Hey you guys!
Last week my coworkers held a farewell party for me. Usually when we hold a farewell, it would be a dinner at a (usually fancy) restaurant. Eh free expensive food yeay. But my farewell was a bit different.
My former line manager, Bang Sutan (in informal situation, we call any boys or younger or older men with “Mas” or “Bang” and any girls or younger or older women with “Mbak”), kept asking my close friend, Ryan, about my farewell. What do I want for the gift and where should we hold the farewell. To be honest I didnt even know what I want or where I want to eat. Well if they ask me what do I want to eat, I want to eat rice, chili (sambel terasi) and anchovy plus veggie (kangkung). Hahaha. Doubt that the others want to eat it as well hahaha.
Soooo after couple of weeks, the email invitation was finally sent by Bang Sutan. Wow. 3pm-6pm? Isnt it a working office hour? The farewell dinner is 3 hours? Wow. What a long time. But the place was still “TBA.” So I asked Ryan where will we go for my farewell and he told me that we’re going karaoke. OH. No wonder it’s 3 hours hahaha. I think the team wanted to have an “Away Day” event as well so they set it from 3pm. Ryan told me about the conversation he had with Bang Sutan earlier:
“Mas Ryan, where should we hold the farewell party for Mbak Kemmy?”
“Eh.. I dont know Bang. I’m not good at holding an event. I’m confused”
“Hmm, well she likes Japanese stuffs right?”
“So lets have a karaoke party for her“
Mas Ryan then said to me while laughing “I dont see the correlation between you like Japanese stuffs and karaoke.”
“But the others seem really excited to go to this karaoke. Some already made a song list”
Glad to know that the team was excited about it hahahah. Apparently, the time was changed to 5pm because our Head Department, Mba Inge, had a meeting.
So the karaoke began!
Let me tell you something. I dont like karaoke. I dont like singing. Mostly because I’m embarrassed by my tone deafness hahahaha. Basically I cant sing. Such a horrible singer. We get it Kem. I tried REAL hard to avoid singing but then I know I cant run away from it. The team kept asking me to sing. I even ate my dinner real slow then Mba Inge and Bang Sutan said “Kemmy, I know you’re eating slowly because you dont want to sing”
“Mba Kemmy, we are waiting for you until you finish eating”
Cant run away now that my 2 bosses said that! Oh what the heck imma gonna sing then. Hey, it’s not that bad since the others are singing as well hahaha. There were 4 mic but everyone was singing hahahha. I kinda thought like okay, no need to have mic here hahhaha.
At 8 pm, the team shared their thoughts about me and prayers for my next journey. To be honest, I really wanted to cry but I held it. Because I also needed to hold my pee. Yea. During that sad moment I cant cry because I was holding my pee. It was really sweet until I had to give a speech then I came up then said “Can I pee first?” Anti-climax I know.
We ended up having a karaoke party for 4 hours. And I had to go to the box tomorrow morning because we had our first CrossFit event. But hey! It was a really great night! I am really gonna miss the team so much!