• hunting-falcon
    15
    Nov

    As Markets Languish, Hunting Falcon Prices Slowly Creep Higher

    Being a man of the markets, I took particular interest to the business of falconry, a trade unique to Qatar that dates back centuries. In the past, falconry was serious business, as families and villages often times relied on falcons to hunt for them and bring them food. Training them requires skill, and a special type […]

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  • Lusail
    15
    Nov

    Lusail, The City Of The Future

    When a lot of people think of the Middle East, they think danger – never-ending wars and fueled by greed and corruption. This concept is buttressed and aggrandized by media, particularly North American media, who report nothing other than terrorism and political chicanery coming out of the Arab region. This is one of the reasons […]

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  • rialto-bridge-pearl-qatar
    11
    Nov

    Greetings From Pearl Qatar

    I am writing this from the most Arabic of Arabic rooms in all of Arabia. The walls are built from carefully crafted limestone and the plates on the table in front of me are filled with hummus and ghanoush. You may find that difficult to believe, especially after looking at the above picture. But what […]

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  • casino
    08
    Nov

    I Have Left The Casino

    I cashed out of my lotto play, selling HMNY for a shitty 12% gain. She is a bastard of a stock and will burn you if you’re not careful. Just 2 days ago, I was the king of the jungle, sitting on 50% gains, eating candy coated bananas without a care in the world while bitch-slapping the other […]

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  • revias
    07
    Nov

    REVIAS: The Beauty Salon From Hell

    It was January, 2015, and had I decided to relocate from Bangkok to Japan, with no particular plan in mind. I was invited by an old friend, a university professor in Hokkaido at the time, and also a gigantic cocksucker (more on that later), to help establish a consulting practice in Hokkaido where we would […]

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  • badminton-tournament-bkk
    07
    Nov

    So, Whats Your Investment Approach?

    I woke up today to my lotto stock up 47%, on news they are raising $100 million to increase their stake in Movie Pass, a subscriber based platform aimed at movie-goers that has gone from 20,000 users to 600,000+ in the past 2 months. To be honest, the news it was up on is irrelevant, […]

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  • loy-kratong-near-khaosan
    06
    Nov

    Thailand Part 2: A Distinctly Different Approach

    When I first lived in Thailand, many years ago, the first job I had was selling offshore financial services to Japanese expatriates living in Bangkok. My time was mainly spent mingling with the Japanese community, which happens to be an especially cliquey one. Expats are sent by their companies to work in Thailand, generally stationed […]

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  • beer-cheers
    06
    Nov

    Beer Company Bets That Young Canadians Will Prefer Weed Over Beer

    Earlier this year, I received an unsolicited message from an old high school friend whom I hadn’t spoken to in a decade, completely out of the blue, asking me what would be a hot ‘weed’ stock to buy. I assumed that he was probably smoking that stuff at the time he sent me that message, […]

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  • TransferWise-FYCK-Advert
    03
    Nov

    The Best Way To Transfer Money To Asia, Revealed

    As we all know, currency dealers, in general, are filled with nothing but malevolence and will stop at nothing to take as much as possible from you when you try to transfer funds. They employ monumental amounts of chicanery to achieve this, including egregiously and insidiously priced exchange rate spreads, and are able to catch you off guard, […]

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  • mt-offices
    01
    Nov

    A Lesson In The Destructive Power Of Egocentrism

    I had a blast today, sitting in our new ‘cold as fuck’ office, chitchatting with MT employee, Jo. Jo’s a cool guy, a young Thai lad, fluent in both Thai and Japanese, a very hard worker, and also very open to conversation. All day today, I interrogated him like a fucking criminal, digging deep into the […]

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