Manila – Broke My Pocket Book and Much Much more
June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
I really wanted to meet normal girls, other than my hot ass receptionist from the hotel named Jewel, so we hit the hot spot known as the Fort which is home to a few high end hot spots like the Embassy night club. On a Monday night though it was like crickets over there. We did stop and get a quick drink and some dessert at Cafe Puccini which is some awesome food. I’d been to the Fort a few times before but it had always been on the weekend and always was pleasing to the eye. Sadly, that was before my blogging ambitions so I don’t have much about those nights documented.
Figuring there was no chance to meet a good girl on Monday night, we decided to head out to Asian Entertainment. Of course, taxi drivers are the ONLY people who can’t really speak much English in Manila so we ended up at the wrong place! Being the easy going guys we are we decided to try out this Edsa International Entertainment Complex. For those who have been to Thailand or Singapore, Edsa is very similar to Nana Plaza or Orchard Towers (fondly known as the four floors of whores). Edsa is a nicer version of the “gogo bar” / mall concept. Three years ago I was so shocked when I first laid eyes on Nana Plaza. Now, it just all seems normal. Being my last night in Manila, I definitely wanted to throw down so I started doing double Vodka Soda drinks with two little cuties named Rose and Rita. We popped into 6 or 7 spots and they all are really about the same. Music is a little different, some are slightly themed, some bigger than others, but at the end of the day, this was really nothing special. If you want to see a write up on all the bars, this guy seems to have done a pretty good job here.
Eight shots in I was pretty lit and having a good time with my two new friends who, surprise surprise were professing their love to me. My doubles were running 360 pesos ($7.50 USD) and the girls drinks were 190 Pesos ($4 USD) so my bill was going up pretty quick. Typically when buzzed i like to talk business so I had my little cutie told me some of their economics:
- Girls make $150 a month salary
- Girls keep 50 Pesos per drink ($1)
- Typical tip is about 100 Pesos ($2.50) — I never tip less than $5 an hour personally…
My boys were both bored so we decided to seek out our original destination. Turns out it was only a few minutes away so our cabby made out with the 100 pesos he was asking for. The first thing that struck me about Asian Entertainment is they were VERY serious about cameras, taking not only my camera, but all of our cel phones as well. The mommy seemed really friendly at first explaining the various fees, showing us some girls, talking up a storm. That quickly went south though as after we ordered a bottle and had our first drinks they brought us receipts to sign, one being for 1950 Pesos for a cover charge, which, they neglected to tell us about. At first I was a bit heated and wasted 7 minutes of my life lecturing the mommy on customer service and full disclosure… TIA though (this is asia) and, at the end of the day, there is little to no service, they are out for the moment not long term business relationships so, you just have to throw your hands up, realize they have you by the balls and you’re about to get fucked.
So, I did what the 48 Laws of Power author Robert Greene recommended, turn your enemy into your ally. Realizing we were pot committed having opened the bottle already, I pulled the mommy aside, gave her a 500 peso ($10 USD) tip and told her that I understood what she was going through and that I hoped she understood me. It worked like a charm. One of my friends was too irritated and went home, 1 bottle later, my other boy and I were lit and mommy was bringing over some of the hottest girls in the place. Since they took credit cards, it was on… 2 hours, $300 and 1 karaoke room later I was banging this dime and loving every minute of my decision to befriend mommy. We closed the joint down and mommy (Julie Chavez is her name) hooked us up with her personal cabby who ended up taking care of us through til our 7am flight.
I HIGHLY recommend Asian Entertainment if you have the money to spend there. The service was amazing. With a dime on each arm, I didn’t even mind the guy massaging my shoulders then asking for some tip later.
The night ended with me first trying to get a mobile unit from P Burgos to give me a blow job in the cab on the way to the airport. She agreed for 1000 Pesos ($22 USD) but the cabby was a bit hesitant as it was light out and the cops were out! I was totally lit still when we rolled into the airport, hitting on custom officials and fellow passengers with no discrimination for age or beauty.