Friday, 28 November 2008

Cocktails and karaoke

My best friend Elke and her boyfriend broke up a while ago, so last week I took her on a fun night out.

First we went to my favorite Brussels bar 'Le Roi Des Belges' where we had a delicious cocktail called Road Runner (vodka, amaretto, coconut). It looked like milkshake, but it definitely didn't taste so! We were having a good chat whilst enjoying our cocktails, when four guys on the other side of the room started to point at us and say things. We thought they just wanted to harass us so we tried our best to ignore them as much as possible. After a while they came over to us. Even though we weren't really in the mood to do so, we had a little chat and figured out two of them were pretty decent blokes.

Elke and I then headed off to Nua, the karaoke/party bar of the Irish pub O'Reilly's. We invited the guys to come with us and after having finished their drinks all of them came, but - fortunately - only the two nice ones (Mario and Samy) stayed longer than half an hour.

I'm a huge karaoke fan (not a very good singer, though) so it didn't take long before I jumped on stage. Elke and I sang two ABBA songs ("Knowing Me, Knowing You" and a killer version of "Super Trouper") and one Alanis Morissette song ("You Oughta Know"). Elke did a solo performance of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now", while I gave The Libertines' "Don't Look Back Into The Sun" a go. Mario and Samy also did a song or two, maybe three. I can't really remember everything they did, but I do remember their amusing interpretation of Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black".

Definitely something we should do again soon!

Here are some pictures (fortunately no pictures of me, I become a wild beast once I'm on stage :p)!


  1. "I become a wild beast when I am on stage" LOL. Sounds like a fun night!