This past weekend Robbie and I joined Matt at Chevron’s “2012 Year End Party”. In the Philippines things are done a little differently, and it really is “More Fun In The Philippines!” All employees of the Chevron Manila Shared Service Center, know as MSSC, were invited to attend (which means 1,000+ people were there). They rented out a huge convention type room at the Manila Hotel (former residence of General MacArthur) and we were there from 4:30pm – 12:30am!
The winner of a year long competition was announced between Finance, IT, HR & Downstream at the Year End Celebration
A ginger bread house inside the Manila Hotel lobby…yes real ginger bread and candy. It smelt good enough to eat, and Robbie was hungry!
“Jack Frost” met us at the door
The theme of the party “Mystique Madness”
Before the party really got started, Chevron MSSC employees were playing live music. Apparently they have a Chevron “club” for music/band in the Philippines
Chevron Manila’s “GLEE” club performed
Chevron MSSC dance club also performed
There were about a dozen caricature artists onsite…a little souvenir of the night. (Tia and Robbie)
Fortune Tellers were also available
Photo booth souvenirs from the evening.
Filipino magician Jeffrey Tam (who won “Close-up Magic 2 years in a row) performed for us and was a judge of the End of Year Performances
Matt was on the “Yellow Team” (I.T.) participating in their performance
Yellow Team was the “First Runner Up” for the year long competition and got 2nd place on their performance in the points department. They did WIN “Best Mystique Story” and “Best Performance of the Night”
There was a live (Chevron employee) DJ who had some great music playing after the performances and awards
Matt and Robbie held their own on the dance floor
We all had a really fun evening
For those who care to watch Matt’s performance here is a link…WARNING: It is 20 minutes long; Matt has 3 separate parts, one in the beginning, middle, and end.
More photos of MSSC Christmas party here.