Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Increase in price of foodstuff + China Engrish

This is the third time my mum will come back from the market complaining. What's going on people? The price of foodstuff in Nigeria has increased by almost a 100% in the last two weeks or so.
A cup of rice that used to go for N80 is now N150.
A bag of rice that used to go for N6, 500 is now N12, 000
A cup of beans that used to go for N50 is now N80
A pack of Maggi cubes that used to go for N180 is now N250
A bottle of groundnut oil that used to go for N140 is now N250
A tuber of yam that used to go for N200-250 is now N350
A bag of pure water that used to go for N70 is now N100
While a sachet of pure water that used to go for N5 is now N10.
What is this?

But then someone told me it's not only in Nigeria that this is happening. Is it true that the price of foodstuff has increased in most parts of the world? Are you experiencing it too in your country of residence? Is this temporary? If this is going on in most parts of the world, then what the hell caused it?

The problem with Nigeria is that once a price goes UP, it never comes DOWN
How will the less privileged people survive when they can't even afford a cup of garri? This is not funny o...and there's even no salary increase.

What is going on Mr President? This is not what you promised us o.

On a lighter note, let the Chinese people entertain you...hilarious!

CHINA ENGRISH...enjoy!


And if you're dead, please get to a hospital...


A difficult meal...


Other children are OK...


I think it was that 'screw you' comment...


Start with the big toe...


Are you smiling?



Well, it is free...


That would explain the beer cubs outside...


Flavor with heart...


Falling should be planned...


I told gramps to use protection...


Plenty of meat for everybody...


Got too many kids?


Ouch!


We really never know what kind...


I wouldn't dare...


No crack?


How do you do? lol...lol..lol


Translation: 'no parking on bicyclists at any time'


Thank you for open!
This cracked me up so bad...lol


One lump or two?


Operators standing by....lol


Stylist Ben Dover at your service...


Yeah, cheated out of breathing...


New in this section: 'Bowling with Bilbo'


The pool man is gonna freak...


Damn, these fireworks reek....


Press it because you want to....


I'll keep a look out....


I give my life and my company, but they just keep demanding more...

LOL. These Chinese people have got to be kidding me! Had fun with this. Check out more fun stuff here http://engrish.com/

Photo of the day

Halle Berry's first public appearance since giving birth. She's still the most gorgeous woman in the world...after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan?...no? yes? yesno? lol.

My mag's 3rd edition should be hitting the stores on Monday. I'm picking it up tomorrow afternoon. If I get there tomorrow and don't get my magazines, I'm exchanging blows with everyone I see there. From the security man to the MD. They're all going down. I swear I'm going 'Jackie Chan' on all of them. I gave them the mag to print in March and they said it would be ready in two weeks, this week will make it five weeks...isn't that so annoying?
Let me get there tomorrow and not get my mags...we'll see who will land in the hospital...ME or THEM.

Just kidding, I'm not that violent...lol. But I should be picking it up tomorrow. Hopefully!

Meantime here's a new blog to check out...http://www.shonavixen.blogspot.com/

And if you want know who the 100 most beautiful people are, check it out here http://www.people.com/people/package/0,,20193583,00.html?cid=redirect-mostbeautiful/

Kisses!

15 comments:

Sasha said...

The price of foodstuffs has gone up everywhere. A gallon of milk here that used to go for about $2.00 is now $5.00 etc....The difference bw naija and yankee is that the prices will eventually go down when the economy improves. We are also lamenting abt the high cost of gas....Analysts claim we are in a recession. So it is everywhere, my dear. God help us. We are all looking forward to the rebate checks that the govt promised us. God bless America.

wienna said...

Haba, Linda you sound as if you've been living in planet pluto. Thought you had satellite tv in your residence. Haven't you been watching BBC, Sky news lately? Food prices are rising massively these days. The reason has been blamed on famine, climate change, over-population etc.
Unfortunately, i think the media, as always, is exaggerating things a lil' bit. However, many people will just be 'panic buying' foodstuffs.

Fausset said...

yeah foodstuff has increased everywhere, even in america but europe mainly, dint even know it affected nigeria...well all we need do is just pray that as everything inceases:gas price, food, electrity, our pockets would also inrease...

shop liquorice said...

na wa o! there's more on the global food crisis here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/18/world/americas/18food.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

TWayne said...

Actually the rising food prices is a matter of global concern. If I recall correctly, there was something on the news earlier this week on how a committee either would be or has been set up to investigate the reasons for the rising food prices and proffer solutions to the problem and how to help 3rd world countries or so.

It's quite worrying actually....
That and the rising fuel prices....

Dimeji said...

Yes, Baby...... Food prices is soaring worldwide even in America, unfortunately Nigerian Government won,t do anything about it. All concentration is focused on oil, to be realistic with you, I think as Nigerian we should all start looking into farming. See all the money one can make with from food production in these type of famine. Anyways congratulations on your Magazine and make sure you send my copies and bill.

Anonymous said...

LOL AT GOING JACKIE CHAN ON THEM
YOU ARE FUNNY

Anonymous said...

CHINA ENGLISH IS SOME CLASSIC SHEEZE

K

Naija Sutra said...

i hope ill be alright after this much laughter, im even tired of rolling up and down my place.
LOL...hilarious sturvs

Anonymous said...

Oh yea. Everything is at an alarming rate here in the states. I use to have a $100 budget for food. Now I spend $200.
Gas price is not even funny. Gas is close to $4.00 a gallon, It was less than $2.00 not even 2 years ago and we were all complaining.

I fill up my tank with about $50now, and I need to fill up 3 times a week. :-(

The sad thing is employers are not even close to increasing people's salaries, they are laying off instead.

Anonymous said...

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Naija Boy said...

Some analysts say buyers in Thailand and Vietnam are hoarding grain and may release it in coming weeks, causing prices to drop. So no worries for long.

For now, governments are limiting exports to ensure they have enough food at home. China, Egypt, Vietnam, and India, which represent about one-third of global rice exports, curbed sales this year, and Indonesia did so as well.

Since rice is a poor man's food in many countries, constant increase in its price is freakin' unsustainable because there's a risk of social tension...,people will start to freak the heck out!

I agree with Sasha, that the difference btw Naija and here in the US is that the prices of these foodstuffs will eventually go down when the economy improves. It should also go down in Naija as well. At least, I hope so!

I just started reading your blog, Linda, and I think you are doing a fantastic job. I like reading about what's going on back home. I wish I could move back home to Naija cuz people keep telling me there are a lot of money to be made, and that I can make big doe. While I agree that folks, especially those that went to school abroad, are making it big, nothing will change my mind to move back until the Naija gov't fix the lack of security in that country. Armed robbers terrorizing a whole freakin' country. I want to be able to drive anyway I want at any time of the day or night. God bless America and the Federal Republic of Nigera!

Keep up the good work, and keep your blog constantly updated, Linda!

Anonymous said...

The food crisis is everywhere...yesterday I went to the International food store to buy to bags of rice...and guess what they told me ...they said because of the current scarcity of grains...I could only buy one box...nevr had such and experience since i've been in the US

1stpet2v9 said...

actually prices are up everywhere... esp gas prices in Yankee... this blasted war and watever else bush is up to... they r callin it "economic recession"
God help us all... we must not recede in Jesus Name, Amen!

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