Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Traditional but PRICELESS!

December 23, 2011

Exchange gift has been a tradition for me every since I worked at the back office or research department of our firm. I have experienced two prior to this day but this one's just PRICELESS!

Our team went to Mozu Cafe Bar, and there we ate good food, had lots of laugh trip and photo ops and then proceeded with our exchanging of gifts.

It's been three weeks since we made our bunutan of our monito/monita. Every Friday since then we exchanged gifts with the following themes- 1. Something useful, 2. Memorable and 3. Descriptive of the recipient and then for the finale day, we had wish list and we bought what our monito/monita wanted for Christmas.

And so again, allow me to let the photos below to speak for itself:

Just two blocks away from our office

What's the best thing to do while waiting?
Smile at the camera! :))

They serve "just right" food.

Banda ba ito? lol

iphone na lang kesa yosi. :P

Moms: ate Juliet and ate Cathy

Now here's yours truly with Kuya Hermie

Eto na! Exhange gift na! Ang pinaka aantay ng lahat. :)

Si Adrian ang unang nabigyan ng gift. GC galing kay Katching. :)

This is Jen with her sandwich maker from Kuya Hermie. Happy sya oh! :)

Chris very happy with his wall clock (with a touch of gold) from Jen

The super happy and almost teary na si Katching receiving her gift from Chris.
I love this scene!

Electric Kettle

Ate Hazel sharing how challenging yung paghanap nya sa gift na gusto nung nabunot nya.
Btw, lahat po kami nagkwento at nag-share why, and how we got the gifts that we gave...

Lo and behold! Ako pala ang nabunot nya! Waaah! Naguilty at nahiya ako sa kwinento nya pero super saya ko...
My wishlist were books: 1. Crazy Love or 2. Think and Workplace Grace
Natuwa ako na isa lang ang natanggap ko kasi it means na Crazy love yun!

Yung book ni John Piper pala na Think.
Sabi ko tuloy "Ay, kulang?"
At malulungkot na sana ako until ate Hazel gave another one!
I wondered what it is?

Wohoo! Super duper mega over happy! Answered prayer ito!
And super thank you ate Hazel and Alain for your efforts to the point of going to Monumento just to buy my book!

And now here's Dennis opening my gift for him. The "Php1395.00" worth gift. Hehe. :)

Black and Decker iron. :)

Si ate Delle naman ang nabunot ni Dennis.
He gave her a Toy Kingdom GC as she wished and a stuffed toy bonus!

Naging emotional si ate because of the stuffed toy.
Kasi daw ever since she had a daughter everything ay para na sa anak nila... Including the GC she wished for.
So it really was a suprise that Dennis gave her a teddy bear! Nice! :)

And then ate Delle gave Kuya Allan GC as he wished. :)

Isa pang GC fan, si ate Cathy na binigyan din ng GC ni Kuya Allan.
Nagpalitan lang ba kayo ng regalo? Hehe! 

And now it's ate Cathy's turn to share how her adventure went as she looked for the place to buy the gift...

If i remembered it right, si ate Cathy yung pinaka-mahaba ang kwinento. Hahaha! Aliw lang! :)

At bakit naman kaya natatawa etong si ate Hazel? Hmmm...

At parang teary eyed na din!

Pati sila Katching and Kuya Hermie napapa-smile ng bongga! :)

Surprise! Ang one and only wish ni ate Hazel from ate Cathy.
Ang haba ng intro! lol
Dog bed from an online seller na hinanap pa sa sulok ng metro manila.
Super priceless talaga ang mga gifts!:)

Still teary with her teddy. :)

At eto naman si Ate Beth at this part sila na lang ni ate Juliet ang walang gift so it was pretty obvious.

She gave her GC (andaming may gusto ng GC ano?) at ang saya-saya nila tingnan.

And in here, ate Juliet was telling how she tried to hide the truth from ate Beth na sya ang nakabunot sa kanya.. Eh hindi pala sya magailing magsinungaling so nalaman din naman agad nung isa. Hahaha! :))

Sige, tawa pa te! lol

Sabay hirit sya kat ate Beth: "Picture ko!" lol

Laugh trip ulit! :D

Inexplan ni ate Julie yung adventure nya sa wish list ni ate Beth...

She though that what she was about to buy was also a make up. Make up kasi yung isa sa option na binigay ni ate Beth.

It took someone to tell her that Aleph is actually a Paolo Coelho book. Hahahahaha!
Pero masaya naman si ate Beth. Best seller daw itong libro na ito. :)

And then I gave them this booklet na parang Gospel track, entitled "Ang Buhay na hindi bitin" kasama ang mga letter ko for everybody. Hehe. I'm glad they liked it! :)

Jen and Chris

The team minus Kuya Hermie who already left.
Ayun lang! Traditional man itong ginagawa, priceless ang experience! Super happy, super nag-enjoy lahat.

Medyo mahaba at photo heavy ang first post ko for the year ano? Hehe! More to come! Andami ko pang gustong i-post dito.

Happy New Year ulit! God bless and have a wonderful 2012!


ekang said...

Ang sweet naman nung nag-wish ng GC para sa anak at nakakuha ng teddy bear. :')

Rajsh Sabio said...

True! :)