I saved 70% on water usage overnight!

Within the first day of the challenge, I have been able to cut down my daily water usage by an estimated 70% – 40% of the 151 litres used by an average Singaporean each day! Read on to find out more!

Start of a Water Challenge

As Earth Day’s draws near, I’ve volunteered to take on a personal challenge with WWF Singapore to document the adoption of water-saving habits. It starts with recording my typical usage habits on Day 0 and then implementing the following five measures over a week-long period…

The Ugly Side of Beauty Products

Heartfelt words from an animal passivist. Do you know more than 100 million animals die in laboratories each year – in the US alone? That’s 17 times worse than the holocaust and no one is actually bothered by it. Why? Just because survivors (if any) of the brutality of a laboratory life cannot write memoirs…

Vipassana Meditation – Experiencing Self and Developing Equanimity

For the food blog that earthleng.com is not, it is also not a travel blog. But I’ve completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course during my extended travels and that has been a great experience. It also brought up valuable concepts which I identify with. Vipassana emphasises awareness and the principle of “seeing things for what they really are;…

The story of earthleng

It was a big day for me as I sat in front of my Mac, clicking “invite” to every single of my friends for them to like my earthleng Facebook page. And the notifications of friends accepting my invite streamed in. It was such a warm fuzzy feeling – the many nods of approval. Not just…

13 before 30 – recalibrated

Yes – I have become one of the 68,300 unemployed residents in Singapore. When Channel NewsAsia reported the figures for Q2 unemployment in Singapore, I reassured myself that they must be right. That I have 68,299 comrades marching with me.