Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Yahoo!!! I’m so happy that we were able to find a copy of this book by Eric Carle.

Months ago, when Ryx was about three months old or so my wife bought THE VERY BUSY SPIDER also by the same author. She found it in a shop downtown which sells used books ( We prefer used books because they are cheap. But trust me, you need talents to find a good one! Hehe!)

Anyway, this busy spider book became Ryx’s all-time favorite. If you will put all his books on the table and let him choose which one he prefers, instantly he will pick the busy spider book. Even if you will try to hide it by covering it with other books Ryx will really look for it. It even reached that point wherein, Ryx preferred the story of the busy spider instead of lullabys in going to sleep. Hehehe!

Because of that, we tried to search the net for other books by the same author. That was where we came across the book about the caterpillar. From that day, the search for the book was on. We tried internet sites such as eBay and Wahoy ( second hand pa rin! Hehe!)… Went back to that shop to look for a copy… Went to other shops which sell brand new books… Ask a friend overseas a favor to check it out… But everything was to no avail. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be. So we scrapped the idea of owning that book.

Not until yesterday. Without any plans of visiting the same shop where we bought the busy spider book, our feet brought us to the place. We rummage through the pile of books then presto! We found the book!

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Budget Wise Supermarket

 Just a while ago, after eating lunch  I and my wife Eena visited this grocery store for some little shopping. After doing some rounds, my legs were already complaining. But Eena was still busy in the kitchen wares section, so I decided to go to the counter ahead and pay for our purchases.

After paying, I stayed at the corner seated and waited for Eena. I became fascinated with how the baggers ( personnel in charged with putting the purchases either in grocery bags or boxes ) do their thing. Maybe these people underwent training. Their manner of packing the things are uniform… the way they put things in the boxes/bags… the way they tie the boxes with plastic straws.

Then later, i discovered that the plastic bags they used were not of the same kind. It was then that I found out that they were re-using plastic bags. Plastic bags which were originally used as packaging for grocery items in bulk were being re-used. The store even designated three boxes for these used plastic bags for reusing. Three because they classified the bags into small, medium and large. Isn’t this act nice?

So I would like to congratulate this store for doing that! You really made a difference! Am sure this act really helped in lessening the truckloads of plastic garbages in Lunzuran Dumpsite.

Again… congratulations! I hope other grocery stores will do the same thing.