Monday, 19 April 2010

My Groceries Bills Are Too High!

Well, I can't really complain when the stuff I buy are mostly imported stuff. Plenty of the stuff in my kitchen are those I won't find in my Mom's kitchen, that I can say. Actually, when my siblings came visiting on a short notice, I will most likely not serve them a typical Malay style cooked food because my kitchen is not stocked with typical Malay food items!

These are the stuff I really need and will be stocked up in my kitchen. Japanese short grain rice, miso paste (instant), gochujang, kimchi, bottles of shoyu, tsuyu, sesame oil, worchester sauce, packets of instant furikake, dried wakame, sheets of nori, cheese - sometimes I think when people look into my fridge and in the kitchen, they will not think it's a Malay family kitchen!

My shopping lists do cause a serious dent to our monthly expenses, but then what fun in life if one cannot eat what one loves, right?

I sometimes feel guilty about the carbon footprint caused by consumers like me who wants imported food so we try extra hard to compensate and be more carbon footprint friendly in other ways; by using less energy at home, less fuel for our car, recycling, etc. May not be enough, but we try.

11 comments:

  1. Yapp, I have the same feels. All we do not want to reduce the CO2 emission. But what can we do? We also need a car, and a car with green energy still in high price....")

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  2. @dream of green,
    We try to do the best that we can, right?

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  3. wish my boss would allow working from home at least 3 days a week to avoid the rush hour as an initiative to help reduce CO2 which i think is unlikely to happen. :(

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  4. @life ramblings,
    Yeah, imagine the savings on petrol, lunch out and not to mention make-up if we can work from home. ;)

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  5. I think importing food is also a good thing for the global economy. You help companies grow, you are able to eat foreign food, which is great. I'm happy we live in such times. :)

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  6. @MKL,
    Wow, that is indeed true! :)

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  7. Of course your groceries bills are high! You buy mainly Japanese stuffs! Haha!

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  8. @foong,
    Japanese & Korean nowadays. Both also don't come cheap. :D

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  9. my grocery bills now are higher than usual because i'm doing it online and then for delivery. that saves time and effort both for me and hubs plus the lifting since we are on the second floor. it's more expensive because i'm comrpromised with whatever's available online a\than me hand picking it from the groc

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  10. @Ayie,
    I think it's great that you can arrange for delivery - you save on your petrol cost and I guess doing it online can save on purchasing unnecessary & impulsive items. Right? :)

    For me, I'm lucky my office is within a mall complex that has 3 big supermarket chain. :)

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  11. impulse buying yes but the meats that i personally want they don't get to pick the right one for me though

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