Translated by Soong Phui Jee
Sin Chew Daily
MALACCA: Would you like to challenge your artistic talent? Would you like to step into a dream of fairy tale? If yes, you should then try to make a model house of your own.
It looks like a recreational activity but in fact, building a model house can help develop your imagination, creativity and artistic talent.
In addition, it can also help improve patience and emotional control while enhancing interpersonal relationship and promoting a harmonious life.
Yan Mei Hui, the person in charge of the LY Gift said that customers can enjoy the proses of building a model house after choosing a model they like.
She said that interest is a prerequisite as one will overcome the challenges and enjoy the process only if he or she is really interested in it.
She said that most importantly, the joy and sense of accomplishment can only be felt by those who have tried it themselves.
"A completed model house can also be given to your loved ones as a gift to show your sincerity. It gives a sense of happiness since it contains your love and blessing," Yan said.
She also said that making a model house can help improve a person's temper and patience.
Yan said that the sales for large-sized model houses is better than those of small size.
"It might be because consumers think that small-sized model houses are not challenging enough and thus, they prefer the large-sized ones that require greater creativity," she explained.
She pointed out that some customers might also add some new elements into simple model houses with their imagination and creativity. She would try her best to help them find the required material to complete their "dream houses".
She said that a small model house costs RM38 while those decorated with a lamp cost from RM48 to RM110. For those who want to buy a completed model house, they would have to pay twice as much as the original price.
Also, Yan said that painting by numbers can help draw the relationship between parents and children closer and cultivate interest in painting.
She said that painting by numbers are available in small, medium and large sizes. The painting could be completed by just painting colours according to the numbers printed on it. Such a concept is convenient for beginners and it can actually raise interest and enthusiasm for painting.
The painting by numbers kits also include paint brushes and watercolours. Therefore, no additional cost is required. As for the prices, a large-sized painting by numbers costs RM85 while a small one costs RM20.