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Stop Reading the News


Much of the media's intent rests in capturing our attention through whatever means necessary. Also, 'all about money' agencies create content that takes a back seat to ads, and promote their brand of thinking, which causes 'unconscious bias'. 


 Just in: red meat causes cancer. Oh wait, it doesn't. Yes, it does. Sound familiar? Additionally, the fast turnaround time for news due to the rise of social media means that much of what we're reading has very little support.


What crazy statement did Donald Trump make today? Headlines like this distract us from focusing on what is really important, eating up our commute and lunch break. We don't gain anything because it's simply not real knowledge. It's all about low quality vs. high quality information.


While awareness is valuable, we have no control over much of the tragedy that does on in the world. It doesn't serve us any good to surround ourselves with negativity. Rather, we should focus on our 'circle of control' instead of our 'circle of concern'.


We need to find a balance between being plugged into important events that affect our lives and constantly checking the latest headlines. People who will judge you for choosing the former aren't worth your time.

icon_hacks_b Created with Sketch. Garage Blog Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship, and the Joys of Growing Your Own Food: Q&A with Michelle from Rooftop Republic

As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how people and business have evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community. 


This week, we sit down with Michelle Hong, co-founder of Rooftop Republic, a social enterprise on a mission to introduce the joys of urban farming to the city folk of Hong Kong.


Rooftop Republic has been part of the Garage Community since 2018, and they have a rooftop farm on the terrace of our Wan Chai Lockhart space.


It was great to catch up with Michelle over sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and the joys of growing your own food. 

icon_hacks_b Created with Sketch. Garage Blog 6 Ways To Support Small Businesses

The advent of user-friendly e-commerce tools has made starting your own small business easier than ever.

With so many people embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, we thought we’d give you a reminder on how to support small, local business owners. 

We encourage everyone to be conscious consumers - whether this means voting with your dollar for locally farmed vegetables, or writing a positive review for the indie coffee shop in your neighbourhood.


Here are a few ideas to get started: 

icon_hacks_b Created with Sketch. Garage Blog Your 4-Step Wellbeing Toolkit

As part of our focus on growth, we asked the Garage Community what areas they would like they spend more time developing. It was very clear that you all wanted to dedicate more time to your mental and physical health! 


Considering that Hong Kongers have some of the longest working hours in the world, it’s important to carve out some time for yourself.


Here is a comprehensive wellbeing toolkit with guides, recommendations, and resources for bettering your mind and body. 


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