I've just turned 30 (gasp!) few weeks ago. And kinda inspired to pen down 30 things I've learned in 30 years: 1) It doesn’t matter what people think of you, it only matter what you think of yourself. 2) You can choose your friends. You will become the people you associate with most … Continue reading 30 in 30
Fighting consumerism is at the heart of every minimalist's mission. Consumerism rises after the invention of mass production, and that makes even the poor can buy, which was only a privilege for the rich then. Advertisement is a tool in selling products. It's an advocator of consumerism. Advertisement is where consumerism thrives. … Continue reading Ditch the Ads!
The act of simplifying my life has led me to contentment in life, which then lead me to an even more minimal life. After a few months into my minimalist journey, as I try my best not to bring in any more stuff into my life, I started to appreciate my existing stuff. To be … Continue reading Minimalism > Contentment > Minimalism
Lil Bro: Can I check out your phone? Me: Ya, sure. Lil Bro: Why your phone has no games? Me: Coz’ I don’t play games on my hp. Lil Bro: Let me download this game and play. Me: What! No ….. Okay, delete it when you’re done playing with it. Coz’ it’s only a 16GB … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why owning a 16GB phone changed my life
"Minimalism is about intentionality, not deprivation." -minimalism life- When I first restricted myself from buying new clothes, I felt sad, I felt deprived of something I enjoyed so so much. I have been programmed for a long time that this stuff brings me happiness, but deep down I knew it can only last a while. … Continue reading Minimalism: Is it about deprivation?
Looking at my dustbin. “When was the last time I empty my dustbin? Hmm…sometime ago.” “Hey ya…coz’ I don’t buy so much stuff anymore.” I was taught to recycle from school. And I was into recycling during my high school years. I considered myself a tree-hugger. I want to save the environment by recycling … Continue reading Recycling is not eco-sustainable, Minimalism is.
I love makeup. I love dolling up for an event or date with my girlfriends. Pure fun. I started exploring makeup around the age of 13 because my sister (of seven years older) would experiment various looks and products on my face, thus kindled my curiosity as well as interest in “painting my face” haha. … Continue reading Minimalist MakeUp Collection
The first and most common definition of minimalism is owning less stuff. Indeed owning and wanting less stuff in our lives redefines the meaning of happiness. So now we have more free time and space for more important things in life. Hmm...now I want to do everything that I ever wanted to do, pursue all … Continue reading Minimalism is more than owning less stuff
I’ve read many who say “you should not take minimalism lightly” or you’ll either quit halfway or end up having a miserable life. I was sure very excited to learn about this new tool called ‘minimalism’ and started my ‘no-buy list’ and purge my possessions at the first two months. Now that my journey has … Continue reading So you are a minimalist huh? What happened after 4 months.
Why are we so attached to our things? Thank God now there's an explanation to it! A TED-Ed video by Christian Jarrett revealed that we exhibit such tendency since young. This was caused by a psychological phenomenon called "the endowment effect". Basically, we will value things that we own. Yes, this explanation seems to be … Continue reading Why are we so attached to our things?