Lots of Taiwanese don’t drink though. Unless you mean bubble tea.
I’ve always thought that the biggest problem with Taiwanese workplaces is that people don’t go for Friday drinks. So many stupid problems could be solved by a quick beer and a handshake on a Friday
Instead everything festers for months
People are really into working out these days. That’s a much easier topic to make conversation about than the stuff used to talk about
I think another issue in Taiwan is that most people have a good group of friends from school or university and hang out with them all the time. People don’t look to make friends with coworkers and a lot of relationships are intentionally kept on a superficial level
I mean simple sugarless tea during the “afternoon tea”
Taiwanese arent great at “making friends” as in talking to someone they dont know and take that talking further and be friends with them. I have met the ones who are different though and many are good at conversations but most of them are either very extroverted or have abroad culture experience. Otherswise taiwan as in whole is a society where friends are what u make in school or college and then they just stay in your life not what u make on street by like saying hi to someone u meet in a library reading same book.That doesnt happen here too often. But then again people here arent too focused on keeping the friendships either. We are at the time where friendships and relationships are moving down the list of priorities of people.
If it advances their life, career, wealth than they would become your ‘friend’, if not they just pretend.