Taipei trip: No shopping?

Okay, I didn’t make it out without buying anything, but most were replacements–not necessarily zero Waste either–for things I was running out of. Here’s what I bought and accompanying rationale: Pre-Trip Wet tissues. This was a disaster. I wanted to get them but my in laws beat me to it and I also bought so we now have at least six packets (three are nooTrees). … Continue reading Taipei trip: No shopping?

While I’m unemployed…

Here’s a list of things I want to try and achieve while I’m still jobless. Sell some of my things, i.e., luggages, extra bags, the second cushion compact, my winter jackets Learn to be proficient in SEO. Make this site more SEO friendly as a test. Get more freelance writing gigs. I have one sorta lined up. Learn how to make zero Waste body lotion … Continue reading While I’m unemployed…

Zero Waste experiments

I didn’t think I’d start these quite so soon, but I ran out of shampoo and then my toothpaste finished… so it’s time I guess. Here’s my experience with zero Waste diys… Castile soap shampoo I used this in France and it was disastrous, matted and tangled and I didn’t have any access to conditioner till a couple of hotels later. A hair mask greatly … Continue reading Zero Waste experiments

Zero Sugar Project (end?)

The last week of the Zero Sugar Project, at least for March. Monday – Tuesday (26-27 March) Went to the doctor and was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Spent the two days at home, eating the usual food. No sugar was ingested except for lozenges. Wednesday (28 March) Went back to work today. Had an unhealthy lunch of instant noodles with minced pork, some vegetables, fish slices … Continue reading Zero Sugar Project (end?)

Why refuse straws

So Singapore has slowly started to ramp up its sustainability efforts and of course there are detractors. On the surface their arguments seem to make sense, so I thought I’d attempt to refute their comments here. Mainly because I would like to be further educated on the environmental impact. Straws don’t produce that much waste. So one of the universities in Singapore recently opened a … Continue reading Why refuse straws

No sugar week 3

Monday, 12 March Had the usual breakfast and then vegetarian food for lunch–brown rice with pumpkin, Kai lan and fried egg. Also noted that the snacks in the pantry had two options which I don’t think contain sugar–seaweed crisps (ingredients didn’t mention sugar) and tiny samosas. I could be wrong. Went home for dinner and had the usual. Hungry at 11pm so I had a … Continue reading No sugar week 3