Christmas is always a fun time at Nordic Intent. Everyone was excited and ready to have fun with all the competitions that commenced from the beginning of the month. In fact, it’s truly difficult to believe that we’ve crossed the mid-way mark of the Christmas competitions at the company.
The competitions haven’t slowed down one bit. If anything, the shenanigans have gotten crazier and everyone has had a blast while competing. There’s been Fishing for Bananas, Christmas Crossword, Christmas Hula Hoop and even the Christmas Limbo!
Fishing for Bananas was fun. In this one, teams consisted of four players. One was the fisherman, the second was the ‘crocodile’ who had to take the bananas across the ‘river’ blindfolded, guided by the remaining team members. Once all the bananas were collected, teams then had to peel them, with just one hand and eat them. The team that finished all the bananas first in this manner, was declared the winner.
The Christmas Hula Hoop and Limbo competitions required some skill and flexibility, of course.
Both games saw participants in teams of two people each. However, as with all the games, there was a twist. In Christmas Hula Hoop, the original two participants weren’t allowed to compete but instead had to pick two people from any of the rival teams to play. These new teams then had to hula hoop as many times as possible in a minute while saying a Christmas tongue twister. It’s not as easy as it sounds since one has to concentrate on hula hooping and speaking at the same time. But some of the teams ended up being quite adept at doing both and we soon had a winner.
The Christmas Limbo was also hilarious to watch. Again, departments had to send two participants to form the team. Each team then had to do the limbo with a cushion tied to their stomach. This particular competition was quite strenuous and really required flexibility. Teams had to go under the limbo stick without touching any part of their body or the cushion to it. While quite a few participants weren’t so skilled, there were at least two that bent their bodies in unimaginable ways proving that they could limbo like professionals.
While games are an essential part of our Christmas celebrations, indulging in traditional Christmas sweets wasn’t forgotten. So, the powers that be at Nordic Intent decided that each department had to show off their cooking skills. Therefore, teams of five had to make little Christmas sweets called Kulkuls. Teams were given some dough from which they had to roll out different shapes. Four samples of shapes were created and food coloring was added to these which were then sent off to be cooked. Participants were judged on criteria like presentation, taste, and consistency.
With less than a week left until the Christmas shenanigans end at Nordic Intent, everyone’s competitive nature is at an all-time high and show no signs of winding down.