“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” -Kenyan Proverb
Tree Top Adventure Park Baguio offers eight (8) unique team games, the first of its kind in the Philippines. The package rate starts at only Php800 per person and that already includes the following:
- team building kits (name tags, arm bands, and materials to be used for the chosen activities)
- and company certificates of participation.
Our team is called Team Tanders ( someone who is old. Matanda. Aguy! Slang for Nirarayuma. Ha ha ha! ) Because most of our members are in their 20’s 30’s, 40’s and 50’s I guess even in their ’60’s.
With nature as our backdrop. Everyone had tons of fun during our team building adventure! We were all laughing and everybody is in good spirit. The cool Tree Top Adventure and Nature Park Baguio has a really positive effect on people. Nature really heals. The unique setting helps us to loosen up and the breezy cool air helps a lot. You could see from the faces of each and everyone who participated in the event that they really had a good time! It brought back memories of my college years and corporate stint. My mind and my heart were filled with joy and selflessness. It must be the good quality of air inside the Tree Top adventure that made us more level headed.
Selfless. Yes, that’s what you become when you play together with your teammates. That’s the secret ingredient to a champion team. In order for a team to be successful you have to had ONE common goal. To row in one direction and to become as one with all of your other teammates.
Our first team challenge was the ABC GAME
Our team, which is compose of eight (8) individuals were asked to form two (2) opposite straight lines with four (4) members on each line. We were made to stand with our back from the back of our other teammates on the opposite side of the Skywalk. Each team member has to recite one letter from the alphabet, as the team tries to recite all the letters of the alphabet in its proper sequence.
Easy peasy. Yeah, it seems easy at first, because everybody knows the alphabet by heart, right? But, hold your horses! The challenge lies on the rule that was set.
The Rules: The person beside you, be it on your left or right and the person in front of you cannot utter the next letter! Toink! That complicate things, ha ha ha! Plus the 4 meters distance while you’re standing on the opposite side of the skywalk with your back from the other players will greatly reduce your hearing comprehension!
Since, I only got to met some of them once in a while from bloggers event, I am not really close to them. And in the case of Clint, it is the first time that I met him in person. So, I am not really familiar with their voices except for Axl and Cheryl.
Lesson learned from the activity: Shut up and listen. Lol! Oh, my gulay! That’s hard for talkative people like us. Ha ha ha! Imagine, we’re standing on our back, far apart from one another ( a good 4 meters away from the other line that constitute the other four team members and about 2 meters away from my teammate on my left side)
The Secret: Listen intently and louder your voice, be humble accept the fact that you need each other to complete the task!
Yes, I listened intently at the voice of my teammates and shout with all my might so that the next person will be able to hear and deliver the next letter.
Tip: Familiarize yourself with the speaking voice of your teammates, stop, listen intently and deliver what is expected of you!
The valuable lesson I learned was to know how to stop talking and learned how to listen well. Plus a louder voice could help your other teammates to hear you well so they too could deliver their end of the bargain. Yes, peeps! Teamwork is wherein eight individuals works as one.
Our best time: 11 seconds. Not bad, huh!
- Ms. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media
- Tree Top Adventure Baguio
- Sir Jace Mendoza and Sir Rilley of Tree Top Adventure
- Sir Paul, Ms. Maki, Mr.Arfourth and most especially to Sir Adrian
- Azalea Residences Baguio