1. I stopped inviting friends out for drinks and started inviting them to a hotpot.
It’s a curious invention from the mainland that involves going to a restaurant to cook your own food, which doubles or triples the time it would actually take to eat a meal.
In the west, you socialize over drinks. In Taiwan, you do it over food — often multiple times a day. On a Friday night, the bars will empty but the restaurants will be packed.