1: and i do have very fond memories of the days and years that followed, which to me are the golden years of oxfam gb in the philippies, due in large part to the fact that you were there... with your drive for excellence, pleasant disposition, ultra sensitive take on events and people affected, readiness to take on and lead on whatever needs to be done, capacity and persistence for constructive criticisms & untiring efforts to correct what may have gone wrong, for all that, i thank you jing and wish you the best. big, warm hugs, jud | my dear jing, i can still recall that day when, as part of your induction, we talked about your oxfam contract. we were in that garage-turned-meeting room at malumanay
2: Hi Jing! Come rain or shine, kahit na anong okasyon (official, R&R, binyag, birthday, etc,etc), most likely you are there. Actually, most often, ikaw ang organizer, ang may pakana. Buti nalang may Jing, ang PR person ng Oxfam, buti nalang may Jing, ang nanguna sa gender gladiola, atbp. Whereever you are, you will shine! Love, Jojo
3: Hello Ninang Jing! Pati ako nakasama sa scrap book mo...kasi kahit nung nasa loob pa ko ng tiyan ni Mama, i've been hearing a lot of happy banter between the 2 of you. Kaya siguro ako happy baby.... | kasi ininternalize talaga ni Mama lahat ng advise mo sa kanya, mula sa pag-alaga sa akin, hanggang sa mga drama nya sa buhay...kaya thank you for being Mama's good friend! Love, MIO :)
5: Trust Jing to come up with a radical transformation of herself....in fact, pinaka-inaabangan talaga ang grupo ni Jing... | whether Xmas Party, despedida o team-bldg, wait till Jing comes out! Its a feast for the eyes and the senses :)
6: at work, jing will deliver kahit araw-araw pa ang mga meeting. But true to form.... | ...Jing will also deliver on the need to stay kewl and relaxed. Chill-out muna, repapips!
7: The famous Camiguin jump ni Jing! | The Coron Expedition in 2003 | And our Boracay soujourn in 2002
8: Sa mga panahon na yon, nung mahihilig pang gumimik ang mga Oxfamers... | ...Jing made sure she had pictures with the rakistas :)
9: Happy were we at Oxfam, because Jing made it happy! :) | And I'm sure, wherever Jing goes and whatever she chooses... | Jing will continue to shine bright and share her friendships and passions with many! Love you, Jing! - Rory
10: Dear JING, Sa sandaling panahon na nagkasama tayo -- 3 out of 5 encounters natin ay napapaiyak mo ako! =) Yan ay dahil pa sa mala-telenobela mo na kwento o sa mga kwento ng buhay nating mga babae. Napakadali mong makapalagayan ng loob... Kaya't tiyak kong mami-miss ka naming lahat! Ang iyong tagahanga, Mira
11: Bakit Nanay, san punta si Tita Jing? ask ni aine nung binuksan ko itong photo book mo. Saan nga ba? Alam kong kahit ka san man makarating at magpunta, nandun pa din ang masayahin at walang sawang pagbabahagi ng iyong kaalaman. Patuloy kang mamamayagpag sa mga nakararami. Mabuhay ka Jing at Gudluk! lyra
12: hello batchmate! ano pa ba ang pwede kong sabihin na hindi pa binanggit ng mga kebigan... well, from my perspective siguro ano...
