JUDY Arundel, assistant editor of Home Journal, went to Macau last weekend with her son Benjamin, aged 17 months, and her amah Josie. When they got to immigration in Macau, Judy heaved Benjamin into her arms, Josie shouldered the luggage, the baby's nappy-supply and so on, and they went through their respective entry gates. Judy went through quickly enough and waited for Josie at the bottom of the stairs. Josie didn't appear. Twenty-five minutes passed. Now it is well known that some Filipinas have problems getting through immigration. But not Josie. She has been to Macau dozens of times, since her employer visits the enclave every couple of months. Judy eventually marched back through the no entry gates and asked at immigration if anyone had seen her maid. ''Gone back to Hongkong,'' said an immigration official. ''She no have $7,000.'' Judy later found that staff had marched Josie on to a Hongkong boat for not being able to show she had $7,000 cash in her pocket. (We don't know anyone who carries $7,000 in cash in his pocket, and that includes the Governor.) They had refused to believe that her employer was standing just a few yards away. They had refused to let her contact Judy, although that would have instantly solved the problem. They had refused to take a message to Judy. They had refused to let Josie leave any of the Arundels' luggage - including Benjamin's nappies and vital baby-bits. This is horrible behaviour. We are reminded of the hotel in Guangzhou where a chap took his Filipina wife. She was grabbed at the door by a guard, who said: ''No whores.'' Note to baby Benjamin: if the immigration people deprive you of your nappies again, we suggest you drop a souvenir for them on your way through. Western taste THE cheery Nick Rhodes, spokesman for Cathay Pacific Airways, handed us a freebie yesterday - a packet of macadamia nuts. The large packet (catering size) was stamped: ''First Class: Property of Cathay Pacific Airways.'' Had he, er, borrowed it? No. The good-humoured spokesman pulled out a receipt to show that he'd paid for it. And very nice they were too. Oddly enough, we noticed something just after the problem emerged over a staff member being sacked for allegedly stealing a packet like this. The duty-free shop in the departure area at Kai Tak earlier this week had a special offer on boxes of . . . macadamia nuts. Everyone's getting a taste for them. Incidentally, Nick, have you noticed the name of your macadamia nut supplier? On the bottom of the packet it says: ''Packed by COWBOY FOOD Co Ltd.'' People's army COLUMNIST and generally opinionated person Kevin Sinclair was yesterday mulling over the list of countries spending money to send troops to other nations. ''Am I the only person in the entire world who seems to think it a trifle ironic that China - of all places - has got troops in Cambodia to ensure a free election?'' he fulminated. ''Meanwhile, Beijing is utterly opposed to free elections in Hongkong. Strange, isn't it?'' Creamy taste KENNY Matsuura of Tohkai Thermo (HK) tells us that Spunk is not a Japanese drink. Our mistake, Kenny, close examination of the can reveals it is Taiwanese. Japan would never have such an unappetising sounding beverage. (Japan does, however, have a sports drink called Mucos.) Reader Carl Mesham was in a state of disbelief that there could be a drink called Spunk. ''I found that very hard to swallow,'' he said. Storm in a D-cup RAVI Gudumal, director of the Indian Resources Group in Hongkong, was grateful to Lai See reader Peter Osborne for highlighting the growing relationship between the territory's Indian female population and Marks and Spencer, supplier of brassieres. ''It is important to keep people with the economic ability to fight for us abreast of all issues,'' wrote the Indian leader. Osborne and Gudumal: what a pair of swells. Bill toppers TWISTED titles from Bill Barker of the Academy for Performing Arts School of Film and Television: The Mild Bunch: Adapted for the screen from a Legco meeting. A sleeper. Little Ship of Horrors: A story about a group of Hongkong people on a ferry. Blood Sample: One man's fight to cross the Hongkong-China border, health intact. The Unbearable Tightness of Being: An unemployed Brit tries his luck in Hongkong and ends up living on Lamma. The Umpire Strikes Back: A justice of the peace succeeds in balancing the shortest possible working hours with the biggest possible dosh. The Empire Strikes Hack: Editor battles publisher over editorial direction and loses. The Timing of the Shrew: The plot behind Mrs Thatcher's decision to negotiate with China in 1984. Boot People: A candid look at soccer hooligans around the world. Strange spell NEAL McGrath of Asian Business came across what might be the longest company name in history. It is a German firm called Westdeutsche Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. We know why they don't have a Hongkong office. Imagine spelling that down the phone to someone the extent of whose English is: ''How to spell?''