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Friday, October 10, 2008

Another Team Building Event - Hockey Tournament (with a twang!)!

It's that time of year again when the company gets their employees butt out of their chairs and engage in some kind of team building event. Last year was a pot luck. This year, the management opted for another pot luck but added another activity. They have set up a street hockey tournament before holding the pot luck lunch. Teams of 4 individuals volunteered. There was female and male competition. Your's truly who has no experience or even knowledge of the game was asked to join a team. Much to my reluctance, I gave in but only after warning my team mates that if I join, there will be a possibility that I will embarass myself.


10 minutes before each game, HR calls in the team in her office. We were surprised to know that embarassment is included in the game! My goodness... the team playing were asked to wear funny accessories while playing. See the following pictures as a testament to the mortification that we were subjected in, in the spirit of fun of course!

The first womens team to play was asked to wear oversized underwears on top of their pants. Some were asked to wear a clowns hair. hehe



The male teams were asked to wear oversized bras. LOL! some wore blue wigs and pumpkin hats. We had a blast watching them play!


The champions!

After the tiring game... we feast on favorite food brought by everybody. I brought my famous cassava cake. It's my first time to taste a bit of deer meat brought by a colleague cooked as grilled steak.

Although I almost died on our first game... I managed to play the game with the least injury to myself and others. Our team finished 2nd place though.

For whatever torture the game and the garb put us through, the food has compensated. It was fun day indeed.... until the next day when we cannot move a single muscle without pain searing our consciousnes. :(

12 comments:

Share my point of view... said...

Ahem! No pictures of you in action. ;) Seems really fun though. my favourite is the male teams wearing bra. And oh! Get well soon!

caryn said...

Em! your photos of the hockey match were hilarious! and i especially loved the dessert spread. yummers! ;-)

juleste said...

Did you also manage to have funny namea for your teams? Like.. Briefly Examined, Grown-up Bratpacks, Hairy Experience, The Hat Is On..

Food galore! Yummy

EM said...

Hehe... I was there Sgare!! I was wearing an oversized brief underwear!! LOL... look again but please do not laugh! at least not too loud...hehe.

I still feel some pain until now.. food has gone through my body but the pain has decided to stay a bit longer. :(

thanks for dropping by....

EM said...

Hi Caryn! Oh! I have been exceptionally modest on posting pictures... the most embarassing ones I have decided to censor. I have this good shot of me hitting the ball but the underwear i'm wearing has ruined it big time.

Yes... the dessert line is a killer! the good kind...hehe

thanks for dropping by...

EM said...

Hi Juleste! You said it!Our team is called "MJECK". I remember the other female teams were "Chicks with sticks" and the "Dangerous Divas". The male teams... i hardly remember. We didn't know we had to dress up..or else we would have tought of an appropriate name.

anyway... it's what we have to do to eat free and delicious food!

thanks for dropping by...

Share my point of view... said...

Yes! I found you! Hehe. No no, I'm really not laughing. You'll look much cuter if you upload a bigger picture for us. ;) Just kiddin'.

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the donG said...

wow! i think the food is the best thing there after that funny and tiring game.

EM said...

Definitely Dong! We would not have played and wore those ridiculus outfits if not for the food...hehe. But we did have fun i admit.

more pictures are in my friendster.. you might want to check out...hehe.

Manila Photojournalism said...

Oh, what fun!

Since I don't skate, I'd probably just feast on the food :)


Cheers!

Eric

EM said...

Hey Eric! I was not able to recognize your new blog! Wow, is it something new or an addition to Wish you were here?

Oh, we didn't use skates. Just the sticks. I don't think i would be able to play if we use skates. Hard enough with only the sticks.

thanks for dropping by.