Went up to the allotment to pick raspberries for my yoghurt and decided that I would make it super fancy by adding lemon balm flowers, they have a light lemony sweet taste and are quite pretty. Then as I walked past the lavender bush, I decided why not throw a few lavender flowers on? Super nice with sweet things and also super pretty. I love flowers and gardening and growing my own food and making meals that are not only good for you but are also super pretty. 🌼🌻🌺🌹🌸🌷
Bringing healthy food to the table, especially for the growing children, has never been this easy. We soak the seeds the first day for 24 hours. Then every morning and evening we fill the jars with water to do a shake and rinse. So, simply fill the jars, shake and pour the water out. once you’ve shaken the water out of the jars simply lay the jars on their side next to the sink. Keep them close and convenient. In six days you’ll have jars full of clean and organic sprouts for salads and sides. The nutritional value is exponentially higher when the beans open and the taproot grows. This is a great solution for anybody who feels they are too busy to grow their own healthy foods. With simple old-school methods no one has excuses and there is no light required. Moreover, the sweet and crunchy experience usually wins over the children.
From our experience, if you have an active lifestyle and need easily digestible foods that translate into quick and clean energy, this is definitely a route for you guys to explore.
I hope this message finds you guys excited about getting ready for the spring time.
You have probably seen buzzfeed’s one and many versions as well. Privilege Walk is to illustrate privilege (or lack of it) affects the society in many ways. It is also to raise awareness and understanding among the general audience and participants.
Participants took a step forward or backward, or remained on the same spot, based on whether they related to the following 35 circumstances.
In 2016, UNSAID created a Singaporean version of privilege walk to celebrate singapore’s 51st birthday as a reminder to all that there is great disparity in social privilege, even if it may not always be obvious. The organisation gathered a group of 16 Singaporean youths aged between 21 – 26 from diverse racial, religious and family backgrounds to take part in the social experiment.
If your parents ever had to work more than one job to support your family, take one step back
If you ever felt socially obliged by your friends to eat at a place out of your budget, take a step back
If you can show affection for your romantic partner in public without fear of ridicule or violence, take one step forward.
If the primary language spoken in your household is not English, take one step back.
If you felt that your family would support you no matter what, take one step forward.
If you have ever tried to change your speech or mannerisms to gain acceptance, take one step back.
If you go on multiple vacations in a year, take one step forward,
If you ever felt embarrassed about your clothes or house while growing up, take one step back.
If people have blamed your mistakes on your gender/ethnicity, take one step backwards.
If you can legally marry the person you love, take one step forward.
If you were born in Singapore, take one step forward.
If you or your parents have ever gone through a divorce, take one step back.
If you felt like you had adequate access to healthy food growing up, take one step forward.
If you are reasonably sure you would be hired for a job based on your ability and qualifications, take one step forward.
If you feel comfortable being emotionally expressive/open, take one step forward.
If you have ever been the only person of your race/gender/sexual orientation in a classroom or workplace setting, please take one step back
If you had a job during your secondary and/or ITE/Polytechnic/Junior College years, take one step back.
If you feel comfortable walking home alone at night, take one step forward.
If you have ever traveled outside of South East Asia, take one step forward.
If you have ever felt like there was NOT adequate or accurate representation of your racial group, sexual orientation group, gender group, in the media, take one step back.
If you feel confident that your parents would be able to financially help/support you if you were going through a financial hardship, take one step forward.
If you have ever been bullied or made fun of based on something that you can’t change, take one step back.
If you’ve ever went on a family vacation, take one step forward.
If you can buy new clothes or go out to dinner whenever you want to, take one step forward.
If you were ever offered a job because of your association with a friend or family member, take one step forward.
If one of your parents was ever laid off or unemployed not by choice, take one step back.
If you were uncomfortable about a joke/statement you overheard related to your race, gender, appearance, or sexual orientation but felt unsafe to confront the situation, take one step back.
If you have ever been rejected in a job interview because of your race/skin colour, take one step back.
If you were bullied/discriminated in Singapore based on your country of origin, take one step back.
If you’ve ever been excluded from a sport because of your gender, take one step back.
If you have access to tertiary education, take one step forward.
If you have been told that the way you dress is attracting unwanted judgement, take one step back.
If you’ve ever been looked down upon for a job that you do, take one step back.
If you own or have access to your own car/motorcycle, take one step forward.
If you had multiple tuitions at the same time in school, take one step forward.
I’ve been struggling with stress lately, but the garden is my place to relax. It helps me get my mind of things and work towards positive things. Like growing your own healthy food, helping bees and nature.