Packing light on a media trip Continue reading Traveling Light.
Weekends for us now are crazy busy. On Saturday, I woke up to finish up the advertorial that’s been dragging for a couple of days, and then we decided to visit the new house to check on things and see what needed to be bought. We then headed over to the Expo, (thankfully we managed to get the car from my husband’s aunt otherwise it’d … Continue reading Two houses down, two to go
So I’ve listened to the Minimalists’ podcasts, I’ve read Goodbye, Things, A Year of No Clutter, and Spark Joy, but putting this into action is harder than I thought it would be. I’ve always thought I could let things go, and I’ve donated a ton of stuff, but somehow, I’m getting stuck. (Note: I’ve put the links to the books above, but I’m not getting … Continue reading Letting Go
I took out everything from the boxes I’d brought home yesterday and stacked them on the bed in piles. Let’s be honest. This is a mess. And I quickly got very overwhelmed, so I started by sorting out my jewellery and hair accessories: all the cheap earrings I’d bought over the years or those that were given to me but I never ever wore, those … Continue reading Decluttering: Day 1
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.
Reducing Waste in Taipei Continue reading Taipei and Zero Waste
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
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
So here are my new year’s resolutions since we have just a day or so to the next year. Cook more lunches. (at least every fortnight) Actually shop at proper thrift shops. Buy nothing new for yourself. Learn how to sew on a sewing machine. Make your own soap for showering and for washing your hair. Minimize the amount of stuff you’ll get for your … Continue reading My New Year’s Resolutions.
So I’ve been sick for the past month or so, first with acid reflux, which is mostly cured by now, with a mixture of diet, traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and now with the flu… which mostly entails sniffling and coughing a lot. Three doctor visits later, I’ve accumulated a lot of waste from all the medicines etc. So here are a few ways … Continue reading Reducing Waste When Sick