Woo … a whole week of work over with … now was time for everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) to let their hair down.
I was told that the unofficial after party was at Manila’s hottest new club Encore so off we went!
Encore is a beautiful club, with a great mash-up music policy. It’s roomy and not too dark, so you can actually see the people you are talking too. It designed sort of like an old-school dance hall and there is a massive LED panel behind the DJ booth, which looks so cool!
Before I continue, I have to thank Rosario Herrera, editor-in-chief of Status Magazine, for taking care of us all night. When we arrived at Encore, we were having trouble getting in because some of the skaters didn’t bring any ID and of course Kieran Reilly is only 16, but as soon as Rosario arrived, she waved her hands at the bouncers and we all got in.
Not only did Rosario get all of us into Encore, she also sat us down at her table in the VIP area (where else?)
I really have to say a BIG, BIG thank you to Rosario because she made our last night in Manila such an enjoyable one.
Maraming salamat, Rosario!
(L-R) Unknown chick, Miguel “Mong“ Alcarez from Chicosci, Michael Hirsiger from Quiksilver, Miguel “Miggy“ Chavez from Chicosci, Mark Ong
Ok … this is Arthur Elefante, who was one of the Elite Super Team from Primer that took care of us while we were in Manila.
Arthur worked hard all week to make sure all the events went smoothly and that we were all looked after.
Hell, he even did the boys’ laundry!
But now work was over and he was ready to partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
Paul Hutson was raging all night!
Mau, Steph and Yasha from Primer. Don’t be fooled by their demure appearance, these girls can really get down!
(here’s a little bit of trivia for you – I found out later that Steph is actually a very accomplished pole-dancer. What what?)
Buchi-kun and Mark. Tonight was definitely a good good night for Mark.
Everyone loves Cherice!
Rosario and another b-ball player (again, sorry I can’t remember his name)
Damn girl all you do is hang out with b-ball players! How are normal guys supposed to compete for your attention then?
Oooh ahh … I was jacked up on vodka and Red Bull Supreme all night. I started slamming them down at Manor and just kept going at Encore.
There were times during the night that my hands were shaking and my heart was pounding so hard I thought it was going to explode. I thought it was because I was so psyched about the event and everything but later I realized it was the Red Bull Supreme doing it’s thang.
And you know what? I ended staying up for 43 hours straight.
I didn’t sleep till I got back to Malaysia!
Red Bull Supreme is THE BOMB.
See? Everyone loves Cherice!
Arthur was sooo raging by this time. He turned into a super disco queen and attacked the dancefloor like it was 2012 (the movie) Hahaha
I like this photo of Greg wearing Re Re’s sunnies.
But I like this photo even more! OMG I can’t stop laughing every time I see this photo.
Here is Arthur with Soleil Sanchez, who is also a member of the Elite Super Team from Primer and took really good care of us while we were in Manila from the minute we arrived (literally, coz she picked us up from the airport)
Manila wouldn’t have been the same without you, Soleil!
Kieran spreading his lovely abo-charm everywhere. Ah ha ha
I think Buchi-kun’s expression sums up how everyone felt by this time – super tired, but super happy.
I wasn’t tired at all because I was all jacked up on Red Bull Supreme!
The award for “Most Raging In The Philippines” most definitely goes to Kieran Reilly.
Photos alone cannot convey how hard he partied each and every time we went out.
I wish I had videos to show you, but alas, I don’t.
This is how Kieran ended up every night. At one point Encore’s security wanted to help carry him out but just as they were about to lift him up, he bounced up, had another shot and went straight to the dancefloor to rage some more.
But too much partying takes it’s toll on anyone … and by the time we got back to the hotel, Kieran was like this:
Ah ha ha … so much more shit happened but I can’t show/tell you because I solemly promised some people – what happened in Manila stays in Manila!