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She invited me to come over and celebrate her friend's birthday and meet some Portuguese-speaking guys. I thought there will be drinks and cigarettes around but I was wrong. These group of friends are different from what I'm used to. They introduced me to my first shisha. They taught me the ropes and they were cool enough to do some of those smoke rings. Inhaling the mint is so soothing, exhaling it is just as calming. Who knew this could be a better alternative than cigarettes? I don't smoke and I don't know how to really. I can't wait to try more flavors. We went out to party later on. Their fancy footwork on the dancefloor is impressive.