Sheylara humour; fuss over iPhone; maggots in McDonald’s

Hello World!

My first post in iTest is up!

Please go and read it. I promise you it won’t be a dry, techie blog. It will have a healthy dose of Sheylara humour to make it as painless as possible, especially for readers who aren’t very technical or aren’t very interested in technical stuff.

Go read it then come back here. =)

Now, I’m going to be quite random today because I’m bushed after a day of meetings and errands and writing that IDA blog.

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The fuss over iPhone

Question:

Why are there still people making a big deal out of the 3G iPhone?

It’s so overhyped, with half of Singapore owning one, that I would think the response should now be: “Eew, you have an iPhone too?”

But, no. I’m still hearing: “Wow!! Is that the new iPhone???!!!”

Truly mind boggling.

In fact, I’m a little embarrassed to be seen carrying one because it’s so overhyped and common.

But it’s a pretty phone so I shan’t care.

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Maggots in McDonald’s

In other news, maggots have been spotted in McDonald’s food products.

I received an e-mail written by one Judy Tan to the arts community e-mail group that I’m in.

You can’t read messages there if you’re not a member, so I’ll repost it here for you.

She says:

I went to the outlet at Compasspoint on 3 Sep 08 at about 10pm. I ordered 2 Double Cheeseburger and a 9 Pcs Chicken Nuggets. After which I asked for Curry Sauce and Chilli Sauce to take away.

When i got home, which was a short 2 mins ride, TO MY HORROR, when i opened the packet of curry sauce, i was greeted with a ‘smell’ and there were many tiny maggots crawling inside with a portion of the curry sauce which have turned black and harden and possibly rotting.

I wrote in to feedback to Macdonalds the same night, and this morning (4 Sep) i had a call from a Business Manager apologising for this encounter, the first thing she asked was if i had kept the packet of curry sauce! The maggots were crawling out, obviously i had it disposed as soon as i took the photos, and in our conversation she also mentioned that this is not isolated to the outlet at Compasspoint! It was island wide as it could be a supplier problem. I think it is ridiculous! She also told me there were a few complaints already.

Shouldn’t they stop giving out curry sauce while pending investigation? It was ‘fortunate’ for me that the rotting and maggots were visible. For those packets which have not turned black may have maggots swimming in the sauce which is not known to the consumer. I asked her if they do check the expiry date of the sauces, she mentioned that the turnover for curry sauce is very high thus unlikely it would hit past the expiry date. Then my question is, if it is not even past its expiry date and it is rotting with maggots, what’s going on???

This just serves as a warning to fellow Macdonalds consumers to watch out before dipping your food into curry sauce, you may not know what is swimming and growing in there…

This is quite troubling for me because McDonald’s happens to be my favourite fast-food joint. Now I can’t think about it without thinking of maggots. Sheesh.

There was a photo but the e-mail group doesn’t allow attachments so it got trunked.

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The End

And that’s all for tonight. My bed beckons!

Except that I still can’t go to bed because I haven’t had dinner, haven’t showered, haven’t written my Xbox blog and haven’t logged into Warhammer Online for three days to take advantage of the Open Beta play for which I paid good money.

Well, nothing new there.

See you tomorrow!

37 thoughts on “Sheylara humour; fuss over iPhone; maggots in McDonald’s

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    Aristotle got “style”. i think his only expression is only :0
    if Aristotle could really make u breakfast, would you sell Aristotle to me? wahaha

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    sorry for the duo-commenting, cos i just realised your face also appeared on my other application besides within the browser. You were being advertised “sold???” ahah on MSN messenger!!

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    ur itest post was abit disturbing:P
    tonight i’am going to bed with a bat in my hand…
    i fear my badly abused console would kill me in my sleep:P

    i wanted to own the iphone too…
    but sumhow everywhere i go, i seem to c an iphone sumwhere
    not ‘original’ anymore:( so i changed my mind

    macdonalds… tis story bout maggots is gonna last….
    for a longgggggg time…

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    Monster,

    the xbox blog is quite witty. I like it. Iphone, I love mine. Glad you became a convert too. It’s a pretty phone with nice silly free downloadable free games, me like. And yes, google maps! Very important for me as I get lost in HK all the time.

    McDonalds, I’ve kinda stopped eating chicken nuggets as its like reconsituted chicken but sometimes I still cave in. And I love curry sauce…so I guess after this, it’ll make me think more before I order nuggets.

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    DO NOT match Aristotle up with the PS3! Haven’t you seen the Wii vs. PS3 ads?!

    Aristotle would so kill you if you matched him up with the “large-and-in-charge” PS3, hahaha!

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    Unless u know this Judy Tan, it is wise not to repeat/reproduce serious allegations against reputable bodies. The email might turn out to be a hoax afterall. Later kena sued for no rhyme nor reason.

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    tiger4: Thank you very much for your compliments and well wishes! :) The good thing is I enjoy the things I do. Just need to have more hours in a day. :P

    amd: Heheh, go read my new post today. Got more expressions! lol. If Aristotle makes breakfast for me, I’ll auction him off on eBay for no less than a million bucks. Haha.

