V for Vegetarian food
Of the "many" food outlets around Wisma E&C, the lunch place I hate most to go to is none other than the Vegetarian Stall, located in one of the many HELP college buildings situated around here.
I DON'T like Vegetarian Food!
No don't get me wrong, I do like to eat vegetables and beans and tofu and stuff... AS LONG AS THERE IS A PIECE OF MEAT in my plate to go with!
Fine. Call me a carnivore for all I care. But ever since the first vegetarian meal that my dad da-paoed for me when I was 8 (I guess..) I've hated it ever since.
The EXACT opposite of my younger brother, who LOVES vegetarian food. Euu...
In my 22 years of memory, I guess my mom didn't quite fancy vegetarian food too... (we coming from a Nyonya lifestyle)... except for the time that my mom got acquainted with this Taoist friend who bought us various kinds of stocked up vegetarian food to last us for a whole month.
And the time that I almost developed a dry cough after eating heaty vegetarian fried dough for 3 days and 2 nights at a Buddhist monastery in Banting. Not to say I'm not counting blessings for the hospitality they showed us.
Thus, religion comes in...
"Thou shalt not kill."
But I guess God didn't mean Kill for Killing Animals and Birds~ so continue I shall with my REAL KFC, REAL steamed codfish, REAL steak, REAL satay, REAL sotong sambal etc etc etc.
I mean, what's the purpose of these vegetarian ppl to make dough into FAKE fish, FAKE chicken, FAKE char siu and all? Kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it... when people eating the food are seeing/ imagining it to be REAL... while thinking "Evil" thoughts of tearing up similar pieces of chicken breasts at KFC.
Back to THE Vegetarian Stall.
I really don't understand why my colleagues love to come here to eat. For one, the food is tasteless, while the watery mushrooms smell of some weird odour, plus there's always not enough place for the throngs of working people and students to eat there. Maybe for girls, its understandable since most of us think that cutting off protein from our daily diet will make us look slim and beautiful. But GUYS?!?!?!?! Come on! Where's the BARBARIC man inside of you??
I'd really rather eat the nasi lemak.
So... that's all until I hear the next cheery "Let's go to eat Vegetarian Food"... *cringe!!!