Thursday, 7 July 2016

IRC Live Chat - Team Lunch

It was November 2015 when I joined the IHG Rewards Club Live Chat Department as one of the Pilot group. Finally, I was able step out from my comfort zone after 7 years of being stocked in my previous position. Though at first, I was afraid that I have to take some risks and fears, however, I have learned that the most of the greatest lessons in life are learned by taking risks and living outside of comfort zone. 

Originally, we were 20 in our Team. We are small group compared to other Department, but we have an awesome Team Manager who handle us well. 

Last May 7, 2016, we had our very first team building outside of the office. Instead of the usual team building, we have chosen to have a buffet lunch instead in Yakimix Greenbelt. It was shouldered by the company. 

Here are some of our buffet lunch photos together with our Operation's Manager:

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Celebrating our 1st

11th of May - I still remember the time when I met this man in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. How can we ignore each other if we have met twice coincidentally in a different place though we are strangers? We are different in culture, in personality, and belief. We are very opposite, but I learned that if people choose their companion with different personality, they may be more successful. People can learn different experiences which help them throughout their life.

I learned to accept him as who he is, I learned to love his culture though I am a Korean Culture Enthusiast ever since. He also accepted my dark sides, gave too much effort to be with me despite the long distance relationship. And here we are, celebrated our very first anniversary last May 11. Time flies, and we did not realize that it is too fast. As most other relationships, we also have our ups and downs. Being far from each other is one of the most hardest part in the relationship. Trust, loyalty and patience are important to work things out. 

He hates posting his photos in public, that is why I deleted most of my blogs about him. He is a very private person. But I want to share some of our anniversary photos. I blurred his face. (Mianheyo oppa!) I know he will get mad again if he see this. hahahaha

That perfect sunset on our 1st Anniversary dinner date. Just like when we had our first date in Oceanfront Kota Kinabalu.

La Fiesta Buffet Restaurant:

At Bulgogi Brothers:

I feel like everything in my life has led me to him. My choices, my heartbreaks, my regrets. And when we are together, my past seems worth it because if I had done one thing differently, I might never met him.

Buddha Bar Makati - The Reunion

#latepost (09 Apr 2016)

March 30, 2009 - I, together with  my batch mates started our first day training at IHG. We were 15 in the class, 2 are Japanese. We are the Batch 71 of IHG Rewards Club - former Priority Club Rewards.

I was 22 when I started working at IHG, and I was the second youngest in our batch. Some of my batch mates have already experienced working in different companies and hotels. Though IHG operates and franchise brand of hotels, it is still part of BPO and I admit it was challenging for me working here. 

Half of our batch already left IHG after few years, however, our friendship still continues in or out of the office. And to celebrate our 7th year of friendship, we have decided to have a dinner and night out in Buddha Bar and an unplanned road trip in Tagaytay. 

I want to share some of our nicest photos taken in Buddha Bar Makati and our super late dinner (early breakfast) in Tagaytay. 

Our food and cocktails:

Our Tagaytay moment eating bulalo: