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Monday, June 13, 2005

Six o'clock Swill

I learned something interesting from my daughter’s assignment in Social Studies. They were studying NZ history in the 1950’s. Instead of learning it through books, their teacher taught them to learn history first hand by interviewing at least two New Zealanders who were old enough during the 1950’s and ask them what their thoughts were about certain events that occurred back then.

In one of the interviews, napagusapan yung "6 o'clock swill". Eto yung nangyari noong 1950's kung saan ibinawal ng gobyerno ang pag-inom ng alak at beer sa mga hotels at bars pagtuntong ng 6PM. Kaya raw ginawa ito para umuwi ng maaga ang mga lalaking Kiwi at nang makatulong sa mga gawain sa bahay at sa pamilya, at hindi na lang puro inuman with the mates.

In theory okay. But in practice ang nangyari ganito. The Kiwi men drank as much alcohol as they could in a short period of time (between 5pm when work ends up to 6pm) so much so that by the time they got home they were already too drunk to do anything useful!

Moral of the story: Huwag pigilin ang pag-utot at baka ang lumabas tae! Hehehe.

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