We at Monster Radio RX 93.1 have been planning a Timezone event for like, forever. It never got off the ground because it was either this glitch or that. So when it finally pushed through, we were stoked and raring to go. We’ve never done anything like this ever before. It was so much fun just looking for our team mates. We had no idea who they were, or how good they were, we just screened our possible team mates over the phone and took their word for it and chose based on a looot of guesswork. For all we knew, they sucked at the game they claimed they were great at. Each show, other than finding a team, also had the task of coming up with our respective team names, and finding a celebrity guest each.
So finally, the day arrived and we (The Morning Rush) decided on a team name:
And we also found our team, and our lovely celebrity guest, Gaby dela Merced:
The other teams and their celebrity guest started coming in as well:
So we were ready to rumble and the games commenced!
There were seven games – Wangan, Percussion Master, Guitar Freaks, Dance Dance Revo, Air Hockey, Super Trivia, and Slam and Jam. Can we just say that after all is said and done, we love our team! Of course we ended up tied for last, with the All Access team. The After Hours team won the grand prize.
But I must say, the highlight of the day was the Air Hockey fight between Juddha Paolo and Brent Javier. It was like WWE, but on steroids! They were hamming it up for the crowd, and the crowd lapped it up! It added much needed levity since the competition was getting pretty heated up.
It was like the Ali-Frazier Thrilla in Manila!
In the end, Brent emerged as the Air Hockey champ!
But of course, the main point of the event was spending time together, having fun with the RX staff and our incredibly game listeners. We hope this becomes an annual event because although we were on our feet for about 5-6 hours straight, we didn’t feel just how painful our legs and feet were until we actually sat down at the end of the event.
Some group pics:
(Karen, Brent, Juddha and Rico Robles)
(Cheska Ortega and Gino Quillamor)
(Hazel, Danielle and Karen)
(Celebrity Guest Piolo Pascual with RX jocks Jude Rocha, Igi Guerrero and Gino)
And some pairings: some perfect fits, some outright odd…
(L: Karen and Brent, R: Gino and Delle)
(L: Igi and Gelli Victor, R: Gaby and Juddha)
(L: Juddha and Rico, R: Jude and Delle)
(L: Igi and Delle, R: Christie and Jude)
(Jude and Tom Alvarez)
(Tom and DJ McCoy)
So again, a big juicy thanks to everyone who joined us: the celebrity guests (especially ours, the gracious and beautiful and fun and super cool Gaby dela Merced) and of course the listeners who more than brought their game face. We started out as competitors, but many walked away with new friends. Let me leave you with the classic adage…
The Thrill of Victory…
The Agony of Defeat…
And the Timezone Cuddly Bunny….