Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good to be hungry.

Dad showed me an English online news site a few weeks ago. The headline was: “Waste not want not, Gordon Brown tells families. Britons are throwing away £1 billion of food a year”. Wow! That’s a lot of food. The Prime Minister was asking the people of England not to waste food. I am glad that he said that, but I am double glad because dad has being telling me never to waste food ever since as long as I can remember… he he.

I listen to my dad, so I try not to waste anything. We never throw away good food. We never throw away not-so-good-tasting food either! I always clean up my plate. Clean, like so so clean… he he. At times when I really can’t finish my food, dad would help clean it up for me. Dad never cooks too much and whatever extra is always put into the freezer. He puts everything into the freezer; pizza, roti, pasta sauce, fried rice, curly fries, water, glow-in-the-dark bracelets…

Dad said that humans are good at taking things for granted. When we have something, we never think of what it will be like not having it. We take our food and our best friends for granted. We take the clean air and our neighbours for granted. We take our body parts and our maths teacher for granted. Some times we even take our own self for granted… he he.

Dad said that some people fast is because they want to know what it’s like to be hungry and learn not to take food for granted. I have never fasted but I have being hungry before. Being hungry wasn’t funny, you know?

by small bright head

14 comments:

irish daisies said...

well i think he looks a little big from the photos :) i agree with your dad about food I also save everything.. in freezer or eat for lunch the next day. Hope you are well :)!

Olivia & Amanda said...

Bracelet also goes into freezer? hehe...ya, should not waste food. they are the important elements in life. and so as water too. In fact not good to waste many things.

Eryn said...

Did I read correctly on the 'glow-in-the-dark bracelets'? LOL.

Yeah. Never waste food! *support*

April said...

yup, it's not good to waste food!

Linh Bui said...

Such a nice post!
U know what? I know people who believe that cleaning up the plate means making a pig of yourself; and if you want to be polite leave some food in the plate >_< Well, they should read your post :D

Redsponge said...

hmm my husband always has to help me finish up my food. I agree we should not waste food and I know that being hungry is not fun at all!

Yling said...

Glow in the dark what?! I did tell Angel not to waste but she is still wasting unless it's chocolates!

Being hungry is no fun at all but longing for nasi lemak is worse! A lot worse!

LittleLamb said...

First time here. good reading for me...posting about dad & kid relationship...

have a good day

zekerene said...

agree & I have being hungry before so i know how it feels too. never take food for granted! o.O

eNNy said...

always to clean up my food. but, sometimes, have to seek for help to clean it up. :P

LC Teh said...

Wanna know how some parents teach their kids to waste food from young?

"Here boy, you wanna eat this taugeh or not?"
Little boy shakes his little head. Don't want? OK just push taugeh aside and eat the rice.

Next thing you know little boy refuse to eat the fillings inside the tausar-pau. "OK eat the skin only, throw the mashed bean away."

Soon the little boy is throwing more food he doesn't like.

And then there's that email that went around sometime ago that overnight rice can cause cancer, etc because of aflotoxin or something. Hey, they think fridges have not been invented ka?!!

Posh Totty said...

Being hungry is so not good it sucks .... just ask anyone who is dieting ;o)

and wasting food is bad, very bad!! food is there to be eaten ... all of it hehe!!

Mmmm food!!!!

reanaclaire said...

hey, u r not alone, i also nv fast before leh... but its really good, i heard..but i hv yet to try, i scared i pengsan... only went hungry before bec of unforeseen circumstances only...

irish daisies said...

i think you and your dad will enjoy it. let me know how it turns out :)

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