8 Stages of a Barkada Walwal-Sleepover
By Therese Aseoche
In college, when a friend tells you, “Tara, sleepover sa amin,” you know you’re in for a drunken and sleepless Friday night out. Barkada walwals are fueled by the need to de-stress, to rant, to bond, or all three, which are easier and more fun when done with liquor and chips. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves until the drinking session intensifies and everything becomes one big blur…
If you’ve never experienced an inuman sleepover with your motley set of friends, you should expect the night to always play out like this:
8. | 5 P.M.: Kaladkarin ang friends
The more, the merrier! Basta ka-vibes ng lahat. You’ll worry about how all of you will fit in the host’s condo unit later.
7. | 7 P.M.: Bar pre-game
You’ll have to eat dinner somewhere, and maybe start off the night with a few bottles of beer or cocktails to break the ice, as it were. Plus, it eliminates silent and awkward initial rounds of drinking at the beginning of the sleepover. Just a bit of buzz before the kwento and feels session start.
6. | 10 P.M.: Commute struggle to the condo unit
The “Paano tayo pupunta doon?” question everyone’s been avoiding earlier in the evening has finally been brought up. So you spend the next 30 minutes checking who among you aren’t broke yet, then deciding how many GrabCars or Ubers to book, and then negotiating with the drivers to accommodate more passengers than allowed.
5. | 11 P.M.: Drinking games
4. | 1 A.M.: Awayan
But then the games can get too intense, and the smallest thing could trigger your hostile-when-drunk friends. Be prepared for the malulutong expletives and insults they’ll fire at each and every one of you, and the catfight that’s bound to ensue.
3. | 2 A.M.: Iyakan
Finally intoxicated enough to share your feelings, you and everyone else begin to open up and cry over your individual problems, no matter how petty they really are.
2. | 4 A.M.: Drop dead wasak
Mattress? Couch? Floor? It doesn’t matter. You’re drunk, and you can fall asleep anywhere.
1. | 8 A.M.: Hangover
Nothing is worse than waking up the morning after with a throbbing headache, the need to vomit, a dry mouth, and texts from your mom asking you what time you’ll be home. You start to chastise yourself for drinking too much than you should have, and now your liver probably hates you. But at least your barkada loves you, and that’s what makes everything worth it.
When was the last time you went on an inuman sleepover with friends? Share with us your stories!