In addition to our professional work, we also like to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, successful project completions, and sometimes just reconnecting with one another outside of the office. Occasionally, we travel abroad to work on-site and enjoy the stimulation that a change in environment brings.
Pneuma Software headquarters
Shortly after the season of thanks-giving, it was time for the Pneuma team to say goodbye to 2019.
To be environment-friendly, we had a White Elephant Gift-Exchange Party, using items no longer needed at home. But that was not all. We aggresively enthusiastically described and explained how the gift was a good choice!!
As always, we had an end-of-the-year party before the Chinese New Year. This year, we enjoyed an afternoon tea buffet at the Regent Taipei Hotel. With smiles and laughter, we said our last goodbye to 2019 and welcomed 2020 together.
And the lucky winner of our top end-of-the-year prize? Very appropriately, it was the new father who could really use the extra cash!
November is the season to give thanks, and the Pneuma Team got into the spirit with a series of activities.
We had a gathering to experience a Thanksgiving meal together with visiting clients from the US, who shared their festival experiences and stories.
We also created a wall to post THANK YOU messages for one another and made treats with leftover Thanksgiving ingredients. They actually tasted pretty good!!
After our exciting open-sea experience whale-watching around Guishan Island in April, the Pneuma Team chose to take a slower, more relaxing stroll on solid ground with our client from Minnesota on Nov. 1st. We visited Dadaocheng, one of the most famous places in Taipei.
*Taking a stroll through the alleys to look back at Dadaocheng’s history*
We walked down a street with traditional shops, posed with the statue of a famous Taiwanese songwriter, and learned about Traditional Taiwanese buildings.
After tasting the “creative” Taiwanese cuisine, we helped one another make traditional Taiwanese pastry, and tried screen printing with lots of laughter.
Time to get up and get out of the office for some fresh air, greeneries, and most certainly, good food!
We got together to feel thankful for what we had, and most importantly, for fun and food, with the help of conversation starter questions on the table. We may look like computer geeks in the photos, but once you get to know us, you will see that we actually also know how to have fun! Here’s a brief recap from those conversation starter questions. Happy Thanksgiving!
“What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done that actually turned out pretty good?”
The #1 answer: “Getting married!”.
“If you could time travel, which era would you go back to?”
Best answer of the day: “Go back to the time before I was married.”
(Ufdah it’s cold!) Don’t forget to bring a coat, ski mask and mittens – just in case.
We had an amazing time visiting our client, Equus Compute Solutions, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, meeting their IT team of professional and culturally-diverse members. They were very warm and hospitable, and took us to lunch at a very charming and distinctive Italian restaurant. We shared a huge bowl of lettuce salad and oversized pasta dishes together. We very much enjoyed the delicious food and the very cool happy hour.