• Life

    My Secret Drug (An Article that hits the spot every time)

    Gday guys! How’s it all going? Wow, what about that Royal Wedding then aye? Wasn’t it just magical! And Bishop Curry, what a sermon he gave. Something different, something special. Such a captivating deliverance, speaking off-script and from the heart with passion and fervor in front of a global audience. Bishop Curry, were you nervous in front of the most famous and conservative family in the world? No sir, cos I’m doing me, I’m doing me. You gotta do you TFS, you said so yourself right? (I sure did, right here) Aw shucks Reverend, you shouldn’t have… Ahem, now doing you or I aside, fact is – I’ve been feeling in…

  • Life

    5 Things to Remember on the First Day of Work

    Howdy guys! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Gosh the days and weeks fly by don’t they? Last week was a bit special for yours truly because it was the last week of my gardening leave. Gardening leave is leave which your employer grants so you can better take care of your garden. “Go home and don’t come back until you get that filthy garden cleaned up.” No, I lie, unfortunately – the real definition of gardening leave is: “An employee’s suspension from work on full pay for the duration of a notice period, typically to prevent them from having any further influence on the organization or from accessing confidential…

  • Real Estate

    6 Pros To Buying Off-The-Plan

    What’s up ladies and gentlemen! Hope everyone had a great weekend. MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be certainly did – seeing as she had her hen’s on Saturday night. Poor old me was left home alone to entertain myself. I was crestfallen. … for about a minute! Because HUZZAH! It meant I finally had free rein over what I wanted to watch on Netflix. No more Korean dramas or American sitcoms for me! No siree, straight to bingeing on “The Adventures of Tintin”. Totally. Wild. But call me old, fact is that after the day I had on Saturday I really just wanted to lie in bed and watch some nostalgic childhood TV shows to unwind.…

  • Work

    Can You Handle Three Jobs At Your Employer?

    “Hey TheFrugalSamurai – can you do this soon as you can, right now?” Whoa, we’re not in Kansas anymore ladies and gentlemen. If there was any indication that we are back to the grind, and away from the hedonism of South East Asia – the delivery and intonation of that message from the big boss on Monday morning brought me straight back to Earth. Mind you, when I woke up – I was tempted to take the greatest of Australian traditions and “pull the sickie” – which essentially means you call your boss on Monday morning to feign a life-threatening illness, obtain a miraculous recovery by Monday afternoon and walk…

  • Travels

    Kuala Lumpur (Second Leg)

    What’s up guys! It’s me again – and this time I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s the second and final leg of my SEA (South East Asia) trip with my friends and we’ve just landed in KL. I’m really looking forward to some more low-key adventures here in Malaysia because Thailand was just an assault on the senses. The noise, people, lights, traffic, smells of Bangkok hits you like a tsunami. So it’s with a lot of agreement that we decided to have more of R&R (rest and relaxation) here in KL. Fine by me! Been here less than a day but there are many things I’ve noticed about KL……