Our government has assured the citizens that there is an ample supply of rice and we don't have to hoard it. I thought so too. Now, how to believe?
The next day I went early with my students to grab a few bags. Many hawker stall owners were there to buy rice, and they bought many packets.
I don't consume much rice but I have my elderly parents-in-law and Asian students to care for. They can't go without rice.
With soaring gas and food prices, there is much discontent on the ground as people struggle to cope with the spiralling cost.
I read in the news that violence and food riots are emerging in certain countries due to the soaring food price spikes. Rising living costs has hit people hard. Salaries are not increasing.
In due time, we might be back to the old days, when rice is only affordable to the rich.