Month: August 2018

The Beauty Of Leftovers

The Beauty Of Leftovers

Mr. FAF told me that he was surprised that I boxed the leftovers to bring home the first time we ate together (as friends) at a restaurant. But from that point on, Mr. FAF realized that he too could eat leftovers and not throw them […]

Why We Are Thinking About Retiring On A Homestead

Why We Are Thinking About Retiring On A Homestead

Finally a (small) garden We have an exciting update for you guys. We’re growing a garden! I know many of the personal finance bloggers like Mr. Tako and Tawcan have a bountiful garden that not only helps them cut costs in grocery expenses but also […]

Musings on Crazy Rich Asians Movie/Book

Musings on Crazy Rich Asians Movie/Book

There has been such a hype about a movie/book called “Crazy Rich Asians” that I can’t help but noticing. This is one of the rare Hollywood movies with all Asian actors, something only The Joy Luck Club movie had 25 years ago. The movie and […]

Is It A Mistake To Get Married?

Is It A Mistake To Get Married?

This post was written a couple of months ago when I started having doubts about my own marriage as I mentioned in the posts below. Since then, things have improved a lot between Mr. FAF and me, mostly due to our open communication and efforts […]

When Impatience Costs You Money & Your Sanity

When Impatience Costs You Money & Your Sanity

Miscommunication This is a real conversation between Mr. FAF and me a while back: [Mr. FAF messaged me at work.] Mr. FAF: There’s an event this Saturday. Do you want to go? Me: What event? Mr. FAF: [His company’s name] Me: Really? What event? Mr. […]

5 Investment Tips That Drive Me Crazy

5 Investment Tips That Drive Me Crazy

I love to get constructive advice from other people, especially if it’s about topics I am not familiar with. However, over the years, I have seen suggestions on investment that I don’t fully understand or am not convinced by. I am writing this article not […]

Money & The Self-imposed Resentment

Money & The Self-imposed Resentment

Mr. FAF and I have a generally happy marriage. I said “generally” because we do face problems in our marriage. Sometimes it takes only a brief conversation to address the issue at hand. Sometimes our conflict resurfaces multiple times until it’s resolved with a huge […]

Why I Said No To A Baby Shower & What I’d Rather Have Instead

Why I Said No To A Baby Shower & What I’d Rather Have Instead

As my baby bumps is getting bigger and the due date is just around the corner, some of my colleagues have told me that they wanted to throw me a baby shower. Those are the colleagues that I work closely with or talk to on […]

What Hubby & I Plan To Do When Reaching FIRE

What Hubby & I Plan To Do When Reaching FIRE

When Mr. FAF was still in school, our biggest hope and goal back then was for him to get a full-time job with benefits. After Mr. FAF started working, I have found ourselves talking about early retirement more often. We like our current jobs and […]

Our $700 Honeymoon & What I’d Do Differently Today

Our $700 Honeymoon & What I’d Do Differently Today

I will admit one thing to you. I think the honeymoon concept is a bit strange to me. Honeymoon is defined as “a vacation or trip taken by two people who have just been married,” according to Cambridge Dictionary. After planning and paying for a […]

How We Are Preparing To Welcome Our 2nd Baby

How We Are Preparing To Welcome Our 2nd Baby

We like planning One thing Mr. FAF and I have in common is that we like planning for the future. We have short-term plans for the weekend, mid-term plans for the end of the year, and long-term plans for our kids, our retirement, and everything […]

What If Everything I Ever Wanted Became A Reality

What If Everything I Ever Wanted Became A Reality

Have you ever dreamed of something and then later realized that is not exactly what you want? I have many of those dreams throughout my past 30 years of existence. At one point, I thought that I desired something so badly that I could give […]