We can get through anything in life with the help of good friends. Friends are the family that you choose, so it makes sense that we try to spend as much time with them as we can. Hanging out with your friends at a bar can get old, and arriving at a consensus about what your group will do for fun can take some time. To give you guys a helping hand, here are some chillnuman session suggestions from Andy Cola that you and your barkada can enjoy.

1) Sing your heart out at karaoke

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Nothing beats a night of karaoke with your barkada. There’s something cathartic about belting out those power ballads and guilty pleasure pop songs old and new. Either go to one of the numerous KTV places around town and go wild in the room, or rent a machine/dust off your Magic Sing and drive your neighbors crazy with a neighborhood concert. Singing solo is a given, but songs that the whole group can chime in on are encouraged (“Bohemian Rhapsody” inevitably gets everyone in the room singing along). Whether you have a songbird voice or crooked cockatoo tone, all is fair in karaoke after a few bottles of booze.

2) Chill play with video games

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Gathering a group of friends to chill and play video games all night while drinking and munching on snackables is not a new phenomenon. Thanks to the advancement of technology, there are literally thousands of video games out there to suit every mood. From combat to horror, role-playing to strategy, sports to adventure, there is sure to be a genre your barkada can bond over.

3) Netflix and chill (not the sexy kind)

Remember when you invited your friends over to watch newest blockbuster on (pirated) DVDs and veg out over popcorn? That tradition has been taken over by downloads and Netflix. Netflix and chill is the famous phrase that has become a euphemism for sexy times. But taken literally, it can be your barkada’s monthly tradition: huddling in front of HDTVs binge-watching the latest shows and movies with your friends while drinking some ice cold booze. Wholesome good times.

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4) Enjoy an afternoon backyard picnic

Have an afternoon get-together in your backyard. Fire up the grill and get your barbecue groove on, make some sandwiches, set up a DIY bar, and you’re all set to have a memorable chillnuman. You can have a low-key, steady shindig or a lively, more activity-driven gathering, with games like flip-cup.

5) Get to know each other better through card and board games


Unplug from the digital world and have fun with friends the old school way. Dust off the classics like Scrabble, Pictionary, and Uno or go with new games like Cards Against Humanity, Dixit, and Cranium; and enjoy some analog fun with your barkada. You’ll see each other in a different light, plus it would be a nice change of pace to be playing in 3-D, and not be staring at a screen. That way, you can look them in the eye while you kick their asses.

6) Put a twist on the traditional potluck party and have a cook-off

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 For the foodies and budding chefs out there, you can throw a cook-off. It can just be between two of your friends serving up their culinary masterpieces while the rest will serve as judges, or it could be a free-for-all. You can even have a theme like carbs, dessert, or a particular cuisine. For those who enjoy drinks with their food, you can host a food pairing cook-off, where you and your friends prepare a dish that you think will go well with your chosen beverage (your grandma’s famous embotido might go well with a refreshing whisky cola). Good food, good drinks, and most importantly good company. However you want to do it, in the end, everyone’s a winner.

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Chrysmas is your go-to gal for all things involving alcohol. She maneuvers her way through the Metro's traffic in her black boots and fishnet stockings, scouring places where one can indulge one's self in libations of all kinds. From Poblacion to Pasay, Malate to Makati, Tagaytay to Taguig. Ask her where to go to get your choice of poison and chances are she's already there holding a good stiff drink in one hand and a pen in the other.

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