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November 9, 2019
Atiqah Nadiah Zailani
Eliminating, substituting, and/or reducing our waste from giving gifts to our loved ones.
Aaah, the joy of receiving and unwrapping gifts! We love it so much that a whole new business has popped up: subscription boxes, in which we buy ourselves (or other people) gifts t...
October 26, 2019
Putting together a custom Do-It-Yourself sofa because why not make life hard for yourself.
My initial hopes and dreams were to DIY most of the interior of my tiny house, having participated in the building of the structure and exterior. In preparation, I must have watch...
September 8, 2019
Eliminating, substituting and/or reducing the waste from our artistic and crafty endeavours.
As a kid, I enjoyed arts and crafts. The earliest piece of artwork I recall making was in kindergarten, and it is the most Malaysian thing ever: a drawing of a durian, covered w...
August 24, 2019
Eliminating, substituting, and/or reducing the waste from our home improvement and DIY projects.
I have been continuously, if sporadically, working on the self-sustaining tiny home that we built two years ago, and am swaddled with all sorts of home improvement bits and...
July 21, 2019
Eliminating, substituting, and/or reducing the waste from our around-the-world gallivanting
Once upon a time, someone once asked me: “If you had to choose between Prince Charming and travel, which would you go for?”, and a much younger me had answered without a shadow...
April 28, 2019
Eliminating, substituting and/or reducing our waste from one too many obsessive, compulsive and impulsive clothing shopping sprees.
I used to be a fan of cheap clothes. The cheaper the clothes, the more I could buy, and the less I cared when I thre...
March 23, 2019
Eliminating, substituting and/or reducing our waste from the never-ending obsession around the latest gadgets that we can't live without.
In my teens, my gift requests saw a pronounced shift from toys to gadgets - it started with a cell phone (the ever reliable and inde...
February 18, 2019
Eliminating, substituting and/or reducing the waste from handling our dirty linens.
We have come a long way from the days when our great grandmothers had to carry dirty clothes to the river and scrub each one on a washing board. Now, all I need to do is dump everything...
January 26, 2019
Eliminating, substituting and reducing the waste from keeping our homes and surroundings sparkling clean (or just clean enough!)
Cleaning, for one reason or another, has become far more complicated that it really is.
We’ve been convinced that different parts of the house...
January 19, 2019
Life lessons from throwing myself down snowy mountains while strapped to a piece of board.
Snowboarding, like skiing, looks really cool, but is not all fun and games.
It can be expensive to access, requiring a trip to the mountains, and may even necessitate flying to fa...
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