Last Sunday I woke up in shock, sad news that one of our colleagues passed away
We both were new comers at the office. I came 2 weeks earlier than him. I met him for the first time at the hotel where we had a workshop. He wrote me email saying “Dian, I will respond to you soon. I’m now at Hotel X for a workshop”. In fact, I was there sitting next to him 🙂
- After the workshop, he kindly drove us back to the office. He said “Come with me, I brought my truck”. Me and my colleagues were like “Whaatt..? He drives a truck?” But it was not a truck literally, but a big car!
- He always made a funny gesture
- I told him that I was accepted to the same university like him for pursuing Master’s Degree. He was very happy and told me all his experiences while studying in Edinburgh
- The morning when he said “Don’t worry, when it meant to be yours, then it yours. You will go to school someday” knowing that I failed for the full scholarship
- He sang me a song for teasing my ex. I would not forget that :’)
- I was always sad when we were working in the field, he once said “Dian, I feel so tired. Should I skip the meeting and let you handle it, please”. His health worried us while he’s in the field
- He invited us for breakfasting at his home. He always said nice funny things about his family and when we met his complete family for the first time, it was memorable
- He never stressed out of our crazy schedule. It was crazy that most of his time was spent on airplane
- I used to ask him what he brought for lunch and how was his health. Talking to him seemed like having a little picnic. A distraction from work
I know, I should let him go. Everyone will dead, right? We are like waiting for a death row. And.. yesterday when I was walking to home, there was a glimpse of memory asking “What is your contribution while you’re still alive? How do you want to be remembered”?
I remember the Senior Penguin as such a great, humorous man and talented. I asked for his advice for many times. I really feel the lost. Ugh! 😦
Until we meet again, senior. Be happy wherever you are