Drink Positivitea

Australian Kukicha Perfect South

Trying Facebook Room, The Elephant Rope Story, Drinking Australian Grown Kukicha

Last week, I added Drink Positivitea to my self-care routine where other people can also join virtually. There are three sessions per week in English, Korean, and Spanish. Today was the first day for the Drink Positivitea. If you are interested in joining, you can find detailed information in the Drink Positivitea to fight against COVID-19 Blues post.

For Drink Positivitea, I tried Faecbook Room instead of Zoom. I liked how Room was easier to navigate on Facebook, but I am not sure whether I like Room.


  • Room is free to use
  • Looks cleaner and easier to navigate on Facebook
  • You can pre-schedule your Room and share an external URL link
  • You can Facebook live from Room.


  • You can only create one external URL link. If you want to schedule a room for different events, you will need to change titles according to your event schedules.
  • You can’t record Room screen like Zoom
  • Your Room automatically locks when you start Room. I hope I didn’t block out people for entering.

Since today was the first time, I will try a couple more sessions and decide whether I continue to use Room or switch to Zoom.

The Elephant Rope Story

For any Drink Positivitea intro, I decided to start by sharing something that can fuel mind & soul. When I googled an inspirational story, the Elephant Rope story came up first. I’ve heard this story many times, yet it was refreshing to listen again.

A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains.

All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs.

As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. They could easily have done so, but instead, they didn’t try to at all.

Curious and wanting to know the answer, he asked a trainer nearby why the elephants were just standing there and never tried to escape.

The trainer replied;

“when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The only reason that the elephants weren’t breaking free and escaping from the camp was that over time they adopted the belief that it just wasn’t possible.

Kukicha by Perfect South

For today Drink Positivitea, I prepared Australian Grown Green Tea – Kukicha by Perfect South

Drink Positivitea to fight against COVID-19 Blues

Last month, I got sucked into a physical and emotional turmoil where I suffered from both physical and emotional pain. When I realised how my life was sinking, it was already the end of August.

I grew up in South Korea, the Republic of Suicide, so seeing myself stuck in a dark tunnel was not new for me. However, I didn’t know my mind could collapse so quickly without realising it. Because I was so fierce (or at least that’s how I felt) until the end of July.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, many things in my life have changed. While mostly locked up in a home, I picked up bad habits such as not exercising, eating sugar and more sugar, irregular schedules, binge-watching youtube, it was a hot mess! There were times I intensely took care of myself just before the intense project, Nomad Tea Festival. Yet, I lost myself afterwards and my productivity level went underground in August.

I knew it before, but now I really know that my mental health is not much different from my physical health. If I don’t take care of my health, either physical or emotional or both will hunt me down.

Drink Positivitea is my declaration of a self-care routine and also a battle to move forward. Be my fighters if you want to cut off the negative cycle in your life and tired of being surrounded by people who are draining your blood and soul. Set your boundaries, guard yourself, and move forward towards your ideal self and the future you want.

Drink Positivitea Schedules (subject to change) 

in English (Drink Positivitea): 

  • Monday 12:30-1:00 in Melbourne Time (UTC+10) 

in Korean (다함께 긍정차차차): 

  • Saturday 17:30-18:00 in Seoul Time (UTC+8) 

in Spanish (Bebe positavamenTE)

  • Sunday 6-6:30 pm in Melbourne Time (UTC+10)

*I will entertain you with my baby Spanish. 

How does it work? 

  1. Check upcoming schedules 
  2. We will meet in the FB Room on the scheduled date and time 
  3. We will start by listening to a positive, inspirational quote, story, song, meditation technique, etc. 
  4. Share positivitea and tea we drink 
  5. Fill our mind and soul and gain strength to go through our lives. 

Do you have something to share that was helpful to you? You can submit a suggestion to be shared in our opening: https://forms.gle/e7JiZpVtzKJKDxa3A

How much does it cost to join? Is there something I need to prepare? 

It’s complimentary, but there are things to do before you attend.

  • Put sunscreen and get sunlight 15 minutes 
  • Exercise 30 minutes 
  • Eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain more than you eat preserves, instant and processed food. 
  • Pause and intentionally take a deep breath even for once.
  • Set a time to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout, and when to sleep for 8 hours and follow.
  • Brew your choice of tea to attend Drink Positivitea.

Drink Positivitiea is for fighters with goals in mind. If you are looking for an emotional trash can, a place to whine, complain, grab attention, and randomly say hi and find an excuse to send someone a pathetic personal message, drink two cups of strongly brewed green tea, wake up, and seek a professional psychologist.