I think we’ve all agreed by now that Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe. From historical towers & churches, to modern Nordic architecture – you’ll find some of the most photogenic and cozy streets in here.
However if you actually live in Copenhagen, you’re probably also familiar with the littering problem (…let’s all picture Nørreport on a Friday night). Despite having bins literally around each corner on the street (did you know there are more trash cans than 7-elevens in the city?), you still see trash being dumped everywhere.
It is especially plastic waste and cigarette butts that creates problems. Plastic waste often ends up in the ocean, where it interferes with the ocean’s ecosystem and poses a danger to marine wildlife. Cigarettes are a big problem because the large number of cigarette butts, that a left around Copenhagen every day, just look around any Copenhagen bus stop. The cigarette butts take up to 5 years to decompose in nature.
Continue reading Rent Byliv: A Cleaner Copenhagen
How are you all? 😃 It’s the beginning of Chinese new year on the 28th! In the year of the rooster I wish you happiness, health, luck and prosperity. ❤️ (In Chinese: 祝你新年快樂，萬事如意，身體健康，生活常樂。 ❤️)
I want to talk about digital decluttering this week – I recently got a new micro SD card for my phone (a long needed upgrade from an 8GB external SD card to a 32GB. I know.) and I’ve taken some time to organise and delete a lot of things in my phone. When it comes to a minimalist approach in lifestyle, I really believe virtual space is just as important as the physical one. In fact, your phone or other digital device is the ‘space’ you stare at throughout the day where ever you go, so putting priority in decluttering them probably makes more sense. Continue reading 8 (ridiculously) easy ways to declutter your smartphone
How are you all? 🙂
The last few weeks have been crazy but exciting for me – I went on a solo trip to the freezing cold Russia in mid-January; came back, took my cousin around Copenhagen and had a long over-due catch up on life. I’ve had the chance to talk to so many interesting people lately – long and fruitful talks about my outlook on life, culture, self-discovery, religion, politics; but also on ridiculous jokes, borderline politically incorrect (but hilarious) discussions about stereotypes, countless memes and excessive tagging, you name it.
Continue reading Becoming a ‘multilayered’ person: why it’s good for you
Hygge. A concept that I have never heard of before arriving at Copenhagen, yet has taken the internet by storm lately. Countless blogpost, articles and even books have been published about it, teaching people how they can implement a bit of this Danish sense of ‘cosyness’ to everyday living. If you don’t already know what hygge is, read this article
and it might give you a basic idea of what this current internet craze is all about.
People seemed to have found many ways to display hygge. Good friends, loved ones – 20+ candles, dim lights! A warm cup of tea, a good book, and of course, a home cooked meal from our 40+ recipes! – What a way to monetise people’s longing for this Scandinavian way of quality living! Capital H hygge to capital P perfection. Sadly I see it as very ironic that, the essence of hygge (at least from the POV of an outsider living in Denmark) is being misunderstood, or worse, even twisted gradually into yet another aesthetic trend.
Continue reading Hygge is not only just another aesthetic trend. It’s an outlook on life, and here’s why
How are you doing? 🙂 This week I’m hoping to write something more personal. Spilling out thoughts and stories of myself entering adulthood as a twenty something – how risky but exciting at the same time! Twenty years of age is truly a special period of time where you go through probably some of the most important transitions, or even transformations in life. You were told that opportunities are everywhere for you to grab – reach for what you want, seek something new, ‘go live your dream’.
Continue reading I was unsure of my life goal. Then I asked myself these questions instead