Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Doorway to the past @ IM magazine

It's been a very, very busy month for me, but busy's good, keeps me on my toes :) I finally found some time to scan this month's IM magazine, which features my article Doorway to the past. Here it is folks!

IM magazine Apr 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sharing is Caring with Kleenex :)

If you cared about someone, how would you show it? Would you offer words of encouragement, or give them a token of your affection? Even the smallest of caring gestures can make a big difference in someone's lives. Unfortunately, in our increasingly fast-paced lives, we often neglect the little things that count. Thankfully, Kleenex has just launched the Share the Softness campaign, which makes sharing and caring a just little bit easier :)


We can all be part of this movement, because everyone needs some softness in their everyday lives :) Best of all, Kleenex offers us not one, but three ways to share and care:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Compost Diary Part 2

Okay, so I've been diligently chucking my kitchen waste into my new compost bin and layering on the bokashi catalyst for about a week now. I'm supposed to wait until the bucket is full before I bury the contents, but I don't think I can wait any longer. Since I started this, my biggest worry has been, "Where the heck am I going to bury this stuff?" 

A week's worth of kitchen waste. 

As I've mentioned, I live in an apartment, so I haven't an inch of soil to my name. I can't just dig up the community playground/garden for my own purposes. I wrote to the owner of Biosense, relating my concerns, and she gave me tips on burying the compost in an indoor container. I had heard about this solution online, and it seemed like the only logical choice for me.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Compost Diary Part 1

Image via Haysagriculture

I must say that I'm pretty good at recycling, so much so, I can't stand the sight of a PET bottle in garbage bin. But, while I recycle my plastics, papers, aluminium and glass regularly, I haven't really tried my hand at recycling kitchen waste. This is rather odd, because I have wanted to compost since I was about 12! Alas, we never had much of a garden, and I didn't know how to start.

Currently I live in a small apartment with very little space, so I never would have thought that I'd start composting now. The answer to my composting prayers came when I discovered a local company called BioSense, and their simple yet ingenious kitchen composting kit. I wasted no time in emailing them to find out how much the kit would cost. Puan Rokiah, the founder of Heritage Biotech (that makes the compost bins), replied almost immediately. It would be only RM70, inclusive of delivery!

Welcome 2019: Time to Grow

Happy New Year everyone! I'm so so excited for 2019 and everything that it'll bring. I'm starting the year with gratefulness for...