Las Vegas: I shall return.

At Vegas airport exit

Police Officer: How are yeah doin’ boy? Passport please!

BM: I’m good, Sir. Would you mind to wait for a while, it’s in my luggage. (and while looking for it, I said) I understand this is a local flight and of course I don’t need it…..sorry Sir to keep you waiting, here’s my passport.

Police Officer: So you’re going to the Casino?

BM: Yeah?? Uhh I guess that’s why we’re here!

Police Officer: (while looking at my passport) Thanks, just wanted to make it sure that you’re not a minor. Enjoy gambling. Have a great time.

BM: Thank you, Sir. (wink)

My friends then looked at me and said: Damn Joel, you really look f****** young! Cheater!!!!

I guess that’s pretty cool, at least my Las Vegas escape started with that lucky moment ;) hahaha.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas! The moment I saw this sign, I thought I was just watching a movie, but hell nah, it was real. It was hard to believe that I was once in this fabulous city that most people would want to go to enjoy, relax, to have fun and of course, gamble.


I spent 4 nights at Monte Carlo with my best friends and we had to squeeze in everything since we have a quite limited time. We had casino hopping for 3 nights. Curious to gamble, I set aside 300 bucks just for the sake of Vegas gambling experience. I really had fun playing the slots, I played penny’s to keep me alive ‘till dawn haha. I even tried 3-card poker and I won hundred and fifty bucks on the first night, not bad!. We hopped from the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Excalibur, Treasure Island, New York New York, The Paris, Monte Carlo, Queens, and of course to MGM Grand (i think this one’s close to Manny Pacquiao’s heart lels).

Beer, tequila, vodka unlimited for free, just a 50-cent tip to the “gorgeous” waitresses around the casino and then you’d be served right away, their pretty nice and friendly too. Though there were several times I was asked for my passport before I could get my free beer hahaha. I met lots of kababayans too, from food servers, waitresses, waiters, card dealers, hotel managers and gamblers, they were all nice and likewise it was such a great experience to have a short conversation with them.

On the 4th night, it was my first time to watch a foreign musical play. My best friend’s mom treated us to watch “The Producers” at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, it was a hella fun musical. And after the play, it’s casino again, nothing to do but casino haha.

And during daytime, we splurged for food. We ate like it’s gonna be the last haha. Of course I didn’t miss to try the best ribs in town @ Harrah’s Casino. Rapsa!

I really enjoyed each moment of my stay in Las Vegas. But, going to Vegas at least for me (who is not a gambler) is not all about casinos, gambling, and entertainment. Still, spending time with friends and loved ones makes it more fun and memorable. I couldn’t imagine playing the slots alone, having shots of vodka alone, watching shows and musical by myself, and having breakfast inside the room, it’s gonna be so boring.

But really, it’s not about how much you have in your pocket, it’s about how are you gonna make it last. Money can buy everything but really not happiness.

On the second thought, I’d still love to go back to Las Vegas!

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31 Responses
  1. Marco says:

    e di ikaw na ang nag- VEGAS! Yaman! :D

  2. BON says:

    oo ikaw na nga tol ang looking young at nagising sa vegas! haha taragis! napakayaman!! batangmangyan in vegas..

    Remember what you told me
    Shut up and put your money where your mouth is
    That’s what you get for waking up in Vegas
    Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes now
    That’s what you get for waking up in Vegas

  3. Katherine says:

    Taray naman luma-Las Vegas! :D

  4. topher says:

    ikaw na! ikaw na tlga ang certified GALAmangyan! panalo! vegas kung vegas! lugar ng mayayamang tao! ahahahahah

    Explore the world, wag mo kalimutan ang CANADA brad! ako bahala sau dine! ahahhehehe

    • BM says:

      ako na ang certified mangyan. lels. hindi naman mayamang-mayaman, sakto lang hahaha. sige sabi mo yan ha, abangan mo ang byaheng Canada ng mangyan. lels. salamat tol. ingat dyan.

  5. Leah says:

    Nainggit mey.. haha.. Enjoy-enjoy na lang sa Vegas, BM. :)

  6. salbehe says:

    Hindi ako naniniwala. Parang pinotoshop mo lang lahat ng pictures. Lol!

  7. kaye says:

    owekelan ka ba babalik at nang makasingit sa luggage mo? hihi!

    Joel! ikaw na talaga ang maswerteng nanalo ng 150 USD sa pagcacasino.

    • BM says:

      yes mommy kaye…ikaw na ang di nakakalimot sumilip sa bawat byahe ko. salamat. at dahil dyan may 10$ ka pagnagkita tayo hahaha kuripot pala. taragis!

  8. you already! ilaro mo na lang ako sa slot machine lols

  9. Traveliztera says:

    e di ikaw na ang bata! hehehehehhee!
    wow nice ! next time dito naman sa down under!!! :D

    • BM says:

      hahaha eh di ikaw na din ang artistang sikat..salamat steph sa pagbisita dito. sana nga makabalik ako dyan at nang matupad ang dream ko na makaduet ka.

  10. wow ang layo na ng narating mo bm! i love watching stage plays, kaya yan ang unang pupuntahan ko pag nasa vegas ako.

  11. palakanton says:

    first time here at nice experiance

  12. BM says:

    salamat po sa pagbisita, palakanton. byahe lang!!

  13. Myke says:

    Ehrm, I beg to disagree with the police officer and I intend not to rain on your parade sir jo… On second thought, no comment. haha. Anyway, thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I wish you well on your journeys, trips, adventures — wanderings. Whatever you call them. You’ve been to many places, but don’t forget where you come from. I hope your experiences in life continue to humble you down because in the end, it’s not the how many countries we’ve visited or how many dice we’ve rolled… it’s how many lives we’ve touched on our way to get there.

    God bless!

  14. nokoko-inggit nomon!!!!!

    at napaka refreshing ng background music! ;)


  15. otep says:

    bakit parang mga dikit ka lang sa mga photo mo? hoho

  16. Henry says:

    Very wonderful Las Vegas. too many expensive places. :-D

  17. Talinggaw says:

    Hi sir Joel, dumadalaw lang po! Asitig naman ng byahe mo, Las Vegas, sarap talagang maging mangyan-man! ;-)

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