Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I Got A Scathing Comment!!!

Back in December 2005 I wrote about this restaurant called Taiping Lang located in Bandar Puchong Jaya and I didn't like the place so I gave it a "meh" review. Today some idiot with the Blogger handle jiggerjacQ left me a scathing comment.

If you haven't already done so you should read the original review for context. I was going to reply directly on that blog post but very few people would have seen my reply, thus I'm going to dedicate a whole post to comment I received.

What follows is his scathing comment (in bold) and my reply:

Firstly, I would like to see how dragoncity will be able to prepare that sam bai he bi dish with cost less than RM1.00....get real please!!

Ok, this is not directed at me so it's not for me to answer.

Secondly, Jon, you should really feel ashamed of yourself for not being able to speak mandarin...etc...you are a banana Jon.....yellow on the outside but white on the inside.

Yes I do know that I'm a "banana". Thanks for defining the term but I'm fully aware of what it means and I'm really not that ashamed of it.

You do not even take the trouble to get to know the food you ate and yet you posted all about what you do not like about the food...

I don't think I have ever claimed to be an expert in food and I probably will never become one but just because I'm not familiar with what I ate doesn't mean I can't talk about it. Besides you need only taste buds to tell if something is tasteless. However if you don't agree with me well that's your right to do so except you should probably try to sound less like an idiot the next time you post your comment on my blog.

the tasteless soup is "leng gau" soup and its not tasteless....

I know what "leng gau" soup is and the it doesn't usually taste like plain water. The soup I got from Taiping Lang tasted very much like plain water. If plain water isn't tasteless I don't know what is.

I have been to taipinglang restaurant and i dare vouch that you are the one and only person who have eaten sam bai he bi and not known what it is called and that happens to be a favorite of majority of people i know....

Look... I don't eat much sambal he bi (prawns). You have a problem with that?

where are you from and what does your mom feed you?

I was born in KL. What do you care what my mother fed me? You sound like a kid, bringing mothers into an argument.

Your certainly do not look undernourished so I guess you are a Farn Toong after all.

I'm fat... yeah. However I'm not a "Farn Toong" (rice bucket) because I don't enjoy rice very much.

You do not know anything about food at all-

This sentence is plain stupid!

I will not pass comments on food that I do not know how to appreciate. It goes to show that you do not know your stuff but still want to write negative remarks about stuff you do not know about!

Like I mentioned before, I'm no expert on food but I think their food is sub standard and expensive. What's so special about their food anyway? It's my opinion and I don't force it down your throat.

I love the food at taipinglang and I have been their regular eversince day One!Many shares my sentiment.

Good for you. The next time you leave a comment in my blog you should stop the personal insults. It makes you sound like an idiot. However I still think Taiping Lang sucks.

One piece of advice my friend...if you have nothing nice to say, do not say anything at all!!!! It reflects on you and your mentality....

Do you know what the word hypocrite means?

and please learn to speak the chinese language...I am a non chinese and I speak most of the chinese dialects....i.e. mandarin/hakka/cantonese/hokkien. Shame on you!!!!

OMFGWTFBBQ!!! You is so the very "geng"! :)

posted by wyejon at Tuesday, November 07, 2006 (permalink) |

34 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

way to go Wye.....you hit the nail right on the head, as for the comments jiggerjacQ said...well well, i guess ill just call jiggerjaqQ an "IT" coz it does not have a distinctive gender...as for you IT better look closely into the mirror and look at yourself, for you dont have anything good also to say at all with Wye's opinion on on food.

everyone is entitle to his/her own opinion on how he/she perceives. As for you IT you are just making a mockery of yourself not keeping an open mind to opinion and that make you an IDIOT…..thought for you to ponder on IT….reflect on this…”what is the difference between an IDIOT and a MORON?” in my book IT you are less than either for not giving respect to opinion you and saddam should hang side by side.


4:46 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger yue-li

Just stumbled upon your blog. How apt the first post I read is of you rebutting a very rude Commentor.

You are right about him being personal with his comments.

In my opinion, you were too polite to jiggerJac-whats-his-face.

"...what does your mom feed you?"

What kind of question is that?

9:12 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Gallivanter

The dude's probably the owner of that Taiping Lang joint trying a cheap stunt! LOL

11:09 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

i think his mother feeds him wif shit tat makes his taste bid somehow malfunctioning :-D

11:25 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

wtf...who is this jiggerjacQ ? He just registered with Blogger this month (means he could be joining blogger just to comment on ur post)

Gallivanter, based on what jiggerjacQ has commented, with his knowledge and IQ, he can't be the owner of that restaurant...

