Archive for the ‘Cost of Living’ Category

I know that it’s been weeks since my last update. Thing is, we shifted to another apartment 3 weeks ago and though I applied for a new Mosaic (Internet) connection from Qtel before the start of June, it seems that there are some technical issues that needs to be resolved before our building gets any […]

Mavis and I were in Villagio and were wondering where to eat as I wanted to stay away from Fridays and McDonalds so we decided to try out The Butcher Shop & Grill also located at the food court. We are steak lovers and appreciate good quality, tender, juicy steak. Over the past years, I’ve […]

Why would Starbucks think that I should give them more money by buying WiFi cards so I could access the internet from their shop? I believe that giving your customers FREE WiFi is a standard for any Coffee shop. They do that in the Philippines. In the US, even Mcdonalds give you free WiFi. So […]

“Cans and bottles of 355ml of Pepsi, 7 Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Shani and Evervess Club Soda are already available in the local market for QR1.50. Coca-Cola, Fanta and Sprite are expected to follow suit from today.” Who would ever think that after more than10 years of soda being sold for a rial that they […]


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