See, water! These teacher outfit photos ARE related to the post topic, after all.
We've also thus far found iced or cold drinks to be fairly rare. I am very, very proud of Angel for adjusting to this so quickly, because he's always been the kind of person who thought that even refrigerated drinks weren't cold enough, so he always had to stack his glasses with plenty of ice. The first time we took him to a Chinese restaurant in mainland Malaysia which only served hot tea, he had us request ice for him and created a bit of confusion. I never even use ice, because my teeth are sensitive to cold, so doing without ice makes no difference to me. Angel got very excited on our first morning in China because the pitcher of water at the hotel buffet breakfast was covered in condensation--he thought that was a sign that the water inside was very cold. Nope, the condensation was due to the exact opposite reason, the pitcher had just been filled with boiling hot water. He was a bit disappointed. But he's been regularly drinking our room-temperature bottles of water and the bottomless hot tea that we're consistently served at restaurants, and I'm very proud of him for expanding his comfort zone when it comes to the temperature of his drinks.
Of course, a few of the small shops around here have small refrigerators filled with sweet drinks like these familiar pops and plenty that are unfamiliar. We don't like to drink pop every day (we're attempting to stay healthy on the limited food options available right now!) but sometimes it's a cool treat on a hot afternoon!
I will now teach you to say Sprite and Coca-Cola in Mandarin: xuěbì and Kěkǒukělè
Do you prefer your drinks hot, room-temperature, or iced?