in order to enhance the solidarity and relationship between colleagues and physical ability, my company decided to organize a company development training for us. At the beginning, all of us were totally against it deep inside our hearts, anyway, we still needed to go with company decision. That day was disgustingly sunny, even though we all prayed for severe storm so that we could stay inside instead of baking under the sun.
As far as I am concerned, I was not going to get tanned, since I did not look good in that way. That’s why I wear a sun block coat and hat, which was pretty difficult for me to bear, since I was very afraid of intense heat. But I refused to take them off, I rather suffered heatstroke than getting tanned. Under so much discomfort, I was really upset and wanted to get rid of that kind of situation. I really needed to relax.
Under the order of our coach, the first mission for my team was to fill up a huge pipe with water in order to let the watermelon float out. It sounded easy right? Well, life is difficult for any of us. There were tons of holes on the pipe for us to plug up in order to stop the water pouring out. No tool was allowed for us to use, and all we could think about was our fingers or even toes. Our plan sounded solid enough to accomplish the mission, but the reality was not. Most of our teammates were girls, boys were responsible for acquiring the sea water and poured it into a 2 meters high pipe. Girls like me were responsible for stopping the water running out. But we did not have enough fingers to plug up those holes, and water kept running out, even from the holes we were available to plug up. And the truth was even though we were trying to use our fingers to clog up the holes, the water pressure was too strong and we did not focus enough strength on all the holes we stop. Well, after a long time and our almost-gone patience, we did accomplish our mission, and we felt unbelievably exhausted. We kind of lost hope for life. But coach took us to a play field where a lot of water game equipment laying on the ocean. We were alive! We felt hope! We rushed to those water game including water slide, water bouncer, water trampoline, water roller, inflatable banana boat, etc. We were so excited that we kept screaming and scared the hell out of the boys.
It was like a water party. At that time, we forgot how hot it was or how sunny it was. We cared nothing and just wanted to play those water games. Water slide was my favorite, I got to play like a kid, I stopped being afraid of getting tanned or anything else, I just wanted to play hard. Those water game did bring us out of gloomy mood. Some of us chose to play excited game-inflatable banana boat towed by the water motorcycle, some of us just wanted to jump up and down like crazy person, some of us would rather swam in the ocean. Anyway, we did have a great laugh that day, not only we finish our tough mission, but also got to play excited and fun game, which really counted as a perfect weekend.