Friday, September 19, 2008

BUKAS NA LIHAM (edtomasa@guaranteed.com.ph-signing off!)

I started appreciating music since elementary days. Nung highschool kahit masakit as daliri, sinikap kong matutunan ang mag-gitara, kahit walang pwedeng magturo pilit inintindi ang piano at ang iba pang instrumento. I also had a chance to be a student of modern composer like Jungee Marcelo (Hataw na, Sayaweh, etc.) at Arnel De Pano (Kung ako na lang sana, Lead me Lord, etc.) and my ultimate reason why I’m doing all these things?...drum roll please…. I’m dreaming that someday I could also have my own “album” not a photo album but a CD album containing tracks that hopefully I will create. I really wanted to have one, and finally to create my own CD message in-lay (‘yong sulat na kasama ng CD sa loob). Hehehehe….

Since everyone knows that I’ll be leaving this great company due to a greener pasture. I must extend my gratitude to everyone for the almost six years of being not only a colleague but personally as a friend to me… as if I’m writing for my self-produce CD in-lay… and here it goes….

First I wanna thank the GMSI Management namely EIP, RBE and JCE for the chance of having me as your IT personnel for almost 6 years now…all the guidance (personal and professional) you have provided me will be forever treasured.

My colleagues in IT Department, who had shown me loyalty, respect and love... to Lorena and Edgar (it’s time mga mare’t pare. Alam ko, kaya nyo na, tira-tira!) Buctot and the rest of the fam, Jack Pan De Sal este De Lemon pala na bumata kasi dati syang Lola, Cathy, Eclipse ang surname kahit full moon, Kay Lhen Guerra at sa bago naming kapamilyang buntis…Julie. I couldn’t wait to have my own baby and to gladly introduce him to his Kuya Kaile, Kuya Giroe, Kuya Gab and Ate Thea. We are a family forever, basta magre-reunion tayo huh! Once a year, promise un! May friendster naman eh…. Hehehe!

To the MANCOM group headed by GAS… together with the managers (with no particular order)… LTM, CYM, LFE, MTA, DRB and also JVI & RLS from another BU’s… thanks for the friendship. Due to pressure, sometimes our work relationships are affected but never our friendships. My apology for some former misunderstanding if there is… we have brought one way or another. We’re humans entitled to commit mistakes but committed to CHANGE.

To Accounting Group, headed by Ate Jenny (dating GF ni Kuya Norman), Ate Dhang and Ate Shirley... kasama na rin ang mga girls ko, kung mamimiss nyo ko isang text lang darating ako hehehe... Lea, Cherrie, Ella, Ate Sally (Ms. SSS/Pag-ibig/Philhealth 2008 & beyond), Seksing Beth (ditto ka na lang sa ‘Pinas baka di mo kayanin ang ‘kano, bahala ka!..hehehe!), Wilma and Melai. Sana makita ko kayo isang araw na isang MALAKIng lamesa na lang ang kinakainan para hindi na kayo hiwa-hiwalay tuwing tanghali at pwede ba, ‘wag naman na kalahating ulam ‘tas limang tao maghahati-hati! Bilib ako sa savings strategy nyo, Lugi na si Ate Emma daming sabaw na hinihingi nyo! Kuya Nick pa-CA!

To UNILAB Group, headed by JVI, Alex, Jon-jon, Bheng, Ton2x and the rest of the gang… thanks sa lahat. Basta pag may time PS2 tau sama nyo c Jun Tutor… Ton, oo nga pala, handa mo na San Mig Light Sabado na!!! Promise sayo na yong maganda kong baraha :-)

‘Syempre and pangalawa kong tahanan sa GMS bukod sa IT...ang HRD clan headed by my good friend,PRAF, pare advance Merry Christmas! Something in your face remind me of that deer owned by Santa, hehehe! Joke3! Kay kuya Bobby pag may botante ako handang tumulong, Kay Ian na best friend ng besfriend ko, walang iba kundi si Kate…’yan kate huh behave ako…hmmmmm tawa na ‘yan, Jimboy, jimboy I love you!… hehehe peace. Sa bago kung GF walang iba ikaw un Carmina! Seksi mo… Seriously, to Ate Rizza, galing mo ‘te! Myro…dugay sa Maynila tunto gihapon! Ipunin mo muna report bago kame pababain unless urgent…hehehe! Si “gandang Rachel” sana makapunta sa sabado... miss na natin un noh? And to Ate Edith, misa na teh!. Sa mga mababait nating gwardya, Kay Mang Lando, Roy and Nelson… thanks for always keeping us safe…

The Waltermart/Sipah Boys and girls, headed by RLS.. thanks sa advices mo ha, marami di nakakaalam pero I owe you a lot, salamat sa guidance. Bumawi ka sa tatlong memo mo sa isang araw sa akin nung nasa HR ka pa… hehehe!. Willy and Orly ‘sana humilik kayo ng tahimik lalo na pag nasa Caleruega… naman eh…hehehe. To Jun, Rona and Jacq..thanks din.. suportahan nyo GMS Christmas Party, it’s your time to SHINE!

Sa malaking pamilya ng LG, sa mabait pero kuripot kong kaibigan Lito.. lets kelan ulit KFC o sana may maghatid ng Doughnut! Mark..my friend thanks for understanding… sa pag-alis ko at least ok na tayo! Extend my regard to Lindy. Kay Ma’am Rose pag naka ipon ako bibili ako ng maraming LG viewty promise… Oo man.

