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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You Ask, Partyphile Answers: When to Order Drinks

Jake: Hey Partyphile! I don't party often, but when I do, I always feel awkward about when to start ordering drinks. I mean, when I step inside a club, sometimes I just feel like dancing and not really drinking, do you think that would be alright? or is it a must to have a cocktail in hand? How soon after I step inside the club must I head tot he bar and order a drink? Also, what is a good drink to order if I wanna go dancing?


Hey Jake! That's a very tough question. I totally get your point though. I'm sure it kind of feels awkward to not have ordered anything while inside a bar. It might feel like people would think  of you as a cheapskate or that you can't handle your alcohol but the truth is, nobody really cares that much.

As long as you don't act like a wallflower, I think you'll be good. There's no hard and fast rule for how long you can stay inside a club without ordering anything, but if you dont really wanna drink, dont for yourself.

Order some Sprite and tell everyone it's a Vodka-7.

Oh, and if you wanna go dancing, order something hard. Beer can make you sleepy while cocktails with a lot of sugar can give you a sugar high but a sugar crash as well.

Drink of the Week: Cherry Bombs

Since I suggested that you threw a brunch party over the last post, I decided to give you a recipe that would be perfect for morning drinking. This recipe is a breeze to make and is alcohol-free. However, you may replace the soda with some sparkling white wine or champagne or maybe add a little vodka to the mix if you want to get your friends drunk before 3 pm on your next brunch-party! So here is how you make the gorgeous Cherry Bomb:

  • In a skillet, boil two cups of water.
  • Once you get a rolling boil on the water, add a cup of Grenadine Syrup.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat, let cool, and transfer to ice cube trays.
  • Freeze overnight.
  • When you are ready to serve the drink simply build it by filling the glass with your grenadine ice cubes and then top them off with lemon-lime soda or soda water.
  • Add a cherry for garnish.

Tip of the Day: Throw a Brunch Party

Not a lot of people have tried going to or throwing a party over brunch so I suggest that you try it out for your next celebration.

Throwing a bash at brunch is a lot more relaxed thus making it easier to organize ad host. Plus, the food does not have to be as fancy or as heavy as a dinner celebration, ad there are so may food options you can choose from like the old Tapsi combinations, pancakes and waffles, a pandesal-sandwich-making station, omelettes, breads, rolls, fritatas, a coffee and hot chocolate station, or even a cereal bar.

Words of Wisdom from Confessions of a Partyphile

October 3 is Techies Day!

I know it’s kind of an odd thing to celebrate, but today is actually dedicated to all techies. And as if they didn’t need any more bullying, October 3 also happens to be VIRUS APPRECIATION DAY. How odd. Whatever! It just gives us another reason to celebrate. 

Website Winners

Spending hours online seems to be one of our favorite past times. Indeed this generation, our generation, has become one that indulges in getting our fix of information, entertainment, commerce, and self-expression over the web. Sometimes, it seems like there is so much to find online but we stick to visiting a handful of our web favorites making it feel like we are getting such a small bite out of the huge burger that is the internet. Thus, to expand your web-surfing selection, I have rounded up some cool sites and blogs that I think are worthy of at least thirty minutes of your online time. Here they are:

Online Foodporn

They call it  “a silly and rebellious food blog for creative people in the Philippines” and although that is a mouthful, it gives you a clear idea of what the site is all about. looks like a food magazine. The photos are fun and have a professional look to them, and the articles are fresh and very entertaining. The site features new food finds, some poll questions, quick and easy recipes, food hacks (recipes for their version of resto faves), and a lot of fun features that can keep any foodie busy for hours on end.  The articles and recipes are so good that any food lover would find themselves book marking every other page!

Facial Goo at Home

Today, facial is trending towards fresh and natural. And what can be fresher and more natural than facials, acne solutions, masks, and other facial care solutions that you can make right at your home from ingredients that are probably already in your pantry? Sounds cool? Yes it is. According to Homemade Beauty with Victoria on, it is your essential guide to skin care.

In the site they feature several skin care recipes that address specific skin problems like acne, dry skin, under-eye dark circles, and wrinkles. They also have posts about certain natural products and how they can help your health and appearance.

Macho Make-at-Home Menu is a website that features man-food. You know, simple comfort food that is usually grilled and served in huge portions, best enjoyed when watching a basketball game or enjoying the summer heat by the pool. That kind of food. Simple, no-frills, easy, and tasty. Here, you can choose recipes based on the main protein used on the recipe, the “man events” you plan to serve the dish during, the “man cooking tool” of your choice (slow cooker, toaster oven, deep fryer, grill),  the type of cuisine you’d like to enjoy, or the diet you intend to follow (low-carb, vegetarian, low-fat). All the recipes are very easy to follow and the site in general is very simple and streamlined; perfect for the man’s man who doesn’t appreciate froufrou or words that sound like it.

Music News on the Net

If you want to stay on top of all the latest news and gossip in the world music scene, then is definitely the site for you. Don’t let the name fool you, this site is so much more than Jon Ali’s blog; it is a sneak peak into everything music-related. The site gives you the latest news about new releases, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in the industry, plus it introduces some indie artists through interviews and album reviews. Following this blog is definitely a great idea if you want to keep your play list updated, and your noggin’ chuck full of music information.