Recycle old newspaper: Make Christmas gift wrappers at home!

Recycle old paper

It’s that time of the year again. ‘Love is in the air’… Singapore is all dressed up, bright and ornate. Christmas carols are ringing in your ears. Kids are behaving unusually well cos Santa is watching! The temperature has dipped to a pleasant cool level and one barely even needs the fan, ah well most people still do, but then you get the point, right! The young and the old, the rich and the not-so-rich, the men, …[Read more]

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Trading in used iPhones: When do you stop?

iPhone 5 Vs iPhone 6

As I opened up my iPhone to start making a Christmas shopping list (my lovely friends had announced the arrival of Christmas goodies at IKEA absolutely without subtlety) on their Facebook walls, I got a close look at the gadget. The scratches, the rather small size, almost bulky look at a thickness of 7.6mm were staring at me in me face. That’s when it dawned upon me that it was time… time, to trade in my well-used iPhone 5 and start working towards …[Read more]

Halloween costumes for your candy!

recycle toilet rolls to candy holders

So 31st October is around the corner, and after constant reminders from my kids to brace up for the occasion, I am just about warming up to welcome Halloween. The Halloween bug however bit the city of Singapore WEEKS back! The supermarkets have had rows and rows dedicated to candies for treats, scary masks and ghoulish costumes since mid September. The RJ’s on radio channels have been discussing what to wear for the various Halloween …[Read more]

Recycling is cool

Recycling used tissue boxes

The year: 2011 The moment: Having finished another glass of apple juice and used the last piece of tissue in the box, my son walked into the kitchen and requested our helper, “Aunty, can you please clean up this tissue box so I can recycle and save the Earth?”. I almost fell off my chair but had to pretend that it’s totally normal for a 2 1/2-year-old to want to recycle, lest I put him …[Read more]