It's TRUE - Hoegaarden Shortage Strikes Expats Unawares

Rumours of ruination and privation would be in Singapore, you would think, uncommon, but no. Issues of sinusoidal supply waves have in the past rocked the good ship E@L.. Think back to those day when vegemite and rock-salt were in short supply.

No, still more dear to the heart of Singapore's entire expat community and not only the thirsty, loud Australian contingent, have been those happy hours of the Sunday Happy Hour spent imbibing gaseous, ERUCTOFACIENT, pale witbier, proud product of fair Flanders' fields, presented in those HUGE motherfucking glasses and every second one free ('one for one', not to be confused with 'two for one' which is exactly the same thing, but we're in Singapore now...) in Holland Village.

But alas and alack, there is no more Hoegaarden in Wala Wala. What is the world coming to?


The excuses proferred included; some cutbacks in production in the factory, a strike (my suggestion), the diversion of much of the output into the European market as summer approaches... damn. Whatever the reason, we bitched about the cyclical nature of so many essential supplies in this far-flung corner of the globe (aka the world's busiest port).

And damn.... The Blokes In The Pub (unless they were on medication) were forced to drink Erdinger Weißbräu! Previously not available on the Happy Hour because it's too damn nice and too frickin' expensive... Apart from minor Large Glass withdrawal symptomatology, the evening went very well...



Posted by: expat@large on May 21, 07 | 1:16 pm | Profile


Medication of not I stand by my choice of Stella, scoff if you like but it is a refreshingly crisp ale, that quenches the palate as it eases one's burdens and erases ones cares. ~grin~

Posted by: Indiana on May 21, 07 | 6:54 pm

Stands looking confused but impassioned at the bottom of the steps in a sweaty singlet, calls up...

"STELLA! bring me another half of STELLA!"

Posted by: expat@large on May 21, 07 | 8:18 pm

wandering off...just the "talk" of alcoholic beverages is upseting...

an aside: my daugther just ran those lines/that scene with her students...16 year old kids whose only image of brando was from "the godfather"

Posted by: savannah on May 21, 07 | 10:04 pm


Posted by: T on May 21, 07 | 10:08 pm

Sav: ah the young Brando... he coulda beena contender. But stars from those days either had NO sense of irony, or too much.

T: No need to shout! Sunday, assumed you'd be in the pool, in a bikini at KM8...

Posted by: expat@large on May 21, 07 | 11:13 pm

who drinks that cat's piss anyway?

Posted by: The Ivy on May 22, 07 | 4:35 am

E@L: T was in the pool at KM8!!! In a bikini!!! Why were we at the gutter again????

Posted by: Indiana on May 22, 07 | 6:48 am

Oh yeah, i was in a bikini on the beach at KM8.

drinks another time????

Posted by: T on May 22, 07 | 10:49 am


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