• Life,  Stock Market

    From Small Things Big Things Grow!

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes What’s up guys! Welcome back for another installment of your favourite Frugal Samurai! There’s a general sense of optimism in the Frugal Samurai household recently because we’ve been attending a number of weddings in these last few weeks – Kev/Di, Viv/Juju, Cosi/Nick, Spencer/Jess – all whirlwind romances. You know how it is at weddings – where the weather is glorious, the venue is amazing, people look beautiful and where, the bride and groom are radiating perfection. All that good vibes can’t help but rub off on ya right? Every time we attend one it reminds me of that magical day in April when MrsFrugalSamurai and I…

  • Alternatives

    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…

  • Life

    It’s Done, 6 Lessons From Our Wedding Day!

    What’s up people! Hope everyone had a great weekend! What’d you get up to? Uh huh, right, yeah cool, anyway so like I totes got married on Sunday. Was certainly a long time coming, and I for one am looking forward to the future together with MrsFrugalSamurai (starting with no longer typing out MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be, frigging long word – glad to see the back of you). A friend of mine aptly named “a tall, slender-leaved plant of the grass family” jokingly said he wanted 6, yes SIX learnings from our wedding. What? No well wishes for the family? No dirty jokes about the wedding night? No sage advice for the newly…

  • Life

    Final Learnings From Planning a Wedding (Almost Time)

    Yes indeedy, ladies and gentlemen – it’s almost time. Time for what?  For the wedding of the century of course. Oh you mean Harry and Meghan? (Thoughtful pause) No… no I don’t mean Harry and Meghan… “rubs chin” but yes, yes you’re right – that would be quite a wedding. No, I meant the wedding between yours truly and MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be. It’s now mere days away. Wait, do I know you? Probably not, not many people do – I’m like the wind you see, billowing in the summer breeze, roaring in the winter gales, whispering through the Autumn leaves, caressing the… ahem, apologies, I got sidetracked. Riiiight… Just bear with me…

  • Travels

    Travelling, Just Do It!

    Scene: Airport lounge. Time: Morning peak hour. Camera pans to a lone individual hunched over his laptop amidst the noise and chaos of Kuala Lumpur International Airport… he starts to type… Oh Wooooow! Ladies and Gentlemen, to say that this trip has been an epic adventure would not be justifiable in terms of epic adventures. I don’t think I’ve ever had one of these holidays for a long, long time. Seriously, need another holiday just to recover from this trip – somewhere which allows me to sit on a beach and pretend to be comatose for 8 hours at a time. The eye-opening encounters and unique experiences in the past…