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]

Brighten up your work blues- Transform the file holder !

File holder upcyling

Remember how excited you were as a kid, when summer came to an end and you got to go shopping for school supplies? The choices! Agendas, binders, file holders, notebooks and pencil cases came adorned with our favourite bands, animals or cartoon characters; pencils came in bright funky colours and the selection of the right backpack could mean big things in schoolyard terms. Maybe if adults had the same wide range of choices in office …[Read more]

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Colours for baby – homemade paints

edible paints for baby/kids activities

39,720 – That’s the number of babies born in Singapore last year. And I suspect that’s also the number of mothers in Singapore stressing out over raising their kids right as I type this! Thankfully, the joys of motherhood are equal to its challenges. Even though aisles of Baby Einstein, hours of prodigy TV shows and shelves of helicopter mother books create niggling doubts in our minds about how good we are, even one hour …[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]