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Obama, new name for an old drink

In Singapore, there are 2 traditional drinks that are commonly sold in the many hawker centers located all around Singapore.  One is chin-chao, also known as glass jelly.  The other is soya bean milk.  They are frequently sold side by side.

They are also given quick short names, so when you order a glass of chin-chao, you can call it “black”.  If you order a glass of soya bean milk, you can call it “white”.  If you order a mix of chin-chao and soya bean milk, it’s called “Micheal Jackson”.

One enterprising hawker in West Coast surprised us just last week.  When we ordered “black”, he replied “Obama”.   Seeing us confused, he said that’s the new nick for chin-chao drinks.  It’s the new black, and he’s very popular too.

Just reporting on what’s happening on the other side of the world.  I’m in no way associated to any hawkers, any beverage companies, nor being mean to any races or person.  It’s just the world over here.

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