So you drink. Well done, you.

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Re: So you drink. Well done, you.

Post by Kuroneko » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:05 pm

Rain Dog wrote: Soi Dog --- it seems you are a "Yank" --- me too --- although almost 20 years removed from residency. I think a lot of what you are talking about is just a big difference in culture between USA and Anglo (Uk/Oz/Kiwi) culture. In the USA we party like crazy when we are young but move on to other things as we get older. While there are a lot of bars in the USA they are not such a central part of our socializing. Most guys after they finish their school days go out to chase girls etc. Hard core local pubs are mostly for older guys from a shrinking population. Anglo culture is different from Yank culture. The "Pub" is a big center of socializing and getting to know someone better.

It is sort of institutionalized in the culture.In the USA I don't remember too much business being done over heavy drinking sessions. Maybe a Golf Course --- but usually it was more of a get to the bottom line approach. When I moved to Asia and found myself sometimes doing business with guys from Oz and UK ---- it always required meeting up for a few beers first in order to size each other up.

I think the drinking references you are seeing here is just an extension of Anglo Pub Culture. I would not be to judgmental about it.

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Good point as I was a bit perplexed as to what the op's gripe was. I never really noticed any over reference to drinking in any of the posts, but living a large part of my life in the UK, South Africa and Australia I probably wouldn't. :D Anyway just to further the idea that CEO is the "Drinking Mans Forum" here's a short documentary (22mins) on the British Pub. " The documentary explores the British Pub, its significance to the community in the U.K". :beer3: Posted in the interest of furthering Anglo American relations :lol:
http://vimeo.com/47944039
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Re: So you drink. Well done, you.

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:36 pm

Kuroneko wrote:

Good point as I was a bit perplexed as to what the op's gripe was. I never really noticed any over reference to drinking in any of the posts, but living a large part of my life in the UK, South Africa and Australia I probably wouldn't. :D Anyway just to further the idea that CEO is the "Drinking Mans Forum" here's a short documentary (22mins) on the British Pub. " The documentary explores the British Pub, its significance to the community in the U.K". :beer3: Posted in the interest of furthering Anglo American relations :lol:
http://vimeo.com/47944039

Interesting. And yes where you come from makes a big difference.
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Post by Joker Poker » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:10 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Anyone tried anything from Matso's Brewery in Broome? They're stocked nationally in Oz now, boutique ales and lagers so expensive, but mighty mighty fine.

Ah, YES, been there, they had some excellent beers.
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Re: So you drink. Well done, you.

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:15 pm

^ I got through their taster selection, I was impressed.
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Post by Joker Poker » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:21 pm

Holidayed in Broome in 2007 and went there several times - for me, it was probably some of the best beer I've ever had in Oz, or anywhere else, really good stuff.
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Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:39 pm

Their ginger beer can mess you up really quickly on a hot day, they go down far too easily.
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Re: So you drink. Well done, you.

Post by Playboy » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Is this still the only drinking thread on BottyStabbersInc ?

... and you call yourselves a Cambodia Expatiate Forum ??? Shame on you !
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Post by Jaap N. » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:57 pm

Playboy wrote:Is this still the only drinking thread on BottyStabbersInc ?

... and you call yourselves a Cambodia Expatiate Forum ??? Shame on you !
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Post by iluvu » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:04 pm

ali baba wrote:All that talk of alcohol and milk made me thirsty for a white russian and since you asked soi dog; the last time I drank was on my birthday 2 months ago. I got totally shitfaced with my friends.
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Re: So you drink. Well done, you.

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:53 pm

Playboy wrote:Is this still the only drinking thread on BottyStabbersInc ?

... and you call yourselves a Cambodia Expatiate Forum ??? Shame on you !
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