Caution: For serious book lovers only; otherwise you might be extremely bored. What is an Ex-Libris? The Latin phrase means 'From the library of...'. An ex-libris (aka bookplate) is a printed label that people stick inside the front endpage of their books to indicate ownership. This was a practice in Europe as far back as… Continue reading Make Your Own Ex-Libris
Seneca has some of my favorite quotes about time. If someone throwing money away could be considered insane, then shouldn't someone throwing time away be similarly judged? Because unlike money, wasted time can never be recovered. I'm no different, and even extremely guilty of this, even if my blog deceptively presents the best version of… Continue reading How To Get Back 100 Minutes Per Day.
The Great Wave......arguably the most famous Japanese vintage woodblock of all time? I used to have an Etsy store. Well, still have, actually. It was only active for a year plus and I sold digital reprints (giclees) of vintage woodblock art from Japan (shin-hanga). These reproductions were for the purpose of displaying on walls, which… Continue reading Resurrecting My Old Etsy Store
Fashion, passion and more passion (... fruit!) Shortly after my previous post describing a new lame attempt at starting a small composting project, my mum Anna gave me her top 10 lifetime gardening tips! She has always been a lifelong gardener. Even as a child, I have memories of her planting mangoes and guavas in… Continue reading Guest Post: Top 10 Tips From A Lifelong Gardener (My Mum!)
Used coffee grounds and fruit peel ready for the first round of composting. We have some space on the balcony that could be put to good use with a small vegetable garden. The objectives to be met: Only grow plants that can be harvested for eating or other usesReduce wastage of fruits and veges by… Continue reading Balcony Farming & Composting Project
My home gym (pull-up bar and portable sauna not shown) With the twins and Coronavirus keeping me indoors all the time, I've designed a small home gym with the equipment mostly sourced online. I get a full body workout with a full range of motion. Push up grips (I got mine from Decathlon)Kettlebells (I have… Continue reading Maintaining a Consistent Home Workout Routine
Even if you have all the money in the world, you can't buy these three things. A fit body, a calm mind and a house full of love. These things cannot be bought - they must be earned. One of my favourite quotes by Naval Ravikant. I made it into a high-res image as a… Continue reading A great quote by Naval Ravikant.
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…
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