Friday, November 21, 2008
The government is restarting a trend, we got some advertisement to advice people on the food portions and healthy habits. Those like stop smoking, exercise a lot, yadda, yadda, bla, bla....well you know...healthy stuffs.
The bee in my bonnet? The costs of healthy living.
How many of you do realise that healthy food are deng expensive?
Ok, some examples :
1) Common salad or organic salad? Of course the organic ones, but the organic salad costs extra 20-30%.
2) The ice-cream or some fruits? Both costs about the same and you get full by eating the ice-cream.
3) Full plate of rice or half plate of rice? Some shops here give RM1.50 for full and RM1.00 for half portion.
4) A white flour Gardenia or the whole wheat Gardenia? The white flour is RM2.10 and the whole wheat is RM3.00.
5) A nasi lemak costs RM1.00 (or RM1.20 now) and a toast set with 2 half boiled eggs costs RM2.40.
So you see, healthy living are really expensive. It can easily costs you extra 50% or more. With the current inflation, some of us might not be able to eat these healthier food.
A friend said that those healthy things we consume can extend our lifetime and thus bring us more benefits in the future.
My take? What the heck...enjoy your life, eat what you want and die while you are still beautiful. Who remembers the old auntie that used to lived behind your house and died last month? But everyone remembers Marilyn Monroe.
"enjoy your life, eat what you want and die while you are still beautiful" mmg ayat iklas lahir dari hati ko ;-) Aku tau...
As guer slalu cakap, it's all about the portions my dear...all about the portions.
Tgh planning nak beli oven. Kah kah kah...lagik la banyak makan nanti.
Xpe...makin "sihat" ;-)
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The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.