    I’ve seen the iTest ad on MSN… but where got “sold”?? It’s the same banner that appears on the main iTest page isn’t it?

    modchip: Hey! Why is McDonald’s your favourite fast food too?!! :P What’s your favourite burger in there? I’m also interested to know what local burgers you have there which are not available in other countries!

    Anlooo: I don’t think I will be able to eat any sauce in McDonald’s for the next half a year or so.. without thinking of maggots. Don’t know if I will review the iPhone since almost everyone either already has one or have tried their friends’ iPhones.

    The Goonfather: I’m sick of Carl’s Jr! They should bring back the Jalapeno chicken burger, then I’ll go back!

    heartless: I’m sorry for making you paranoid over your Xbox 360. But you can make amends now. Stroke it lovingly and say soothing words to it, and give it a name. Then it’ll be fine. :P

    Yeah, about the iPhone, at first I wanted one very badly. Then when it become overhyped, I sort of changed my mind. And then I tried my friends’ iPhones and decided that it’s really fun to use, so I changed my mind yet again, lol.

    Jesta: Why should it be? It’s only McDonald’s.

    Monster: Thanks for liking my blog! ;) I haven’t actually downloaded anything on my iPhone. No time to play with those applications yet. Heh.

    Mince Pye: Heheh, that video is on my Favorites. Well, too bad for Aristotle I don’t have a Wii anymore. :P Would you like to introduce yours to him?

    Cornflict: Well you never know whether weird stuff goes into food from any restaurant, cafe, etc. McDonald’s isn’t the only one. :P

    JayWalk: Hmm, if the seal is broken, wouldn’t the sauce just leak out?

    relax: O_o That’s disgusting. I mean about the maggots, not Steve Jobs.

    lawless: Thanks for your warning, which is quite valid. Fortunately, I do know Judy Tan and I also got her permission to repost her message. :P

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    goonfather -> carl’s jr good but quite expensive

    sheylara -> hahah advertisements are trying to “sell some stuffs right? :P think Aristotle quite “attitdue” still , u still quite a far way off his one million bucks :O

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    Well, I only go to McD’s for brekkie. Sausage McMuffin with egg! No chili sauce (so no maggots).

    Funny though, I didn’t realize this sooner. SIN version of Sausage McMuffin w/egg is diff than the rest of the world. Fren told me it has something to do with no pork in the patty? Halal perhaps? That’s why the SMMw/egg tastes less satisfying in SIN.

    Now, when you’re in HKG, it’s exactly the way it should be, pork and all. AND you can get it 24/7!!! yum yum yum

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    My favorite is actually the chicken nugget w/ barbecue sauce, but in the burger division, it must be the Big Mac or the seasonal Rice Burger :D

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    What a cute name for xbox!!!! Do you want to see those maggots pic in the curry sauce? I can email to you if you want.. kekeke..

    Btw.. countdown!!! Tmr Sept 12 is the worldwide release of Metallica latest album and for Guitar Hero too! Woohoo!!!

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    “Stroke it lovingly and say soothing words to it, and give it a name. Then it’ll be fine.”

    wat if my friends saw it?:(
    they would send me to woodbridge in unison:P

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    Sheylara: Even if there’s more hours in a day, we still find ourselves running out of time. It’s not how many hours a day have, more like how fast we want it to run…

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    amd: Well, I’m in the media business, so yes, naturally, I’m always up for sale, it seems. Haha.

    abraxis: Wow, then I gotta try the sausage mcmuffin elsewhere. But then it’s weird to eat McDonald’s when you go overseas because you have limited time there and you want to eat the local cuisine instead of eating international junk food, lol.

    modchip: Ooh, you have rice burgers in Macs? :P I like the rice burgers in Mos Burger. But we don’t have it in Macs. My favourite used to be Big Mac, now it’s the McSpicy. I think that’s a localised burger.

    I think Death Magnetic will be very good. Read good reviews of it from old-school Metallica fans.

    Wang Wang: How come you have curry maggots pic?? You eat them??? Woot Metallica!! GHWT~!~! RB2!!!!!!!!!111

    The Goonfather: AAAAAAAARGGGGHHH NO POSTING OF MAGGOTY PHOTOS IN MY BLOG!!! I wanna propose a new product called McGoon!!

    heartless: Your friends will be touched by your gesture and go home and do the same to their Xboxes. :P

    tiger4: Yeah, that’s true, I guess. Like how no matter how many times you get a pay raise, you never feel richer. lol.

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    McSpicy! Sounds delicious, we don’t have those though. :(

    Yeah, BigMacs, I can devour 2 of those. :)) Do you have HotShots Burgers? I love how their patties taste!

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    modchip: Wow, HotShot sounds nice. We don’t have them here. :(

    Our McSpicy burger is a whole piece of very spicy fried chicken chop with lettuce and mayonnaise. It’s so yummy! It used to be McSpicy Double (2 chicken chops) which is like the best thing ever, then they downsized it. Argh :(

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