Share and share alike

Written by admin on May 7, 2008 – 12:21 pm -

One of  the things I first noticed in Korea is how common it is for people to share soda and food. I experienced this first hand when we first arrived in Korea. I was having lunch with my colleagues and when the soda that I ordered arrived it had two straws, then my colleague suddenly took a sip from my glass of soda. I first thought that she had ordered one but later learned that Koreans usually share one glass since most places here offer unlimited refills.

In the Philippines at least, most places don’t offer unlimited ‘bottomless’ refills, if they do have it you can be sure that it’s more expensive. It is also uncommon for Filipinos to share drinks as we normally order one drink for each person. I’m not saying that this is a bad thing, just an observation that I think is unique to Korea. Personally the only person I would share a glass with is my wife or kids.

While were talking about soda, I also noticed how small (250 ml) the soda cans here which might explain why Korean women are so slim.



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