from markets to supermarkets
Here are the stores that Gohulavany Manikkam and Ratnalingam Manikkam shop at in Canada and Sri Lanka. The maps indicate the frequency of where they shop at and how far the stores are from their home. From a quick glance, it is apparent that Mrs. Manikkam is the more frequent shopper for groceries and shops at closer locations to home. On the other hand, Mr. Manikkam shops less frequently and drives more often when shopping. While Mrs. Manikkam shops more to purchase groceries, Mr. Manikkam buys other items such as poultry and ready made foods like string hoppers and packaged sambhar. From the interviews with each parent, it was noted that these modes of shopping and traveling were practiced during their adolescence with their parents also mirroring the same shopping patterns. The modes of transportation used and the roles that Mr. & Mrs. Manikkam in shopping within the family dynamic are learned habits and traditions that they have continued to hold from Sri Lanka to Canada.