Alright, the idea to create this post was sparked off by the hotly-reported, alleged ‘molest’ incident that occurred at the recent Sentosa New Year Countdown Party.
Since it has been covered extensively by both online and mainstream media, I’m not going to detail the story here again. If you’re still in the dark, just Google it. Anyhow, this post is not to discuss about whether she was right/wrong, and what the public should/should not have done. This is about alcohol, and girls.
Ideally (and most expectantly), many people would just say “Girls, just don’t drink, or don’t party, so you won’t get into these types of situations”.
Bullshit. So how many people who preached this have heeded their own advice?
Let’s get realistic and practical.
Girls, if you like nightlife/partying, and even if you don’t, I’m sure there are possible socializing events that you would have to attend, here are some drinking tips from my personal experiences and friends (I’m no expert drinker, but I used to party…quite frequently).
- If you want to drink, build up SOME alcohol endurance. I’m not encouraging binge drinking habits, but it would be useful to be able to hold down 2-3 drinks comfortably.
- Know your drinks. Different types of drinks have varying levels of alcoholic content in them. You wouldn’t want to order a Graveyard or Long Island Tea if you can’t hold your drinks. Order accordingly. Even different types of hard liquor has different “expertise” levels, so to speak.
- Variety is not good. If you’re drinking beer/wines/cocktails, try to stick to one type throughout the night,. Mixing different types of drinks (e.g. beer+wine) is an extremely bad idea as the effects come back multiple folds (it will feel that way).
- Pace yourself, be prepared. Eat a proper meal before you start having drinks (having alcohol on an empty stomach means you would feel the effects double-quick, double impact). Pace? Slow and steady does it. And sip, not gulp. Avoid bottom-ups, unless you are sure you can handle it (still not advisable).
- Anticipating a wild night? Go with very trusted friends. Becoming slightly tipsy is still okay, dead-drunk is not. Try to stick to clubs that are more reputable. And don’t wear skimpy or flimsy clothes.
- Know your limits. Know when you need to stop. The kick from alcohol is usually delayed (depending on types of drinks – again, we go back to know point 2 “Know your drinks”), and you need to have a good gauge of when you should stop raising that glass. At your most tipsy stage, you should still be able to survey your environment, and get yourself home safely without the need for assistance.
Girls, practise common sense please. You’re out to enjoy and have fun, not put yourself at risk.