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What lah the mother-in-law says

Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 3:14 am

Just back from Rome this evening.

Says there is no Asian food there.

Didn't rate the cuisine one bit (so cheesy what)

Had pasta with sambal ikan bilis for breakfast. Even managed to add it on top of a pizza!

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 6:33 am

Then complained that doors are not the same as in SG.

Then said the food (as in, in the whole country) is very poor. [This is in Rome man, one of the hubs of global cuisine!!!]



Welll... gotta love the open minded Asians eh?

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 1:36 pm

Actually, reminds me of a trip i made years ago...... on one of those package bus tour deals from HK to Thailand, with a HK tour group.

Every lunch and dinner........ Chinese food.

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Postby carteki » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 1:41 pm

JR8 wrote:Welll... gotta love the open minded Asians eh?


And Europeans too - see the complaints that some of the British have about other European destinations!

Should we be looking at some-sort of minimum standard for issuing a passport?

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 1:49 pm

Asians are some of the most racist people around. Other races would hate other races...Asians would hate each other. :P

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Postby carteki » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:17 pm

nakatago wrote:Asians are some of the most racist people around. Other races would hate other races...Asians would hate each other. :P


And the British and the French? They're both European...

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 4:22 pm

carteki wrote:
JR8 wrote:Welll... gotta love the open minded Asians eh?


And Europeans too - see the complaints that some of the British have about other European destinations!

Should we be looking at some-sort of minimum standard for issuing a passport?


Good idea - if I had anything to do with it, I'll issue you one straightaway, before ...
My commonlaw in-laws would bring their baked beans, bacon, sausages and English mushrooms to France! Imagine my surprise when they arrived at my farmhouse with English food for a week in the culinary region of Normandy!
But I must say, I fancied any Asian food at all, after a month in France, where food is normally creamy. And in SG where there's no real fish and chips, it's mouth-watering just thinking of the vinegar from soggy chips and a thick slab of battered cod wrapped in old newspaper.
I only spent about 6 weeks in Northern Italy, off and on and I must say the best food I had was in the school canteen and the Council's banquet.
The best restaurant food was a simple pine nut pesto based spaghetti, at 25 pounds a dish, then in 1996! The rest of restaurant food in Italy was nondescript.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 5:13 pm

carteki wrote:
nakatago wrote:Asians are some of the most racist people around. Other races would hate other races...Asians would hate each other. :P


And the British and the French? They're both European...


...lotsa jokes in there! But Asians would also tend to hate another feller from the same country.

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Postby durain » Mon, 20 Sep 2010 5:28 pm

replace the olives with petai and anchovies with ikan billis in the pizza. the MiL will treat you like her own son :P :D .

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:57 am

carteki wrote:
nakatago wrote:Asians are some of the most racist people around. Other races would hate other races...Asians would hate each other. :P


And the British and the French? They're both European...



That's not really hatred though....... and in any case, it's only between the English and the French, not the Scots or Welsh.

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People say it but nah, they don't mean it!

Postby anneteoh » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 3:01 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
carteki wrote:
nakatago wrote:Asians are some of the most racist people around. Other races would hate other races...Asians would hate each other. :P


And the British and the French? They're both European...



That's not really hatred though....... and in any case, it's only between the English and the French, not the Scots or Welsh.


Don't know why this post was directed to me and others , some responding to me, go elsewhere!
In my expereince, neighbouring states usually profess they hate each other. I hear of this so often - vice versa and ditto:-
Malaysians hate Singaporeans
Belgians hate French
Welsh hate the English
Swedes hate the Danes - but they're great jokers
Cubans hate America
Kuwait hate Iraq
Americans hate Canadians
Aussies are less downunder than Kiwis - the list is endless.

It can't be due to the different diets, so what are the reasons?
There are resentments usually to do with currency exchange rates, life style, attitude, differing standards and all the socio-political -economic traps, not mainly racially motivated.

I hear Swedes saying, "Oh, the danes are nutters...
Malsyians saying, " Singaporeans think they're better than anyone else...
The Welsh bar their doors to an Englishman in the border regions - this had to do with how the English imposed their language on the Welsh before but not now so hopefully, it's a diminishing enemity.

Some neighbouring countries just love to hate each other - all for fun.
Some neighbouring countries want to take over the other - making war inevitable.

The poor one in the middle is supposed to have two ears!

Are there any neighbouring countries loving each other?
Or are they always competing with?
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Re: People say it but nah, they don't mean it!

Postby nakatago » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 3:06 pm

anneteoh wrote:Don't know why this post was directed to me and others , some answering to me go elsewhere! ?


I'm sorry; I don't usually do this but...don't flatter yourself.

Russell Peters jokes about Indians hating other Indians. Filipinos are known to turn against other Filipinos in other countries. And if you don't know it yet, I'm Filipino. I don't know about you, but at least we can take a little self-deprecating humor.

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Re: People say it but nah, they don't mean it!

Postby anneteoh » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 3:46 pm

nakatago wrote:
anneteoh wrote:Don't know why this post was directed to me and others , some answering to me go elsewhere! ?


I'm sorry; I don't usually do this but...don't flatter yourself.

Russell Peters jokes about Indians hating other Indians. Filipinos are known to turn against other Filipinos in other countries. And if you don't know it yet, I'm Filipino. I don't know about you, but at least we can take a little self-deprecating humor.


Some humour! And some, whatever.

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Re: People say it but nah, they don't mean it!

Postby Girl_Next_Door » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 4:17 pm

anneteoh wrote:
Belgium hate French



Belgians don't hate French, they are just in an unique situation of being stuck between 2 countries (France & Netherlands). One side (Dutch speaking side) want out while the other (French speaking side) don't want out. The mere fact that the French speaking side of Belgium, do not want to join France, doesn't exactly equate to hate.

Anyway, isn't using the word "hate" a little too strong?

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Re: People say it but nah, they don't mean it!

Postby anneteoh » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 5:01 pm

Girl_Next_Door wrote:
anneteoh wrote:
Belgium hate French



Belgians don't hate French, they are just in an unique situation of being stuck between 2 countries (France & Netherlands). One side (Dutch speaking side) want out while the other (French speaking side) don't want out. The mere fact that the French speaking side of Belgium, do not want to join France, doesn't exactly equate to hate.

Anyway, isn't using the word "hate" a little too strong?


Hi! Hate is indeed too strong a word - I thought I should have post scripted a little explanation but if you read the line that says " Some neighbours just love to hate each other." you'll get the oxymoron. It's meant to be light-hearted , for me anyway.

The thing is, I have heard all these pooh-poohing of the neighbours from friends or people I met in my travels

The Belgian friend I met was French and hated France - she said that not vengefully but with a tease in it. I met her friends, there was a guy who also said, 'Oh we can't stand the "Ooh la las" with a lot of mischief on his face. I reckoned there was an assumed superiority of some French they were attacking. Afterall, France is a huge country with a multi-brow culture! When Francophiles declare their love for France, some Belgians give a particularly strong reaction to get Belgium noticed. Subtext.

Perhaps this thread should be moved to the Jokes etc section.


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