Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lunch Box


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 na├»ve 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!

19 comments:

chubskulit said...

your post brings me back memories ate kim hehehe.. When i was in elemnetary, we use to wrap our baon with banana leaves or young anahaw leaves. Masarap kainin kasi ang amoy ng banana eh nakakdagdag sa appetite hehehe..

Beng said...

ay ako din manang kim, simula elementary gang nagwowork na ako ngayon nagbabaon pa din..mas practical kasi..mas masarap pa di ba..enjoy mo luto mo (",)

Weng Forsgren said...

hello manang kim,
hehe, when I was in Elementary baonan ko rin is banana leaves heh. Maamoy no?I remember na dried fish pa nga kadalasan ulam ko hehe. masarap, makalakas ng kain. I was grown up with my grandparents, so every morning grandma prepared baon for me. I was happy and proud of my baon hehe.
sa HS nko nagsugod og plastic baon nga naa nko sa akong mga parents. Pero mas msarap ang dahon saging baonan hehe.
I miss that life, how I wish nga naa pod dahon saging dri :)

Weng Forsgren said...

When I was in pnas I used to bring baon going to school until nagwork, because you can save a little penny pag may sariling baon ka.
Here i sweden, I don't have to bother about my lunch..because we have free lunch at work :)

Manang Kim said...

Hi Rose, korek makadagdag talaga nang appetite iba kasi ang amoy parang sumarap lalo ang kanin at ang ulam hehe..

Manang Kim said...

Hi beng, ako din mas type ko talaga magbaon mas mura at mas healthy...

Manang Kim said...

Hi weng, dire sa US naa frozen dahon baligya sa mga Mexican na store. Mahal siya kay mura half sa usa ka dahon kay $3 or $4 man siguro but di ko pa na try na mag buy kasi nga foil na gamit natin. Na missed pod nako uban ko sa akong nanay magkuha ug saging sa luyo sa balay pag magluto na akong nanay ug budbud hehehe....

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi manang kim, thanks for sharing..pang maalaala mo kaya ito ah! ^_^ just kidding..

nagutom ako sa mga ni-mention mo na pagkaing pinoy ah..lalo na ang kanin na binalot sa banana leaves...sarap pati ng amoy ^_^ hmmmm.

chubskulit said...

Hello Ate Kim, just came by to tell you I have awards for you here. Please grab it when you have time, see you, mwah!

Clarissa said...

hhmmm..naaalala ko rin yang amoy ng banana leaves na madalas ginagawa ng Mama ko dati.Thanks for mentioning my name--nahiya tuloy aketch!
meron ding frozen na tinda dyan??Dyosme,ba't dito sa Japan,walang masyadong nagtitinda ng Pinoy foods??!!(T_T)

Beth said...

Hi Manang Kim!

Ako, pinababaunan ko ang german kong asawa ng lunch.... pati juice at kape. Okay naman sa kanya, mas masarap daw kasi with TLC (tender loving care) prepared.

Madz said...

Hi te Kim, kahinumdom noon ko sa akong childhood years da nga tawn inig mag picnic me kay dahon dayon sa saging ang ihapin... unya akong mama kay hilig unya lami pa jud magluto ug budbud...

Agoy na miss noon nako ang Bohol da! kay kda uli nako nga palit man dayon ko budbud sa pantalan...hhahahha

Tawn ang pobre way laing pngandyo kondi ang Pilipinas...heheheh

Take care te, thanks for your visits... God bless , mwah mwah mwah

Jenny0323 said...

This is such a nice post...

Manang Kim said...

Hi Mer, oo nga parang Maalaala the Movie hehe...naku sayang nga lang at di ko napadala ito kay madam charo marami pa namang maka-relate sa story about saging na dahon hehe. Dito sa MI ang mahal nang dahon nang saging it is frozen and came from Mexico dyan ba sa inyo may saging na dahon din? Thanks for dropping by God bless!

Manang Kim said...

Hi Claire, oo dapat lang starring ka kasi dahil sa post mo na inspire ako at naalala ko munti kong nakaraan char! hehe! Yes may frozen banana leaves dito galing sa Mexico ata. Thanks for dropping by God bless!

Manang Kim said...

Hi Beth, mas maganda talaga ang mag baon, hubby ko din pag may lakad pagbabaon ko talaga pati kape eh sayang din yong $2 or $3 bucks. Iba pag may halong TLC hehe. God bless!

Manang Kim said...

Hi Madz, aguy unsa pa akong maternal side is from Bohol biya ug kung mag bud-bud naa gyud na dahon sa saging sus kalami ra ba gyud oi. Gutom na noon ko lol! Di ba ang kalamay, gikan man sa Bohol pod. Tawon perme lang gyud ta ani maglaway oi unsaon layo man ta sa atong nasod nga natawhan hehe.

Manang Kim said...

Hi jen, thank you. God bless!

Beth said...

i love this post Kim!
i remember tlagang nagbabaon ako when I still work sa ofc. Buti na lang, most of my ofcmates bring baon din kaya bonding time na din! :)

my Home Economics teacher encourage us to wrap our baon in banana leaves, mas msarap daw kasi. :)