[This is a repost from The Freeman Newspaper (because The Freeman, Philstar Site doesn’t have photos ha! ha!) – Original post here.]
After learning that a portion of the population in Cebu, whether they are in the center of the city (Alejandros) or they are far North (Joker’s), decide to devote almost four hours of grueling question and answers, we decided that our week nights have never been the same since. And we can’t believe its been a year already since Cebu Trivia Night started!
Leica, Alexis and Jewel with their humongous cake from The Cupcake Theory
“Last month’s anniversary was simply amazing,” Leica Cruz, quizmaster of Cebu Trivia Night, said. “We had it month long and we felt the support of the geeks every week building up to the culminating night which was the Cebu vs. Manila trivia night at Anzani. It paved way to build new ties with the geeks in Manila and now Cebu is being invited for a ‘Cebu All stars’ vs ‘Manila All stars’ trivia night. You better watch out for it after June this year.”
Audie and Jay hamming it up
“Hala, solo jud!” says Farrah Lapinid.
My team *saying it with a puffed chest* The Lady Gagas
Benj Espina – known him as the Atheista, an online buddy – is part of the Strippers, Manila team
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Sir Jigz from Sunstar, his wife Cha Arquiza, Gwen and Bong from RCTV
Cebu Trivia Night entertained their regulars so much that we have every reason to believe that this has everything to do with the quizmaster’s penchant for a concession that should clue the geeks into the need for hardcore cramming.“We’ll be surprising players with new/special rules once in a while so as not to make every night the same as the other nights,” claims Jewel, quizmaster. “Sometimes my emotions affect the questions I asked as well. If I’m feeling a bit under the weather then expect the questions to be a tad difficult than the usual.”
“It makes me feel dumb whenever I read particularly difficult questions because when I am sure nobody will get it, all the teams get the correct answer,” Alexis Yap, Cebu Trivia Night’s hosts of all hosts, admitted. “But seriously, the energy of the people astounds me. I look forward to every Trivia Night because I know I will have a great time.” Anton Ngo-Tautjo, a member of Team Fatness First, says even if he plays solo, he loves it when he is the only one who gets it right. “It just feels so good!” Anton says.
Even if Cebu Trivia Night has expanded to different venues with different markets, the crowd is the same – boisterously fun and very much inspired! “My favorite categories are: pop culture, history, movies, TV and anything related to the 90s!” says Albert from Team 20somethings/Grp 12.
And who can forget prizes coveted by winning teams? “Since the beach is obviously my regular refuge from city life, it’s gotta be the Hoyohoy Villas GC!” says, Audie Villa from The Team Formerly Known as the Lady Gagas. “Joining trivia that night at the Jokers was like hitting 3 birds with a stone: we had fun, we won, and best of all, we get to go to Bantayan for free!”
“We are thankful gyud for the followers/ geeks for making us a part of their weekdays,” Leica adds. “Everyone has become our friends already. Three nights of Trivia is not a joke especially there are teams who come to ALL venues (definitely no repetition of categories).”
This is new kind of weekly fun that Cebu geeks are subscribing to. Cebu Trivia Night happens every Tuesday Night at Joker’s Arms, Wednesday Night at Alejandros and Thursdays at Cebu Grand Hotel.
*photos by Gio Ruiz