XM Away Day 2011

This post was drafted back on 20th July, but took me a while to get the photo out of the camera. Thus publishing it only today Aug 10. Pardon for the laziness 😛

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Back from Bintan, with blue-blacks on the head and the knee. and a $50 voucher as well 🙂

XM Away Day is like our annual retreat. A day where the company is closed for employees to bond. Every year, the management will crack their brains deciding where to go. In my 4 years with XM, I’ve been to Sentosa once ( Rasa-Sentosa ), Johor once ( Pulai Spring ), Bintan twice ( Bintan Lagoon Resort before the renovation, Club Med ).

This year, being my 5th Away Day, we went Bintan Lagoon Resort again, with the renovation 80% completed. The greatest difference I saw, was the rooms. It looks so much more classy now!

Bintan Lagoon - renovated room

Met another TP mate during the trip again! Our last trip with Focus Adventure being our activities organizer 3yrs ago, I caught up with Loon ( my fellow TP-CSC mate ) who was one of the trainers. This year with FC as our activities organizer again, I caught up with fellow ITAS mate John ( whom I got to know from the school’s chat channels )! Just how small can the world be, to be able to meet friends ( especially those you’ve not met since graduation ) overseas?

XM has a history of average-ly young age employees. Possibly the reason why we’re always so energetic when it comes to play. It was raining heavily that day, but we went ahead with the activities. Never have I been under the ( freaking heavy ) rain for such long hours before! Yet it was fun and I got to see how determined we all are when it comes to reaching our goals 🙂

My team was awesome! We managed to get all ( or most ) answers correct and emerged as the winning team :p

We work hard and we play hard too 🙂

Had a great time catching ( bonding ) with some of the fellow colleagues, and I realized we aren’t so dao at all. Maybe I should learn to open myself up more.

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