Relationships

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Why We Sent Our Baby To China

Mr. FAF and I have a son, Baby FAF, who’s a bit older than two years old. Right before Baby FAF turned one, my in-laws took him to China to take care of him. Baby FAF has lived half way around the world from us for […]

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

The Pros & Cons of Our Long-distance Marriage

Mr. FAF and I have been in a long-distance marriage for about three and a half years. Many of you have asked why we don’t live together. It is definitely not a secret, and I would love to share our story with you all. I […]

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

How Blogging Has Affected My Marriage

I started Frugal Asian Finance (FAF) on March 21, 2017 after 12 years of hesitation and self-doubt. I’ve been working on my blog every day early in the morning, late in the evenings, and on the weekends. I was surprised to get so much feedback […]

Financial Expectations In Asian Families

Financial Expectations In Asian Families

I recently wrote a post about how Mr. FAF and I bought a house in Washington DC. I brought up the fact that my in-laws helped us with the down payment as they considered it their responsibility to help their son, Mr. FAF, buy a […]

What I Got For Mother’s Day

What I Got For Mother’s Day

Me: Did you know tomorrow (Sunday, May 14) is Mother’s Day? Mr. FAF: Ok. My mom is not here. Me: But I’m a mom now. Mr. FAF: You can ask Baby FAF to give you something. Me: But he’s too young, so you need to […]

Mr. FAF Bought Me A $300 Dress. I Was Mad.

Mr. FAF Bought Me A $300 Dress. I Was Mad.

I got home yesterday and got a package. It was a (kind of) surprise gift from Mr. FAF: a $300 Ted Baker dress he had bought at Bloomingdales. It came in this beautiful box. My heart was melting. Mr. FAF and I got into a […]

Why I Told Mr. FAF To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Why I Told Mr. FAF To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Mr. FAF and I have been together for almost four years. Yet, I can count on my fingers how many gifts I have gotten from him, including when we were dating. So far it’s been three: a stone bracelet, an Amazon Fire phone on sale, […]

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

“Should I quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom”? This question has crossed my mind. Mr. FAF and I have discussed this topic multiple times. Throughout my life, I’ve met and heard about so many stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) out there. This is what I […]

How To Deal with Roommates Who Have Mental Illness

How To Deal with Roommates Who Have Mental Illness

I’ve always lived with other people (aka roommates) in order to save money. For me, it was a must rather than a choice. I’d love to live alone in a studio or a one bedroom apartment, but my bank account didn’t like that idea. For […]

Our Frugal Dates

Our Frugal Dates

Mr. FAF is not the romantic type. The only (romantic) occasion we celebrate is our anniversary. And we celebrate it by eating at our favorite restaurant. We don’t exchange birthday or Christmas gifts. Although I wish he would buy me presents sometimes, I’m glad that […]