February 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
I travel back and forth from the US to Asia every few months and jet lag has always been a bitch. This past trip though was the easiest one i’ve ever had. i’ve attributed it to the following:
1. Don’t eat much initially. I found that not eating as much helps me stay more alert during those first few days. I especially don’t each much in the morning as I think before my body would interpret that meal more as dinner and i’d get tired. Also, coffee has much more affect on a semi-empty stomach.
2. power through it, go out your first night and have a few drinks, you will sleep better
3. drugs — while i’m not a big proponent of pills, i find that popping a sleeping pill on your first two nights will help you sleep through the night. this is usually the biggest issue as your body wants to act like it’s a nap.
4. exercise in the morning — this trip i forced myself to the gym in the morning. 30 minutes of cardio and some light weights (usually that’s all there is in hotels) seems to do the trick and get the blood flowing in the AM
5. never, ever nap…
January 28, 2012 § 2 Comments
Over the last year Saigon has been on this trend of opening up high end establishments. From what I’ve seen so far, most of them haven’t done too well. High end is not really my thing as it pains me to spend $10-$20 on a drink but, sometimes you gotta just step up and enjoy.
The Martini Bar at the Hyatt is one high end place that has now lasted over a year. If that’s your thing, definitely stop by Thursday through Saturday as there are some hotties.
Last weekend we did a little Bui run, then took a couple of girls to the newest hotspot in town, Chill.
Most normal local girls haven’t been to Chill, nor have they ever seen anything quite like it yet so if you’re reading this post with any timeliness, it’s definitely a way to score on a date as there is no doubt they will be impressed. The outdoor bar has an amazing view of the city and there are plenty of “corners” to snuggle up with your girl…
So if you’re willing to spend some loot to run some game, i suggest you grab your favorite massage or karaoke girl and Chill
December 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
As I was driving to Vung Tau (a local beach in Vietnam, not beautiful, but fun as hell) I threw on an old play list on my ipod labeled Gangsta… I know, I know, I grew up in the suburbs so I can’t say I know much about the life but… I must say, there is some serious wisdom found in the lyrics of the prestigious rap group known as the Ghetto Boys… See below…
For those of you travelling to SE Asia for the first time, looking for love, keep in mind one thing, you gotta let a ho be a ho… Now, that’s not to say all girls are hos, but, for the most part, if you are here on a quick hit holiday, you can be sure girls you meet know as much and will most likely treat you accordingly.
But that’s not really the point of my post!
Vung Tau has emerged as a pretty fun town for foreigners looking to get away and throw down some liquor and mack down some girls. The food is awesome, Be sure to check out David’s Italian restaurant on the waterfront if you’re looking to take a break from Asian food. The dude’s actually Italian and is there every day making home made past, tiramisu and some authentic pizza.
Christmas in Vietnam is surprisingly festive. Christmas Eve is quite possibly the biggest party night of the year, bars get off on dressing their girls in Santa outfits and there is actually some good deep fried turkey to be found at places like the Black Cat.
After an all nighter watching football, we decided to roll up to Vung Tau on Christmas day. It was a quick hit as work called but we did manage to get in a few spots. Here is the agenda I recommend…
Arrive Offshore 2 Hotel & Bar – $25 a night, big clean rooms, swimming pool and a cool bar with a few girls
Rex Hotel Massage – Right around the corner is the Rex hotel. Let’s just say you can get full serviced satisfaction in a pretty clean, massage type environment. (200,000 for the massage, 500,000 to 1,000,000 for the service.) On a cold night in Korea last year we were killing time before the club so we decided to venture into a full service room salon. Once you achieve that level of relaxation, gaming up civilians becomes much less intimidating. My boy KDizzle mandating that every night begin as such… nuff said.
Offshore 1 – next door to the Rex is another hotel/bar combo we like. Same owner as offshore 2, not as nice, but cheaper. Friday night bbq at 7pm is off the hook, 100,000 VND ($5) for a nice spread.
