I get that question quite often from many people who discover my SaipanLiving.com website, and are interested in visiting or relocating. So, today, as public service to the world, I shall answer it based on my own lifestyle.
Today is Saturday. At about 6:30am, I typically head out to the Sabalu Market in Susupe to buy my produce from local farmers.
Then, I might stop at the local supermarket to pick up a few more items. Here is a photo of me and today’s take.
Here’s the itemization. This also includes images and prices of items I purchased on different occasions.
Click on image to see larger version. The numbers correspond with the items below
FROM THE SUPERMARKET
|1. Joy 12.6oz Ultra dish detergent
(they’ve run out of Dishmate Earth-Friendly liquid)
|2. Mason Jar (32oz)
(for making my own kimchee/culturedveggies)
|3. Kitchen sink trap||$1.57|
|4. Food For Life Gluten Free tortillas (specially ordered by Gemma at Joeten just for the fringe dwellers)|
|5. Health Valley Cereal||$5.59|
|6. Wholesoy Soy Yogurt||$2.65|
|7. Red Kidney beans 160z
(to make Jamaican style rice & peas!)
|8. Baking soda
for brushing my teeth)
FROM THE FARMER’S MARKET
|9. Cherries (50c each tray)||$1.00|
also for Jamaican style rice & peas!)
|11. coconut oil (8oz)||$4.00|
|12. dry coconut||$1.00|
|13. bananas bunch of 14||$0.50|
|15. plantains (3)||$2.00|
|17. 3 sweetsop (ati)||$1.00|
|18. 6 large nessberry (chico)||$2.50|
FROM THE HARDWARE STORE
|20. Juicer (purchased on Guam)||$|
|21. Coffee bean grinder
(No, I don’t drink coffee. Remind me to tell you about coffee enemas,if that’s not too much information)
|22. duplicate house key||$2.00|
|23. Bottled Spring water (2.5gal)||$3.65|
The stainless steel pots in the photo (aluminum pots leach aluminum which causes Alzheimers and the coating of non-stick pots are toxic) were purchased in New York and brought to Saipan. (Caused some raised eyebrows when the TSA agent at the airport saw them in my carry-on luggage–see Jamaican on Saipan, the book)
I’ll add another post about apartment living on Saipan soon!
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