Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ten reasons why beer is good:
10.) Beer is full of fiber.
A liter of beer actually has 60% of your daily recommended fiber intake.
9.) It is good for the community.
Beer is known to be a natural stress reliever. If more people drank beer, everybody would be happier.
8.) Promotes strong bones.
According to researchers at the
7.) It is available everywhere.
It is available in your local neighborhood sari-sari store, in convenience stores, in malls, in groceries….
6.) It cures insomnia.
Beer has lactoflavin and nicotinic acid which promotes sleep. Hops is also known to be a natural sedative.
5.) It tastes good.
4.) It is full of vitamins. Beer is a significant source of magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12
3.) It is a cheap and fast way to get your date full.
2.)It gets you drunk.
1.) When you’re really drunk, the upward motion of the bubbles can be quite entertaining.
1.) When you’re really drunk, the upward motion of the bubbles can be quite entertaining.
Traffic Light at the Metro
Valentine’s is one of my least favorite seasons in the year. Don’t get me wrong, I think the creation of V-Day was a stroke of marketing genius. But being reminded that I was single AGAIN was not exactly my idea of a fun holiday. Needless to say, I was not very excited about this year’s Red-festivities.
Fortunately, I found out that this V-Day, Red was not the only color I could don; there were two others: Yellow and Green. These colors are quite familiar. In fact, they are found in every annoying intersection in the metro in that little black box every driver loves to hate: the traffic light! Interestingly, that annoying black box saved this year’s Valentine’s Season for me.
Traffic Light Party 2010 is the second annual Traffic Light Party (TLP) organized by the party geniuses otherwise known as: Fishtank Productions. In my book, it was the hottest party to begin the year, as it had all the elements of a really good event: great music, a quirky concept, sexy games, free booze, and probably the most important element of all: an easy vibe. And on that fateful February 12, these elements were served generously.
The Traffic Light Party was named such because of the dress code. Single partyphiles were to wear green, attached partyphiles were to wear Red, and partyphiles who felt their status was too complicated were to wear yellow. This not only gave the party a whole new dynamic, but it also gave partyphiles who were on the prowl instant hints on who were Swingles (single and willing to mingle). As if that wasn’t enough to get the party started, Tanduay cocktails were served, for free, until midnight! And everybody knows free booze makes everything better.
Hot as Flame
The first part of TLP saw
Thanks to Torch’s ability to tap into everyone’s inner-dancer, Metro Lounge had become a canvass for gyrating bodies even before the strike of eleven.
Let’s Play a Love Game
An hour later, the games began with Yours Truly as the willing game master. “Love Cards” was the game of choice for this year’s TLP, which had 3 hot couples doing naughty things (too naughty for print, unfortunately) to several body parts. A lock-and-key match-making game also took place where guys had to open locks around the girls’ necks. The night’s winners got to take home an overnight stay at Microtel Inn and Suites, a dinner date at Café Marco, dinner dates at Entrée, and copies of M Magazine.
Influenced by BI
His 12 years of experience as a DJ was quite evident as his set was obviously well thought of, seamlessly executed, and was definitely something new to the Davaoeno partyphile’s ear. His mix of chart-toppers and relative unknowns forced listeners to enjoy the entirety of the set, and to immerse in the whole performance, instead of just bumping and grinding from song to song. DJ BI’s set did not only provide a musical backdrop for those who wanted to dance; he gave everybody an awe-inspiring musical rollercoaster. In a sense, this was the epitome of club music; the partyphile’s version of poetry.
Falling in Love
And somehow, between all the free drinks, the crazily sexy games, and the out flow of truly gorgeous music; the colors of our shirts suddenly became irrelevant. Somehow, it did not matter what our relationship statuses were. Somehow, on that one night, the love that partyphiles shared for partying, for the dance floor, for booze, and for the partyphile life was enough to make us forget about the troubles that romantic love may bring.
And maybe that’s all a single partyphile really needs: a reason to party and the realization that a wonderful time, with anybody, is enough to make a cynic partyphile fall in love with Valentine’s again.
Catch Confessions of a Partyphile (the radio show) on 105.9 Mix Fm every Wednesday evenings, from 6 to 9 in the PM. For comments, suggestions, and more confessions from this partyphile, log on to http://party.i.ph
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The video gaming world has definitely created its own niche in the recesses of pop culture. Somehow, it has taken over a certain number of the populace and sticks with them, even after puberty (where they first learn about the wonders of video games). Some people would be content to throw video game parties; others would be delighted just to download games; but some hardcore fanatics go to the next level, and name their children after some video game characters.
Some people say it’s weird, some people say it’s pathetic; but I say it was inevitable. I mean, cool kids who grew up playing video games had such an affinity for their favorite boob tube characters or PC pals… they loved these characters; not just the game. So it should not be surprising that some people actually name their children after video game heroes.
For example, a hardcore Tomb Raider fan named his first-born Lara after Lara Croft. Of course the name isn’t very unique, but he one who gave it to her will always be reminded of the mighty good times he’s spent with Ms Lara croft.
