When weekend comes there are always these friends of ours wholl start their tagay session.
We sometimes find them annoying but Pinoys just love to drink and socialize.
We’re a happy people, right?
So here are the types of palahubog friends we have:
24/7 hes drunk or looks like one. His breath and body odor reek of alcohol. His passion is alcohol and theres no way anyone could stop him from drinking one. Even his wife cant do anything about it. Either sex or alcohol, hell choose the latter without hesitation.
The freeloader is always present and the first one to know if theres a tagay session. Hell offer his service of buying the liquor and ice, but never contributing money. Chances are, hes just a tambay and never finds a job.
Hes the richer and more sophisticated one. Hell tell you that hes tasted almost every alcohol you dont know of. From Kulafu to Red Horse to Jack Daniels and every name of liquor stores and bars he can think of.
Hes the official cupbearer. Hes the one who pours out the liquid spirit and pass it to the tagay sessioners. If he sees you pass by, hell offer you one glass even if you decline. Just say No three times and youre good. If not, just accept it anyway.
The noob cant even last three bottles. He always gets knocked down first by the spirit of alcohol. Hell lay down on the ground and sleeps like a child but snores like a pig. Be sure to watch him when he goes home, he might make the middle of the road his bed.
Yeah, he sits in and drinks along with his buddies but hes more interested in the sumsuman than the alcohol. Make sure he pays the snacks himself or always pass to him the glass so that hell get drunk first.
When the philosopher gets drunk, he turns the casual conversation into a political and spiritual one. He knows nothing about philosophy, he doesnt have a degree, but his stories are so damn good that if he were a priest, the people would surely stay awake the whole mass.
He brings the guitar and sings songs from the 90s. Eraserheads and Parokya ni Edgar are his favorite bands. Even if his voice isnt that good hes there to bring the air of enchantment in the group. Make sure to get him drunk the last, hell continue singing forever.
The godfather is the financier of the tagay session. He got his bulky seiko wallet, filled with credit cards and 1000 peso bills. He always asks if the bottles bought are enough, ’cause hes ready to buy another one. Hes seldom there in the weekly session, so better make the most out of him.
He doesnt really drink. Hes just there for the bonding. Hes your barkada, but he doesnt drink nor smoke. He occasionally takes a sumsuman but refuses if hes offered a glass. Dont force him to drink, you might just wake a sleeping dragon.