Outtakes from the Dynamics Managed Services EMEA – Offsite Team Work Days in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic4 Feb
I felt almost guilty for going there for business travel with the current global financial situation.
Then again, my manager has successfully convinced me of the need to go and participate in an All Hands meeting, training and 1:1 session for all teams. It is suspected that all of us have my sentiment, nonetheless, personal interactions do in fact have greater impact no matter how good technology is nowadays.
It is also a refreshing break especially for my current situation – morale points already shot 20% up despite the 8 hour flight upon arrival.
Main goal of the first day was to explore London while getting to know your colleagues. There was the spirit of competitiveness (if you have an inkling of how strong my personality is, multiply that to 15 heads!) in the air. Which was a good thing because it was a two-in-one. If my manager has not cleverly designed this game, I would have extended my stay (with my personal funds) to go around the area.
That afternoon, everybody’s feet were aching for walking the entire day. Which was ended by a sumptuous all you can eat grilled meat at the O2 arena. Perfect.
Second day is fun too – can’t discuss much of the work side here though. It was noted that everyone’s feet were still aching from the previous day’s adventure. In the evening, we went for dinner and clubbing afterwards.
People were warm and accommodating. I hadn’t expected that at all (See? I too am a racist sometimes) so it was a pleasant surprise.
I can’t get over the flight getting delayed for almost an hour, the time zone difference but overall, this trip had served it’s purpose: I HAD FUN
FUN MAKES ME HAPPY.
So let me end this with a prayer:
- This Gypsy Sense of Adventure (sinemonabanjo.wordpress.com)
- Adventures in Adventuring (nottobetrustedwithknives.com)
- Rihanna Touches Herself Onstage At London’s O2 Arena [PHOTOS] (socialitelife.com)
With their love, care, humor, challenge and existence.
- Quotes ~about Happiness~by Autumn Sunshine (autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com)
- What I thought of happiness means to me. (walkingpen.wordpress.com)
- A happy heart conquers all (qwestore.wordpress.com)
- I was happy, now to look forward to: I will be happy. (simplifiedstories.wordpress.com)
I can’t even kid with you guys. Indeed, my post prior to this is a revelation.
So? That’s not news!
Can’t I afford to mush once a decade? I kinda sorta a bit miss the feeling. This blog is my release from it. All possible disclaimers apply.
Yup. This entry has no relation to the photo.
<Insert sack race photo here>
This is an amateur sackracer at work. Pay attention. And the arms don’t look too bad either.
Inasmuch as I’d love to detail here my previous adventures, I won’t.
You’d have to be part of them.
Nah. Kidding. Can’t help myself anyways.
So here’s part of it:
April 11-16: Cagayan de Oro City and Valencia, Bukidnon (I cheated. That’s not Travel-Pleasure, it’s Travel-Work!)
April 18: Dinner/Talk with a friend.
April 19: Birthday Celeb/Dinner with friends.
April 20: Marikina (Work!) and Badminton with a friend.
April 21: Birthday Celeb/Dinner (again!) with a friend.
April 22: Dinner/Overnight with friends
April 23: Morning Swimming/Sauna at the Mandarin Oriental with Friends.
May 7 & 14: Hands On Manila Basic Bytes – Ansaya nito!
May 18: 7-9:40pm — Toastmaster’s Club (Guest Muna, esep esep), 10:00-past midnight — Episode III (ROTS)! [Well, that was the plan, I just felt too wiped out for it so I’ll just wait for the DVD since I already know what happened to Anakin anyway.]