Technically its a company trip, but who cares? its still a vacation! For those who do not know, I work in an experiential marketing agency called Cake Experiential Communications. Its a very niche industry, but we're able to experiment with new technologies, and the main goal is to create experiences that the consumer will cherish.
The Bus Ride
We finally had our first company trip as we joined our sister company Hotshoes Events on theirs. We started our journey early in the morning at 12am, where we took a bus all the way to Mersing. 6 hours drive, *yawn* but pretty much we slept like pigs in the bus.
As we arrived at Mersing, We headed off for an early breakfast at a nearby mamak. Funny thing, some of my colleagues took sleeping pills, and well...they continued to sleep at the mamak.
Natalie, Daniel & Janice
Aaron, Nat & I
We then headed over to the Jetty and got on our 2 hour ferry ride to Tioman. luckily the waves were calm so we could sleep easily on the ride there.
Met my old uni mate Samantha there :)
As we reached Tioman, we headed on the shuttle bus and zoomed off to Berjaya Resort. It pretty much looks the same as the last time I went there as a kid, like nothing has changed. We spent the first day pretty much free & easy, chilling on the beach, drinking a cold beer and of course having an awesome bbq at night. The company telematches and games were only planned for the 2nd day, so we pretty much had a lot of time for ourselves
Docking at the Jetty
Such a beautiful view
The bus ride to Berjaya
Nat flaunting her curves
A kid on a swing
Who can say no to this?
The company after the bbq
As the 2nd day went on, I missed snorkelling because I overslept. Actually there were quite a number of us who chose to sleep in than to go snorkelling. Oh well. But the company games went on, and my team managed to win a few and of course, lose a few. Its all for good fun, so definitely it was a blast!
Honestly to me, this trip was just meant for me to chill and relax. taking all the stress off.
The view through my shades
Enjoying a Honduras cigar
As night came, the gala dinner commenced. We had great food as it looked pretty "atas" (high class). We had a live band playing music, and also there were plenty of prizes to be won. Unfortunately I didn't win any, but I definitely had a great time looking at my colleagues go crazy that night
Kim & I
So personalized :)
The starter. A dumpling with a tempura prawn
Soup with a breadstick
Bread crusted lamb
Geraldyne and I
Izni, Qis & I
Janice. Doesn't she look like piglet from winnie the pooh?
The view at night
The view in the morning (cos we stayed up watching Argentina vs Germany)
Definitely it was a great trip. Managed to get to know my colleagues at another level, and it has refreshed my mojo to work more =D Can't wait for the next company outing!