Sunday, March 06, 2005

What's going around with me

Hi..I'm take393, almost half a year has passed since I've worked on it, but I'm often stuck when it comes to updating my blog, 'cause I'm not the one who is out of this world. But Once I've started writing, I barely get through it. I don't know why, but maybe my ego as a writer is urging me to do. See what I mean?
But don't get me wrong, you know...I don't intend myself to be on top of the world.
Since I started blogging, I guess I became more active. Alright, let's talk about some topic.

I read an English paper the other day called 'Daily Yomiuri' for the first time in many months. I found an interesting aricle related to drinking beer.
Actually, I love drinking beer. Sorry to's not the real beer which I drink every time.
'Cause it's a bit expensive for me to make ends meet when I get the real one. But it's taste is so similar, so that's why I love it. I make it a rule to drink one can every night, 'cause drinking really relieves my stress, and take my mind off work, especially when I'm worn out. I started drinking from the age of 18. So I've been drinking more than 20 years. And it seems I'm a bit addicted to alcohol, but I won't stop drinking for the world, nor is there no way I can stop it. It's definitely not, unless I developed some disease and stuff.
Sorry for going off on a tangent every time, but I think it's sometimes useful before mentioning about body of the theme when the author tries to refer to something.
As you already know...drinking is very popular these days throughout the world, including Japan, after the late of 20 century since the society became more industrialized. Nowadays there exists a lot more unreal beer, like beer flavored drinks that I mentioned in the first place, so called 'happoushu' in Japanese which catches on to younger generations. I'm not sure exactly, but maybe it's ingridients are quite different from real beer.
According to the newspaper the new beer flavored drinks are gonna be on sale this summer from 2 top brewers of Japan, which are from Kirin Co, and Asahi Co. What's more, they're gonna be made from peas and soy beans! Don't you think it's amazing? Perhaps nobody could imagine such a nontraditional way of making this stuff.

But one thing I can surely say is, the more you drink that kind of stuff, the more you've got to pay tax at retail store. Also, it's really more outrageous than you expected !
But actually, it's cheaper than the real beer. The figure indicates that the amount of containing tax in real beer is approximately 40 percent, whereas beer flavored drink is less than 20 percent. But either way you've got to pay a lot of taxes.
So, you should always keep in mind that your pleasure is being exploited from the state wherever you live !
Alright, hope a lot of fun...see ya !