Zee Says: My MDJ and I aren’t exactly what you would call a “drinking” couple, and we don’t do the club scene like other people do. We do a good enough job entertaining each other in ways nobody else can, we really do.
I cut down on alcohol considerably 2 years ago, while he never really was much of a drinker. A typical night for us would involve a good quiet dinner, coffee, and a lot of talk. We love weekends at home too, and we always find a way to just be silly together.
We wonder though sometimes if we should go out more.
And so, one evening, I suggested we try going to Opus, just for the heck of it. The following fictional dialogue carried out on Twitter shows why it’s probably a good idea that we don’t do the club thing.
MDJ: Babe, I’ve told you a million times – I wouldn’t know the first thing to do in a club. I know that in theory, people go there to drink, dance, and hook up, but I couldn’t tell you how exactly a conversation there would go.
I don’t even know how people actually conduct conversations inside a club! The noise! The chaos! The loose morals! Bonnie Bailey and INOJ never struck me as being conducive to carrying out seductive banter – and that statement alone tells you how up-to-date I am when it comes to club music.
I also don’t understand the fun in standing around with a warm, two-hour-old beer in your hand, pretending to look so darn cool that the underage Brazilian model across the room discreetly slips you her damp Dolce & Gabbana thong underwear with her room number scrawled on it in lipstick.
But it’s all horses for courses, as you would say. It’s really not my thing, but I guess some people enjoy the excuse to dress up and see how many times they can scream “Wooohoooooo!” and “Ohmygaawdyoulooksogood!” at each other.
Zee: I do miss it once in a while, but more of missing my friends than the actual partying itself.
What I don’t miss is waking up at 3 in the afternoon with a hangover and texting friends to ask if they got the plate number of the truck that hit me. I think the worst was when I had to call a friend to say, “Crap, I can’t see. I’m blind.” That wasn’t a very good experience. She said “Have a banana.” Apparently, you’re supposed to eat it, not stick it in your eye. Ahem… not that that’s what I did.
And oh, correction, it’s “Wooohoooooo!” and “Ohmygaawdyoulooksogood!” *beso-like-you-haven’t-seen-each-other-for-ages-when-you-actually-just-saw-each-other-yesterday*
But really, let’s try going to Opus some time…
Zee: I swear, we entertain ourselves so much more just tweeting from across the table than going to any club, Ghilbert.
MDJ: You said it, Jhocelyn. Many thanks to the buff-tacular Chuckie Dreyfus for capturing this ridiculous Twitter conversation for us on his Storify account. We may not have his abs or his hair, but we’ve certainly got his back.
What are your favorite clubs to go to? Hit us up with comments and suggestions.
[UPDATE] We’re being told that Opus is not, in fact, a “club,” but a “resto-lounge.” Yes, and we’re sure they don’t have “janitors,” but “custodial engineers.”
Opus Restaurant & Lounge is located at the 2/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. MDJ & Zee have never been there, and probably never will be. For restaurant bookings, please call (63 2) 804-0733. For table bookings at the club/lounge, you may call or text Pearl at +63 917 874 7738. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All pictures are from the official Opus Facebook page.