My girlfriend and I have been able to get into a decent quarantine routine in Vietnam. In the morning, I run on the beach and she does Yoga.
Most of our afternoons and evenings are spent teaching online, but thank God we still have an income! The remainder of our time is spent trying new restaurants (by delivery only) and streaming a few TV shows like, Avatar: The Last Air-bender, The Last Dance, and The Fresh Prince (Yes, they are all streaming on the Vietnamese Netflix).
No one could’ve predicted the COVID-19 epidemic would escalate so quickly around the world.
It’s been a crazy month for everyone!
I still haven’t returned to China. China officially closed all borders to foreigners. I couldn’t go back if I wanted to. Even if I could go back, there’s a mandatory “centralized” 14 day quarantine waiting for me on the other side. I’ll pass for now.
The last time I rode a roller-coaster I was 21 years old, dumb, and definitely NOT sober. Today, I’m a little older, smarter, sober, but on a different roller-coaster called the coronavirus (A.K.A COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 has taken the World for a wild ride and I don’t see anyone getting off anytime soon.
The last four weeks have been some of the most exciting in my life.
With growing hysteria surrounding the coronavirus, staying in China meant facing travel restrictions. As a person who’s chasing financial independence to gain ultimate flexibility, the idea of being “locked-down” in a Chinese city doesn’t seem too appealing.
Therefore, I left China, temporarily. I have every intention of returning once there is a realistic solution to this virus.
I’m not concerned about my health. At least not when I glance at the reported statistics.
However, when I read an article on the news or social media, I walk away thinking this is the beginning of the next zombie apocalypse. I have to stop myself from panic buying water, guns, and bullets.
I could be wrong, but I think we are far from a reenactment of the Walking Dead.
Just like that…another year is in the books. 2019 was a year with job changes, job drama, and job “hustling”. I thank God that my family and my finances made it through with some gains and no devastating losses.
So… Its time to update my monthly NetWorth Update. I wish I could say that I had an exciting and eventful month filled with adventures across the mountains of China, but most of my time was spent tutoring little kids online with VIPKID. Fortunately, this kept my expenses pretty low.
I also hit a milestone, by making the most money that I’ve made with VIPKID. There was also alot of activity in the stock market that affected my assets column.
Overall it was a great month with a positive NetWorth growth.
Hello WTFier’s! I know I’ve been MIA for the past few months. Sorry. Life has gotten in the way of me posting on this blog. Since my last post, I’ve made a trip back to the U.S. for a graduation, I quit my ESL job (Yes, I said it), I started a new ESL job, and I traveled to the Philippines for a 4-day vacation. I hope this post shows you how these things affected my life financially.
February was another positive month for the net worth. We celebrated our first Chinese New Year in Shenzhen. Unfortunately, the city was completely empty, because Chinese nationals all migrate to their hometowns during the holiday. Since Shenzhen is a relatively new city (Less than 40 Years old) it doesn’t have many “townies”. So rather than celebrating Valentines Day (Thank God), we spent most of our time exploring the deserted city and Continue reading “February 2019 – Net Worth Update”
January 2019 was a good month, both personally and financially. My girlfriend and I started a 21 day fast of Video Media (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc), fast food, alcohol, meat, unhealthy snacks. We were pretty disciplined and stuck to our sacrifices, even though we had with a few slip-ups along Continue reading “January 2019 – Net Worth Update”