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Raiqeu Shops Early For Mothers’ Day

Raiqeu Shops Early For Mothers’ Day
Kamueli and wife Melinda Raiqeu shopping at Morris Hedstrom City Centre supermarket in Suva on May 1, 2018. Story: Page 2. PHOTO: Taraivini Seru
May 04
11:05 2018

In preparation for Mothers’ Day next Sunday Kamueli Raiqeu of Kadavu, is shopping early to avoid the last minute rush.

This week he was at the Morris Hedstrom City Centre supermarket in Suva with his wife Melinda, whom he relies on for second opinion.

Apart from shopping Mr Raiqeu, 27, is also preparing himself for the day as he will be cooking their Mothers’ Day lunch.

The women in his house apart from his mother are his wife, sister and young daughter.

“To me, Mothers’ Day it is not just for mothers it is for all women and girls as it is a day they can also be included,” Mr Raiqeu said.

“But our mothers’ are special. The day is an opportunity to tell your mom how special she is with a unique Mother’s Day gift that will either make her laugh or cry with joy – and certainly warm her heart,” he said.

“Nothing beats getting your mom a Mother’s Day gift that’s personalised, especially when it’s complemented with a sweet treat or beautiful blooms.

“For Mothers’ day I have bought her a phone and today, we are here to buy some of our groceries for our next Sunday feast. We rushed to do our grocery shopping because we know that the coming days will be very busy.”

He said a shopping list was important, provide many benefits and a disciplined approach to shopping.

“In these strained financial times, people are paying attention to how their money is spent with great diligence,” he said.

To Mr Raiqeu the shopping list presents an organised approach that assists him get in and get out of the store without wasting time looking for goods you do not need.

“You must also have enough confidence in the list to know that you do not need anything else- your shopping list can reduce your food expense by between 20 and 25 per cent,” he said.

“A shopping list affords the opportunity to evaluate the type  of foods that are consumed in the household. This list is your line of defense against making poor, last-minute food choices.

“With a list, there is no reason to be stressed figuring out what you may or may not have at the home.”

He said that his family always chose MH Supermarket as their weekly shopping destination for many reasons.

“They always have specials on meat and we save a lot. Also they have excellent customer service and the supermarket is hygienic.”

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