Sorting through 700+ photos is not a joke. Last saturday was fun and the photos (of us laughing like maniacs) proved how much fun we had. My office’s Christmas party took place last Saturday at Fiamma (or is it Fiama), a bar in Makati which I guess is famous since Phil Younghusband was there. Heh. I didn’t see him, though! (And I’m not a fan so…)
It was a really, really fun night, and I’m not exactly sure how to blog about it. We agreed to meet up at our office to practice our presentation that night. But instead of practicing our silly and random number, we had a little photoshoot instead.
I don’t know. Others took so long to arrive and the only sensible thing to do was take pictures! Best decision, tbh. We even had full-body shots that are Lookbook.nu material but of course, that’s just my opinion. Tempted to post the other photos here but Kimpee said I could only post it on Facebook, especially his model poses. Heh.
We also spent a lot of time getting ready! I usually don’t wear make-up but everyone’s in the ladies’ room prepping up that I was lured to join in. Jinkee helped me with the make-up thingy by applying blush-on and eye shadow on my fez. She told me to put on mascara, too, but I was wearing glasses! Huhu. Ate Joycy applied some bloody red lipstick on me. I thank my image stylists (lulz) for making me look like a party girl that night. Kamsahamnida!
We took a cab to get to Fiamma. When we arrived at the place, our team was the first one there. We, of course, hogged the best spot in the bar (MAY: Club, Enj. Club. *facepalm*). Since the program took quite a while to start, another photo session began. The camwhoring never stopped.
Ate Anj, me, & Ate Karen. Lumilipstick.
The Going Bulilit Gang. Heh. Ate Ninay, Steve, me, & Iris.
Plus Ate Joycy (dressed like a Kdrama kontrabida) at the back. Hee.
I present to you the best department in
the world our office! Not everyone’s in the photo but almost all of us were there, I think. We have a gazillion group pictures and I was tempted to post it all here. Hee.
This year, we didn’t have any games but we had a pageant. Our department’s representative is our resident fashionista, Essa! She has the grace, poise and charm I’ve strived for since forever. She won 1st place but I truly believe that she deserves to win all the awards! And I’m not saying that just because I’m her officemate and friend. She really deserves to win! GO ESSA!
Ate Des, Eunice, Essa, Ayessa, Ate Ninay, & Iris
Right after dinner, Ate Ninay and I already wanted to party! Haha. But we still had to wait for the pageant to finish. Ate Ninay and I decided to no longer wait for it to finish and just dance. I think it made Ayessa and Ate Karen uncomfortable but they soon joined the pseudo-partying, anyway.
Meet my seatmates! They’re the best seatmates ever. Ayessa often pretends she’s Iris’s mother. Let’s just humor her, yeah? But I truly understand Ayessa because it’s hard not to baby Iris. She’s the cutest in the history of cuteness.
The pretty girls of the Marketing Department! Chos. Please ignore the white space with silly squiggles.
I had a fun time editing these photos! Everyone was just trying to dominate the photo. They ended up crashing on the floor. I know I should feel sorry for the ones who got pushed but it’s just too funny, okay. By this time, we’ve also moved to the second floor to commence the partying. Tugs tugs tugs.
We all had a chance to show off our moves! We were partying in a huge circle and just pushing and shoving and no, not grinding. There was always one person pushed in the middle who was urged to show some dance moves. I also had my chance, of course. These photos are enough proof how annoyingly happy I was that night. But they also need to be censored for the sake of preserving my dignity as a human and as a girl who should seriously start acting like a lady.
I often said I’m no party girl, but partying with your friends can also be quite fun. We danced non-stop for two hours and obtained blisters but it’s worth it! I also said that dancing in a dance floor is not really something I like to do but I guess I have to take that back now. I just had so much fun last Saturday! I don’t mind repeating the experience but please not every week. I got a little sick last Sunday. Heh. But still! I haven’t had this much fun in such a long time. I definitely should get out more.
Everyone’s energy was quite amazing that night. I’m pretty sure that most of us didn’t have any alcoholic drink at all. But the way we partied and just had plain fun seemed as if we all had a drink. Well, I know I don’t really need to drink to get high.
Also, I once again got back into photography. It’s been a while since I really used my camera and just snapped, snapped, snapped. I don’t even mind that I’m almost not in any photo. I’m just glad that I started taking photos again. I have so much more to learn, and I wish to find the time to learn it all.
I’m not sure if I’d still be here next year. I’m not sure how long I’d be staying, but I’m glad that I’ve made friends. If I’d ever leave my job (that’s a big IF), I’d seriously miss my officemates more than the actual work itself. It’s starting to feel like family.