Hey, Hey, HK!

I guess you can say that HK is the go-to place when you want to not plan your out-of-country trip. And so, on my fourth time back, I come with my office mates/friends. Yep, it has come to that point in our relationship that we have become good friends in and outside of the office. So, this HK trip was peer pressure talaga, lol. We booked it on one of our eat outs after work, because wala lang. Just for a fun weekend trip. Talk about random, lol.

Hey hey HK!

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We only had two full days so we wanted to make the most out of it. Those two days felt like a week BTW, joke lang.

To perform beyond the usual #hongkong

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We got there at around 10 in the morning, left our bags at our airbnb, then headed off to the Big Buddha area.

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while waiting for our airbnb contact

Because train rides need to be documented, lol.

I’m actually always scared to take the cable car going to Ngong Ping Village, but it is the quickest way to get there compared to taking the bus. Although, this trip was probably the scariest out of all my trips because umuulan and medyo malakas so medyo may pag-uga yung cable car minsan!

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trying to NOT look scared

I guess people who have been to the Big Buddha area before knows that right before you climb (in case you want a closer look of the buddha) is a small food place that offers noodles and fried dimsum na may masungit na nagtitinda. Kasama daw kasi yun sa charm.

Saturday snacks 🍢

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Since this is our first time traveling together, outside of the country pa, siyempre we all had to adjust to one another, especially if hindi talaga mahilig maglakad mga kasama mo, or if they aren’t the type to explore each and every corner of a certain place. Kaya, after taking photos, balik na kami – to go to the mall.

Sunday wish ✨

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After everybody finished buying shoes, clothes, and make-up, dinner time naman. I actually don’t remember where exactly we had our dinner. San nga ba? Hahaha.

Anyway, everybody was dead tired on our first day so we just all decided to drink and stay at our apartment instead of heading out to the night markets.

Sunday night lights

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The next day was Ocean Park day, kaso we literally stayed there for I think an hour or two because not everyone liked amusement parks. Hahaha. Buti nalang, all of the places we went to, I have already been and I have literally explored almost every corner of those places, although, medyo sayang kasi we already paid for the tickets na for the entire day sana. But, we have to set our priorities straight, which is to look for Yeezys, Ultraboosts, or NMDs sana, so off we go to Mong Kok!

Drinks for sale #hongkong

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Successful naman the shopping time, we all got the shoes, clothes, and souvenirs we needed to buy, because tomorrow, we have to leave early since our flight is at about 10 am.

This is another one for the books, because of all the craziness I experienced with this crazy/beautiful bunch! Our next stop? the guys are planning to go to Japan! Good luck, hahahah.

Weekend wings 🦋

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Redux

Last Sunday we celebrate our company’s 14-year partnership with our account. I don’t really know when it started, but I have attended quite a few starting 2012 (I think). Last year the party was held in Prive, I was supposed to follow since I was in La Union at that time attending the Soul Surf. We left La Union at around 3 in the afternoon, which means we should be back in Manila at around 8 or 9 pm. But no, we had to have a flat tire, in the middle of nowhere. So we got home at around 1 am, the time the party was almost done.

Anyway, this year is a different story because as a way of I don’t know, payback time of the agents, or just for entertainment’s sake, each line of business from our account had to perform the hits of the 90s, Lip sync Battle style! If you know me, you know for a fact that the only time I dance is if it’s at a bar, that’s the only legit dance that I know of, haha. Not only that, but since the entire leadership team is performing, there is definitely no way that any one of us can make up any excuse to not attend, no matter what. Oh and by the way, that was the same weekend that I will be in Baguio, talk about hectic schedule, haha!

What’s great about the performance is that we all know the songs since it’s the 90s, duh. What I didn’t like was the dancing part, where we had to memorize a few steps, extremely easy for those who dance but super duper hard for people like me who would rather die than perform in front of people! But, one thing you all have to know and remember is that our team is a very competitive team, and no matter how stupid we may all look like, we will do our damn best to win! Hahaha.

Since I was never a performer, probably even in my past life, of course even before arriving at URBN, I was already nervous, memorizing and memorizing my parts and the stupid steps I can’t seem to remember. Have I also said that out of the three groups, we are the last to perform? Talk about prolonging the agony! Hahaha.

Well, in the end, it didn’t matter how stupid we all looked because WE WON! Woooohooo! It was really great to see the entire team super happy when they announced it was us because I can really say that it was a team effort. From our site director (who performed JLo’s I’m Real), to our senior manager and my co-managers who brainstormed how the performance will go, the leads who helped with the costumes and dance steps, even the agents who helped out with the props, it was obvious that everyone pitched in, so I guess that’s one huge reason why we won 🙂

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So here’s our complete performance for everyone’s enjoyment!

P.S. you know what the prize is? A trophy, and bragging rights I guess!

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