Indulgence: Reliving My Teens

January 3, 2009 / Daily Life / 11 Comments

Happy 2009 and Merry Belated Christmas!

Sorry, I’ve been missing in action the past few weeks. I took a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to visit my high school friends.

It was like reliving my teenaged years for a week. We watched movies, played pool, ate at Chilli’s and by the roadside, played at the arcade, followed by a whole night of Street Fighter – and then still found the energy to party until the next morning during New Years’ Eve.

I somehow lost this playful side when I went college, and more so when I started working full-time. Life became more about excelling and fulfilling ambitions. And partying in Toronto as a poor college student and in Singapore as a yuppie just isn’t the same. One was just a drunk fest on cheap booze. The other is too upscale and pretentious to have any real fun.

I miss the days in Malaysia, where we would book the VIP rooms at the hippest clubs, order unlimited bottles of Jack Daniels, Black Label and Chivas Regal and just chill, socialize and danced all night. Good times.

But alas, the week had to end. And now I’m back to the life of a yuppie in a fast-paced society. Not much time to rest – let alone party. Nevertheless, this week has allowed me to re-discover a side of myself that I thought I lost long ago:

I still love my whisky and I still love my fun – and it wouldn’t hurt to indulge in it once a while.

How did you spend your new year? What was your teenaged years like?