Christmas Party at the SMX
Two Saturdays back, our company held its annual bankwide Christmas Party. It was at the SMX this year. As always, we have to follow a theme. All are required to come in the coolest jacket as the event was dubbed Starry Musical Night, a red carpet event ala-MTV.
It was a way too easy theme. Who doesn’t own a jacket, anyway? We can just come in a simple matchy jeans, shirt and jacket. But knowing how meticulous I am when in comes to party outfit, I had to dig my closet and look for the nicest and coolest jacket ever owned. Of course I found one! So, I initially made up my mid to come in my brown trench coat (an outrageous ukay find purchased at P180), white shirt, skinny jeans and boots. Then again, I thought, “Brown isn’t too flattering for me!” I even thought that lots of colleagues might be in the same attire. So, I dropped the idea and thought of another outfit. A more exciting yet simpler one.
Party call time was 5:30 p.m. (registration) while program proper is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. I did not get concerned much of the time as I thought it will start late… all programs in Pinas do! LOL!
At around 4:30 p.m., I was still at the mall buying myself a simple white shirt. Imagine, I don’t have a white shirt in my closet?! LOL! And after that, I still managed to drop by a salon for some hair treatment and called my manicurist for some nail polishing. So with all this last-minute activities, I got dressed at around 7 p.m. And with my stiff calculation, I can get to SMX at 7:30 p.m. Just the right time for the party, I thought.
But I was dead wrong. I miscalcuted the traffic. I forgot it was Christmas season so traveling from Pres. Quirino to MOA would be more of a hassle. Apparently, that short distance took me 2-hours to get to SMX! Yeah, roads were irritatingly jammed that day.
So, when I arrived, the program has already started and all my colleagues are done with their dinner. Well, good thing it was a buffet set-up so late-comers like me could just grab food.
I really had to pay the price for being THAT fashionably late. No official photo op for me at the red carpet. I told you, it was MTV inspired!
Good thing, I brought my ever-reliable digicam with me . So here are some of the non-official and amateurish shots my colleague took:
I think my outfit is a bit confusing. I look like a motorist-in-red-leather-jacket slash hooker-protigee-in-short-denim-skirt slash winter-wonderland-in-scarf look. But you have to agree with me… it looks fine alright! LOL!
And when it was time for some dancing, I didn’t not think twice on hitting the dance floor eventhough I didn’t like the band who played as they are just so-so ones. LOL! So here are my dance floor shots with my colleagues. Pardon me, I just harrassed some colleagues with cam as mine was in my purse.
There were a lot of colleagues in cool outfits. Too bad, I wasnt able to take pics of them. But here are two of the outfits I liked the most… very simple yet they rock!
Syempre kasama ako sa pic! Hehehe! Very winter ang dalawang ito! LOL! (Both are from IT department)
It was a bit of a short party for me. It ended at before 12 midnight. And since I got tired with the darn traffic jam, I called it a night and went straight home right after the party.
Hmmm… am I being boring? Or just simply growing old? LOL!
I wonder what would be next year’s Christmas Party theme…