Hi there! So… second post today! So far, so good!!! I set for myself a mini milestone – one post a day for five consecutive days. Will surely try to complete that, fingers crossed! Today, I am going to try to introduce a template for our posts and see if this will be okay. Then some adjustments here and there until we find the perfect recipe.
Feature: Plastic Bags
It used to be that recycling and preserving the environment for me are but topics for my 5th grade science subject that I needed to pass. I didn’t care much about it. I mean I would dispose off my rubbish properly and would not cut a tree but I was not really proactive. So anyway, a few years ago, one of the big supermarkets here in Dubai asked for their plastic bags to be paid. I was furious!!!
Grocery Receipt Charging 30 for Every Plastic Bag
I was like: What!?! 30 fils? That’s 4.5 pesos! Add a bit more and that’s 1 kg of rice! This is not acceptable!! These up-for-nothing capitalists!
But then, all I needed to do was scan the bottom part of the receipt.
Grocery receipt offering refund on plastic bags.
And then it dawned on me that each and everyone really can contribute to the fight against pollution. No act or gesture is so small because as with anything, all small things combined together make up one big thing. Kudos to Geant Hypermarket for applying such environmental policy and we can only hope that all the others will follow suit. The UAE may be far away from using paper bags instead of plastic but with all the right steps, soon enough we’ll be living in a more environment-friendly country.
I have become more environment conscious since then. Our household always tries to use them cute green bags. For times that we inevitably have to use plastic, these Geant bags become collector items-slash-piggy bank until we go back and take them up on the refund.
Stuff that Saves Trees Update: Shop Yet to Launch
Right now, we are still populating the products pages. We are trying to make sure that everything will be perfect by the time we launch. The target big date is the 7th of February, 2012.
Life: Young Hypertensive
This was sort of the message that my doctor delivered to me today. I am 29 years, 2 months and 7 days old. I weigh 54 kgs at my heaviest days. Quit smoking 2 years ago (from time to time hubble-bubble). A glass of wine or a bottle of Asahi beer a month. With all these, my average BP readings were 150/100, shooting up to 160/100 or at worst 179/100. The ultimate question: WHY? I don’t know! My doctor doesn’t know. Some tests are to be conducted but until then, I’ll be popping Norvasc while thinking about you!