I packed my room and it fills a car.

This year has unexpectedly become the year of Moves and Weddings. There are three in my family this year, which is a rarity (usually there’s just one each year), and doesn’t include all the other weddings of friends etc that I will be going to. I just cleared out an entire room, which was the room I’ve lived in from late teens till I got … Continue reading I packed my room and it fills a car.

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…

No shopping update

I can’t remember when I first broadcast this experiment, but it was probably in February after I got my Chinese New Year outfits. So here’s an update of what’s happened shopping ban wise: I have not shopped. I have neither bought things online nor offline, except for plane tickets and hotel accommodation, WiFi router rental and travel insurance. Which sounds impressive but actually here’s why: … Continue reading No shopping update

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?)

Ways you could be sustainable and not know it

[featured image from KeepCup’s website] So you’ve heard a lot about this newfangled thing called Zero Waste and you really want to start it, but you’re intimidated, and are worried about the lack of access to bulk food stores and whether making your own makeup really works for you. I’ll be the first to say I’m not fully Zero Waste yet, but here are some … Continue reading Ways you could be sustainable and not know it