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    Visualizing The World

    What’s up Frugal Samuraites! Hope everyone’s having a great time. MrsFrugalSamurai and I are still recovering from our magical wedding day, was worth every rocky step of the journey planning it. We took out some of MrsFrugalSamurai’s relatives from overseas afterwards to thank them for making the long journey to celebrate with us. During lunch, a relative of hers (a very successful career woman in financial services) found out that I too worked in financial services. As you do, we both started talking about… you guessed it – financial services. The conversation twirled from the Australian economy, to how hard difficult it is to purchase real estate in Hong Kong…

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    Cryptoboom vs Dotcomboom

    What’s up guys! Are you staying cool in this Sydney heat? 41 degrees yo – that’s some serious warmth. Not looking forward to heading back to work tomorrow in this weather – but I am pumped to get back into it! Two weeks flew by and so much has happened since the break started. What happened since then? CRYPTOMANIA! We live in exciting times I have to admit, with Cryptocurrency mania well and truly gripping the mainstream. I told you guys last time that this year I’m going to dedicate more time to research Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, but seems like I didn’t have to go very far. Practically every conversation…

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    Bitcoin! (Final Part) – 4 Thoughts Of What I’ve Learnt So Far

    What’s up guys! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed some well-deserved time off. I spent a significant part of it reading up further on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to demystify the market and try to determine if there’s a future in this. After the previous posts, I’ve had a couple of friends come up to me and share their stories of wild success regarding people they know, people who have invested early in crypto. “Man, if only I had put $200 on, I’d be retired by now”. “Well, of course DC – but if you knew what you know now – you’d put $200,000 on.” Hindsight is always 20/20…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 3)

    Buenos días muchachos! ¿Cómo están todos? Haha sorry guys, I’m still too caught up from watching old school gangster films these past couple of nights as a celebration of two weeks off work. Friday night it was “Boyz n the Hood” and last night “Blood in, Blood out” (hence the Spanish twist). CRENSHAW MAFIA YO! ROLLIN’ 60’s YA FEEL! LIFE’s A RISK CARNAL! VATOS LOCOS FOREVER ESE! Man, they just don’t make movies like they used to anymore. I was reminiscing about this to MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be in the middle of “Blood in, Blood out” when she asked me why I was so into “such old movies”. “Because you’re there with them…

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    Bitcoin! (Part 2)

    Scene 1. It is a dark and shadowy night. The camera slowly pans out to reveal a man seemingly lifeless on the ground. Slowly he raises his arm, looks into the camera and whispers… “”S…save me…” He drops his arm, and there is silence, scene fades to black. EXACTLY how I feel – working like a DOG and being pummelled left, right and centre until I’m left in the GUTTER. Personally I don’t mind the stress once in a while, until you start to feel like this: I’m fortunate to have writing as an outlet which is why I’m so very grateful to you for your continued support and feedback…