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Getting drunk for the first time in 24 years

By |June 26th, 2016|Travel Blog|14 Comments


Have you ever been drunk? Well I have, and I’m proud of it! haha It was my first time to get drunk and I was 24 years old that’s why I’m pretty proud of it. I really didn’t drink any liquor ever since I tasted it back in high school, tastes like medicine! In college I wasn’t a party goer, I was more of the computer geek and sporty kind of guy. Every time my friends invite me to late night parties sometimes I decline, sometimes I go because I want, oh nope not want, I need to accompany some of my friends whom I know behave badly when they’re drunk. Yup, I’m the security guard of the gang. But you know what, It’s more fun just watching your friends get drunk haha. You see them doing things they don’t normally do, crazy fun stuffs, and you’re right there, watching, capturing the moment. But also, I always keep watch if some things get overboard, that’s when I step in.

I’ve always seen my friends getting so drunk, puking all over the place, and I was like, “I would never, ever want to get drunk”. And for 24 years I never did, but it was really my destiny to get drunk. After I graduated college, I started travelling. Met travel-minded people, and you know what they always do at night? Drink beer. Yup, they say it’s the national language of travelers – beer. So that got me started. And it went up a notch on my first solo travel and it was outside Philippines. Before my solo travel I told myself, “Live for the experience John”, and so I did. In Phuket I was with Russians, and in Cambodia I was these crazy Turkish dudes and dudettes like we were partying every night, drinking all kind of stuff but luckily I never got wasted, that’s why I loved it because I remember everything haha.

Anyways, last June 5, 2016 we were in Jomalig with my friend Lally and her cousin Kielle. It was my first time to hang out with them and we were with 4 crazy dudes who brought crazy loads of hard drinks. It was never really my plan to drink a lot but I don’t know, my crazy traveler spirit owned me, hanging out with them was so fun. So there I was, drinking with people I just met, we were singing songs of UP Dharma Down, and I still remember the last song we sang before I blacked out, it was “Sana”. After that song, I remember just waking up feeling so bad like I wanna puke. After breakfast I puked and yup, I felt better but the “hangover” feeling, god, it sucks so bad. Now I know what my friends felt when they say hangover is just the worst feeling. Like you don’t wanna do anything, you just want to sit there, stare at some blank space and do nothing. Just a feeling I never, ever want to feel ever again haha.


I was however amazed on how the human body works. Because when I blacked out, Kielle said I just sat there, still grabbed some drinks, and smiled – a lot, like I always do. It was like I was on autopilot! See that picture above? I have no memory of that being taken and so was the other guys haha Lally didn’t even had any idea why she’s wearing that flashlight. Kielle however saw everything and let’s just say we didn’t do anything crazy when we got drunk 😉

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time
Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time

Getting drunk for the first time
Getting drunk for the first time


  1. […] on my 24 years of existence to get drunk haha( you can read about my first getting-drunk experience here ). Everytime I travel I really do something for the first time, and this one was something I never […]

  2. Mirriam July 12, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    HAHAHAHA I am a hard drinker. I prefer whiskey, wine, brandy, and tequila. I don’t like beer, it makes my tummy hurt (yet, i still take a bottle or two to join my friends). Here’s a tip to avoid hangover. When you are nearing your last batch of bottles, drink a lot of Gatorade. It will help you stay hydrated. When you wake up in the morning, your head won’t feel like it’s hanging like a chandelier. If you have a slight headache, just gulp a few more gatorade to hydrate 😊 Let me know how things will go on your next drinking spree 😉

    Mirriam ||

    • penyaaah July 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      haha ohh well i bet i’ll learn a lot from you master haha let us have a drinking session haha

  3. ROBERT LEE July 12, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I have awoken so many times having no clue how much I drank and what I did. So yes, I know a thing or two about getting drunk and completely wasted. LOL. Well, if it is an experience you don’t want repeated, I agree. LOL. Drinking casually I say it’s alright but not to the point of getting too intoxicated.

    • penyaaah July 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      *high five* never ever wanna repeat it

  4. Jessica July 12, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    the people, the place, the song, the food are all worth to be drunken to. Haha. At least, you have something to laugh about when you go back to Jomalig.

    • penyaaah July 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      strong point haha yeeah all for the memories

  5. Sriparna July 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Wow! I’ve forgotten how it’s like to be sloshed! But I’ve had my bad days along with some fun days in that era 🙂

    • penyaaah July 12, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      maybe it’s to drink again? 😀

  6. Carola July 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Haha, Nice story! I don’t drink very often. Mostly when I’m out with friends, just sitting outside and drink some wine. But I’m not a quick drinker. So I don’t get drunk that easily. There’s one thing I can’t handle though: Tequila. Just one shot of tequila and I can already feel it haha. So I don’t touch that too often!

    • penyaaah July 13, 2016 at 5:51 am - Reply

      haha they say it’s just practice, so better drink more tequila 😀

  7. Sonnie July 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I’m past mid-life and I remember I only get drunk once, and that is 32 years ago. Since that time I avoided hard alcoholic drinks like a plague

  8. Rowena C July 17, 2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Getting drunk for the first time is hell and oh when it happen to me, the toilet was my very best bud during that day. Don’t want that to happen again hahaahha!

  9. Aldrick 'chiki' Agpaoa July 24, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Getting drunk (and wasted) for the first time is quite memorable for me! Hahaha! I was really unconscious that my friends drew anything on my face using a permanent marker! Then I got mad afterwards. Hahaha! But now that I am working, I try to limit drinking and trying to have a healthy lifestyle. But getting drunk once in a while can be fun, too, right? 🙂

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