It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been in the confides of my first job, SGV. Occasion was my former Audit partners FAA and Ms Dolly’s birthday celebration. It’s been almost five years since the day I left SGV. A lot has happened since I left in 2003. I finished my MBA with a Silver Medal. I had several promotions and additional responsibilities. I also had several travels and escapades. Of course even if I’m out of the audit environment, I still touch base with my colleagues. All things happen for a reason and having a solid training base is one of them. Though time may have shifted into overdrive, I guess there were happy thoughts, sleepless nights and learning experiences with colleagues and mentors to look back to.
So much for the reminiscing part. It started from a message from Jay Anne from New York to give a message for FAA and Ms. Dolly (Funny… how the flow of message is PH – NY – PH). I then got a quick invite from Mathel, Ms Dolly’s Secretary and the next thing I knew was I standing in SGV E-Cafe personally delivering my message. I was suppose to be a surprise guest of some sorts but it turned out I’m a guest that was surprised as they sent me to the stage as soon as I came. I really didn’t know what to say since I talk to FAA regularly with the rest of the former SGVeans. I get to listen to FAA’s jokes, which is legendary in our cluster. Funny how I remember that he’d ask me to check who was present by lunch time on an overtime weekend. If there were five or less, he’d let me invite them to lunch but if it were more than 5, he’d just invite me to lunch. Classic strategy. Anyway, I did my piece and started enjoying the night after plucking out my friend Arlyn, who was still in SGV then, from her busy work with another SGV Alumni, Rommel dropping by.
There were so many production number, games and messages for FAA and Ms. Dolly from SGV past and present. It’s interesting to see the audit world’s intern, the new staffs, leading the production numbers. Lucky me when I was a new staff, I wasn’t required to go through this routine since I’m there most of the time hosting the party but tonight, I am just glad being part of the audience and seeing something that reminded why SGV was so much fun despite all the sleepless nights and hard work. You’re working with young people full of energy and passion for their work.
Well, time to call it a night, coffee with Arlyn and Rommel at Bo’s and off to home. =>