On menu-planning, starting a business, etc.

I do the groceries each week with a PhP500++ budget, which I believe should be enough for me and my brother. However, the food stock seems to run out around Friday, so I resort to canned corned beef spaghetti, or any similar, semi-instant dish. I really don’t plan out the week’s menu, I just look at what’s available when picking up the ingredients already, and decide then and there. Most of the time it works, sometimes I have to compensate mid-week. I’d love to have fish in abundant stock, but I think I’m stuck with bangus and tilapia most of the time. I’d also prefer more greens on the veggie portion of the ref.

Any foodie-expert suggestions? Do note that the two food consumers in question weigh around 200 lbs each, and are below 5-and-a-half feet.

Yes, I know I should try going to the palengke next time, though the main thing that’s stopping me is that I’m not instantly make decisions on what I want. Hmm. But hey, I recently found out the South Supermarket near Balagtas has about a dozen bull’s eyes -perfect ingredient for my next goto :)- on the freezer, so aircon groceries shouldn’t be really crossed out of the list when looking for the more exotic stuff.

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The parents have advised me to entertain the idea of starting a business, and what they suggested was to put up an internet cafe. I hesitated, having this ugly idea of being perpetually pestered by sweaty, stinkin’ kiddie gamers. I’ve re-thought it though, and I do have a rough sketch-in-mind of what I want to do, mainly inspired by ‘open source‘, ‘thin clients‘, ‘social cafe vibe, and sofas! (ewww! sellout!)‘, and ‘allocate a special portion of the place to sweaty, stinkin’ kiddie gamers‘.

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There seems to be a dry spell on blog content lately, for me anyway. Also, addressing a need to increase funds, I’ve been updating my online resumes. Been reading some Ricky Lee-penned books, too.

[Listening to: Breathe With Me – Sheila And The Insects – Manipulator (5:41)]
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3 thoughts on “On menu-planning, starting a business, etc.

  1. Kates says:

    You should try going to palengke. It’s fun. All those haggling with the tindera will make you even more a foodie expert.
    I’m also thinking of putting up an internet cafe. It’s the only business that I can be without my wife telling me I’m spending more time with the monitor. Hey, I’m in a business here. Hmmm. Should I mortgage my car?

  2. yuga says:

    I still love the sofa idea! How about a lazy boy? hehehe 😀

  3. rain says:

    Kates: Depende sa yo, man. Hirap din kasing tantsahin market ngayon e.

    Yuga: Walang agawan ng idea a!

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