This Simple Productivity Secret Takes Zero Effort

The most helpful productivity trick I learned is the exact opposite of productivity: the nap. As a morning person, my creativity and energy are at their peak in the morning. Then they rapidly plummet after lunch. So instead of fighting the afternoon drowse (therefore being less productive than I would like), I give in andContinue reading “This Simple Productivity Secret Takes Zero Effort”

The Pandemic Canceled Our Wedding Reception. So We Moved Into A Nicer Home.

I’m a member of Home Buddies, a Philippines-based Facebook group dedicated to everything about homes. Below is the post I recently contributed. I hope this can have some value to your own home-design projects! Last month, my wife and I had to cancel our wedding reception because of the pandemic. We could not even travelContinue reading “The Pandemic Canceled Our Wedding Reception. So We Moved Into A Nicer Home.”

The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me

Restraint. Yep, that’s the one great lesson I learned as a formerly frustrated “plantito” during this pandemic. Sometimes, in our enthusiasm to literally make things grow — such as plants — we actually end up killing them. That’s what I saw when my first snake plant, Lucia, died because of overwatering. She developed root rot.Continue reading “The Simple Lesson Keeping Indoor Plants Taught Me”

Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!

My wife and I have always found comfort in our home, especially in these terrible times. Small as it is at just 193 sq ft, I’m proud to say that it gives me an oasis or even a beach vibe — perfect for both work and vacation. 😇 So I sent a few photos toContinue reading “Vote For Our Place On Apartment Therapy’s Small/Cool Contest!”

A Simple Idea To Make Small Spaces Look Less Cramped

If your place is short on space as ours is, it’s best to take advantage of long lines. Say, you want the kitchen counter to look longer. Then remove all bulky objects from the counter. Emphasize the line spanning the length of the counter, and don’t let that line get broken by conspicuous appliances. ObviouslyContinue reading “A Simple Idea To Make Small Spaces Look Less Cramped”