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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Ber-Months

The month of September began more than a couple of weeks ago. Well, here in the Philippines, it's the beginning of the Christmas countdown for most of the Filipinos especially the member of the Roman Catholics. It's the "Ber-Months" which means it's the beginning of Christmas. Some of them have already begun hanging christmas ornaments in their homes. The festivity, which will actually happen months from now, has already begun.

As for me, I'm more excited about our family gatherings and the New Year's Eve celebration. I know it's wayyy to far from today but I'm really looking forward to it. I'd be able to spend that special event with my family. I just couldn't wait!

Goodbye And Thank You, Emerson

My world felt like it was spinning while I was on my way to work. There were a lot of things I was thinking about. I guess that day, being my last day at work, made me all the more anxious. My head hurt a bit.

My work schedule began at 7pm that Friday night. As soon as I got to the office, I immediately opened my emails and began working on the orders I'm scheduled to release. Sigh. It's my final day at Emerson yet there are still a lot of things I had to accomplish. I needed to stay busy the whole shift just so I won't have to face my colleagues and be mellow-dramatic about my exit. I just didn't want them to see me for the last time, cry like a baby.

The time flew really fast that when I checked the clock, it's 3 o'clock in the morning. It was only less than 2 hours before I bid farewell to my 3-year colleagues. By that time, I'm almost done deleting all the personal files I had on my computer until my boss, Mariane, asked me to follow her in one of those rooms for my final coaching. I was a bit confused but I was on my toes and followed her to the room. I thought, maybe she just wanted to see me cry for last time, LOL!

When I got to the room, all six of them (my team mates) were in the small room. There were food on the table. I was about to cry but I held my breath and tried as much as I can to smile. It was so sweet of them to do that for me.

It was always hard to say goodbye. I have been through this in my past employments. But it was different with Emerson. It was actually bitter-sweet. I owe the company a lot. It opened my mind to things I never imagined I'd be able to come across with in my life. I'm able to learn things I never thought my mind would ever grasp. LOL! Not that I'm dumb. I think the company was able to help me mature and taught me a lot to reach for my goals and aspirations. Emerson made me a better employee.

With the best boss everrr! :)

My bosses were really great, especially Mariane. She made me believe in myself and she made me believe I can do more. I was really lucky I was one of her subordinates. 

With the crazy Will! :)

As for my colleagues, they were okay. I never really connected with most them but Will. He's my little brother and he's the only person who understood my craziness. 

To the other guys, maybe they thought I was weird. I can't blame them. As the saying goes - beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. They can judge me however they want and I could care less. I'm just being myself. :)

As I was saying, it was really hard to bid goodbye to old friends and colleagues. Yet, there are a lot of things outside Emerson that I need to discover and there are a whole lot of friends out there that I'd be eager to meet. For now, I'd say goodbye to friends yet I'll be in touch with real ones...

Goodbye and thank you, Emerson!

I'm Ready For The New Beginning!

I haven't had a lot on my plate lately after I resigned from work. I've been a bum for more than 3 weeks now. What a life! I was able to spend a lot of time for my church obligations and was able to really get enough sleep that I was deprived with in the past 8 years. LOL! I'm exaggerating, again! And of course, I was able to spend time with my boyfriend.

If only I had enough money, I would have wanted to spend the past 3 weeks in my home province - GenSan and spend time with my family and More time on stage with the Kuerdas Band. Sigh. Too bad I didn't have enough money in my pocket for my plane ticket.

Well, the new chapter of my life is about to begin and I'm really excited! I'm ready for the new job and I'm more than ready to meet new set of friends! I'm ready for the new beginning! :)