This month, I resolved to clean my small apartment and reduce the things I own — not that I own many things, but because I realized I never use some of those things and it was of no use keeping them. One of the first things to go were clothes, so I posted a message in Facebook asking my friends and acquaintances whether they’d want clothes. Many replied and I have packed some clothes for each person, although I have not gotten around to delivering/sending all of the packages yet. Anyway, because I was purging my closet (I managed to reduce it to 10 small baskets of clothes), I was able to finally wear the clothes I love that were gaining dust. Purging, and throwing away useless clutter, did not only help make my small apartment look more spacious, they also cleared my mind, as I finally let go of the emotions attached to the things I gave/threw. Continue reading

August #OOTD

21 Stuff(s) to Give Away



Good Monday morning!

I was browsing through my stuff, and came across old journals, letters, greeting cards and papers and found this piece written in one of those journals. I thought it would be nice to share because many times I’ve referred to this and made it my sort-of rule for living well. I wrote this in my journal but I don’t know where I got it. If you know the source, please inform me so I can give credit. Continue reading

FOOD | Apple-Infused Iced Tea


This is a #latergram. My sister bought me a pack of Twinings tea in mint and while I am not a fan of tea, I could not bear the thought of throwing them away. I’m always on the look-out for easy-to-make beverages to pair with easy-t0-make meals. I believe that the right beverages help enhance the dining experience. The powdered iced tea that are cheaper and easier to make are PACKED with SUGAR. In fact, there might be no tea at all in powdered teas. And as I approach my 30s and knowing that diabetes runs in the family, I don’t want to take in that much sugar. So, I make home-made iced teas. I tell you, ditch those powdered iced teas in your pantries and make the authentic ones. Continue reading