Tuesday, July 27, 2010   2:59 PM

Taking the Calpis

The other day I stepped off a plane from Bangkok, which is listed in my mental guidebook as "hot and sticky, take lots of deodorant", and was instantly turned by even higher temperatures - there is evidently a freak heatwave going on here, possibly a side-effect of too many indiscriminately slaughtered dolphins - into a towering column of fetid sweat. Not helped by the fact that Japan has gotten all eco-friendly recently (except where aquatic mammals are concerned) and has lost the fine art of turning the air-conditioning all the way down to "Siberian".

Naturally I soon needed to replenish lost bodily fluids which had just been forcibily egressed into that frightening zone between skin and clothing, but as I was going directly to the office I didn't want to appear too relaxed and chilled-out from a few well-deserved days away lest it cause civil unrest. So what better way to take on board liquid without causing a positive change of mental state than with "Calpis Soda - Refresh Zero"?

Calpis - Refresh Zero

Posted in Odd Stuff
As an amusing side-note, I can mention that "Calpis" is pronounced in a way that makes it sound like "Kall piss" in Swedish wich happens to translates into "Cold piss" which happens to capture my feeling of the drink in question (assuming it's chilled).
Posted by: Salaryman | 2010-07-28 11:20
I thought for sure you had died or something.
Posted by: Chris B | 2010-07-28 13:15
Salaryman: that is very useful information should I ever go to Sweden.

Chris B: "Not dead, just sleeping" as they say.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2010-07-28 15:43
Is this any different than regular Calpis, or as the name suggests, it does nothing to refresh?
Posted by: sixmats | 2010-07-30 02:53
Ha! Ha! Ha! Refresh Zero! That takes the cake.

Thanks for the hearty laugh. I needed that!

I'm bookmarking this blog! Well done.

Posted by: Mike in Tokyo Rogers | 2010-08-03 11:45