Pop Pop and Away!

December 17, 2011.

A day set for games of lazer guns and lights. 
A day set to unleash the inner snipers, gunners, and tacticians 
[not to mention gymnasts] sleeping in the depths of our souls.

Monster Radio RX 93.1 presents to you: 

LOCK & LOAD: The Monster Warfare!

credits to RX 93.1 website

The mission: to be the champion of 3 lazer-filled challenges

The prize: passes to Manila Ocean Park, Laser Xtreme merchandise, and RX 93.1 goodies

Days before this event, the radio jocks of diff. shows in RX 93.1 recruited some of its listeners to be part of their teams. The teams were [with their respective leaders]:

Red [Kikay Barkada] - The Morning Rush w/ Chico & Gino
Green [Team Ro-Ro] - The Ride w/ Jude, Rico, & Karen
Black [Team Negro] - The Daily Survey w/ Louie D. and Danielle
White [Team Pop Pop!] - Jumpstart w/ Fran and Andre
Yellow [Team Yellow] - Happy Hour w/ Hazel & Cerah
Blue [Team JinTomnia] - Late Night Clinic w/ Tom & Jinri
Orange [Team HeckYeah!] - The Morning After w/ Alven & Sel
Violet [Team Radio1] - Radio1 w/ student jocks

I was chosen for White Team, with Fran sending me an e-mail a day or two after I sent my requirement of an action pose :D

But I wasn't expecting Black Team to e-mail me too the day i received Fran's mail. At first, I was troubled as to which team should I really join. I came up with the decision of being with the first team to acknowledge me as their official member. So yeah, I am a Popper! :D

Day of the game. I arrived at the venue 45 mins. late. It's because we left my place late and dropped off at the wrong place [thank you Festival Mall for this confusion]. ;p

Good thing nothing has been done yet, till 1.30 pm as we readied ourselves for the battle of the year [daw].

Somewhere between 12.45 and 1.30 a very special guest has arrived to support our team. It's no other than Phil Younghusband! We got an import! Way to go, Poppers! :)

Thank you to the one who captured this pic on my cam :)

Pop Pop! went up against Team HeckYeah! first at the LazerTag. I, being a complete newbie listened to our great tactician Kuya Benjie about our gameplan and just did what I have to do. We picked our vests and guns [and got the name Blade] and off we go to the battlefield.

The game was so intense, i tell you. 'Twas not easy, it's just like paintball but more fun that that. One will not die and not participate anymore, it's just have a 3-second temporary hold on the gun.

At the end of the game the winner was announce: US! And guess what, I was the Top scorer for the round! @_@ I was like 'Oh my God, how'd that happen?' and then Fran said 'Good job y'all!'. :)

after-game look. see how great we were, huh? ;p :D

After some rests, we headed for the LazerMaze event. Boy, this was bysofar the hardest. We were required to pass by series of lasers just like those in the movies. Flexibility and Mindset were needed. I may have the proper mindset but my flexibility was not-so-good these days so I don't expect a high score for me. :))

We lost to Team HeckYeah on this round but no one's bitter about it. It seems everyone anticipated the result of this round. :))

Last round for the Elims was the LazerSniper, their latest addition to the laser adventures. The sniper gun was kinda heavy so i missed some of the targets but I still did good, as well as with my teammates. We conquered Orange Team with our victory in this event.

And we're up on the Semis on LazerTag event agains Team Negro. Man, the fight was so close. Those 2 men in blacks are so sick! They always got me hit, many many times! Of course, I hit them back too. Payback, baby!

And also that kid who just follows you around. Man, if one wouldn't notice him ahead, you're dead meat! Not to mention the stalking done by Louie D himself to me. He hit me many times too, I also hit him many times hahaha.

The game had finished. We knew who won: Team Negro..... by a mere 4000+ POINTS! Oh gosh, those points were too close. We could've hit them more but then again, we're time-constricted. 

The top spot was conquered by Andre, followed by peeps from the Black Team, then somewhere in the middle Rina was there, then at the 9th, Me! :D

Everyone enjoyed the last game 'coz everyone's on the move. You cannot station in one place only. You gotta move, fast but discretely.

After our fight with the Black, we just stayed at the area to watch, enjoyed each others company, talk, share stories [and twitter accounts] and more! As long as it's fun, we did it.

The Final Round happened, with Black and Yellow competing for each other. This is the most intense game that I've ever seen. The Yellow got nice tactics and strategies; the Black got the good men on the loose. They all are the bomb!

On the LazerTag event, it was Yellow Team who brought home the bacon. But the Over-all Champion was the Black Team, after conquering the LazerSniper and the LazerMaze.

'Twas a day full of fun and intensity, i tell you!

And of course, I didn't miss this opportunity to have photo ops with the radio jocks that I've been listening to since years ago :)

it's Teacher K! :)

the Ro is here, yo! Jude Rocha :D

si ChiChi, este si Chico pala :D

my radio crush #1: Gino Boy! :">

o hail great andre (now my crush #2) :)

with alvHen of TMA :D (me H talaga lol ;p)

the beautiful Fran, the great captain :)

And yes, the Top 2 of LazerTag went for some 'yabang' pose [i think?] :))

sorry dude, but i just won over you ;p

i will definitely be back for the LazerTag. I love it! Haha.

Thank you RX 93.1 for this opportunity. Thank you Fran and Andre for choosing me to be part of the White Team. I enjoyed the company so much. :)

Thank You, KBP Golden Dove Awardee for Best FM Radio Station :)