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works: business consultant
net worth: ~$155,000 as of Dec 2011
eats: sashimi, tartiflette, pho
drinks: earl grey cream tea
gadgets: macbook pro 17", ipod touch (pda)
beauty: fb's list of toiletries/makeup
wants: roland rd700-gx piano
reads: ayn rand, tom stanley, sophie kinsella
watches: bones, mentalist, castle, top chef
wears: wrap dresses & necklaces
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
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- How to Handle Life’s Curveballs
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Posted on November 2, 2011 | 9 CommentsA common question people are asking me is how I keep my grocery spending to a minimum, but when I look back and what I’ve spent in the past year, it doesn’t look extraordinarily frugal to me. In fact, it looks like in the month...
Posted on November 1, 2011 | 2 CommentsMore shots of Beijing Life and Shopping. It’s really a new experience to be in the middle of such pollution and to see SO MANY BIKES everywhere. (Actually I meant to write “smell a whiff of a cop”, not spot. Not going to change it...
Posted on October 31, 2011 | 7 CommentsArticle: The Glass Hammer — “Whose Responsibility is Fixing the Wage Gap?“ Good article in general, but I want to highlight a few points for discussion. Please, if you are going to disagree with me or especially with any of my readers commenting, I totally...
Posted on October 28, 2011 | 14 CommentsClick on the image to enlarge. Source: Visual Economics The fish is clearly not a saltwater fish (those are EXPENSIVE to maintain and buy), and they’re not counting medical emergencies like surgeries or bone replacements.
Posted on October 27, 2011 | 20 CommentsFirst come first serve! Another great closet clean out, although not as big as last time *laugh* These are all the items that I couldn’t bear to let go the last time, but alas.. their time has come because I NEED MORE SPACE.. as in,...
Posted on October 26, 2011 | 5 CommentsWhen you evaluate and go over every purchase you make, it doesn’t make a difference if it’s a $2000 item or a $2 item. Perceived value of the item to your lifestyle is a big factor. For me, if I need to spend $300 on...
Posted on October 25, 2011 | 1 CommentBeijing and Asia in general is all about street food. Here are some of the things that Beijing-ers chow down on.
Posted on October 24, 2011 | 13 CommentsTwo years ago, my friend contemplated suicide. She had a husband and two kids, she was $50,000 in debt from living expenses, the only one holding down a job, and her husband spiraling deeper into depression, cutting himself off from the world. He’d shut off...
Posted on October 21, 2011 | 13 CommentsI had this question posed to me by a fellow colleague who was stumped as how we could live on $300/month for the two of us eating in groceries. He says he spends about $700/month just for the two of them. I basically said that...
Posted on October 19, 2011 | 11 CommentsThere is an American-Australian couple (white, if you must be specific), who named one of their three kids, a boy: Yo Xing Heyno Augustus Eisner Alexander Weiser Knuckles. (Read article here) Or for short, “Yo Xing”. He is not adopted at all. It sounded strange...