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03.07.2012 | 試飲試食

[Volume 7 Issue 7, #1464]
超市通常都有試飲試食, 尤其週末人多嘅時候, 可以話係百花齊放.. 不過我通常都懶係清高, 唔會對呢啲免費試食有興趣.. 尤其啲超hardsell嘅阿姐, 我更加係藐一眼就行開嗰隻.. 之不過偶然間癡咗條筋嘅時候, 我會貪得意咁大開殺戒, 成個試食鬼見愁咁.. 大家記唔記得谷中城某角落有間土產店, 開大門任人入去試食㗎?? 有時覺得口淡淡, 入去兜個圈, 就可以非常滿足咁行返出嚟, 而且當然係分文不出啦, 呵呵!! :D
we know there are always food sampling booths setup in supermarket, and you'll find even more of them especially during weekends.. i often act high-class and never bother to try, especially to those hardselling aunties, my eyes will just sweep and then walk away with a contempt.. however, i do sometimes get crazy, feel like having some fun and try whatever i could stuff in without feeling any embarrassment.. remember that shop at one corner in midvalley selling tidbits, wide open and welcome anyone to sample just anything they sell?? for "some" reasons, i'll just get in, take a tour and then get out of the shop fully contented, without paying a single sen of course, haha!! :D
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142 comments:

  1. Good morning, SK, everyone!

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    1. wow... what a speed of light LOL .. goodmorning HappySurfer.. good morning everyone!

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    2. Happy Tuesday, Happy, blu and SK!

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    3. Good morning to Happysurfer, Bluedreamer and Yvonne.

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    4. happy morning girls and boys.. lol

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    5. 4 mins to 12 noon.... Good Morning bloggers!

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    6. errr, good afternoon.

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    7. Evening!

      Soon getting ready to BALIK and REST! Yeay! ^^

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    8. Good night! Hahahaha!!!

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    9. Oh wait! It's 12.10am so it's good morning!!! LOL!

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    1. I'm so early today *proud*

      But still lost to Happy and blu~~

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    2. I say it's all SK's fault for getting us busy so early in the morning, eh?

      Good morning again, Blu, Yvonne!

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    3. today i m late to work...
      did some prayers at home..

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    4. Wah! So holy boy, Simple Prince!!!

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    5. they bear you again Yvonne?

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  3. I love food samples... I never missed any actually hahaha

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    1. Me too ~~ :p

      Who doesn't enjoy free goodies, especially food, muahahaha!

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    2. Me too, I never act high class when seeing freebies or free food.

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    3. I am very cheapskate one.

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    4. SK is very bad one, always letting us show our truthful self in his blog.

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    5. hahaha .. who doesn't want free things huh.. but becareful on what you are eating.. kakakaka

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    6. same here...got free gifts wor..of course la want

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    7. All the promoters love me cos I helped to clean up their trays!

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    8. I will drink like 5 cups of their soups, yoghurt or Chinese Tea...!

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    9. If got freebies, I will take with my 10 fingers!

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    10. TM ...only fingers megh? bring plastic or tupperware to put also la LOL....

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    11. lol ..later they take your pic and paste it infront of the store.
      saying this person is forbidden to enter coz take a lot of samples .. kakakakakaka

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    12. SP, why have to be careful with what we eat? They don't put jampi in the food to get us buy their food, do they?

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    13. now, anyone here giving away free samples?

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    14. I only go for those that I see "need" help with promotion. kakaka kesian the promoters. ;p

      Otherwise, I don;t go for food sampling especially if need to jostle with other people for it.

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  4. I'm very glutton and I would act like Ah Boy's parent - take more, since it's FOC!

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    1. Hehehe, neh, that's just what I wished. I like to act high-class and try to ignore the temptation, kekeke~

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    2. no wonder all the free food just gone in a second. kakakaka

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    3. of course mah...free wor...unless it does not taste good the free also dont want la.

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    4. nothing left for me? huhuhu

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  5. I too, often decline the offer because I know I will not be buying thus would feel embarrassed trying.

    I once read that a supermarket is a great place to be on weekends because of these little samplings.

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    1. LOL....me jahat...if "force" to buy will take the thing then when arrive at payment counter and tell the casher dont want that item .

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    2. Wah, Mamarazzi's tactic is very good lor. I never thought of it, every time will say, "Don't want, I got already".

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    3. you should just take it HS, after all its free and they are willing to give it so that you can taste what they have to offer.

