Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Office Makeover

Last week, I decided to do an office makeover. It's been almost 3 years already since I started teaching in the seminary, and I reckoned that perhaps it was time to give my office a fresh look. In addition, I reasoned that since I spend quite a fairly great deal of my time in the office, perhaps it would be good to make it a little bit more welcoming, homely, and cosy, not only for me but also for those who might want to drop by for a chat or a cuppa. So I decided to put some of my creativity to work.

So this was what I did initially by rearranging some furniture.


Then I realised it was not good enough. It still had a very formal look. I wanted something more informal. So I thought perhaps my office could do with a rag and beanbag. So this was how it looked like after adding these two items.


And Andrew, one of my students, found the beanbag to be irresistible, and so decided to give it a try. It was pretty comfortable, wasn't it?


Then I realised there was still something missing. So after having a chat with a partner-in-crime, she suggested that perhaps the office could do with some lighting and a bowl of fresh fruits. So I decided to head to Ikea to check out some decently priced reading lights and a nice salad bowl.

So here is how the final office makeover looks like. I am rather pleased with the final product!


So if you happen to be in the vicinity of the seminary, please do drop by for a cuppa.

Should I repaint the walls with some contrasting colour scheme to give my office a more lively and uplifting mood?

14 comments:

Paul Long said...

Real fruit or plastic? :-)

Sceptics δΈθ‚–η”Ÿ said...

I just interested in seeing the books...

keropok lekor said...

wah suddenly got spare cash ah?

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,
Would you like to taste it for yourself? :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi Sceptics,
Books are out of bounds! haha

Kar Yong said...

Rezeki jangan ditolak....
Not spare cash - the only thing I bought is the cheap reading light and salad bowl from Ikea.

Paul Long said...

Take another photo a week later and I will know whether the fruit is real or not :-)

Would actually love to visit you at STM one day ...

Isaac said...

cannot la.. should buy 3-seater sofa from IKEA..then one corner to put a coffee maker...:D

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,
If i take another photo a week later, there won't be any fruit left :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi Isaac,
I already have a coffee machine in my office!

No room for ikea chair in my office...

Perng Shyang Teng said...

Blessed to be those who does thesis with LKY next year!

Kar Yong said...

PS,
2010 no thesis students!! Horray! But I'll be supervising additional M Theol student

blogpastor said...

Hmmm...now I have a reason to visit STM.

Kar Yong said...

Hi Blogpastor,
You are always welcome. Do come by for coffee!