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    Trixia Salonga

    Hi! I'm Trixia and welcome to my slice of life. I'm not your average blogger, I'm a hybrid of multi-dimensional shoujo, a rare breed of legal loli and a unique original producer of ideas and inspiration. My path goes on the other side of the road which is less traveled, where thrill and excitement rests. This blog holds my inner thoughts, experiences, opinions and out-of-the-ordinary theories which I keep as a journal of my life's highlights. Contact me at reshadaseamaiden@gmail.com for collaboration

    To be honest, its hard to influence my family to switch in ecoways, they've used to the fact of using plastic items for almost their whole lifetime and we sometimes argue when I remind them to not consume plastic, yet they still come back. I've had meaw switch to a wooden toothbrush, he is now switching back to plastic again, why? and after all these months of tries. Wooden toothbrushes tend to attract mold, our first floor where he usually leaves his toothbrush is always flooded and leaving your toothbrush there to airdry is a bad idea. I reckon that most of our wooden furnitures has molds in it, and its hard to convince the owner to either replace or throw them away, there would be no argument since its always an authoritarian relationship we had.

    Loofah switch



    My first experimental step was changing our old sponge to loofah sponge, my first thoughts include will it effectively clean? How long will it last?
    To my surprise it lasted more than 3 months before it became really soft or mushy but after the experiment, we've monthly change sponges for sanitation purposes. This one lasted 3 mos, done only for trial period. Some observations on use that you'll have to use a bit of muscle to sponge up greasiness, because it'll stick and you'll do at least 3 or 4 washes if you're using light pressure, but I didn't feel guilty with disposing the used loofahs since they degrade easily and environmentally friendly.

    Our trash issues has problems with snack wrappings, something I can't prevent my family from switching to different snacks, cheezy wrappers, tortillos, 711 food wraps especially at busy times. Those are things that I see we find hard to avoid. Sometimes, I thought of maybe subscribing to healthy meal delivery, but I've been warned since my stomach is sensitive plus the cost, so I've dropped the idea.

    One time we did the bunch cooking for a week, the ones we did when I was studying medicine at Laguna. Stored in freezer and just reheat it, early planning. It was a great convenience and budget friendly, we even saved money for a new gadget at the end of the week! However, the next weekend, schedules poured in like waterfalls and we were not able to conform to the bunch cooking again.

    It was short but I loved how time saving bunch cooking is, and we had spent time together cooking a fun activity plus healthy and you're sure of the handling process. I'll invite them to do this again whenever we can.

    The wooden toothbrush



    I've ordered a bunch of toothbrush at shopee around 10 pcs for 100 pesos, it was great, till I saw plastic packaging inside, it did feel I still consumed plastic. Anyway, my first thoughts include is the bristle soft? Will it make gums bleed? How long will it last? Is it sanitary to use?

    I've used them for 5 mos now and influenced partner to use at the same time, but he said he'll be switching back to plastic. Why? Yeah molds and comfort are two things he didn't like. He said his gums bleed and molds tend to get attracted, so he had to change frequently. For me, it was bleeding gums, but it didn't mold since I store it inside a dry container in the cabinet. I will continue using it but I wish to find a supplier that won't use plastic packaging.

    Eco Bags



    My first step was to buy my favorite eco bag with a print of a cute sleeping dog named paningning. It was small, however I have more of them coming from my blogging gigs, I've collected them near door area so when we go out, it'll remind my partner to bring one eco bag. We were able to exercise for 4 mos but on 5th month my partner grew tired and forgot to bring them anymore. Sigh.

    Traditional japanese cookwares



    This one is my favorite, since we needed new cookwares and I'm swooning over the ones koreans uses on their videos. We have blessing of japanese thrift shops in our area, the best part is that the ones I brought was never used, kept and almost brand new! We started with clay pots, wood cups, rice wooden scoops.

     Claypots are the steal, they cook everything enhancing flavor and good temperature quite nicely! The cups are light and visually pleasing yet they tend to break easily, but its only worth 15 to 20 per piece and I needed to exchange only one so its fine.

    Small cute rectangular plates were blessing, they were being sold in munoz shoe store, yes shoe store sold for P 10.00 each and we took them all, we didn't find out at first but it was plastic.

    The cursed iron cast

    My partner was taken at the sight of a heavy black iron cast soup cookware, he didn't even inspect it but when we tried cooking on it, we noticed a taste different. There was rust underneath and it got into our food, we're fine except for the recent trips to bathroom. He says he'll need to clean it before using it again.

    Japanese art tray



    We scored one almost brand new tray that just arrived for a price around 200 pesos. It came with a box, so artistic, I didn't throw it out, kept it and used as storage for other things. The tray is bigger than usual plastic trays bought on superstores and the art oh, the art is made by japanese artist, I feel guilty to use it, but I have to use it that's why i bought it.

