Tender loving care!

a bud!!!

close up 😊

flower!!!

wait… not one but two!!!

Pretty proud of myself😊 this time. Previous air plants I had often ended up over watered …

I’m encouraged to keep growing these wonderful little plants and hope I’ll have more such photos to share with all of you soon!

Thanks for reading and following our blog ☺️

“Dispel the cold” – steps to better health and well-being.

A book by a Japanese doctor, Dr Yoshiharu Shindo recently caught my eye while I was at the bookstore. The front cover showed a sock 🧦 and the back cover said “put on more socks 🧦” as one of 4 steps to “dispel the cold” from our bodies. Called the Hietori Method (Hie means “cold” and Tori stands for “removing something away” in Japanese). My notes 📝 …

Why is it important to “dispel the cold”
The Chinese translation of this book has 排寒 on the cover. 排 means expel, remove and 寒 means winter or cold. Cold isn’t just temperature cold but accumulation of “cold” in our body. A concept in traditional Chinese medicine. When you’re cold, your blood vessels constrict which affects blood circulation. Poor blood circulation not only affects proper distribution of oxygen and nutrients, it also inhibits the discharge of toxins from our bodies.

Why wear socks with 5 toes and why at least 4 pairs?
Having the most concentration of sweat glands, the soles of our feet are the best place to remove these toxins. Through socks layering.


#1🧦 – 5 toes socks. The first pair closest to our skin has to be highly absorbent to absorb and then expel the toxins. Silk is recommended. The reason for 5 toes allows each toe to be closest to the cloth

#2🧦 – 5 toe socks. Cotton or wool. For their absorptive and breathability qualities to absorb the toxins from #1🧦

#3🧦 – round toe socks. Silk. To absorb toxins from #2🧦 and expel

#4🧦 – round toe socks. Cotton or wool. To absorb toxins from #3🧦 and expel

Front cover
Back cover
a selection of silk and cotton mix 5 toes socks I bought

I’ve tried for a few nights now to layer the socks as suggested. Some dampness especially the first 2 layers is expected since they’re closest to the toes.
Which means I’m removing toxins from my body naturally too😊

I’ll be posting the next 3 steps as suggested by Dr Yoshiharu Shindo. Stay tuned!

圣诞集市VLOG|新加坡设计师的圣诞集市 |A visit to a Christmas Market organized by Etsy Craftivist Singapore

Welcome to my guest post! I’m Didarlin from Henan province, China and I’m currently studying in Singapore. Follow me as I share lifestyle and travel blogs of China and Singapore. Check out my recent visit to a Christmas market organized by Etsy SG!

步入12月,新加坡的街道、商场都被圣诞气氛笼罩。闪烁的小彩灯,笑容满面的“圣诞老人”,大大的圣诞树,随处可见。

而新加坡的设计师们,在11月末开展了一场圣诞集市活动,吸引人们驻足围观,并顺便为圣诞节挑选礼物、购买装饰品。

圣诞创意集市

先来看一看vlog,感受一下现场热闹的气氛吧!

Watch my vlog on the Christmas market😊

集市上有各种各样的摊位,琳琅满目的创意作品让人眼花缭乱。

形状特别的杯子,手工编织的抱枕和项链、耳环等饰品,全是出自新加坡的设计师之手。这些作品,充分展示了设计师们的创意与灵感。

其中有一个展台非常有趣,将54种新加坡的传统食物做成了海报,引得大家纷纷驻足观赏。

手写卡片,可以送给朋友、亲人,当做圣诞祝福的贺卡。

还有不到一个月就是圣诞节了,你准备好迎接它了吗?