Alma Manlongat
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Fridgeonomics: What my fridge means to me, Manila

Filipino language teacher Alma Manlongat explains how a fridge affects her life at home in Manila.

A fridge is one of the first things to be bought when a household becomes richer - and the impact it has on our lives can be revolutionary.

As part of the BBC's A Richer World season, Fridgeonomics explores how owning a refrigerator transforms our lives and what its contents say about us.

For more on Fridgeonomics, go And for more on the BBC's A Richer World, go to - or join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BBCRicherWorld.

  • 30 Jan 2015
  • From the section World