Friday, September 11, 2009

Farewell Dinner

Hari ini - 11 September 2009 adalah hari terakhir Ahau-Dee bekerja di Sime Darby Motor Group (NZ) Ltd. Sedang 'sentimental' sekarang ini terutama selepas the final HR Meeting semalam dan kemudiannya Farewell Dinner untuk Ahau-Dee. I hate farewell. Terpaksa control emosi supaya tidak ... hu hu hu. Sedih siut !!!
Anyway, ini Jamie - Marketing Manager kat sini. Office dia sebelah office Ahau-Dee dan sejak 2 bulan yang lalu dia belajar Bahasa Malaysia dari Ahau-Dee sebab dia teringin nak kerja di Malaysia.
Chrissy. Antara staff yang selalu tegur Ahau-Dee dan beliau juga akan berhenti kerja minggu depan sebab nak uruskan modelling agency dia. Yes. She is a model. Lawa siut!!!
Nikki, HR Manager untuk ACMG Group. Office dia pun sebelah office Ahau-Dee juga. Banyak membantu Ahau-Dee dalam memahami budaya kerja di New Zealand.
Tania, HR Manager untuk TIL Group. Beliau paling sedih bila Ahau-Dee hendak kembali ke Malaysia. Lebih-lebih lagi kami banyak travel bersama untuk training for TIL Group.
Heather, she is my Buddy. HR Manager untuk NSMG. Seorang yang sungguh bersopan santun dan baik sangat.
Mereka ini teramat baik. Susah nak lupakan jasa mereka. Mungkin rezeki Ahau-Dee kerana mereka sentiasa membantu sehingga menjadikan kerja Ahau-Dee di New Zealand begitu lancar dan menarik. Kami pernah berjumpa di Malaysia semasa HR Conference pada awal 2008 dan Ahau-Dee bawa mereka berjalan-jalan di KL. Sejak itu, kami menjadi begitu rapat.
Caroline, my English Teacher yang kini sedang berehat selepas melahirkan baby Mia. Ahau-Dee tak akan lupakan jasa baik beliau. She is a great friend. My hot chocolate partner.
Chan, bekas Payroll Manager. Walaupun dia dah resigned tapi Ahau-Dee jemput dia juga sebab kenangkan jasa dia yang sanggup berhabis duit untuk bawa Ahau-Dee ke Hokianga.
Lynne, Payroll Manager yang agak pemalu. Mereka asyik usik Ahau-Dee untuk minum wine ... maka Ahau-Dee pun ambil gelas untuk bergambar. No worries. Ahau-Dee tak minum wine tu ... he he he.
Maria, Contact Centre Manager. Kami menjadi rapat selepas sama-sama terlibat dalam Customer Service Training. Beliau pernah jemput Ahau-Dee makan malam di rumah beliau dan selalu tolong hantar Ahau-Dee balik selepas habis training.
Maka semalam, kami semua telah ke Sawadee Thai Cuisine di Ponsonby untuk makan malam. Sebelum tu, Ahau-Dee berbuka puasa di Ibis Hotel, Greenlane bersama Nikki, Tania & Heather.
Banyak sungguh makanan sampai tak habis. Murah pulak tu ... dalam $40 per person sebab kita orang order banquet. Of course tak termasuk wine.
Ini entree dia yang buatkan kita orang kenyang.
Antara main dish yang disediakan. Rasa macam sama jer ... ha ha ha ... tapi sedaplah. Sayang, Ahau-Dee tak boleh makan banyak : ( tak boleh nak masuk dah.
French Vanila Ice-Cream. Huh! Sampai 3 mangkuk Ahau-Dee makan.
Memang best sangat semalam. Kita orang ketawa tak henti-henti dan Ahau-Dee dengan rela hati menjadi bahan ketawa ... (Yes! I can act like a clown jika perlu) ...ha ha ha. Tak boleh nak diceritakan di sini. Pukul 10 malam kita oran pun bersurai. Seperti di duga, Ahau-Dee dapat hadiah lagi ... Hei Matau Green Stone Pendant.
It represents strength and determination and brings peace, prosperity and good health. Also provides safe journey over water.
Ahau-Dee dapat Giant Card too ... sedih rasanya baca nota dari kawan-kawan termasuk Managing Director, Pat.
Oh ya ... inilah boss Ahau-Dee, Peter yang membuka peluang untuk Ahau-Dee bekerja di sini. Kami mula kenal pada 2006 apabila Ahau-Dee menjadi emcee untuk Best Practices Conference di KL. Sebab dah kenal dia lah maka Ahau-Dee lebih yakin untuk menerima tawaran ke New Zealand.
Dan berikut gambar hadiah-hadiah yang Ahau-Dee dapat semalam. rasa sungguh terharu sampai tak tahu nak kata apa.
T'shirt yang 'cool' ni di hadiahkan oleh Tania. Partner beliau Gerald yang tolong pilihkan ... 'cool' kan?
Heather pulak hadiahkan Kiwi Mug dan juga Paua/Glass Coaster. Manakala Hotel Manager tempat Ahau-Dee tinggal pula hadiahkan green stone pendant juga tapi kali ni membawa maksud 'A New Beginning'.
Group photo sebelum bersurai. Memang Ahau-Dee terpaksa kawal emosi dan cuba cover supaya tak rasa sedih sangat sehingga my boss kata I am so happy to go home. Padahal, sedih sebenarnya.
Sampai saja di office pagi ni, Ahau-Dee dapat lagi hadiah.
Hadiah ini dari Rosalie dan juga Julie ... tapi Julie bercuti hari ni maka tak dapat ambil gambar dengan beliau.
Kat bawah ini ialah my farewell note to all employees ... sehingga saat ini 40 orang dah balas email Ahau-Dee dengan memberikan kata semangat, penghargaan dan mendoakan kesejahteraan dan kejayaan Ahau-Dee. I'm speechless. Secara jujurnya, secondment ini telah berjaya dan menjadi titik tolak untuk kerjaya yang lebih baik pada masa depan. Insyaallah. Syukur pada Tuhan kerana dengan izinNya, membuatkan segalanya berjalan dengan lancar.
Selepas ni Ahau-Dee boleh bercuti dengan hati yang tenang dan senang.

