Happy Memory No. 1: Niccolo’s Children

Our workplace is our second home, the environment wherein we almost stay for a whole day until weekend’s off. However, working as a hotelier is different especially when that building almost felt like your home. Our manager once told us that “We work not only 24/7 but 25/8! We work beyond our allotted hours!”. You probably think it’s cruel, but I tell you it’s a reality, hard work is not earned unless you put yourself wholeheartedly into it.

I chose this field and work and I tell you, it was a crazy roller coaster ride but an enjoyable one. Despite of full house effects and random work schedules to have, indeed working with a great team makes it all worth it.

Here is a  compilation of  my happiest memories with them. Also these are the activities that we usually do when the hotel is not hosting any functions.

Banquet Christmas Party 2015

Every company must organize a Christmas Party and so do we. It doesn’t mean we work 25/7 that we don’t know how to have fun! It is because of them that I managed to be awake for almost two days! Swimming while having booze (it’s not dangerous when you’re responsible) and also have the greatest time of your life by partying at the beach. We’re like college students having spring break!

Games during Banquet Christmas Party

Banquet Team Building 2016

Of course it is also mandatory to have team building too! The most enjoyable activities happens when you’re a group of thirty or above so we’re always divided into five teams. The competition may be tough but the experience is priceless. Who would’ve thought that people get anxious to win at the longest line even if we’re adults?

Banquet team get together at Samal Island after NYE function

Anything Goes

There are times when we find unlucky to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Even a three-hour karaoke might have the possibility to hear our broken hearts. If possible, a trip to the night market will do just fine to tame our hungry bellies with fried dimsum, barbecue and dirty ice cream.

Banquet Meeting

 

Banquet Riders goes to New Bataan

But when time allows us to have a good time, we took the chance to have road trips outside the city! A team of riders and wanderlust people get together to have the most thrilling adventure of our lives!

Off duty adventure!

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Banquet Riders

I never thought working with them will be so much fun. They taught me to get out of my comfort zone and live freely. That sometimes when life gets too tough, you just have to smile and move on. People make mistakes but that doesn’t mean they will never learn. They make me realize that you should enjoy life while you still can. They tell me to never close your door for opportunities and continue to explore and discover just like Niccolo’s son.