• Economy

    Hong Kong Protests

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes Hi guys! Back again for another post tonight… Sigh, still getting over the news of last week (read here), but hey I’ve said right at the start of this blog that I’ll try and push through the good and the bad. Life’s not all about sunshine and lollipops y’know. I think too many of us on the interwebs only portray our best face forward, but life’s a biatch and sometimes we all gotta acknowledge that. Anyway. Takes deep breath. Back to it. In the last week or so you might have noticed that something is rotten in the state of Hong Kong. There’s been mass protests…

  • Economy

    Up or Down? You decide.

    Reading Time: 2 Minutes Sigh. “Don’t wish things were easier, wish you were better”. I know, I know – Jim Rohn quotes are pretty corny sometimes aren’t they? But oh so TRUE. A bit bonkers this week, the parents are away which means that it’s yours truly’s turn to dog-sit for them for a couple of weeks. Not that I mind, look at that little fluff ball: Feels good having her around. I mean, MrsFrugalSamurai is good and all… but she can’t give me licks down “there” y’know? Points to feet. (I know what you thought, wacko). Still, as pleasurable as her feet licking is, there comes a time when…

  • Travels

    And We Are Back!

    Yes that’s right! Back from a¬†full 3 and a half weeks across 3 legs of Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. Thoroughly enjoyed that time off I tell you! And you know, the best part about going overseas? Is going overseas! The journey, the adventure, the exploration of new sights and sounds. Experiencing the local culture, sampling the local cuisine, visiting the local haunts. British accent on. ‘Positively DELIGHTFUL old boy”. British accent off. And I really want to give you a proper recollection of just what transpired over the last month, to explain TheFrugalSamurai’s absence from the airwaves. Yet alas – I seem to have picked up some nasty bug…

  • Alternatives

    Cryptocurrency Update

    Reading Time: 3 Minutes “Hahahahaha…” Turns around. Oh hello! Glad to see you here, welcome welcome. Gestures to a warm, comfortable seat. Please, sit down. That’s better right – can I get you anything? Drink? Water? No? Fair enough. Forgive me, because you caught me in the middle of reading through some of my older posts. Like this one here, “4 Things I Learnt Investing in Cryptocurrency” (read here). Ah the innocence of youth… What’s that? I only wrote it less than a year ago? But it feels wayyyyy longer than that! After reading this, I think it’s time to revisit and see what’s been happening in the crazy world…

  • Alternatives

    Side Hustle Idea – Working on Election Day

    Reading Time: 4 Minutes “Hi there, can I have your surname please?” I looked up at the next impatient voter looming over my desk. “Thanks, and have you voted before in this current election?” ~~~ Yes indeedy ladies and gentlemen, whilst the vast majority of our state was exercising their democratic right yesterday, yours truly was huffing and puffing behind the scenes. Thought I’d share with you all about this other “side hustle” which I’ve been doing for a while now (following on from being a soccer referee). Mind you this is probably the 3rd or 4th election which I’m involved in, and each time it’s been pretty much the…