    Glass food container

    Glass food container worked great in preserving cooked food, I stored sinigang in it for 7 days and it perfectly preserved even with veggies, the downside with it is that it comes with plastic lid which secures it well however still is plastic. This practice was a real time and effort saver, for cooking food ahead for one week means that I won't need to cook for the next days again and that leaves me to only cook rice instead, saves so much time and effort!

    Were still a long way to go with our practice of eco ways, right now I couldn't help my family to stop consuming plastic carbonated drinks, heck they'll kill me if I try to stop them, so what we only do is bring them to recycling shops nearby or whenever a magbobote comes by and buys our plastics. How do you think I can convince my family not to consume plastic wrapped chips or plastic carbonated ones when they feel that it saves them a lot of money and effort, also whenever they buy something outside, how do I convince them everytime not to have it in plastic? It's tough but if you have anymore ideas, it would be a great help if you can suggest.

    . Thursday, August 15, 2019 .

    My efforts in switching to eco ways

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    . Thursday, August 15, 2019 .

    To be honest, its hard to influence my family to switch in ecoways, they've used to the fact of using plastic items for almost their whole lifetime and we sometimes argue when I remind them to not consume plastic, yet they still come back. I've had meaw switch to a wooden toothbrush, he is now switching back to plastic again, why? and after all these months of tries. Wooden toothbrushes tend to attract mold, our first floor where he usually leaves his toothbrush is always flooded and leaving your toothbrush there to airdry is a bad idea. I reckon that most of our wooden furnitures has molds in it, and its hard to convince the owner to either replace or throw them away, there would be no argument since its always an authoritarian relationship we had.

    Loofah switch



    My first experimental step was changing our old sponge to loofah sponge, my first thoughts include will it effectively clean? How long will it last?
    To my surprise it lasted more than 3 months before it became really soft or mushy but after the experiment, we've monthly change sponges for sanitation purposes. This one lasted 3 mos, done only for trial period. Some observations on use that you'll have to use a bit of muscle to sponge up greasiness, because it'll stick and you'll do at least 3 or 4 washes if you're using light pressure, but I didn't feel guilty with disposing the used loofahs since they degrade easily and environmentally friendly.

    Our trash issues has problems with snack wrappings, something I can't prevent my family from switching to different snacks, cheezy wrappers, tortillos, 711 food wraps especially at busy times. Those are things that I see we find hard to avoid. Sometimes, I thought of maybe subscribing to healthy meal delivery, but I've been warned since my stomach is sensitive plus the cost, so I've dropped the idea.

    One time we did the bunch cooking for a week, the ones we did when I was studying medicine at Laguna. Stored in freezer and just reheat it, early planning. It was a great convenience and budget friendly, we even saved money for a new gadget at the end of the week! However, the next weekend, schedules poured in like waterfalls and we were not able to conform to the bunch cooking again.

    It was short but I loved how time saving bunch cooking is, and we had spent time together cooking a fun activity plus healthy and you're sure of the handling process. I'll invite them to do this again whenever we can.

    The wooden toothbrush



    I've ordered a bunch of toothbrush at shopee around 10 pcs for 100 pesos, it was great, till I saw plastic packaging inside, it did feel I still consumed plastic. Anyway, my first thoughts include is the bristle soft? Will it make gums bleed? How long will it last? Is it sanitary to use?

    I've used them for 5 mos now and influenced partner to use at the same time, but he said he'll be switching back to plastic. Why? Yeah molds and comfort are two things he didn't like. He said his gums bleed and molds tend to get attracted, so he had to change frequently. For me, it was bleeding gums, but it didn't mold since I store it inside a dry container in the cabinet. I will continue using it but I wish to find a supplier that won't use plastic packaging.

    Eco Bags



    My first step was to buy my favorite eco bag with a print of a cute sleeping dog named paningning. It was small, however I have more of them coming from my blogging gigs, I've collected them near door area so when we go out, it'll remind my partner to bring one eco bag. We were able to exercise for 4 mos but on 5th month my partner grew tired and forgot to bring them anymore. Sigh.

    Traditional japanese cookwares



    This one is my favorite, since we needed new cookwares and I'm swooning over the ones koreans uses on their videos. We have blessing of japanese thrift shops in our area, the best part is that the ones I brought was never used, kept and almost brand new! We started with clay pots, wood cups, rice wooden scoops.

     Claypots are the steal, they cook everything enhancing flavor and good temperature quite nicely! The cups are light and visually pleasing yet they tend to break easily, but its only worth 15 to 20 per piece and I needed to exchange only one so its fine.

