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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.

Opus Restaurant & Lounge: Where we don’t belong.


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.

This is what the young ‘uns call, “having fun.”

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…

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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.”

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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 info@opusmanila.com for more information.

All pictures are from the official Opus Facebook page.

34 thoughts on “Tsugs Tsugs Tsugs: A Night At Opus With Ghilbert & Jhocelyn

  1. The clubbing scene here is pretty blehhhh Same old thing, different name and interiors/ exteriors. Expensive drinks and food for nothing really special. I think it’d be more fun to just have a party at your house with an iPod, good speakers, a cooler filled with beer, and a BBQ.

  2. The clubbing scene here is pretty blehhhh Same old thing, different name and interiors/ exteriors. Expensive drinks and food for nothing really special. I think it\’d be more fun to just have a party at your house with an iPod, good speakers, a cooler filled with beer, and a BBQ.

  3. Opus and most of the clubs I’ve been to (not that I’ve been to many) are the saddest places I’ve been. Many have eyes scanning the crowd imploring for something to do (or someone to talk to) other than “standing around with a warm, two-hour-old beer in your hand, pretending to look so darn cool”. =D

    I guess for some, there’s consolation on the thought of spending the night/weekend dressing up and “partying” in a club (para cool) than staying at home channel/internet surfing (parang loser lang, diba?), though there probably isn’t much difference between the two – they’re still hoping for something better to do.

    Disclaimer: I’m not generalising, ha. I’ve seen people who actually *really* have fun. Maybe it just so happened that most of the people I’ve seen in clubs have that bored look. =p

  4. I haven’t been to any clubs at all. I don’t know even why I didn’t go to one. Maybe I was too scared to go to one or because of dealing with people my same age. Nothing wrong to drink and have a conversation from time to time but some people use it as an excuse to go wild and crazy. I would go to a club right now to experience it and see what it is like because I am curious what I will miss and also improve myself when it comes to people.

  5. Deez eez owzam guyz! Seriously, better go to Opus than *gasp* Republiq (where you share pawis with other people). Also, I do it once in while with good friends. The effort to dress up is absurd.

  6. I am not gonna lie. I was a party girl and I did enjoy going out. I love drinking and dancing… so I wasn’t there for the conversation haha!

    Now I can’t stand it anymore. From the girl who got into all the clubs to the one who just gets too tamad to glam up for it. I would rather go to a diplomatic reception in an uncomfortable Filipiniana gown & drink wine than be stuck in a smoky, noisy club with woohoo-girls. =P But everything is cyclical so I might eat my words in a couple of years…?

    • I love dancing too but can’t drink anymore. I can’t stand the crowd too. I would rather have quiet dinners and talking. I just feel that I spend so much time doing a chaotic job that I just want to rest in silence.

  7. Haha! To enjoy at a club, you have to spend uncontrollably, on drinks you drink uncontrollably, with sufficient people who are doing the same. The more people you know, the less chance you’ll have to force conversations you don’t wanna have anyway. Some people enjoy it for its mindlessness, some people enjoy it for their own mindlessness, some people just don’t enjoy it at all. To each his own🙂

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