Go one step higher with this step stool a.k.a. bangku tingkat. I hope the Malay term is correct. Or should it be bangku pijak, or tangga pijak? Whatever it may be, you can definitely reach higher with this one compared with the previous one. But most people won't really use it for its intended utility.
Mum's office is 24x7x365. Well, almost. Minus a couple of days a year when mum doesn't feel like cooking or wants to do kitchen spring cleaning. Or when mum isn't feeling her best. We tend to take things like this for granted. Thank you so much mum.
I must admit that tiffin sounds more glamour than mangkuk tingkat or mangkuk sia, or in short, sia (with nasal sound). They used to be trusted personal companions to those who needed to carry lunch or dinner to work, on a picnic or when visiting sick family members or relatives in hospital. Sadly, their service has been replaced by plastic lunchbox, styrofoam containers, paper wrapper, tapau food and fast-food outlets. Fortunately, like the other trusted old friends, they find a new role, with the help of decorative painting.
With the arrival of electric kettles, the old trusted friends in the kitchen now find a new role, thanks to decorative painting. Instead of sitting on the stove or some corner in the kitchen, kettles can now have a cosier place in the living or dining room, and without getting their bottoms on fire so many times a day.
Decorative painting can change a look from old to new, from one mood to another, add colours to life, add life to lifeless and bring back to life this octogenarian Mrs Tempayan who gets a new cozy corner indoor instead of being left out in the cold outdoors.
Decorative painting is a world of fun. You get to work and experiment with a large variety of materials in different shapes and sizes, and a huge range of colours. There's an infinite combination of what you can do, limited only by your own imagination.
Painters do things like everyone else. Seriously. It may appear a little different at times, but it's actually quite normal. For instance, we can put a painted jug on a wicker chair and snap a picture, like this..