“500 years ago, there was a boy gathering herbs in the mountains. He was so focused on his search that he soon found himself at the Sacred Barrier.”
“He could see many herbs growing just beyond the Sacred Barrier. The grown-ups had always told him to never, ever go past the Sacred Barrier. Or, if he really had to, to go with an adult.”
“He saw an Ogre coming towards him. The Ogre was trying to follow him back to the village. He had to do something. If the Ogre followed him home, the village would be wiped out. What could he do?”
“I don’t care about my own life. Just please, keep the Ogre from the village.”
“No Ogres have appeared since that day.”
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Episode 2 | Haru Yoshida
“what the world eats” by cultural geographers peter menzel and faith d’aluisio, who document what people around the world eat in one week, here in order of expenditure.
it’s interesting how once you reach the developed world, the amount of food stays roughly the same, it’s just the cost that increases. i wonder how much of that is general regional cost-of-living and how much is a preference for convenience foods and expensive brands.