Earlier this year, I saw some people posting photos about Mystery Manila (a live escape game room.) I stumbled upon it online and really got interested. My work friends and I planned to try this, but we don’t have any definite plans on when we really want to try it.
Until, our office is scheduled to have an Organizational Culture. They requested me to inquire in Mystery Manila’s rooms in Jupiter, Makati but the game only allow a maximum of six players per room. We are 23 individuals in the office, so Mystery Manila is axed in our Org Culture’s options :(.
But, Sir Vic, –our office dad wanted to try it too. Sabi niya, ituloy daw namin kahit kami-kami lang, kaya.. GO! So, Airiz, Joanna, and Sir Vic were my team mates for Rebecca’s Room. Hazel, also one of our officemates, should be part of team but she’s pregnant so pass muna siya.
When we entered the room, I was nervous because I may try to hide it but I am really a scaredy-cat. My imagination is absurd whenever I watch horror movies so I really thought there will be more mananakot inside.
Jo has solved the first code in a matter of minutes. Good thing we have Jo –you know, she’s Sherlock’s girlfriend (trying to be a good friend here).
We’ve read Rebecca’s diary to find more clues, we tried to look in her boxes, but we have to open some locks to get more clues. Our game maker <– not sure if it’s the right term but kunwari na lang hunger games said that we can ask him for clues but we are too proud to ask for clues and thought that we can handle it on our own.
We are roaming around the small room to look for more clues until we thought we already found the code to open the lock of the small drawer –there’s a loud and scary scream from the speaker that got us screaming. Jo was so frustrated at us because we screamed like kids, we told her that it’s part of the game (then I discovered that she was furious because medyo natumba siya dahil sa gulat niya sa mga sigaw namin, Sorry JO!)
When Sir Vic and Airiz is trying to unlock the code of the small cabinet, Jo and I tried to observe Rebecca’s room and we got interested in her wall display (told yah, this is horror-comedy). We even laughed at Rebecca’s diary entry (sorry!!!!)
We gave up on the first cabinet so we tried opening the second and bigger one –but the problem is we don’t know how to use this kind of lock :
Our time is running out, our game maker advised us that we really cannot open that second lock if we haven’t opened the first one (hello? oo nga naman!)
He finally gave us the clue and then even helped us open the second lock. He also asked for back up because he himself cannot open it. haha.
And that freakin’ second cabinet was opened. We are so ready to meet that little scary child but we just stood there waiting for her to come out. We are so scared and at the same time we’re laughing so hard — our imagination has no limit. I remember I was just standing and holding one of Rebecca’s furniture for back up –in case that child will come to me… I swear I’m gonna punch her (loljk).
Then, Kuya game maker said we can enter inside… We looked at him and said Dyaaaan??!!! What’s inside that hole? Why do we need to crawl? hindi pa ba siya lalabas?
We are so afraid to get inside because of our imaginations? What if the little girl is already there waiting for us?
Sir Vic suddenly blurted out “sige na pumasok na kayo??…” “TAKOT AKO SA BATA!!!” *SIR! apat anak mo? pano ka naging takot sa bata?* Then, Airiz was the first one to enter the eskinita and said.. claustrophobic ako. *girl, kelan pa?*
We are laughing out loud until the time is up (60 mins to solve the mystery.) So sad we haven’t seen the little kid (lol), but we’re willing to come back –to finish and finally solve the mystery.
We were really wondering on how do we look on the CCTV footages… ’cause for us we really look like we’re in a horror-comedy movie.
This is one of my unforgettable experiences.