DREAM Halloween 2013: An all-star Halloween Party for one night only
2013 Area Vice President of JCI Philippines Metro Area 2, Richard Mariñas once said, “Imagine this to be a Halloween party you will talk about for the next five years… Be in costume and experience bringing fun (to our area Halloween party). Let’s all jump out of the box and go beyond our comfort zone of being regular and normal. Let’s all be edgy and be different…for one night only!!!”
And he was right.
On October 23, at URBN Bar & Kitchen, the DREAM Halloween 2013 hosted by an all-women chapter, JCI Manileña of the socio-civic and non-government organization, Junior Chamber International Philippines was a success. It was a night worth remembering for the members and friends of the organization, who came as “someone they dreamed to be for one night only,” for the event program, guests, DJs and the party that were designed for these young professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders of our generation to unwind, mingle, do networking, and most definitely to have fun!
The program kicked off with a dance number by scholars of Dance Avenue Studio and a fashion show styled by a young and becoming style enthusiast, Sarah Abalos participated by members of JCI Manila and JCI Manileña and a parade of outgoing and incoming area vice presidents, regional vice presidents and presidents of the Metro Area 2 division. As a showcase of creativity and talent each had walked down the stage and onto the audience and made the entire JCI Metro Area 2 proud. It was indeed a star-studded night as infamous characters such as Hollywood movie icons, anime characters, computer game icons, avant garde figures, greek gods and goddesses, biblical characters and a lot more were spotted in the crowd. Scene stealers of the night were Iron Man and Pepper Pots, Naruto, the goddess of beauty—Venus, Poison Ivy, Chun-Li, Mario of Mario Bros., the Superman’s alter-ego Clark Kent, Lady Green Lantern, Queen Cobra, biblical icons such as Archangel Gabriel, Joseph and Mary, the hardworking Construction Worker and Seaman, a Victoria’s Secret Angel, Hitsugaya Toushiro, The Geisha, Moulin Rouge’s Satine and men and women of The Great Gatsby. The guests were formally welcomed by the 2013 President of JCI Manileña, Lizle Hilario.
Hosting the program was Vince Golangco of WhenInManila.com, who raised the bar to the next level as he enthusiastically introduced the entries of the inter-chapter competition. Judges of the segment were Anjie Gogna, a certified makeup artist and trainer and sister of Sam YG; and Janine Bacsa, certified makeup artist and mentor and owner of Props Tools & Cosmetics. The DREAM Chapter in this costume competition goes out to another all-women chapter; JCI Makati Princess Urduja that came in unison as the fabulous women donned costumes depicting Natalie Portman’s character in the movie Black Swan. Other recognition went out to the winners of DREAM Girl and DREAM Boy, and the Star of the Night awards. Raffle prizes were also given away. Capping the program is a performance that wowed the audience by the pole champ herself, Jamaica, rendering a pole dance portraying the image “strong is the new sexy.”
It just keeps getting better when DJ Gp of JCI Manila pumped up the volume during the program. DJ Ojie of Excess Club had raised the party fever to the third bar, driving the crowd into dancing. And last but definitely not the least, DJ Ron Poe and DJ Bcal of Styles Entertainment kept the fire burning all night long in the after party.
DREAM Halloween is a fundraiser project of JCI Manileña for the benefit of the Oplan Bayanihan Project for the earthquake victims in Bohol and Happyland Project in Tondo, Manila.
By Chenny Galano