To AMD group, Mike kung meron mang itatanghal na kampeon sa department na yan..ikaw na yon pare! Kasi lamang ka sa lahat ng AMD sa attendance…ha? Ikaw na lang bas a AMD? Sorry, di bale pare balita ko babalik na si Lilet, kaw naman Lilet bago pa lang ako dito nag maternity leave ka na, anong petsa na, paalis na ko wala ka pa.... hahahaha! Ma mimiss ko kau mga friends... Mike babaan mo lang tira sa susunod ha! Grrrr! Lagi tuloy talo si Tonton…hehehe!

SCJ Group, headed by Ate Minette..ate pwede ka ng magdownload sa PC ko wala na kc ko… Kuya Norman balik ka na sa badminton, Wang and Renz magmahalan kayo! Hehehe… Reagan bati na tayo…luv u bro, mamimiss mo rin ako…hehehe! Pareng Reagan subukan mo ng mag-emcee tingin ko kaya mo! Adonis ‘wag ka na bumalik dun ha! Joke3!

To IFS,.. Boss CYM, ‘wag naman laging ako nakakaluwang… 5 years ka ng masikip eh! Basta sir text text lang darating ako… ‘mamimiss ko amoy ng drifting ‘yong IFS report checklist nasa bulletin board naming ha, hehehe!

The Big family of MNC, headed by LTM sana lagi pa rin kayong nasa finals ng GMS basketball league… Mareng Gracel, neighbor na, officemate na, kumara pa… lagi pa rin tayong magkikita. To Ate Ayen and Ate Beth, ingat po kayo lagi. Sa mga boys Allan, Gani, Ralph at marami pang iba kita-kits pa rin tayo pero wag na sa cubao hehehe! Oo nga pala, Rose palo lang palo gagaling ka rin bago mag badminton tournament…

Sa kachukaran ko sa Warehouse,.. Rico, you may not know it, pero sna pag nagkapamilya ako at may anak na, sana magaya kita… seriously, bilib ako sayo, family first! Pag nakikita ko yong “Shout for Joy” album naaalala kita hehehe! Bibihira lang kasi ako makakilala ng taong alam yong “search and know” ni Gary V,. Regards to liezel and jan2!

To our baby account..HP. pareng AJ sabi ko sayo kayang-kaya mo yan eh! Kaw pa! Julie pag nanganak ka office base ka pa rin ha!… Mare enjoy your stay here!

To GMS Provincial Group, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao… thanks for the friendship!

Not everyone knows I usually have with me my personal written Dreams and Vision. It is in a small piece of paper in my pocket, under my dream list are also list of people whom I consider as my mentor. Some are famous some are ordinary people that somehow touched me differently and made an impact in my life. They have something… a virtue, a character or traits that I wish I have. And as I leave this precious GMA family I want to honor those people in front of the readers of this writing:

Annaliza Azurin – Though you may not read this because you’re already out of the company, I think you deserve to be mentioned her. You have quietly shown an exemplary dedication in your work that made a mark to an observer like. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for setting as an example!

Edgar Buctot – When surroundings are filled with geniuses, and that noise of each opinionated criticizer grabbed the moment which due to you, you are just there doing your own thing. Personally, your kindness and patience dictates my thoughts to be like you. Your commitment are magical that sometimes grant everyone to pay respect without you asking it. Proud ako sayo pare! You are a treasure here in GMS. Tuloy mo lang ‘yan… in due time you will harvest what you sow.

Paul Fangon – When blaming is overwhelming, and motivation is hard to hear, thanks for lending a hand bro. Thanks for keeping me company. Thanks for appreciating my thoughts that sometimes ignored by those with loud voices. Everyday is a challenges in many forms. Take time to be resourceful; don’t dare again to wait for others to motivate you. Always do remember that your existence is already a motivation. God has a purpose of putting you here. Pare, para na tayong magkapatid basta kung may problema ka tawag ka lang. Thanks for your kindness. It’s time for you to shine bro! I will forever remain as your friend.

Alice Rebusquillo Ate salamat sa turban (tama ba spelling?). More than what you have given me, I would like to thank you for showing what “excellence” is. I know this is surprising but I want you to know that you made an impact in my life. You dedication to your work, made me feel that I can do better just like what you are doing. Continue to pursue greatness, without you even knowing it you’re doing an impact to the entire world.

Joseph Jonota – A guy with a big heart for his family, a man who knows how to treasure friendship. I have much appreciated your friendship during our last talk via YM. I really appreciate your thoughts about it. I may not recognize your virtue during the time that you are here in manila but the last time that we talked is one that made an impact in me. Thanks for considering me as one of your friend.

Alex Castillo – Medyo nawala yong closeness natin after you transfer to Unilab. But friend to tell you honestly, you are still helping me, not in words but through your action you have taught me a lot of things. You’re “who cares” attitude highlights the virtue of your individuality. You are here not to please anyone but to ultimately do what is task you to do. And I’m proud that sometimes we’ve been colleague and friends.

Neil Apares – Last November 2007 I have already wrote an article about you in my friendster blog. Anyway, Kuya salamat sa pagiging mabait. Others may not understand this, but somehow in our twice short-stay in Caleruega contributes not only knowledge but inspiration to me by just talking to you (aside from the seminars). Your simplicity and kindness also made an impact to me. Keep that attitude!

I have enjoyed my tenure here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you. Thank you for the support, guidance, and encouragement you have provided me during my time at GMS. And personally for accepting me for who I am… What I can do and what I can’t do. Until then… my friends!

I am looking forward to this new challenge and to starting a new phase of my career.

Thanks again for everything.

This is edtomasa...signing-off.



I will remain your friend,

TOMY