Viva Las Vegas!

09 January 2012

We had a rockin' Vegas experience last Saturday without the need for plane tickets nor humongous wads of cash - HSBC brought Las Vegas closer to home during our annual Holiday Party held at the World Trade Center!
  • World Trade Center was transformed into a huge hallway decorated with things in keeping with the theme. Think Vegas landmarks, decks of cards, Playboy bunnies, Elvis Presley, and cross-dressers in elaborate and fancy costumes. Oh what fun!
  • Food and drinks. I wasn't able to take photos of the buffet table but the food was gooood. I especially liked the spinach lasagna!
Open bar for everyone! Mmmm mojitos!
  • Casino games and awesome raffle prizes. Gadgets, home appliances, and all expenses-paid trips to different places were raffled away, but I didn't win any. We were also given game stubs we could use to the games for a chance to win cellphones, iPods, or more game stubs! Collected game stubs were exchanged for HSBC premium items after the party.
Human Roulette
My friend and former housemate Asther won an iPod Shuffle!
After midnight I also won in the Roulette, but because they ran out of prizes already they just gave me more game stubs to use. It sucked to be me that moment LOL.
Giant dice
Card games
Slot machines
  • Program and performances
DJs Tony Toni and Sam YG brought the house down with their mad hosting skills
Aerial dancers
Performers from the Pole Academy of the Philippines
A mini concert by my ultimate favorite local band - Parokya ni Edgar!!!
The vocalist of the band, Chito Miranda
I'm sorry, I was about to type something to describe him in this caption but I was distracted by the flips my heart made.
He has been my BIGGEST crush ever since I was 12... and I'm now 25 years old.
  • Partying with friends and colleagues. The best part of any HSBC party I've been to. Always ♥
Mich, Asther, me, Ruther
I've known these guys for almost five years now! Wow!
Love my girls! The only people lacking in this photo are Poly and Marsha who weren't able to go.
Frank dressed to the nines
With our former boss, TL Jimmy
It has been a while since we last saw him since he transferred to another department.
With TL Bobot on the right
With TLs Julius and Paul. Morning shift (and ex-morning shift LOL) represent! :)
Congratulations to TL Julius for bagging the AMO of the Year! Very well-deserved!
With my boss's boss, Boss Gonzo :)
Congratulations for bagging the Manager of the Year award! So proud to be in your cluster!
Feathers and fabulousness, oh yeah ;)
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Ana was right when she said on her comment at the last post that HSBC really goes all out when it comes to our annual parties. I'm happy and proud to belong in The Best Place to Bank and The Best Place to Work! I wonder what theme we'll have next year? I know it's a long shot, but, can we have a Harry Potter-themed party? That would be all kinds of cool and geeky and awesome! ;)

*Special thanks to TL Bobot and Geoffrey Dayrit for some photos!

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