• Life

    This Too Shall Pass

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Sigh. Been a very challenging week in TheFrugalSamurai household this week guys… Won’t go into details but suffice to say that it’s put a complete spanner in our lives. It came completely out of left field and unfortunately has meant the proverbial storm clouds are forever languishing once more. Really? Again? I mean Geez Laweez, we’ve had a rough few years recently – close relatives passing, job uncertainty, family illnesses… sigh. And just when things have quieten down an itty bitty bit… now this. Sucker punch after sucker punch. When does it get better I have to ask? It’s moments like these when we need some…

  • Stock Market

    How Much to Make $10,000 in Dividends?

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Howdy guys, how’s everyone? So I was on a hot date with MrsFrugalSamurai last night and she was lamenting the fact that she feels pretty burnt out recently. Fair enough I was thinking, you have to put up with me dear… But no, she was feeling burnt out mainly through her J.O.B. “Why can’t I just be a stay-at-home-housewife!” she exclaims, looking directly at me. Sigh, why can’t I be the housewife instead!..Is not what I said to her in reply. Luckily for me, she moved on to regale me with updates of the latest James Charles spat…something about a guy with two first names not…

  • 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…

  • 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?!?!…

  • Life

    R.I.P. Christchurch

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Crazy, crazy, crazy. That’s the reaction we had when we first heard of the tragic incident unfolding in Christchurch, New Zealand. You see usually, on Friday afternoon, I’d be winding down – maybe even having a drink or two with my work colleagues as we pat ourselves on the back for another week down. But I remember that this Friday I was going full TILT. Been a pretty full-on couple of weeks actually and this week was no different. And then we heard the news… Or rather, I first received the actual 16 minute video the shooter live streamed BEFORE knowing what was going on. Initially…