*the following exchanges really did happen*
-in a cab-
uhm, Xiao Ming* ar, can you buy me something vegetarian? anything la, so long as vegetarian can liao.
wad is vegetarian ar? wad it mean? i dunno leh.
er..means no meat. ya. so pls get me something with no meat. i'm starving. i'll wait for u in the cab. go go go.
-cab zooms off to an ulu place with no food-
so wad did u get for me? *expectant look*
i said vegetarian! how is fishball vegetarian?
u said no meat wad. pig cow and lamb is meat. fish is not a meat.
ai let's go for supper!!
uhm..Da Ming*, i'm vegetarian. just so u noe, u noe.
oh...not a prob! i noe of this great halal prata place.
*names have been changed to protect the guilty
since when is halal = vegetarian? chanting some prayers before killing an animal doesn't make it an un-animal, or wadever u call it. i didn't want to say plants, because the last time i claimed to eat only plants, i had a friend call me in the middle of a tutorial class (which saw me crawling under the desk to answer the call) to tell me that i shouldn't be eating mushrooms cause mushrooms are fungi and not biologically a plant.
and fish. read this Very Important article to see why fish is meat.
(okok i know i am a tech lag. will somebody be so kind as to teach me how to post clickable links in blogs. perhaps the guilty ones could redeem themselves?)