mineral spa

While getting “soaked” in the mineral spa pool, we all had an interesting chat about the symptoms of menopausal stage, how to clinch a boyfriend, beauty tips, family issues, sending money to the Philippines, and so on and so forth.

I was the youngest single lady (yes, you’ve read it right. youngest. :p ) so I can’t relate much with the menopausal topic. It did give me a scare though because I’ll be experiencing that in a few years time. Waaaah!

Although the pool looked a bit muddy because of the mineral contents, it did help ease my back pain.  Also, the hot tub area of the pool was a hit for the grannies. I admit I liked it too!

mineral pool

Time and money wise…it was worth the trip!  I was able to gain new friends, visit a new place and most of all, stay in the pool for four hours on the first day and two hours the next day. It certainly improved my social life, my blood circulation and relieved my body pain. Hence, I felt better when we went home. It was truly a relaxing weekend!

manitou mineral spa

back to single ladies article

summer party!

The VendAsta summer party was held in our CEO’s place yesterday (Friday, July 15th 2011). It was warm and majority of my colleagues were soaking under the sun. At first, I also did some sunbathing but after few minutes, I could no longer stand it. Tiffany, one of my colleagues, was smiling when she saw me covering my arms with my jacket.

I’m one of those typical Asians who don’t like to get so dark. I’m already contented with my natural “morena” (a.k.a. “tan”) skin. I understand most “white” people want to be “brown” and most “brown” people want to be “white”. It’s one of life’s enigma.

Some were not present because of their scheduled holiday. It would have been more fun if the attendance were complete. Anyway, I was planning to have a photo with all of my colleagues but I just managed to do it with a few of them. Either I was too shy to approach the bigwigs or I was just too occupied hiding from the sun and at the same time, making sure I don’t miss the fun stuff.

Most of my colleagues brought with them their partners and children. Since I did not bring anyone with me, I just hopped from one area to the other. I even played with Jack (see related article about Jack) and Elaine, the two cute kids.

Elaine & Jack (my playmates)

The highlight of the party was the pool race. All participants were excellent swimmers! Ches was the champion last year but it was capsized by Dale this year. I was planning to join the trampoline competition but the event did not pushed through.

trampoline

Few drinks made me tipsy and sleepy. I drank one lemon beer (yes, lemon beer!), and two glasses of mixed drinks concocted by Blair. He experimented it so I named it, Blair Shoe Box drinks. Ha!

The Blair Shoe Box drinks turned my lips into orange in which I only learned about it when Nathan pointed it out to me. The drinks tasted like an iced tea and I was still “sober” when I was at the party but when I got home, I felt the effect of the drinks. Boy, I was really dizzy but I did not puke. And no hangover! I love it! 😀

In total, the party was a success!  I’m looking forward to more fun moments and hopefully, by Christmas, I will be able to bring someone with me. Hmmm…

P.S. I can’t believe I finished this entry in less than 20 minutes. I’ve been writing half-hearted articles for the past few days (sorry!). I’m glad the momentum is back!

Elaine & TheCuriousMe

Jeff R, Nathan P, Mike L, TheCuriousMe

Tiffany & TheCuriousMe

pool race

from left: Ches, Dale & Dan

from left: Shaun, Brendan, Nathan R, Mike B

bystanders

TheCuriousMe, Janak Andreas