The Office’s Christmas Party

@SIMPLYD (90722)
Philippines
December 21, 2015 1:04am CST
So, last Friday, December 19 , we had our Christmas party . Everyone was in their best formal wear . Some of the guys were in their coat and tie while 2 of the girls were in gowns while the rest are in their cocktail dresses and two of us were in pants . Anyway , some of the catered foods were not good because two dishes were bit tough to eat . The venue was small . We didn’t get to dance because there was no dance floor . Some of the guys were at the videoke room while we were having program because there was two rooms allotted for the party . Overall though , it was not a very enjoyable party . Though , I was happy because I won a prize , as you can see in the picture . Have you had your Christmas party at the office or with your friends already ? How was it too ?
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@moondebi (1199)
• Bangalore, India
21 Dec 15
The size of the box is telling that there is something interesting inside! By the way, you are looking gorgeous!
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
First , thank you for the compliment . I didn't expect that it is what i want - a small beautiful electric fan that you can just bring it around the house . I am using it whenever i am putting on my make-up in the morning .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
23 Dec 15
@ridingbet At least 15 minutes . I always hurry it up because my husband is waiting .
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD how many hours does it take you to put your make-up on? from base foundation to loose powder my lady?
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@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
Congratulations for winning a prize! You look so happy! I've been attending Christmas parties here and there, the latest I had was last night with my Church family.
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@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD yes it is a wonderful feeling to be with people and enjoying time together. I wonder if it was your husband with you in that photo.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@salonga That is true . No , that's our mall manager , the one tasked to give out the prizes . He is half French half Filipino . He grew up here, so he speaks Tagalog too.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
Thank you . I am indeed so happy because i won a raffle prize . Isn't it so nice that we get to attend Christmas parties with other people ?
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 15
Those days have gone for me now because I have retired.
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@Asylum (47893)
• Manchester, England
22 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD I was invited to the Christmas party of my previous employment last year, despite having been retired 5 months by that time. Unfortunately I had already booked to fly to Tenerife and would not be in England at the time. They may have decided that this year is a little too long after I had retired, but it may be that they assumed that I would be away again.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@Asylum So you too .Yes, my mother in-law too together with the other retirees from her former company where she worked were also invited to the party . She went and said it was a fabulous one .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
Indeed , when one isn't working anymore these office parties will be no more . But you know , my mother-n-law has been since retired yet she always attends a Christmas party on December . That is for the senior citizen organization and she always look forward to it each year .
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@hereandthere (45651)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
i would agree it's kinda disappointing. who organized the party this year?
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
It's always The HRD because that's their job . Well, actually we haven't tried this year's caterer . The menu was delicious when we chose it . But the dish itself wasn't cooked deliciously . By 10:00 p.m. we were done with the party . Some went to the other room where there is videoke and most are the men drinking . Yaiks .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@hereandthere There were no available big rooms anymore . We don't want to spend much for a venue alone and what we have at the mall are open ones .
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• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD but why two rooms, not one big room?
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• Shenzhen, China
21 Dec 15
Wow. Wonderful party
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
Do you also have Christmas party ?
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@allisonwish Do you work in an office ?
• Shenzhen, China
21 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD Unfortunately we do not have that wonderful Christmas party
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
and you had a gift. I am waiting mine, and you are so beautiful, my lady.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
I got a beautiful , handy electric fan . What do you like too , a new car ? Thank you for your compliment . My happiness made me beautiful i guess .
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD you are simply Demure and beautiful my lady.
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD no, I am waiting for the gift I got from the Christmas party in school. I gave our dean a table organizer, and the bag where I placed the gift is already a gift.
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@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Dec 15
there were times long ago i did. no partying this year any where for me. but you sure look good you and your man
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
I am sure that was during the times when you were working . When we are working for sure we will be attending such party . Thank you , but the man is my immediate boss .
@Shellyann36 (11385)
• United States
22 Dec 15
I have not been to an office Christmas party since 2006. We rented a local VFW center (Veteran's of Foreign Wars) and it had a bar, dance floor, karoke, pool tables and it was really fun. We had lots of families with kids there but no one really did any drinking so it was very family oriented. The employees with kids left early and the singles/couples stayed longer. The place did not close down until 2 am so the ones who stayed enjoyed the relaxed non-kid side of things.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
That was a nice kind of Christmas party because the employees' kids were there also . These kind of parties is a welcome treat to all the employees actually .
@whengcat (1457)
• Philippines
28 Dec 15
Hello there madame, I hope you still remember me.Well as for me, I failed to attend our Christmas party (dated Dec. 19 too) due to the heavy rainfall our area got flooded, I was not able to pass through...I attempted but failed, so I missed all the fun and the raffle....specially...
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
28 Dec 15
Oh hi ! It's good to see you come back to circulation again . That is sad . But sometimes fortuitous events happens . Anyway , i suppose your Christmas was after all a happy one . That will more than compensate for it .
@wiLLmaH (8801)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Dec 15
Glad you are having a good time. What is inside the box?
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
It's a small table fan . So nice . I can use it when i put on my make up in the morning . So handy .
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@wiLLmaH (8801)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD Good that you can use the gift. Ahhmm, you really love scarfs ha! :)
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
@wiLLmaH That is true . So you noticed ? Yes, i seem to have the penchant for scarves already . I am actually contemplating of buying one or two more since i just only bought one . They look good on our whole dress uniform that's why since it ;s just a straight dress and having a scarf over it makes it s classical . The rest of my 3 scarves were all gifts .
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@LadyDuck (460766)
• Switzerland
21 Dec 15
I am sorry that the party was not as good as expected, well at least you won a prize.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
Yes , that my consolation . Though , i also kept laughing at those who played in the funny games .
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• United States
21 Dec 15
What was your prize?
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
It's a small electric fan that you can just pick up to bring anywhere . So cute and durable looking .
@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 15
What a handsome couple you are, and well done for winning a prize. Oops, sorry - I just read the comments below and see that he is your boss, not your husband.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
So, you have mistaken her for my husband . He is young enough for my son though . He is my immediate boss , a half French half Filipino . He speaks fluent Tagalog , our language .
@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
@jaboUK Thank you . Oh , you really know some of our language .
@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD You are maganda. Ingat ka.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Dec 15
I don't work but we did have Christmas with my kids and grandkids this past Saturday. It was such a nice visit and everyone was happy with their gifts and all the food we brought to enjoy. Merry Christmas!
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
28 Dec 15
That is good that you spent Christmas with your kids and grandkids . It's the best way of spending it actually .
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
4 Jan 16
@simone10 So how was your Christmas and New Year's celebration , my dear ?
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
2 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, spending it with family is always the best way.
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@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
and the gentleman beside you smiles so sweetly.
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@SIMPLYD (90722)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
He is actually my boss . I am his EA too . I now have two bosses , the lady GM and this mall manager who is half French and half Filipino . So kind too .