If I had a hat (which I don't because it is now lying in the bottom of the ocean) I would say "hat's off" to the organising team that did quite a great job.
Despite the posters that had been put up about a month earlier, and the excited conversations ranging from 'what are you gonna wear?" to "what on earth do you wear to a masquerade themed dinner?" I would say that our highly anticipated annual event came and left in rather a hurry.
Even on the eve of the day, people stayed back late to complete assignments that never seem to end. A few people whom I had casual conversations with during lunch break commented that they were not in the mood to celebrate, either, especially with the work continuously piling up till it encroached into our precious little weekends.
So, anyway, last Saturday saw these workaholics dressed in their best (well, sort of anyway if you compare them to our uniforms), and headed to a hotel, resort and spa in Sunway where the event was held. It consisted of dinner which was alright, although it could have been better (or it could have been also due to my not so great appetite that day), a spot of entertaintment which was truly entertaining because the MCs were good, pronounced people's names quite well and didn't unnecessarily embarrass people like what the MC did in the event two years back and a competition similar to American Idol (I was amazed to find out that we had very talented singers in the company) and a lucky draw among other things.
Overall, it was a good day. And just as my luck would have it, I won a mountain bike in the lucky draw. So now, I really really need to relearn how to ride a bike!