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<Ookochi Sakuya and Yuki Eiri met in Encore Quantum Arcade in Mega A,
Sakuya as he played the Gundam game (already in Jaburo), Yuki began
to advertise the Anime prom. After the grueling match, Sakuya lost
due to a cheap shot at the back by a reckless Guncannon. Sakuya
cursing the federation, saw the relentless advertising campaign by
Yuki Eiri, went forward to address the marketing man. He glanced at
the poster and tapped Yuki gently on the back, Yuki responded almost
1) Sakuya: What is the Anime Prom/Ball?
Yuki: Well, the anime prom/ball is a gathering of all the people from
the anime community to celebrate the month of love through dancing,
partying, and music. Also it is to celebrate the most common theme in
most anime/manga titles, love.
2) Sakuya: That's nice, but what else is the purpose of this
Yuki: Aside from the things I mentioned above, basically just to have
fun in a formal way with your anime friends.
3) Sakuya: Wow! That sounds fun. Where will it be held?
Yuki: In Club Filipino.
4) Sakuya: Anou, where is it?
Yuki: Ah, you don't know. Well its behind Virra Mall, a shopping
center by San Juan, its really popular for selling cheap clothes,
computer items, and collectibles.
5) Sakuya: Well, if I commute how can I get there?
Yuki: Without a map, you can go two ways:
a) One, take the MRT train from any station and go down at
the "Santolan" station. Either walk from the station, turn left at
the first corner you see and walk straight forward until you reach
Virra Mall. Behind Virra Mall, there is a club it looks ancient yet
vintage and that's where Club Filipino is at. Or take a taxi from
b) Two, or go behind it. In my experience this way is easier. I
will now tackle the two modes of transportation, taxi or passenger
car and the typical bus and jeep.
Northbound: From Edsa, go straight until Robinson's Galleria. If you
are taking a bus, get off. If you are taking a car or taxi take the
flyover. If you are taking a car go straight until Club Filipino Ave
and turn right. From there go straight until you see Club Filipino.
If you are commuting, take a jeep from Robinson's Galleria and
disembark once you see Club Filipino, it is a short walk from there.
6) Sakuya: Oh, now I get it. How much is it?
Yuki: P500, flat rate.
7) Sakuya: Holy, that's expensive! Why so?
Yuki: The money just does not go to the rental of the place itself,
but by hand it also goes to the lights, the sounds, and the
peripherals of the prom itself. Without the money, there are no
8) Sakuya: Oh okay, that's pretty liberal, no special treatment
Yuki: Well, couples do get a special treatment just not on the price.
They will not be discriminated upon at the seating arrangement (see
below) and they can be nominated and voted for the couple of the
9) Sakuya: What about a friend of mine, his name is Atsuro and
he is somewhat you know, special he wants to date another friend of
mine, will that be allowed?
Yuki: There is no bias against same-sex relationships before there
was because of the price, now since it is a flat rate, go out with
whoever you are it is a liberal affair. (whisper: Well actually I'm
also thinking of bringing a special friend, his name is Shuichi
10) Sakuya: Err well moving on, it says here the attire
is "decently formal", what the hell does that mean?
Yuki: We termed it "decently formal" and not "strictly formal" at the
discretion of the guest. Indeed we don't discriminate against those
who wear certain clothes but for decency's sake still maintain with
the status quo and at least look "decent" as the instruction
says. "Formal" meaning refrain from totally casual gear and "smart
casual" does not apply in this case.
11) Sakuya: Anou, it still sounds vague, may I get specifics?
Yuki: Okay here goes, allowed for men:
Men: Long sleeve collared button-up shirts, or short sleeves for
Tacky ties are optional, those who don't want to wear tacky
ties, make up for it with a suit or blazer and the shirt
Um tucked in is more preferable but if you are bringing a barong,
please tuck out
Can be as informal as khakis but please no jeans
Shoes has to be leather or suede, no sports shoes
Um athletic equipment is a no-no
Besides Celts, Scots, and traditional Japanese, maybe other ethnic
tribes, men in their culture wear skirts. And since (sorry to those
who are sensitive about this) we are adapting a post-colonial
European/American based Philippine culture, please my dear fellow men
do not crossplay.
