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For Rauto Being Eldest Includes Shopping

While his peers are catching up with friends, and or indulging in typical young men pastime, Iosefo Rauto continues his responsibility as a first born of the seven siblings. Mr
08 Dec 2017 11:00
For Rauto Being Eldest Includes Shopping
Iosefo Rauto shops at MHCC supermarket, Suva on December 7, 2017. Photo: Lusiana Tuimaisala

While his peers are catching up with friends, and or indulging in typical young men pastime, Iosefo Rauto continues his responsibility as a first born of the seven siblings.

Mr Rauto, 23 is a maths and computer teacher in Koro High School in the Lomaiviti Group.

Shopping is not new to him. He is familiar with the errand as it is something his parents have been entrusting him since he was small back in his village in Namosi.

“I am the eldest of seven siblings, purchasing from the canteen, store, market and supermarket is a responsibility I have been carrying out as far as I can remember,” Mr Rauto said.

“I am sort of a master of it now, I now know where to go to buy the things I want,” he said.

“But I check out the specials first, today I am at MHCC supermarket because they have everything I want under one roof.”

Mr Rauto prefers to shop alone because he loves to browse through the different products and varieties available.

This week he is concentrating in getting items for his parents’ canteen.IMG_0103

“I always make sure that while shopping I always stick to my shopping list. There is no impulse buying,” he said.

“Even though I am away from my family, I know what to buy and MHCC Supermarket is the best place to shop because of its friendly and helpful staff.”

Mr Rauto also said the other best part about shopping at this supermarket was that the prices of daily food items were affordable.

While shopping for his family he also considers the importance of his family diet which means they need to eat healthy food.

“What you eat is what you are, so I do not allow myself or my family to over indulge in snacks, excessive meat.

“I believe in a healthy diet and I always try to stick to that while shopping,” he said.

Mr Rauto added: “The other reason I shop in this supermarket is it also sells fresh fruits and vegetables.”



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