Dear Colleagues,

As you may be aware, my secondment tenure with Sime Darby Motor Group (NZ) Ltd is nearing its end. I will be leaving Auckland and heading to Kuala Lumpur on 30 September 2009. However, starting from next Monday I will be on annual leave. I will be backpacking through the South Island to experience its magical landscape and its wonderful and interesting people and culture.

It is indeed a very sad thing to do; I have grown to love this country and the people. I have made friends with so many people during my stay here, whose hospitality, warmth and friendships I shall never forget.

I am taking this opportunity to thank our Managing Director, Pat McKenna and my Manager, Peter Leathley for giving me the opportunity to be part of the New Zealand team. I also would like to extend my gratitude to the HR team for your continuous support whom without, I shall not be able to carry out my job effectively. Not forgetting, the Leadership Team, Managers and all of you for your support in our Learning and Development initiatives - Thank you. For those who have attended our training programmes, I thank you sincerely for your participation and co-operation given to me throughout the programme.

This is not a farewell note, as I hate saying farewell. I shall be with you in spirit, as I will still be managing our ‘Leadership Fundamentals Blog’ from Kuala Lumpur. Do keep in touch and I can be contacted at
zahidi.ishak@simedarby.com

Finally, I would like to wish you and Sime Darby Motor Group (NZ) Limited – ALL THE BEST!

Until we meet again, take care.

