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Box of Joy Share the love, bring a smile

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A smile has the power to raise one’s spirits and help one bounce back from the lowest low. What if the smile is on someone else’s face and you are the reason for it- even better, right? Join us in our “Box of joy” initiative and let us bring a smile on the face of a child – as we come together to share the love from our homes with a little person who really deserves to be happy. About Box of Joy: …[Read more]

Events, Kids, Upcycle,
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Scene Around Town Go Green – a recyclables costume party at St James’ Church Kindergarten

KIndergarten kids rocking costumes made out of recycled materials. How cool are these spacesuits!

One evening, a couple of years ago, as we sat down to dinner, my daughter remarked, “Mama, we left the TV screen on. We need to off it.” With dinner already running late, the TV screen was the least of my worries. So, I explained to my then almost-4-year-old twins that this was dinner time and we would turn off the TV as soon as we were done with dinner. Not one to be easily …[Read more]

Gong Xi Fa Cai Upcycle those red packets with our crafts!

Hong Bao crafts | Use your Chinese New Year red enveloped for fun upcycling! Read how you can make fortune cookies, a traditional pineapple, a lotus flower, or even a handy basket. Great way to reuse all those hong baos / angpows / lai see you collect at Chinese New Year!

It’s that festive time of the year again we know all too well. Crowded supermarkets, massive sales, the distinct smell of bak kwa you either love or hate, and of course the familiar CNY jingles we grew up with buzzing through speakers everywhere. If the hustle and bustle of CNY preparations are not really your speed however, this post might just do the trick for you! It saves you money and also – I should …[Read more]

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Eco-warriors A chat with Michael Broadhead – the force that launched EarthFest Singapore

Earthfest poster feb 12 2017

Meet Michael Broadhead – an educator with a sustainable bent of mind. We first met him when he was organising the very first EarthFest in Singapore, juggling media, vendors, volunteers and what not with his trademark unlimited energy, all this while working his day job as a chemistry teacher at the Canadian International School, Singapore! Secondsguru pitched to run a book swap at the event, and we were amazed at his open attitude and responsiveness, wondering …[Read more]