13: you're such a wonderful colleague to work with. so full of energy from start to the end of the project. so reliable both at the helm and as a contributor. naalala ko pa yung women's leadership capacity building for our CBCRM partners that you led together with rory. yeah, i know i brought up the idea... but you and rory (and if i'm not mistaken with gaynor also on board) who carried that forward through to the end. e kanino pa nga ba matutuo ang ibang kababaihan kundi sa mga tunay na babaeng lider :-) | you're also such a wonderful beer-mate. the few beer times we shared together were all memorable... naalala mo yung magdamagan natin nina rory sa camiguin... super di ba? teka, ba't nga ba parating kadikit dito si rory... ah! sya nga pala ang baby natin. diba dear :-) o sya, bago mapunta sa iba ang usapan e let me end this by saying so long, but not farewell, i'm sure we'll bump into each other again. more will benefit by just working with you, or just in knowing you. i'll look forward to be one of those again. take care. love. papajoel :-)
15: The Mindanao programme of Oxfam, as it stands today, owes much to its 6th member . . . Jing. | Jing brought into the programme its strong bias for poor rural women. She led the team into discovering the depth of poor women's power, when unlocked. Her style was unparallelled -- she listened, she threw ideas, she challenged, she engaged, she advised, she co-learned, she took action. Her happy and simple character is her gift. | Truly, we were blessed that she was behind and beside us when we were implementing our programme. We shall miss her guidance and her friendship and wish that her journey after Oxfam (and at her midlife) shall be a self-discovery, shall be healing to be genuinely empowering. Thank you, Jing and God bless you. Padayon, Ipe, Jessan, Judith, Lorena and Nash
16: dearest jing, what can i say...i just want you to know that i really really cherish our quiet moments of friendship, long conversations and hearty laughter, shared insights about our work with women that reflect our own journeys, and of course those sisterhood bonding moments--- anjan ka lang naman, but your quiet stable corner in the office wont be the same without you there... you were like a fixture that feels like you'll be there forever .. but of course, i am happy for the possibilities that you are imagining for yourself... so cheers to this new journey, and happiness always!!! lots of love, marie
17: Hi Jing, You have been such a nice friend and colleague kaya even if it is just a temporary parting medyo may "kurot" pa din. Am sure mami-miss kita lalo na pag iikot ako sa tabi ni Snehal para magpapirma at mapapalingon sa dati mong space at table. Anyway, I am sure our paths will cross again and the road will lead you back to Oxfam - sabi nga eh "this is where you belong" (hahaha...Kapuso talaga!). Meanwhile, I wish you luck as you trudge a new but temporary path of your career - balita ko kasi ay magiging "haciendera" ka daw muna. I am hoping that one day soon ay makabalik ka ulit sa Oxfam.r Cheers! Efren
18: Jing, I almost cried when you hug me so tightly last night when you say goodbye!;( Nagkasama din naman tayo sa iisang office for more than 7 years! Also thanks for organizing all the "parties" while in Oxfam! and also for the Gender training which you co-facilitated, I really learned a lot! We will missed your presence in the office. However I know that you are really an avid fan of fb so we will get an update thru this medium. So please update us thru your fb..Big hugs, Rocks & the Support Team ;)
20: Hi Jing! Big hugs from Cameroon! Specifically inside my house in Santa, Northwest Region – here i am having a hot choco drink, rain is pounding on my roof and my email is working! First of all, thank you very much for being a good friend (since you became one to me first) and mentor – nagulat ka ba? Hehehe. Thank you for encouraging me to work for Oxfam, and for always encouraging me and the ES/Educ Team always, we could not have done a good job without your leadership and kind words. It has been a smooth ride in Oxfam for me because you were there to provide guidance – kung ano ang mga dapat tandaan, ano ang iwasan, and basically how to do a good job within Oxfam and with our partners. I have learned a lot, and that is what i am thankful for.