    Small cute rectangular plates were blessing, they were being sold in munoz shoe store, yes shoe store sold for P 10.00 each and we took them all, we didn't find out at first but it was plastic.

    The cursed iron cast

    My partner was taken at the sight of a heavy black iron cast soup cookware, he didn't even inspect it but when we tried cooking on it, we noticed a taste different. There was rust underneath and it got into our food, we're fine except for the recent trips to bathroom. He says he'll need to clean it before using it again.

    Japanese art tray



    We scored one almost brand new tray that just arrived for a price around 200 pesos. It came with a box, so artistic, I didn't throw it out, kept it and used as storage for other things. The tray is bigger than usual plastic trays bought on superstores and the art oh, the art is made by japanese artist, I feel guilty to use it, but I have to use it that's why i bought it.

    Glass food container

    Glass food container worked great in preserving cooked food, I stored sinigang in it for 7 days and it perfectly preserved even with veggies, the downside with it is that it comes with plastic lid which secures it well however still is plastic. This practice was a real time and effort saver, for cooking food ahead for one week means that I won't need to cook for the next days again and that leaves me to only cook rice instead, saves so much time and effort!

    Were still a long way to go with our practice of eco ways, right now I couldn't help my family to stop consuming plastic carbonated drinks, heck they'll kill me if I try to stop them, so what we only do is bring them to recycling shops nearby or whenever a magbobote comes by and buys our plastics. How do you think I can convince my family not to consume plastic wrapped chips or plastic carbonated ones when they feel that it saves them a lot of money and effort, also whenever they buy something outside, how do I convince them everytime not to have it in plastic? It's tough but if you have anymore ideas, it would be a great help if you can suggest.

    . Wednesday, August 14, 2019 .




    Ah, working remotely. There’s no arguing that working outside of the office - maybe even at home - can be as awesome as it sounds. Imagine, not having to wake up at an ungodly hour, no longer needing to dredge through traffic, and being able to unabashedly binge-watch your favorite shows as you draft an important presentation while still wearing your favorite PJs - awesome, right?
    There’s certainly a case or two to be made for working remotely, but it’s also not difficult to see how things can easily turn south if you’re not careful. You might wake up too late, and miss a meeting or waste too much of the day. You might get too hooked up on the show’s current arc, and not notice the hours passing by. You might even get too comfortable during a virtual meeting, and actually fall asleep.
    But with just a few tweaks to your remote work setup, you can easily be just as productive outside the office as you are inside, and maybe even more. Here are four tips to get the job done whether you’re in coat-and-tie or your pajamas.


    Set Realistic Goals
    When you’re not hemmed in by a 9-to-5 work day, it’s easy to think that you have all of 24 hours to do nothing but work. In reality, humans aren’t wired that way, and in between doing your reports and emailing your boss and clients, there are a myriad of other little things that could chip away at your time.
    Allot a portion of the day when you would do nothing but work, much like you would if you were in an office. You could break this down into segments, and schedule them when you’re most productive.
    If you’re a night owl, for example, you could use two to three hours in the morning to do the less mentally-exhaustive tasks like catching up on emails or scheduling meetings. You could sit down for the remaining hours later at night when your brain is fully prepared to do some heavy work. There’s also the added bonus that these hours are typically the quietest, when people are getting ready to tuck in.
    More importantly, figure out precisely what you should be doing in those allotted hours. Be smart about your To-Do List.
    If you feel like you have many tasks to do, first list down all the work that needs to get done, then start a fresh To-Do List. From your bigger, less organized list, figure out which is the one thing that you must absolutely finish that day, and write that down on your new To-Do List. Only when you’ve accomplished your top priority should you start adding more. This way, you actually clear out the things you actually have to do, rather than be overwhelmed by tasks you can accomplish at a later date.
    As an added bonus, and an easy pick-me-up, you can also start a Done List. In this list, you write down the things you’ve already accomplished, whether it’s a work task or a personal errand. Having a Done List can really make you feel productive about your day.


    Block Distractions
    If you’ve ever found offices too boring or dull, it’s for a very good - and obvious - reason: offices are designed to get you to focus on work by keeping distractions to a minimum. But when you work outside, it’s up to you to deal with distractions.
    Start with the obvious: social media, games, and whatever series or movies you’re currently binging on.
    Download app blockers on your phone, like Offtime (paid) or Flipd (free) to crack down on your unproductive phone hours.
    Install similar distraction-blockers on your laptop, leaving only the bare necessities like a single emails or one comms channel (think Skype, Viber, etc.).
    Keep your phone out of reach too, like at the very bottom of your bag, in a drawer away from you, or in another room altogether.
    The trick is to be realistic about your time out: going for eight full hours without a quick social media break might be counterproductive when you get too distracted about what you could potentially miss out on, so it’s better to schedule shorter increments like three or four hours of work time, and allow yourself the occasional 30-minute window for social media, snacks, and bathroom breaks.


