Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Officially Missing You...

I heard this song playing on the FM radio yesterday while Honey and I were on the road...I used to like this song, I guess I still do but I thought that I can no longer relate to it (and hoped that I never will). But this morning while writing this post and thinking of a nice title for this post, this song popped in my mind.

"...And today, I'm officially missing you...." 

After 9 years and  (3 days short of) 3 months, I'm officially missing my first workplace, my 2nd home, my colleagues and the friends I've met on my stay. I was really devastated when I first heard of the news but I decided to stay positive and pray that I'll find a good job real soon. Still praying and job hunting. I know that God is always there for us. :)

Anyway, over the weekend we had our last Team Building-turned-Despedida for the team. We only had our first last year since we usually can't leave the office for a whole day with no one to man the desk. Our first ever (and also the last) overnight for this one. It was really fun although I was also sad to be parting with them real soon, I know that our friendship will remain and we'd still see each other since Cebu is just a small place. We can still always invite everyone on children's parties, Christenings, etc. :) Though working and seeing each other everyday is different. Oh well, some good things never last. Just want to share with you some of our pictures. We went to Medellin -- North of Cebu. It's the hometown of one of our teammates - Kuya Vince. And I'd like to thank him and his relatives for accommodating us. :) The place still has the feel of a "province" which was a welcome change from living in the city. And the people are sooooo nice and helpful! Of course, it wouldn't be successful and fun without the each of my teammates efforts and presence. ;)

Sorry, I got carried away talking (or should I say typing)...=p here are the pics (",)

 The team + the boatmen (less the photographer - Kuya Vince) - on our way to Gibitngil Island


Our destination... 

Almost there...^_^

The water is so clear you can see the bottom of the sea...

 make-shift tents/cottages made by locals for tourists...

 the sun is starting to set..

I'd also like to share with you a quote from Paulo Coelho's Closing Cycles which as also shared by my teammate, Uly, on his farewell letter...

Closing Cycles
-- By Paolo Coelho

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through. 

Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters, whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished. Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents' house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?

You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened. You can tell yourself you won't take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister, everyone will be finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

None of us can be in the present and the past at 
the same time, not even 
when we try to understand 
the things that happen to 
us. What has passed will 
not return: we cannot for 
ever be children, late 
adolescents, sons that 
feel guilt or rancor 
towards our parents, 
lovers who day and night 
relive an affair with 
someone who has gone away 
and has not the least 
intention of coming back.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away. 
That is why it is so 
important  however 
painful it maybe!) to 
destroy souvenirs, move, 
give lots of things away 
to orphanages, sell or 
donate the books you have 
at home. Everything in 
this visible world is a 
manifestation of the 
invisible world, of what 
is going on in our hearts 
and getting rid of 
certain memories also 
means making some room 
for other memories to 
take their place.

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them. Nobody plays 
this life with marked 
cards, so sometimes we 
win and sometimes we 
lose. Do not expect 
anything in return, do 
not expect your efforts 
to be appreciated, your 
genius to be discovered, 
your love to be 
understood. Stop turning 
on your emotional 
television to watch the 
same program over and 
over again, the one that 
shows how much you 
suffered from a certain 
loss: that is only 
poisoning you, nothing 

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are 
broken off, work that is 
promised but there is no 
starting date, decisions 
that are always put off 
waiting for the ideal 
moment. Before a new 
chapter is begun, the old 
one has to be finished: 
tell yourself that what 
has passed will never 
come back. Remember that 
there was a time when you 
could live without that 
thing or that person 
nothing is irreplaceable, 
a habit is not a need. 
This may sound so 
obvious, it may even be 
difficult, but it is very 

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, 
but simply because that 
no longer fits your life. 
Shut the door, change the 
record, clean the house, 
shake off the dust. Stop 
being who you were, and 
change into who you are.

<3 <3 <3


iamdanny said...

Hi Miss Joy...Ok lang yan as they say everything happens for a reason AND for sure a new window of opportunity will come your way real soon..Good luck on your future endeavors..IMY!:d

R. Joy de Leon said...

Thank you, Dan!! :) IMY, too! hope to see you some time soon. Take care and God bless! :)

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

hey, where have you been? so good to know you're back! :)

R. Joy de Leon said...

hi Ms. Lili! Thanks for dropping by :) Can't say I'm back for good yet (I have been busy and not feeling well the past weeks). But I've definitely missed blogging and blog-hopping, too! :)

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