21: Secondly, superfun kaya ang ES/Educ meetings lagi! Meron tayong gimik, meron activities outside the office, para iwas burying. We always look forward to those. Kahit pag nasa CMR or Davao tayo or Lake Sebu, kailangan meron laging team activity, kahit simpleng dinner lang (kasi bawal gumala pag meron security warnings) or chika chika habang biyahe. Wag ka mag alala, ginagawa ko din yan sa team na hawak ko ngayon ehhehehe – post activity “activity” para naman inspired silang magtrabaho. And third – you have always been very humble. Never ata kitang naringgan ng pagyayabang about your achievements. And that is something that is not very common, sad to say. So yun muna, see you soon, and goodluck with the next adventures! Love xx Kareen
24: Dear Jing, My heart is filled with gratitude and sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming support and kindness you have shown me. Thank U for being a good boss and mentor. You are one of the few who shaped me to reach the position I wished for in my career Thank U for being such a good friend. I was very touched of your gesture when I needed someone to lean on during my most difficult times. You were there to give me piece of advices which helped me feel better and made me realized that everything happens for a reason Thank U for everything. Sana lagi ka parin nandiyan as a friend and mentor. I miss U and I love U. Kisses, Lai
26: Dear Jing, Sabi nga ni Joel, Hello Batchmate! Ganun din ang bati ko sa iyo. Bilang isa sa mga nakatrabaho mo sa mahaba habang panahon, maraming bagay, karanasan at aral ang dala dala ko nang umalis sa educ team. Sa totoo lang grabe kitang na miss nung mga panahong iyun. Sa iyo ko nakita ang kakaibang leadership at management. Ginawa mong madali ang buhay namin (ang iyung team members) You lead us pero di ka nauuna bagkos pinili mong sumabay kaya naman feeling namin di talaga kami nag iisa (feeling Ninoy he he). Agree talaga ako sa sinabi ni Kareen. Sinisiguro mo talaga na merong time with your team. Hay nakakatuwa kaya iyung mga informal team building natin like dinner, chikahan/huntahan at anu ano pa. Ina update mo kami ng trabaho ng hindi namin namamalyan (grabe ka!). Kasi nga parang pang
27: showbiz chika ang dating ng update :-). Appreciated din iyung effort mo na ipaalam agad (lalo na sa akin kasi ako lang naman puede mong kausapin nun dahil nag iisa akong ka team mo sa manila office) ang mga desisyon ng MANCOM, kahit na confidential iyung iba – nasusukat tuloy nito kung gaano ang tiwala mo sa isang staff. Dahil na rin sa mga ito, nawala ang harang ng Boss to staff relations at napalitan ng respeto sa ginagawa at papel ng bawat isa. Para sabihin ko sa iyo, kahit dalawa lang tayo sa manila office noon, super lakas ng kumpiyansa ko sa sarili pagdating sa trabaho. Tsaka, naalala mo ang dami nating extra curricular na ginagawa noon? Pambihira rin ang tolerance mo. Biruin mo, kaya mong sakyan pati kababawan ko: “Exchanges between Nora & Jing during Nora’s PR”: Jing: Ano ba gusto mong career path? Nora: Ha? Wala eh. Gusto ko lang magtrabaho ng ganito. Jing: Ay parang ako rin... Di lang yan. Nakita ko rin na palagi mong nirarationalise at pino proseso ang mga bagay-bagay at wala ring masamang tinapay sa iyo. Mahirap gawin iyung huli pero mukhang naimpluwensiyahan mo ako dito.
28: Para sa akin isang karangalan na makasama at makilala ka ng malaliman, sa trabaho o sa personal na buhay man. At alam ko anuman ang tatahakin ko sa darating pang panahon, isa ang mga karanasan na kasama ka ang mapaghuhugutan ko ng lakas dahil isa iyun sa mga nakatatak na dito sa buhay ko :-) So long my mentor, my friend & my neighbour! Sigurado ako 100%, anuman ang pipiliin mong daan after Oxfam, you will be as successful as what you have showed during your Oxfam stint. Always, Nora
30: 6 April 2011 Dearest Jing - For someone who treads lightly, you leave an indelible mark; so, do know that you will not easily be forgotten by us whom you leave behind. I'm grateful for the chance to have shared a journey with you, Jing. It's a blessing to have embarked on it in your company. And it's now time to cheer you on as you step forward into your future. Enjoy Europe with Alon and your friends! I'm not sure if you're still serious about pursuing a post-graduate degree, but I think that's a good idea. Or maybe you'd like to learn something else...? In any case, I think I know you enough to be certain that you'll keep moving forward.
31: And as you do, may all that you need to make the days ahead happy and fulfilling be well within your reach. And even if some things elude you, as it sometimes happens to all of us, may you never run out of the essentials: a hearty meal, a warm drink, and cheery laughter with family and friends. You might wonder about this picture on the right. Well, I just want to end with a song that many of us learned when we were very young and perhaps forgot as we grew older: Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, Merrily, life is but a dream. Mahigpit na yakap - Lan