Donate old clothes and items – collection drive for Goonj in Singapore

Charity Events in Singapore 2014

Secondsguru supports the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra and screams out a loud three cheers for India-based Goonj. Goonj is a social organisation that channels clothes and other urban discard from households that don’t need them to those who do. It collects donations in cities – ranging from school material to clothes to computers to even old doors – and moves them to far flung regions and less-privileged people across the country. Goonj has done commendable, documented work …[Read more]

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Halloween Costume – Woodland Fairy in a twinkle!

halloween costume - woodland fairy

The month of October brings us the perfect excuse to get creative again: Halloween! While most people tend to dress up as brain-eating zombies or blood-sucking vampires, some of us prefer to sprinkle fairy dust and light up the room with an orgy of colours. If you’ve got a daughter, chances are she will favour something pretty and sparkly as opposed to Trick-or-Treating with her home-made guts spilling out on to the pavement and blood …[Read more]

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Deepavali holiday – let your kids light up the festival this year

Deepavali / Diwali - bake your own Diyas. Kid-friendly activities

I recently celebrated yet another birthday, and right on cue, fuddy-duddy thoughts entered my head and started painting a halo on top of old memories. Nostalgia made itself heard even though children were testing their vocal chords’ ranges in the background, and I sighed for quieter days when the school holidays were not on. Then guilt entered the discussion, reminding me that Deepavali this year is coinciding happily with the school break, and nagged me …[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]