GDS Christmas Party 2013: Party of the Superheroes
(Photo by R. Buiser)
TAHANAN, A STAGE PLAY: My fellow stage play fan (mom) and I waiting for the show to begin.
Happy birthday to my inaanak Czerina! :D
For quite a number of years already, I’ve attended Coke Christmas parties which also featured Employee Service Awards. Each time I saw people receiving loyalty awards, my optimistic self would say that I, too, would go up the stage soon, probably in formal attire. :) My realistic self, on the other hand, knew that anything’s possible…. :)
On the night of Dec. 6, 2013 though, it’s been sealed. I finally received a crown of achievement for five years of service. Funny but I wasn’t wearing the formal attire I previously imagined. Instead, I was in a superhero shirt in adherance to our party theme. But it dawned to me that it’s symbolic in a way. Buhay Coke is no joke. Surviving the ups and downs of those five years and being able to influence the lives of others made me feel like a superhero in my own right. :)
I thank God for His grace and blessings as well as my family and friends for all the support. To colleagues, clients, and all others I’ve met in my capacity as a San Fernando Tiger and as a GDS associate, thank you also for being a part of this milestone. Cheers! :D
Catch Up “Brunch” with Barbz :)
Christmas Superhero Combo, Ready for Tomorrow :D
I’ve got this F&H shirt for our superhero-themed Christmas party tomorrow. Not only do I like marvelous Marvel superheroes, I also find the anime-styled design on this shirt cute and the slightly faded effect vintage.
Christening of Baby Gus
San Agustin Church
December 1, 2013
I was not able to follow the life of actor Paul Walker prior to the sad news. But learning that he was raising funds for the typhoon Yolanda victims before his passing made me shed tears. He struck me as someone who lived a full life, even a life for others. May God bless his soul.
Krispy Klaus :)
Some Santa flooded our office with doughnuts earlier.
37th Milo Marathon
Milo every day err…year! :D
From last year’s 5K to this year’s 10K, I’ve taken another small step nearer this annual event’s ultimate level. This wraps up my participation in running events this year. Indeed, it’s been a great year of chasing roads. Thanks to all the people who ran with me or whom I met along the way as well as those who kept inspiring and guiding me. You all made every event special. Keep on running! :)
P.S. What made this particular run amusing were the reactions of people whom I passed by. Kapampangans and their sense of humor! Some jogged in place as I passed by. Some were urging me to ride a tricycle already since this would bring me to the finish line should I not be able to endure running. :) Some were concerned, saying “Ingat!” or asking me if I could still make it. Others were worried and asked me to rest already since to them I looked so tired. They didn’t have an idea that I’ve been to many running events already. Indeed, I had mixed emotions while on the road. :)
Mind Museum…Finally :D
I finally got the chance to visit the place after almost a year of planning. Thanks to IMG friends who were with me when I viewed the exhibit on Da Vinci’s life and works.
A NIGHT AT DSWD: GIVE BACK…REPACK
Years ago, when Pampanga got affected by strong typhoons, my family experienced receiving relief goods. As a simple way of giving back, I joined my IMG friends in the repacking operation at DSWD. May God bless not only those who will receive these goods but also all the people who have extended their help in this endeavor.
Tanghalian sa Kabisera :)
One good thing about belonging to various institutions (family, church, school, company, civic organization, etc.) is that at times when a lot of our kababayans need help, we are given various channels in sharing our blessings. I am taking the opportunity to help through them and I encourage you to do the same.