Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Aye... had quite a good Saturday. My mom let me use the car, so it was all good =p. Heh... I drove to church after picking up June and we had service. Pastor Kevin finally came back! And he preached a message prepearing us for Arise and Build next week. Heh... I find it really interesting, that I've sowed into the building fund for both CHC SG and CHCKL. I've never considered myself as officially gone from CHC SG, although I consider myself CHCKL too, so yeah, I mean both are still part of the City Harvest family, so its not really a big deal. That's why I find it extremely annoying and immature of the people that ask me about who's better, what's nicer, and even comparing Emerge. Geez.
Anyhoo, my Friday night at Miki's place was very, very messy. It was just supposed to be a small gathering of friends but it ended up with me, Ruz and her. I planned to stay over, because I could drive from her place to church the next day, which was easier than going back to my place at night (spend 2 hours at her place for what!). However, that meant Ruz had no car to go back, and his mom didn't allow him to take public transport back. So although I picked him up, I ended up dropping him off. So after I passed the toll on the way to Miki's place, Miki called me and told me that I couldn't stay overnight 'cause her dad wasn't at home, and it would be a little inconsiderate to have me as the only male in the house. Okay, so that basically screwed up all the initial plans -.-. Just met one of her friends, Steph and later chilled out at Miki's place, where she abused my MSN account -.-. Sorry if she disturbed any of you!
Also drank sparkling grape juice (last minute replaced the alcholic drink I told her to buy) and a bit of Johnny Walker, which I didn't like that much. Vodka and tequila are still my faves! Anyhoo, speaking of alcoholic drinks, for some reason the last few days I've been having a lot of conversations about clubbing and alcohol. That reminded me of the only incident where I was drunk. I've only been drunk once in my life, the first time I went clubbing in DXO, so I learned my limit from there. What's my limit? Let's see... 4 cups of pure vodka, one vodka coke, one tube of tiger beer, almost half a bottle of chivas and green tea, and if I remember, a dry whiskey. Yeah... that was all taken within 2 hours. I entered at 11pm, drank a bit, then from midnight I drank all that till 2am, were I got kicked out 'cause I was underage and drinking =/.
Well, I learned. I was curious to see what facts I could find about alcohol... and boy, it's interesting! Take a look at this list of the different symptoms of blood alcohol content, which means how much alcohol is in your blood:
Euphoria (BAC = 0.03 to 0.12 percent) They become more self-confident or daring. Their attention span shortens. They may look flushed. Their judgement is not as good -- they may say the first thought that comes to mind, rather than an appropriate comment for the given situation. They have trouble with fine movements, such as writing or signing their name.
Excitement (BAC = 0.09 to 0.25 percent) They become sleepy. They have trouble understanding or remembering things (even recent events). They do not react to situations as quickly (if they spill a drink they may just stare at it). Their body movements are uncoordinated. They begin to lose their balance easily. Their vision becomes blurry. They may have trouble sensing things (hearing, tasting, feeling, etc.).
Confusion (BAC = 0.18 to 0.30 percent) They are confused -- might not know where they are or what they are doing. They are dizzy and may stagger. They may be highly emotional -- aggressive, withdrawn or overly affectionate. They cannot see clearly. They are sleepy. They have slurred speech. They have uncoordinated movements (trouble catching an object thrown to them). They may not feel pain as readily as a sober person.
Stupor (BAC = 0.25 to 0.4 percent) They can barely move at all. They cannot respond to stimuli. They cannot stand or walk. They may vomit. They may lapse in and out of consciousness.
Coma (BAC = 0.35 to 0.50 percent) They are unconscious. Their reflexes are depressed (i.e. their pupils do not respond appropriately to changes in light). They feel cool (lower-than-normal body temperature). Their breathing is slower and more shallow. Their heart rate may slow. They may die.
Death (BAC more than 0.50 percent) - The person usually stops breathing and dies.
Geez. I can't imagine having half your blood soaked in alcohol. No wonder you die.
In small amounts, ethanol causes a mild euphoria and removes inhibitions. In large doses, ethanol acts as a central nervous system depressant and causes drunkenness, generally at a blood ethanol content of about 0.1%. At higher contents, alcohol causes intoxication, coma and death. A blood ethanol content above 0.4% can be fatal, although regular heavy drinkers can tolerate somewhat higher levels than non-drinkers. Eight to ten drinks per hour is considered a fatal dosage for the average 54 kg (119 lb.) person. One drink is equivalent to one shot of 40% abv (80 proof) liquor, one 12 US fl oz (355 ml) beer, or one 4�5 US fl oz (120�150 ml) glass of wine.
This I'm a bit skeptical about. 8-10 shots of 40% alcoholic drinks and you die? You're kidding me! I had over 15 that time I was drunk and I'm still alive and breathing years after. Mind you, I drank cups, not shots. So in equivalent I possibly had 20 shots. And I wasn't drunk by that time. It took more of the other drinks to add up.
Okay... it's good to have a high tolerance level, it means I won't get drunk. On the other hand, that time I was drunk was a very fun time. You don't have a care in the world and you do all sorts of things you normally wouldn't do. Uh, not that far of course. Even as drunk as I was, I could still walk straight and talk properly. The main reason the bouncer kicked me out was because my pupils were dilated, which is an instant sign of drugs or alcohol. Pfft.
Okay okay, I'm just going on and on here. Just don't drink and drive!