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Restaurants join Greenpeace campaign, to serve GMO-free rice

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 27, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:43:00 08/27/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Four upscale restaurants have committed themselves to serving only rice free of genetically modified organisms (GMO) as part of a campaign launched Wednesday by the environmentalist group Greenpeace.

Fish and Co., Italiani’s, TGI Friday’s, and Flapjacks, are the first restaurants to sign up for the campaign to protect rice against contaminants, Greenpeace said in a statement.

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Odd, odd Beijing

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 10, 2008

I am really proud of my roots. For those who do not know it yet, I’m pure Chinese. Although my dad was raised in Hong Kong, he was born in China. But pardon this post, I just can’t help but laugh at how the Chinese translated their dishes for the Olympics.

Of course, the Chinese are known for being fancy and highly decorative. Just look at their beliefs alone and your heads will be spinning in no time. The name of their dishes are highly fancy there, but a literal translation will just be too weird!:-D

For example, would you eat a “chicken with no sex life” or a “red burned lions head”? I wouldn’t 😀

Here are some other examples:

  • 红烧狮子头: literally means “braised lion’s head”
  • 全家福:literally it means “Happy Family.”
  • 清蒸童子鸡: literally means “chicken without a sexual life.”
  • 夫妻肺片: literally means “husband and wife lung slices.”
  • 蚂蚁上树: literally means “ants climbing up a tree.”

After much brouhaha and confusion caused, the Chinese government opted to releasea a more…uh, sanitized translation. You can find the better translations here.

I’m still proud to be Chinese though, Filipino-Chinese to be exact 😀

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