From the spectacular and spooky Halloween celebration last year, TrueLogic went a different and exciting route this year by doing a Carnival themed Halloween party last October 30. The three teams – the Operations, the Content and the Admin – all prepared their own rooms to follow the theme of the fantastic Carnivalesque experience.
Come late afternoon, the hallways were decked with party treats including a popcorn stall, cotton candy and candy bar, chocolate fountain, a local sorbetero, and a face paint booth. TrueLogic employees spent a good time going around each booth having their faces painted in spectacular neon colors and eating their share of carnival sweets.
A Fun Filled Festival
The event began at around 5pm and was hosted by Cielo Alonzo and Chris De Villa. For introductions, they gathered the team around the hallway to present the judges including Itamar Gero, Bernard San Juan and Harold Tan. The judges began room tour with Admin room, the first room, which was decorated and conceptualized by the Admin team. Their room was themed, TwistedLogic Carnevil.
They allowed three teams to get a private tour of their circus. Their team were all dressed in red and black and white, while donning creepy looking white face masks. The room featured an entrance that looked like the open mouth of a clown and their brilliant escape room became the talk of the whole afternoon.
The judges toured next the Ops room, which was decorated with purple buntings and mini balloons. They featured a tarot reader and an array of popular carnival games, such as Ring Toss, Milk Bottle Toss, Beer Pong, and a whole lot more enjoyable regular circus fares. The judges enjoyed each of the games, as well as the free treats that came with each score.
It was also notable how almost everyone in the room were dressed in colorful costumes and were wearing brightly painted faces.
Finally, the judges then moved into the second room, which featured the Content Team’s neon-themed room. Unlike the brightly lit and normal carnival fare featured in the previous room, Content took an unexpected turn this year and welcomed the judges in a pitch black room lit by backlight, a form of illumination used in LCDs.
As the previous winner of the Halloween contest, Content took this year’s concept to a whole new level once more. The room was filled with booming techno music as the judges went through each challenge, arranged like a maze, around the blackened room. Only their faces painted in bright neon were seen and the judges enjoyed going through each round and each punishment, should they fail the maze.
Carnivalesque TownHall and Contest Winners
After each of the room tour, the entire TrueLogic team was herded to the third room for TownHall. The TownHall session that Friday was something else, though. After the usual congratulatory spiel on how well the whole team did that week, they announced a game everybody is about to participate in, the Dress Up Your Manager.
The teams were already previously announced, which featured Itamar Gero, Bernard San Juan, Harold Tan, Zhai Barro, MJ Navida, Joshua Pielago, Gaia Lising and Sheila Dela Peña. For this special activity, each team was given a box that contained a rice sack, colored straws, lipstick, face powder, charcoal, a pack of ketchup, tissue, and colorful cellophane.
The teams needed to use everything in the box to dress up their designated manager. They were given 20 minutes and afterwards, each of the managers were asked to walk a makeshift runway to showcase their team’s hardwork. MJ, who parodied a fashion-forward Korean Empress placed third, while Itamar, who looked like a sad clown in strings, was awarded 2nd place and Zhai, as Zhai-clops, won first prize with her innovative get-up with a pressed powder mirror for an eye to boot.
The hosts then proceeded to announce the winner in this year’s Halloween competition. The criteria for judging the best are as follows: 30% Entertainment Factor, 30% Design and Creativity, 20% Originality in Concept, 20% Group Effort. The winning team will win Php10,000, 2nd placer will take home Php7,000 and the 3rd placer will be awarded Php5,000.
The Operations team’s fun-themed carnival room won third place and the Admin team’s TwistedLogic Carnevile won second place. Finally, the consistent and undefeated Content team once again bagged this year’s top prize with their neon themed room.
After the awards have been given away, Townhall was concluded and everyone enjoyed the sumptuous buffet. As the night went on, while some members of the Truelogic family are still enjoying the healthy dinner, others went around to experience the other rooms’ amusing games and challenges.
The TrueLogic family evidently enjoyed the carnival-themed party, with all the treats and fun fare, the prizes and the games. Now, we’re all looking forward to the next TrueLogic company event, the annual year-end Christmas party – with its exciting Gliterrati theme.
Are you fabulously ready for the year-end party?