late bloomer

Though I didn’t win the Philips 5.1 home theatre system or a shopping spree in any Ayala Mall, Monday night was one of the more memorable evenings I’ve ever experienced.

And if I tell you the reason, you’re going to laugh at me. Real loud.

You see, last night was the very first time I got drunk. My 25 years of gallyvanting has been limited to caffeine shots in coffee places and bottomless iced tea in restaurants. Add the few shots of hard liquor here and there to cap the pinnacle of my wild life.

Of all places to get drunk, it was at the year-end Microsoft party at Fiesta San Miguel over at The Dusit Hotel. Now any bar with the words Fiesta and San Miguel put together leaves you with but an obvious clue as to what people do there.

Apparently, Fiesta San Miguel serves their draft straight from the brewery into your glass. They brew their own beer! Damn, no wonder it was like water. I had eight.. or was that nine huge mugs. With bottomless bibingka and puto bumbong.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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