A word or three

Hey guys 🙂

I’m doing well, in case anyone’s wondering. I obviously have not kept to my word but my reasons are perhaps more than just sheer laziness and a lack of enthusiasm for blogging. In actuality, I’ve accumulated a lot of experience (personal finance, life in general) in my disappearance which I would absolutely love to share on this blog. And I do intend to… But not quite yet.

The reason for this is because I’m going through a significant transitory phase in my life right now. Not trying to be dramatic, it’s just something that I can’t quite share at this moment on such a public space:
I’m resigning from my day job.
I’m preparing to move abroad.
I’m moving jobs.
I’m buying a car.
I’m moving house.
I’m buying a house.
I’m getting married.
I’m starting up my own business.
I’m writing a book.

… Well okay that would be pretty dramatic if it were all true lol.

So no, that’s not all happening.

But at least one of them is happening.

And no matter which one (or which ones) are true, what’s certain is that this transition will be a defining period in my life; it’s been hectic, it’s been kind of crazy, and at times it’s been overwhelming — but in a good way.

It’s quite humbling because everything I’ve ever shared on this space – all the material, notes, life lessons – started off initially as just a hobby/side interest and I hadn’t realized how well it would equip me to deal with this big life change. I suppose that’s always been the intention of myn’s desk; my notes will always be up here to read and share (if you wish to), and I feel like they continue to be just as relevant as when they were first written.

Don’t worry – this isn’t goodbye! This is a “we’ll see, for now” haha.

I’ve definitely been just as active with my personal finance life; the planning and prioritizing and making sure my money stretches as wide as I need it to. But it’s certainly evolved; I’ve broken up with Wally (sadness) but we could get back together in the future. Right now detailed expenses tracking isn’t the priority, and the good thing is that all those months and years spent tracking my expenses allowed me to understand my habits better. I probably still spend roughly the same amount on food and drink every month; maybe even less because I don’t drink coffee every day anymore 😀

So yes, there have been changes, things have evolved… And well like I said, this is a transition towards a much bigger, systemic change. At the risk of being cliched, that’s life amairait and you just have to learn as you go along and make sure to use the tools you pick up along the way to carve out brighter futures.


BAH BAI maybe I’ll see you in a bit (maybe not, I’m not sure) but I’ll be back eventually


I’ve been in the middle of a stress sandwich guys – to put things into perspective, I got back from my US trip six weeks ago and this last month and a half work (and life) have been on overdrive. So many things to contend with I haven’t watched half the videos on my YouTube subscribe list and that’s a big deal for me. But I do say this on a positive note – life has been very good, alhamdulillah, so this busy-ness hasn’t gotten me down. Oh – and I’m catching a flight in three hours so… There I go for another two weeks. This wasn’t last minute; I’d alluded to this November trip in previous conversations.

But man, I’ve been so preoccupied that I’ve done practically zero preparation for this trip. I literally threw things into my suitcase yesterday and the plan so far is to wing half of it (probably).

Liat lah.

Just popping in to say hi, to say hope you’ve been well, to say I will definitely be back with more writing hopefully in December (should be a more relaxed month at work and I’m not taking any more holidays).

Stay safe! 🙂