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Thug Life: China Style [WhiteGhost]

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5 minutes ago, WhiteGhost said:

In China, water is also served at 3 possible temperatures: room temperature, warm, just boiled.

:lol::lol::lol:

 

6 minutes ago, WhiteGhost said:

Cold drink are uncommon because according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, cold drinks are really bad for your belly. 

Yeah, my brother explained us the whole thing last time we visited. Curious theory.

 

7 minutes ago, WhiteGhost said:

And finally to bring this challenge full circle, here is a picture of a notice in the elevator lobby reminding people not to urinate or dedicate just wherever

It all ends where it began :D

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11 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Lots of Spain still believes that cold drinks will make you sick. Which is difficult to deal with, because parts of Spain are even hotter than Texas. 

Huh, I thought this was a uniquely Chinese concept.

 

11 hours ago, zenLara said:

It all ends where it began 

I didn't even plan it that way  :D

 

9 hours ago, BardicGarlic said:

Happy new year! And a new challenge already!

Thanks! Have you picked where you will do your next challenge?

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6 hours ago, WhiteGhost said:

Huh, I thought this was a uniquely Chinese concept.

To be honest, I was perplexed at Tanktimus comment, since everybody here drinks cold drinks without trouble even in the hardest winter. If you don't ask for room temperature water at a bar or restaurant, they will always assume you want it cold. And of course, all types of sodas (even if they were in the fridge) and alcoholic drinks are served with ice, beer comes straight from the fridge.

In fact, we had that conversation about cold/warm drinks at chinese tradition with my brother, because as almost everyone, my boyfriend drinks cold beverages in winter, and ices his water in summer, and my brother explained why that was wrong from the chinese medicine perspective.

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5 hours ago, zenLara said:

To be honest, I was perplexed at Tanktimus comment, since everybody here drinks cold drinks without trouble even in the hardest winter. If you don't ask for room temperature water at a bar or restaurant, they will always assume you want it cold. And of course, all types of sodas (even if they were in the fridge) and alcoholic drinks are served with ice, beer comes straight from the fridge.

In fact, we had that conversation about cold/warm drinks at chinese tradition with my brother, because as almost everyone, my boyfriend drinks cold beverages in winter, and ices his water in summer, and my brother explained why that was wrong from the chinese medicine perspective.

To be fair, the cold drinks thing was more prominent in Vitoria, and more common with older folks. Ie also ran into this in Madrid, in SUMMER of all times. That was at the same trip where I was in Vitoria. For those not familiar, Madrid in Summer is like Phoenix or Vegas. Even there, old ladies thought we were crazy when we wanted ice with our drinks. Now that I think about it, that trip was 18 years ago. When we were in Barcelona and Seville two years ago we got served a lot of cold drinks. So I think it fair to amend my comment to say "I ran into this in the Pyrenees region of Spain and in Madrid at the turn of the Millennium." 

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:46 AM, WhiteGhost said:

 

Thanks! Have you picked where you will do your next challenge?

 

Yes. I will be at the rebels for now because I want to focus on food with constant improvement elsewhere. My end goal is to join the assassin though!

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