HONG KONG — Ms Ellna Yu Chun-ha loves flowers. They bring her joy and enhance the look of her home.
“Just looking at a pretty arrangement relaxes me instantly, which is just what I need after a long and stressful day,” says the safety instructor, who lives in Hong Kong. “And no matter where I place the arrangement, it has the effect of brightening up the space and making the area look more inviting.”
Most people buy flowers only on special occasions and for other people, but Ms Yu buys them for herself and for no reason. When she was 19 and living as a student in Melbourne, Australia, she would walk to a nearby flower market once a week and pick out a colourful bouquet for herself and her flatmate…[READ MORE]