Category: Inspiration

Mid-Autumn Festival 2016

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration

Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Lunar Calendar and this year it falls on the September 15th.  It is the second grandest festival after the Spring Festival in China.  People in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan enjoy a day off. The 15th Day of the 8th

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Reduce & Recycle Waste

Nespresso Citz

Last week, I had an interesting exchange with a reader from Australia who voiced her concern about me drinking Nespresso coffee because the used coffee pods are non-biodegradable and creating a landfill problem.  I thought I should write a post on  waste reduction and social responsibility. Reducing Waste Reducing waste requires extra effort and cost and

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Decluttering My Finances

As I declutter my possessions, I also started decluttering my finances by listing down and reviewing my expenses and investments.  This helps me to understand my spending pattern and how best to manage my finance and to build up passive income. Monthly Expenses Income tax, property tax, home mortgage, insurance, utilities, internet and mobile phone

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Decluttering My “Storage Area”

Home

After organising my bedroom, wardrobe and bathroom,  the next area to tackle – my “storage area”. I may have moved to a bigger apartment but there is no storage room. As I prefer open concept, the wall that separated the kitchen and living area were knocked down and the door at the yard area for

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Prepare for Travel Emergencies

El Retiro Park

I came across an article on the guide to prepare for travel emergencies.  Following is an extract.  This article is written for Singaporeans but some of the pointers are relevant for foreigners too.  Hope you find it helpful. Before you go Buy comprehensive travel insurance that also covers acts of terrorism and war. Review the

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