Hello, welcome to my desk!

Here you’ll find my indispensable notes on everything you need to know about growing up and acting serious. I mainly write about personal finance (for now) and the basics of managing your own money, but I also occasionally dissect the news and explore the general ins-and-outs of Brunei, and the implications of ~current affairs~ on regular folk like you and me  🙂

But you’ll also find material on general planning & organization, career, work life, and on a lucky day, perhaps some notes on home décor and design, decluttering, tips on travel, and maybe even pets and animal care (I have a rabbit and a guinea pig and sometimes think I love animals more than people).

Myn’s desk is a collection of no-brainer notes about grown-up stuff; the main message here is you don’t need to be a genius to understand the basics of grownupness. Far too often, these subjects are written in extremely technical, “academic” jargon and are unnecessarily complicated, which is a real shame.

So let’s strip it down and stop brushing it off, chuckling to ourselves and blaming ignorance on a millenial’s quarter-life crisis (“maybe next year”, “when I’m married”, “when I hit thirty”, “am i really an adult?”) – how about let’s start figuring this out right now.

And these nag notes are directed at myself first and foremost because I certainly haven’t figured it all out yet either. After all, this is a desk, not a manual or a lecture hall, and these are my notes – maybe they’re wrong, maybe they’re right, but they’re a part of the learning process. Drag a chair over and join the conversation!

Wherever possible, I’ll try my best to provide links and directions to further reading  – my desk is small, so think of this as a place to get started. Please use my notes as a spring-board into whatever piques your interest and learning.

I hope you find something useful 🙂



4 thoughts on “

  1. Hi Myn, great blog.

    I’d like to invite you to our LinkedIn Group, BruneiFinanceProfessionals. +250 members, mainly who work in Brunei now or previously. We’re very selective who we invite and allow in but it sounds like you have some great ideas that we hope you’d share with us.


    Our economist has been pretty active with financial literacy articles recently and I was wondering whether you had any comments or even whether you wanted to post your own stuff there.


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