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As much as I hate the carrots some ‘naughty kids’ sent, I haven’t forgotten anyone at carbon (but yes, the sunflowers are awesome, as always. What can I say? My Papa created them spectacular. Woo.)
Hmm… This is probably the most belated farewell entry in carbon so far. My sincerest apologies for that. And thus, this might be a little longer than expected.
(Sorry Alwin, for invading your space even after I’ve moved on.)
Well, yes. I have been gone for 3 months now and carbon is winning an award! The two years I’d spent in carbon had been such a ride that I can barely begin to describe it — not my experience, nor my emotions!
Although there were occasions when I thought I was going to suffer a nervous breakdown, there were always incredibly ridiculous colleagues to laugh it off with me, and supportive bosses who were so often encouraging and pushing me to greater things. Uhm… whilst adding to my stress level. lol.
But I’m thankful no less, for the challenges that I was presented with, and for the opportunity to do the things I love (and hated *grumbles* — but learnt so much from).
Thank you, Lily, for calling me and hiring me even after I rejected your earlier offers and told you I hate working; for teaching me and disciplining me when I was blur or acted immaturely; and most of all, for being my sister, my friend, and praying for me when I most needed comfort.
Thank you, Chew, for choosing to “adopt me” into carbon and allowing me to be a part of this amazing company — and by company, I don’t just mean the corporate entity, but the company of friends I found!; for taking us out for late night suppers and telling us your dramatic stories from previous jobs; and for protecting me from not-so-nice clients.
Thank you, Jeffrey, for being my taxi buddy and making me laugh so very often. You’ve been in carbon for as long as I have, and now that I’m gone, I hope you actually miss me! Because I do miss you. I miss your nonsense. Really.
Thank you, Wendy, for being the other person who’d make me laugh as much as Jeff does; for being my jie mei in the office, and doing all the silly things. We’ll still be good friends for a long time to come!
Thank you, Terry, for caring and laughing with me when it really mattered. Though we weren’t very close, life in the office wouldn’t be the same without another more sane person to hang around with (i.e. you). Yes, the rest of them are loooooney. Thank you for all the brief moments we spent traveling together and the collective fun we had with everyone. Please leave a space for me at your wedding!
Thank you, Laoda, for the Korean BBQ meal and for being you. I’m glad people still call you laoda, because I started it! LOL. And yes, actually, I must thank you again for the Korean BBQ meal — it was super. So super that I’m still craving for it.
Thank you, Chase & Esther, for being the very sweet girls you are and being so excited for me when you heard about where I was heading. We hadn’t spent much time together, but hey, we’re all headed for eternity together. Thanks for sharing the laughter.
Thank you, Choo Wee, for bringing in some good accounts to the company and teaching me new stuff about well, stuff. LOL. And for sending me home a few times, especially the time I left my wallet with Eueu!
And thank you, Eueu, for being my best friend. I see you all the time so… well. Please don’t send me carrots next time.
Tomorrow will be yet another “Teacher, book comp!” day for me, and though I don’t regret choosing to be where I am right now, I always wished that leaving carbon wasn’t one of the things I had to do.
Thank you, all, once again.