Capsule Wardrobe

"The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't." - Joshua Becker Last Saturday, I finally drove to Salvation Army to drop my clothes, shoes, bags and books. There were about three big and three small bags of stuff in my boot and one more big bag … Continue reading Capsule Wardrobe

Revamping My Wardrobe

If you have been following my blog, you would have read about my shopping spree at Vegas Outlet. I bought seven dresses, a pair of shoes for work, two pairs of sneakers, a pair of running shoes, two pairs of jeans, nine casual tops, two sports tops and a backpack. After all the shopping, it’s […]

Ryokan hotel, Beppu, Oita, Kyushu

Overcoming Excessive Consumerism

"Wanting less is a better blessing than having more." - Mary Ellen Edmunds The last time I tidied my apartment was one and half years ago. Unfortunately, I started to accumulate stuff again or did I? As I packed my stuff to be given away, I realised that I bought new stuff like shoes, clothing … Continue reading Overcoming Excessive Consumerism

Think Simple

"Take a different view to simplify things and make life easier to live..." Recently I read a story about the dilemma of a car manufacturer and how a layman helped to resolve the problem. This is how it goes... An engineer in a car manufacturing company designs a world class car. The CEO is impressed … Continue reading Think Simple

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Think Small. Think Simple

Have you heard of the "5 Cs"? Do you know what the "5 Cs" stand for? Many years ago "5 Cs" was a big thing. Everyone was working hard, pursuing their 5 Cs - Cash, Credit Card, Car, Condo and Country Club Membership. As for me and my peers, our focus was on the first … Continue reading Think Small. Think Simple

Apple Store at Shinsaibashi

Spend time with people… Not with devices

Recently I received a text message on a conversation between an elderly father and his adult child. I found it meaningful and thought I should share with a bigger audience. This is how it goes… I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money, I could … Continue reading Spend time with people… Not with devices

Singapore Changi Point Creek Walk

A World of Distractions

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” — Ann Voskamp There are times when I picked up my phone to check my calendar, I got distracted when I saw an e-mail notification and started checking my e-mail. Then I went on checking my Facebook. I absolutely forgot about why I picked up my phone. Has … Continue reading A World of Distractions

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A “New” Economy 

When I started reducing my possessions, a few friends joke that I need to continue to spend on luxurious goods to help drive the economy. Does living a life of simplicity have a negative impact on the economy? Yes and no. Buying less material items would have a short-term negative impact on the economy. It … Continue reading A “New” Economy 

Singapore Changi Beach

Chasing After Happiness & Beauty 

After a relaxing facial treatment at the spa I frequent, the spa manager once again made her sales pitch to me. She said I should sign up for the new anti-aging package to prevent wrinkle due to work stress. I asked if she has heard of a story about a businessman and a fisherman. This … Continue reading Chasing After Happiness & Beauty