Some die-hard Zelda fans would name their daughter Zelda too; which is actually quite a pretty name… Actually, there are rumors flying that Robin Williams was gonna name his daughter Zelda… I don’t know if there was ever any truth to that or it was just one of his numerous antics, but Zelda is a really nice name.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many pretty/nice/handsome boys’ names out in the gaming world; although I have heard about a couple who had twins named Mario and Luigi.
If I had a son though, I would definitely pick Sonic (from Sonic the Hedgehog). I mean, isn’t that a bad-ass name for a boy?
For a daughter, probably Sakura or Pikachu… Just kidding!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Everybody has had the experience of spending countless hours in front of the television set or PC trying to beat that annoying evil villain in that oh-so-exciting video game, right? Right!
And it seems that the villains in all these popular video games, role playing games, and online games, are what make them exciting to the player/gamer/consumer. Without these villains, the game would be pointless…or would be a really cool mind game…which is fine…if you don’t have a need for action. Haha.
However, I feel like most people play online games and video games for the action; for the adrenaline rush… and when you need just that…you could look to the villains to give you what you crave for.
And there are a lot of villains to choose from, like those spooky, creepy, disturbing…well, cute, ghosts from Pac-Man; or that huge, ugly turtle in Mario Brothers, who has the ability to jump real high…even with a huge shell attached behind him. And who could ever forget that huge monster, Ganon from the Legend of Zelda? Or Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear? Or even Donkey Kong, when he used to be mean.
Remember how they used to send shivers down your spine? When we were younger, we didn’t know it, but without these villains we all love to hate, the game would be…boooooring.
So could you really blame me for loooooving the villains more than I love the “action hero” in these little games? I mean, who doesn’t love loving to hate somebody…or something… even if it happens to be a menacing turtle? Haha. You get my point…
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Love is definitely in the air; sappy love songs are blasted off the airwaves, our favorite cafes are filled with paper hearts, scattered all around our malls are styrofoam hearts that seem to have been bathed in red glitters, we receive a dozen heart-shaped pillows on our Facebook walls, and our friends start wearing matching pink and red ensembles. For somebody attached, this would be a welcome experience; something that would help them get in the mood for the love month.
For one who is single, it is a whole different story. It makes them realize how desperately single they are, and how there isn’t a place for their breed during this month. Singletons retaliate by telling everybody how much they hate V-Day; balloons, flowers, chocolates and all. But the truth remains that all they hate is the feeling that they can’t truly get into the season because they don’t have a passport to go to Lovesville a.k.a a partner. To make up for it, here are some things to remind you, my dear singleton partyphile, how lucky you are to be single.
Advantages of Being Single
1.) Girls Say: You can watch all the chick flicks you want, without having to worry about that twerp who rolls his eyes every single time you are about to tear up.
Guys Say: You can watch all the Sci-Fi movies you like without worrying about that twerp who feels the need to remind you that everything you find cool about the movie is phony and can’t happen in real life.
2.) Girls Say: You could stop minding the toilet seat for once in your life. You can actually sit in it without worrying about sitting on piss.
Guys Say: You could leave the toilet seat up without having to come back to the rest room to put it back down.
3.) Girls Say: You could choose from all the guys who would want to drive you home after a long night of partying.
Guys Say: You could drive straight home after a long and tiring night of partying.
4.) Girls Say: You could forget about birth control.
Guys Say: You could fool around as much as you want.
5.) Girls: You could accept all those free drinks from hot (or not-so-hot) guys you meet while out partying.
Guys: You could spend all your money on booze for yourself. Only.
6.) Girls Say: You could wear your favorite bikinis without having to answer to anyone.
Guys Say: You could ogle at your favorite girls in bikinis without having to answer to anyone.
7.) Girls Say: You could text all the cute boys you like.
Guys: You actually HAVE money to buy load to text all the cute girls you like.
8.) Girls Say: You could do whatever you want, when you want to do it.
Guys Say: Ditto to that.
9.) Girls Say: You could focus on your career, your education, your fitness, and your passions.
Guys Say: You could focus on that hot chick from the gym that you have always had your eye on.
10.) Girls Say: You do not have to listen to snoring and farting all night.
Guys Say: You do not have to worry about getting cookie crumbs on the bed.
11.) Girls Say: You can stay in the shower for as long as you want.
Guys Say: You can have the remote all to yourself, without having to change the channel to “important” stuff like News of Koreanovelas.
12.) Girls Say: You do not have to worry about being nice to your mother-in-law
Guys Say: You do not have to worry about being nice to her annoying best friend who has a habit of criticizing everything you do.
13.) Girls Say: You can wear Granny panties without having to explain to anyone.
Guys Say: You can wear your favorite jeans (that you has managed to stay unwashed for a month) without having to explain to anyone.
14.) Girls Say: You can party all you want.
Guys Say: You can party all you want.
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Right before you put the gelatin into molds, pour 1/4 cup of vodka (this replaced the 1/4 cup water you left out from the recipe).
1.) You can watch all the chick flicks you want!
2.) You could stop minding the toilet seat
3.) You can choose whom you want to take you home after partying
4.) You could forget about birth control
5.) You could wear your favorite bikini
1.) You can party all you want!
2.) You could leave the toilet seat up!
3.) You can drive straight home after partying…
4.) You could fool around all you want!
5.) You could stare at your favorite girls in bikinis