Hanging out at Sentosa Beach, Eating Crabs, and Quaffing at Butter Factory

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Darryn and his highlighter shirt at Sentosa
Other than my first day in Singapore, we were unable to get out of the apartment until after 2 pm, which was fine with me.  Friday, the 15th, we ate another breakfast of chocolate cake and headed out to Singapore's beach destination, Sentosa Island.  Let me spare any flowery language...it was underwhelming but it was great to catch up with Darryn over pizza and salad at beachside. 

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).
Darryn looking pensive with chicken pizza
   I just don't know where to look or smile or not to smile but I don't want to frown or anything like that, so basically it makes me uncomfortable.  I don't think I make others feel awkward...I figure they're so into each other anyways.

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.

Me being Asian with my Coke Light
  I also thought quite self-reflexively, "Is it weird to live moments and be excited about how you’ll write about it in your blog?"  It makes me a bit of a de-facto exhibitionist for my blog, I guess.

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.

Represent Asia!
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Alcohol makes me very pensive, especially on my annual reminder of the steady progress of time.  In a club and in life, I more and more wonder if I am actually one of those people I tend to judge like the bad white boy dancer on the d-floor who thinks he's really cool (kinda like how I think when I dance), or am I the person who will always remain single.  I am more and more comfortable with being single right now, especially while travelling, but sometimes slip up like on my birthday evening when I saw a movie by myself and caught the bus home walking through a ton of couples and feeling very sorry for myself.  However, I think self-pity can be an indulgence sometimes, like a good massage for the soul.  Well, I also started thinking about religion, race, and 5-10 year plans, so suffice to say, the alcohol was making me overly reflective.

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!
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Darryn and his highlighter shirt a…
Darryn and his highlighter shirt …
Darryn looking pensive with chicke…
Darryn looking pensive with chick…
Me being Asian with my Coke Light
Me being Asian with my Coke Light
Represent Asia!
Represent Asia!
I couldnt find the Tit-bits
I couldn't find the Tit-bits
Jumbo Seafood on the riverside
Jumbo Seafood on the riverside
Yummy Chili Crab
Yummy Chili Crab
A slightly hungover brief wake-up …
A slightly hungover brief wake-up…
Jumbo Prawn Mee (prawn with noodle…
Jumbo Prawn Mee (prawn with noodl…
Me and Darryn farewell
Me and Darryn farewell