Took a long time for me to update this blog eh?
So what was I up to in the last 4 months or so to neglect this blog?
Yes. We relocated back to USA and I swapped my priorities to do things I wanted to in the last couple of months in Singapore. Then moving here, it took me a whole load of time to settle in, set up my home, and be finally used to a routine. That took me awhile. The home is still a mess. (as always.) But getting day by day as we sort out where each item is supposed to go.
Organization takes skill man. And we’re lacking of it. 😉
Over the last couple of months, in SG particularly, we totally got into fishing and could not stop heading over to ORTO whenever we were available. The fishes there put up a good fight and neither of us could resist the fight at the other end of the line. I was hooked on the possibility of pulling up a fish 1/3 my size that took up probably every fiber of muscle I had in my arms and completely using up my body weight to keep that fish on. The thrill is always worth the wait. I was completely hooked on fishing there and then.
Due to the relocation, we spent our time catching up with family and friends, packing up our items, and preparing our home for rental. The usual sequence. Very exhausting, but as I always say, worth the hassle, because the life here in USA, is what we’ve always preferred. We have time to build on our relationship without the worry of bills to pay, or splitting our time with all the requirements and expectations that friends and family have of us. It is not that we’re shying away from our responsibilities. But there is way too many functions that is happening in Singapore that everyone wants you to be a part of, and half of it, we attend, because we “have” to. Cuz its the “social norms”.
We left USA in November 2012. Back then I was a crazy couponer and was happy with all the free stuff I was getting without worrying about the quality of the items I was purchasing. My house was constantly stocked to the brim with years of supply for toothpaste, hair dye, tissue papers, canned food, and junk food. Fast forward 2015, I started being more conscious about what I was using. After the eczema and lung infection incidents, coupled with my stomach issues, I have started paying more attention to what I bring into my home.
I tend to scan through every ingredient list, making sure most of it were environmental friendly or at least not as harmful to my body. I try to buy organic whenever I can. Coupon-ing wasn’t the way to go now since there’s hardly much coupons when it comes to health foods. Instead, the prices tend to be hiked up since they are mostly sold as “health foods”. I mostly shop at Costco now for the rebates, and Whole Foods for the variety of foods that I can access to. Tried shopping at Trader Joes in Boise last weekend, but the store was quite small, also, I had stocked up most of my groceries in Costco before that.
As mentioned, I’ve done quite a bit of shopping lately, tasting and playing around with new products. As well as getting some new cookbooks. 😉 *guilty as charged*
Lots of reviews, thoughts & comparisons, as well as some hacks for the home to make life easier and happier coming up.
Will also be doing an announcement of something I have been working on for awhile, but had to put aside due to relocation. And maybe a giveaway if I find something that you’ll like!
Till then, be happy and get savvy!
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