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Pocky’s VMB Vegas (Live?) Trip Report : Dec 3-12, 2015 @ Cosmo & Mirage

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  1. Superpocky

    Superpocky VIP Whale

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    My Trip Report

    Hello my fellow VMBers

    So this trip was not supposed to happen. It somehow came to fruition after I found out I was going to be between jobs and BS (aka Frosted BS) calling for a VMB GTG between Dec 3-6. After getting wife’s approval, the planning for another solo trip was on and the excitement/anticipation since…..I’m sure we all know how that feels like.

    Some of you might know already, I’m flying in from Taiwan and I’m not a big drinker at all, so with a heavy jet-lag and all the VMB degens around (Jordan, BS, Hobofrank, Chess, Gamesman, LeslieChow, PartyTriple, PPhold? to name only a few), I highly suspect my trip report can be live for the first few days. A few of these fine gentlemen had already promised me to some fine alcoholic beverages, which I’m sure will send me a trip or ten to vomit-land. Nonetheless, this is my first official VMB gathering so let’s see how that unfolds!

    As I did for my first trip report back in April this year, the intent is to give a true taste of how I fare in Mecca, whether it’s high or low, winning or losing, sober or drunk. I hope you all enjoy it like I did the first time. Here is a snapshot of the to-dos and stuff in the works :

    Flight

    • 12/3 Taipei (TPE) to LAX via China Airlines, 12 hour flight. Even after so many trips over the years, I still find it amusing how its possible to land earlier than you departed…..my flight ETD is 23:55 and lands at 19:30 On the same day.
    • 12/3 LAX to LAS via SWA, can anyone tell me if I should sit on the left or right side of the plane to get a strip view while approaching Mecca?
    • 12/12 LAS to LAX via SWA
    • 12/12 LAX to TPE, a 13-14 hour flight due to head wind on the Pacific.

    Hotel

    • 12/4 – 12/6 @ the Cosmo.
    • Special thanks to LeslieChow for hooking me up with a host there!!
    • 12/6 – 12/12 @ the Mirage. Enjoyed my stay there last time and the marketing executive was able to again comp all 6 nights + some F&B upfront, so a no-brainer for me, plus it gives me easy access to poker @ both V/P + Wynn.

    Comps other than room

    • $300 MLife resort credit
    • MyVegas - $25 FP @ the Mirage
    • MyVegas - $75 food @ Tender (Luxor)
    • MyVegas – BOGO Entrée @ Wolfgang Puck (MGM)
    • MyVegas – 2 free Aria dinner buffets (also have Bellagio dinner buffet x 1 and Aria lunch buffet x 1 in case I can’t find someone to go together)
    • MyVegas – Cirque du Soleil $100 credit, redeemed for MJ One @ Mandalay
    All the money saved from MyVegas will go directly towards my United Nations International Craps Entertainment Fund (or UNICEF, I should probably trademark that)

    Food

    Not much planned as I’m a pretty casual eater and I’d be spending a few days with VMBers so just go with the flow. But I do have reserved Charlie Palmer @ Four Seasons before my MJ One show. And also Lago @ Bellagio for Sunday brunch with a local friend, I had always wanted to eat next to the fountains but never had a chance.

    To-do checklist

    1. Hang out with VMBers, with the slightest hope that I can stay conscious through Monday Dec 7.
    2. Go to PT’s Bungalow party on Saturday, Dec 5.
    3. Drink Jordan with Jordan
    4. Watch one other show, likely either Absinthe or Carrot Top
    5. Go to the new Pawn Star Plaza and stroll around, maybe a meal there.
    6. Pinball HOF?
    7. Play Mini Bac or Big Boy’s Bac for the first time in my life.
    8. Poker @ Mirage, Wynn and V/P
    9. Cowboy Christmas Gift Show @ LVCC
    10. Country Christmas @ Sands Expo
    11. Have a meal at Stack @ the Mirage
    12. Most important one of all : WIN MONEY

    Thanks for riding along, let the party begin!!
     
  2. B S

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    Absinthe > Carrot Top

    Looking forward to meeting you.
     
  3. Superpocky

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    The obligatory BR Shot :
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    Pocky’s VMB Vegas (Live?) Trip Report : Dec 3-12, 2015 @ Cosmo & Mirage

    Couple of Taiwanese liquor for the boys. First one is Kinmen Kaoliang, 58% alcohol content :
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    Second one is Yushan Kaoliang, 38% alcohol content, both are distilled with sorghum:
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    Here are the two bad boys bubble wrapped, ready for the long haul to Mecca :
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    I'll be heading to the airport in just a few hours, bags packed!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Looking forward to meeting you! Safe flights.
     
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    Agreed. Absinthe is awesome. Welcome to the show! Looking forward to seeing you.
     
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    See you soon! Have a good flight and don't drink too much of that kool aid on the way.
     
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    It's 4:04 am here in Glasgow, my alarm goes off in 26 mins, flying out today. I know how you feel, just over 20 hrs travelling today. Look forward to meeting you and all the vmbers at the meet on Saturday!!! Safe travels
     
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    If you do one with hobo, it would be classic!!!

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    Have a great trip superpcocky! Just don't let these guys corrupt you!
     
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    we hung out on his last TR
     
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    Have a good flight super pocky and good luck to you
     
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    RB/SP can't wait brother be safe and see you tomorrow !!!
     
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    Safe travels! Have a great trip. Absinthe and Carrot Top are both very good....can't go wrong with either.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Yes! The Kool aid is safe for the trip! See you on Saturday and let's empty that craps table for sure!
     
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    Absinthe it is then!!
     
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    Thanks PT, I'm super pumped to meet with more VMBers this trip, and totally looking forward to the Bungalow party, see you soon!
     
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    Thanks PP, see you in a few days
     
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