Sunday, June 8, 2008

June/ Chapter 11: Girls can be players as well...

I really wasn't impressed. The weather had been crap for a week, and it was still raining outside the airport. I was eating a bowl of noodles with my travel companion, compliments of Dragonair. My flight had been delayed 2 hours. Which meant we wouldn't land till after midnight. Considering I was in Taipei for just 2 nights, I was in serious danger of losing one night of partying due to this delay. I wasn't too happy, because we got two $75 coupons and I thought I deserved a free meal at a Michelin 3 star resturant.....

The girl I was with was moving to the UK to work and touring Asia before she moved away. It was the second time I had seen her. She was a friend of my friend in the Netherlands who I had never met either because we were friends from internet gaming years ago. It's weird going on holiday with someone you don't know, introduced by someone you've also never met. But the girl and myself are both party animals and found it easy to click. Guess this is proof that the internet can bring people together.

We met the girl's local Taiwanese friend and her male "companion" at Room 18, a popular local club that many HK guys go visit because of it's reputation of having some of the best looking girls in Asia. 15min and 6 shots each later the girls were soon grinding on the dancefloor. Whilst male companion was standing by the wall looking really bored, and being really boring. I found out later male companion was a rebound. Poor guy, totally out of his element, standing in a club probably madly in love with the girl in front of me, ignorant to the fact that he was just a meat popsicle. Girls can be very cruel too....

My other friends from HK arrived and soon the place was packed. Lots of guys standing around, just staring but not chatting up the girls. The Taipei clubs are different from HK clubs, there are more guys and fewer girls. But this is the strange thing, because you would think with more guys the girls would be even more defensive than the girls in HK. But the clubbing culture is very different. Girls are generally a lot friendlier and willing to chat to guys, and even sleep with guys without getting emtionally attached.

Everyone had a very good night except me..... Our local Taiwan friend took meat popsicle home, so my travel companion who was meant to stay at her friend's place bangs on my door at 5am. Shouting at me, attacking me, and demanding I go out to party. Finally I got her to shut up and go to bed.

Next day the whole gang did the usual eating, shopping, sight seeing, and back massages that comes with most Asian holidays. The only thing worth mentioning was the t-shirt I bought. We walked into a shop and the first thing my friend saw was a t-shirt that said "I am single" in big bold letters. With a little persuasion I bought the shirt to wear for that night's clubbing.

It's not easy wearing a t-shirt which depending on how you perform basically translates to "I'm a total loser" or "I'm a stud". I've realized girls are the most biased creatures on earth when it comes to picking guys. If a girl likes the guy he can be a complete dick and she will ignore his actions, but if she doesn't like the guy then everything he says sounds repulsive. By wearing this t-shirt I was basically magnifying this behaviour several fold and sticking myself under a microscope. I thought it was pretty negative overall and ruining my chances for the night, but it was damn funny and I wanted to see if I could score.

I got stares from the moment we started queuing to get in.

Alcohol is very important for courtship, it makes guys brave and makes girls loose (great line from a movie). It's great fun to see people removing all the layers of inhibitions created by society. People would have a lot more fun in life in general if they were more relaxed about certain issues. Problem is, it's hard for people to be responsible, do the right thing and still be relaxed about doing what's fun.

1 flaming lamborgini, 2 vodka limes, 1 vodka redbull, 2 heinekens, 2 whisky and cokes later (I forget the rest)..........I had gotten pretty brave. Walked up to a table full of girls dressed up as nurses and just started snapping pictures without worrying the guys on the table would kick my ass. I had successfully regressed to a caveman........in a "I am single" t-shirt....

Met up with a girl that I had met on the internet. I called her out because I wanted to see what she was like in person. We hit it off really well and had a lot of fun together. The great thing about drunken fun is if you get to the right zone, and you're with the right person, you will walk away with the best memories. No worries, no holding back, just do what feels right at the time.

Two hour later we were on our way back to the hotel, and the only thing I could remember from the short cab ride was the girl asking me "are you sure you want to do this?". Huh? What does that mean? I'm a guy and I was drunk, why would I not be sure about this? That's like asking a dog that hadn't eaten in 3 days if it wanted to chew a nice fat juicy steak! My drunken brain started thinking lots of weird shit:

Wait..........she's not looking to get married is she? What did she mean by, "are you sure you want to do this?" !!! No one told me there was a damn law in Taiwan where if a tourist slept with a local girl, he had to marry her or gets a life sentence, or the same thing. That's insane! Why didn't any of my guy friends warn me.......? This is worse than HK, I came to have some fun here, not get married!

Then if occured to me, no that's impossible, she can't be that crazy. Who wants to get married after 2 hours of drinking? (Britney Spears) Look, calm down fella, more likely she's like a black widow and just wants to use and abuse. At least she's kind enough to ask me if I was sure I wanted to do this!

The sex was really good, but I couldn't even remember passing out. When I woke up it was 6:30am and the girl was gone. No chatting, no breakfast together, no questions about what last night meant for me. Just me and my pillow and the great memories from the night before.

See, girls can be players as well.........

and I love it!

I later chatted to the girl. She said it didn't really make a difference if I was just there to play, or I was interested in a relationship. She just wanted me to be honest and we could go forward from there. If everyone had the same attitude (being honest with what they want) then people would be having a lot more fun and a lot fewer people would be getting hurt.

3 comments:

missmaomao said...

wow very very detailed ... sounds like u had an incredible weekend over at Taipei !!

ok dude since ur so experience .. how can girls clarify if the guys jus ONLY wanna have sex with them or actually likes the girl and wanna move forward to have a relationship?

Carlton Bradshaw said...

Thanks MissMaoMao. Tell you what, I'll write a new post about players....

Rah Rah said...

missmaomao

the answer to your question (from the way i am and most of my friends at least) is, if i actually were interested in a relationship with a girl, i would not try to sleep with her too soon. I would actually try to show that im not only after sex. Now to be honest, im RARELY like that because i rarely find a girl that interests me enough to be like that.

Also, that's not to say that i haven't fallen for a girl after the first night of sex. A 3 year relationship came out of that once...

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