Continued from First Abu-versary.
I am sharing an old entry which I wrote exactly two years ago. I was months old as a blogger that time. Thanks to blogging that I was able to document some of my sentiments in that particular hour (less than 24 hours before I took off to Abu Dhabi), when I have not yet virtually met most of you. However, I had to refresh my memory to understand why I titled it “Ahn nyung hee ke se yo” which means farewell in Korean wherein I was going to UAE.
Ahn nyung hee ke se yo
27 January 2008
I am taking the littlest break from my last minute preps to blog. Every minute counts and I got only an hour sleep the past couple of days. I only have less than 24 hours and there are still loose ends. I can not really be a superwoman.
This is sooner than expected. The dusting of my personal stuff went several stages. I could not let go of so many things. It was hard sorting them as precious versus less precious… rather, “must bring” versus “give it away” and “till we meet again” stuff. This also let me realize that I accumulated so much junk in the past. Those that I bought in impulse, but I enjoyed that time, and those that I should not have bought in the first place. The dusting also reintroduced me to those that I never thought I have.
I have no unmet craving this minute and that feels good.
As always, everyone who leaves work will have unfinished business – not that he did not turn over loads, but the feeling that you wanted to help and still be there, but can not anymore simply because you now have to go.
I was reporting for work till midnight yesterday. Hence, the meet ups and send offs happened in squeeze. All worthwhile. I am restricting myself to look at the many photos we/ I captured lately to shoo the nostalgia. Most of them are the busiest people in the land and they took time to see me. They really made a means when it became so impossible to meet up. Despedida at 7am, lunch, dinner, midnight to 3am… , and those that I begged off (sorry, if only I can be in one place at a time) due to errands and all that took time to make surprises, catching you at work and at home unexpectedly. I will leave to your imagination how little sleep I had lately.
Preps were stressful. But the meet ups, bonding and rekindling outweighed everything. To those that I didn’t get to see no matter how they tried and vice versa, we owe each other big time! Hehe. We will see each other again.
It has been two years since then. But after reading this, I was timewarped (again). Who would have thought that I’d have my Abu-versaries? What they say is very true: just enjoy the ride and live the life wherever you are.