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Unlimited Coffee, Snacks, and WiFi for $6 an Hour

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Co-working spaces provide a cheaper alternative to the traditional office lease.

In the last few years, co-working spaces have become very popular. The rise of entrepreneurship in Singapore, coupled with the rising cost of office rentals, make co-working spaces more attractive than traditional offices. And they provide a great place to network, learn from other start-ups, and hold meetings, workshops, and seminars. Instead of being locked into a typical year-long office lease, co-working spaces have daily, weekly, or monthly rates. Coffeemin, a relatively new kid on the block, is the only co-working space in Singapore (that I know of) with hourly and minute rates. (more…)

Why I Waited to Start This Blog

omy Singapore Blog Awards Ceremony
The nation’s award winning bloggers under one roof.

I was recently invited to attend the Singapore Blog Awards Ceremony. This is where the nation’s most popular and most followed bloggers gathered to celebrate and honour each other’s achievements. The awards categories included “Best Food Blog”, “Best Beauty Blog”, “Best Family Blog”, “Best Travel Blog”, and “Best Fashion Blog”, among others. As I’ve been blogging for only 6 months, my blog did not qualify for any of the categories. But I still felt very honoured to have been invited to such a prestigious event. And it reminded why I started blogging in the first place. (more…)

Frugality and Spirituality – How the Two are Related

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Celebrate Vesak Day by being frugal.

Today, Buddhists will celebrate Vesak Day. Gratitude, mindfulness, humility, and frugality are all virtues of Buddhism. One could even argue that these virtues exist in some form in nearly all religions. On this Vesak Day, I am reminded that being frugal is not just for the sole purpose of saving money. A deeper, and somewhat more profound reason to be frugal is spiritual, ecological, and maybe even ethical. (more…)

Why the Planet Depends on Us Being Frugal

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Our planet, our one home, has limited resources.

Earth Day (22nd April) is almost upon us. And being frugal aligns nicely with being environmentally conscious and ecologically friendly. We’ve all heard the usual advice on recycling, turning off lights/taps when not in use, taking shorter showers, using cloth grocery bags, and replacing incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient lighting. But there are a few more things (and some are super easy) that I feel would make a huge impact on our collective carbon footprint. (more…)

How to win $1000 in 4D and Toto – It Works Every Time!

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Queuing to give ang pows to the Singapore Pools during Chinese New Year

A survey in 2011 by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), showed that nearly half of Singapore residents participated in at least one form of gambling activity over the past year. The most popular form of legal gambling in Singapore is 4D, followed by Toto. Both of these can be purchased from any of the over 300 Singapore Pools outlets islandwide. The minimum a person can bet is $1. And just last year, one lucky customer walked away with a jackpot worth $5 million. So how can you easily win $1000? (more…)