Not changing our lifestyle

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@Lucky15 (37398)
Philippines
June 15, 2016 5:50am CST
What do they think of me, of us? While picking few eggplants earlier, someone saw me.and asked..."kumakain ka ba nyan ate?"(are you eating that?). Replied yes, and what will i do with it. Some.have always.asked me, why should i hand washing clothes when i can afford buying machine or hire a help. And when i said there is no "budget" for it, they won't believe me. My lifestyle, our family's lifestyle didn't changed a bit. We are still the same family who stil loves to eat those simple food and dishes. If we can still do it, have time to do it, i, we don't think we have to change what we used to do. Money is meant for.something important, better save them for rainy days.
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@toniganzon (69070)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
One thing I learned from my mom is how to save money and never splurge until you have something to splurge. She taught us the value of money so much so that we never got hungry when we lost both of them at our very young age.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Not caring if they call us stingy as long as not selfish. Lol They have taught younwell in handling money :)
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@thelme55 (74943)
• Germany
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 that stingy word stick to my head. I am called stingy behind my back because I don't just buy things out of the blue. I have to budget to for the rainy days.
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@RubyHawk (59761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jun 16
I am very frugal, it doesn't matter if I had money, I would never spend it for anything frivolous.
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@ida123 (6207)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun 16
You are right, don't change the way you used to do. Eat also the foods you used to eat but you have to eat sometimes the foods you are not used to eat, for a change sometimes, he, he. Better save today for the rainy days because if you have something important to buy or some important needs, you can easily have it.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Agree sis. ;)
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@shubhu3 (36914)
• New Delhi, India
15 Jun 16
I know this happens with me as well sometimes I don't know why people are so much into other's life that they don't believe what we say and always think there is something more to it.We will live the way we want to they should not be having any issue with that.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Like.. i.should be...what others think of me is none of my business. Lol
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@shubhu3 (36914)
• New Delhi, India
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 lol absolutely buddy .It's our life and we know how we should be living it
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
@shubhu3 hahaha. High five on that
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@Macarrosel (7511)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
That's a good attitude. Saving for the rainy days. We need that to survive.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
True..i have our.own, they have theirs. Lol
@thelme55 (74943)
• Germany
15 Jun 16
This sounds familiar to me. People kept on asking me why I still eat dried fish, bagoong and other "poor" people's food when I can afford to buy meat. It is not a matter of having money but of having a comfort food to eat. I love eating vegetables especially eggplant.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Like..why do we have to leve up our taste? Haha
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• Philippines
16 Jun 16
you will be feasting on those food while you're here @thelme55
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@thelme55 (74943)
• Germany
16 Jun 16
@hereandthere yes, indeed. My father will said again "our eating grass Pinay is here again" when he open the fridge.
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@DianneN (243855)
• United States
15 Jun 16
My mother always told us to save for a rainy day. She was right, as usual. You have no one to please but yourself!
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Agree ma'am. They might findme.snob again for what i said well...what is nee with being called snob. Lol
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@thelme55 (74943)
• Germany
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 as long as they are not giving you something to feed, it's not of their business what you have to do with your money.
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@DianneN (243855)
• United States
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Tough to them!
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@LadyDuck (387401)
• Switzerland
15 Jun 16
We eat eggplants and we like them, they are even pretty expensive here.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Ours isnkinda smaller..though.we have bigger ones. Cheap at this season and we can give some away ;)
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• Japan
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 I think yours are probably more like Japanese eggplants, small and tasty. I don't like the big American ones so much.
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@LadyDuck (387401)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
@petatonicsca Our are not the big American ones, they are pretty small.
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@cacay1 (70469)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
15 Jun 16
Very good girl but somehow we have to change just a little bit.I remember I saved a lot and my saving was taken away by my robber friend sickening. This time I do not have savings. I have to begin again, so sad.
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@msiduri (5694)
• United States
15 Jun 16
YIKES! I'm so sorry to hear that.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I know you can start again ;)
@thelme55 (74943)
• Germany
15 Jun 16
Charge it to experience @cacay1 and don't let others financially abuse you. It's easy to say but it's hard to follow specially if it's a relative.
