Me, making reservations for a dinner cruise on Manila Bay: "Hi, there will be 8 of us and I will be needing a vegetarian meal."
Manila Cruise People: "Do you eat pork?"
Me: "No, I am a vegetarian?"
MCP: "Do you eat fish?"
Me: "No. I am completely vegetarian. No meat, no chicken, no pork and no fish"
MCP: (pause) "We checked and it is ok if you bring your own food."
Me: "Do I still need to pay the full price for the dinner cruise?"
Me: "Then could you please just add extra vegetarian sides? Maybe a cheese sandwich?"
MCP: "Um, ok"