It’s that time of the year again, the end of the BER months and the much-awaited Christmas time is here. Huge Christmas trees are seen in every mall and plazas, colorful Christmas lights and eye-catching parols are everywhere. Christmas carols are heard everywhere that’ll make you get LSS (last song syndrome). These are elements of the traditional Filipino Christmas.
And it’s supposed to be the happiest and cheerful time of the year because of the never-ending Christmas parties but since the COVID-19 Pandemic struck the world with millions of deaths, we were introduced with the New Normal set up- that is to prevent COVID 19 from spreading to more people. And with this set-up due to our present circumstances, we are not allowed to have large gatherings during this Christmas time. With the new normal celebrations, everything will be different, but that doesn’t mean that we will break our Christmas spirits.
So we did have our simple yet intimate Company Christmas Party, following every safety Protocols against Covid-19 of course. All of us, the employees dine together with our closest family member or friend in an exclusive function room. JJ’s Seafood village provided us our scrumptious dinner and venue. After meals, it’s usually games and presentations buts since this time has changed, we had the famous Exchanging of Gifts or Manito/Manita which complete a Christmas party. And lastly, we opted to have a raffle of appliances, kitchen wares, and grocery packages for both of our staff and guests just to make us feel it’s not just an ordinary gathering-it’s Christmas, the time of laughter, smiles, togetherness, and giving.