Friday, September 10, 2010

Just a few days before my birthday, I received a news which I don't know if I will consider a good or bad one. I have received an email that I'm already deployed and will be starting after the weekends. To be honest, I don't want to be deployed yet because I'm still happy with my new found friends in the training room. Hi Batch 8! I want to let you know that you are the best batch ever and we have the best COBOL instructors. Beat that! :) However, God gave me that kind of blessings, perhaps, to save me from the very bloody case studies of HSP. But no, I am not happy to where I am right now. I miss Batch 8 big time and I've been missing all the fun for how many days now. But I hope, I'll get used to this kind of set-up eventually.



Anyway, I had one of the most memorable birthday celebrations I've ever had. Thank you so much to my instructors and to the rest of Batch 8 for a one of a kind party. I never expected for something like that. You surprised me big time. To let you know, they were more excited that I was that day. Actually, a couple of days before my special day, they were continuously greeting me and asking me as to what will I prepare on the 8th. I really had plans of treating them since it was my first time to celebrate my birthday at work and thank God, it was a whole lot of fun.

The entire day, I was in the other building for work and they were in the training room for, well, training. I was so busy reading CBTs and chatting with some of them. I was so touched because a lot of them, if not all, greeted me already even if we haven't seen each other that day yet. During lunchtime, we dropped by the training room and I was so happy to see them all. We prepared for the so-called party to be held at 6pm.

When 6pm came, I went back to the training room and I was so surprised that everything was all set. The pizzas and ice cream were there and everyone was so excited and ecstatic as I entered the room. But what surprised me was the fact that I had two cakes courtesy of one of my instructors. The two half gallons of ice cream was, by the way, courtesy of my other instructor. I didn't expect that.

So we pigged out and everyone was having a good time. We all had fun and honestly, I was so happy to celebrate it with them. It was truly one of a kind. Another surprise was given to me before we went home as the boys handed me a pink box with a card and a cute hello kitty plushy which they got from a crane machine with full effort. They got that on their 13th token and really, that's really an A for effort. :)

Thank you God for allowing me to celebrate my birthday that way. I didn't expect for something like that. You have Your own ways of surprising me and You never fail me every time. Thank you, God and Mama Mary. Happy Birthday, Mama Mary! :) It is truly amazing to have the same birthday as Mama Mary.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

First and foremost, I want to thank and praise God for the countless blessings I continue to receive. I don't know how can I return all the favors but I am trying really hard to be one of His best children. The happiness I am feeling right now is overflowing and I can't contain the emotions I am having right now.

Just recently, the SEF training has just ended and luckily, all of us passed it. I never thought that I would knowing how difficult all of us went through just to be able to get pass it. Last week, another training has just started while we are waiting for our project deployment. To be honest, I don't want to be deployed yet because I believe that the training will give me more learning experiences that I need for work. However, just before the week ended, I have received a good news. I'm gonna be deployed for project and it will start tomorrow.

When I was telling the whole class about it, I got teary-eyed. The fact that I'm gonna leave them already makes me cry a little more. I don't want to leave Batch 8 yet. I had the best instructors and co-trainees ever. I know all of us will be deployed soon, it's just that, God showered me with that blessings first.

I'm gonna miss all of them, my instructors and the entire class. They have been so good and nice to me. I will miss the non-stop laughters and asaran. I will miss how loud and noisy the class is every single day. I will miss them a lot. But I will visit them as often as I can to get my free foods. Haha! Just kidding! Of course, I will try to visit them if time permits.

My birthday is just a few days away and I want to celebrate it with them but how can I? I hope God allows me to celebrate my special day with them. Please make it extra special for me because that would be my first time that I'm gonna be celebrating my birthday at work. I hope he won't snob me on my special day and allow me to celebrate it with him.

Tomorrow is the start of something new for me. Pray for me and wish me luck as I face another chapter in my life. This time, there's no turning back.