The Top 3 Biggest Home Lighting Mistakes You Might Be Making (Quick Fixes and Suggestions) – Part 2

Use this decision tree to determine the recommended action steps. *This is a follow-up post and is more relevant for South East Asian homes, particularly Malaysia. Check out Part 1 here if you haven't for proper context. Solution A So you're planning to rent out your place. Stick to using E27 and GU10 type bulbs,… Continue reading The Top 3 Biggest Home Lighting Mistakes You Might Be Making (Quick Fixes and Suggestions) – Part 2

The Top 3 Biggest Home Lighting Mistakes You Might Be Making (From a Decade of Experience in the Industry) – Part 1

Rule #1 - In the daytime, use as much natural light as possible and as little artificial light as possible. In the nightime, use as little artificial light as possible. Might as well do this since we're all stuck at home. Good home lighting design is often overlooked. It can boost productivity, restfulness and safety.… Continue reading The Top 3 Biggest Home Lighting Mistakes You Might Be Making (From a Decade of Experience in the Industry) – Part 1

My current daily routine + a dose of Seneca

It mainly revolves around the kids, who are one and a half years old at the time of writing. The wife works in finance, so her office job is unaffected by the lockdown. 6.30-7am: Wake up (probably when one of the boys wakes up and demands to be fed).7-8am: Boys are up and running around.… Continue reading My current daily routine + a dose of Seneca

Making extremely low-prep healthy meals for the family – Recipe #1

I've spent a lot of time recently thinking about how to make a home cooked meal that fulfills all of the following criteria: comprised of whole foods, therefore nutritious and healthysuper satiatingextremely low-prepscalable - doesn't take much extra time when increasing portion sizeingredients can last relatively long refrigerated or otherwisedoesn't cost a bombtastes goodeasy cleanup… Continue reading Making extremely low-prep healthy meals for the family – Recipe #1

How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 2: Basic Checkmating Patterns

Now that you know all the rules of chess and how the game is set up, starts and ends, it's time to move on to basic checkmating patterns and drawn endings. But before we begin, you can go to lichess.org for a basic refresher, under the section Chess Pieces. You can also play a few… Continue reading How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 2: Basic Checkmating Patterns

I designed a Grandparent’s Journal…

Preview of the first 9 pages. This is a simple journal for grandparents to capture their own lives and memories, with the goal that it will be passed on to their grandkids to read and treasure when the time is right. Basically a guided diary made specially to be passed down generations. This pdf journal… Continue reading I designed a Grandparent’s Journal…

This could save you MYR 32,000…..if you have cats.

Duckie & Dolce back in 2008. Coco had not been adopted yet. Let's talk shit. Or rather, cat poop. The cat litter industry stood at USD 4 billion in 2018, and is expected to hit USD 5 billion by 2025. Basically, it's huge. And that stuff ain't cheap. For our three cats, we've been using… Continue reading This could save you MYR 32,000…..if you have cats.

How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 1: The Basics

Before we start, you might ask: why should anyone learn chess? Chess can help to improve focus and attention, creativity, problem solving skills, memory, planning and foresight. Most of these skills on the board are transferable to other parts of life; where all our actions have consequences. But the best reason is because it's just… Continue reading How to teach your kids to play and master chess (even if you don’t know the game) – Part 1: The Basics

I designed some bookmarks to encourage reading

Here are some bookmarks I designed to encourage kids to read physical books. I procured most of the images from royalty/copyright-free Pixabay. Basically you just give your kid the corresponding bookmark as your kid completes the target number of books. I've included a tracking sheet as well to keep track of their reading list. The… Continue reading I designed some bookmarks to encourage reading