Read & write

Hong Kong's secondhand bookstores

Posted on May 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

While poverty is a growing issue in Hong Kong, it is still a city of plenty for many. Consumption is a way of life, but the mindset for recycling is still not very popular nor widespread.
A few years ago, I started to change my buying habit and cut down my consumption on [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Shopping, Shopping guide, Travel, Eco living & sustainability, Read & write and was tagged with Hong Kong, shopping, books, recycling

Kyoto temples & gardens ( Part 1)

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

Okochi Sanso Villa

Ever since my parents brought me to Japan at the age of seven, I became fascinated by this country, its culture and the people. Over the years, I continued to visit this country and I became even more intrigued. When I was younger, I was more interested in the aesthetic [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Buddhism & meditation, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Gardens & parks, Read & write, Japan and was tagged with books, Buddhism, Kyoto, gardens, temples, Japan

The skin we live in

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Toothpicker

I walked past Neal's Yard Remedies last week and saw them promoting their paraben-free week. Potential customers were encouraged to swap their skincare products with parabens for 20% off the store's non-paraben products. It's not a bad way to promote their products and ethics, as well as raising awareness on an issue [...]

This post was posted in Eco living & sustainability, Read & write and was tagged with skincare, books

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