Saturday, June 25, 2011
The alcohol purchasing group went down to the grocery shop and brought back this:
Hang on, hang on, Jenny, you know we have a no-alhocol-no-kofola-no photo rule on this blog, right? That's a frikking rice sack!
Yes I'm crystal clear about this rule but I F*CKING MADE IT (YEAH)! But wait and hear me out, let's take a look at what's inside:
Yes baby, the grocery store didn't have anything big enough except for a 50kg rice sack (which can be used to bag cement lime as well, by the way) to bag those beers.
WE LOVE HANGZHOU.
PS. Those are West Lake Beer - world_pivo strikes again!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
So Will and his friend Lindsey come to China, right? The first thing they saw and drank when landed in the airport was a can of Tsingtao beer that greeted them at the gate. Everyone reckon this was a good start, eh? It gets better.
Day 1, without even a glance of Shanghai, they are shipped to the coastal city of Xiamen. And again, without even a peek of the beach or sea, they are tossed into a rental car and driven to a rural village of Hakka people. By this time they have been traveling on the road for like 36 hours with only a short interval of a 5 hour nap in a hotel room.
So we get to this town and what do we see? Cold beer and sparklers. What better can we do!
dinner in a #tulou - homemade rice wine. Best I've had EVER!, a photo by jennyhu on Flickr.
The four of us finished a litre over dinner that night between beers. It made the night drive to the tulou viewing points more fun!
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Shancheng beer is the local brew. Shancheng literially means "city of mountain" in Chinese, or "city in mountains", or "mountains in city"... whichever way you like to call it, it will never fail to help picture the city layout for you. It's literally a city built on hills and mountains along the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers. Amazing view and amazing heartbeat when you are in a local taxi/bus racing up and down winding through the city streets on hills and tunnels with the gorges and rivers just underneath. I don't even know how the city's cartographers make their living in a 2-D map world because the city is practically vertical!
Anyway, back to the business. A photo for your edification on how the locals spend their day - hotpot and cold beer withe a window view of the Yangtze river.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If the government applies the duty escalator, raising the price of alcohol faster than inflation each year, it could add up to 7p to the cost of a pint of beer from April. (UK Budget 2011)
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
How come I never knew that it was NOT alcohol before in Russia - I would have been more proactive to visit that country! The last lost land!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Setting - Team dinner, majority of the visitors female, and majority of the Korean local team male.
Action - A pinkish bottle of drink was brought in and we were told that it's strawberry flavored makkoli, soft and sweet, "just perfect for girls".
Trigger - Not a fan of strawberry flavored stuff, I kindly turned down the second serving of the pink drink after the first taste and requested for more soju.
Response from the local male audience - "Oh no, come on, soju is for guys, Makkoli is for girls!"
Oh, that's where I saw a MP in full army gear patrolling Seoul bars, for the first time in my life!