Tuesday, December 21, 2010

'Twas a good year indeed!

SUB group dinner

I should have posted this two weeks ago but I hadn't have time because of the many preparations I did for other parties. This was our group's (Submergence) christmas get together last December 10. It's kind of special because it's also a despedida party, for our boss will be leaving soon. Nah, don't want to be teary eyed. Good thing, all of us were all smiles.

We decided to dress up. Ahem, this only happens to me once in a blue moon. Haha! It felt kind of weird not wearing jeans and shirt but I must admit it felt good wearing a dress.

We had a sumptuous dinner at Cafe d' Asie in Bellevue Hotel. It was a buffet so we just picked whatever food we liked. Since I rarely have vegetables, I chose a lot of veggies. Yes, vegetables are becoming my favorite now! Recently, I realized the importance of living a healthy life. C'mon, more veggies please.

Add to that some red wine! Perfection!=)

Again, I would like to say that I will always be grateful for the opportunity given to me to be able to work with this amazing group of people. I learned a lot from them, from molecular techniques to work ethics. It just feels great waking up, doing the things you love in a place surrounded by brilliant and hardworking people.
Submergence Group, Christmas 2010

I would like to share some other pictures.

This is one of my favorites.

Just an outfit shot.

With my colleagues.

P.S. I'll be going home tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to get on a bus and have a comfortable seat. I just hate the hassle of an eight-hour travel without a comfy seat. Blogosphere, see you on 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cowboys and Well-Wishes

I'll be going home in just a few days! Wow finally! After almost 8 months! But before that, I'll be taking this opportunity to post something while I still have internet connection because for sure I will not be able to do it during christmas vacation. So here it goes. We had our division party last Friday and it was cowboy and barrio themed. Of course, me and my colleagues chose the easier option, which is to dress up like a cowboy, err, cowgirl.

I just wore a simple outfit: brown tank top layered with plaid shirt, jeans, booties (I know this is not a cowboy boots and is better off paired with a dress but I think this will do. Haha, don't want to burden myself in finding some boots), and the most important of all, the signature of a cowboy outfit- the cowboy hat.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fun, fun, fun!

As what I've said in my previous post about the holidays, I would be attending four christmas parties. Yes four parties! It sounds a lot (well, for me it is) but parties are really everywhere at this time of the year. Last Monday we had our lab christmas party. Everyone was there, from our bosses to our technicians, and they actively participated in the games. It was so much fun! And it's like a break from our usual work days. We just enjoyed the moment.

MBL (Molecular Breeding Lab) Group 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trip down memory lane: College life

As of the moment, I'm having a trip down memory lane. By just merely looking at the pictures, it seemed like old memories came flashing back in my mind. It's amazing how those memories were captured and frozen in time. One of those memories were the days when I was still in college.

College has been a big part of my life. It's where I learned a lot of things. Aside from academics, I learned how to: value independence, understand other people, be critical and objective, and realize my passions.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

We Need A Little Christmas

I can't believe it! Twenty three days to go before Christmas! It makes me all giddy and excited! And I would like to share this song which perfectly describes what I'm feeling right now.

In my workplace, we'll be having three parties - our group dinner, laboratory christmas party, and the division party. Can't wait! And me and my dormmates are also planning our own party!

There is a lot of going on this time of the year but let's not forget the reason why we are celebrating this season, it's the birth of Jesus Christ. May each and everyone of us feel the true spirit of christmas.

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