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  • ross1948 15:04 on June 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Hero Jadi Halal? Bacon Diusir? 

    gandacitr Citraland Mall


    Unwilling to idle at home on the first day of Ramadhan, I duly went out to forage for lunch and thought to do a bit of shopping.

    Shopping at Citraland is usually worth the effort, due to discounts, and, in Hero Supermarket, I was delighted to grab the last pack of 50% eggs.

    But what does one most like to eat with eggs?



    BACON, of course!,  


    So off I wandered down to the meat sector.

    Shock horror! The pork part had disappeared!

    All other items were on display as always, beef, chicken, fish…but that counter at the far end was gone.

    Now I know big stores enjoy shifting things around for no good reason, leaving regular customers baffled…

    …so I searched about for piggy foods, to no avail. Then I returned to the meat area and asked the guy behind the counter.

    “Is there bacon, pak?”

    “No,” was the bapak’s laconic response. No explanation, no ‘sorry, mister,’ no more than a negative grunt.


    What the Hell is Hero up to?

    Grogol and Tanjung Duren, the areas adjacent to where it’s located, are cosmopolitan, loads of students from Trisakti University, a large ethnic Chinese population, as well, naturally, as many other Indonesians who have no sectarian hang-ups about pork. Its removal is a serious customer disservice.

    Why has the pork disappeared?

    Contact us – Hero Supermarket

    An explanation, an apology, then prompt restoration are all very much in order!

    Please demand them!

  • ross1948 09:43 on July 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    TGIF…and… Howzabout This Gluttonous Guy? 


    Recovering from the shock of Bintang beer going up by Rp.3000 at Giant supermarket…



    I have had to sleep quite seriously, but have now arisen!


    My awakening is being facilitated by an article in Fortune magazine, which has a go at everyone involved in the Greek crisis, but especially delighted me with this paragraph, exposing the bloated hypocrisy of at least one of those who rant and rave about plutocratic privilege.

    ‘End privilege of ship owners, military and church’ …

    …former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who delivered a clinical and damning analysis (posted here on Verhofstadt’s Facebook timeline and well worth a read) of how Tsipras might have spent the last five months better, namely by passing concrete measures to end the clientelism that has rotted Greece’s political system for years.

    • 6e6cb-hypocrisyofoursociety
    • Fine sentiments indeed. A shame, then, that such a good lecture on clientelism should have to come from someone whose career on the Brussels gravy train has resulted in emoluments of over 12,000 euros a month from various interests such as a Dutch pension firm, a Belgian investment company and the European Institute of Public Affairs.


    Guy – I believe the Walloons of Belgium pronounce it to rhyme with ‘flea’  – has featured but rarely in our blog…


     ‘Gender’ Gibberish – MEPs’ Arrogance on Display, AGAIN!! 


    …but he is a left-lib Eurocrat of the worst sort, so deserves this mention today.

    In case of zombie apocalypse, the most important thing is to know what you're working with. Identify your tools and figure out what type of undead you're up against. You might be prepared to tear a zombie in half with a machine gun. Effective against a 28 Days Later zombie. Not so effective for a Romero zombie. Which conveniently brings us to the list:  Crawler - These are often zombies torn in half by stupid people with machine guns who don't get the "destroy the brain" concept, but these can also be zombies who had accessibility issues in life. They don't move very fast, but if you forget to look down, you'll regret it.  Shambler - In all likelihood, this is the sort of zombie you'll be up against. Remember: you move faster than they do. Aim for the head. And if you're going to back yourself into an alley, make sure it's well-stocked with ammo.  Walker - Despite the sneak-attack powers of the crawler zombie, the Walkers are the sneakiest of the bunch. That's because they look normal. Maybe slightly green. As if they have the stomach flu. And you're all, "Oh hey, Bob. How're you doing? You wanna help me with the.... OH MY GOD!!! YOU'RE NOT BOB!!!" We recommend offing all your friends named Bob now to avoid the problem in the future.  Runner - Nitpickers will point out that these are often not actual zombies but infected humans. Others will point out that the nitpickers probably aren't currently being chased by said zombies and so should shut their traps.  Thriller - The dangerous thing about Thriller zombies is their coordination. Sure, any other type of zombies will eventually gravitate to form a mob, but Thriller zombies will eat your brains as a matching synchronized horde.  Tee on Duxter.com

    In case of zombie apocalypse..

    And that photo reminds me of why, despite the absence of the dreary working week that used to enslave me, Fridays still carry a certain thrill.

    They’re when Fox cable tv has a mid-evening horror series, currently Wayward Pines, but soon to be once again my favourite, The Walking Dead.


    Would you run away from this zombette?

    Have a Fun Friday!

  • ross1948 16:36 on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Lazy Sunday Afternoon, in Jakarta! 

    What a pleasant lazy day – not that I’m short of those, but this one was put to good use.
    No nice visitors, but that will be remedied soon enough, and going out to do needful things was graced by sunshine after a morning rainfall.
    Off to Citraland Mall, endowed by its management with a grandiose frontage now, wide steps leading up to a reconstructed entrance, which took me into Hero supermarket.
    Not only a huge bunch of bananas at 50% discount, but three packets of chicken pieces, at a similar reduction in price.
    Add to that a cheap dvd, another Jason Statham film…
    AND a quick hair-cut for the equivalent of one American dollar…who could not be content?
    Then a stop-off at the warteg, very late brunch, $1,5o, and home, to open up my laptop and see that loads of comments have been piling up over the last few days, un-noticed by Yours Truly. 
    Not bad, for a Sunday arvo.
    And the evening is yet to come!
    Meanwhile, best to post a few for your delectation, as tomorrow The Walking Dead are on the march again, new season, so not much posting here!
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