One thing I look forward (aside from payday! Haha!) to my full-time work at TOA is our annual Anniversary/Christmas Party. Last year, aside from being glammed up on a red carpet affair, I joined the Broadway Competition where our group hailed as Champion. It was indeed a night to remember.
For 2016 celebration, the theme was all about “kiddie”. Talent competition was also changed to TOA Star Search – same concept with Got Talent show on TV. Being an engaged and active kid, it saddened me a bit to have no participation this year. Maybe, it’s time to just sit back, relax and enjoy the night – as an attendee/audience. Until the opportunity knocked.
I was invited to be one of the Emcees of the party. I was stunned and oh, said YES. Well, who am I to refuse? I can’t say no to people who trust and believe in me. The engaged and active me was so happy!The preparation begun. I rehearsed and reviewed the programme. I opted to wear a basic kiddie outfit to focus more on my hosting role than get conscious of my look the whole evening. Fhabs was very supportive. He filed a half-day leave at work and stayed with me the entire time. Everything was almost all set before the event when the make-up artist notified me that he couldn’t make it due to prior commitment. My bad, I just contacted him two days before the event. I was a bit frantic but took the situation with ease.
Thank God, I have good friends/workmates with me who decided to do my hair and make-up. We did come up with a simple look but it’s such meaningful for me.Lights off. Countdown begins. Time to speak. All went smooth and well. Thank God, it did. The CEO even approached me to commend me for a job well done. I almost cried. It was fulfilling. Hosting is something I once thought I can never do. But I made it. From a random try few years back, it has slowly turned into a craft. Thank you TOA for the opportunity. It was indeed a night to remember.