This Happened In Anotherland… Were you there?

Last May 29, 2015, we tore the south down with the sickest party that ever touched Filinvest grounds. I know some of you guys missed out in all the fun because ya’ll had to do something on Saturday morning or were really not in the mood- Boo! Since I’m awesome, I have decided to a little something for you guys! For those who missed Anotherland, I’ll be recalling the experience in writing so it’ll be like you guys were there too. Here it goes!
Opening (5pm-11pm): You arrive at the venue a little before 11, because who goes to a party at 5pm right? You could hear the music from your car window, even when you were still a few blocks away. The music was booming by the time you actually got out of your car. You walk the long road before reaching Anotherland until you see it. You see the barriers to the gates of another place, another world. Cars are lined up at the opening of the play ground. They’re filled with booming music, accessories, and girls. You feel like you just stepped in Furious 7. You give out your ticket. You get a stub and a glow stick, because you’re VIP. The place has food and tattoo shops inside the Gold section. You make your way to VIP and you see the stage. It was illuminating and the music was pounding harder as the night grew. There weren’t a lot of people yet, but you could already see the potential of some. You drank and ate while waiting for the crowd to grow.
Main Act (12pm-Onwards): The crowd got bigger all of a sudden. A lot of people you actually know started piling in the fest grounds. You and your friends greeted everyone else. The main act started playing and the crowd goes wild. People start pilling to the front giving out their best moves. You join in because who wouldn’t? You dance till your feet hurt. You know you’re not the best dancer out there, but at this moment you really just don’t care because everyone seems to be enjoying each other’s presence. You follow every command of the hosts. If they say put your hands up, then you do as your told. It seems like anything is possible at this moment. You could go for anything and do anything. Now the night goes on in your will. Will you talk to the hottie? Will you break out in dance? Will you triumph in the drinking games on the sides of VIP? It’s up to you.
The following day: Well, whatever you did yesterday made sure you aren’t getting out of bed properly today. You know maybe you should cancel your plans today.
Wish you went to Anotherland? I know you do. Don’t worry, Axell will providing us with more parties to come!
Anotherland’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AnotherlandPH?fref=ts
Till next time,
Mika Reyes

Let’s Not Carpe This Effing Diem, But Let’s Party as Man Should in Anotherland

Okay, I’m not going to start this article with the usual, “Let’s Carpe this effing Diem!” or “It’ll be the sickest night of your mothafu*king lives” like your usual HS rave parties in the bahay or the super yehey venues where you get invited to- OMG! Forbes Park! Because this party is not like your usual Saturday swing outs. This May 29, 2015 Axell Entertainment will be having Anotherland in FEU Block, South Corporate avenue of Filinvest City, Manila and they will show you why God created man, and how man created fun.

You’re probably wondering why I have so much faith in this establishment. Well, creating fun is harder than it looks. You know what I mean. We’ve all had a fair share of very weak raves, so I don’t blame you. But this Music Festival will be different and I have cold hard facts to prove it.
Fact 1: Anotherland is patterned after multiple European Music Festivals and we all know how the Europeans party. Here’s a heads up; Tomorrowland, Donauinselfest, Sziget, and much more. Check this website for a run down of all European Music Festivals: http://www.festicket.com/festivals/
Fact 2: How could you go wrong with Anotherland’s theme, Sin City. You could finally pull on your best bad girl Jessica Alba look or your tough guy Bruce Willis act without being judged. The best part is you’ll feel completely bad ass with all that B&W glory.
Fact 3: It’ll be just like Fast 7, but this time you can actually see the cars first hand. Bro, if I could just touch that Lykan Hypersport, my life would be complete. Your 2013 self, who was toying around GTA 5, will be rejoicing when he chances upon the cars they’ll showcase in Anotherland.
Fact 4: There will be Tattoo Hubs! Okay, a lot of people will strongly discourage you from getting a tattoo in a Music Festival because it’s permanent and the artist wouldn’t be focused, but this is only if you get a huge ass tattoo. I think it’s pretty cool if you get a small tattoo lamented on your skin, which will remind you of one awesome night. Since it’s small, it’ll be less likely screwed up.
You can even talk to the artists in their free time and maybe you’ll step it up a notch and figure out what their tattoos mean.
Fact 5: Have you seen the line up? All the other facts are kinda unnecessary after you’ve seen the line up. Like, really. I’m not even kidding right now. It’s actually why I placed this fact last because if it were the first fact then you wouldn’t have bothered to read everything else. We’ll be having DJ MC Ronthug, DJ Ace Ramos, Funk Avy, Deuce, Roda King, Carlo Atendido, Ron Poe, and Steal. If you haven’t been living a pretty basic af life for the past few years, then you would know why these DJs are Manila’s Best! They’ve been to every single best raves and parties all around town. Uniting them all as never done before would be incredible.The party will also be hosted by Zoe Alfonso, Axell, and Miyuki. I have the biggest girl crush on Zoe Alfonso!
Believe me now?
See you there.
Anotherland’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AnotherlandPH?fref=ts
Mika Reyes

