...see you around... (love reitz)

At this moment, I remember many things: The very first
time I set foot in this company, the time I was rolled into my very first project, the grueling hours we all had to render just to beat the deadline, the time when acquaintances became friends and sometimes, even more than that… the “early bird” perks… the teambuilding activities… those knick knacks and whatchamacallits that made Reitz “Love Reitz”.

Reitz has been the pillar of my career here in Accenture. In its simplest phrase, Reitz has taught me to be: “Whatever you are, be a good one”. Sure, the project is far from being perfect. More often than not, Reitz almost made me lose my sanity (figuratively and literally). And I am guilty of wanting to get rolled off a thousand times… But I have realized that a project is not defined only by the tasks it is expected to deliver, but also the amazing people in it. One of the factors that affect my engagement is the people around me… Reitz has given me more than just a bunch of co-workers, but a second family.

Thank you for everything that each one of you has instilled in my life. Those little patches molded me into who I am right now… And those will always be the things I will carry with me wherever I go.

I will miss our early morning calls, our “healthy discussions” about whose team should make the changes and who should take ownership of a defect raised… The never ending change requests… I will surely look back at those Chili’s, Starbucks, Central and Pioneer Grill moments… I will always be inspired by the joy in everyone’s faces during triumphs and the courage to stand up when failure struck hard… And I will look forward to the next adventure that will make our paths cross once again…

Since I am never good at goodbyes, and trying to do so is futile, when all has been said and done, the last box taped and suitcase zipped closed, all that I have left to say is “Till we meet again…”

With an X and an O… a mixture of joy and sorrow… I have to announce that… this little chick has got to bounce…. So with a hug and a kiss… I’m out like this… ~*~

(photo c/o Daday Pascual)

backissue: random musings...

it's a weekend... and it's been raining all day... add up a working internet connection and it's a trifecta weekend for me... it sounds geeky i know... but when you can't go out because you might spread sniffles around and had a rough week, trust me, having an internet could be a perfect stress reliever.

well, it's been quite a while since i last posted in here... LOTSA things happened for the past months.. and since I cannot find a decent sleep... let me try to do some reminiscing...

One of my buddies left for Singapore a few weeks before my birthday... I am happy for her but at the same time, saddened by the news... so... our last weekend with her was spent doing... LASER TAG! it was all our first time... i was just a bit disappointed because I thought it was supposed to be played privately, but apparently, you play with different groups of people whom you don't know... overall, it was fun and tiring... :D And then, we headed to MOA for the sendoff aftermath and did what we do best... FOODTRIPPING... we had a lot to eat that day... and it was FULFILLING.. :P

and just when I thought that was it... 4 days before my natal day... my boyfie was sent onshore... it was a tough decision for both of us but we both knew that him going is the altruistic thing to do... it was heartbreaking knowing he won't be here for my birthday and our 1st anniversary (and so i thought..) but things happen for a reason...

so my birthday came... I had dinner with 3 of my buds from work on the eve of my bday... and then kadangdals went over to my place the following night :D there were food everywhere and basically chatted and laughed the night away... and it wasnt bad at all :) I wished tushie was also there but he was there in spirit :-)

a week later... just in time for our 1st Anniversary... I flew to Singapore! :) it was still a busyy week for tushie, but he did spend time with me whenever he could.. It was fun doing the reverse bungee... eating on the river in Clarke Quay... and of course, the wonderful Songs of the Sea.. My visit was also just in time for SG's 44th National Day. :D Another festivity added in my list! thanks to my friendly friends for keeping me sane :)

...and i think that's about it for now coz my alarm just went off so it's time for me to get to work... g'am :)