• 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…

  • Life

    2 More Things I’ve Learnt From Planning A Wedding (Almost Time!)

    Far out, where has the time gone eh guys? I was so pumped up this morning – get this done, tick that off, do this, forget that, tick, tick, tick. ANNNNND typical as it is – the day got the better of me. Amazing how each day flies by. Time is so precious. That’s exactly how it feels like with the wedding. Admittedly, MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I came in pretty late with the whole planning thing. After all, I’ve been to weddings – they seem easy to do right? Grab a bunch of people together in a picturesque location, say some words, hey presto, next couple please… oh what’s that? A…

  • Life

    3 More Things I’ve Learnt From Planning A Wedding (So Far)

    “Tick tock, tick tock…” What’s that sound? Whose watch is broken? Where’s the bomb located? Shall we sell this grandfather clock? Tell me QUICKLY. Whoa, calm down please, it’s just the days, hours and minutes counting down to MrsFrugalSamurai-to-be and I’s big day. oh… is that all. What you mean – is that all, with a couple of months to go – things are starting to heat up! Surprisingly though, our head space is relatively calm considering the timeline. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a ton of stuff to do, plenty of items to be ticked off and surprises just waiting to rear their ugly heads around the corner. But…

  • Life

    4 More Learnings From Planning a Wedding (So Far)

    Hey boys and girls! It’s your favourite Frugal Samurai again – how’s everybody doing? Did you have a wonderful weekend? What’d ya get up to?! Mine was go go go all the way. Doing what you ask? Ticking off our wedding checklist. There’s so many items left that it feels like we’re back to our university days. You know, when you have an assignment deadline tomorrow, you have a rough idea of what to do, AND you know you’ll be staying up all night to get it done. Coming out of our last meeting with the wedding planner, we got the what to do reasonably down pat. Now it’s the…