29 January 2017

Rice Water Instead of Shampoo

I already wrote about how Indonesians washed their hair before shampoo became available in their country:  Washing Hair with Ash.

Great shampoo alternative from the Yao minority in China: The Chinese Village of Long-Haired Rapunzels. They wash their hair with fermented rice water.

10 November 2016

Update on my "Food Forest"

It is possible to grow your own food from leftover from the kitchen. I bought organic soil and I regularly add kitchen waste to it.

Surprise: food grows out of this compost.

1. My avocado tree:

29 October 2016


I keep the tiny pencils my kids do not use any more. I can still use them to draft my projects or for shopping lists...

27 October 2016

Grocery Bags

My favourite bags for groceries are made of cotton. They are very sturdy, easy to wash.

The ones sold in grocery stores are usually made of some kind of artificial material and do not last very long, especially with tropical weather (Singapore). They do not usually withstand multiple washing either.

21 October 2016

Takeaway Coffee

I bring my own jar for takeaway coffee from the foodcourt (next to the wet market in my area) whenever I go shopping.

The lady at the coffee shop is more than happy to fill up my jars...

20 October 2016


Here is my simple recipe for deodorant. This is what works best for me.

Equal amounts of:
  • salt
  • baking soda
I keep this mix in a small jar in the bathroom.