Gracall’s First Christmas Party

It was a simple gathering yet worth remembering since it was our very first Christmas Party as a company. Everybody enjoyed the party. We had games, a lot of food and laughter and of course gift giving. πŸ™‚

The pantry was graced for the occasion and we took photos before the party started. Camwhores as always. Ano pa?

The boys πŸ™‚

With our Operations Manager Miss Myi (on the tiger top)

Ace + our OM Miss Myi + TL Nikki

Parlor Games

and the cam whoring continued..

JM + Me

OMG. Like I am so FAT! Fail!

While waiting for the food to be served..

TL Nikki was so surprised when we caught him eating by himself already. Haha!

Here comes the food..

The aftermath πŸ™‚

Gift giving time πŸ™‚

My monito, Kenneth πŸ™‚

We also had raffles for mobile phones and some basket of goodies.

Biboy won the Cherry Mobile Phone

while Jules won the basket of goodies. Congrats guys πŸ™‚

Parteeeyyyyy πŸ™‚

The party lasted until 3pm, I think. We were so full and tired. Tired of laughing our asses out and of course dahil diretso kami after shift that day but it was all fun and everybody enjoyed it so much. I won a stuffed pig na kaaway ng mga Angry Birds and a 500 bill from my Monito. Effort niya dba? Haha! It’s okay ’cause I didn’t write anything on my wishlist kasi wala akong maisip so sabi ko sa kanya “Perahin mo na lang” Haha!

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Moved to the 11th

The long wait is over. Though our office is not that completely finish, we moved from the 20th already. The new office is now fully operational but the amenities are not ready for use yet. The pantry is not that cool, the sink is nowhere to be found. Lame! According to our Team Leader, the building’s administrators are very strict regarding punching holes on the walls and constructing sinks and comfort rooms. That is why there were some things that were not permitted.

BFF Jacqui from the entrance

Our new office πŸ™‚

Our new place is very huge and cozy. Alog alog nga lang dahil konti lang kami and we don’t have no idea if they’re planning to expand the campaign for now.

My station πŸ™‚

Yves + Me

Ate Cleo was taking calls when we bugged her to smile for the camera πŸ™‚

Jean + Me

Andrew + Jacqui + Jean

I love Nat’s tatt πŸ™‚

Ahbie + Jacqui

The rest of the team while taking calls

We were not supposed to be on this photo. Haha! Sorry Jean πŸ™‚

Yves + Nat

Love group photo πŸ™‚

After shift, Jacqui and I headed to Healthway Clinic at Market Market to have our pre employment medical exams. I want to have that topic on a separate blog but I didn’t take any photos for I was so tired and sleepy. Plus, nakaka-stressed yung nag-physical exam sakin. Parang minolestiya lang ako. Amp!

I took these photos when we had lunch while waiting for the doctors to be back on duty because they were out for lunch too, I think..

Meet Mike. He was the waiter assigned to serve our food. Haha!

We were so hungry and Jacqui doesn’t want to have lunch sa mga fastfood for a change so we decided to have it at Pizza Hut πŸ™‚ The place was still cozy though it’s crowded when we got there.

Cam whoring while waiting for our food πŸ™‚

Finally, after waiting for like 15 minutes, lunch was served. I had Carbonara and Jacqui had some pasta with olive oil, I forgot what it’s called. Hehe! I was not able to take a photo of Jacqui’s food because she ate it as soon as served. Haha! We also had Meat Lovers for our Pizza and we end up so full πŸ™‚

After we ate, I still had troubles pooping for my sample specimen so we decided to go home. Jacqui met up with her husband and her cute son Xander first after she walked me to the parking lot to wait for the Fort Bus, it was raining cats and dogs then. There.. Had a long day but it was all fun πŸ™‚

The Extinction of Christmas Cards

“Big things come in small packages.”

True indeed because nowadays, I consider greetings cards, most specifically Christmas cards as one of those things that were already forgotten specially with the kind of technology that we have right now. With all those iPads, cellphones and those stuff that I may say, made our life easier, we tend to overlook the idea of exerting an effort to let other people know how we feel about them.

I couldn’t even recall the last time I have received a greeting card or a letter from somebody else aside from my Hubby of course. I used to received loads of them from relatives and friends back then but for some reasons, as years gone by, they became lesser and lesser every occasion.

People were being contented in just sending out text messages which is the most convenient way of saying what you wanna say. E-cards are also used in replacement of sending an actual card because most people I know, wouldn’t want to go over the hassle of going to the post office to send a card for somebody.

With that it saddened me to know that because of technology and the fast pace of our lives right now, we forget those things that are still meaningful no matter how little they are. It still feels good to keep something like a greeting card on a memorabilia box and read it after Β a year or 2 when it was given to you. This makes me feel good because I’m the kind of person who keeps even the littlest of things specially if it’s from someone dear to me and dig it after ages that they were hidden and reminisce the good memories that comes with them. You know, it gives you the feeling of warmth inside.

This Christmas, I’ll swear I’ll try to send out cards to my love ones and if I’ll have time, I want to extend an effort not to buy them but make them myself. I think it would mean way a lot if I personalized them, specially the designs and the messages that I’ll include on the cards. I wanna receive Christmas cards too πŸ™‚ I think that’s a good idea specially that everybody is having a very tight budget this year. Anyway, it’s the thought that still counts. πŸ™‚

Wake me up when November ends..

Hey, It’s been a month since I last posted something on here. Been busy with a lot of things seriously. November was such a bitch, I may say. It all started when I have to go to work November 1st which was supposed to be a holiday and a time to be with the family. I spent the whole day working and the rest of the days seems to have followed the trend. I had some issues with my complicated schedule as well. It sucks bigtime.

These photos were taken November 1st:

My fave spot, beside the window πŸ™‚

Si Ate Cleo, pretending to be busy. Haha!

and we were so lazy to be working on a holiday.. arghhh.

This is why I love the spot by the window πŸ™‚

I’m so into the sky whenever I feel tired and drained. There’s something in it that makes me feel good inside. It actually calms my soul and mind in a snap.

And the cam whoring continued..

These are my close friends. Chris + DenDen

Me + BFF Chris

I also took photos of our new office in Taguig. Well, we are currently on the 20th floor and soon we will be moving on the 11th. We are just waiting for the entire floor to be organized and fixed with all the connections and stuff.

This is the reception

Elevator. Hehe πŸ™‚

BFF Chris

Since I had troubles keeping my schedule in mind, I made this:

My schedule for the rest of December πŸ™‚

Though I’m really having a hard time adjusting to my new schedule, I’m so glad that I’ll be in rest days for the important days of this month and probably will catch up in blogging. Β It was changed from 5pm to 1am! Lame! November schedule sucks! I even had those days that I had interchanged my schedules and end up messing my log ins so I came up with this idea of keeping my own copy. Unless they decided (again) to change it and inform us a day ahead. Oh! That’s awful! Well, as they say, if you can’t do something about it better stop complaining or start moving. I’ll keep my blog site posted for exciting things December has to offer πŸ™‚