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Samudera Darussalam
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Where you from?

Nigeria - where only KFC has managed to come to our shores.

I mean, you are lucky and not at the same time. The only thing I like from MCD is their potato fries. Never been to KFC tho.
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Postby LiberNovusAmericae » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm

Shit, I missed the first page.
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:02 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

-Astoria wrote:where only KFC has managed to come to our shores.

Spoke too soon.

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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:03 pm

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-Astoria wrote:...
That's our next-door neighbour Niger you're looking for. :p

He's the scammer? :p

And a goshdarn prince to boot! :p

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Samudera Darussalam
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:Wait, I thought tomato sauce is the same as ketchup?
MCD's potato fries here are usually accompanied with tomato and hot sauce.

Hot Tomato Sauce though...That's weird.

Many people here love spicy foods :p
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:Hot Tomato Sauce though...That's weird.

Many people here love spicy foods :p

Sambal, by any chance?

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

The best fast food is Five Guys. Only been there a couple of times. They're only in big towns and cities over here and I'm faintly sceptical of whether tall buildings are the devil's work so opportunities are limited. I don't think I've tasted anything as good as their burgers or milkshakes from anywhere, let alone another fast food place.
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Xuloqoia wrote:What country, if I may ask?

A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Eternal Lotharia wrote:...
I must not make the joke. :?

...
That's our next-door neighbour Niger you're looking for. :p

We have nothing against someone because of nationality or ethnicity, no worries. ^^

With that said... I have to admit that I nearly fell trap to a "Nigerian woman". I was young and naive, and she was asking me if I could help her out and that she needs funds for education and loans. It's obvious that she was asking for a wire transfer or something.

I didn't do the transfer because I have no debit card or anything then, I was a 14 year old! But I told her, I can help donate my old textbooks to her. "She" said sure!

... I have yet to hear from her.



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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:05 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Samudera Darussalam wrote:Many people here love spicy foods :p

Sambal, by any chance?

Yes, sambal. Some people get too far to even eat cabe rawit.
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:05 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

Exactly.

Yeah. The trick is to get there right as they take the fries out of the fryer.
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Freedom ... or cake. ~ Ashmoria (RIP)
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And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody." RIP Don Rickles
My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. ~ Carl Schurz
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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:05 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

I think it's a stereotype coming from some of the worst or poorly-ran branches. The food quality can change depending on location too, as with Singapore even for the same franchise.

It's just like that sometimes.



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-Astoria
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Farnhamia wrote:I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

Personally, I think it'd be more of the former: "look, it's something! From America."
Imported stuff, and especially Western stuff, is extremely popular here.

Then again, we only got a Krispy Kreme branch last year.
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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:A blessed country, if it hasn't been infected by American fast food companies.

American fast food is not a horror show. It's fast, it's tasty, you can get a variety of items these days. People seem to enjoy it all around the world. I wouldn't eat at a fast food joint every single day but I do partake when I can. I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.


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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Valentine Z wrote:I think it's a stereotype coming from some of the worst or poorly-ran branches. The food quality can change depending on location too, as with Singapore even for the same franchise.

It's just like that sometimes.

So can the methods as well, come to think of it.

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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:08 pm

Dumb Ideologies wrote:The best fast food is Five Guys. Only been there a couple of times. They're only in big towns and cities over here and I'm faintly sceptical of whether tall buildings are the devil's work so opportunities are limited. I don't think I've tasted anything as good as their burgers or milkshakes from anywhere, let alone another fast food place.


Five Guys is reasonably common in my part of the United States, and I must say that of the fast food chains, it is among the best, if not the best.
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm

Samudera Darussalam wrote:
-Astoria wrote:Sambal, by any chance?

Yes, sambal. Some people get too far to even eat cabe rawit.

*laughs in piri-piri sauce*

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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm

-Astoria wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:I have to ask, though, it is because it's American or because it's fast? I assume you don't have any objection to food.

Personally, I think it'd be more of the former: "look, it's something! From America."
Imported stuff, and especially Western stuff, is extremely popular here.

The case in many places not Europe/Canada/the States/Australia/NZ I guess. My sister used to beg my mom to buy an......imported Swiss orange marmalade, although we already have local ones at home.
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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

I still didn't get first post. :(
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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:11 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:So uh guys.

I speak more Ancient Chinese than I do my native ethnic language-Spanish.

...

Am I going to not be able to appeal to Latinos?


The only language you need to speak is American. :p
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

:hug:
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Postby Geneviev » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Also, hello! How's the campaign? :)
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Discrimination is immoral.
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Postby Xuloqoia » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:
Xuloqoia wrote:
The only language you need to speak is American. :p

Yeah but I need to appeal to Latinos for my 2022 run.


What office are you running for?
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Postby -Astoria » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:13 pm

Eternal Lotharia wrote:Why do you have so many scammers though?

Seriously, it worries me.

And what's with the Prince angle they use?

Well, lemme put it this way:

poverty + want for money
Now add internet access (via a cybercafe).
poverty + want for money + internet access = greed
greed = desire to scam

Though we're not the only bastion of scammers - have a look at Ghana, for a start.
I really dunno why they use the prince angle [despite that title now being purely ceremonial, as tribal royal families are more or less just figureheads].

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Postby The New California Republic » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:14 pm

Geneviev wrote:I still didn't get first post. :(

I beat you to it.
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