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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]

DrabToFab Broken, abandoned tray table becomes a bright addition to the living room

DrabToFab | Wooden table transformed

Usually, I don’t go for broken, dusty tables. But, when I saw this wooden tray table lying abandoned in the basement, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was free, no shipping costs involved, and (no small thing) I had DIY duties to fulfil for Secondsguru! True, nothing had come of the abandoned pallet I had last picked up from this same benevolent venue, nor did my kids really play with the wooden puzzle boards …[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]

Fashion Forward and Planet friendly Our Favourite Eco Bags

Eco bags upcycled recycled bags secondsguru singapore

I spent a large part of my working life (if 13 out of 16 counts)in the finance industry in Asia . As a natural consequence, one went through the motions of aspiring for and owning a few of the go-to designer bags in one’s personal collection. More recently, my role as the co founder of Secondsguru, has seen the addition of a few simple yet beautiful eco friendly bags to the collection. And I still happen to have a dream list of few top …[Read more]