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• United States
15 Jun 16
I have done my laundry by hand many times. When I was young and first starting out with my first husband, there was no money to go to the laundry. I had a scrub board and did my laundry by hand. We had a clothes line that I would hang the clothing out to dry. Once in a while my husband's mother would allow me to bring the clothes to her house to wash them. I took them home and hung them to dry. Sometimes she would allow me to dry them as well. That was a bonus.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
She is kind hearted. We have that scrub board too and brush for those denims.
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• United States
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 I also purchased a plunger that I used specifically for washing clothes. The plunger moves the water through the clothes easily.
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@hereandthere (45884)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
i think it depends. for me a rice cooker, gas stove and washing machine are a must, it's a big help. what we don't use is the a/c.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
You have your reason why you have those. ;)
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• Philippines
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 yup, electricity bill.
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@MGjhaud (21932)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
truth. although i dont eat eggplants haha but the point is why buy vegetables when we can plant them. why use electricity when we can use our hands to wash our clothes. ive learn the art of saving and budgeting when i started living away from my parents in high school.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
True! But why not eating eggplants?
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@MGjhaud (21932)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
because.. of the gravity of the earth. i dont know friend, i dont like the taste.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@MGjhaud haha. Gravity and mass Haha
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@Chungshop (2355)
15 Jun 16
Usually we don't buy at the market because farmer use alot of chemical on it, sometimes make us itchy. So we planted few for self consumption. Also there is the pink color. For many years , we don't eat eggplant at night, it can harm the blood system and pain too.[source from father]
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Oh..should.have know this
@Chungshop (2355)
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Also eggplant with crabs may cause stomach pain too. We use to burnt the egg plant and get the fresh fried with dry prawn and added basil leaves. We also cook with curry chicken. Or just boiled and eat with black sauce and chili too.
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@Chungshop (2355)
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Egg plant is cold type not like ginger.
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@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I applaud you for not feeling like you have to change lifestyles because of money. Do what you like to do. As long as no one feels forced to hand wash the household's laundry, there's nothing wrong with that. On the other hand, there's nothing wrong with trying out different dishes. The world is full of delicious food and not all of them are expensive.
@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I agree ;)
@jazel_juan (15748)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
hahah so alike us Aoi Hana!! ;) plus we hate doing the laundry..
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@sol_cee (31466)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I can only eat eggplant with egg. (torta) lol
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Yummy!
@sol_cee (31466)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 I know you like it. lol
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@koopharper (7113)
• Canada
15 Jun 16
If I'm not bothering anyone I don't see why it is any of their business. I don't always care much what other people think. Granted a lot of people think I'm nuts anyway.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
We know ourselves better than.them right?
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• Canada
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Exactly.
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@Bluedoll (16836)
• Canada
15 Jun 16
This post really got me thinking. I've not ate that food but my grandparents used to eat raspberries picked by the side of the road and I remember them so well.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
That is like a cool one. Picking and eating :)
@Bluedoll (16836)
• Canada
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 we live. If there is a little love better than all the modern expensive gagets
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@ilocosboy (45325)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
people are like that, saying empty rhetoric. why don't they ask for some if they wanted too.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Hahaha. I can be generous. Lol
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@ilocosboy (45325)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 yeah, that simple it is
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@marlina (144368)
• Canada
15 Jun 16
I don't think that it is anybody's business at all. I am on your side that you should do what you want in your life as long as it is not interfering with others.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
For i am not minding theirs. Lol
@itsmejing (606)
15 Jun 16
that's was true, many people around us are too judgmental, i just don't bother them.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Agree. Haha
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 duh.. i don't care hahaha
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@itsmejing haha. Me too ;)
@salonga (27807)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
I eat eggplants too and love them. Good nobody is asking me why.
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@Lucky15 (37398)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Hahaha. We are not rich or our mouth would be itchy if we eat. Haha
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@salonga (27807)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
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