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Old 12-23-2002, 11:46 AM   #1
Erik
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Your Empty Cups

This is not your usual philosophical discussion. I am currently engaged in a small debate over what to do with the water and cups. I have always felt that a cup rack, as handled in most dojos looks cheesy (inevitable mess) and cheap (ya all so cheap and poor that ya can't afford cups). My own thought is that a trip to Costco and a few $20's would supply a dojo with enough cups to last several months.

I have been told, however, that I'm wasteful and not providing an environmental legacy for our children. In short, I'm a wasteful capitalist pig.

So, when it comes to cups what do you all do and why?

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Old 12-23-2002, 11:51 AM   #2
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We have a drinking fountain upstairs in the viewing area.

I tend to just drink water straight out of the faucet at a lukewarm temperature myself. I've noticed other folks bring their own Nalgene bottle full of water...

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Old 12-23-2002, 12:14 PM   #3
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Right! Install a filtered water fountain.

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Old 12-23-2002, 03:35 PM   #4
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One dojo that I train in is located in a sports club, so there is a water dispenser there. Cups are provided by the sports club.

My dojo is actually located in a university, no water fountains there. Everybody brings their own liquid.

And if [b]John Kuo[b]-san is reading this, yes, we sometimes bring Pocari Sweat also.

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Old 12-23-2002, 06:51 PM   #5
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Seasons greetings everyone,

I don't sling those cans of Pocari Sweat as much as I used to, Iriawan...not when they've opened a bubble tea stall at the supermarket out in front.

Hell, I should be an even more wasteful capitalist pig by opening a bubble tea stall in the dojo...
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Old 12-23-2002, 07:23 PM   #6
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Please... call me Kamal or Thalib, very rarely people call me Iriawan. It sounds weird.

My favorite beverage after training is now water. Good'ol H2O.

And you know what, the bubble tea idea is quite excellent. Extra income for the dojo.

And you know what, I haven't had one (bubble tea) in a while. There's a "Quickly" not too far from my house. Two of them only about 1km apart.

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Old 12-24-2002, 07:47 AM   #7
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Pocari sweat pales in the face of Calpis
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Old 12-24-2002, 01:00 PM   #8
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Quote:
Patti Jo Royer (PJ Royer) wrote:
Right! Install a filtered water fountain.
Jun, Patti, it's a great idea but there's no easy access to running water at this time. Still, it's worth a bit of research, maybe there's an alternative that we've not thought of.
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Old 12-24-2002, 04:20 PM   #9
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You can buy cups that are made in third world countries from some charity shops. Thus providing the people of these very poor countries with a means of survival. Then buy one of those environmentally friendly washing up liquids. You would have to be pretty hard hearted to argue with that!.

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Old 12-24-2002, 04:30 PM   #10
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I'm at two dojo and both have water coolers with bottled water. At one we all fill water bottles and at the other we use disposable cups.

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Old 12-24-2002, 10:12 PM   #11
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Our dojo doesn't have a water fountain. There is a Brita pitcher that someone (sensei, maybe? I dunno, it's just filled, LOL, maybe by water fairies for all I know!) fills from the restroom tap. There used to be paper cups in the dressing room but I just ntoiced a sign by the pitcher asking everyone to keep a re-usable cup in their gi bag. One more thing to remember, LOL!

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