Last 14-15 December 2012, the Gender Awareness and Sensitivity Board (GASB) of my unit got a chance to hold a team-building. Its purpose is to know more about each other and to build camaraderie among the group. This was held in Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) Training Camp in Ternate, Cavite.
|PMC Training Camp Headquarters in Ternate, Cavite. As a courtesy, we first visited the Commander prior proceeding to our destination, the seaside and FOIC Cottage where we stayed overnight.|
|We proceeded at the Drill Instructors Net and there first settled our things.|
|Since we arrived at about 1130H, we all got hungry and of course, we prioritized the call of our tummies.|
After having lunch, we then fixed our stuff at the FOIC Cottage. As one of the officers aboard, I was the one tasked to be the emcee and facilitator of the games (I'm pregnant so I cant join the games prepared). Prior the games, we first had a short program.
|My Buddy during cadetship, LTJG CHARO T ESPANOLA PN gave a welcome remarks to the participants.|
|The Chairman, GASB of our unit, LT FLORISSA YNCIERTO PN gave the house rules and the purpose of the activity.|
|After the program, the first activity was a mind game wherein the group will form a big circle and be able to memorize everybody's name. After the said activity, the games were then started.|
|Soldier Mom's Corner Blogger (myself) as I facilitated the first game.|
|First Game: Egg Catching|
|Second Game: Calamansi Relay|
|Third Game: Sack Race|
|Group picture taking before taking a break and snack time.|
|While some are having their snacks, swimming and chatting time during the break, we grab the opportunity to have our videoke time.|
|The next game held was the leg race wherein a string was tied on the players' ankle. The pair must be able to go around a pole (which was not included in the photo) and go back to their team's position.|
|This was the spider web game. The group is composed of 6 members each. The group must be able to cross three of them by carrying their designated groupmates. The group with the fastest time wins.|
Right after the games, we then proceeded back to Drill Instructor's Nest for the early dinner/merienda and exchange gifts.
|Some of the gifts during the GAD Team Building.|
The following morning, my underclass Rodelyn and I, went to an early swimming. I was dreaming to spend more time in the water but since swimming triggers premature contractions, I opted not to stay long and just satisfy my cravings to swim.
|My second time to be in bikini while pregnant. Celebrating the gift of motherhood. So what with the "whale" figure.|
As a whole, I find our team building fruitful and full of fun. I am looking forward for another GASB team building for the coming years. Empowering women and standing for our rights!