• Life

    Bye Bye 2017!

    Hey everyone! Wishing you all an early Happy New Year! Those of you who are reading this on New Year’s Eve – WHY! As much as I appreciate it, get out there, enjoy the last day of 2017 with your loved ones, come back and read this post next year! Hahaha, only joking – I’m very grateful for all of you who have supported and believed in me on this journey to date. Honestly don’t want to sound kli-shay-ed, but your messages, feedback, responses both private and public has given me that extra boost when I MOST needed it – so sincerely: Thank you. They say that you should reflect…

  • Travels

    China

    Hola, cómo estás señoras y señores! My apologies for temporarily disappearing for 3 weeks as I’ve only returned yesterday from travelling overseas with an unreliable internet network and a screwy VPN. This meant my original intention of continually uploading witty and insightful posts wasn’t possible. I picked up a bit of Spanish as well. That’s what happens when you go travelling in China, you pick up the local lingo. The main purpose of the trip was to visit my relatives residing there but seeing as I went with MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be, we decided to take in a few of the sights as well. We walked everywhere because walking is generally slower than…

  • Real Estate

    Property Management

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Oh TheFrugalSamurai I missed you so much, please don’t ever leave me. There there, it’s OK – I’m back now! But wait – where did you disappear to? Adelaide people, Adelaide. What’s Adelaide? Is that a cool and refreshing drink? No no – it’s a city in South Australia renowned for… umm… renowned for… (Cue dream-like music as scene travels back in time and fades to black. New scene, camera pans to car cruising down a busy road. It is night.) “HEY THEFRUGALSAMURAI WHAT’S YOUR BLOG ABOUT” said the person in the front passenger seat as we drove from Adelaide airport to our City hotel last…

  • Work

    Hump Day

    Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho it’s off to work we go. Hello again friends! Heigh Ho indeed for most of us although luckily it’s Wednesday which means HUMP DAY! Hump day’s term came about because you know naturally the seven day week is like a camel, and Wednesday which falls in the middle is the “hump” or midpoint of the week, get over this hump and it’s a smooth downhill ride to Thursday and then it’s FRIDAY BITCHES and the promised land of weekend goodness. But sir, what if you have a two-humped camel? … sigh, life is hard. Hump day was not named after this camel. When did this concept of…

  • Life

    The Journey Begins

    Hello friends, I’m back! First off, have to say thank you all for the overwhelming responses and private messages of support after the last post, very much appreciated! I debated long and hard with myself as to whether to share it, so great to hear you enjoyed it. Apologies for then going AWOL, you must have thought, this guy – pulls us in with his personal expose and then buggers off to gloat and grin like a Cheshire Cat. Not at all friends, have faith people – I was just investigating what I need to do to bring the blog and website up to standard. Seems like the expected shelf life…