The 411 on Offshore 1 & 2 – Drinks are pretty reasonable. I buy bottles for around 1,000,000 VND ($50). You gotta be careful when you buy girl drinks though. The most economical is to buy the girl bottle which is about 200,000 VND ($10) more but that allows the girls to drink with you. Otherwise, drinks are anywhere from 50,000 ($2.50) a beer to 175,000 VND ($8.50). The girls will try to hit you up as that’s how they get paid. It adds up quick so i suggest going the bottle route or the beer only route. If you don’t buy girl drinks, you won’t be a popular dude. The girls aren’t too hot these days (note, it all changes from month to month) but it’s a great home base, pool tables, create your own music playlists, watch a game on tv… If you want to take a girl out, it’s 200,000 VND ($10) on the weeknights and 300,000 VND ($15) on the weekend. All this gets you is a date, from there the rest is negotiable. Some are pay for play pros, other are just looking for love in all the wrong places…
The Red Parrot – 6D Le Quy Don — These days the best talent bar wise is definitely at the Parrot. As with most bars in VT, there is a pool table, bar seating and lots of girls. The only downside to the Parrot is it’s a bit on the pricey side. Bottles are about the same as anywhere else but the girl drinks can add up quick. 155,000 VND ($7.50) for a cocktail. The hot ones will hit you up to get them a bottle of wine which is 1,100,000 VND ($55) to 1,300,000 VND ($65) per bottle. If you want to take a girl out, its a one wine bottle minimum. Like offshore, that just gets you a date, the rest is negotiable.
We def had fun. I hooked up with a cute little girl who went into this monologue on how she just wants love and was sad she was alone on Christmas. She proceeded to tell me that she felt like guys could never trust her because she worked at the bar. But she was just a normal girl who wants love… I took a look at her see through outfit, ass popping out of her g-string panties that were in full view and though to myself, you may not be a ho, but, you are definitely rocking a ho’s uniform, and that’s confusing (Dave Chappelle).
I ended my night at 5am holding hands with this girl on the beach. The beach is a trip… Some dude was selling seafood and drinks streetside and he basically set us up a little table and chairs on the beach. pretty cool… My night ended with a kiss on the cheek and about $200 poorer.
As I dropped her off, I was thinking to myself how much more expensive things are when you opt for romance over pay for play.
Sometimes you’re better off to just Let a Ho be a Ho…
Let a Ho Be a Ho — the Ghetto Boys.
There seems to be a lot of mother fuckers blind to the fact
That a ho is gonna be just that
And this type of ignorance is the very
Reason why so many niggas in the goddamned cemetery
Intelligence is on call
You don’t treat a ho like a queen who behaves like a dog
Are you the type who wont put a ho in front of a trigger?
Then you’re a ho assed nigga
Pound for pound
You knew the ho when she was fucking the whole town
She fucked you and gave your buddies a blow
But your trick ass fell in love with the ho
Tried to change her, make her be an angel
You keep putting your damn life in danger
Frontin’ niggas about that slutty ass trifling crow
You gotta let a ho be a ho
Here’s something that I’d like to know (what?)
Why you take that ho, everywhere you go?
You walk around the club wit’ the ho in front
Tryin’ to keep up with that nasty assed cunt
You say you’re captain, but yo’ ship she’s sinkin’
As soon as you turn your back, the ho is blinkin’
Winkin’ her eye at another nigga
But you got her locked down, so you figure
Ho wears your jewelry every goddamned day,
But nigga, you just got the ho on display
Wouldn’t let her be herself, cause you’s a goddamned wimp
Now you know why hos date pimps
She’s a rhinestone freak 5 days a week,
But you get mad when niggas pop on her ass
Goddamned slutty ho, the bars are loaded
Don’t try to change her
You let the ho be a ho!
Shes a ho, (D how the fuck you know?)
