Last weekend I went on the first annual VietnamWorks company trip to a town on the coast about 4 hours from Saigon. It was a chance for all VietnamWorks team members to put their party hat on, and wowie what party hats there were!
Some of the gang before loading up the bus on Friday. Spirits are high. With all the giggling and excitement going on, I felt like I was on a middle school class trip. Everyone was very psyched about the weekend.
First night at the resort. After dinner, people self-organized into a human tug-o-war. I found it funny that women made up the chain, but men were officiating. Game on, fellas!
Another view of the tug-o-war. After a few seconds the human chain would snap like a rubber band and both sides would go flying back into the sand in a tangled, giggling heap.
The next day we played lots of team-building games. The object of this game was to toss a water balloon over to the other side with a plastic sheet. Two teams of two on the other side had to catch the water balloon without breaking it. The first to miss or break the balloon would lose. Lots of great drama and heroic saves.
Saturday night was skit night. Several teams put on comedy, dance, acting and singing skits. We had Tahiti dancers, story-telling dance, fabulous costumes, pathos, farming scenes, pom-pom girls and a made-up Karaoke song about our business in both Vietnamese and English. All the skits were very clever. Who knew such creative juices lurked below the surface? Now if only I can figure out a way to harness them to advance our business!