Double The Joy Mission: Bring Joy to Your Loved One and St Nicholas' Home, Penang

Few months back, I had this opportunity to represent an NGO and shared about it’s story with St. Nicholas' Home,Penang (founded in 1926).  At that time, I got to know more about St. Nicholas' Home, how they operate and learned that what St Nicholas' Home is doing is very meaningful and impactful. St Nicholas' Home mission is to provide education, training and employment opportunities within a caring environment, thus empowering blind and visually impaired persons to fully participate in society while helping to promote the prevention of blindness.

Here a short video about St. Nicholas' Home, Penang

By chance, by luck, a few weeks back, Moku-moku received an order from St. Nicholas as they like the idea of Moku-moku DIY Mushroom Box and enjoyed the experience of growing their own mushroom.

We would like to create an unusual Christmas experience for them this year, with the support from you! We are planning to build them a mini mushroom farm in their Home, the mushrooms grown can be part of their diet and hopefully they can be sold the surplus and get some income to support the high daily operation cost of the Home.

We called this mission as  "Double The Joy". And how it works is that for each Moku-moku Box purchased during Christmas season, we will give one mushroom growing kit to them, so the joy you shared is DOUBLED!


Coming to Japan has made me lazy!!

Coming to Japan has made me lazy!!
Knowing that a lot of packaging will be sorted out and recycled, I've opt out of environmental consciousness and opt in to convenience.

Like Japanese folks, I do separate my wastes. PET bottles into yellow bins, paper waste into red bins, empty cans into blue bins. But come to think of it, the amount of waste I generated a week is as much as this Taiwanese dude here.

I stumbled on his video on facebook a few weeks ago. Didn't really bother. But until I saw his 2nd video today, I realized I was making a terrible mistake. I put my reusable chopsticks (from TzuChi) and bento boxes to dust. Felt so shameful that I have to write this blogpost to remind myself how ignorant I was. Check out his video below of a week living consciously and deliberately trying to reduce his waste. It might cost him some inconvenience but looking at the result he made, it is mind blowing! KO! Mervin! 

Well I'm not here to convince you to be like him. Taking 50% of his effort would be very helpful for our mother Earth. I think I can make less trash. Would you like to join me?

Co-founder, Moku-moku.

p/s: Penang Green Carnival is here. It will be held on 23th and 24th of July in Sunway Carnival Convention Centre, Penang. If you are around, come and join us. We are giving out 100 Moku Boxes via lucky draws, food art competition, and waste to food quizzes. Don't miss it.

Big mushroom

It's huge!! Thanks to our customer for the post.

And yes, with some luck, occasionally you will get to grow mushroom like this. All nutrient concentrated in one mushroom. 
 #mokumushroom #bigmushroom

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Ramadan Special Twin Pack Combo Moku-moku Box

In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, 15% of Twin Pack Sales will be donated to the NGO Dapur Jalanan.

Peace be upon you
May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of
Ramadan is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love,
here is hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead.

In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, 15% of Twin Pack Sales will be donated to the NGO Dapur Jalanan. Dapur Jalanan is a charity organization inspired from  Food Not Bombs movement, collecting discarded vegetables, cook and feed the community for free. Now besides giving free food, they create activities to educate children, create laughter and bonding. A true rukun tetangga. #RamadanCharity #SharingCaring

Moku-moku Box, How it is made.

I was at the cardboard factory to collect our newly printed Moku-moku DIY Box. I was curious on how the box was done and the boss is kind enough to show me how it is made :)

In order to turn a one piece of cardboard into the Moku Box, they create a cutting mold. It is made of hard wood with blades attached on the edges of the shape of Moku Box.

The backside of the wooden mold 

This is the front side of the wooden mold

 The sharp blade is in between the white sponge. It ensures the smooth cutting of the cardboard. 

Closer look at the Bookmark Panel
The bookmark panel part of the mold. Some parts of the blade is not sharp as some edges are meant to fold instead of a clear cut.
Moku-moku DIY Mushroom Box Wooden Cutting Mold

The Wooden Mold is inserted into the cutting machine then pre-printed (with Moku-moku colourful designs) cardboard is fed into the cutting machine. The cutting machine pressed the cardboard into the cutting mold, and Moku-moku DIY Mushroom Box is created. 

Click below if you are interested on our previous post:

- Sean -