Importing processed food for personal consumption?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 20 Mar 2010 6:43 pm

Obvviously, that mod mistook you for an Expat with a modicum of common sense. From the old goat. :cool:
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Post by Calmday » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 8:18 am

How does your comment even make sense? Are you saying that I don’t have common sense because I believed the information that a moderator from this site gave me was correct?
Please explain as I am really confused.

And please don’t just reply with another cheap shot. I know that’s the easiest way out sometimes but it is very childish and boring.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:51 am

jpatokal wrote: There's absolutely no point in bringing mac'n'cheese into Singapore, everything you could possibly need -- including all your favorite American brands -- and then some is available here.
To which your reply to me, referencing said statement, when like this.....
Calmday wrote: A mod on here told me that I "could get ALL of my American barnds and then some".
There is a big difference between "possibly need - including all your favorite American brands (that you could possibly "need") and then some (as the mod in question is not an American). As this is an Expatriate Board (people from all over the world) he is possibly referencing the fact that we get foods here from all over the world for our other readers as well. But lest you accuse me of taking more "cheap shots" there is a big difference between "need" and "want". But you already know that. :-|
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Post by aster » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:10 pm

Calmday wrote:With small children, prepackaged food that they like and are familiar with makes life easier on Mom as we have never been able to train ourselves to be comfortable with domestic help.
I could personally eat spicy regional food every day for the rest of my life.
I don't use domestic help either and yet I don't feed my child junk. We're meant to care for them in the best way possible, not "poison" them slowly on a daily basis with some of the worst stuff possible that shouldn't even be labeled as food.

Because of this our child doesn't eat snacks packed with saturated fats like potato chips or any supermarket ready-made stuff, we don't go to Mickey D's (I almost get upwards stomach movements when I pass by and see people inside willingly consuming the stuff...), etc. Kid loves satays, dim sums, not just fried rice but even plain rice, local steamed or roasted chicken, and numerous other things commonly served at restaurants and food courts. None of them are spicy. :)

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Post by Calmday » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 2:04 pm

aster wrote:
Calmday wrote:With small children, prepackaged food that they like and are familiar with makes life easier on Mom as we have never been able to train ourselves to be comfortable with domestic help.
I could personally eat spicy regional food every day for the rest of my life.
I don't use domestic help either and yet I don't feed my child junk. We're meant to care for them in the best way possible, not "poison" them slowly on a daily basis with some of the worst stuff possible that shouldn't even be labeled as food.

Because of this our child doesn't eat snacks packed with saturated fats like potato chips or any supermarket ready-made stuff, we don't go to Mickey D's (I almost get upwards stomach movements when I pass by and see people inside willingly consuming the stuff...), etc. Kid loves satays, dim sums, not just fried rice but even plain rice, local steamed or roasted chicken, and numerous other things commonly served at restaurants and food courts. None of them are spicy. :)
Well good for you.
I’m very impressed.
You are a fantastic parent.
You must be qualified to lecture me on how to raise my children.
I can’t wait for your book to come out.
I’m sure that it will be a best seller.
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etc.
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Post by Calmday » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 2:21 pm

Thanks for the info BooneC, nakatago, Strong Eagle and scarbowl. Your advice has been valuable and it is much appreciated.

Sundaymorningstaple and aster if you are really that interested, my children nor anyone else in my family eat fast food. The original question was more of a general thing. We have been living as expats for over ten years now and every once in a while it’s nice to have a little bit of home. I appreciate most of your input but please worry about your own and let me worry about mine.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 5:58 pm

I don't want to be a pendant, but what do you think "processed food" is?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 5:59 pm

I don't want to be a nitpicker, but what do you think "processed food" is?
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Post by Calmday » Sun, 21 Mar 2010 8:20 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I don't want to be a pendant, but what do you think "processed food" is?
OK Im not the brightest guy. You might have to splain this one to me.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pendant
sundaymorningstaple wrote:I don't want to be a nitpicker, but what do you think "processed food" is?
Yes you do want to be a nitpicker. You are having as much fun with this thread as I am.

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