So Long, Farewell

My last day at There was haze over in Cyberjaya out of a sudden but it cleared up before noon. I was cool and all. Worked as usual and tried to finish off as much as I could. I could have chose to laze and surf but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

I bought one of my colleagues a pair of earrings as a token of thanks and appreciation and she wore it to work today to show me how much she loved the earrings. She’s the first friend I had when I joined the company and has been my close friend ever since. I don’t like to refer her as my colleague because she’s more to a friend to me. If you are reading this, I’m glad you liked the earrings! 🙂

There was a farewell party for me today with a chocolate cake, some fried meehoon and cucur udang. I’ve got a “Walking Nohohon Zoku” as my farewell present, together with a mobile phone holder. This “Walking Nohohon” will walk and say “Hello” and “I Love You” when you blow towards it, snap your finger or talk to it. Basically it reacts sensitively to its surroundings when switched on. Very cute!

Sent my colleague home for the last time and he’s got to find his means of transportation starting tomorrow. It has been fun riding home with him as I get to blabber a lot in the car. He’ll be listening and I’ll be blabbering.

To my surprise, he also got me something on top of the shared gift that everyone in the department chipped in to get for me. If you are emoticon-crazy, you would have come across this monkey emoticon. They are Yoyo & Cici. YoyoCici  This is what he gave to me and it came with a card, which was a killer. WHY?

After he got down from the car, I continued my journey home and I was already beginning to tear because I was already starting to miss the workplace. When I reached home and read the card, it somehow pushed the tear duct button.

He wrote,

 “I never expected I’d write you a farewell card. So sad, you’re leaving. But I’m glad to have fated to know such a great person. I’m happy to know good things (job & boyfriend) are coming your way now. Wishing you great years ahead in your job, career, life and better boyfriendss…(Update me if it comes true)”

See the double “S” behind the word boyfriend? I wanted to laugh. I only need one good boyfriend and I’d smile dying. The boyfriend part is definitely not a good thing now and I’ve been telling him my relationship disaster stories. Current and past so he knows my frustration and hopes for a happy and fulfilling relationship. I guess the tears moved more because I really hope things would be like what he’s written, that it is coming my way.

That aside, I also have poems written by another colleague. I don’t really know how to describe him. I’ve never spoken face to face to him with more than 10 lines. Our conversation has been limited to just conversations online and that is also quite minimal.

Today, he wrote me 8 lines.

Ah Grace lengnui
Ah Grace hou
Ah Grace hou zhan guai
yan wai Ah Grace zui oi sek “kai Si Kor”
Senyuman Gracie seindah suria
Membawa cahaya kepada semua
Semoga Gracie tetap ceria
Bisa menjadi kenangan semua


7 replies on “So Long, Farewell”

Working Day Without Grace

I come to office as usual, tagged in, walk to my cubicle and passed by a working desk which belongs to Grace yesterday, but now it is clean and empty without your toy, your head-shaking nohohon zoku and YOU! Just before I get to my cubicle, Yatie stopped me and ask whether someone has ‘booked’ your place, I said No, and she said she want to move to your place. I thought your place will not be taken until next week, so that when I miss you I can sit at your place and pretend as you working there :))

Then I on my PC, open Outlook, saw the last mail of yesterday was sent by Grace Koh, as hardworking as usual, last day also did many works ;;) The next thing I open is Mozilla and I logged in Facebook, to my surprise, there’s 1 mail in the inbox, and to my surprise again, the sender is you!

I started to feel blue after read your mail and Purple Wabbit, coz I started to accept that I have to work at the place without you and your Gracieness (Define: Crazy and Spontaneous) which accompanied me since the first day I work here. Then I clicked on Comment and writing what you are reading now. 8->

Actually I feel I wanted to thank you for many things, but when I put my words on the farewell card, I really dunno what else to write because I don’t want it to feel like we’re not going to meet again. We shall go shopping and sing K again! wait the laubeh Ching come back.>:)

Btw, the Yoyo toy is cute~ You get a Yoyo and walking nohohon-zoku on your last day, not bi~~ad! Happy Migration to head-shaking nohohon-zoku and walking & talking nohohon-zoku!

Here I dedicate a song for you, which we can practice and sing at Redbox next time ->

This is the longest comment I ever leave on other ppl’s blog…haha.

Take Care @};-

wah, seems like all ur colleagues seem to love you a lot! that’s great..
well, now that you’ve moved on, wish u all the best at new job and may you will like the new environment, challenges & colleagues too!

p/s : pssst…which company u join?

Ying, thank you for the long comment. I think it’s not a comment la. It’s you writing an entry in this blog. Haha. We will surely meet again. Hope laubeh Ching will be free next Saturday and we’ll get to celebrate birthday with her.

ben, I will tell you in a separate mail. 🙂

liang_mui, yea, it’s always nice to have nice and 38 colleagues around.

Guess what babe. Last time when I was working there, I was the only one having the head shaking nohohon-zoku on top of my cubicle. Each time guys or Mr C passes by, they gave the toy a light touch. So I guess now they would be happy to see a new toy joining.

Jia You ya Babe!

I see that your colleagues love you so much, it’s understandable that tears do fall on the last day of work.

All the best in your upcoming job, and yes, please do update me more on your new job via email as well. 🙂

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