• Health & Beauty,  Life,  Money,  Travel

    To All Travelers Who Starve Themselves, This is for You

    As much as I wanted to write about Cuban food, somehow the idea of sharing my opinion about the relationship between some travelers and food appeared. There’s some news about travelers who set an extremely low budget for food so they can travel. One girl walks to the office and eats only vegetable. If she feels like spending more, she’ll have canned fish. Her goal? To have luxury holidays! Of course, not all travelers go to that extreme. As someone who has done it, I, too, chose to be hungry so I could save more money to fund my travel. For examples, I skipped dinner for almost two years and…

  • Money,  Travel

    Why Being Low Maintenance Allows You to Travel

    In the previous blog post, I shared my experience having too many mini-retirements aka six holidays in a year. How could I possibly have the money? Well, basically I’m a low maintenance girl. I’m conscious of my spending so I can save enough money for travel. Here are some habits that help me travel often: I’m Staying with My Family What else do I need to say? I’m waived from house rental, electricity and water bills, and the food is provided. In Asian culture, children stay with their family before they get married, which is an advantage if you love travelling. If you’re working overseas you may need to pay…

  • Money,  Travel

    To Travel or To Save? How to End the Dilemma

    To travel or to save? It’s a question many people have, especially when it’s holiday season and airlines are giving special prices for flight tickets. If you’re an office worker who wasn’t born with a silver spoon like me, it’s normal to think that it’s better to save for emergency and retirement than to travel. However, what if you’re born as a wanderlust and travelling is considered a need? I personally don’t want to live in resentment. Chasing my dream keeps me motivated and passionate in life. After all, what’s the purpose of saving all the money if (touch wood) I’m gonna die tomorrow? #dilemma When I decided to embark…

  • Money,  Travel

    How I Won a RM6,000+ Case Against an Airline

    l‘Tis the season to be jolly, are you ready for your next adventure? Since it’s a holiday season, I think it’s good to share a dispute memorable experience that I had with an international airline last year. How a simple mistake from the airline, combined with an inexperienced traveller and heartless customer service created a drama. And the most important thing, to know who you can turn to when a problem with airlines arises. Back in 2017, my passion for travel started to kick in so I booked a holiday package to The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. It’s an 18 days trip, I was so…

  • Fashion,  Money,  Travel

    The Easy-to-follow Shopping Rules for Conscious Spenders Who Love Fashion

    A friend commented on my previous blog post about Venice, said the content was a bit ‘floating’ and didn’t have a call-to-action. I agree and feel so lucky that he told me early on. The incident reminds me that the purpose of creating this blog is to share something meaningful. It’s not a place to just showcasing my travel photos in a bigger size than a Facebook page or let the world knows how my daily life goes on. For this, I apologise if you feel disappointed on the last post. I have to admit, for “Fashion” section, I don’t have many finance tips to share for I don’t really look for…

  • Money,  Travel

    Why You Need to Own a Filtered Water Bottle

    The first few months after I moved from Indonesia to Malaysia, I could feel the pinch every time I spent money because of the currency rate. At that time, RM1 is equivalent to Rp3.000,00 (3x rupiah). Even mineral water was considered pricey to me. Now I’m working and earning my own money, I’m still facing the same issue whenever I travel to countries with stronger currencies, i.e Singapore. You know you can’t skip water because it’s a staple, you need to drink lots of it daily. Moreover, it’s the cheapest beverage you can find so you have no excuse, especially when you’re traveling to areas where you can’t quench your…