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Stéphanie Denton  Identity Verified
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Apr 8, 2011

Just wondering if anyone else has something specific that they like to eat/drink whilst translating?

My fuel is coca-cola. I know, I know, my teeth will rot. But I can't drink coffee - can't stand the stuff - and am determined not to sit and munch my way through a pack of chocolate digestives or a bar of fruit and nut!


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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Occasionally... Apr 8, 2011

I like a packet of these, which I discovered fairly recently:
http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Marmite-Crisps-Multipack-6x25g/49388011
Do you ever drink tea?

[Edited at 2011-04-08 19:11 GMT]


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You either love it or hate it... Apr 8, 2011

Rachel Fell wrote:

I like a packet of these, which I discovered fairly recently:
http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Marmite-Crisps-Multipack-6x25g/49388011
Do you ever drink tea?

[Edited at 2011-04-08 19:11 GMT]


...and I can't stand marmite!

Yes, I drink tea, but only in the mornings. Can't get through my day without a good cuppa char!


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Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Actually, Apr 8, 2011

I don't really like Marmite, but they're really nice - taste one if you get the chance

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Steve Booth  Identity Verified
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tea Apr 8, 2011

Lots of it mug after mug think i am probably on around ten pints a day at the moment

munchies i can take or leave but i can't work without tea


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JH Trads  Identity Verified
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great topic Apr 8, 2011

as I am getting a bit sleepy but want to keep working on a long translation, specially if I plan to squeeze a decent amount of rest in my weekend !

-little cans (190 ml) of unsweetened tea from ITO EN, the one I have in front of me right now is called Oolong shot, blue tea, and it contains "catechins (EGCg, EGC, ECg and EC) and complex polyphenols such as theaflavins, thearubigins and theabrowins"... ouch, that was a mouthful

-for very urgent situations, pure espresso coffee from Illy, no milk, 200 ml can


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Stéphanie Denton  Identity Verified
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How much tea? Apr 8, 2011

Steve Booth wrote:

Lots of it mug after mug think i am probably on around ten pints a day at the moment

munchies i can take or leave but i can't work without tea


That's insane! Do you ever sleep? Am I right in presuming that you're ex-military...?


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What are these cans? Apr 8, 2011

Hugo wrote:

as I am getting a bit sleepy but want to keep working on a long translation, specially if I plan to squeeze a decent amount of rest in my weekend !

-little cans (190 ml) of unsweetened tea from ITO EN, the one I have in front of me right now is called Oolong shot, blue tea, and it contains "catechins (EGCg, EGC, ECg and EC) and complex polyphenols such as theaflavins, thearubigins and theabrowins"... ouch, that was a mouthful

-for very urgent situations, pure espresso coffee from Illy, no milk, 200 ml can





I've honestly never heard of tea and coffee coming in cans!


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JH Trads  Identity Verified
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cans Apr 8, 2011

http://www.itoen.com/ito-en-shot.html

they taste great, specially when they are very cold !


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Stéphanie Denton  Identity Verified
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Wow Apr 8, 2011

Hugo wrote:

http://www.itoen.com/ito-en-shot.html

they taste great, specially when they are very cold !



I find that idea really bizarre. No offence intended whatsoever. Just goes to show cultural differences!


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Paula Hernández
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I love coffee Apr 8, 2011

I am currently living in Portugal and the coffee here is great, I also have one of those monodose coffee makers.

Sometimes I also drink herbal tea, I have a lot of kinds in the cupboard.

And about munchies....I try to stay away from them, it's hard for me to get my ass in the gym, so I try not to over do it.


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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Coffee, tea, bananas, peanut butter Apr 8, 2011

Paula Hernández Sambeat wrote:

I am currently living in Portugal and the coffee here is great.


Couldn't agree more about the coffee!

If I start to feel sluggish from caffeine overdose, I sometimes switch for a day or two to "British" tea (milk, no sugar).

For quick energy on those rush jobs (and prevention of muscular cramps in legs), bananas are good.

Peanut butter, straight out the jar (with a teaspoon, of course!) is good "brain food" when you are sleep deprived.

I absolutely have to have clean hands when working at the computer, so with the exception of the tea and coffee, consumption takes place standing up in the kitchen!

Best fuel: a good night's sleep.


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A somewhat uncommon combination Apr 8, 2011

My favorite drink is that black gold, also know as jet fuel: good, home-made coffee.
Coffee is the "blood" of life, at least during the day. When it comes to putting in a night shift, then it's Capuccino.

That's not very uncommon, now is it? But the snacks just might be.

Bananas, strawberries or cherries in either a chocolate or... yes, a jalapeño dip. Delicious!


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Stéphanie Denton  Identity Verified
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Please, nobody take this in the wrong way... Apr 8, 2011

...but how are we all not extremely overweight? I mean, most of us snack and drink sugary drinks, particularly for a night shift. If we're busy (which I sure hope we all are), we don't get time to go to the gym or exercise, and we spend most of our time plonked on our backsides. I'd say even more so than office workers. My typical working day is 15+ hours!

It must be that most of us are stressed whether we like to admit it or not!

Opinions?


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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Brains burns calories! Apr 8, 2011

Stéphanie Denton wrote:

...but how are we all not extremely overweight?


Brains (working/overworking ones) take an enormous amount of energy. Complex carbohydrates and fats (bacon is good - if you have a microwave, or someone else cooks it - and it is kosher for you) are required for it to function properly.
That is the main reason I developed a fondness for bananas. (I already loved peanut butter).

A "state of nerves" also helps to burn calories. That term/sentence/paragraph that's bothering you? Part of your "keeping trim" regime.

You can also keep trim by doing "high-speed" housework (which on my busy days, counts as my "break") e.g. run outside and hang up/take down the laundry; sweep/mop the floor.
Go to the loo; then vigorously clean the basin after washing hands. Madness looks like this, I think.


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