Hello, happy new year you lovely people! 🙂
I know I haven’t really blogged regularly in December, but starting this month I will try to blog more regularly. I have tons of blog post ideas already! One of them is about my recent trip to Bali with my friends from my grad school days. But then as I was driving home I realised that I miss writing simple posts – ones that does not need too much thinking and rather, meaningless. Hahaha.
So as you can guess from the title, in this post I am just sharing my thoughts on grocery shopping. You know, I really love doing grocery shopping. I think I have written it before, but if not, let me tell you that I think doing my groceries is a way to release stress. I just love browsing the aisles and could spend hours looking at packaging of the products (hint: I am now working for a packaging company! What a coincidence? :p).
Anyway today after meeting my friends for coffee I went to the grocery on my way home. It’s a big one – a Hypermarket as we call it in Indonesia. I got my list so I quickly went around to search the items that I need and managed to only go the aisles for the items on my list. But still, in the end I found myself with few extra items as a result of impulse buying. Like how I just could not resist to buy that new Roma biscuits in choco flavour – only because they have a pop – up display which caught my eye! :p
Oh, there’s also this other thing. When paying my groceries, I realised that I left my shopping bag at home so I had to use plastic bags to carry my stuffs. While it’s still far from ideal, I’ve been trying to reduce my use of plastic bags and have been carrying a foldable shopping bag on my daily bag (but today I changed my bag and accidentally left the shopping bag in the other bag! huu). I realised that the cashier guy gave away the plastic bags so easily! I mean he kept using a new one even though the initial plastic bag was not completely filled. I guess that’s because plastic bags are still free in most Indonesian supermarkets.. unlike the ones I’ve been in the UK or US where we need to pay for our plastic bags. Though the price is not much, but I guess the policy has been successful in reducing the use of plastic bags.
So… I have been talking about my love for doing grocery shopping, impulse buying, and plastic bags. Quite random, no? :p I’m going to go now and prepare my clothes for work tomorrow. Yep, Monday is approaching real fast and here’s wishing you a great week ahead! May your Monday be smooth after a refreshing long holiday 😀