“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that would not work. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye” ~Charles M. Schulz~
And eventually, the person who was always cheers me up, supported me, mentored me, taught me, and being patient to me back to home! Yes, he is my director, supervisor, teacher, and “brother”!
He was always support me. He might the only one person who could understand me and has skill to make me calm. He was very patient to handle me who is very sensitive and cried often because of I was confuse with my job and did not know what to do. He was always try to give his time to attend the events where I will be the speaker, to support me of course! He told me his stories that could make me back to positive..
I just remember when I was very nervous to be a speaker at Pecha Kucha (I did it for my job). Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs) (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha).
It was my first experience to be a speaker where 99% the audiences were foreigners >_<. Really, it was not easy to be a winner to fight with myself! But then, his words made me feel really good and confident!
“I know it is not easy Suri. I understand because I used to be a speaker there as well. Suri, you know why you could do that very well before? Because you spoke from your heart. You spoke with no stress. You can do that too now! Be positive okay! You can! Speak with your heart..” :'( kakak…
It did not stop there. On that day, he sent an email to all Staff at Annika Linden Centre, YPK and Puspadi. He asked them to come to the event to watch and support me and he will give free tickets to 10 first people who will join! :’). Really kak, I was so happy!
Everyday after the work time finish, he always asked me to not leaving the office too late.
“Suri, go home! Maximum until 7 pm okay!” ….
“Suri, I’ve told you before! in the first month you will be okay but after 6 months, you will quit you job if you don’t listen to me! Go home! Don’t work too late! Continue tomorrow!!” ….
Now, I miss that words.. even I never listen to him..
I wonder should be happy or sad.. I miss him already but I know in another side, he is really happy to be home .. 12 years being apart from his family, of course it is a great chance to coming back to home! :’)
His last advice in Bali when we did the exit briefing,
“You make the situation in this office be more positive. It was not like that before!. You change it to be more positive.. Suri, you have to think about yourself as well. Do not only work!”
Really? I never realize it. and often be negative to someone, lol :D. Anyway, thank you very much kak! Not only me, all of us miss you already. I want to be like you, I want to do my best for my job. And leave the best memory for others at the end!
Well kak, “People come and go, but memories don’t!” And you will always be our special kakak! Thank you very much for inviting me to someone’s birthday dinner last year in Sanur.. (well, almost one year :’))
Thank you for being my great teacher and brother! See you in the future!