• Travels

    Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hooray! Finally have a moment to settle back in from the epic month we just had! Excuse moi for going AWOL during that period, first going overseas and then being KO-ed with this suspicious flu-like illness. After the short post last week (here) to let everyone know we are still alive, here’s a longer version of what transpired on our trip. Beijing People ask me why I am always heading back to Beijing? Is it the crisp, clean air? The generosity and agreeableness of the locals? Well, er…not quite. It’s because Beijing is my home town and a lot of my close relatives are there. In…

  • Travels

    And We Are Back!

    Yes that’s right! Back from a full 3 and a half weeks across 3 legs of Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Thoroughly enjoyed that time off I tell you! And you know, the best part about going overseas? Is going overseas! The journey, the adventure, the exploration of new sights and sounds. Experiencing the local culture, sampling the local cuisine, visiting the local haunts. British accent on. ‘Positively DELIGHTFUL old boy”. British accent off. And I really want to give you a proper recollection of just what transpired over the last month, to explain TheFrugalSamurai’s absence from the airwaves. Yet alas – I seem to have picked up some nasty bug…

  • Life,  Travels

    ATTENTION!

    Hello my esteemed friends and loyal readers! Going to be a SUPER short post today, because as some of you may know – it is my Birthday. Yep, the mighty Fourth of the Fourth just so happens to be the landmark day for yours truly. I’m now firmly in the 30’s and rising! Just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been following this blog, it is always greatly appreciated and I am very much humbled at the progress this blog is making. I hope that you’re taking away some value with each post, as well as being thoroughly entertained. Russell Crowe voice on. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!?!…

  • Stock Market

    Guest Post – 3 Tips for Investing in the Stock Market (and How I Made $30,000 Since the Start of the Year)

    Reading Time: 5 Minutes What’s up everyone! How’s your weekend going? It’s going to be a SPECIAL post today, courtesy of our friend in the nation’s capital- Light Beam. You know Light Beam duncha? He who works in our federal treasury department – pulling all the strings and greasing all the wheels that make our country tick. I managed to grab him away from preparing our federal budget to bring you guys a tantaliZING guest post on investing in the stock market. Why Light Beam you ask? Well, he’s only made about $30k in stocks, since the start of this year – a phenomenal achievement off a relatively small base.…

  • Alternatives

    Cryptocurrency Update

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “Hahahahaha…” Turns around. Oh hello! Glad to see you here, welcome welcome. Gestures to a warm, comfortable seat. Please, sit down. That’s better right – can I get you anything? Drink? Water? No? Fair enough. Forgive me, because you caught me in the middle of reading through some of my older posts. Like this one here, “4 Things I Learnt Investing in Cryptocurrency” (read here). Ah the innocence of youth… What’s that? I only wrote it less than a year ago? But it feels wayyyyy longer than that! After reading this, I think it’s time to revisit and see what’s been happening in the crazy world…