Hanging out at Sentosa Beach, Eating Crabs, and Quaffing at Butter Factory
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Darryn is a wonderful host and guide and we went to Jumbo Seafood restaurant for Singapore's famous chili crab. The food was absolultely delicious and the crabmeat sweet. Darryn's girlfriend, Natalia, joined us, who is a really fun girl. As an aside, I will be perfectly honest with you and myself, I am not good being a third wheel. It's not that I am jealous or disapproving but it's just kind of an awkward situation, especially during expressions of affection (which I am not morally opposed to, being the worst offender of PDA when the opportunity arises).
That night, we properly celebrated my birthday at Butter Factory, a club owned by Darryn's friend. In an effort to get properly drunk, I downed quite a bit of the popular vodka and Ribena (a grape drink) combination, drunk communally out of pitchers.
As I was letting the drunkenness wash over me and George Michael's Faith was being mixed with Get your Freak On, I thought (as I normally do) how awesome alcohol can be and how great it was to be 26 and rocking out to R&B and hip hop.
The club scene was a lot like Hawaii with tons of Asians, who although had fobby accents, were not fobby in dress and demeanor. And also like Hawaii, there were too few white boys...not even the omnipresent military guys! Is it bad to think you’re better than other people because you’re Asian-American and not seemingly super fobby?
The club was awesome with a really good DJ mixing hits from the 90s to the present which evoked alcohol and nostalgia-inspired thoughts about Spring Break Jamaica, Study Abroad Spain, and high school dances.
Darryn wasn't feel too well so we returned home at around 1, which was great with me (although I had just quickly and fervently gotten drunk). There were still a few episodes of Gossip Girl I wanted to finish...Good times!