As a friend, I am happy that she is making a move to be beside her husband but at the same time, I realise that I will be missing someone really close to me. Life at Menara Star would not be the same without her. There is just something about her that makes working fun there.
There is the endless laughter, since she has quite a funny side, complete with witty sarcasm (which i quite enjoy). She says things when you least expect it and it can be quite hilarious especially when she catches you off guard. Its amazing the way her mind works in a split second.
Then there is the passing fancies she has. Every couple of months, some wild idea or hobby creeps up on her. One month it could be beading, another hairbands, and now it is all about plaits.. :) Yup. Jaya has been watching Youtube videos to create amazing braids for herself and everyone at the office. Her favourite muse is Choong Mek Zhin and once in awhile she would turn her attention on me or shall I say my hair. :)
|Mek Zhin's attempt|
|Jaya's handiwork on my hair|
|Jaya's work on Fazleena's hair|
But what I am going to miss most, is the sound of her voice, the way she calls my name out, Priya Menon, with a slight tug at the end. Having her around almost everyday since I started my journey in Menara Star early this year has been fun. I realised that talking to her, sharing information has been an insightful experience. She has a lot to share and she doesn't judge, two qualities a friend should have. While I am fortunate that all my colleagues in Star are the same, from the day I joined, I have had people like Bavani and Fazleena with me, but coming to Menara this year has brought new experiences as well, thanks to Jaya.
To Jayagandi Jayaraj, good luck with your new life in Qatar. Im looking forward to having fun with you at the many farewell parties we have planned for you before you leave. Till we meet again on Facebook.