Valentine Tips from a Cheesy Kuripot

I am a SUCKER for Valentine’s Day!

It makes me smile whenever I see couples being romantic. Everything just seems better and happier on this day of the year. By now you must have booked a romantic dinner date or ordered flowers or chocolates to be delivered to her office. If not, what are you waiting for?

No budget for a date night? No problem. As I am kuripot, I believe there are ways to celebrate this special day without spending a fortune. Well, maybe this is just me, but I would rather have time (and a lot of attention) on this day rather than presents (unless it is something I really, really like).

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VAT is this?!

In the first quarter of 2017, talks about VAT being introduced in the UAE, and other parts of the GCC caused quite a stir among the residents- expats and locals alike- and for good reason. The GCC has been tax free for a very long time, making it one of the most competitive regions in the world to do business. Personal Income tax is also inexistent in this part of the world making it one of the most attractive places for expat workers since they get to have a higher take-home pay at the end of each month.

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T’s Eats Under 100: Marakesh Restaurant

Morocco has always been in the Top 3 of my dream destinations. I feel like there is so much to see, feel and learn in a country that is so colourful, with its interesting culture and hospitable people.

My friend has a friend who has a friend (true story!) who is Moroccan and knows very well how local flavours taste. He recommended a place in Dubai where the food is as good as his mother’s cooking.

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Feel the Thrill of the All Time HIGH!!!

Near the end of 2017, the PSEi (Philippine Stock Exchange Index) rallied to New Highs as it broke past 8500 levels and went as high as 8900 in the first week of trading for 2018. Many stock market investors and traders, myself included were jubilant to say the least after learning that the market has finally broken through the 8500 levels after going sideways for quite some time.

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