I reckon McD is doing the same thing here. Exclude the pig, citing sensitivity to Muslims, knowing full well the Chinese will be pissed. Bring it back and apologise, but not before they get a boatload of free publicity.
oh well I will remember mid april 2010
I asked when will the pig will be available and the girl at counter still say dont have cos McDonald is halal restaurant (oh yeah fastfood restaurant huh) so I ask back why got dog and can this be eaten? If cannot is it still halal? Luck got it the manager was passing by and I asked the same question and she (store manager) answered mid april 2010.
So since by then the cupid will not be there anymore I guess I will get it now and later get the pig for collection, just these two - cos they have a meaningful story to tell. Will be checking for the pig, so Ronald, you better get it right or else one very persistent collector will hound at you.
Last edited by aryanto; 23rd January 2010 at 09:15 PM.
Where got blow out of proportion. If half of the SIN Chinese population thinks alike or 1/2 citizen are united, then MCD will release the PIG last week already. And we won't be bullied by SLS shops already.
It is just many think alike forumers, that's all. Those eat potato to grow big of course won't know anything on this.
I was asking my 5 years old niece the other day on what her Chinese zodiac was, the response? Crab. Am I concern over this erosion of traditional Chinese culture and value? Frankly speaking, I couldn't give a darn either.
btw, if McD want to play it safe?
1. pick random animals, from cockroach, snails, butterfly are freely available. Lack of pictures? CS forums can supply
2. make it 13 animals instead of 12 (like chinese zodiacs). ooopsss... Ang moh don't like 13, very suay....
3. if want to be considerate, then be considerate to all races not partial. Don't assume
4. Don't find excuses to use Valentine for the cupid, it's not even an animal
Last edited by AJGun; 24th January 2010 at 08:58 AM.
Please lah, this is embarrassing.
If we want to argue and fight, might as well fight over something more serious. Maybe like how non-Muslims can protest about denial of their right to eat real bacon and ham when restaurants gain Halal certification?
Buddha never say Buddhist must be vegetarian.
He encourage it because it will mean less animal to be slaugtered.
Theravada (thai,myanmar,laos,srilankan) & Tibetan monks cannot ask what kind of food they want to eat because they have to rely on others to give them food. This is because traditionally they dont live in monastery, but live in caves and jungle, and they dont have established organisation like Shaolin. Their rules says they cannot even cultivate the land to grow vegetable so if you give them meat they have to eat meat.
Mahayana monks (the chinese/korean/japanese/taiwanese) eat vegetarian because traditionally they live in monastery, very well organised (similar organisational structure to catholic church) and has to grow and cook their own food (vegetable). They dont even eat chickens or eggs or fish. So going by this rule the only thing they can eat from McDonalds is the fries, buns (assuming no egg in it) and the lettuce and probably the onions. They cannot eat chili cos it has garlic in it. Oh, can still drink coke too.
Please do research before claiming.
So yeah Buddhist dont have to be offended by other people eat beef. I am a Buddhist but I am not a monk. I eat what I want.
can we go back to being offended by xiaxue?
People, don't repeat the issues again from a previous closed thread please. All those saving the world and community thing has already been discussed before and is old news. Don't want to made an product thread become family issue PLEASE.
can't wait for them to release the doraemon piggy!
Claim want to be sensitive but then offend another side.
There are so many other place selling non-halal food so go ahead eat there. Let the halal food place remain halal.
Demanding that would be offensive to our Muslim friends.
If want to eat with pig bacon then can dabao it home and customise it your own lah.
I have a muslim friend who become a vegetarian when he eat outside, because actually halal is not just the type but how it is being prepared. So can have halal chicken and not halal chicken too. Same with beef, can be halal or non halal.
Pig is 100% not halal so no bargaining there.
But it was soft toy, doraemon who is a robot that look like a cat but wear pig costume and then deleted from the 12 zodiac animal which is renamed to Lucky Charm. All these when it is launched near Chinese New Year. Sigh... Whoever think that was a good idea earlier should reflect on this.
Last edited by aryanto; 24th January 2010 at 08:49 PM.