Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Oh for the love of all things aesthetic!

A few months ago our management company, in the interest of "sprucing things up," painted the large planter pots in our courtyard a peachy/orange color (previously white). Now, when you walk into the courtyard, you see POTS. It's quite unattractive, but we've learned to live with it.

However, last week, they painted our fountain pink. Pure pepto pink. I have to admit that the little girls in our complex under the age of 5 are enamored with it, but everyone else is in shock. We've mentioned that this new color is unattractive (my precise words to the management were "te bie bu hao kan! Extremely ugly!") but they keep giving us, "we're sprucing it up."

This reminds me of a home store we used to frequent in China. When they remodeled it, they painted it a combination of lime green and that florescent purple. It looked like someone lost a bet. Maybe, since it was a home store, they asked all the paint companies which paint they couldn't sell, and got a discount on it.

I have written a nicely worded letter to our management company (not the strongly worded one written in my mind) and hope that soon and very soon we'll be seeing white again.

1 comment:

Gina Marie said...

Not yet. They have promised to repaint it, but not back to white. They also told us yesterday that they want to paint the bridge and barbeque areas peach. I don't know who their decorator is, but he needs some help.

I actually think Singaporeans like bright colors more than Americans. This could be part of it.

It's just quite frustrating when someone else is painting your home against your will and there's not much you can do about it.