Is it a badge of honour to graduate from a university and not learn how to drink alcoholic drink?
It could be, if you live in a conservative Asian society having high regard to religion (predominantly Catholic) and education (while still living at parents’ house).
As for me, I don’t have any issue with drinking.
What baffles me most is how awful it taste.
Yes it’s the taste that bothers me the most. I learned hot how to drink coffee adding less sugar then the other way around as I worked on my dreadful theses.
But there’s no way for me to celebrate my freedom from institutionalized, walled education with a beer.
Drinking in Canada
When I moved to Canada, I noticed that people like to have a party, to celebrate a special occasion, or ordinary day.
A newcomer arrival, unusual day off on weekend, salary raise, or peer pressure to treat. It’s amazing how a person can find a reason to drink.
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In each occasion, I’ll give it a go to taste a new drink that I haven’t tried. Well, everything is new to me.
Tasted. Loathed. When is the next party?
Little by little I get to like drinks in a can like Palm Bay. It’s the only alcoholic drink that I’ll have which I would often request if they want me to join in their drinking frenzy.
No biggie. I can only finish one can and I’m done for the night.
I’ll drink lots of water. Eat more. Save some desserts to take home which is perfectly normal in a Filipino gathering. Yawn a lot of times with drooping eyes.
And stay far away from karaoke.
Unless I’m in the mood and can still function, I might join in the highly competitive contest of whoever will get the highest score.
What’s your go to song for karaoke? Mine is anything from 90s.
My Go to Wine
After moving in to my first apartment with friends, I was introduced to wines.
Sweet wines that taste like juice.
It’s taste like a typical fruit juice that I can finish a bottle on my own if I am sober enough to pour it on my glass and drink without spilling.
What’s the name of the wine?
My favourite red wine is Roscato and for white wine is Moscato.
I thought both wine are made by the same company. On the other hand, not surprisingly both are from Italy.
I first had Roscato Rosso Dolce (sweet red wine) in new year and loved it ever since. So are my friends who dislike drinking wine. The 750 ml has 7% alcohol so that explains why I get a little kick but not as much as when I am having Palm Balm.
Then I tried Batasiolo Moscato because I have to find out what it taste like. It’s like drinking sweet beverage yet your taste bud can tell the difference.
With Moscato, you don’t have to worry about staying sober. The 750 ml has 5.5% alcohol. It’s best for anyone who dislike the bitterness of wine.
With both wines you can do away with ice. Raise the glass for a toast.
Expensive Habit of Drinking
When I suggested and told a co-worker that Roscato costs $16.57 and Moscato costs $16.39 (tax is not yet included for both), she was startled.
It’s so expensive!
I have zero knowledge of how much a typical wine costs in the market. (Have a look at Real Canadian Liquorstore.)
For the quality of taste, I wouldn’t mind splurging $30 a year for wine. I am a teetotal and love to drink kombucha almost everyday so I don’t crave any alcoholic drink.
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But I could have occasional nightcap of wine instead of hot milk or Magnesium powder mix in hot water (I know it’s dull but I have to take my daily vitamins as a vegetarian).
As you can tell I like sharing my favourite things that I thought of a crazy idea. So continue reading.
From Canada to Philippines
Can I send wine in the Philippines? Can I put it inside a balikbayan box?
I was able to pack a desktop computer, laptop, iPad, monitor, and kitchenware so how about wine this time.
What do you think of my brilliant idea? Feel free to protest in the comment or give tips (choose this for the love of wine).
Cheers for More Wine
What’s your favourite wine or any drink or pulutan?
Who knows I might feel more adventurous or mischievous than the usual that I’ll give it a go.
Cheers for more wine and trying new things whether it is a food, book (short stories), or music (stuck in Japanese).
Holiday is almost here so go easy on spending for wants. But a bottle of good wine is perfect to share with love ones.