5 people you meet at Christmas parties

It’s almost that time of the year when houses get decked out with lights and baubles, gifts are given and received, merry tunes take over the airwaves, and ninongs and ninangs all go M.I.A. –  yup, it’s almost Christmas!

While everyone looks forward to the joy of the Yuletides, it can also be very stressful and tiresome. That is why it’s important that you #TasteTheChill by keeping in touch with your pals. In anticipation of all the Christmas parties coming your way where you’ll soon be reunited with lots of familiar faces, here are the five friends you’re sure to encounter:

The Crafty Cathy

Known within your group as the certified DIY junkie, Carfty Cathy whips out the home-made baked goods wrapped in an intricate wrapper faster than you can say “Merry Christmas!” She loves to cook, bake, and craft, which means you can assume that she was the most enthusiastic contributor to the Christmas potluck and decorate committee.

Quotable Quote: “Ha? No! My cinnamon and honey-infused orange-spiced Christmas cakes wasn’t hard to bake at all.”

Where to find them: Probably giving out food recommendations at the buffet or handing out the name tags and photo props she lovingly labored over at the registration table.

The Certified Comedian

Here’s the funny friend you can rely on for both the best jokes and the corniest puns. His witty one-liners and pun-tastic retorts pepper the party, making sure that there’s never a dull moment with this dude. The only serious moment for this guy will be when he misses the last piece of crispy lechon.

Quotable Quote: “You didn’t bring the boss a gift?” YULE be sorry!”

Where to find them: Just look for the table where people are erupting in fits of laughter. He’s bound to be at the center of the ruckus.

The Humble Lucky One

Avid traveler and gadget collector, this is the pal whose Instagram feed is everyone’s legit #InstaGoals. She never boasts of her fab lifestyle, but you can’t help but envy-stalk her whenever she posts photos about her new travel or gadget haul. At the party, you’re to see her sporting either clothes and/or accessories from out of town, and the latest cellphone-all signs that she’s just on a whole different level.

Quotable Quote: Go to her IG page and look at a photo she took during one of her trips to Palawan with the caption: “Waking up to Monday mornings like this. #blessed #beach”

Where to find them: In a corner where they’ll be sharing their travel escapades on their newest tablet. Just look for all the gushing and squealing and you’ll surely spot them in there.

Mr. Documentarian

Both a blessing and a curse, this party staple is bound to capture every moment of the event and post it online. That means whether you were snapped showing off your killer dance moves or you were caught stuffing your face with bibingka, Mr Documentarian is sure to post it on multiple platforms of social media.

Quotable Quote: “Dali! Face-swap kayo ni Santa!”

Where to find them: Wherever the Wi-Fi is the fastest. They might be hard to spot at first, especially since their faces will be glued to a screen practically the whole time.

The Super Chillmate

Ultra-reliable and chill, this is the friend who never shows any anxiety but isn’t a pushover either. The Chillmate is the one you go to for anything: from cool conversations to sure-win tag-teams at the parlor games. The Chillmate goes with the flow but also follows the beat of his own drum. If you’re lucky, there will be more than one Chillmate at your party. The best part is you can become one, too!

Quotable Quote: #TasteTheChill every day to make the blues go away.”

Where to find them: Anywhere. Literally. The Chillmate comes in all forms and sizes, and can fit practically everywhere. The mark of  a real chillmate is a bottle of chilled Sosro Fruit Tea in hand. With the taste of real fruit tea in Guava, Strawberry, Apple, and uber-unique Freeze (a mix of Strawberry and Grape, with an icy aftertaste)-you’re sure to see an increasing number of party-goers reaching for this drink that millennial go-getters know and love.

If you want to #TasteTheChill and be The Chillmate or find out more ways on how the chillmates celebrate the holidays (ahem, they have an Ice Goddess!)


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