Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Day 3: A Night to Remember

I consider this part of the program the "highlight" and perhaps the happiest since it was a time when no one considered each one an opponent. It was a time when-- though we did come in our assigned costumes or themes-- we just forgot that we had marshals observing our every move, ready to deduct points for every violation we might make that night. 

With Sir Mark Calinawan (Video Editor), Gretchen Eduyan (Marketing Staff-HQ Cebu) and Sir Roel Caparas (Graphic Designer of Focus Magazine, Official Publication of Edmark International)
That night, everyone was exhausted from the running and yelling so we just sat in our seats and listened to the great music as we were serenaded by the band our President, Mr. Jose Y. Urquia, headed. They played a variety of music from perhaps the 60's and 80's. 

This was just a little hazy. Nonetheless, I lurrrve it! :)
And when the music slowly progressed to the hippy type, the people [especially the oldies] knew what they had to do. They stood up, strut their butts off the dance floor and showed me exactly how they did "it" during their time. And I swear, it was the best! Really. It was way, way better than what I saw in the movies.

FYI: This part of the program began the night of the 2nd until early the next day... So please. No violent reactions from those who were able to attend. *wink*

Too early for bed, Che! Wake up!
There was actually a contest that night. There were groups who wore costumes with themes of gods and goddesses, the Army, cosplay, cowboy/cowgirl, etc.  I really liked the group belonging to those who had to portray Greek gods and goddesses because they were effortless! Seriously. I kept on wondering why their costumes looked so familiar. It was only after I had my shower in our cabin that I realized: "Hey! They used the shower curtains!" Hahaha.

My team was tasked to wear something that reminded people of the 70's. Thus, my yellow bell-bottoms. Love it? Hahaha. I got if from my mom's closet.

My mom used to wear clothes in ternos (Spanish for "matching"). However, that kinda style is no longer "in" today so I usually go for colorful yet formal outfits. And I didn't wanna appear "Imeldific" so I just wore what you see in the photos above.

Anyway, I think this is all for now. Til next time. Ciao! :)

Photo Credits: Gretchen Eduyan, Roel Caparas

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Day 2: Here We Come

Breakfast with (from L-R) Gretchen, Ismael and Alice
After the fun yet tiring "Day 1", we woke up to the sound of marshals knocking on our doors. They were like, "Sir/Ma'am, we just dropped by to inform you that the exercise will be held at the Lotus Garden at exactly 7:00 AM (if I'm not mistaken)." Then they'd leave but you can still hear their voices, moving from one cabin to the next.

After our 'strenuous' (?) exercise at the Lotus Garden
So off we went to the take a bath and headed straight to the Lotus Garden. There, we were asked to do some exercises like Tae Bo and an exercise that was a combination of Tai Chi and Kung Fu.

It was so refreshing. It has been a long time since I last exercised. I used to jog daily to keep myself. However, because of work, I barely get to exercise. Still, my body looks okay. Hahaha.

There were a lot of activities that followed after our breakfast. We stayed with our groups and what you see on top is a photo of a groupmate trying to build these blocks into the figure displayed on the table. We sell these blocks as toys, by the way. Haha. 

And this photo shows our team-- the blue team-- competing against the red team in a game of Dodgeball. It was fun watching. You know that feeling when you suddenly feel embarrassed coz you shrieked while cheering for your team? That feeling when you lost your composure because you were so glad the other team didn't hit any member yet? Hahaha.

Anyway, at the end of that day, I was like a car with a flat tire. I was so tired I almost fell asleep with my shoes on. :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Day 1: Off to Batangas

We had a 3-day event in Batangas last August, 2013. It was a team-building camp-- one that was held yearly on the same month of the year. It was attended by more than 500 guests from different countries like Malaysia, UAE, Nigeria, etc.

This photo was taken by the official photographer. He suggested that we do the sensational "Look Up". We were outside waiting for our turn to ride the bus we were assigned to.

We're staff but this year, we get to participate just like all our other clients. However, during the first day, we had to be assigned in the registration for the different team colors. And we were given these wrist bands so as to identify participants from non-participants.

Sorry about the photos. They're not so clear but nonetheless they show what I wanted you to see in our trip to Batangas, Philippines. This is Gretchen by the way. She's marketing staff in our Cebu Branch.

I'm feeling a little sleepy now. So here's all for now.


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