    Fix Your Space
    You need a dedicated working space. Your productivity can really suffer if you constantly have to find various nooks and crannies at home to work, or if your “work area” is also used by other people for a variety of other things.
    Set up a space at home that is specifically for you to do work in, and make sure your housemates respect that space, too. Let them know not to bother you when you’re using that space, unless it’s absolutely urgent.
    Your workstation should also ideally not have to double as anything else other than a place for you to work, but if you or someone else needs that extra floor space, be sure to clear it up immediately afterward so you can readily return to your work.
    And even if your station only carries your work things, make sure to regularly clean it up. Clutter can be distracting, even distressing, and can not only hamper your productivity, but also start affecting your health should it start piling up (think cockroaches and other nasties). Only have the essentials out when you work: your laptop, notebook, the documents you need, a bottle of water, and the occasional snack. Anything else goes to your drawers or cubbies.



    Don’t Just Stay At Home
    They say that complacency breeds failure, and if there’s one place on earth you’re almost guaranteed to be complacent, it’s your home.
    Your home is where you’re most comfortable in, where you can simply relax and unwind, sit back and take a break after a hard day’s work. Most homes are not designed to be places of work, which is why it’s actually imperative to get out of your house every so often to keep up your productivity - especially if you work remotely on a regular basis.
    Consider investing in a spot at a co-working space. Co-working spaces are designed to have all the functionality of traditional offices, but retain the flexibility inherent to remote working.
    In Ortigas, WeRemote and other similar spaces are equipped with amenities like desks, meeting rooms, power sockets, a solid internet connection, and even a well-stocked pantry, all to recreate the aspects of traditional office stations that best boost productivity, but without the conventional restrictions of fixed work hours.
    You can clock in whenever you want, and go to the “office” as often or as seldom as you like in a week, all depending on your contract. In these spaces, you’re surrounded by others who are in a similar position and situation as you, making for a highly supportive environment where you can even easily network with potential partners and clients.
    With a co-working space, you can work remotely without the usual distractions of home. And with the conducive working environment, you can be assured you won’t feel like you’re wasting any time while you’re there.
     
    Recap
    Before we say goodbye and send you off back to work, here’s a quick review of our top productivity tips for remote workers.
          Set realistic goals. Prioritize the one thing you must absolutely finish that day, then work on the rest when you’re done.
          Block distractions. Deactivate apps on your phone and block websites on your laptop, but don’t forget to allow yourself the occasional break.
          Fix your space.Clean up your area and get rid of distracting clutter. And if you’re working remotely often enough -
          Consider investing in a spot at a co-working space. Having a dedicated office space, without the stifling restrictions that come with traditional office setups, can make you more motivated to work and increase your productivity.
    There are innumerable benefits to working remotely, but it can be tough to stay productive when you’re working in a place that’s not designed for that. Boosting your productivity can be a simple matter of making the right To-Do Lists or relocating to a nice, comfortable spot.
    Follow these tips and let us know how your workday goes!



    . Thursday, August 01, 2019 .

    Last time I hosted my set-up kept me comfortable. I'm starting my minimalistic eco-life and following Condo's rule with clothes. So far, I've added this to my minimalistic investment looks that sparks joy!



    I never knew I had this piece. The shorts are Freyed Hem that was given from meaw's collection and 
    the leather cotton and polyester material was unforeseeable attribute of comfort and perfect for a weekend casual occasion. 

    My top is a spaghetti strap cotton top must be the type of jersey fabric, it holds a certain warmth but since it is open neck and arms, it comfortable at summer.

    The top is longer than what is pictured here but I styled it by tucking it in.


    The V-necked shaped top adds flattery to my small chest giving the illusion of bigger bust.



    The freyed hem shorts at first sight looked like it undone from sewing machine, but it's a style for a simple plain colored leather that shouts a statement for street fashion.



    My two toned hair can be made to look similar to Anime character, Nezuko, a cute vampire.



    The sides of the leather shorts has a red polyester fabric label which I thought should be removed but it is also part of the style.


    My floral foot stockings keeps me warm from the chilly tile floor of the suite, it has 


    I've kept my makeup simple and just applied a droopy eyeliner for that soft look with brick color lipstick.


    Next time, I'm planning to have my closet purged again and I will have my preloved items on sale at facebook, I will be needing a huge space since projects keep coming up, and I'll need more space. Stay tuned when I post and if there's anything that you might like, just send me a message.