Well, jiggerjacQ, to prepare the prawn sambal, we only need tiny prawn, onions, turmeric powder, oil, salt and sugar. All of these are cheap out there and if produce in large quantity..very sure the cost are lesser than RM1.00.

jiggerjacQ..do u go to morning market?? If no, then stop barking around here..

11:42 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Sarah

From one banana to another, my sympathies. But the guy (or gal?) is clearly a bit of a nutcase, so what can you do? It's one thing to disagree with a restaurant review, another altogether to fly into a maniacal rage. Or perhaps Gallivanter's right--why would someone get so worked up unless they have a personal stake in the restaurant?

11:56 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous lariest

ya im a "banana" too n i don't feel any shame in it either...english is as if not more practical a language in my opinion...it's a universal language...n frankly working for a restaurant myself i think it is kinda essential to be able to speak english if u want to cater to everybody esp tourists...

n that person bringing ur mother into the picture is just over the line n shows what kind of person he/she is...uncivilised n unworthy of our time...

n just coz u don't know a certain culture's food doesn't mean ur not entitled to give opinions on it or "don't know anything about food at all"...eating duck embryo is a phillipine food culture, they eat cow's lips in madagascar, they eat sheep's eyes n deep-fried guinea pig in i-dunno-where...i don't think many ppl will enjoy this food but that doesn't mean they "don't know anything about food at all"...

4:16 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: hehe... thanks for your support but I don't quite agree about hanging anyone.

yue-li: I could have reacted in an angrier tone but this is no big deal.

Gallivanter: The thought did cross my mind but I'm willing to give them the benefit of a doubt.

Anonymous: Now now... be nice.

Dragon City: It's possible.

Sarah: Hello fellow banana :) Maybe he/she's just a rabid fanboy.

lariest: And hello to you too :) English is great to know but so is Chinese. However I didn't get a chance to learn Mandarin as I was growing up. It's regretful but I'm nowhere near ashamed of it.

8:24 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Lengx2

This is YOUR review of the restaurant... if you don't like it, you can't write about it???

Then, all retaurant reviews should be good??? Chee sin! Moreover, this is your blog, NOT some sort official food review newsletter/newspaper.

8:26 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Hey Jon,

I've been reading your blog since many months back and i enjoy it a lot! ( i swear) Don't be upset for too long on those nonsense comment, he's just feeling jealous of you~ Be strong & write more blog~!

9:51 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger nawooz

hey jon...ill skip the other part of ur name that rhymes with Why aight :D

just tot i'd check out my buddies blog since u texted me abt shum et cetera.

seems like u had a shave with someone from TaipingLang...i personally know a gal who is dating the person who runs the shop. oh well...every man to himself right. she recommended a couple of dishes to me before but regretfully i haven't stepped into that shop yet. still hunting down the bloody tease of a satay seller in Meru Berjaya, Klang. to the satay seller, dude, ur satay rocks...but it was un-cool of you to up and leave with my craving slowly nibbling at my tummy. eff you man!! just kidding...please come back now... T.T

jon...shum's schedule is like really mad...so i suggest u gimme a date as well and i'll let him know to block of them dates. see u and send my regards to TohToh

\rant wtf is up with blogs and those moronic word verification crap...wonder how the blind ppl comment on blogs then...insensitive pricks

10:39 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

anonymous: thanks :) don't worry bout me... i'm not really upset about it.

nawooz: dude... i'll give u a call soon.

7:28 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

Some people just cannot take criticism!!!!!!!

4:00 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

WOW:For whatever reason that is, as a consumer who has been there for a lunch. It would say the taste for it is just "SO SO".
Nothing special and not worth to be recommended. It does not worth any positive credits at all!

7:36 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Jackson

wyejon, i think the blogger is just may b the owner of taiping lang or somehow rather related to it! So, dun worry, we are still great supporter of you! Let's say NO to bad food !

10:24 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

ignore tat peace of shit! wtf he think he is! support u wyejon!

12:35 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous earl-ku

hahahhaha - these is what people do when they stuff themselves so much of shit and they are too full of it ... that shit just overflows and comes out of their mouth ...

my very own principle as a blogger - never put yourself onto the wok if you cannot stand the heat ...

my principle as a reader pulak is - dont like what you read, go on to the next one ...

simple as that ...

eh me got some bugger off my ass too, so like you i dedicated a post to him too ... in fact 2, and everytime i feel like it - i would put a post for him lol ...

