Martin's personal blog – California

Blog content

Latest posts

Active categories:

More tags ...

By date:

    (No recent posts)

Blog calendar

October 2021
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
 << Sep Nov >>
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

The promised land

posted by Martin Rubli at 06:23

Going on business trips once in a while comes with several benefits. For one thing it makes you feel important (why else would your company fly you half-way around the globe?), for another you notice small interesting things here and there which inspire even lazy bloggers like myself to write something. Being jetlagged in a hotel in a small town far away from civilization does the rest.

In the search for some home feeling I bought a cup of tea in a (sort of) Taiwan-style tea shop nearby that looks something like this:

The staff in the shop didn't speak Chinese, so they're possibly oblivious of the fact that "Boba" not only stands for a (large) kind of tapioca pearls that are often served with milk tea, but it is also a transliteration of 波霸 (bōbà), which means "huge breasts".

If you're hungry for something with the same taste but a less suggestive name you can always order 珍珠奶茶 (zhēnzhūnǎichá), which is milk tea with the smaller pearls. But it's all a matter of taste. ;-)