Every time I see the ho she’s with a new negro
Shes the type of ho that’s bound
To wear shorts up her ass when your friends come around
Shes the kinda ho that’ll make you cry
The kinda ho you have to call before you come by
So why you wanna kill when she says no more
You ain’t the first to be dumped by a goddamned whore
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Crazy motherfuckers fighting over hos
Stealing for their asses and jumping out of windows
If a ho wants out I let her stank ass go
Cos I’ma let a ho be a ho
Now do y’all follow me so muthafuckin’ far?
Hell yeah. I remember I was with this ho named Kim.
Let her use my car. Bitch went to go see another nigga. I damn
near killed that ho!
I fucked that ho, man!
You a mutafuckin’ lie!
I ain’t bullshittin’! Didn’t I, Bushwick and Red?
Dj Ready Read:
He went up in that bitch, man!
On the for rilla, my nigga.
Akshen, I’m telling you man…
I fucked that ho before you even knew her
Made her pussy go brrrrr when I stuck my dick to her
I knew she was a ho the first time I met her
So I got another ho and took them to the other level of the game
Got them high as a kite
And fucked both of those hoes that goddamned night
Then I sat back and relaxed
As they 69ed and ate each others cats
I dropped them off at home
God damn look at this shit my wallets gone
The hoes beat me but I left it alone
And used that shit as a stepping stone
I played it off the next time I saw the hoe
I just laughed and fucked her ass some more
She licked my ass and sucked my balls
And if I see her right now I can get some more
You gotta let a ho be a ho
Yeah, buddy. Willie D ain’t gonna let none of these hos
get him down. I ain’t cryin’ or dyin’ over none of you hos. I
ain’t buyin’ you no leather. I ain’t buyin’ you no suede, no
jewelery, no contacts, Lee Nails. I ain’t buyin’ you no hair, no
makeup, food, none of that good shit!
Tell ’em D!
You gotta let a ho be a ho.
May 15, 2011 § 2 Comments
I had read a bit about Cebu City. if you want a “directory” style review of all the nightlife, I found a great site – http://www.cebu-nightlife.com/ — The only thing I wish is that this guy made it easier to see what he really likes to do… You basically have to look through all the entries to figure out which spots might be ok.
When I first looked at that site, I thought Mango Road was going to be something like a mini- Angeles City or even P. Burgeous street. But… It’s not. For a beach town though, it was a pretty fun little place.
I only had one night there so we basically bounced up and down the street peeking into each spot. For the most part, they are all about the same. The only bad experience we had was at a place called Love City. I was reading the review on it here just now and it cracked me up… He said “The clientele is mostly Japanese and Korean, you don’t see a whole lot of foreigners in there.” Last I checked we were in the Philippines so that would make Japanese and Koreans foreigners…
Anyway. The KTV at Love City probably would have been fun, the girls were cute, seemed pretty cool and the price wasn’t too bad. Keep in mind, Cebu is pretty cheap, so when you read other reviews, they probably consider a $100 tab expensive when, for me and two other guys, we still consider that cheap… Problem here though is they try to rip you off… They told us there was a bar minimum of about $50… Bottle was about $50 so we said sure. But then, they wanted to tack on another $40 for girls drinks even though they drank out of the bottle. I was pretty lit already so we just took the bottle and left. I had to take a leak real bad, couldn’t find the bathroom so I just relieved myself in one of their many VIP rooms! I figured my overpriced bar tab could cover their cleaning fees!
Now… onto the good! We had some awesome Italian food, and a real good time at Sisters, Eric the Red, and Vikings. By the time we ended up bar fining some girls, I was so wasted that i can’t even remember which one of the above it was from. The consistent thing i found was that it was pretty cheap (bar fines were 1800 pesos or about $40), drink prices weren’t bad and the girls were pretty friendly everywhere. Being based out of Saigon and having spent a lot of time in Manila, I’d say these girls were average at best. Coming from a guy that has had many hot girls, I’ll take average with fun personalities any day of the week.
