Are Expats in Cambodia Binge Drinking Enough?

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How often do you binge drink, on average? Be honest.

I DON'T DRINK
1
3%
I DRINK, BUT I DON'T BINGE DRINK
6
21%
MAYBE A FEW TIMES A YEAR
1
3%
ONCE A MONTH
4
14%
ONCE A WEEK
4
14%
TWICE A WEEK
3
10%
3-4 TIMES A WEEK
6
21%
5-6 TIMES A WEEK
1
3%
DAILY
3
10%
 
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flying chicken wrote:Bring mrs stroppy along too; will get the wife to cook real Khmer food.
Not sure we're going to be in town long enough (meeting with some colleagues from Oz) but if we can take you up on that, we'd love to.
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iluvu wrote:I guess I binge 2-4 times a week. I thought binge drinking was at or around the level you throw up. I've only been at that point once so far in Cambodia.
Yeah, when I say I binge drink, I mean about a dozen drinks. When I first moved to Cambodia, 5 drinks did me in. Now I can easily drink 10+ drinks and drive home feeling relatively sober.
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flying chicken wrote:Cool, first drink is on me.The rest of the drinks is on you :D
No problem, let's have that one drink! I'll PM you closer to the date.
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General Mackevili wrote:And remember, if you're on Tapatalk, you need to go to "web view" in order to vote in the poll.

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Once or twice a month, and exclusively. I never have a drink or two. Never do the glass of wine with dinner or 3 beers after work thing. I can count on two hand the number of time I've drunk on consecutive nights or during daylight hours. But when I drink, I never drink less than 10.
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Rain Dog wrote:
General Mackevili wrote:
And what counts as bingeing? About six “standard drinks” — a beer, a glass of wine or a shot of liquor — in one sitting. Each drink contains about 18 milliliters (0.6 fluid ounces) of pure alcohol.
The WHO calls this “heavy episodic drinking.” (American college kids call it “Thursday.”)
Binge drinking = more than 5 drinks per sitting. I never binge drink because I specifically avoid it. 5 drinks a garage. Then a new seat at Larry's and 5 more drinks. By then Happy hour is almost over so off to my favorite hostess bar for another "sitting" and 5 more drinks. On a good night, maybe two or three more "sittings" --- and I can honestly say I never binge drink :)

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flying chicken wrote:Cool, first drink is on me.The rest of the drinks is on you :D

FC do you live in SR ? I really could do with picking your brains, don't worry it will not take long but I really would like to live there and could really do with your advice and guidance m8, thanks
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LTO wrote:Once or twice a month, and exclusively. I never have a drink or two. Never do the glass of wine with dinner or 3 beers after work thing. I can count on two hand the number of time I've drunk on consecutive nights or during daylight hours. But when I drink, I never drink less than 10.
With my schedule I start drinking when many of you start working... so it cuts down on how often I go out to do so. When I do it's occasionally an 8-14 hour run of barhopping with my wife asking how I spent $250 on drinks. But I only have a hard one like that 1-2 times a month.

My average weekend night out is only 8-10 drinks... which still probably qualifies. during my month of no work however those big nights were significantly more frequent, as i'd get started with buddies and then keep going once they'd tapped out.
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LTO wrote:I never have a drink or two... But when I drink, I never drink less than 10.
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I wish I could find Dos Equis in Cambodia.
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General Mackevili wrote:
iluvu wrote:I guess I binge 2-4 times a week. I thought binge drinking was at or around the level you throw up. I've only been at that point once so far in Cambodia.
Yeah, when I say I binge drink, I mean about a dozen drinks. When I first moved to Cambodia, 5 drinks did me in. Now I can easily drink 10+ drinks and drive home feeling relatively sober.
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flying chicken wrote:Cool, first drink is on me.The rest of the drinks is on you :D
No problem, let's have that one drink! I'll PM you closer to the date.
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