Tuesday, November 04, 2008


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I am now a certified Hongkonger, because I finally have kareoke under my belt!

Me and Sebas took his couchsurfers out for a mad night of kareoke. It was a Tuesday, and therefore, dead.

We opted for the drinking towers since I don't know the kareoke scene quite so well yet. We started at the top and were aiming to work our way down. 25th Floor didn't seem too interested in us. But on the 24th floor we found our calling.

While ordering our first round, our host and server for the evening Ivan informed us that for a small fee, we could have all-you-can-drink. This is like, the most dangerous thing we ever heard of. We shot the idea down at first, because it would lock us in to the 24th instead of being able to crawl our way down the flights, but after thinking about it, we would end up paying much more if we paid per drink. Since this was our first real kareoke in Asia, we thought we needed the liquid help.

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We started off slowly and then realized we needed a lot more help. The place was pretty much dead and we had the kareoke floor to ourselves. To make things a little more interested, we played the kareoke challenge. Which means, someone else is picking your songs for you, and at the end of the round we do a group sing.

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Doris and Claude started us off with Total Eclipse of the Heart. Great idea in theory, but man is that song epic! I give the couple from Dallas props for being able to hang with us in the most ridiculous of circumstances. They were so much fun, and Claude won the kareoke challenge with his first song, Britney Spears' I'm a Slave for you.

We hit Madonna, MJ, Ace of Base, Lionel Ritchie, Cyndi Lauper, George Michael, The Little Mermaid, Air Supply... you know, the kinds of things you'd expect from me anyway.

We sang the night away and rode that kareoke challenge almost into the sunrise. They kicked us out at 4AM, and I was amazingly productive at work the next day. Not.

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