06 May 2011


My mandarins, pears and apples ajoshi.
His makkoli (6% alcohol unfiltered, carbonated rice wine)-drinking technique is most peculiar. He keeps the bottle in a black plastic bag, and pours a small sip of it into his 50-ml paper cup, then downs it. Pours again, drinks. Pours. Drinks. Pours, drinks, poursdrinkspoursdrinkspoursdrinkspoursdrinkspoursdrinks, followed by a repeat performance with water.
I've only observed this phenomenon from some meters away, on various weekday afternoons or evenings. From the first pour to the last, I would guess his little cup was filled and emptied twice, totaling merely 100ml of makkoli. Only Buddha knows more precise quantities & frequencies.

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