I have to write. That what comes up in my mind. I didn’t remember how many times my friend already asked me when I am going update this blog. Now look, I update my blog.
I realize that I will never have time if I always wait to find the right time to write. Because actually, the right time to write is when there is something is in your mind, that’s the right time for you to write. Based on my experience, something that comes up in your mind, if you don’t write it down, you’ll forget it immediately. Really!
Now I am going to talk about food. It is not about recipe, it’s not about how to cook and so on, but it is about how we appreciate our local food. How many kinds of traditional or local food that we know? Can you mention it at least 10? Well, I cannot, to be honest.
Guys, you know what, I am crazy about burger. I like pizza badly. I love coke very much. And I am sure, you love it too. But I realize I should not. Why? Because when you are crazy about something, you will not notice the other things. That’s also applied in this case. When you are crazy about pizza for instance, you will always want to eat pizza; you will not eat putu (such kind of traditional food which is made by rice powder and coconut). When you are crazy about coke, you will always buy coke; you will not buy wedang jahe (such a warm drink made from ginger).
I wonder how if all the body buys pizza and coke, who will by the putu? Who will buy the wedang jahe? Old people? What’s going to happen if they’ve passed way? Our traditional food will pass away too. Who is going to keep our traditional food exists then? Who else if it’s not us?
We realize that sometimes or maybe often, we do not pay attention to our traditional food? We also do not pay attention to the body who sell the traditional food. If we see, most of the seller of traditional food is not the people who live in the middle up level of society. Most of them are living below the poverty line. Let’s try together to love our local food. Because when we eat local food, we help the seller, we help the traditional food exist as well. Nice things to do, right?
(Mega Aisyah Nirmala)