Author: khanserai

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Saudi Arabia

parking lot picnics

Once again I find myself in transit so what better way to spend time than writing! As you might know, Riyadh does not have many options for legal family entertainment. They have a plethora of malls, restaurants, a single museum and a zoo that has different entry days for men and women so families cannot […]

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career consultants

In Singapore being called a consultant can sometimes be an insult. Part of the problem are the big name companies with the “prestigious” reputations that often employ people who talk big but deliver very little. They come with attitudes, they assume that they know more, they cannot be critiqued and often tend to look down […]

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life
Saudi Arabia

hiatus

Sorry for the long delay in posting- I’ve been traveling a lot to other countries so did not get the opportunity to update this site. I will be traveling again within a few weeks so there will be yet another gap until some time in Ramadan when i am expected to return.

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Global Economy
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2009 Gloom & Doom update:batten down the hatches!

In the past months the global economy has become quite sickly. Oil prices are soaring, not because of supply shortages but because of the politics of energy markets and an ever-weakening US dollar. The USD itself is a reflection of the US economy, the ongoing mortgage crises and all its ripple effects. The mortgage crisis […]

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rolling thunder

Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times to be in the DC metro area- it’s really quite inspiring. One of the highlights of the weekend events is “Rolling Thunder” when THOUSANDS of motorcycle riding war vets to from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Vets Memorial via Constitution Ave to raise awareness of POW/MIA […]

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mental cud
Saudi Arabia

roads

The general rumor is that women will be allowed to drive by the end of this year. It is unclear if it will actually happen however the story goes that the royals are in favor of it and have been working on the clerics for years- apparently they have just about worn down the protests […]

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Saudi Arabia

sticker shock?

the cost of living here is really quite interesting. Gas 0.5 $/gal Water 1 $/gal Cheese 5-15$/lb EVERYTHING is available here- same stuff, same brands (I found the real cheeses at the deli section of the grocery stores!). There are a few differences though:

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