Permaculture

Hello! First of all, I apologise for MIA for so long. I gotta say that life got in the way of blogging. January was jam-packed with my travelling schedule; February was all about the Lunar New Year celebration, and here come March where I will be busy studying for my CFA level 1. Phew! Anyway, …

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A Year in Review: 2018

It is the second last day of 2018, so it obviously calls for the typical, "A Year in Review" post. How do I start? I guess my new year resolutions for 2018 are a good place to start. At the end of 2017, I had 3 new year resolutions that I was really determined to …

Simple and Stupid Thermos Yogurt Recipe – Coconut Ice Cream

Hi everyone! Today, I'm going to share with you my yogurt recipe, and I'm also here to debunk some myths about making yogurt yourself. First of all, there are a few things you need to understand, namely a) the "science" behind yogurt making, b) the raw materials needed and c) factors that affect your success. …

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. …