Family

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 […]

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

I got home yesterday and got a package. It was a surprise gift from Mr. FAF: A $300 Ted Baker dress he had bought at Bloomingdale’s. It came in a beautiful box. My heart started to melt. Mr. FAF and I got into a heated […]

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 We Go On Happy Frugal Dates

How We Go On Happy Frugal Dates

Mr. FAF is not the romantic type. It is extremely rare that he buys me any flowers or expensive gives (or any gifts at all). Of the five love languages (1. gift giving, 2. quality time, 3. words of affirmation, 4. acts of service (devotion), […]