Wednesday, November 29, 2006


:: close up of THE TREE ::

was involved in the inter-dept X'mas Decoration competition ... judging was today and notice was only given to us only last week ... with a paltry sum of S$50 ... we had to come up with something creative ... preferably using recycled material as far as possible ...

almost the entire day today was spent on the 'project' ... here are the fruits of our labour ... THE TREE! comprising of pictures of all of us in the team ... well, actually lotsa pics of the 'ees' were in the tree ... there were comments like ' how come bee appears in so many pictures???' (bee is in another team by the way) ... hahaha ... well, the source of pics came from yours truly (hence the biasness) and obviously there were LOTS + LOTS of pics of the 'ees' ...

and here is the 'inspiration' behind THE TREE ...

"Our Christmas Tree
People today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, fir trees and/or other evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In older days it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice. Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak. They celebrated the solstice because it meant that at last the sun god would begin to get well. Evergreen boughs reminded them of all the green plants that would grow again when the sun god was strong and summer would return.

In the Southern hemisphere, in particular on xx Street on the xth floor, there are no such things as short days or long nights. We believe that the sun, the inspiration for us to work is our shared dedication, commitment and us enjoying working with each other. We do not celebrate long days or short nights but rather value and appreciate the opportunities we have in working with and learning from each other and the fun we have together. Our evergreen boughs represent all the green plants that would grow again when the sun is shining strong and summer would be here for the next years to come."



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