"Are we old?"

Written By bryanboy

“Are we old?”

My plan for tonight (or should I say LAST NIGHT because it’s 4:40AM now) was rather simple. A nice dinner for three at my new favorite restaurant, Sala Bistro, followed by a trip to the cinema to watch Sex and the City. I really want to see that film in spite of all the negative reviews from people (no spoilers please!).

Embassy Club, The Fort, Manila

Well… one of my friends bailed at the last minute so me and my other buddy ended up doing a little hop and a skip around various places in this town they call Manila: Sala Bistro, M Cafe, Embassy, Embassy Members-Only (yep, they now have a members-only club which opened this Tuesday) and Cav. Hah!

Click click click!

Funny how the scene changed. Two years ago, I knew almost every face that decorated the halls of that club.  Fast forward a renovation later, I bumped into two or three familiar faces tonight… and nobody else except for the few staff who were giddy when they saw me.

On a more serious note however, most of the people at the club were random nobodies. When I got out of the club, the queue outside was so long, I swear to god, not a single familiar face in sight. I wanted to scream “who died and killed the party” but nah, let’s save it for a later time. ROFLMAO.

My friend and I kept asking ourselves the same question over and over and over: ARE WE OLD?

That’s how it felt like amongst the sea of virtual unknowns.

Meanwhile… god… I ate sooo much I look like a sumo wrestler at the moment. I had lamb shank at Sala Bistro for dinner.

Sala Bistro, Lamb Shank

Mmmmm I love it… but I like their beef brisket more. I had that went here for lunch a few days ago.

Sala Bistro, Lamb Shank

My friend on the other hand had salad and nothing else. Oh how I wish I had her discipline. Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!

Sala Bistro, Salad

It’s funny how one of the gossip sites here in the flips found an old photo of her in a bikini, plastered it for the world to see, called her fat and tagged her as a whale when in fact, she’s literally 90 pounds in real life. I told her that it’s better for people to see fat pictures of her online so they’ll be shocked in real life how thin she is, not the other way around! LOL.

Maureen Disini legs

Fast forward a few cocktails later, we went to this place called Cav for a few glasses of wine.

Cav, Bonifacio High Street

She’s on meds at the moment so it was me who drank all the booze. We shared a plate of cheese and some salmon whatever. I know, right? Fatty patty boom boom, that’s me!

Cav, Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio

Overall I had a lovely night. It was unexpected. I mean, going to the club was the last thing on my agenda.

La Embajada even had a new members-only club. I went there and dayum, it was really decadent. Lots of glass, mirrors, wood, etc. It was awesome. But it was dead empty. It’s a shame I wasn’t able to take photos because the owners wanted to keep it super private to keep the ‘mystery’ factor. In Manila where everyone is a god damn VIP, VVIP (Very VIP) and VVVIP, it would be interesting to see how it goes.

It was refreshing to go out for a change (I knowwwww, right) but quite frankly, my partying days here are so over I’d rather stay at home and talk to people I know on the phone.

Ah well, that’s third world for you.


  1. Say hi to your friend for me. :) She’s a really sweet girl, love her to bits.

  2. Bryan, you are not alone.
    I just turned 22 last year and last time I went out with friends, I felt very old… surrounded by all those tweeners, teeners, and below 22 people… And to think it was less than a year ago when I last went there… Could this be some sort of phase for us, I mean, I dont know how old you are but if you were somewhere around 2 years older/younger than me… ;)
    Anyway, reaching this age makes things a little clearer… For example, now I can even see what types of posers there are in a crowd… of posers. Hahahah! Like some/most of those in that mile long queue in front and around Embassy. :P
    Anyway, young the moment or not, we all grow old, if we live long enough that is. :)
    Cheers for life!

  3. OMFG! I knew it. I was also at Greenbelt last night and watched SATC. Too bad I didn’t see you.

  4. SMUboy

    i love the black kelly in the 3rd pic from the bottom? bryan boy, is that you or your friend?

  5. hey bryan
    this is not related to your post but just wanted to know if you are excited about the sex and the city movie !! when does it come out in Philo ?

  6. hello bryan honey! so you haven’t watched satc yet??? i really liked and yet hated it! UGH!!!!! but i’m on such a fashion high after the patricia field party the other day. there were so many super stylish people and also fabulous gorgeous gays, lesbians and especially the trannies! hahaha. wish you were there!

  7. do you people know how to read? he said he was planning to watch sex and the city but his other friend backed out so they went clubbing instead.
    bb some of your readers are so DUMB and BLIND!

  8. Gabrielle

    OMG! Totally blind! That Dean guy is so right. Anyway I’ve seen SATC: The Movie, ugh! Divine!
    Xxx Gabrielle
    Oh wait! of all the of SATC characters, who can you relate to the most? (I’m guessing Carrie Bradshaw) :)

  9. lola isneg

    I think this calls for a new venue? Whatchthink?
    I suggest you try the hotel bars and lounges here in the metro…hahaha

  10. Favorite SATC outfit? The couture wedding gowns dont’ count!
    Personally, I liked the overesized royal blue all over print tee with the argyle knee high socks and short shorts. So punk…so patty fields!
    Honestly, I loved all the looks but this one is so edgy and memorable.

  11. Cristina

    “are you getting old?”
    funny how my friends and i were talking about this topic yesterday. we were saying that you know when you are getting old when you step into the places you usually hang out (the fort) and you start seeing younger faces and unfamiliar faces especially when you know that they are high school people and you just end up hanging out somewhere else. so i guess that is how most people see it.that one is aging when one starts to see younger and unfamiliar faces in their usual hang out spots.

  12. alexa

    were you with hannah cruz?! i wanna see the bryan boy-hannah cruz tandem again!!!

  13. belinda

    omg. it’s sooo uncanny how my best bitch and i were talking ’bout the same thing last sat when we finally went out to party after a long (very) long while! guess we’re not alone hahaha

  14. I agree. My friends and I went bar hopping last saturday. Went to Embassy first, transferred to Fiama, and ended up in Piedra. Everything just seemed so different compared to how it used to be when we were teens. Almost everybody was on the guest list! Anybody could actually get in!
    So I agree… We’re prolly getting old for these things. The people in their 20s might have been thinking the same thing when we were just teens. ;P

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