We just got back from Vision City, and the RH Hypermarket (grocery store). Just a quick stop in order to pick up a few cereals and little bits and pieces. Remember 1 kina = about 60 cents NZ (technically its 58 cents).
Nutragrain 290gm. K18.65
Special K 510gm K18.03 (that’s cheap so bought 2 boxes)
Special K 290gm Berry flavours K23.90
Apple Juice – 1 litre (x2) K9.90
Ham slices 328gm K12.12
Beef Mince 99% lean 1.024 kg. K30.67
Chicken soup pieces 700gm. K12.55
Pasta Sauce – Raguletto 500gm K6.95
Coke Zero 4 pack cans K11.55
Coke 4 pack cans K11.55
Rosemary spice in jar 18gm K7.35
Gregg’s rubbed oregano 15gm K8.95
Anchor salted butter 454gm K11.95
Eggs 65gm x 1 dozen (local) K12.40
Total price for a quick shop (incl 10% gst) K224.45
Which is about $130 NZD
So, next time you are at the supermarket, take this list – compare the costs, I think you might be surprised, some things are cheap – others, very expensive.
Last week we had a bit of a security scare here in Port Moresby. A senior executive at bemobile had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom.
Of course, with the freeway cut in two, traffic at a standstill, and lots of people around – there is lot of opportunity for the odd carjacking etc. So of course, everyone is on high alert, radios getting checked, safe routes through town being devised, and general caution. All of which – you should be doing around Moresby anyway, and if you don’t – then you are a target waiting to happen.
Port Moresby isn’t a bad city – it’s poverty and opportunistic thievery that create the issues we have here. So, keep your doors locked, windows up and generally know what you are doing – and you should be fine.
Anyway – back to our bemobile guy. What a horrible thing to have happen, and even whilst we were making sure we were being secure, we were all thinking of this poor fella.
A headliner in the paper the other day:
Englishman nabbed over K1.7m ransom
turns out that the bemobile executive had tried to ransom himself for K1.7m – wtf?! This guys caused a hellova lot of stress… unreal.
So yes folks, a certain englishman kidnapped himself, plonked himself at 17 mile, and tried to extort 1.7 million Kina (about a million NZD) out of his employer.
they don’t call it “Land of the Unexpected” for nothing 🙂
You spend an hour writing up a post, try and publish it – and lose the lot. Must have even overwritten the draft… d’oh
This post did have 50 things, now it has none – so I’m off to bed 😦