every year, the underconstruction crew gets together for christmas and secret santa shenanigans. this year is a tad different. we held a zoom meeting and postponed our gift exchange until the summer. the group as a whole hasn’t talked much all year, but some things never ever change between us. the four of us had the privilege to watch each other grow and reach for every milestone. i very much appreciate that we can catch up and see each others faces through the screen. hopefully we’ll continue our tradition and have our gathering next year
consider it a reunion with the little intern that decided to invite us out after her vacation. i miss having her at the office to troll on a daily basis and i’m sure she misses being trolled too. the four of us shared a lot of good laughs over fancy antipasti and secondi. i understood very few words on the menu and was determined to order the dish with the most complicated name. all the rustic italian delicacy we ordered were delicious but it the spinach pizza won my heart. i hope the four of us can get together again soon to continue our unfinished business
doing an lunch hotpot and gaming get together with a few hamber buddies. i haven’t had the opportunity to chill with friends since i’ve had a hectic schedule. spent several hours catching up and gaming before i had to head out for skating and then a pregame warmup. i brought my favourites to the hotpot: fish tofu along with some fish balls, enoki and shirataki, but who shows up to a hotpot with carrot and celery sticks??
came home to this bundle delivered to my front door which could only mean it came from the lone member that currently lives in hong kong. this is our fourth year of secret santa with the long standing underconstruction. i’m very excited but i’m threatened i mustn’t open it until i have witnesses in attendance. i can’t wait to open my gift during our christmas party and only wish next year the whole crew can be together in vancouver
while i am at it, might as well have my two dodgeball team dinners on back to back nights. celebratory dinner of best team cheer award with wings night out. it was a fantastic season, we played really well as a team and made it deep into the playoffs just shy of a repeat tier champ. it’s sad to see a teammate leave us for school, but it was awesome playing with him and definitely will be missed. season 18 is no doubt a season to remember, be ready and hungry for season 19