Last night I went to this work function for a Christmas drink up where we exchange Kris Kringle gifts with each other. It was a simple, straightforward Kris Kringle gift where the boys buy a gift for a boy and girls buy a gift for a girl both with the budget of $10.
I was running a little late, but I eventually got there and mingled with everyone and ate the food that everyone provided. There was sushi there so I remember I had quite a bit of sushi and prawns too. There was strawberries and dip, so good, haha and there was beer, champagne and cider to wash it down with. One of the managers offered me some champagne and I declined knowing that champagne will go straight to my head which I didn’t find exactly a good idea since it the function didn’t have that kind of vibe. I don’t like the smell/taste of beer so I settled with cider. The cider tasted like apple juice so it was actually really nice even though I’ve never heard of the name before lol.
Anyway, it got around to this present giving time, so one of the workers dressed up as Santa, which was hilarious. Anyway, he sat down on a chair and gave out presents to everyone – now these wasn’t the Kris Kringle gifts but gifts from our store owners/the big bosses, and we all received a present from them. And just letting you know, there are about 40-ish people at the store so these bosses are like super duper nice and generous and everything. Anyway, when we received our presents we all sat on “Santa’s” lap and took a photo with him lol. The worker actually played a really good role as Santa because when I went up there to sit on his lap and receive my present he asked me, “Have you been a good girl this year? Done all your homework?” Lol it’s funny watching a full grown man sitting on another grown man, and also the worker who dressed up as Santa works with his wife so when his wife got called they kissed each other and that just brought be back to the scene in Friends when Ben asks “Why is Monica kissing Santa?” who Chandler dressed up as.
I received a Calvin Klein perfume gift box from the bosses, and I really can’t thank them enough. I first off didn’t expect to receive any gifts from them so I felt very spoilt when I opened up my present and saw a CK one shock for her gift box in my hands. So here’s the packaging of the gift box.
And here is the perfume bottle and the body cream.
The perfume actually smells quite nice. It’s a sweet smell with a little bit of fruity, but mostly sweet I think. It’s a good mix for the so-called summer we’ve been experiencing in Melbourne. Argh, can’t wait to wear it out haha.
After the present giving was done we then all got to pick out a gift from the Kris Kringle box. I dived in and found myself a L’Occitane present. I didn’t expect much of it, but I did know that L’Occitane isn’t a cheap brand and their stuff is really good, and the people that I told what I got for KK told me the hand cream alone is at least $11.95 and we were only suppose to spend $10 on the KK gifts. In the bag I received a hand cream as previously mentioned before and this other cream called a Divine cream. Not exactly too sure what it is but I think it’s a moisturiser. Here’s a picture:
Then in was home time. I remember one of the bosses coming up to me and asking me how many drinks I’ve had. I said I only had one, and he told me to go drink more. Looool, no idea how I feel about my boss encouraging me to drink up! And when it was packing up time, he goes up to me with a shot class of soy sauce and goes, “Hey Kit, wanna do some shots?” Haha!
I got really hungry afterwards, since I realised I barely ate anything and decided to go out to dinner with B from work since she said she was hungry and could give me a lift home. And the night ended there for me once we had our dinner. No pictures of the food though, lol soz.