Not Drinking Cold Water Since 2009!

@owstalaga (4250)
Philippines
October 7, 2015 9:35pm CST
I went into the BPO industry in 2009 and since then I think that's when I almost totally stopped drinking cold water. I don't remember the last time I drank cold water voluntarily (except during really hot summers or when left with no other choice). I don't drink anything too hot too except when I'm sick or eat soup during the cold season. Cold water is bad for your voice especially if you are a singer or work where your voice is always used. It's one of the big no-no's of speakers/singers. Wouldn't want to damage the vocal cords or something... When I eat out I choose to drink tepid or normal temperature water. I always opt to not have any ice put in my drinks, even sodas. I do drink cold beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages but I rarely drink them nowadays so I don't think they'd count. How about you, can you live without drinking cold water? Or is it a staple whenever you eat?
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@allknowing (56697)
• India
9 Oct 15
I never drink cold water. That is because we were never initiated into it when we were young.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Oh that's nice to know. I think we only got initiated into this because of drinking soda. Or because the summers can get really hot and sweaty without cold drinks.
@allknowing (56697)
• India
9 Oct 15
@owstalaga But then what's stoppping you from drinking cold water
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
@allknowing Is that a trick question?
@cahaya1983 (10170)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 15
I can live without it, but I don't want to! I like fruit juice so it's always best drinking them cold.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Oh I drink some cold juice too. Not a frequent juice drinker though so it's cool if I drink some cold ones once in a while. But usually I buy fruit shakes and not just juice.
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@cahaya1983 (10170)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 15
@owstalaga Yeah I drink shakes too, and warm shakes won't taste as good I guess.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
10 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 That's right. I wouldn't want to drink warm shakes even if I just think about it. It's no fun at all.
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• Philippines
9 Oct 15
I started doing that because i always had cough when drinking cold water in the hot weather. Sometimes it can give me a sore throat. I drink cold water because it is hot in the Philippines.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Hehe, yeah, in the past year or so I would drink cold water or juice because of being out in the hot sun for longer periods of time during summers. Otherwise if I am just indoors i wouldn't do it.
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• Philippines
9 Oct 15
@owstalaga You need to be hydrated always lang ehehe
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@LadyDuck (126138)
• Switzerland
8 Oct 15
I drink room temperature water most of the time, not tap water, but bottled water, it's safer.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Yeah me too. Gone are the days when we can safely drink tap water. It's all about bottled or processed water these days for city folks...
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@amnabas (9988)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Oct 15
I always drink moderate one as I have an earache and cold water triggers pain and that's really unbearable.
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
9 Oct 15
Oh no, why do you have an ear ache? Is that from an ear infection?
@salonga (28060)
• Philippines
8 Oct 15
Ii have not been drinking cold water. I mostly drink room temperature water or if the weather is too hot I drink just mildly cold water. Cold is bad and worse is cold water which can harden your arteries apart from ruining vocal chords.
@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
8 Oct 15
Oh I didn't know it could also harden arteries... Another good reason I don't drink cold water then.