True meaning of Christmas comes when friends gather together to rekindle the relationship.
What more, collaboration makes it a worthwhile random act of kindness to make it strong and even better as we faced the new year of adventure and fun.
But how it was curated?
1. Each member must be valued and welcome each input
Due to prevailing busy moments of Christmas rush, get-together like out-of-town with Road Trippers would not be possible. I even suggested to just eat in a dinner buffet just to keep those camaraderie around.
One of the TRTs, Anne Ville suggested to have a simple gathering at KL Tower Serviced Residences located in the heart of Makati business district which is along Legaspi Village and near the mall like Glorietta / Greenbelt area.
A big room in the hotel with privacy would suffice who confirmed to come in a day of gathering.
It was decided to be a simple meeting but to make it more candid and stylish, our event designer, Anne, suggested a blue and white attire that would match-up to Snowflake theme.
Have bought also trinkets like Poinsettia and table cloth to signify the call of Christmas season to be placed in a dining table.
2. Know the strength of each member who will stand out because of the qualities they have
Aylin of TheDailyPosh who loves to stay in hotels and resorts told us how classy the interior was.
True to her review, as we entered the room – elegant yet distinctive with simple furnishing that made the spacious area a festive celebration for anyone who will stay.
We were not worried on the utensils as this is already provided once you check-in the room even we told to the members that they can bring finger foods for sharing.
Sorry but I am more of a kitchen person as I was astonished to see it was fully equipped with:
- Pots and pans with kitchen utensils for cooking and even cleaning aid for washing
- Microwave oven and induction stove
To tour you around on the room we got, it is fully complete like:
- Comfortable sofas are enough for sitting
- LED TV with cable is available for entertainment
- Take a rest in the queen size bed
- Have a coffee / tea with available hot water heater
3. Even we are virtually coordinating, integrating team instructions are initiated voluntarily
Everyone give their share of bringing any food that they can get around. Bong Aguilar served those tacos while waiting. As members arrived one by one, pizza, salad, cakes, barbecues, shing-a-ling and even kwek-kwek that made everything a stand-out in our dining table.
Thanks to Mac Vasquez and Leira of Mushings for also bringing their food share.
Dee’s Gourmet Popcorn which is remarkably good in taste which is highly recommended by Ms. Joy of Gastronomy even bought different packs of flavor from Buttery Caramel, Cheesy Cheese and Salted Caramel that great for this festive sharing with affordable price of P 60.00 each.
4. Once each member understand the benefits of teamwork, more are very willing to come together to assist
Thanking Ann Ville, Gigi of Mommy Giay, Ria of Sugar Smile and Krystele of ILoveKits for arranging the raffle prizes and give-away. The plan is more on gathering and chit-chat. It turns out to be an overwhelming excitement for everyone as they share those blessings.
Thanks also to Zomato Manila who gave a bag with mug, notebook, shirt and food vouchers to each Road Tripper attendees.
For the major prizes, Mr. Carranza of McGraphics Carranz gave us three (3) gift certificates hotel stay – Melba’s Farm Bacolod, Onea Bed and Breakfast Antipolo and Casa Alegria Tagaytay.
5. Last but not the least, in a team-oriented environment like the Road Trippers, overall work of every individual drives the action and the function serves a bigger picture to become a reality
With this move, every team member know and understand that would always a starting point for great friendship in the later years to come.
Thanks also to Ruel Umali for taking those pictures.
At the end, trust each one act of simple kindness. It’s a great confidence booster that can promote leadership and cooperation to revitalize more the bonding moments and promote the common passion – that is travelling and mostly friendship.
Till next gathering TRTs.
Thanks, thanks and definitely we are blessed. There would be a lot more to come to each one of us. Even we cannot gather more together as a group for travel adventures, in our own mind, we instill those meaningful experiences. Hoping for more adventures to come this 2015.
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