Early FI Destination: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

When it comes to picking out an early FI destination, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) has to rank way up there, near the top of the list, of desired destinations the world has to offer.

Foody Heaven

First and foremost, though, when I think of Vietnam, it’s the food that immediately pops into mind. In my own humble opinion, there’s

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Welcome Home Manila – Getting Settled in to a New Life

I’ve been back home in Manila (Bonifacio Global City) for just over two weeks now, trying to get settled in to a new life here in Asia. Wow, time sure does fly! Although I would have much preferred to have been more active blogging lately, quite frankly, I didn’t realize how much running around town I was going to have to do, right from the start!

These are kind of the moments you

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Early FI Journey – Back to Manila (October 7, 2019)

The early FI journey is shifting timezones again! Though I’ve enjoyed my time back home in California immensely, it’s nearing that time of year (again) when I start making my way to warmer weather. As such, I’ve been spending the last few weeks wrapping things up, and I’m now greatly looking forward to

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Less is More

If money was no object, it really wouldn’t matter too much if someone aspired to have all the nice things and trappings in the world; the sky’s the limit and anything is possible! However, outside of the top 1% or 0.1% of people on the planet, for most regular folks out there, we gotta

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The “Real” Gates of Heaven (Pura Lempuyang) in Bali

So, the Gates of Heaven (i.e., Pura Lempuyang, Lempuyang Temple, Pura Luhur Lempuyang, etc.) has become one of those super popular tourist destinations in recent years, thanks to a certain picturesque backdrop that folks wanna capture themselves in, presumably so that they can proceed to upload to IG afterwards and showcase to their friends/followers.

I’ll admit, I didn’t know anything about the Gates of Heaven, until I saw a

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