Archive for the ‘Shopping’ Category

Do you know that the cost of white rice in Doha has more than doubled since 2007? Baby Milk has also risen between 6QR to 12QR. Condiments and Canned foods have also increased in prices though minimal at that. It has been more 3 years since I last updated Life on the Spot’s Cost of […]

We were able to visit Spinneys at The Mall for the first time today and it’s a good change of atmosphere for those who got used to buying grocery items at the usual Hypermarkets like Lulu, Giant and Carrefour. For those not in the know, Spinneys isĀ  a high-end supermarket retailer in the Middle East […]

update: It seems I was mistaken and the last time Aramex did indeed increase shipping prices was June 2008 (thanks for the blog archives!). It seems Aramex Shop and Ship increases its rates every year. This year, an email sent by Aramex tells me of their 2011 rates. It might not be that much as […]

As per the Tweet of VodafoneQatar: iPhone 4 coming soon to Vodafone!! Quantities are limited so pre-register now to be the first in line. More: http://bit.ly/ayy39E I think the main question is how much are they going to charge people. Currently, the iPhone 4 16gb at Carrefour costs QR4000. The same iPhone in Canada would […]

I must admit that it has been close to 3 weeks now since I returned from vacation. Mavis and Xiane, as always, are still in the Philippines and enjoying their time in Baguio. Vacation’s been great and loved our stay in Bangkok, and of course, our stay in the Philippines. We were lucky that there […]


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  • Liezl pagauisan: Im planning to go and visit japan how much it will cost and fare and to get a tourist visa if i stay [...]
  • Mohammad Shohag: Could you please provide me the required papers to apply for a visit visa to Japan from Qatar as an [...]
  • Xiodd: Hi, i left my old passport in my country. Is it a must to bring old passports during the interview? [...]
  • Mohd: I visited Japan this year back in January 2017 and I spend 11 days only and I come back to Qatar, I [...]
  • Harry: Dear Sir, very useful information. Can you please advise me on what documents do they ask you to sho [...]