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  6. though, just like you... once I tried it.. I never dare to try it again... such an embarrassment if they noticed me and approach me that they only give that free samples to a customer once.. yikes

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  7. oh I just noticed your new header with new tagline... it was "I hear, I See , I Speak" before right? dunno if it was there for a long time now haha I just realized it now

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    1. me too, just saw the new banner today

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  8. wanna change my layout too huhuhu don't have the mood to design yet hahaha

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    1. don't! your Top 5 is just fine.

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    2. really... thanks Lawrence

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  9. have a great day SK... it's raining heavily here due to Low pressure Area... and I'm sure this eventually turn into typhoon... sigh

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    1. Overhere, also rain heavily yesterday, good. It washed all the dirt away. I like rainy day.

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    2. yes it rain yesterday.
      It was so cooling this morning...

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    3. wanna play under the rain

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    4. But the strong wind last night before the rain was scary! @.@

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  10. We don't get much free sampling here.... maybe the sales promoters know there's a lot of "aunties" who love FOC stuffs and never bought any products.

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    1. maybe the promoters take home all the free samples to give it to their aunties. wkwkwkkw

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  11. I only saw sampling for instant noodle, coffee and milk.... those ain't "special" so I just walked pass them.

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    1. Noodle, coffee and milk also I take no prisoner.

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    2. hahaha.. I just sapu everything

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    3. most of the time, free samples are given in LRT stations. so if you always ride the train, you can always get free samples. hey, they even give condom samples. lol

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    4. My hubby takes LRT at KLCC and he sure got a lot of samples - not food samples lah. And vouchers too.

      That one, I tell my hubby must sapu all! LOL

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  12. But if there's chocolate or tidbits sampling, I sure won't miss it.

    Chocolate sampling, have you ever come across it? Me never, and how I wish they have.

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    1. got here in KL we got kit kat sampling.. kakaka

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    2. Kit kat sampling?! So good!! But our kit kat here is one flavour only, not like in Japan.

      Eh, where's Lina? I want to ask her to blog about all Japan kit kat.

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    3. Ask Rurousha to blog about Japan kit-kat lah. Why ask me? hihihi

      I got a few time did the "test group" survey at research companies and sampled chocolates and ice creams. Later, they pay me money to eat all those. Nice, right?

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  13. I think it's the same tidbits outlet I saw in Sunway Pyramid and it was crowded with patrons who came for free sampling....

    The same scenario happened in Queensbay Penang.

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    1. Sometimes if my girls took too much free sampling, I would paiseh than also would buy a few from the shop.

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    2. My son won't take unless the promoter really push the samples to him.

      He malu. ;p

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  14. Haiyoh, need to feed so many "hungry ghosts", no wonder the tidbits is selling at such pricy tag.

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    1. i am one of those hungry ghost la LOL

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  15. If we didn't help the auntie with the sampling food, the auntie has to take the food herself. Pity her la!

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  16. I did that in KL...just walk around and sample...and after all that, full already! LOL!!! Too bad they do not do it here... :(

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    1. I love free food samples in Japan.

      Really can kenyang one.

      Actually, here the promoters are so stingy with samples one.

      Got one time at Kyoto, no need to buy lunch. We just stopped at two counters : one gave us a bowl of miso soup each. One gave us an onigiri each (they were promoting some furikake like things)... lunch settle like that. Nice... ;)

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  17. hahhaa.. my daughter love doing this.. every weekend if I ask her if she wants to go out, she will surely mentioned those supermarkets that offer her 'good' food...

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  18. I also very kiasu .. if got any free sampling . I will go and take and take .. kekekeke..
    FOC mah..

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    1. bad SP, that's why the others never got free samples eh?

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    2. SP want to let the promoter go off early mah! Finish all food sample, then promotion must be good. Right? hahaha

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  19. I saw something very funny last time..
    the promoter got ready some sample and the guy put on the table...
    and then he went off to other place to get something...

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  20. as you know when ppl see free stuff everyone go and take and drink

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  21. When I saw it .. it is those tonic drink for woman .. Kacip fatimah .. I just stanby and watch the man and woman get those drinks..
    then when the promoter came back ....
    aiyo this is not for male .. kakakaka

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    1. wakakaka......that is funny

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    2. Wakakaka! Wrong drink for the men~~ :p

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    3. LOL

      I wonder what will get "tight" for that man! kekeke

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  22. so sometimes when we get free stuff we also have to c lo...

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  23. another one funny thing i saw there is giving free sample of female sanitary pad..
    I saw few male went to take without know what it is...

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    1. LOL....really ah?

      Free diapers I took before la...some more kiasu push the son to go to the promoter to ask for one more LOL...me typical aunty

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    2. in the Philippines, a certain condom brand gave away free samples and even ladies and aunties take samples. lor

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    3. If free stuff (not food) I also kiasu. Will try and pass by a few times and see whether I can get more. LOL

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  24. the latest one I went to the new AEON ipoh..
    there is this shop selling jeruk and there is a lots of ppl gettig free sample..

