On October 27, TOA Global celebrated Halloween on its Clark and Manila offices. Both sites were transformed into one big fairy tale book. This year’s theme was “FesTOAval of Fairy Tales” and it did become a festival that also put everyone in a competitive mood because it also served as a competition on designing the best work stations.
Coming inside the company doors was similar to opening the pages of a ginormous book that’s filled with colourful characters and enchanting storylines. Both kids and adults were treated to a wonderful journey to the fictional worlds that we only read about as young kids. We were all taken to an exciting journey from Agrabah to the depths of the ocean to the yellow brick road that led to Emerald City.
In our Clark office, the production floor became the setting for an epic fight between the rivalry we’ve all grown to love: Peter Pan versus Captain Hook.
In the meantime, Dorothy wandered away from the yellow brick road. Her beautiful ruby slippers brought her to the Clark site where she met up with the rest of her group and gave kids a fun time.
The Support Team didn’t hold back and perfectly re-imagined Sleeping Beauty’s kingdom that fell into a deep slumber. She was soon awakened by true love’s kiss. As soon as she got out of the curse, Princess Aurora and Prince Charming spread the love by giving away candies and treats to the excited kids.
Maleficent, the evil fairy who put a curse on Princess Aurora
The King and Queen, along with the entire kingdom, fell into a deep sleep when the curse fulfilled itself.
After years of waiting, Prince Charming finally found Prince Aurora and gave her a kiss to break the curse.
Cute little princesses received treats from Princess Aurora
Each time someone steps into a different part of the production floor is like turning a new page on the fairy tale book. This time, the visitors and trick-or-treaters were taken under the sea, into the kingdom of King Triton where the beautiful voice of Princess Ariel can be heard.
The entire cast of The Little Mermaid
We can’t blame Hansel and Gretel from taking a bite out of the gingerbread house because it really looks tasty.
Right after the tour of the various fairy tale worlds, the kids were gathered for a movie screening.
The fun didn’t stop there. In our Manila office, we went with Little Red Riding Hood as she courageously trekked into the woods to visit her grandmother even when danger lurks.
From the scary forest, we were taken up the castle of giants, thanks to Jack’s magical beanstalk. The castle, despite the intimidating giants, conceal amazing treasures, which Jack was able to get his hands on thanks to his magic beans.
We then stepped on a magic carpet and were flown to the city of Agrabah where we received a royal treatment courtesy of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.
Genie definitely worked his magic by giving away lots of treats for these kids.
The fun doesn’t end with the treats because the Manila staff arranged for some fun storytelling time with the kids!
Thanks to the massive effort put in by our team members, “FesTOAval of Fairy Tales” was a huge success. Everyone put their A-game in transforming their workstations into the lovely fairy tale stories. After the activities, the judging committee went to work and selected the best booths from both sites. The winners were:
1st place: The Little Mermaid
2nd place: Wizard of Oz
3rd place: Beauty and the Beast & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
TOA Global also held a photo caption contest which showcased the photographic prowess and wit of our team members. Here are the five winning entries:
“The daily grind at work can always have a fairy tale ending when you sprinkle it with some pixie dust of happy thoughts, a dash of creativity, and a dose of enthusiasm. At TOA, there’s always a “happily ever after” at the end of each work day.”
Ma. Jezza Lyn Bugua
“Once in a while, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a Fairy Tale.”
Raissa Gail Pillo
“FesTOAval of Fairy Tales lets you travel back to the sweet memories of your childhood days.”
“Tick, tock, TOAClock, I have only until 4:00 pm.”
“Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life forever.”
Here at TOA Global, Halloween, along with the other special holidays become a lot more memorable with the string of exciting events designed by our management and each team member’s desire to make each event memorable.
Activities like this make an accountant’s life in TOA Global fun. If you’re looking for a firm where you can work hard and play even harder, check out our available jobs here.