water in the bow helps to keep the tree alive longer.

Then it dawned on me that they were referring to BOWL and not BOW. *slaps forehead*


The big red bow atop our little noble fir tree. This is a supermodel tree. I know how crazy that sounds. Just that this tree is a really good size and the way its branches are spread out evenly creates a beautiful symmetrical shape. Anyway.

The smell of fir has permeated the living room and it smells like Christmas!
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2 Responses
  1. tigger Says:

    Haha, so funny with the BOWL and BOW thingy!


  2. Senorita Woo Says:

    Aiyoh.. sotong leh you.. haha..

    It's so nice to be able to shop for a real Christmas tree.. I don't want to stay in Singapore!!!