A corner of the Park

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Gardener always remain low and contribute so much effort to maintain the cleanliness of the park.  They are always doing their job without any spotlight flashing on them.  So, when you happen to pass-by them, do mind your step to give them your respect and status they deserved.  They might be as low as grass, as tiny as sand, but they are equal on earth.

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Sunlight and dropping leaves are the most favorable subjects on their stage of life.

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Sometime they have to hide themselves in the lush to exchange the bowl of rice on their table.

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An endless sweeping job day and night, through months and years.  Are we able to take over them?

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You can be a jaywalker, but have your grace and don’t litter around.

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As there are many CCTV security systems watching you at everywhere you step on.

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58 thoughts on “A corner of the Park

    Angeline M said:
    February 24, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Well said. Gardners get little accolade for a job that brings us much beauty.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

      They are the respectable group! 🙂

    lilyboat said:
    February 24, 2013 at 12:30 am

    hehe cctv security systems.. 🙂 good post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 12:38 am

      Yes, they watching us too! 🙂

    Loca Gringa said:
    February 24, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Lovely! No matter how small a job is perceived to be, the person that does it deserves respect for that very act!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 12:40 am

      Yes, I like to smile to them or say a Hi at least! 🙂
      They deserve our respect!

    Jamie Dedes said:
    February 24, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Clean and peaceful. Just lovely, Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Thanks, Jamie! Peace in Green! 🙂

        Jamie Dedes said:
        February 24, 2013 at 12:57 am

        Yes there is. You have a wonderful day, Sydney.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

        – metta 🙂

    Gretchen Del Rio said:
    February 24, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Thank you for reminding that we are all worthy of respect. It’s just a story gone wrong when any of us think we are better than another.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

      But actual fact we are equal !
      Thanks , you are right! 🙂

    Charron's Chatter said:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I love the narrator voice you assume with these beautiful “lessons”. 🙂 And the pictures? Outstanding and unusual as ever, and the topic–an important one.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

      I need to sound it out, we , as a park walker, don’t just spend time on greenery.
      They are the group behind the scene doing a good job day and night with exchange a peanut in return.
      We should show more care and kindness to these people! 🙂
      Thanks, Karen! Have a fun Sunday! 🙂

    bearspawprint said:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    ryan said:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:18 am

    some people have the job that others didn’t see at first but when they’re gone or not doing it, they realize how precious they are. such as those gardeners, or office boys at office.
    thank you for sharing Syd.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Ryan, you are welcome! Thanks for spending time reading my post!
      Have a peaceful Sunday! Cheers! 🙂

    Jueseppi B. said:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Love these photos and this post, thank you for sharing your world with us Mr. Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Thank you! Have a great day! 🙂

    BBR Productions Inc, said:
    February 24, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Great read! The passion people put into their jobs is always a beautiful thing to see. Their artful approach to keep those parks clean is really amazing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 11:51 am

      Yes, they need more social respect from us! 🙂
      Thanks for the reading! Have a great day! 🙂

    Mohenjo said:
    February 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Reblogged this on James' World 2.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Thank you! 🙂

        Mohenjo said:
        February 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

        You are most welcome!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    February 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Good post!!! How neat??? That’s really a great job!!!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Rexlin! You have a great weekend! 🙂

    PLANTING HAPPINESS.COM said:
    February 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you for a good post Sydney! Indeed, It doesn’t matter what you do in life, everybody deserves respect, especially the people who do jobs we would preferably not do. Just taking the time and say ‘Hello’, ‘How are you doing today?’ and ‘Thank You’ is so simple, while it gives so much social value and appreciation to the person on the receiving end. I wish you a very nice Sunday on your side! Gera

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Hey! Gera, thanks for you reading and appreciation!
      Happy planting! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    February 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Great reminders, and great humor, my friend. I enjoy your work here. 🙂 Marsha 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Don’t forget my CCTVs are watching you too! Sydney 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        February 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        hahaha I will not forget! I am behaving myself! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        Not you! Is me! Who holding the camera needs to be taught! Haha! Good day! 🙂

        tchistorygal said:
        February 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        🙂

