If you're like us, bet you've been the social butterfly you are, getting lost in a host of different types of parties: family reunions, office bashes, impromptu inumans with the usual suspects, barkada get-togethers, your girlfriend's barkada's get-togethers.
Navigating the social scene is tiring, to say the least. Jokes that work with one crowd may not necessarily be a hit with the other. And conversation jump-starters with one group may jump-start nothing with another.
So: here's your handy guide to different shebangs you may find yourself in. We surveyed six social scenes and learned how to survive in each of them—what to drink, what to expect, which subjects to bring up—to guarantee a rockin good time in every one of them. Enjoy!
Photography: Paul Mondok