We got out of the bar with two girls each at about 3am. One of the girls mentioned clubbing and for some god-forsaken reason, i thought it to be a good idea. We crossed the street over to Mango square and went to the first club we found. They hooked us up with this cool balcony VIP area for 1500 pesos $35 US (1 bottle). We partied with our six girls, taking turns getting lap dances and regular dances with all the girls. They were fun… One of my two gave me a hand job while the other one fed me appetizers!
My boy 69 (he’s 6’9) and I decided to go up onto the elevated dance floor and dance with some of the civilians in the joint… at one point it was just the two of us and about 15 girls (literally) alternating grinding on us. It was fun… So fun that when we finally left the sun was out. I’m not talking about red sky sunrise, i’m talking about all out bright sun was up! Red Bull and Vodka makes me sin!
Turned out one of my girls was bi-sexual which was the first time I’ve had a threesome with that added benefit…. I HIGHLY recommend it!
May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve decided that work really is not worth me neglecting my beloved blog… URL might be moving soon, but will keep you all posted on that.
What’s amazing about Asia to me is you can go to the quietest town with a population of 2 and still manage to have a damn good time…
Over the last few months I’ve had an interesting phenomenon occur. Business is going ok, I’ve got some great managers in place now, so I’ve found myself with a ton of time… I started using my time to work out more then screwed up my shoulder so for the last few weeks I’ve just been feenin things to do. It seems like a great problem to have but i realized it can get quite boring when you’re friends are all working!
Three days ago I got a call from my homie from Korea. He found out he had a couple extra weeks vacation and decided that since there was a direct flight from Seoul, a Cebu trip was in order… I looked at it, decided since Pacquiao was fighting, the NBA playoffs was on (the PI has a 24 hour basketball channel) and I love the beach, I might as well just join him!
One thing I really hope to do with this blog is remember my experiences and point you in the direction of places that don’t suck. I say that because my buddy was reading up on Maolboal and some blogger wrote it’s the spot to drink – dive – relax – in that order… Well, if you’re thoughts around drinking are sitting around 4 small bars listening to drunk expats tell stories about how facebook, twitter and microsoft are all branches of the CIA (this is no fucking joke! I listened to this guy swear he can produce proof that CIA operatives run each company and he proceeded to liken Bill Gates to a figurehead along the same lines as Ronald McDonald).
I digress — So to put it in a the proper perspective, Moalboal is a place to DIVE – RELAX – DRINK. The diving is awesome, it’s a beautiful place to relax, and you can have some drinks at the bar.
With that said, I have had a blast for four reasons:
1. I’m here with one of my best friends in the world. We don’t see each other much and this place has given us a lot of time to chill all the way back, have some drinks and talk shit… The 2nd day here we started out for lunch at the 7 Sins bar. After our lunch, my buddy’s dad showed up and ordered as well. One thing to keep in mind about this place is it moves SLOW. If you are from NYC and expect fast service, I suggest putting in a mouthpiece to keep from biting your tongue as it’s not gonna happen here. Pop’s lunch took about an hour to arrive. 2 hours later, we were still at 7 Sins, shooting pool, talking shit, and one bottle drunker!
2. There is something to be said for small town fun. I think there are 4 bars here, maybe 5. The Beach Bar, 7 Sins, Chili Bar and Pacitas. Each bar will have 2-3 average girls and, possibly one above average girl working. Each place we hopped into on Friday had a fun, chill vibe. By the end of the night, we’d met every diver in town who likes to drink, we met every girl in town who works at the bars, every bar owner, and we managed to meet a group of nurses who popped in from Cebu city. The common denominator with EVERY person we met is they asked us, are you going to the disco tomorrow!
On Saturday night, Pacitas does the “disco”. It’s literally a one night a week club night. spectacle. It’s actually a decent (for small town standards) club night with two rooms, DJ and beautiful deck overlooking the water. So we checked it out and EVERYBODY was there… There is something to be said for a town that’s like a family. How many places will you go in your life where the owners extend tabs to strangers and offer to go out and change your money for you?
3. Everybody needs to relax. If you are one of those types who are running on 90% most of the time, take 2-3 days and come to a place like this. The water crashes up against the side of the hotel room, there are no cars, the food is excellent, and there are hardly any TV’s in town.
