Sunday, August 24, 2014
I thought I'm gonna missed out again on a summer outing this 2014. Fortunately, our project team were included in two-day and one-nigh team building activity organized Amazing-Race-Style at the Nawawalang Paraiso Resort & Hotel in Tayabas, Quezon Province last June 13-14, 2014.
Initially, the team building activity was planned with the official blessing of the company (and I guess budget). However, as things turned out, the team building was initiated by our own colleagues on their own. Nevertheless, I am thankful that I became part of it.
The whole delegation is composed of staffs who are working on three different project sites. We are grouped into 8 teams, combining personnel from different sites to achieve familiarity and camaraderie. The teams who will garner the most points in the different activities will win the winner-take-all prize of 30,000 pesos.
We left Manila around 6 am. We had our breakfast and a little side trip at the serene and peaceful Kamay ni Hesus Shrine in Lucban, Quezon.
Around lunch time, we arrived at the Nawawalang Paraiso Resort & Hotel in Tayabas, Quezon to the welcoming enthusiasm of the staff. They were the ones facilitated the games and the activities of the team building.
After lunch, the competition began with the cheering competition for each teams. Luckily, my GREEN team, was able to come up with a passable impromptu cheer.
Then the physical activities at the resort grounds followed. There was the blindfolded-flag-gathering challenge, the coin-at-fingertips relay and the hulahoops-on-body relay.
Indoor games at the resort function hall was next. There was the centipede race and my favorite, the pass-the-ball-hit-the-bottle challenge.
Wet games at the swimming pool was my least favorite because I do not know how to swim.
The evening culminated with dinner and the showing of pre-recorded dance & music videos for each team. I was glad that I only had a cameo-role dancing. hehehe!!!
Even though we were not able to come out on top of the competition, I won just the same - new friendship, new experience and unforgettable memories in this summer outing of 2014.