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    1. I went there too... and it was crowded with ppl and no one was buying, heh!

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    2. they only want free.

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  25. Good morning, everyone!

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  26. well, I don't usually like to do that..

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  27. unless it's something special..

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  28. they hv sampling in europe too..

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  29. actually free sampling is a marketing strategy..
    the promoter afraid that you dont take ..
    so when you see there is a free sampling..
    PLEASE take as much as possible ..
    showing that the stuff is GOOD...

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    1. Yeah i grabbed all. In US they give away bigger stuffs like mini Kellogs Corn Flakes and Cereals via walking dummies on the streets. I always queued few rounds!!! Shameless!

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    2. yup true..
      US gave lots of freebies..
      I take milk and orange juice le .. kakakaka

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    3. Japan too! Japan too!

      And they are not stingy about the sample portion. Malaysian samples are too little.

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  30. the jeruk sampling is so convenient.. :)

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    1. ya but the jeruk ones i always try at pasar malam ...coz many ppl mah...so they wont notice if i take LOL...scared the promoter staring at me LOL

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  31. Normal day supermarket not many free sample la. Only on weekends

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  32. Usually i would sample the drinks and food la.

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  33. After that feel guilty pulak when the promoter ask to buy

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    1. Normally good stuffs, I will buy lah.

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    2. Me too.

      Or sometimes, if the promoter very pushy, I take one then walk a bit then quietly put it at some other aisle. kekeke

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  34. If the promoter very pushy ones, i would take the product la then look for a place to "download" the product.

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  35. Unless I really like the product i baru buy

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  36. or maybe if the free gifts are too good to resist

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  37. If SK Thambee offer more freebies and prizes, I will queue outside his house too!


    He probably give out mutton curries!

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    1. mutton curry dont want la....got smelly goat smell....but of got those chips or stuffs like that i will queue up la

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  38. actually these freebies not only at supermarket. You know during CNY, Hari Raya and etc...the petrol station sure to have free cofffee of drinks...

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  39. There was once Petronas givoing Twister Orange drinks .

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  40. they giving in paper cups mah...then i saw a little boy bring tumbler and asked the man to refuill his tumbler

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  41. kiasu me also follow the boy's lead. After that others also follow. Sa3w one many terus mintak the whole bottle from the Twister Orange Man. That was 1L or was it 1.5L bottle...more ganas than me LOL

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  42. hMmm....come to think of it...comes this CNY i better bring tumber or hot water bottle to refill free coffee at petronas station kekekeke

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  43. I think I know which shop u meant.. taking a U tour and coming out feeling satisfied.. hahaha..

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  44. oh, you have new banner!!!!

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  45. you are in a mountain with lots of snow and yet you are only wearing t-shirt? wkwkwk

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  46. free samples are meant for sampling on what they have to offer. if one finds the stuff to their liking, they eventually buy it

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  48. but most of the time, all samples are special blend or have high quality but the real product is way below the standards of what they are giving away for free

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  49. 每次睇到試食都會諗起慳錢家族裏面嘅嘟姐同千嬅.

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  50. this is really a good idea i must say you get to taste it even before to buy one

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  51. i've seen a lot of this at different mall especially if they were endorsing new product haa

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  52. i remember when me and my friends went out we saw something like this and we tried the food they prepared we pretend we would buy such food but in a glimpse after we got to taste it we disappear haha

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  53. nice idea :P
    YOu get full without even paying for what u eat hahaha.. those pica pica surely satisfied ur craving

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  54. I like to go do around at that tid-bit shop.

    More than that, and without buying - malu lah. ;p

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  55. I also don't like to try those food samples, but I don't mind trying the tidbits in the shop haha!

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  56. But so far anything I have tried from the samples, I have never bought! So no need to try lah haha!

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  57. I don't see this situation happen always lol

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  58. I think my friend witness it alot of times while he is part timing as some product lol

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  59. I would give a smile if this happen beside me or what, kind of shame, or maybe I would join the fun too! :D (if I hungry or what)

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  60. yah I might join the fun if there is sausage, nugget or cheese XD

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  61. if got new product drinks such as vitagen or milo! sure BEST! lol (hide)

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  62. haha, I will also take a few for my daughter to "try" lol

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  63. In fact I quite shy to taste the free food, but I will let my daughters to go and have a try on the free food.

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    1. But then, my second thought it is nothing wrong to have a taste on the free food. Otherwise why it called Free food, right?

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