Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Doing Taxes

We have just completed our tax form submissions and one question we was concerning disability insurance and whether that was tax deductible under the medical and insurance allowance. To me it should be as it is medically related, however, it was not explicitly specified. Sometimes tax forms can be a real pain especially when the instructions are not clearly spelt out!

Friday, 24 April 2009

Tuxedo Hunting

My cousins from overseas were recently in town and the older boy was telling me about his prom and party nights. He actually thought of getting a nice tuxedo to see him through these events and asked if there were any shops around that sold it cheaper. However, I found that tuxedos here seem to be harder to find compared to overseas countries. Could it be because there are fewer black tie functions here or do people just tailor their own?

Furniture in Your Porch

I saw that Ikea recently added some outdoor furniture collections to their range of furniture. While they look really comfortable and rustic with their wicker finish, I do wonder if they will be suitable for our weather here which tends to be hot and humid. If they have not been conditioned properly, they will be spoiling and warping in no time at all!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Go Green

Do you still use gift cards when you give someone a present? They used to be really popular when I was a student but seems to have lost some appeal now as people get into the "green" environmentally friendly focus towards saving the Earth. If you want to go green, consider recycling paper to make your own gift tags instead of buying them!