Women: Um dresses, gowns, fancy stuff indeed this prom is for
Due to popular demand, the female tux has been
allowed for those who
are in need of a non-feminine style.
Anou no athletic equipment again please.
All types of sandals, shoes, and other formal
12) Sakuya: That almost clears things up a bit.
Yuki: Well, it does, and really it is up your discretion whether you
feel one is more formal than the other. But Club Filipino has the
right to not allow entry due to "irregular" fashion statements.
13) Sakuya: Doesn't that produce a sort of bias for the event?
Yuki: Dear Sakuya, we are attending a promenade not a floor show.
14) Sakuya: Oh forgive me Yuki.
Yuki: That's alright Sakuya, just remember: dress nicely.
15) Sakuya: What about the time? When and what time will it be
Yuki: It starts at 7:00 (but be there at around six for best results)
and ends at 12:00
The date will be February 22, 2002.
16) Sakuya: Doesn't that not fit into most people's schedules?
And why the 22nd not the 15th when it is nearly Valentines' Day?
Yuki: Oh that well the answer is lack of schedules. We did everything
in our power to get it close to Valentines or at a Saturday but still
the problems are great regarding this issue.
17) Sakuya: Oh I see. By the way, what is that Eyeball?
Yuki: Not the part in the anatomy, but it is an Eyeball party on
Saturday, February 2, 2002.
18) Sakuya: So what, I could buy at the door right?
Yuki: Yeah, but it will be marked higher. On the Eyeball event, you
could buy tickets in advance, reserve seats and meet the organizers
and ask them personally about the event itself.
19) Sakuya: Oh, how convenient, also cheap well I need the
Yuki: Sorry about that, it will be held at Megamall Comic Alley, Mega
B between 2:00 until 5:00, we might extend but this is the timeline.
We will be there the whole afternoon by the way. And it will be held
inside the Comic Alley department.
20) Sakuya: Well do we need to be there the whole three hours or
so, because I have a gig at Cradle at around 5:30 and I need to be
there. By the way, we're singing "Midnight Crow" that night.
Yuki: You don't need to. Pay, get the stuff, ask questions, leave.
Got it? By the way, love that song man.
21) Sakuya: Who do I approach during that day?
Yuki: The YD of course, and they will be wearing IDs so you could
22) Sakuya: Who are in charge by the way?
Yuki: Well here are the YD who are directly involved with the
project. All financial, political, and other concerns go through
them. They are:
Ernesto Beras: Project Head
Vincent Ternida: Marketing and PR Head
Galo Matagay III: Overall Logistics Head
Christian Garcia-Dee: Technical Director
Robert de Villa: Venue-Specific Logistics
Ricky Buzon: Promotional Printing
23) Sakuya: Oh that's great really. Can we go through it again?
What do we get during the payment for our tickets?
Yuki: You get three things (if necessary):
First: The invitation
Second: Seating reservation
Third: Parental waiver
24) Sakuya: Whoa, whoa, whoa I'm 22 why do I need a parental
Yuki: Only to those below 18 or with discretion from the organizers
will this waiver be given. So won't need this one.
25) Sakuya: Last question, you said something about anime prom,
how can this be different, will there be cosplays?
Yuki: Well I wouldn't put it 100% different from the others. There
will be anime-like decorations, an ongoing anime film being shown,
anime related music and bands, and of course surrounded by the anime
community who share one common interest, anime. About cosplaying,
okay fine cosplay, as long as you fall within the dress code and
indeed there are no prizes in store for you.
26) Sakuya: Oh, okay expect me to be there on Feb 2.
Yuki: Sure, thanks for patronizing the anime prom!