After many postponements due to various reasons finally the day came. It was on Saturday – March 24, 2012 the day we decided for a team outing. First of all let me say about my team M185 which contains about 32 members and we all have a good rapport and thanks to Mr.Balaji Balakrishnan for shaping us into a perfect team, who was our first Tech Lead. He got relieved from training us and was mapped into a project. Even now we are following his mantra “Fun @ Work”.
Coming back to the point – Outing – We booked a Beach Resort called Golden Sun Beach Resort which has its location at ECR, Chennai. For travel we arranged a bus and planned to assemble near our office so that it would be easy for all to board the bus. As planned we all (except few who missed the golden moments due to some personal reasons) assembled near our office and right from there the enjoyments started. Boarded the bus and started with music and dance. The travel time of about one and a half hours seemed to be minutes in our enjoyment.
By early afternoon we reached the resort and the resort people gave a warm welcome with a welcome drink – Grape Juice. After the welcome drink and dress change the blast started. We all ran and started to play in the sea waves as if we are small children. After fighting with the harsh sea waves as planned earlier we boys took the eggs and started throwing at girls. Yes you read right…it was EGGS… Smashing eggs on our friends head may hear weird but we all enjoyed that too. We boys too got some smashes and again we all returned to the sea waves to clean ourselves and suddenly someone started the next game of throwing mud onto each other which continued to the next half-an-hour. We all got tired and after cleaning the mud boys went to swimming pool…and for the first time I got into a swimming pool. I don’t even know swimming but managed two hours in a swimming pool.
After swimming we went to have our lunch followed by some rest. While some of us were sitting and chatting others went to play volley ball. The game went well and mean while we planned for the next game which was the musical chair. As soon as the volley ball game got over we started with the musical chair. Gopi played very nicely by pulling the chair towards him every time but he lost the game atlast. Next we all sat in a round and started off with the next event where everyone must do or perform an action as said by others. The event was very hilarious and we all enjoyed when everyone performed different things.
At last the time came for our departure from the resort. We went to the coast for the group photos. Took photos and started off back to our places.
Even the three days Industrial Visit during my college days cannot match with this single day. We all had a great time because we all had good understanding among us and we all were very friendly with each other. In IT industry all the works are done as a team. Going out as a team once in a month or two strengthens the relationship in the team which paves way for a good output in the office. This was our first team outing since our training started and the day was one of my best days in my life….and I believe its not only for me.
Finally a Worthy Life event where I can sit and laugh for hours when thinking about this in my future.