Just heard word that #DJMikeK will be resident DJ at #BarePool at the Mirage in Vegas this summer!! WooHoo~
I love me a pool party. JL just informed me that it is a top optional pool party. I will be not opting in of course. My tits are too saggy for public display, oh and also because I’m married, still. LOL
If you know me, you know I had a close friend named Joanna who had a sister named Grace. Joanna was referenced as JO in my older posts.
This throwback Thursday post is about my past friendship with her.
The photo below is the last time I hung out with the two of them. Our friendship dissipated right after my first Paris trip.
What prompted this post was my recent encounter with her.
DJ Mike K who happens to be an 오빠 (older brother) to me is married to a really good friend, Jeannie.
I’ve followed him to Vegas the past year playing the role of his “road manager”. His best friend SY another 오빠 of mine has a golf friend who happens to also golf with JO’s husband. I was tagging along on another Vegas trip before Christmas (12/22-12/24) with SYx2 (him and his wife, my friend, have the same initials) DJ Mike K and Jeannie. SY shared with us that his golf friends and their wives would be in town too. We figured out that it was JO and her husband. I found out weeks before and even though I was informed that we wouldn’t be hanging out at the same table, they’d be at the club. I was reluctant to see her but at the same time eager to see how she was doing. It had been a while since we’ve spoken or hung out. Not that I thought we’d get shitfaced all night like we used to but fond old memories of us hanging out resurfaced.
Few days earlier, Jeannie and I were discussing about the logistics. We’d be at the DJ booth for DJ Mike K and the other couples would get their own table. At this point I knew JO knew of my attendance.
2nd night into my Vegas trip, here we were… waiting in front of Jewel nightclub, two days before Christmas… timing had it so we all ended up meeting in front of the club. That was not planned. Jeannie and JO had met once through me. They were FB friends and followed each other on IG. Jeannie knew of our history and so did SYx2. When JO and her group approached, I noticed she beelined to Jeannie and starting talking up a storm. Her first encounter was Jeannie and I noticed she adamantly stuck with her to avoid any contact with me.
Now, I’m not the one to avoid or ignore. I wanted to say hi, knew it would be awkward but was hopeful for our reunion. She was still talking to Jeannie as if they were long lost sisters. I said hi to the golf couple, and JO’s husband which all three were friendly and pleasant. I walked over to JO as she was still chatting Jeannie and laid my fingertips at her arm to get her attention. We awkwardly hugged and I said hi, she said “you look cute as always” and I turned to say hi to the 3rd girl they were with just realizing it was Grace.
Now, I get it. As sisters you have the sister’s back. However Grace’s attitude was uncalled for. I was surprised to see her cause I had no idea she’d be there and to see her there, I was excited so I said hi and went in for a hug. Mid way through I realized she didn’t feel the same way so stopped my arms from embracing her and walked away. She literally just stood there, didn’t open up to me, arms by her side. Now imagine this. Someone has their arms around you about to hug you, not being in contact with you yet… and you just stand their as if you’re blind to them. This is why I stopped. Almost like someone pushed rewind. Lol
I walked away and that was that. We walked into the club and they were placed away from the DJ booth. I did my usual dancing and drinking and tried not to think about the encounter.
I was a bit saddened by her behavior. Not Grace but JO’s. I was hoping we could smalltalk a bit. “How are you? What have you been up to?” I was actually disappointed that she didn’t engage in the way I wanted to.
Our friendship just ended, there wasn’t any hard feelings. Something happened, trust was lost and it just wasn’t the same again. So it was hard for me to comprehend her awkwardness and withdrawal. It sucked knowing that I was the only bigger person in this situation. I wished that that wasn’t the case.
In the middle of the club, I used the gen pop bathroom because the security guard that usually opens the VIP bathroom was nowhere in sight.
The club was empty and when I walked out of the stall, Grace was walking in past me. We were the only ones in the bathroom. Not even the attendant was in sight. We met eye contact, I smiled, she kept walking without acknowledging. I almost turned around and asked, “what’s your problem?” But I didn’t. I kept walking and decided to just send her a text.
“Learn to smile.” That’s all I wrote. I don’t even know when our last texts to each other was since I had reset my phone months back and couldn’t save my texts.
I didn’t receive a text back. I didn’t even know if it was still her number until a couple of days ago. Apparently she was PO’d from the text and they talked shit about me when they got back to the room after the club. From what I heard.
I can just imagine Grace now after getting back to the table from the bathroom, “omg wtf look what Violet texted!!!”
DJ Mike K’s set ended at 2:30 so we were out before the club ended and that’s how this story ends.
So as you all know, I’ve been #Vegasing a lot this year. Thinking back to the visits to all the different clubs, I have some things I’d like to share on what I like and dislike about each of the venues.
DJ Mike K spins at a number of clubs, Heart of Omnia (Omnia Hip Hop Room), Ling Ling (Hakkasan hip hop room), The Bank (Bellagio), Jewel (Aria) and others doing Summer.
I haven’t been to Bank since September. I know this because I check into Swarm app all the time.
When I do tag along, it goes two ways… we either order drinks from the cocktail server or we get a bottle. Most of the time at Bank, I just order with the cocktail hottie.
What I like about Bank is that the DJ has him own booth area (except that one time Bruno Mars was here, his camp occupied both the elevated booth area. Which I didn’t mind cause Bruno was at an arms reach. I happened to meet a new friend that night, John John who happened to be one of Bruno’s hooligans.
Anyway, Bank also serves the garnish (lemon) in my drink (vodka (ketel water) on a pick. The pick is great because I can squeeze it off it and I can hang it off my cup. I usually just squeeze the fruit and throw it out. I hate it floating around in my drink.
I am obviously blogging as I’m sitting at Bank because I finally decided to get this series of posts started (about Vegas clubs).
I can’t remember if they have Ketel but I’ll just say they do. So even better.
The club itself is intimate, crowd is average and bathrooms are too.
Everyone is nice at the venue and Rob the lighting guy is amazing. (I always meet the lighting guys cause they’re in the same space).
I have two backpacks. One black lacquer and one camo from the Equinox collaboration.
I use both equally as much and now I’ve added the navy lacquer pouch. Recently my toiletry bag was discovered to be not public facing. Oh and this am, it accidentally fell in the toilet bowl. Luckily it was terry cloth and I could wash it but I am no longer taking it out publicly.
The pouch turned out to be a great toiletry bag. I love MZ Wallace’s Metro collection. I want everything in every color. Seriously.
Took a trip out to Boston with Tyler to meet Bear. He just finished his summer internship at Jefferies in NY and we made a trip out of it. We visited his family and spent some QT at his grandpa’s lake house.
We ate a ton and walk all over the place. We had never been so it was nice to experience another city in the U.S.
Girl’s road trip to Vegas while JL visited from NY and JR from Macau! We had the time of our lives… arrive Friday afternoon after stopping by In N Out and Krispy KremeP. We stayed at the Cosmo and went out to Omnia that evening. We then went to Drai’s and stayed out until 5am. Woke up around noon to head out after pho of course.