Saturday, October 10, 2009

I've been there.

Among all of my frequent readers, I'm guessing that only 3 of you knew where I had been yesterday night. One of you who had been with me ever since I was born; one of you whom I missed a lot and one of you who was there with me yesterday and will find this post quite unpleasant.

My dear friends, this blog may surprise you, because it is almost impossible for a guy like me to do so.

Everyone, I went clubbing yesterday night.

Now now, don't start getting excited and encouraging over my first time. Neither should you feel upset or antipathy over my choice of going clubbing. Yesterday, 3 of my friends were celebrating their birthdays on the same day. After an Italian dinner and some change of outfit, we went to Northbridge of Perth City, finding a nightclub to go party. Northbridge is one of the most 'happening' place in town due to most of the night clubs, bars and pubs located within it. During the night, teenagers around will all gather here to party and enjoy themselves and get drunk. Sometimes, fighting occurs. One of the most dangerous times to be in Northbridge is Friday night.

Don't worry, we came back home safe and sound, thankfully.

There was some hassle in between; I will not share the story here, it's a long one; due to that we were led to this place - The Court.

The Court is a hotel pub which organizes clubbing nights every Friday. To be granted entrance to night clubs, you must either provide your passport, or a Proof of Age card to verify that you are not under age (18). This place really was happening!!! Everyone was dancing like crazy over here! There was 17 of us that night, many of them showing off their moves on the dance floor. Oh, this pub is also open to homosexuals. That's right. I saw 2 guys kissing passionately at a corner. Unbelievable, yet not surprising to me. It's not because I'm gay that's why I find it okay, it's because too many unpredictable things are happening around me, I have been immune to these incidents. After going to The Court, we went to Paramount and clubbed until 3 in the morning before we went back home.

Many of my female friends were dancing and enjoying themselves, as if they've never did it before.Everyone was having such a good time, dancing widly, screaming out loud, not giving a damn about anyone else. I was there dancing and shouting with them as well. Don't worry, I never hooked up with any other girls during clubbing, let alone drinking or smoking. The reason why I joined my friends to clubbing night yesterday was only because I wanted to experience how fun clubbing is and to understand why people love night time activities such as these. After that night, I finally understood why.

I feel both happy and sad - for those people who chose to club, drink, smoke, have sex for the sake of that temporary happiness, that temporary escape from reality - at the same time.

It's not up to me to decide not to go clubbing anymore, because one day when I start working and if clubbing is involved, I don't have a choice. However, I have made up my mind. As long as free will can be taken into consideration, I will choose not to join them. Don't get me wrong, last time, I was rejecting clubbing sessions with a closed mind. Now, my mind is wide open, yet my stand remains. Besides, I'm not a clubbing type of person right from the start, remember?

Temptations... to refuse for the sake of sanity, or to receive for the sake of desire?

7 comments:

Ash said...

"that temporary happiness, that temporary escape from reality - at the same time."

Isn't that the same as playing games?

Anyway what I didn't get to say yesterday night properly was that,clubbing is not everyone's element but having a group of friends you can trust enough to show your retarded dancing is what makes it fun :D Don't need the sleaze or booze to have fun.

Learning to be comfortable in different social situations is only for our benefit however that being said,between clubbing and a beach out chillout,I'd choose the beach every single time. :D

amuyo tomoko said...

" Temptations... to refuse for the sake of sanity, or to receive for the sake of desire? "

seriously, there are many other ways out there to enjoy the temporary happiness and also escape from reality in that few minutes...

there are lots of other entertainments out there where youngsters should have a better healthy choice to release their tensions....

anyway, it's a great experience for you to just walk-in to clubs to know how night life is...

i guess one day, i'll have the experience that you had just gain and you have just crossed the borderline in order to understand the life of those people going clubbing (cos i never been to a club before too)...

J.Y. said...

@Ash: "having a group of friends you can trust enough to show your retarded dancing is what makes it fun"

You have a point. I guess what I typed here somehow fused with my depression about growing up, hence the negativity. Actually, come to think about it, clubbing is not an absolute bad activity to do, but I'm just not comfortable about it. Dancing in their flats like crazy, now THAT's a different story. ^^

Games.... clubbing... in common... hmm...

@Amuyo: "i guess one day, i'll have the experience that you had just gain and you have just crossed the borderline in order to understand the life of those people going clubbing..."

I'm glad - that I'd crossed the borderline and still able to walk back unharmed.

One day, my friend. One day. =)

amuyo tomoko said...

yeah... one day.... but my friend, we are those humans that who knows how to control...

that's why we will be able to walk out from it safe and sound.... anyway, it consider to be one part of life too.... ^_^

J.Y. said...

Yeah, what the hell, I'm still the same JY as I used to be. Still restraining, still controlling yet still enjoying life as it is. ^^

amuyo tomoko said...

hahahaha....
anyway, all the best !!! xD

Alison said...

i like wat Ash said in the end

As quoted
"Learning to be comfortable in different social situations is only for our benefit however that being said,between clubbing and a beach out chillout,I'd choose the beach every single time. :D"

Same here :)