Covid Chronicles, Day 14

Circuit Breaker – Day 14

I decided to go out at 4.30am to get some bread from the nearby supermarket, and some pork products which Yihong Trading Enterprise doesn’t sell, because it’s a halal-certified establishment.

This is the best time to be in the supermarket. Shelves are restocked to how a supermarket normally looks like. The last time I came, I was alarmed to find that the shelves were barely half full. I’m glad to note that this is not normally the case.

Being unused to buying groceries, my mum had this bit of advice: buy whatever’s on sale, that we normally use. I saw some mandarin oranges on sale. They were in a basket. They were not in the best condition, but that’s okay, I’m used to getting food that looks worse, because I know that how food looks doesn’t always reflect how it tastes.

What caught me by surprise was seeing an orange in similar condition to rescued food that normally gets sorted out. I never thought I’d see such mouldy oranges in a supermarket.

It’s times like these that make me glad for my food rescue experiences, such that I wouldn’t bat at eye at taking the oranges beside the mouldy one.

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