Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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I have started the habit of 'bring your own bottle' (BYOB).

Water is the best hydrating element after all. I am hoping that by going BYOB, I would stop quenching my thirst with unhealthy (sometimes expensive) drink choices.

One would say that I could simply walk to a supermarket to get the house brand mineral water bottles. On this point, I am aware about the plastic waste I would generate in return for such an act.

Hopefully this BYOB habit will go a long way towards increasing my saving index plus a better health. Cheers!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Three bags full

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Decluttered a bag of clothes from my wardrobe yesterday. Prior to Christmas, I decluttered two bags. In total, I had decluttered three bag full of clothes, some of which were brand new. How did I end up in such a situation?

Did I derived happiness having a wardrobe filled with clothes. The answer is no. I struggle with the thought that I don't have enough clothes on a daily basis. I would end up going through the motion of picking that few pieces of clothes to survive the work week and weekend. On special events such as weddings, I grimaced at the thought of needing to get an outfit befitting of the occasions. I secretly hope I could just survive each day by wearing a uniform.

In short, I had fallen prey to vanity and succumbed to my insecurities.

Note to self, moving forward:
  1.  Buy what is necessary.
  2.  Buy quality stuff as these products would last longer and generate savings in the longer term.
  3.  Keep only clothes that you need. There are people out there who would need the clothes more than you do.

For those who are curious with what I did with my decluttered clothes, they would be going to Chris, my grandfather's helper. She would usually send the clothes back to her village in Manila, Philippines.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


I must say I have been spared the growing up pains till recently.

It was about 2 - 3 years ago (34 going to 35 years old) that I became rather conscious and struggle with thoughts/desires such as career progression, purchase of a house, amount of money in the bank, retirement etc. Prior to the 'awakening', I was happy to just move along in life. I am happier with whatever I have.

Imagine my anguish when these awakened thoughts/desires started to overwhelm me. I felt puny and unaccomplished in life in comparison to my peers.

Knowing that I have a God who is my shepherd and I would never be in want, put the chaotic mind to rest. He brought me back to a perspective - He is with me. It is never too late to reassess how I am living my life. It is not about the money that I have in my bank account that matters to Him. It is how I choose to honour with the things that He has placed in my hands that matters.

So here I am, embarking on this journey to simply and declutter to honour Him.

I have started this blog to note down my thoughts and milestones achieved. If you are reading this, I hope you will be blessed and encouraged. Please know you are not alone on this.