Thursday, January 1, 2015

Broadway & Glitz: The 2014 SM Metro Malls Christmas Party!

What a great way to give thanks to the company I have been with for the past 3 years (and will stay here for as long as I can), than to emcee for the SM Supermalls' Corporate Christmas Party for the Metro Malls division. It was one fabulous affair, and while it was different from my usual hosting stints because this had all my bosses, and even the Sy family present in this affair - I still had so much fun that night! Now this is what you call a SY-lfie - when you get Mr. Hans Sy, President of SM Prime and Ms. Annie Garcia, President of SM Malls join you for a fun group-fie!!! SY Cheese!!!

This year's theme was Broadway, and I got the honor and pleasure of co-hosting the party with another SCMC employee, Sir Jason Alvarez, the Group Marketing Head of the Central South region of SM Supermalls, and of course, DJ Show Suzuki whom I have known for quite some time now not just through hosting gigs, but also because he is a tenant at my first SM Mall, SM Center Pasig! Talk about multi-talented! 

Photo below shows me giving the guys, my male co-hosts a headache... 

This was held at the SMX and every single bit of it was fun - it wasn't just the fact that I was one of the emcees, but it was more of meeting old and new friends from this company that is my second home (or even perhaps my first now since I spend so much time in SM Malls, not just in the ones I handle). The only sad part was that I did not win in the raffle when I had been concentrating on bringing home the Ipad or even a Juicer this year. Why? Because the HR said I was not qualified for the raffle draw because I just got transferred to non-Metro SM Mall, and I was emcee that night, so they didn't even put my name in there. Shoot. So here I am below just eating my sorrows away. Lol. 

It was one fabulous 2014, I am so thankful for my SM Life, which has opened so many doors for me! Most importantly, is because even if I live a very hectic life with my day job at SM, I still get to emcee so many events every week, can you believe that? Plus I get to still devote quality time to everything else that mean so much to me - my family especially my growing son, my Church family/ Lector service, and everything else in between. My hopes are clearer than ever, and I look forward to an even brighter 2015!!! #Excited #LookingForward 

Photos below with my loving bosses: Women of Wisdom and Integrity. They are Ms. Annie Garcia, President and Ms. Liza Silerio, Vice President. I owe them a lot and they are among the reasons I stay despite the challenges, and in spite of myself. I also can't thank my other bosses SNL, BDH, GPJ, RLC, RMM, my partners & good work pals enough! (Can you imagine how many bosses I have and people I have to contend with? Lol.) But seriously, these two lady superiors below have always believed in & encouraged me, that is why I want so much to be successful, to prove that their faith in me is another one of the many reason why they are BRILLIANT.  

Lastly, thanks Mr. Hans Sy. He and his family have been inspirations not just to me or the SM Family, but to every Filipino who believe in Hard-work, Integrity, Creativity and Dynamism. So many things I've learned in this company, that I can never find elsewhere.

Thank you Lord for all the opportunities that come my way and for the energy to take on them all. Sometimes I wonder why you throw so many challenges my way. Is it that you have so much faith in me? Again, I Thank You, Lord. Amen. #BringItOn2015 #Faith

- Marylaine Viernes