These are the reasons on why most Filipinos cannot save something for their future expenses. It is that choosing an expensive food is always first to foods that will save the family meals each day. These are also the reason why most of the Filipinos are being diagnosed with what they call "sickness of the rich" if not dying earlier. Guilty or not about these facts, then go ahead buy these delicious and mouth-watery foods you are craving for. But then, try reading the last paragraph of this article.
On the Photo: Chocolate Cake
On the Photo: Pizza
On the Photo: Siomai, Siopao and Wanton Noodle
On the Photo: Ham, Cheese, Pasta, Hotdog and Corned Beef
On the Photo: Graham Cake, Peanut and Pineapple Juice
When was the last time you say “I want this food?” and when was the last time you said “I need this food?”. Did you happen to observe the two words with completely two different meanings? If not, then you are lacking on the education about financial wellness and healthy foods for healthy living. Very broad topics to discuss but it is up to you to assess and discover what does this article mean for you.
like most people, i'm guilty of habitually eating my fill; which satisfies my "guilty pleasure" but displeases my wallet, lol.. you have brought up a very good point regarding financial wellness.. indeed, most often than not, people overindulge themselves on food, to the point that the money allocated for their other needs are used up for "unnecessary" foodstuff..ReplyDelete
looking forward to reading more of your articles.. :)
we have our opinions and this topic brings so much of that. allow me to point mine. :)ReplyDelete
For the Americans, race is what separates the black and white. In Israel, during biblical times, the Jews and the Gentiles. In our country, the rich and the poor. Money separates us. Therefore, food-in the Filipino context, is a social statement. When we see classy restaurants, there is an "insecurity" that sinks in us, unaware most of the time. We tend to say "wala naman akong bibilhin dyan" but actually, it means "I can't afford" for some, if not the most. A harsh reality that pricks the heart. So where am I getting at? The point of wanting something sometimes is not bad at all. It only means we want to try out things and enjoy it while we can and when we can. We want to somehow trash out our little insecurities and say "I can". It may mean to displease our wallets like Wennie said, but it helps us to bridge out ourselves from a community that is judging us by what we can afford to eat and what we can not. Again, I would like to stress, do this while we still can and when we can. In the end what matters most is that we never indulge ourselves on doing things that does not pleases both our physical needs and spiritual needs. When we feed our flesh, we must not forget to feed our soul.
No one can live only on food.
People need every word
that God has spoken.' "
-- Matthew 4:4 (Contemporary English Version)