4. No matter where you go in Asia, you’ll always find some girls 🙂 Now, I can’t claim that a bagged a Jessica Alba look alike, but, I can say, if you want to get a little something something, it’s there for the taking. You’ve got two choices, game up a cute nice girl who works behind one of the 4 bars and take advantage of the fact she’s hoping for marriage (not my favorite thing to do for morality purposes — yes, those of you who don’t like prostitution should really evaluate your other options for one night stands as it’s not often you meet girls who are simply down for that without carrying other hopes and dreams) , or… Wander around late at night (watch out for the lady boys) and magically, they appear! The first night I was so hammered that I barely remember how it all went down… But, basically a tranny was trying to pick me up, I said no thanks, asked for a girl, and there she was… She wanted me to go back to some room but I refused as even in a place like this you never know. So we went to my hotel (Sevedra Beach Resort, no TV as an FYI, 1800 Pesos a nigth, oceanside), had a little fun, and she was on her way…She asked me how much, I suggested 2,000 pesos and she was happy as could be.
The next night was even worse than the first from an alcohol perspective. We took down a bottle of $5 rum, had a grip of vodka red bull, tequila, jaeger, and then some Apple Rum at the DISCO! whoo hoo… man from what i remember it was off the chain (mild sarcasm). But, on the real, it was pretty fun. We met up with our diver homies, saw the nurses, met some girls from Denmark, made out with one of the girls from the bar, hung with a family, i mean literally, everyone was there. By the end of the night, my buddy had a plateful of pork skewers and i was hemmed up by this girl I’d been dancing with for an hour. She wanted to go back to my room so I obliged….
FULL DISCLOSURE, my recollection of her was that she was NOT cute… When all was said and done, she was ready to go, i was damn near passed out and she asked me to give her some money. Two problems with this, one, I had to lecture her on the business ethics of full disclosure. Two, I had no money! One thing to know about Moalboal is that there are NO ATMs within 1 hour of the town. Only the hotel takes credit cards. Being the sweetheart she was, she offered to extend me a line of credit for 1000 pesos. (this made me realize i was far too generous the night before with the other girl)
Sunday came and it was the Pacquiao fight. Worst fight I’ve ever seen due to Mosley running around the ring the whole time. If you come to the PI, keep in mind two things, they are very religious so Sunday is a quiet day unless you’re somewhere like Angeles City. When Pacquiao fights, it’s like a national holiday… So, we couldn’t even get a car to go get money from the ATM! Sunday afternoon, the restaurants kindly extended us a line of credit and we will be sending money back with the driver…
What a place…. I love it, and am also glad I’m leaving after 3 days as I’m a city boy at heart!
Stay tuned – We’ve got a big night planned in Cebu City tonight!
December 18, 2010 § Leave a comment
Friday night started out with an interesting conversation at a little expat bar called Voodoo. The philosophy of sharing girls came up as we made plans for karaoke later at 6B. My buddies Sven the Swede and Dino met a girl two trips back with some hot daisy dukes on. That night Sven had already chosen when little daisy dukes came in so she ended up sitting with Dino. They exchanged numbers. The next day over some beers, Sven told Dino that he had gotten Daisy Dukes phone number when Dino went to take a leak…
Now, if this was you, would you be upset? My advice to you is if you’re travelling in Asia or any other place where the hosted scene is running rampant your motto should be share and share alike! Keep in mind as soon as you leave, the girl you just had a blast with and possibly fell for is gonna be sitting with someone else. So if that’s the case and you find a good one, it might as well be your friend.
So after we all agreed we rolled over to 6B karaoke again. This time, Sven had already called daisy dukes so she was waiting for us out front. This time though she had a dress on and it just did not do her the proper justice. So Sven did what any good customer should do, he sat with two girls! 6B was a lot of fun… 2 bottles later we were downstairs at the club. The one bad thing about 6B is that the karaoke rooms and the club are different owners so the girls we liked from up above couldn’t go down clubbing with us. But… the beauty of Vietnam is there are always more girls. I ended up hooking up with a real cutie. Unfortunately, this is about the end of my memory as by that point we were three bottles in! I do remember seeing about 6 girls from Le Duyen massage which was cool. i had a few drinks with them and the two guys who brought them there.
