So what if you can’t celebrate love on Valentine’s Day?
You celebrate breakup. Well, sort of.
14 February 2011 was a day to remember. It marked my temporary move from my current department to join Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project team for one year. FYI the company is implementing SAP, the super powerful system from Germany. The requirement gathering stage is over, hence we are about to enter the design stage. As such, several key business users (like myself) are required to work together with the developer to customize the system according to our needs.
My move was basically hush-hush until my boss announced it last week. Upon hearing the news, my lovely kakak-kakak immediately geared into action and organized a lunch yesterday. They insisted not to call it a farewell as I was expected to return to the department after the project finish. So they called it a “Good Luck” lunch - to wish me the very best with my new role.
Since they were kind enough to organize the lunch for me, I bought them cupcakes!
Before I made my order, I actually went through nearly 50 cupcake blogs. No kidding. It was tough to find the right one. Most didn’t entertain urgent orders. Some were located too far away like Bangi or Semenyih or Kuala Selangor. Some could only deliver to certain places or on certain days or at certain times. Some wouldn’t even pick up the phone when I called, which I found rather unprofessional.
Finally, I found Chantique Cupcakes owned by Shima and she was able to accept my order, even though I placed in on Saturday to be picked up on Sunday. I requested for two sets of chocolate flavored cupcakes, one with the company logo and another with the department’s club logo. The best part was she could also do the logo in edible images, unlike most blogs that demanded at least 5 days notice to do so.
The main course was nasi beryani and bandung soda. One staff brought a homemade chocolate cake to share.
Wanna guess what these were?
Now let’s makan! Kak Rozi was like a prison guard, making sure nobody took anybody else’s allocation :-D
A “Good Luck” gift from the department.
Antara wajah-wajah yang akan dirindui.
A breakup filled with love!
I will be handing over my current portfolio to my colleagues when work resumes tomorrow. Transition will take place for about two weeks or so, after which I will be in the project on full time basis.
Said my big boss in her e-mail:
Definitely not a farewell for Nadiah. She will have to come back here once done with ERP.
Yes, she did highlight the words in red.
Said my boss in reply to that:
well said... nadiah to print this email & hang it on her (smaller) cubicle (if any)...
New job scope. New MBA semester. New round of Spanish class.
So if my entries are few and far in between, you know why.
Wish me luck!