Nestle World Walking Day 2010
When I woke up at 4:45 am, I didn't want to believe it was the rain that I was hearing. I prayed hard that the rain would stop... It would either continue to rain (heavily) or it would just stop. Had butterflies in my stomach when arriving at the venue at 5:30am... Still drizzling and non of my colleagues were there yet to man the counters but about 50-80 people was already in queues forming a few lines. OMG! I thought... They wanted to register already but I couldn't start alone.
I had a nightmare last night; I was late this morning :O
Dayang and Zain arrived first, then the others came. Before I knew it, the sun was already up and over 1,000 people were already lining in queues waiting to register and to receive their free Nestle World Walking Day t-shirts. Though tired and thirsty and hungry, I enjoyed myself especially the team work. Most of us (about 15-20 people at the registration counters) had just met but self introductions had to wait. They were Nestle people from Kuching & Kuala Lumpur offices, staff's spouse and my own colleagues.
I like these kinds of events, what I bring back home are invaluable experiences and new friends to add to my list of contacts. My colleagues learned a lot from other events I've organized, hopefully they too gained something today.
After registration, we all joined the crowd with the aerobics. After a short warming up, it's the WALK :D Other activities include lucky draws, entertainment by local artists, games for kids and balloons give-aways by clowns. Thank god it didn't rain. It was a very very beautiful morning, I must say.
with their friends :)
...half way thru the 2km walk
I couldn't believe my eyes when I turned and saw endless longggg queues.. We only hoped that we had enough t-shirts for everyone. T-shirts were given away free but they were limited. Seeing a sea of people in green truly wowed me. Thank you Sarawak people for participating in the World Walking Day at Kuching Waterfront today.
I can't wait next year :))
..reaching the registration counters (we opened 6 counters),
started at 6am till 8am. T-shirts licin habis!
Aerobics session before the WALK,
huge huge crowd!
the biggest t-shirt of the day :)
Tony & I, happy with the success