November 5, 2010 § 1 Comment
Halloween weekend has gotten to be a pretty fun time to be in Saigon. The Vietnamese have really taken to the holiday and clubs are putting on some decent parties. If you’re looking for a time to come out here, I recommend it. It’s not as busy yet with the VK tourists, weather is cooler and there are a lot of parties around the American Holiday. Only drawback is it’s a little rainy. If you’re like me though, you don’t do a whole lot outside and personally, I’d trade the rain for the mobs of tourists anyday.
Personally, I didn’t really do a whole lot as I’ve been keeping it on the DL a bit — the j.o.b really inhibits my blogging ambitions. The Sunday night of Halloween though my boy Big Mal came back from his sex tour, I mean sight-seeing holiday of the PI, Thailand and Cambodia. On cue, he was ready to roll with one of his boys he met in Brazil, Bigger E, who could be the biggest guy to ever hit Vietnam. I figured we’d check out the “Sexy” Halloween party at Lush where it’s pretty easy for me to get a good table. And, of course, every new person to town has to start off at my favorite joint Tram Trim, the Vietnamese Hooters. After about 15 minutes of drinking, I noticed a new girl I hadn’t seen before that was looking real nice from a distance. The body was absolutely ripe (the pic doesn’t really do her justice as the booty was off the chain… My boys, especially Bigger E, were all about it so I called her over for a little drink. Turns out she had only been working there for 3 weeks so she had that fresh innocence about her. After some random chit chat, she wandered back to the table she was serving and my boy the Hit Man was like “damn, she’s cross eyed”! Bigger E couldn’t believe it as his eyes never got past her rack. Upon further inspection though, turns out it was just a lazy eye!
Lazy Eye or not, she still had a killa body and nice skin so on my request, the Hit Man got her digits and invited her out to the club with us. Which, get’s me to the point of this blog entry. If you aren’t going straight pay for play, and, you are at a place where the girls are waitresses, hostesses, or even at karaoke, the best thing you can do is figure out how long they’ve worked there. Typically, in the first few months, it’s still new. Going out is fun, meeting people is fun and the money, while it’s still their objective, is not the only thing on their mind. Once they pass that initial stage of intrigue, what you have left is a girl that’s hit on 3-5 times a day by scrubs, is tired of drinking with loser guys, and really just wants to make her money and bounce. So if you want to try to prove you got game, are looking for the G.F.E. and aren’t trying to climb Mt. Everest, stick with newer girls. The reverse of that is if you’re going pay for play and just want performance, remember, while there is some genetic influence on a girl’s sexual prowess, at the end of the day, Experience = Performance.
At Lush that night, the Lazy Eyed Killa showed up, but, so did my girlfriend which intensified my game 10 fold as she couldn’t stop looking my girl. Her observations revealed four things: 1) she’s hot, 2) she was rocking some nice clothes 3) she was rocking a new iphone, 4) we get along extremely well and she was smiling, laughing and dancing the whole time we were there. Lesson #2, in Asia, girls’ don’t give a shit if you have a girlfriend or if you have other girls with you. In fact, their competitive juices flow and, if you’ve got your girl laced properly, their jealousy flows as well. I paid another visit to Tram Trim as my new homie, the Bigger E wanted to do his last supper there. I’d say with 90% confidence that if the Hit Man doesn’t do her first, I’ll probably have to when I get back from this two week trip to the desert, I mean the USA… Special Shout out to Season Three of Curb Your Enthusiasm – While I’m not a huge fan of the show, watch the Crazy Eyed Killa Episode and you’ll get 30 good minutes of laughter and an extra chuckle at the expense of my new found friend the Lazy Eyed Killa…