It’s Christmas time again and it’s that time of the year when everyone is set to party HARD!! The theme for the party this year was “Neon Glow”. The party was held 12th of December, 2015, Saturday hosted by the 2015 EEC Deputy Chairman and fellow EEC member.
The party had a mixture of fun, entertaining video presentations, live performances and games. A buffet of sumptuous meal, snacks and desserts was served. It was a treat nobody would want to miss.
The party began with a very inspiring doxology with the song 'Lead me Lord'. It was such a nice and very touching song. After the astonishing performance, the Message from JPH’s President was shown and was then followed by the traditional “Kanpai” led by J-SYS President. After that, everyone went to the buffet table and grabbed their dinner.
While everyone was enjoying their dinner, EEC presented the top 10 plays of the basketball games from EEC JP’s previous event, the “Autumn Fest”. Everyone enjoyed watching the highlights from EEC’s previous activities.
The next part of the program was the “JPH Showtime” presentation. Japan-based JPH members were divided into 3 groups. The groups were: Neon Yellow Sparrows, Neon Pink Flamingos, and Neon Green Parakeets. The teams were asked to create a short video presentation with their preferred theme.
A short introduction video performed by EEC members was presented first. It was an action movie-like presentation with a bit of “craziness” at the latter part. After the introductory video, Team Neon Yellow Sparrows’ video presentation was shown. It was a dramatic story that was indeed very interesting and well conceived, a great and serious way to start the video presentations. This was followed by the video presentation of Team Neon Pink Flamingos. The video was a spoof of the popular Philippine Alternative News Show, “Kontrabando”. The video was funny and was obviously well planned. Then last but not the least was the video presentation of Team Neon Green Parakeets. It was a parody of the opening theme of the popular 90’s anime “Sailor Moon”. The venue went wild while watching the last team’s video presentation as it was very cleverly created, the effects and characters were also very hilarious, a great way to end the video presentations.
Following the “JPH Showtime” the first live performance was revealed. It was a performance from JPH’s very own band the “DISBAND”. They performed 3 very nice songs to the delight of the guests and the attendees.
After the presentation of the “Disband” it was the much awaited exchange gift. Each participant were given code names. The code names were simply anagrams of their own names. The meaning of their code names were just revealed at the time of the event to the surprise of everyone.
The exchange gift was followed by the announcement of the winner of JPH’s Photography Club contest entitled, “Christmas on My Wall”. The winner received a Yongnuo YN460 Off-Camera Flash.
After the “Christmas on My Wall” winner was announced, it was time for the second live performance of the evening performed by the “Chosen Ones”. The Chosen Ones were the JPH members who arrived in Japan in 2015. They performed a dance number which the guests and other attendees enjoyed a lot.
The much anticipated games that EEC prepared came in next. With the same groups as those in JPH Showtime, exciting games were played. The first game was: “Buhatin mo babe”, a relay game using straws and paper cups. The game was so intense that the participants put on their game faces. After the neck and neck battle of the teams, it was Team Neon Green Parakeets who ended up the winner for the first game. The next game was called: “Ipasok mo babe”. The aim of the game was to insert straws into a pet bottle using only the mouth. After another intense and pulsating game, it was Team Neon Pink Flamingos who came up victorious.
After the games were played it was time for the awarding ceremonies. Upon computing the scores from the video presentation and the 2 games played. Team Neon Green Parakeets garnered the highest score and won 1st place followed by Team Neon Pink Flamingos, and the 3rd place team was Neon Yellow Sparrows.The prizes prepared by EEC are as follows:
There were other special awards that were given that evening, The “POGI” of the night and the “CHIC” of the night. These awards were give to the Lady and gentleman who are undeniably and without a doubt, the most gorgeous and handsome people that night.
It was yet another memorable experience for JP-based JPH members as everyone went home together after the fun-filled Christmas party.
That concludes the EEC activities for the year 2015. EEC would like to thank everyone for their support and full participation to all EEC activities all throughout the year, making each EEC event for 2015 a success.
EEC wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!