Neri Naig figured in hot water after posting what Netizens called an “unrealistic” meal plan
Neri Naig is offering vegetable seeds following the mixed reactions she received for posting her own Php 1,000 weekly meal plan on Sunday, September 10, 2023.
In a now-deleted post, the “Wais na Misis” author showed a sample of her meal plan that includes a grocery list and a variety of dishes for breakfast and lunch.
Apart from the “questionable” budget, netizens did not particularly agree with the meal plan’s entire dinner portion consisting of only “leftovers.”
While the celebrity mom has already taken down her post, screenshots have been re-uploaded on social media.
Some netizens were far from happy after seeing her post with some even calling her “unrealistic” and “out of touch.” Such comments prompted Neri to clarify where she gets some of her ingredients.
“Sorry, hindi ko nalagay sa post na ‘to na kunin ang mga sayote and other gulay sa bakuran… Sa amin po, madalas free po ang mga eggs. Tapos ‘yung vegetables and fruits namin [kasi] mahilig po akong magtanim,” she later added in her Facebook post.
After landing among the top Twitter trending topics, Neri deleted the said post and opted to share some vegetable seeds with her Facebook followers instead on September 15, 2023.
“Mahalaga na matuto na magakaroon ng edible garden lalo na nung na-experience natin ang pandemya. Maaaring may advantage ako kase may bakuran kami. Pero kung may kahit maliit na space sa bakuran o veranda nyo, pwede po magtanim sa paso o sa mga water containers. Maraming paraan sa mga taong madiskarte,” she wrote.
Chito defends Neri
Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda came to his wife’s defense on Friday, September 15, 2023, saying that the post was “mostly for fun” for his wife.
“But she also thought that it can be useful for those who might want to use it as a guide,” he said.
According to Chito, Neri only had the idea of making a Php1,000 meal plan after her first Php2,000 meal plan became a hit.
But because it was intended for those who already knew what she was doing, she made the crucial mistake of not filling in the details.
Chito, who considers the incident a stark testament to the currently “cruel world,” expressed disappointment with Neri’s bashers.
“Naisip lang naman ng asawa ko na baka sakaling makatulong ‘yung meal plan nya sa mga tao that might find it useful, na-bash pa sya ng mga taong hindi naman nakasubaybay kung bakit ginagawa nya ‘yung meal plan,” he said.
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