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20180512, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週二 5月 08, 2018 7:13 pm

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Drinking Culture in South Korea and Why it’s Important


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1. How did you start drinking alcohol? What kinds of alcoholic drink do you prefer? Most importantly, do you hate drinking alcoholic beverages? Why?

2. Many people joke that the ability to drink larger quantities of alcohol should be trained. What’s your opinion for it? Should we practice drinking alcohol?

3. Please choose one of the following questions and share your experience with us.
a. Share one special experience about drinking alcohol with us.
b. Will you be (Were you) safe at your wedding? (LOL)

4. This article mentions that inviting someone (or being invited by others) to drink is a social ceremony, you are in no matter you like it or not. Please share your opinions or experiences about it.

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Re: 20180512, Article, Taichung

文章Jasmine0316 » 週五 5月 11, 2018 1:03 am

Dear Taichung Happiers,

“I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost three days already.”

How to define your liquor moment? How deeply are wines involved in our everyday life? How do you know you are in love with wines? Alcohol is everywhere. Everywhere. While drinking, we see everything we want to see. Every emotion. Every motivation. Every reflection. Alcoholic drinks have been a significant part of human society—and that’s not changing in the near future. Do you usually say yes to social drinking to find your confidence or not? How to choose higher-quality products? Do you cook with wine? How? Do you have any empirical evidence that alcoholic drinks can reduce our stress? How to drink safely, interestingly, and responsibly? In a glass, they give off the contrasting yet calming tides of passion and temptation highlighted with a hint of something fresher, and look beautiful even after they've dried out. Does alcohol help our brains produce the neurochemicals of emotions, the neurochemicals of love, and the neurochemicals of happiness that turn our endeavor and desire into satisfaction and affection? All right, close your eyes now, and describe your favorite summer cocktail recipe, in English. Mouthwatering? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to join us in taking a long, good look at wine and wellbeing.

There is truth in wine. “Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” We don’t know we don’t know until we know the truth in wine. If only drinking alcohol were simply a source of essential inspiration. If only we knew about all the brain effects of alcohol and how exactly it does what it does. If only we could enjoy the present while drinking, not regretting about the past, not worrying about the future, neither. If only we could totally relax and rejoice with drinking. If only wines did have a voice to invite blind trust. The truth is that alcohol awakens several major neurochemicals affected in pleasure, motivation, inhibition, and compensation. The truth is that alcoholic drinks—the striking magic enzymes along with thousand years of human history—offer not only some of the most sensual experiences, but a chance to encounter an intriguing intermingling of cultures. What kind of ritual do you think drinking is? Do you prefer exotic or traditional costumes of drinking?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6cBewazRXY Moreover, the truth is, except for national culture, the alcoholic beverages you choose also leaks the secret of your personal culture code. https://www.supercall.com/culture/what-your-favorite-cocktail-says-about-you?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_2860430 Above all, along the benefits to be acquired from wine and the wine industry is the indispensable encouragement for creativity, the most powerful force within us, which can be induced by alcoholic drinks. Researchers at University of Graz, Austria, have more. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810016303713

From “The Little Prince” (by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

“Why are you drinking?” demanded the little prince.
"So that I may forget," replied the tippler.
"Forget what?" inquired the little prince, who was already sorry for him.
"Forget that I am ashamed," the tippler confessed, hanging his head.
"Ashamed of what?" insisted the little prince, who wanted to help him.
"Ashamed of drinking!” The tippler brought his speech to an end, and shut himself up in an impregnable silence.
And the little prince went away, puzzled.
"The grown-ups are certainly very, very odd," he said to himself, as he continued on his journey.

Look left, look right, look left again? “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” How did you imagine the richness of the indulgence of drinking? And, what was it actually like? Can drinking alcohol make you a better dancer? By the way, what makes these dreamy pricey drinks?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVDC9QSqRY Do you drink up the alcohol, or the alcohol drinks you up? Wine, it carries various meanings for each of us. For some, it’s a natural beverage to enjoy at meal time. For others, it’s one of their most precious possessions. Yet, for many, wine remains frightening. William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 –April 23, 1616), the greatest writer in the English language, didn’t require any motivations. “I would not put a thief in my mouth to steal my brains.” According to research, people who drink more suffer higher risks of a stroke, heart failure, and fatal aneurysms. In addition, more research results have unveiled the reality for our grape expectations. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/this-is-your-brain-on-alcohol-2017071412000 On the contrary, for American writer, entrepreneur, and lecturer Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), the intrinsic meaning of wine reveals more. “I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.” And, now, the good news indicates that a glass of wine a day can keep doctors away. https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-02-20/study-drinking-alcohol-more-important-than-exercise-to-living-past-90 So, Look left, look right, look left again. Any confusion? To drink or not to drink—the difficulty of that decision makes no exaggeration and creates lots of fears. Alcohol authority and author Sune Urth remarkably reminds us that what we like and what we dislike don't make who we are--we make them. He further clarifies, what we hate is not given; what we fear is not constant—intake is what really matters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9IoqVNDaI

How many bottles of wine does your Mother’s Day Party need? Summer is here. Summer is still here. Summer is here again and it doesn't seem that long ago when I was tasting the ice wine in Austria and Italy with my family. So much has actually happened since then though. The language of family is not words but meanings and feelings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nutdUqT4aN0 Therefore, put Mama first. Putting Mama first is the brightest and most earnest feeling. Make Mama number one with our infinite love and enduring memories. Make Mama number one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpoVwhSVI38 Spark the idea to create the context, which allows our body and mind to absorb everything we have in the family gathering. Combine the delicate smell of cocktail with your coolest BBQ taste to prepare yourself for this summer season. Pour an exciting glass of champagne vigorously and deliciously. Summer is here again and there’s no need explaining what makes us drunk on Mama’s love: it's better you experience some great moments for yourself. Dance with the breeze; dance with Mama; curate the music for your Mother’s Day Party; make better drinks at home with mom; write a poem that contains the elements of champagne/cocktail, a memory, and Mama! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3J-LvI_mWc

Eat, drink, and be merry--with good friends! There is an association between friendship and the love of wine. The quality and taste of friendship and wine improve with time. Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle pointed out “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” Let’s take care of friends as we do for wine, because their company will always make us happy. Hereby, we would like to thank Happiers again for your passionate participation, which reassures us to share more stories, more conversations, and more of the most brilliant members. There are no bad days, when our friends sparkle like a firework. Most importantly, please remember to thank and toast to your best friend—your pretty, lovely Mom. Happy Mother’s Day to every Mom. Join us. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIm9weslqqY


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