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Over the past year of running Frugal Asian Finance, I have discussed the various frugal aspects of our lives.
Today, I will do something different from the norm around here. I will let my imagination fly.
That’s right. Truth be told, sometimes I do fancy a lifestyle of luxury that totally differs from the frugal lives that we have.
And today I will share with you all what it looks like.
1. Have a master chef to cook delicious meals for us every day
Neither Mr. FAF nor I like cooking. In fact, it’s a chore we have to do in order to get fed and save money.
We’re grateful we have food on the table, but we are not enthusiastic cooks.
Whenever we get tired of spending hours in the kitchen making something that usually turns out to be average or worse, we keep telling each other that we will need to improve our cooking skills.
Better yet, in the future, we will hire a master chef when we are super rich.
We love eating out, but going to restaurants, ordering food, and waiting for the food to arrive takes time.
We want to eat delicious food in the comfort of our home without having to lift a finger.
Below are our requirements for the chef:
— Male (I don’t want Mr. FAF to compare my cooking skills to another woman’s. Yes, I can get jealous.)
— Be able to cook delicious food from different cultures, especially Chinese and Vietnamese food: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, etc.
— Be creative (optional). He should be able to make up his own recipes and make tasty dishes no one has ever had before.
Our chef will make something that looks pretty and delicious like this every day!
2. Eat out at fancy restaurants whenever we want.
Thanks to Buzzfeed and Youtube, I found out that there are a lot of expensive dishes out there in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
I can enjoy those dishes vicariously through Youtubers, but I really want to know what they taste like and whether it’s worth the money.
Some of those foods can cost as much as our monthly grocery budget.
We like to have a master chef at home, but sometimes I’d like to try expensive food with my hubby.
3. Travel the world and stay at 5-star hotels
We can travel on the cheap and travel hack. But I want to just go online, purchase business class tickets, book an exotic resort and go.
We won’t have to worry about taking advantage of reward points, picking inexpensive hotels, packing instant noodles with us in case we get hungry at night.
Traveling will be a breeze since we can go anywhere and anytime we want.
Money won’t be a determinant of our travel destination. If we want to go to Hawaii for 10 days, we will. If we want to stay in London for a week, we will.
On those trips, we will book the fanciest hotel in town and enjoy their buffet breakfast and any amenities that they offer.
If we get tired of traveling in the middle of the trip, we can purchase tickets the night before or even on the day we want to go home. We won’t have to worry about how expensive the tickets are. We will travel on a whim and as our hearts desire.
Mr. FAF told me that some company out there is developing commercial trips to the moon or somewhere in the universe. We would love to try that as well.
4. Buy a big house
Whenever Mr. FAF and I pass by a mansion in the DC area, we would say that one day we will buy one ourselves (which I don’t know if or when it will happen).
In the world of luxury, we would buy a big house with 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 3 kitchens for us, our kids, Mr. FAF’s parents, and my parents.
When we have a lot of people living together, tension is likely to arise.
That’s why we want to have 3 separate kitchens. Mr. FAF and I can share one while our parents can use the other two if they’d like.
5. Housecleaning service
With such a big house, I would also like to have cleaning service once a week so that neither I nor our parents will have to do the cleaning.
Believe it or not, cleaning can also cause tension among family members when someone thinks that the others are not doing enough to help out.
I would like to prevent unnecessary stress and arguments when we live together as a big family.
Whenever I hear others say that they get their house “professionally cleaned,” I would dream about the day when Mr. FAF and I have enough money to afford it on a regular basis.
We will have a squeaky clean house without me toiling for an hour or more. I can spend that time playing with our kids, hanging out with Mr. FAF or just relaxing instead.
As you can see, our luxurious life would consist mostly of eating good food, traveling lavishly, and having a big property with professional services.
I would love to conclude by saying that I probably wouldn’t feel happy with all the luxuries above, but I won’t. I haven’t lived that life that, so I honestly have no idea if I will be happier or not.
I would love to try it one day, but I don’t know when that day will come. All I know is that for now Mr. FAF and I still need to cook at home, eat out at inexpensive restaurants and food courts, go on road trips and stay at cheap hotels, live in a modest home, and clean the house ourselves.
I think the key here is for us to be happy with what we have but never stop working towards our dream regardless of whether that dream will come true or not.