Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Panic Buying Caused By Typhoon Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda is all over the news and having maternal instincts (Mom trained me), I can't help but panicked. I don't want to be stuck in our house again without anything, just like what happened to us last year. So, I grabbed my mom to go to the market with me and start our unplanned grocery shopping.

My youngest sister; the little shopper
So, our first stop is in Langihan Market here in Butuan City. I told Mom to store our necessary needs until Sunday. Here's what we have  bought:

  • Bagoong - a Philippine condiment made of partially or completely fermented fish or shrimps and salt.
  • Tomatoes
  • Bulad - dried fish
  • Cucumbers
  • Mongo
  • Assorted biscuits
  • Eggs
  • Canned goods; pork and beans, sardines, corned beef, mechado, beef loaf and etc.
  • and 10 kilos of rice
I'm so glad that I am with them during this time as I am so sure that I will not be at ease when I am away. And thankfully, I have money in my savings account that I automatically withdrew for this panic buying. 

By the way, I'd like to share some snapshots I took while my mom is busy haggling with the vendors (LOL).

Pails of bagoong and tomatoes

Dried fish


Assorted biscuits

Eggs!

and more eggs!!!




I used my new Kodak EasyShare C1530 camera! :) 
comments

21 comments :

Mai said...

Stay safe, bunso. Praying that all will be well despite the typhoon. God bless.

Aileen A said...

It's good to be ready...be safe there little sis! Brace yourself for the storm...but hoping and praying it will be less devastating as expected. I wish the typhoon would just dissolve miraculously but still, be prepared.

Don't forget plenty of water, flashlight, candles and matches or lighters.

Miss `Chievous said...

Hay naku. Tinetext ko na din nanay ko. Hehe. Sabi ko na din bili sila food. ingat bunso. :)

Raya said...

I hope you are safe... I don't think there is that much panic buying here in Bukidnon because we are not much of a typhoon belt but still everyone seemed to be prepared for the worst.

Joy said...

it is better to be prepared than be caught unaware :) I always have a stock of goods and foods in my cupboard and replace them every now and then:)

che said...

Hope everything's fine now with your family. Although recovery in your place might not be that soon, hope people will continue to be strong.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

i would definitely store baked beans and tons of eggs if ever eggs is must in our house and baked beans for my husband! it is always a much better to be ready in case!

papaleng said...

You did a good job bunso. di mo nakalimutan ang daing.. lol

Teresa Martinez said...

During these unpredictable times, it is always better to be safe than sorry so we need to stock up on some basic supplies at home at all times.

betchai said...

glad the typhoon is over now and you and your family are safe Marie, I so miss the bulad, haaaay, sawsaw sa langgaw :)

Cherry said...

it is always good to be prepared at all times. stay safe with your family.

nova hedges said...

I assume that being prepare because of the calamity is not bad, it would be safe to have enough food rather than end up starving, esp in the Philippines because our government can't provide a quickest rescue ever, so we would not rely with them as much as possible.

juliana said...

It does pay to be prepared for eventualities like Yolanda. An emergency kit would perhaps be useful. Here in NY after hurricane Sandy, government subsidiaries started sharing worthwhile infos on what should be in ones emergency kit.

ems said...

I had my share of panic buying a day before Yolanda arrived. And that was the horrifying event that I've witnessed in my entire life! Canned goods, instant noodles, beans, dry fish, eggs and veggies are all out stock with just a split second! I will remember that day for as long as I live! Promise!

Chubskulit Rose said...

The sight of the dried fish makes me hungry.

kulasa zen said...

I love your snapshots! I do take photos each time we shop and go to the market too :) we must always keep enough stock of food :)

Anne Mary said...

I haven't experience typhoon. I can imagine the panic buying and I don't blame them for such. We really need extras in case of emergencys

Marie Imperial said...

Here in Cebu, the grocery shelves are left empty before and after Yolanda. Grabeh! Panic buying talaga ang lahat. Pang cosumo na personal at pang donation. ^_^

Tingting R. said...

When I visit the Philippines, hopefully, next year. I will definitely let my daughter experienced the kind of grocery shopping (errr tsanggi shopping) we have there.

riz said...

the last typhoon has brought us too many lessons - even those not affected by it.

Marie, shiny pearl said...

It's always good to stack up on food...true, I agree with Riz, hopefully, we don't get to experience something like it again...breaks my heart. :/

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...