Fiction Writing Project: The Wealthy Pawnbroker (A Sherlock Holmes Short Story).

Image by Tom Purvis in 1947, taken from Wikipedia Commons The second last day of July 1880 witnessed another unbearably hot summer afternoon for the city of London. At the southern complex of shophouses situated along Tottenham Court Road, blazing sunlight radiated off three golden spheres, the universal symbol of the pawnbroking institution. In an… Continue reading Fiction Writing Project: The Wealthy Pawnbroker (A Sherlock Holmes Short Story).

Walking + Running 41 km On My Day Off (With Zero Training)

Last weekend I had a day off from taking care of the boys. Lea and her sister brought them back for a hometown trip. Pretty much exactly from 5pm Friday to 5pm Saturday. So what did I do during these 24 hours? I thought it would be a good chance to do the 41 km… Continue reading Walking + Running 41 km On My Day Off (With Zero Training)

Another Set Of Twins Is Born (And Other Updates)

Balcony GardenThe aloe vera flowered recently and gave birth to two new babies! My mum the gardener was visiting recently and she helped to transplant them to their own pots before she left. She used my composted soil so we'll see if it's any good. I've actually stopped composting for some time now because we… Continue reading Another Set Of Twins Is Born (And Other Updates)

My Simple Method For Managing E-Mail (Inbox Zero)

Back when I was a full-time employee with Philips Lighting, I read a great book by David Allen titled Getting Things Done. This led me to reorganizing my MS-Outlook to inbox zero. It was one of the best things I ever did in terms of productivity because I never missed important emails and the system… Continue reading My Simple Method For Managing E-Mail (Inbox Zero)

Pinterest Marketing, My First Sale And Other Updates…

Verticulture Optimizing The WebstoreSo this past week I've been working on improving my website http://www.verticulture.store. I added the 'product reviews' function (no actual reviews yet, of course), order tracking, and a contact page. I totally overlooked writing the contact page when launching the website, even though I already put the header in the main menu.… Continue reading Pinterest Marketing, My First Sale And Other Updates…

www.verticulture.store Is LIVE! (And Other Updates)

E-Commerce ProjectsI was supposed to release this post two nights ago, but fell asleep at the keyboard at around 11pm after working on the website. In a previous post, I've mentioned that I would start an e-commerce project to supply indoor and vertical personal farming products. So, http://www.verticulture.store is now live and like this blog,… Continue reading www.verticulture.store Is LIVE! (And Other Updates)

Minimalist Recipe #6 – Salad w/ Beetroot & Honey Dressing

This 20+ ingredient salad is incredibly nutritious and filling because of the sheer variety of fruit and veg. But it doesn't require a lot of prep or a long cooking time. Ingredients Raw Portion- almonds (bought pre-roasted)- cherry tomatoes- japanese cucumber- capsicum/bell peppers- sesame seeds- golden flax- lettuce- avocado- pineapple- blueberries- cheddar cheese (processed)- sesame… Continue reading Minimalist Recipe #6 – Salad w/ Beetroot & Honey Dressing

Portable Steam Sauna – Benefits, Use And Maintenance

My portable steam sauna. I'm probably meditating inside as you read 😜 Summary of Benefits *from Dr Rhonda Patrick's websiteSauna bathing is associated with many health benefits, from cardiovascular and mental health to fertility and athletic endurance. It is generally considered safe for healthy adults and may be safe for special populations with appropriate medical… Continue reading Portable Steam Sauna – Benefits, Use And Maintenance

Post-Father’s Day Life Updates

Time for some updates regarding the blog and important stuff I've been working on. Father's DayJust spent a regular day at home with the family, we're still maintaining social distancing and living like hermits apart from Lea's office commute. I could probably use a haircut soon. Diet/NutritionOn the Father's Day weekend I made some ten-don… Continue reading Post-Father’s Day Life Updates

Inventing A Tea Recipe To Support Intermittent Fasting

If anyone wants to try it, the full recipe is included. Coffee has been an addiction since the good 'ol late night studying-partying college days, so we're closing in on a twentieth anniversary soon. And recently my coffee drinking has gone through the roof since having kids until I started getting daily headaches. But recently… Continue reading Inventing A Tea Recipe To Support Intermittent Fasting