Thanks & Regards,Zahidi Ishak
People Performance Manager
Sime Darby Motor Group (NZ) Limited
Di antara balasan yang membuatkan Ahau-Dee rasa terharu dan dihargai.
Zahidi

Thank you. The few times i attended your courses you conducted them in a excellent manner, Simedarby Nz will be at a loss without you

I wish you well and hope all your dreams come true, as you are one of the rare people who I’ve met who actually practice what you teach, a great example was your weight loss and strict discipline

Keep up the good spirits and the wonderful attitude you have and you will be blessed above your expectations

I hope we meet again ,and once again all the best of luck and god bless

Cheers
Kinds regards,
Nick Wright
SERVICE MANAGER
Hi Zahidi

Thanks for all your help with training since you have been here. While I haven't had the pleasure of attending any of your courses all of my staff that have benefited greatly. Maybe if they have the group games again and I'm lucky enough to come back we can catch up again.

Look out for those south island girls !!!!
Regards and best wishes
Craig McFallRegional Manager
Hello Zahidi,

Thank you again for taking the time management course. I have felt a lot better since then with keeping my work ordered. Good luck for the future and enjoy the South Island as I'm sure you will.

Thanks again.
Jason Soffe
Service Dept.
Hi Zahidi...

Just wanted to thank you for what you have taught me and the rest of the team. I have learnt alot from your courses and you yourself have taught me alot by just being you!!
I wish you all the best on your travel to the South Island have a BLAST!!!!!! and remember to keep an eye on the weight or you will be back sooner than you expect!! to loose it
all over again!! hope to see you soon....

TAKE CARE...

Regards Glenn
Parts Assistant Manager
Hi Zahidi

Thanks for the input that you have had with UD Trucks, especially with our sales team.The training that you have shares with us has been appreciated by all.Good luck for the future and I look forward to seeing you again some day.

Best regards -
John Gerbich
General Manager

Kembara Ahau-Dee

6 comments:

Wiz said...

Aaaaw Dee, sedihnya. I yang tak kenak depa pun terasa sedih sgt. But I like the way you end your stay there...with a holiday!

All the best to you Dee.

Ahau - Dee said...

Thanks Wiz. Tu lah I ni pun tengah sedih ni ha. Baru tadi the whole Admin Staff di Audi Showroom ni datang ke bilik I & bagi hadiah and say good bye.

They gave me buku gambar2 di New Zealand ... terharu sangat. Then, email masuk mencurah2 dan one email from Tania really made me cry ... dah tak tahan dah ni.

Nasib baik tak ada orang tengok. I tak sangka yang they really appreciate apa yang I buat sampai begitu sekali.

And yes ... I memang plan holiday ni sejak tahun sudah lagi. tinggal lagi sejam kat sini. Hu hu hu

Anonymous said...

Dee,
I nampak you nangis tu...heheeh.. ala ala ala...ciannye... I know, saying goodbye is always the hardest thing. With all those lovely friends, of course you'll miss them.

p/s: amik bwk balik sorang! heheheh...

~~cintakyra

Jean said...

Hi there...I pun feel the sedih-ness after reading this post of yours, well as the wise saying goes "this too will pass".... yah, sad at NZ but we are so glad to receive you back kat M'sia.

Happy Travelling, enjoy yourself and have a new beginning at Corp Office soon, Take care n remember to dropby! Cheers

Ahau - Dee said...

Kyra,

I've tried not to cry but at the end of the day I failed. Yes. Kena mengaku yang airmata ni menitik jugak ... hu hu hu ... dah tak amcho dah macam ni tapi with the treatment yang I dapat, macam mana nak kawal kesedihan kan?

Honestly, this is one of the best working experience that I ever had.

Ahau - Dee said...

Thanks Jean. Yes. It's a mixture feelings ... happy dan sedih. I can't wait to go home and catch-up with friends and being a new me but at the same time still very sad to leave Auckland but life goes on kan.

As you always said ... live for the moment, I'm going to enjoy every moment that I have in New Zealand.

At this time, I'm actually with my adik-adik kat sini preparing for our dawn meal. So nice. Dah almost 2 am tapi still tak tidur and esok nak travel ni ... he he he

But the most important thing is I enjoying the moment : )