Yesterday was my company Christmas meal. I couldn’t post anything, because I was out for the whole day (and night).
In the morning I went to work as usual. Then, in the midday the company staff was invited to eat in one of the best hotels of Alicante. The meal was great, and it was really funny to be with the colleagues out of our workplaces, since many of them are quite different depending on the environment. Also, many gifts were raffled. Unfortunately I didn’t get any. I never have luck!
After the long meal, all the people there went to a pub that is in a disco area just in front of the hotel we had been eating. That area is actually in the city harbor, and has always been quite in fashion among people from the whole region of Alicante that go every weekend there.
It was really strange to be in a disco at 7 o’clock in the evening. Normally, people go out at that time to have a coffee, a tea, a beer, or something like that…but never to go to a disco to dance, drink rum with cola,whisky, or beer….or water. Usually, people go out round midnight till daybreak. First, they go out to have something to drink, or do a “botellón”. This one is what most young people do. It consists of buying bottles of alcohol, cola or what one prefers to mix it with, and then go out to a meeting point where there are lots of people drinking and listening to the music of their car radio. A botellón can last a long time after midnight. You couldn’t imagine how many people meet in those places just to drink as much as they can….it’s insane! Aftewards, if you aren’t tired enough, you can go in a club, a disco or wherever you prefer to.
In my case, after being for more than 3 hours in the disco, some of us decided to leave to have dinner. Once we have had dinner, I was completely drained, and my feet hurt me too much. It was past one o’clock, and it had been a long day. So, I came back to Elche, and I slept till midday….I needed it!
Now, I’m full of energy for my next dinner, which is tonight, with my university friends…..I don’t know why, but I’m having the feeling that I’ll come back home early in the morning. I haven’t been in contact with most of them for a long time, and I’m looking forward to seeing them again!
If you didn’t know it, I’m working for a company that is established in Alicante, but actually belongs to a big company from Barcelona. It’s one of the most important water companies in Spain. If you have recently been to Barcelona, one of the newest buildings that stands out above the others is the company headquarters, the Agbar tower block. It has a cone shape,it's also covered with glass panes and has a multicoloured lighting at night.
Jonathan, I’ve been reading your latest posts, and all the comments I haven’t been able to read for the last two days.
Well folks, today I haven’t answered your comments. However, tomorrow I’ll be back, and I won’t forget to make you some comments about what you told me about, and also about the celebrities that I didn’t mention who they are.
Jonathan, thank you for correcting my mistakes. You are all so kind!
Jonathan, I really appreciate both your and others bloggers’ words. You help me a lot!
Now, I want to show you a couple of photos of my company meal.
See you tomorrow,
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