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Jul. 17th, 2005 @ 04:29 pm one night in taiiiiiiipei, wo liu shia hao duo chiiiiiiing
Current Music: SHIN - One Night in Beijing
Friday night/Saturday morning I went clubbing in Taipei with Waz, Fishy, Picker, Cat, former Eagle co-worker James, James's cousin, and James's cousin's friend. I'm not much of a clubbing person, but most of them aren't, either (this was Cat's first time, I believe), and it was good to hang out with them again. We did this around the same time last summer, and we've been joking about making it an annual tradition.

"So how often do you go clubbing?" "Oh, not often...once a year, tops." "Once a year?" "Yup."

Yeah, Friday night was definitely a year's worth of clubbing.

I reiterate that I am really not a clubbing person. I like concerts and I'm increasingly okay with dancing, but I don't think I understand the point of clubbing. I can sort of get into the music when it isn't so loud that I bleed out of my ears, and I can move to it okay, but after a while I get bored and my attention wanders to faces and lasers and ceiling tiles. You know you're a geek when ten gazillion people, a third of them attractive women, are bumping and grinding all around you to thumping hip-hop music and all you can think about is how much the spinning multicolored light fixtures remind you of DLSim.

Highlights:

  • Talking loudly on the MRT, in English, about how annoying it is when foreigners talk loudly on the MRT in English.
  • Cramming seven people into two tiny hotel rooms.
  • Watching hilariously awful porn with James in one of said hotel rooms. You know your hotel is sketchy when two of the eight channels on the TV are porn, and they're both free.
  • Fishy photocopying her passport for use as ID. (Her Ursinus ID doesn't have her birthday on it, and they wouldn't let her in because she looks about fifteen.)
  • Some guy in the techno room raving with a dozen glowsticks entangled in a web of rubber bands.
  • Restoring my faith in the ability of the Taiwanese people to propagate itself. Yes, Eric, there are beautiful Taiwanese women, and there are a lot of them.
  • The small group of Indian high school girls pwning the dance floor.
  • Wazi commenting on the...er...nondescriptness of the big...round...what the hell is that thing?
  • Fishy asking two blond men, dressed in neatly ironed white shirts and black trousers and not dancing, whether they were Mormons. (They said no.)
  • Picker getting absolutely smashed and dancing like Shakira.
  • Almost spoiling the newest Harry Potter book for Cat the moment she bought it.
  • Admiring the halflings. There's something about the union of European and Asian gene pools that tends to create aesthetically and sexually attractive people. Watching them dance, even poorly, is like watching sculpture in motion.
  • Falling over laughing when the DJ mixed in Eminem's "Without Me," because, well, lololol r u 4 sexes chat.

    I've accepted that my friends are grown women and can take care of themselves without the aid of a male chaperone, so no throwing large men into tables this year. Sorry to disappoint.

    It's awesome although we've all grown apart, we still keep each other close enough that we can meet up with each other once or twice a year without it being really awkward.
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    dd2guy
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    From:hatikvah_42
    Date:July 17th, 2005 08:56 am (UTC)
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    I've accepted that my friends are grown women and can take care of themselves without the aid of a male chaperone, so no throwing large men into tables this year. Sorry to disappoint.


    Did you ever?

    'Cause...awww.

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    From:erf_
    Date:July 17th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
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    I did indeed.

    It was a misunderstanding, though, and it only indirectly had to do with my overprotectiveness. I was so high-strung about protecting some of my more innocent female friends that night that when my co-worker playfully tried to put me in a headlock, I threw him into a table. I kept apologizing to him all night.

    Though, to my credit, receiving a headlock from a really big guy feels a lot like being strangled. Especially if you can't see who it is who's headlocking you.
    From:(Anonymous)
    Date:July 17th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
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    There's something about the union of European and Asian gene pools that tends to create aesthetically and sexually attractive people.

    I think this frequently happens with almost any biracial combination. Something about combining really distant cousins seems to make the good genes come out. In much the same way marrying your first cousin doesn't. Even though I have a first cousin who is pretty hot.

    - Will
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    From:hatmaster
    Date:July 28th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)

    can i talk to her?

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    what's her size?

    er...IQ score i mean...yes that must be it...
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    From:amasashi
    Date:July 17th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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    Sounds like you guys had a blast!

    Eh, clubbing once a year isn't that bad. I haven't been clubbing in 4 years. I guess I just lead a more quiet and reserved lifestyle now in my old age :-P
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    From:erf_
    Date:July 17th, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
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    Liar!

    You went clubbing just a week or two ago. :]
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    From:amasashi
    Date:July 18th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
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    No no, that wasn't a club club, but more of a bar. Just some guys sitting down for drinks and nice conversations and female entertainment.

    Alright, fine, it was a strip club. But that doesn't make it clubbing :-P
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    From:hatmaster
    Date:July 18th, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)

    wait

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    when did i ever say there aren't beautiful taiwanese women?
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    From:erf_
    Date:July 18th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)

    Re: wait

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    last year, all the time?
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    From:hatmaster
    Date:July 19th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)

    Re: wait

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    um i said i was joking then.

    i recall distinctly being sarcasm, that EVERY country views it's women as the best or among the best. we were talking about your stereotypical taiwanese "Hotty" as being a young, horny, whiny brat. and i also recall questioning then whether the american ideal of 'hotty' and 'attractiveness' applies there.

    whether or not they are suitable for anyone is yet another important question. (of either culture)
    From:(Anonymous)
    Date:July 18th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)

    isaaaaaaku

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    shit, free porn? you gotta show me that place sometime...
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    From:erf_
    Date:July 19th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)

    Re: isaaaaaaku

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    While cheap at $1200NT a night for a single room (plus $200nt for each additional person), it's not particularly cost-efficient. You might as well just buy porn from NOVA.
    From:d_xiansheng
    Date:July 19th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)

    Re: isaaaaaaku

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    100元 is enough for a hooker in Beijing.
    From:d_xiansheng
    Date:July 19th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
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    >>You know you're a geek when ten gazillion people, a third of them attractive women, are bumping and grinding all around you to thumping hip-hop music and all you can think about is how much the spinning multicolored light fixtures remind you of DLSim.

    All I would be able to think of is getting the hell out of there. I hate that kind of music with a passion, and weekend dance whores aren't really my thing. I prefer quiet, boring girls, since I'm quiet and boring. Hours and days of book reading and cuddling. Fear me, for I am the 书呆子. I do know know or understand the meaning of "having a good time."
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    From:erf_
    Date:July 19th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
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    Dude. You build your own arcade cabinets, you swear in Middle English, you cook a mean squid stir-fry, and you've brought ten bajillion obscure Chinese and Japanese RPGs to the English-speaking world. I think you understand having a good time as well as anyone, if not better.

    And I like quiet girls too.