The Coca-Cola you drink in Hong Kong is certainly the real thing - but the region's financial crisis has flushed out a growing number of cans of the fizzy brew produced in cheaper parts of Asia. Reader Jean-Francois Tremblay, among others, has come across cans of Coke sold in local stores that are made in Indonesia. Clearly, it is a good time to import soft drinks from Indonesia: where the fizz going out of the rupiah has left the cost of a can of Coke much lower than in Hong Kong. Could this be another case of parallel imports? Whatever name you call it, the company running the local Coke franchise, Swire Bottlers, was not amused about the development when we called yesterday. 'It's a matter for us to take up with the Coca-Cola Corp,' Swire spokesman Andrew Herdman said. 'Obviously, we're unhappy about such activities. We're the ones paying for the advertising and product development in Hong Kong.' He wasn't sure what remedial action would be taken. However, given that Swire's profits have fallen decidedly flat and are in apparent need of a caffeine hit, we suspect it can't be far off. Lai See paid a second visit to the incredible employment-challenged Hong Kong Jobs Internet site yesterday, just to see if things had changed since our piece on Tuesday. The self-proclaimed 'No. 1 job site in Hong Kong' was, if you recall, totally job-free when we contacted it on Monday. Nothing had changed. The spooky phrase: 'Totally 0 jobs were found' continued to haunt the top of the site's 'Positions' page. Stay tuned for more exciting personnel developments. Is nothing sacred? Amid the current belt-tightening, even the humble all-you-can-eat hotel buffet is undergoing a transformation. In hard times, buffets tend to be recession-busters for hotels. Many are now reporting increased customers at their smorgasbords. But now, readers have informed us that many Tsim Sha Tsui hotels are ushering in measures to ensure this particular gravy train is not brought to a halt by 'no show' customers. Many are requiring those booking tables for buffets in advance to post a cash deposit or give credit-card numbers. We had a word with a food and beverage manager at one hotel, the Miramar, who said the popularity of the buffets meant it was necessary to impose deposit requirements on people booking tables for six or more at the hotel's buffet restaurants. Other hotels are known to be imposing similar requirements. Yes, it's not only eating too much food at a buffet that will cause you indigestion. So we finally have a full picture of 'Queen' Pauline Hanson's prescription for Australian economic revival, after the release of her economic blueprint for saving Down Under yesterday. Hansonomics doesn't take much getting your head around: zero income and profits tax and 2 per cent on everything else. And Ms Hanson wasn't only showing off her impressive ability to count to two. She was also displaying an incredible flair for tax-law simplification. Annual tax returns will be limited to a single page if Ms Hanson wins office - surely eliminating the need for beancounters. We can't confirm rumours that questions on the form will include 'Whatcher worth?' and 'Are yers Asians?' The life of Goldman Sachs' jet-fresh director of corporate communications, Peter Rose, is dominated by juveniles at the moment. We caught Mr Rose just as he was dashing off to his first Hong Kong parent-teacher evening last night - and he confessed he was still coming to grips with dealing with the Hong Kong media. Tongue firmly planted in cheek, he suggested the parent-teacher evening had much in common with his interaction with the press: 'It's just a matter of swapping one form of adolescent behaviour with another. In both cases, they end up with the grade 'could do better'.' Sounds like Peter is the man to provide some strong parental supervision.