Mini Retirement Project

The Penang Withdrawal Syndrome

After effects of living in Penang for 5 weeks After spending 5 weeks in Penang, I have to admit, it was difficult to pack up and leave again no matter how exciting my upcoming journey appears to be. I guess after staying put in the same place for while, my mind and body have unconsciously got sucked in to the routine that is Penang. My 5 weeks in Malaysia and Singapore have been a blast! I had so much fun attending weddings with friends almost every weekends and spending time with our families and friends. And the food, oh the food! They’re...

Facing the Cynics

Note to self when dealing with naysayers, pessimists, and cynics I guess it is to be expected that when you stray from the conventional path, you will soon encounter people that will attempt to discourage and bring you down. It is alright though, as they don’t mean to offend. They just don’t understand you and definitely do not share the same beliefs as you. And because they don’t, they will try to impose upon you their ways instead. After all, if we are not doing things according to their beliefs, then surely we are doing it...

F.A.Q For Long Term Travelers and Mini Retirees

The questions we get asked when we tell them we are going traveling Not surprisingly, when we started telling our friends and family about our plans, we got a lot of surprised looks, awkward silence followed by a stream of questions. The surprising part is usually the type of questions that we get from our family and friends. Robin and I would usually discuss how to break the news and roughly what we want to tell them beforehand. So we sort of anticipated some of the usual questions we may get, plus a few unexpected ones that left us a bit...