2:58 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger team BSG

hey its your blog ! just say what u like, when u like, how u like ! ( it ain't nobody else's business )

xcept yours and people like me ( becoz I respect your taste inside out ! )

1:42 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger MoonCake

who people with the right mind will ever say this kind of goddamnit kanasai bloody stupid idiot comment ??!!???

10:49 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Ben

You should have asked him to stuffed the lady finger with belacan up to places where the sun don't shine since he love it so much. Its so remarkably peculiar for a non-chinese to accuse a chinese for being not sufficiently chinese, huh? And for the record, the ability to speak mandarin has little to do with the fact of a chinese's identity - its more of a person characteristic, loyalty and love of the culture. There were a lot of mandarin-speaking traitors who betray the interest of the chinese people during the entire course of history and I'm sure you and I are more chinese compared to them. I've witnessed people get passionate and personal defending political and religious views - but a restaurant and food? Definitely has some interest in that restaurant if you ask me. I love subway and ah yat, but if you were to diss it I won't ask about your mom's nutritional qualification, man.

1:54 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous bayi

Hey, blogs are personal and each blog reflects the blogger's taste. If one doesn't agree with what is written, he doesn't have to read it!

And he doesn't have to get personal!

What is all this b.s**t comparing non-mandarin speakers to a banana! I am English educated and I am not ashamed. And I speak mandarin as well as the Chinese educated. But I don't see peopl who speak English only any differently. We are all the same inside, banana or not!

You have an excellent blog here, Wye. Keep up with the good work. From the looks of it, you are getting more kudos and hardly any brickbats! Way to go, man!

11:09 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger J

There are all kinds of ppl in the world - some are idiots and some are not.

Anyway, don't lose sleep over the jiggerjacQ person... He/ she/ it seems to be quite unreasonable.
(It's not like everyone has to agree with your opinions, but there's the right way to do it and then there's jiggerjacQ's way)

12:25 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger chumk

G'day Jon.

Just stumbled upon your blog.
By any chance u are johannian?

Mark Lai

12:21 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger AntiHuman

wtf.. tat guy is really a sohai!
support winnie the pooh!!!

3:20 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous English Joe

Yo, that jiggerjacQ is obviously retarded and is only embarassing himself (I can tell it's a "he" by some words he uses). He could be a Taiping boy - prolly he felt hurt knowing associations to his hometown aren't world class. But is no excuse for rudeness.

The comment on not knowing Mandarin is below the belt from a desperate shot at emotional vengeance. And is sooo off-topic! Being Chinese is about following its culture - addressing elders "aunty/uncle", celebrating Chinese New Year, yum-seng during wedding dinners. Does he mean mute people can never be Chinese?

3:42 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wmw

Another yellow banana here (hey, we can start a club!Hee hee..). Well, I don't see how can one get so upset unless he has some personal interest in it. And like most people say, it's your blog and you can say whatever/however you like! Keep up the good work!

5:22 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Lucifer

don't you worry about the retard jiggerjacQ ill take good care of his retarded soul...his 15 minutes is up

7:08 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

wow... so many comments... thanks everyone for your support... i'm probably not going to be blogging till next year... damn busy :)

chumk: yup i'm a Johannian... class of 97

7:45 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Dragon City

so many comments liaw...fast fast update blog la... = )

7:57 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Honey Star

OMG, tat guy is such a childish hypocrite idiot. Sigh sigh....

4:29 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous jalberto

Nice web.
I really like it.
Best regards from Spain.

12:39 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous dannyong

hahaha, that fellow is an idiot!

btw, nice blog u got here...

12:03 AM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous fried-tomato

Well, don't actually need to bash wyejon. Everything was just based on his personal opinion only. Perhaps jiggerjacQ, if you are the restaurant owner or maybe you know the owner. You could just them know, and try make it better. After that, you might want to invite wyejon or me (well, i included myself because i love eating too. Hehe) to go over again, i believe wyejon (or me) will be more then happy to do so. Nothing is perfect, just try to improve it from time to time.

9:23 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

actually the food in taipinglang is really not bad...if you ask around puchong folks who've been there, i thk you'll be able to get quite good comments.
perhaps next time u can try ordering the food the way my family always do it ... since the set caters frm as minimum as 2 pax if i'm not wrong, if your family consist of 4 pax, u guys should actually order 2 sets, each for 2 pax, tht way you get 6 different dishes, im sure you'll enjoy the variety


12:36 AM  

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