To the PC after us and the PC after them (I’m not talking about computers)

Dear Future Prom Committee,

First and foremost, good luck! You’ll need it. Okay, not to pressure you or anything but the whole idea of a magical high school night is in your hands- like I said no pressure. Yup, no. I can’t do this anymore. There is a lot of pressure of course. If you read my blog then you would’ve read “The Truth About Prom” wherein I talk about a mythical magical night. I did contradict that statement by saying you can create your own magical night. Guess what, that “creating” I’m talking about would be 40% the promticipants and 60% the prom committee, so you guys are really really important. No matter how small you think your job is, it’ll actually be a tremendous help! No sponsorship no money, no invites no guests, no awards no winners, no decors- well hell who would want a prom with no decors? You know what I’m saying? Yeah, I know it’s a lot of pressure especially because batchmates can be a little-lot-bit judgmental but you were chosen for a reason, so I just know that you will fight for the perfect night till the end no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears will be shed. Yes, maybe a little blood, a lotta sweat (Don’t worry that’s calories too!), and a hella lot of tears! With everything said and done, I would really just wanna say good luck again! That’s all.

Particularly for the Sponsorship/Fundraising Committee…

I may not be the best person to give advice because I spent hours putting my taray voice on for company calls but ended up empty handed, so I’ll just give you tips about things I know!

  1. BE STRONG! A lot of people will think you’re just a whiny high school student asking for adult help like a little baby asking mommy for a bottle, but you’re not! You are a sophisticated business-y person in an adult world.You know what you want and you won’t take any spoon feeding cr*p!
  2. Do not be a tardy pants! Once you are informed of a project, you get on it faster than ASAP. Do not wait for a follow-up because by the time someone follows-up on you and by the time you follow-up that follow-up, you’d already be served up by your head. It would seriously be too late and that happens a lot in the Sponsorship/Fundraising Business!
  3. Do not give up! There were so many times wherein I felt so discouraged because no one was biting my line. I wasn’t getting any sponsor as in zilt! Just keep pushing for what you need and never be afraid to ask help especially from your PA.
  4. Compromise! You have to be a chameleon! Is that the right lizard? Basta, you have to be flexible with your committee mates and your schedule. If you really want it, then you’ll spare a bit of me time for work time!
  5. If all else fails, help the other committees. Make yourself useful; promote when needed, do inventories, pack souvenirs, test souvenirs, make iced tea, convince classmates, convince teachers, convince principals, convince yayas. Just do something. You will always find work to do in PromComm!

The golden rule is to have fun, guys! As long as you “love your job” (*wink* Awards Comm ’16 *wink*) you can get through the over popular prom night!


With all my love, I bid thee goodbye and may good fortunes be brought to your prom night! 

