As the festive season rolled in, Xillium got into full festive mode with Christmas parties at our five locations. The fun began in Cebu on December 16, followed by a joint celebration for Iloilo and Roxas on December 17. Baguio and Bacolod weren’t far behind, hosting their events on December 17 and 23.
It was great to see everyone letting their hair down, with the usual work divisions melting away. Our staff, sporting color-coded headbands provided upon arrival at the venue, teamed up randomly, creating a fun mix of people from different departments. It was a refreshing change, sparking new friendships and viewpoints.
The games stood out for their mix of fun and team spirit. From ice melting challenge to action relay, each activity was a test of coordination and group strategy. The highlight for many was the water game, where teams strategized to keep their 'queen' dry amidst splashes and laughter. It was a scene full of energy and fun, with everyone, extra shirts or not, diving into the spirit of the game. Amidst the splashes and friendly competition, there were smiles all around. The prizes were simple – chips, chocolates, and candies and other fun snacks – but they added a sweet note to our fun-filled day.
A much-anticipated segment was the raffle draw, where lucky winners bagged cool prizes, including air fryers. And let's not forget the food – there was plenty of it, perfect for mingling and chatting across departments. Amidst these engaging activities, there was an abundance of food, allowing everyone to indulge and enjoy as they mingled across departments.
We wrapped up the evening by recognizing our dedicated staff. It was a nice surprise that highlighted their hard work and our appreciation for their efforts.
But the surprises didn't end there. Everyone took home a special gift – a bag full of goodies for Noche Buena. It was our way of extending the party's joy to their homes, bringing the festive spirit full circle.
These parties were more than just fun get-togethers. They showed the strength and collaboration of our diverse Xillium family. As we head into the new year, these memories remind us of what we can achieve together.
Liezel is a senior writer at Xillium, holding a degree in literature. Prior to joining the company, she spent six years mentoring foreign Asian students to improve their English communication skills in a web-based education. Her academic involvement included developing and revising instructional materials and content. Liezel's career in distance learning has honed her skills in communication, management, research, and technology.