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Hi I am Evon and this is my FYP blog!
This is a study on a series of alternative and sustainable lifestyle choices that, we, as urban dwellers can take on a daily basis. Touching on the the politics and philosophy behind the DIY culture, the project hopes to encourage mindfulness and taking responsibility in the way we live. It aims to promote the DIY lifestyle as a way toward cultivating a climate of self-reliance and creativity, such that our city can become greener, more vibrant and awesome!
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August 7, 2014 at 1:35am
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July 6, 2014 at 9:42am
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How to make it easier for people to walk and cycle around Singapore? - Channel NewsAsia →

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8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.


You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.


When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.


Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 


Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.


Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.


The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

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June 28, 2014 at 7:25am
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5 Reasons to Shop Your Farmers' Market - The Real Food Guide →

June 9, 2014 at 1:02pm
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She was 14 years old when she invented this machine. It won her a National Award. Watch. » The Better India →

May 20, 2014 at 10:18am
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So that’s a weird list. Where did it come from? Here’s where you can read more about the changes we might see in the years to come:

  1. These studies say crime will rise when people are hot and bothered.  
  2. If you want to get even more freaked out, here’s more on violence.
  3. Animals might get it on more, but we’re not so sure about humans
  4. This whole climate thing is a big mental burden, according to these people
  5. A study says we’ll get lazier, but don’t try that excuse on your boss.
  6. And let’s all hope that this study isn’t prophetic.
  7. Here’s why climate change might be the end of sea turtles. We’re too upset to read it.  
  8. And if you’re mourning the real-life Pokémon, read this and this and end with this
  9. Remember how everything is melting? That could affect trade like this and this.
  10. Siberia might explode. Let’s hope it doesn’t. 
  11. It’s really not the best time to buy a house on the water.
  12. And finally, we might stop buying tons of crap. Hallelujah. 

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May 17, 2014 at 8:56am
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May 4, 2014 at 11:10am
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30 Days of Biking by Eunice Chang - Exposure →

"Background: My partner of 11 years, Seth Vidal, was killed in a hit and run in July 2013 while biking. Bikes have haunted me since, not just because he was an avid cyclist, but also because we rode a tandem, and it was “our thing” for a long, long time. I have never really rode by myself, because I was never comfortable riding in traffic and I never learned to ride a bike until I was 27 (Seth taught me). It was time for me to learn how to rediscover joy on a bike."

April 20, 2014 at 8:49am
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How To: Bunny Planters From Recycled Milk Cartons | 17 Apart: How To: Bunny Planters From Recycled Milk Cartons →

April 9, 2014 at 2:58am
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No Porn, Just Books and Zines - NY Times

No Porn, Just Books and Zines - NY Times