I have never been a fan of company parties. I would rather stay home, read a book, post a blog or something, and I really don’t want to bother myself in thinking of what to wear. Things that I’d consider and will probably make me attend are (1) the people I will be with, and (2) yes, seriously, the event’s host/s. Let’s look back several years first. Back when I was still with NCO, they most of the time invite RX jocks to host parties and events. The likes of Gelli Victor, Gino Quillamor, Igi Guerrero, to name a few. Of course, I wouldn’t miss it for the world not to see and witness them host. This year, surprisingly, didn’t disappoint me. Few days before the party, I have decided to attend and even filed a leave for it because I have a scheduled shift on that night. The morning of December 18th, boss Hazel (my previous TM at NCO who’s also now with Stellar) tweeted me asking if I’ll attend because our favorite DJs Chico and Delamar will be hosting! I got stoked and got even more excited to attend.
On the same day, I only had around 3 hours of sleep and woke up past 7pm. I arrived a bit late and the program has already started. That night’s theme was Musical and Broadway and our account did a presentation of Phantom Of The Opera and Rent. The viewers, including myself, enjoyed the Lion King and Beauty And The Beast which received loud cheers and standing ovations.
Our team (Eritrea) enjoying the night
Stellar raffled off lots of great prizes. They gave away iphone4, iPad, Toshiba netbook, an entertainment showcase, a Canon underwater camera, an all-expense trip for two to Boracay, tons of gift checks, and a lot more! Too bad I didn’t get to take home any. But a teammate of ours was lucky enough to win a brand new spankin’ Blackberry Curve!
Around past 1am, when the program is about to end, I went ahead and approached Chico and Del to have myself a picture taken with them. And being the celebrities in their own right, people are lining up to do so. They’re so sashaaaal and sikat, you know haha! Good thing a previous officemate is there who is also a fan, so I was able to sneak this photo in:
The picture that completed my night 🙂
K-24/7 band is still blasting when we left the office around 1:30am. Me and my teammates, together with our TL, roamed around the Katipunan/Tomas Morato area in search for a KTV place where we can sing and booze the night away. Sadly, because it’s gimik night and everyone is having their own Christmas parties, it took us quite a while to find a place. After about an hour, we settled into a not-so-crowded place somewhere in Morato (I forgot the name). It has videoke and serving booze, talo-talo na! We enjoyed ourselves singing and drinking until about 4am.
Thank you Stellar, for the goodie bag, for an amazing christmas party, and for having my favorite DJs host it. Thank you Eritreans, for an amazing night. I had a blast! I’m sure you all did, too. And thank you to my Monita, Aisha, for giving me what I wanted – Bruno Mars cd Doo Wops and Hooligans!
Merry Christmas, everyone!! 🙂