|Acquaintance Party 2011: CIIT Family's Night of Camaraderie|
As expected, students came to the event dressed to kill in their best suit, tight fitting dress, 3-inch pumps and killer looks for a night of fun and excitement. The event started around 6:30pm with the Doxology performed by Lloyd Lualhati and Angelica Dejan from Highlights, a student organization aimed at promoting spiritual growth. A beautiful and meaningful opening remark by Mr. Robert Peter Ancheta, Head of Academics, followed. Then, the newly elected Student Council officers went on stage to address the entire student body and formally welcomed everyone to the event. The council’s President, Kim Ngo, promised everyone that this years' party would definitely not disappoint. The introduction of the different student organizations followed as each took their place on stage to be recognized and hopefully entice interested students to sign up. Some organizations also prepared their respective performances at the event and made it a night to remember.
The masters of ceremonies, Christian Rodgriguez and Pamela Gonzales introduced CosmoGroove, CIIT’s very own dance club as they delivered a powerful number that had everything from comedy, B-boy moves, sexy bumping and grinding all the way to a surprise performance by Mr. Conrad Maraan from the IT Dept. The activities and fun parlor games made things interesting and kept the students’ attention on stage. "We selected these games with the aim of really giving the students and faculty a chance to bond and get to know one another while interacting in a fun way. We chose activities that would really be enjoyable for the contestants but at the same time be equally entertaining for the audience", says Kim. Pinoy Henyo paired up various faculty and staff with students that resulted in a hilarious and comedic display of miscommunication between contestants. Though not a single pair took home the cash prize for guessing the correct answer, the entire crowd ended up laughing their hearts out. Dubbed as the favorite game of the SC President, the Break-the-Egg game paired up numerous students who had eggs dangling from their tummies down to their legs and had to sway their hips in an attempt to break the eggs by hitting the eggs against each other. Campus hottie Sarah Benitez along with freshman John Carl Magat won 100 pesos each as one of the three winning pairs.
Dinner was eventually served to the throng of hungry students who had their issues regarding undercooked rice and non-refillable drinks. The third game, a twist on the classic bingo game, required students to mingle around and search for people who fit the descriptions stated in the Bingo sheet and have them sign. Then, the names of the winners of the Bingo game, Alexander Tantoco and Benjamin Rubio, were announced. J-Marc Mendoza and Stefanell Santos kept students entertained as they sang acoustic, ballad and rock songs. Faculty and staff also took the stage with Ms. Kai from the BDD and Prof. X singing their version of "Need You Now". Raffle draws in between performances kept the students excited because of the P1,000 grand prize that awaited them. Student bands "Hubad Na Katotohanan" rocked the night with "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton and "Two Trick Pony" by OPM band, Sandwich. Our very own Cha Lopez also sang "Baby Now That I Found You" and was then joined on stage by Council Vice President, RJ Samson, which got the entire crowd screaming and cheering. "6 Spaced Cake" dropped jaws as their bassist, Juancho, surprised the crowd by playing spectacular bass while bumping, grinding, and waving his hands to get the crowd going. They gave an energetic performance by playing Huling El Bimbo and Kung Ayaw mo Wag mo. Ms. Aventino surprised the students by singing Stay as the last performance on stage which was perhaps the most cheered song number of the evening. The event officially ended with Council President Kim Ngo and VP, RJ Samson, coming to the stage and expressing their gratitude and appreciation to all the students who supported the event and helped turn it into a huge success. As a finale, the entire CIIT family was called onstage for one last group shot.
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