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Work Hard. Play Hard.



Last night I was at a party with my colleagues. It was fun.



Image by AisaGian on Instagram. Thank you dear for making sure I was in the collage with the friendships, haha. But I actually would have preferred not to have been photographed, LOL.

Everyone who’s anyone in our account was there, from our DVP to a selection of agents. For some reason, I wasn’t in a photo-taking mood hence the grabbed IG photo. The venue was full, the booze was consumed, and we partied until 5AM (I think). Most of them were there since 11PM, but I only arrived at 130AM, knowing that most would already be drunk by then. :)

Partying all night long has never been my thing. I never do body shots! Never! And it was the theme all night long. There are probably some compromising photos of some people out there, but there’d be none of me. I was (as I always am) behaved. :) I didn’t think I would, but I actually enjoyed this, I guess that’s inevitable when you’re with people you actually liked to be around with. I did grab the mic to sing Gabrielle’s Out of Reach though. That’s totally uncharacteristic of myself because that was no videoke. I swear I wasn’t drunk, although beer was never really my alcohol of choice…

We should have more parties like this for the team. Builds a relationship outside of just work. More fun events make for a livelier workplace too.  This week was event week, as it seems. Just the other day we also had our monthly recognition program where the management team dressed up for the awards!

Photo grabbed from AisaGian on Instagram

It was fun seeing the boys in formal jackets and with ties too. Even the boss, who even as he usually came in in jeans already was a certified heartthrob, was all dressed up. Some agents also were in corporate attire, those who didn’t know wished they came in prepared too. So we’re looking forward to doing this monthly. Which means I need more clothes! In the photo you’ll see me wearing my black Forever21 dress under a b/w floral cover up from My Curves bought through ZaloraPH. I’m glad my first online purchase of clothing wasn’t a bad decision. Hehe. That’s another thing I love bout Zalora – Plus sizes! If you still haven’t signed up and shopped at ZaloraPH, do so now and use my code ZBAPMzr for a good discount. :)

The mood at work has been fun and lively lately, which balances with all the hard work it takes to get our numbers moving (and it has significantly moved this month). We’re surely in for a lot more challenges, but things are generally looking positive. Here’s hoping it stays so. :)

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28 Responses to “Work Hard. Play Hard.”

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ceemee July 28th, 2013 at 9:39 am

That was some hardcore partying, to be coming home at 5am. I did that once and gladly my parents didn’t get angry, hehe!
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Rosemarie/Gven-Rose July 28th, 2013 at 2:35 pm

you guys indeed had fun and surely you deserve a break after a hard works

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max July 29th, 2013 at 9:16 am

looks like your team really have fun
love your blazer!

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January/Janzcrystalz July 29th, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Partying all night! I tried that once or twice I think while working in QC.
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kat July 30th, 2013 at 12:14 am

I can’t see the photos. Will check them out later. That is smart of you trying to avoid being photographed. AT these day and age, incriminating photos can affect future employment.
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kat July 30th, 2013 at 12:16 am

Oh, I see them now! Looks fun!
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Meikah Ybañez-Delid July 30th, 2013 at 9:15 am

Yeah, Vera, we need occasions like this to unwind. :D
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verabear Reply:

Na-appreciate ko talaga. :)

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Linnor July 30th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

that was a very apt title. maybe this week is going to be as fun if not more.

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verabear Reply:

This week is bitter-sweet because one of my friends at work bid us good bye as he migrates to join his wife in the UK. :(

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Melgie August 1st, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Wow! 5 A.M,, talaga:).. well it nice to do something out of ordinary from time to time. I love to parties with my friends.. The last time I went out, came home at 3 a.m was October 2012 buti nalng my Mom willing to watched my kids talagang tinodo ko na.. hehehe

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Jellybelly August 1st, 2013 at 6:28 pm

You guys sure know how to have fun! I don’t think I can do that. I fall asleep even with a live band going all out. Nothing gets in the way of my sleep :)
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Yhey Garcia August 1st, 2013 at 6:40 pm

It really pays to have fun once in a while! :D

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reese August 1st, 2013 at 7:12 pm

wow, what a fun, fun night!
missed partying, dami tasks eh haha

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Mommy Maye August 2nd, 2013 at 11:03 am

Looks like you had so much fun sis.. Ako puro na lang work, hehe. Kahapon while we are having our meeting, napg-usapan namin un dating nagagawa namin like dining out lalo na pagpay day. Nun time na super liit pa ng salary nagagawa pa namin un and now waley na. Hehe…
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verabear Reply:

Ay i cherish those moments din, eating out and seeing movies with friends at work. Thankfully, we’ve gone back to doing it!

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Jhari August 2nd, 2013 at 12:30 pm

You’re looking good sis. Naku good thing I don’t have pang-anda to shop online at Zalora hahaha! There was one time I browsed their wedges, nga nga hahahah!!!
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verabear Reply:

Thank you, you’re so kind. hehe :) Dapat nag shop ka before you left, mas mura dito diba? :)

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Glenda August 2nd, 2013 at 1:00 pm

It is nice to attend parties like that once in a while. Nice formal outfit! Everybody looks good!
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verabear Reply:

Thank you! :)

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Aileen August 2nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

That’s nice, to be enjoying things once in a while…work hard, play harder kaya hehehe…
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verabear Reply:

Try ko apply sa fitness naman hehe

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Dominique Goh August 2nd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Great that you a fun group of people to work alongside and party with .
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verabear Reply:

True! Now it makes it hard to consider leaving them, when two months ago I would have grabbed any opportunity to move somewhere else. hehe

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Lady Anne August 3rd, 2013 at 11:07 pm

That’s a great team building activity. You are not alone Vera; body shots are not my thing too, but I love parties! :)
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tet August 3rd, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Speaking of colleagues, I miss the good laugh friends give. I miss hanging out with my friends.
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Farida August 3rd, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Team buildings, Christmas parties and summer outings are a must in the call center industry to achieve the work-life balance. You deserve to party and to enjoy too! You looked great, Vera :)

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Khim August 4th, 2013 at 1:28 am

I never tried partying hard. :) I think I am really behave.

You got a nice dress there. I like it.
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