Decluttering Project #2 Food – Managing Food Waste

To tackle the 'abundance' clutter of my fridge, I started keeping an inventory list. Using the list, I would take note of what I need to consume in the next couple of days. I think I've devised a pretty good strategy in managing my food. This is the current state of my non-crisper section of …

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On Singles’ Day, I made a pledge against shopping

A brief introduction to the history of Singles' Day: Singles' Day (11/11) was first celebrated by Chinese university students in the 90s, as an antidote to Valentine's Day. Ever since Alibaba capitalized on this celebration in 2009, this has turned into an annual shopping frenzy, not dissimilar to Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Boxing Day …

The Beginning

There's an interesting psychology phenomenon that I've come to notice, and well, it has a name too, the Fresh Start Effect. Essentially, the definition says that people are more likely to take action towards a goal after temporal landmarks that represent new beginnings, be it a new year, a new month, or a new week. …