    PLANTING HAPPINESS.COM said:
    February 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Sydney, Thank you for your comment on the ‘busfabulous’ (urban garden on top of the bus) post. I replied to you with some thoughts in that post. Please read it and let me know what you think. I wish you a very nice end of your weekend! Gera 🙂

    kelihasablog said:
    February 25, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Everyone deserves respect…. but I think gardner’s are very gifted cuz I always end up killing my plants… no matter how hard I try : (

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 25, 2013 at 11:31 am

      So you are the plant killer?
      Haha! Is fine with me! But is fine in my country too! 🙂

    likeitiz said:
    February 26, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Is this one big lovely park, Sydney? If so, how big is it? Looks like it would be lovely to walk through it everyday. It’s so well-maintained too.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Is 74 hectare in size. You may log on to view
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Botanic_Gardens
      This is the biggest National Garden in Singapore. You can find tourists, locals and Sydney every moment appear in this lovely land!
      Is free for admission! Except for the Orchard Garden…
      Please come! I wait for you at the gate! 🙂

    Is It Spring Yet? | Not the Family Business! said:
    February 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    […] Come,” with all the lush greenery and bright flowers.  And then I went over his post, “A Corner of the Park,” where gardeners painstakingly maintain a 74 hectares to its pristine Zen-like beauty. […]

    qiquan said:
    February 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    There was a child, when he was about 6-7 years old, he wondered how could the workers that collecting the rubbish tolerated the smell. and so from that day onwards, he make sure all the food are packed in the newspaper before going into the dustbin, and make sure the plastic bag are tighten properly before putting outside for collecting. The teaching of children to care for others, often starts from the little things at home. =)

    kc

      Sydney Fong responded:
      February 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      Haha! Is that you? Truly,education is so important that; the best way to approach is while young.
      I think the key role for this issue is that, first we must love the Earth.
      Once you love this earth, you will not tarnish it with rubbish and ignorance!
      And of course, we are not just talk about it on paper and let workers does the jobs at the end of the day!
      A very provoking case you can always see; it always happen after a grand celebrations in the Public.
      I’m very sure you know what I’m talking about! 😦
      Sadly, we have long way to go to become a “Automatic” clean country!
      Fine will not be the final solution.
      We must love this Earth! 🙂
      Thank you! kc!

        qiquan said:
        February 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        Dear Sydney,
        the problem with the celebration and party is not unique in this country, a lot of problems or things happen in Singapore, is universal everywhere in the World, whether in the Netherlands, or Germany, or UK. I have been living in these countries for years and I know a lot of my Europeans do not realize this because it is often easier to pinpoint others mistakes. If you watch the extraordinary documentary, it is available in HD for free in YouTube, call ‘HOME’ and you will know what I mean. I watched another documentary by a western director, it was said half of the developed world rubbish (including the e-rubbish) is sent to the developing world for second hand recycling, mostly to China.

        I am not going to blame any countries for this, but you are right Singapore can lead, and have the great potential to be the example of the World :)!

        KC

        Sydney Fong responded:
        February 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

        Okay, I’m going to watch it! You have a good day!
        Good night! 🙂

    Frances antoinette said:
    March 13, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Yes, we must be respectful to the gardener a who tend to the nature that surrounds us.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 14, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Thanks for your support, Frances! 🙂

    Sherry said:
    March 14, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Hi Sydney. Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. It is always a pleasure to stop by here and see what you have been doing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo stories.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Sherry, I actual feel so sorry just clicking the like without commenting your post! 😦
      I have too much things to handle in my daily life, I hope you understand pal…
      Wish you happy every day! 🙂

        Sherry said:
        March 14, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        No problem. I appreciate the click. You have a great day.

    nightlight1220 said:
    March 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    these are beautiful.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks! You are nice too! 🙂

    H.Chamberlain said:
    March 18, 2013 at 4:16 am

    beautiful photos! You could say too that gardening is the first and most important job of all – after all, God had Man first in His garden of Eden 🙂

    Doing something worthwhile | Defeat Despair said:
    March 21, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    […] See Sydney Fong’s tribute to gardeners […]

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      You are always so sweet! 🙂

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