I have so much faith in you, guys! Especially my Fundraising Babies namely; Camilo De Guzman, Kirsten Mayuga, Zoie Garcia, and their abroad head Vicky Manalo! 


Mika Reyes


NotMikaReyes and Biancabarbiedolls in the Reese’s Throwback Festival


Hi guys,

Yesterday I went to an event for Candy, it was the Reese’s Throwback Festival and here are some of the pictures and thoughts I had during the Festival!


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Pagpumipila sa linya mag selfie muna!


Left to right: Jessa, Bianca, and Me. Then this angel (Jessa) popped up and led us around the festival-Media Style! We didn’t have to line up for anything. It was so fun because me and Bianca were like, “Oh yeah! A listers kasi in Kim K eh!” HAHAHAHA!



We played lots of games, but my favorite game was the Reese’s eating game and then you’d have to shoot the wrapper in a bin! We were so happy. Free chocolate betchez!




I even had to jump on a trampoline to get Reese’s. Hindi halata na chocolate addict kami!


And because I’m not such a chocolate fan (I’m being sarcastic here), I took a picture with a gigantic Reese’s Nut Bar. I think I might get Diabetes.


Yehey! We got all the stamps and can now claim our rewards! In the rewards place you spin a wheel and whichever prize it lands on that’s what you get, but since Candy is so freaking cool and being Media is “da bomb-s”…


We got everything. As in…



When they were filling up our bags with freebies our eyes got wider and wider every time they placed something inside, so here’s what we got; A Reese’s backpack, cap, tote, baggie, shirt, pen, USB, Monopod, and of course, Reese’s chocolates! Can I please be a Reese’s Ambassador?



We were walking around when we saw the Mrs. Fields booth. We saw the Reese’s cookies and we were talking about buying one. We asked the counter girl and she said it was P59. We took out our wallets and then they suddenly said it was for free because we’re Media. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! We were bouncing up and down! FREE FOOD! It was so good pa, I died in the inside!

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I met Phil Younghusband. I asked him if he still trains in Zobel, but apparently he hasn’t been to our school for a long time. Well that’s okay, he had a hot accent anyways. That was enough!


We were asked to sit in front with the parents of the performers in Never The Strangers. Phil was right behind us and his mere presence gave me chills, but we had to act cool because you know you have to. This dad in the picture was so sweet. He was talking to me throughout their performance telling me things like, “Yan o! Anak ko yan nagdu-drums!” “Alam mo kakagraduate lang nila sa Ateneo!” “Magka-klase nga sila eh!” What a QT!


Here’s Never The Strangers! Oh! I have kwento pala. Before they went on stage, we saw them near Coffee Bean and I was telling Bianca, “HUY! I think that’s them let’s go to them na!” and she was all like, “What if that’s not them! That would be so embarrassing!” When we got out of the restroom we saw them on stage. TOLD YOU I WAS RIGHT!


Itchyworms performed after Never The Strangers. Everyone went ballistic! I loved their first song and even sang along! Pero the Akin ka nalang part lang, ’cause I didn’t know the other words and there were hardcore fans in front of me, so if I freestyled they might have bitch slapped me.

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I also met Anthony Libre the Lead Vocalist of Never The Strangers. While talking we eventually got into a funny misunderstanding;

Anthony: Oh so are you guys still in college?

Bianca: Yeah, I am.

(He looks to me for an answer)

Me: Well I… Uhmm

(Bianca laughs and then I laugh)

Anthony: Oh it’s okay I’m not in college anymore too.

Me: No uhm I’m…

(Then he starts talking and talking)

Yeah dude, if you read this. I’m in high school. HAHA!


After everything all the Itchyworms fans started mauling over the band. Then suddenly fireworks started coming out and I was expecting all the fans to stop mauling over them, but no. How wrong was I. They we’re like F*CK THE FIREWORKS I’M GETTING A PICTURE WITH ITCHYWORMS!

So that was my experience during the Reese’s Fair! Were you there too? Share your experience!
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Love you guys,

Mika Reyes