• Work

    Are You Part of the 85% Disengaged at Work?

    Hi guys – what’s up! How’s your week going? Mine’s alright except I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently. Oh no – here we go… Wait! Hear me out. No, I’d rather go play hopscotch with Peggy the one-legged giraffe. … Look this’ll be quick. Fine, but hurry up – Peggy’s waiting. OK I’ll try… You see, I read a pretty concerning report recently, on the state of the workplace, and of management practices used in many organisations. It was orchestrated by Gallup (one of the world leaders in data analytics and consulting for big corporates when it comes to brand perception, attitudes and behaviours from customers, to employees…

  • Life

    Side Hustle Idea – Refereeing (4 Reasons To Do It)

    What’s up guys! Boy, am I flushed ladies and gentlemen. Just finished an intense weekend running around chasing after underage boys and girls. SAY WHAT?!!! No, no nothing malicious or criminal. Nothing like that, let me explain. I’m a level 4 Football (soccer) Federation Australia referee (the lowest level but a level nonetheless!) What that means is that on weekends, when the football season is on – I’m usually shivering my butt off on some wet and cold field early in the morning trying to bring some order amidst the chaos. Harder than it sounds amigos, hard than it sounds. And not just one game too… usually I’m there for…

  • Life

    9 Thoughts From the Birthday Boy (A Digital Reflection)

    What’s up folks! Hope everyone had a long and refreshing Easter weekend. Judging from the stories and facial tans at the office, seems like many people took this opportunity to sit around the beach enjoying the last rays of the Autumn sun. Sounds pretty chilled right (ha! See what I did there)? Not much different for MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I, we were mainly knocking off some final wedding preparations (wedding series here), catching up with friends and hanging out with family. Pretty standard stuff “rubs nose on sleeve”. Life’s been a bit full on recently so I’m very grateful for these few days to recalibrate and catch a breather. And wouldn’t…

  • Life

    The Rich Exercise, Do You?

    What’s up Frugal Samuraites, hoping everyone’s having a great Easter! Four days off people – that’s like school holidays for adults! I tell you what, judging by my social media feeds, seems like most people used this opportunity to get out of town and explore this great country of ours. MrsFrugalSamurai and I didn’t have any grand plans or travel itineraries, rather we used this time to catch up with family and friends over good food and good wine. Couple of nights ago we caught up with some friends and had a blow-your-mind, tip top meal over at a local restuarant. “Oooo, this dish tastes amazing” “Yep, I wish I knew…