Sara

Sara shares smart ideas to inspire busy people to live better lives. To achieve a work-life balance, she believes in equipping oneself with knowledge, outsourcing & making use of tools and technology. She's into quick & healthy meals, lifehacks, organization and productivity.

My Step-by-step Plan To Financial Freedom using the FIRE method

I started as a noob in finance. Now I’m on my way to financial freedom. How? I persevered and started learning all I can about money management (Read: 10 Baby Steps to Financial Literacy). I …

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How I built my edible garden under RM 1000? #3: Populate & Maintain garden

We’ve covered how to research, and plan my edible garden and how I built two raised beds and a nursery Now that my edible garden is set up, it’s a matter of planting and maintaining it! 1. …

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How I built my edible garden under RM 1000? #2: Building two raised beds & a nursery

We spoke about the research and planning in How I built my edible garden? #1: Research, & Plan. Next, it’s executing the plan. Here are the things that I do to build two raised beds and …

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How I built my edible garden under RM 1000? #1: Research & Plan

I’ve build an organic garden with over 50 different types of edible plants. Above is how my garden looks like in just two months. 1. What do I have to work with? When I lived …

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Easy Dry Prawn Curry – 7 Ingredients

Aunty Clara cooks but rarely. Like many working mothers, she doesn’t want to toil in the kitchen but still enjoy making a delicious meal for her family. When she does cook, we do get quite …

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Links We Love

On how labelling negative feelings makes you happier, being a polymath, and the history of Maldon Salt. Doing these four things will make you happier according to Neuroscience  Have you thought about retirement? Getting ready for …

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Hyacinth Bean Soup

Even if you love Chinese soup, you may not heard of this ‘pang pi dou tang’ (彭皮豆湯). Hyacinth beans or Egyptian Kidney Beans, also known as pang pei dau in Cantonese, is not easily available. Ingredients Information: Hyacinth …

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How much does your beauty costs you?

I am a bit embarrass to tell you this: until recently, I have no idea where my money goes. Then I had a chance meeting with a bunch of financially-savvy friends. All night, they were …

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Lime and Sour Plum Juice/ Limau Asam Boi

If you’re visiting Malaysia, one of the drinks you must try in this beautiful tropical country is Limau Asam Boi or Kat Chai Suen Mui (桔子酸梅), in Malay and Cantonese respectively. This drink is a thirst quencher favoured by …

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How to deal with annoying people like a stoic

I am normally patient and incredibly hard to offend. But recently, I lost my cool over a few things. Then I realise a few of my pet peeves I never thought existed: Petulant/ unreasonable/whiny adults …

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Eight Treasure Tonic (Pat Chan Tong / Ba Zhen Tang / 八珍汤)

Pat Chan Soup (八珍汤) was the punishment to puberty. My mother forced me to drink this super bitter medicinal soup at the end of every menstrual cycle. It was a monthly torture. I hated it …

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Vegetarian Fried Prawns

On the first day of Chinese New Year, every year without fail, my relatives will pay a visit to the Buddhist temple. Although neither a believer or a vegetarian, I do enjoy the special plant …

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