Author: Sipping Coconuts

The Biggest Lie We Tell Ourselves

Not too long ago, I discovered one of the biggest lies we tell ourselves and everyone around us. It’s not an intentional nor a malicious lie, but it’s a lie that limits us in more ways that we could imagine. It’s just 5 words. 5 words that we say in absolute exasperation many times. 5 damning words that makes us completely and utterly out of control. “I don’t have the time” We’ve all been there and we’ve all said this, haven’t we. Do we stop to think about what it truly means to be saying that sentence so often?...

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We Were in the Straits Times!

It was pretty surreal seeing this happen! Remember sometime back I fiddled with the idea of being interviewed? #dreamsdocometrue We were prepared for both sides of the coin of being in the papers. The positive and the negative. Here’s the thing, everyone has something to say. We could be fussed and fight over every wrong assumption a person makes or we could just practice the art of not giving a second thought about it. Although we are prepared for negative comments, I think it’s unfair to let some major ideas float around uncorrected because it might deter others from embarking on...

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A Tribute to Family

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” –John Wooden I heard my mum mention to a friend a few days ago that Mr.C and I worked very hard and planned for this adventure very carefully. That was a nice comment but I did realize at that moment that that’s only half the picture. We could not have done this without our family. No, they were not 100% behind the idea. There was uncertainty, there was worry and there was also disbelief. But they were there for us 150%, every step of the way when we...

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The SC Checklist for Extended Travel

It’s good stuff, share it! We are leaving Singapore in exactly 14 hours, woohooo! Seriously stoked. Can’t wait for this adventure to begin! At the same time, still having mixed feelings. It’s about going off into the unknown. Travelling on an extended trip is a whole different beast compared to the kind of travels we have ever done for periods no longer than 2.5 weeks. This may sound nerdy but we are spreadsheet people. We have spreadsheets for everything because behind every decision, there must be solid financials and sound planning. Both require a spreadsheet, at the most basic...

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The best place for ideas

It’s good stuff, share it! What’s your best source of ideas or inspiration? For me, it is social media. Social media can be a double edged sword.Some say it is useless and yet sometimes it’s a great way to connect to ideas that are trending. For example, Instagram (love it as we do) is a bit leisure oriented to me because it tends to feature travel/style/foodporn to occupy time and entertain. Do follow our Instagram for photo updates of our upcoming mini-retirement’s Great Adventure through Europe and South America! On the other hand, I find Twitter to be a...

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