IT Team Lunch @ Penang Place

It’s been pretty long since our last team gathering so we had a simple lunch to kick start the year.
Penang Place @ Fusionopolis was a good choice as it’s not too far from our office and it’s buffet style! The guys can eat to their hearts content.

Food were generally good, Penang Char Kway Teow was our favorite and it runs out fast, luckily the staffs were quick in replenishing the foods as well. Most importantly, the price is affordable at $22.90++ per pax.


As time passes, people leave and join the company at such rapid rate that even old bird like us can’t even recognize the new people faces anymore unless there are chances of working together. It seems like it’s been long since we last played team building games on a company basis probably because of the significant increase of headcount and we are busy expanding and growing at rocket speed. This team building session comes as a much needed one, thanks to rec com.

The company was given a half day off just for the team building session, and everyone hopped on the chartered bus from our office at IBP to Playlor at Punggol, a good 45 mins ride.

Game plan of the day.

We were divided into different cross functional teams, i’m in team Grey!

Registration upon arrival and collection of our team color bands.

Trophies and medals

We started off with warming up which we were unexpectedly duped into Gangnam Style position

The first game was to make use of balloons provided and build a stable structure that surpass the height of the boxes

Some are scared of balloon burst

while some are fully concentrated on building the stable structure

It’s only when the team passes the stage, then we are handed the treasure hunt cards to search the entire area and take a photo with it for verification.

After much running and sweating, we have to make use and modify our previously constructed structure so that the balloons can hold up to 3 balls, walking and supporting it from one end to another without dropping them.

This has to be the most difficult part of all games. We have to stand up, without our hands, using just shoulder to shoulder support. Imagine everyone already sweating like hell and we have to stick on each other, eww.

Next was where everyone enjoyed the most. Water bomb, one team member has to throw the water bomb facing backwards

and other team members have to catch as much (pink) water bomb as possible. The scene was in total chaos, with water splashing from all sides.

Lastly, douche ball game, i think Playlor’s photographer is really good, captures quite a few clear and classic expressions.

Everyone is cheering for their favorite team, our team was the top 2 finalist of the douche ball game and all team members fought really hard and it became such intensive 2 vs 1. Our 2 lost in the end, but kudos to the never give up spirit!

Announcing the winners of the team building games:

Yellow team on runner-up

and GREY TEAM Champions!!

Gail’s Farewell

I didn’t know it was Gail’s last day in office until she came over to give me the farewell gifts. Aww another farewell again 🙁

But this time round it’s a good farewell, because she will be migrating over to US with her husband for 3 years and be an official tai tai, so lucky!

Managed to snap a photo with her in the office on her last day

Had a farewell dinner at Blue Garden Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant, the meat selection was pretty good, with pork belly, pork collar, kalbi pork, chicken, beef, kalbi beef, ribeye, beef belly. We love the meat there, thick and big piece. They also provide quite a wide spread of various kimchi and condiments like sauces and garlic, onion and green cut chilli, lettuce, tomatoes etc to add on the BBQ meats. Although foods were not replenished as fast and in small quantity, but we’re still ok with it. I would say it’s pretty worth it if you’re a meat eater haha!

All of us! Don’t know why we must lower down whenever taking photos haha!

Oh yes, if you have noticed, Love joined the farewell dinner too, because of the friendships we forged during the company incentive trip to Hawaii early this year, very memorable moments, hang loose!!

Have a safe trip and enjoy your tai tai life in US, Gail & James!

My first Malay wedding

Invitation from my Malay team mate

The newly wed in their traditional costume

Was curious about what is this and saw that the “cake” is made up of RICE?! That’s interesting.

my department boss was asked to give a congratulatory speech to the couple

my team members with the two bosses, i’m pretty glad that all the team members came voluntarily without me coordinating, yeah that’s the team spirit!

From this experience, i can see that a Malay wedding actually provides much flexibility for people where they can come and leave at any timing, unlike Chinese’s we have a fixed time, people come and leave as a crowd.

Thank you for having us and have a blissful marriage!

Colleagues Farewell @ Shuffle

It was one of my clique’s last day in the company, never knew our separation would be that fast but well, i think i have come realization that there’s no such thing as forever colleagues.

we decided to travel back to the past where the old and happy memories were…Ghim Moh Market Food Centre! Our usual lunch venue when our offices were at Science Park I previously.
Listing our top favorite dishes:
1) Dong Feng Fa Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice
2) Teochew Porridge
3) Carrot Cake (Black & White)
4) Ah Balling Peanut Soup
5) Vegetarian 米粉
6) Dry Mee Hoon Kuei
and don’t forget to order a glass of sugar cane juice!

Bought a farewell present for Zhu Ma, hope she likes it, haha purposely wrapped it in Barbie Doll wrapping paper to give her the false impression that i’m giving her a Barbie Doll, almost freaked her out.

Albums of photo memories… it’s really interesting to look back at all our photos and reminiscence the good o’ times although with a tinge of sadness that we used to be so young, and carefree with lesser responsibilities and worries.

ang bao from the rest of the colleagues

Zhu ma being 强吻

We had dinner at 313 The Hand Burger, we were a big bunch and stayed there for a pretty long time, was glad that the staffs did not chase us out even though there’s a long queue outside =X sorry for those who are waiting patiently outside.

The mushroom soup was pretty good, pretty thick with generous amount of mushroom bites. Burgers were huge, tasted average.

Flipping through the photos, there were some pretty amusing ones.

Took a bus over to clarke quay and decided to chill on Shuffle.

Shuffle was really packed on a Friday night, we didn’t made any reservations, so we had to wait outside, luckily they have tables and chairs for us to rest while waiting.

Ordered a tower of beer first while waiting for our table

and the real celebration begins…order another tower of beer with another four buckets of beer.

so does this mean i look cheena? lol

A group photo for the night!

The two colleagues who left the company this week 🙁

All the best in both of your future endeavors!