Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I was inspired to share my experienced about lunch box after I read Clarissa entry on her blog. My experienced happened 3 years ago when my step-daughter and I went to a school for a caregiver course. I was so naïve and a first timer so the first day of school I woke up early and prepare my BAON. I cooked rice and menudo for my lunch and brought water for me too. Talagang excited na excited ako ang gara pa nama nang lunch box ko rubber maid. My step-daughter picked me up and off we go to the school. Our lunch time came I was hungry at the same time excited because I am going to ate my rice and menudo. But to my surprised walang tao sa room na dapat doon magkainan, nobody brought their lunch or baon. They all went out to buy their lunch at Taco bell, McDonald, Wendys et all. I didn’t knew what to do honestly my step-daughter who also didn’t brought anything told me that we might as well buy our lunch at the nearest fast food. I told her I have my baon with me I have to eat it here but if you are alone in that room parang ang lonely2x nang feeling. So we went to KFC. That experienced opened my eyes that I guess nobody cooked here in America except to those who are health conscious people. We are living in this culture where fast food is convenient and people started to rely on them.
When I get home I told my husband about my ordeal hehe, he was laughing but I told him I guess I will just eat a lot at breakfast and wont eat at lunch time I don’t like going out and buy those fast food kind of stuff.
I remember when I was young before my grade school, I used to come with my mother. As a teacher in a remote town people love to pamper teachers so sometimes at lunch time we have fresh sea foods and a newly cooked saging or camote brought by some parents. It was in that time though that I had this experienced of eating rice and some food wrapped in banana leaves wow it has a good aroma. That time napagisip-isip ko na, na yang banana leaves is their lunch box while me and my mama's baonan is plastic made in China (unhealthy). And they wrapped fish cooked with vinegar in a mango leaves. My mama also told me when she was young that her parents will wrapped her baon or lunch in a banana leaves and inside is rice with a piece of fish. What a very simple life then!