November 10, 2009

K.O.

So we went back to 7Pecados at Sofitel Philippine Plaza last Wednesday for the second of its World Wide Wednesdays themed parties. As I mentioned after the first one, the theme was Knock Out Night and sure enough, it was all about boxing. Very timely, as Manny Pacquiao, the "Pambansang Kamao" (national fist), fights for his seventh world title in a seventh weight division against Miguel Cotto this weekend. The stage where the band performs was set up like a boxing ring and a video documentary about Pacquiao was being shown onscreen.

stage set up like a boxing ring during Knock Out Night at Sofitel's 7Pecados

Boxing gloves were hanging from the ceiling. At least, the parts that weren't tiled in mirrors. I didn't notice it the first time, but the ceiling at the center of the room isn't mirrored. The huge pillar beside the bar is though, which made for more interesting reflections.

mirrored pillar at the bar during Knock Out Night at Sofitel's 7Pecados

The members of the band Blind Curve were dressed up in athletic gear. Ummm, sort of. I doubt if trainers allow stiletto-heeled rubber shoes in the gym.

Blind Curve band members in athletic gear during Knock Out Night at Sofitel's 7Pecados

Even the servers were in shorts, tees and jackets. I hope this doesn't get them into trouble, but I found it funny-cute that between waiting on customers, they were playing around with the iMacs, either surfing the web or having fun with Photo Booth.

servers playing with an iMac during Knock Out Night at Sofitel's 7Pecados

And as I promised myself, I didn't get knocked out on Knock Out Night. I was a good girl and only had one glass of Singapore Sling (gin, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, herbal liqueur and grenadine syrup). I can't promise I'll be as good on the 18th, the next WWW@7Pecados party with its theme of Masquerade. I'm looking forward to that one and really hoping that it's Venetian. I wonder though, will it be masks on or masks off?

empty glass of Singapore Sling during Knock Out Night at Sofitel's 7Pecados

20 comments:

Jacob said...

You just get more and more creative. Great series of great interest. And the photos are wonderful...colorful and the lighting is magnificent!

marley said...

Another very interesting night. Sounds like good fun.

Can't wait to see the next theme :)

Ken said...

Looks like an interesting night. Glad to see you behaved yourself.

Paula said...

I don't get stilettos at all. I understand the allure, but wearing them all the time - in the future podiatrists will be everyone's favorite doctor. Nice essay Miss Hilda, I hope it's Venetian too, masks on.

Ken Mac said...

why does this light strike me as spooky>

James said...

What a fun night. I don't watch boxing anymore but with a spread like this I'd watch a fight or a documentary.

Don and Krise said...

I'm telling you, if you want to find the hot spots just follow Hilda. What a party animal.

Very nice post Hilda Great photos and narration as usual.

Priyanka Khot said...

Looks like a fun night out!

Hope u enjoyed. I had a blast reading this post and now i am confident that this is the only way i can EVER enjoy boxing... hahahah

Dina said...

Nice spicy post. Fun. Go Hilda!

Vogon Poet said...

Great post, funny and full of color. I'm not a boxing fan, but exceptions could be made sometimes.

Cezar and Léia said...

Different theme! I need to confess that I don't like boxes but it's original!Ahhh and I loved the last picture, artwork!!!
God bless you
Léia :)

B SQUARED said...

Sure sounds like a lot of fun.

Lois said...

What fun! I haven't had Singapore Sling since I was in college. It was my favorite back then!

ellievellie said...

I like boxing - the decor looks very exiting. Seems to be a great party!

johnny said...

bonito blog de tu ciudad
saludos

George said...

This looks like a fun evening -- I like the boxing decor. And as an iMac owner I can understand why the servers might want to play with one.

Tanya said...

Looks like a super fun place Hilda and good for you being a good girl...I wasn't as good on Halloween and paid for it,lol

Steffe said...

What a night.

the donG said...

and it's all set! im really excited for the fight!

AB said...

Looks like a fun time. The photos are good. I especially like the last two.