‘I pick up my neighbors’ trash every morning, starting from 6 AM until around 1PM, and in return, each household pays me 68 cents every month, or sometimes 34 cents. I will go through these trash bags before dumping them here to collect any cardboard, plastic packaging, or paper. The recycle plant pays me for

Covid-19 and Minimalism

There are some realizations that minimalists seem to have during this pandemic. What is happening right now is truly unprecedented and many people, even countries, are not prepared for this kind of scenario. It is not something that have ever crossed my mind, to live during a global pandemic where our contact with the world

Pecha Kucha: The Arts of Minimalist Presentation

Pecha Kucha is a presentation method that you might never heard of. It is invented by two Japan-based architects, Astrid Klein and Mark-Dytham, hence the name ‘Pecha Kucha’, which means ‘chatter’ or ‘chit-chat’ in Japanese. However, this method is far from just noises, it results in meaningful presentation that has a lasting effect on its


Pecel is a traditional Sundanese vegetable salad that is served with spicy rich peanut sauce. The vegetables used in this recipe are usually steamed, but some prefer it raw. The raw version is known as Karedok, but even more versions can be found in Central and East Java with slightly different modifications. Pecel is also

Downsizing Your Wallet

Carrying a heavy wallet or purse can be bad for your health. An orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Sabrian Strickland, claimed that when you are holding something on your shoulder, your spine has to curve to manage the weight, and having a big thick wallet definitely doesn’t help. If you are a guy, there is also a

Experiences Worth Collecting

Becoming a minimalist is about substituting useless habits with a better ones that actually add meaning to our lives. Less TV, more reading. Less screentime, more interaction. Less shopping, more outdoors. Less consuming, more creating. When you minimize many aspects of your life, you will realize that you now have more time on your hands,

Beef Gulai Recipe

Gulai is described as something spicy, savory, rich, and curry-like. It is a very famous holiday food in Indonesia and can also be found in Malaysia. Many believe that gulai is influenced by Indian food culture and probably the local adaptation of curry. In Indonesia, this dish is often served with pickled vegetables and rice.