I started using make up when I was in early high school. I remember sneakily trying my mother's make up when she was not around and it was a L'Oreal mascara. And so it played an important role in my life. It was my utter dream came true when I nailed the job as a Graphic Designer in L'Oreal Malaysia. Doing what I'm passionate about with the brand that I love.
I had never put so much effort preparing for a job interview and had never prayed so hard for a job. Because it was something that I really wanted and I'm someone who will stick to it if I know what I truly want. When the HR department finally called me, I couldn't stop smiling even the phone call has ended. Ever since then, I went to work everyday with positive vibes. I felt joyful when it was Friday and hopeful when it was Sunday. Yes, I actually look forward to go to work, totally no Monday Blue. I loved my life in L'Oreal so much it became part of me.
But with deep sadness, my life in L'Oreal came to an end after 2.5 years. I once thought that I can stay for a very long time, but nothing last forever.
I met so many amazing people here in L'Oreal, some inspired me, some toughen me and some annoyed me. It is not the achievement or knowledge I gained that matters most, I believe we all can achieve something from anywhere. But it is the friendship I got in L'Oreal that will last forever.
Some people told me not to invest so much emotion in a job, because a job is just a job. But how can we excel if we don't put our passion in it? Passion is emotion, right? I remember when I went for the interview, the former General Manager asked me where do I see myself in the next 5 years. I told her with confident that I wished I will be able to help L'Oreal build an in-house design team and I shall lead it to produce amazing design for L'Oreal Malaysia. And so I managed to do it, in less than 2 years. Because I put a great amount of passion in what I do and for that....the disappointment was even greater.
But I have no regrets, because I left L'Oreal knowing I found myself a handful of true friends. Yes, we are no longer colleagues, but friends....Because You're Worth It.
Here is a heartfelt gratitude from the bottom of my heart to the amazing people who I met in L'Oreal (in no particular order). Some are no longer in L'Oreal, some are still there...no matter what, you guys have left a deep imprint in my heart.
|Jannifer, it's always fun to selfie and gossip with her.|
|Afeeza once told me when I was crying, "I would rather lose her than losing you" and I cried even louder.|
|Steph, you will always be my Energizer Bunny and I'll always be your Ding Dang.|
|Chan Jun Yee, the woman that will be there for me no matter rain or shine.|
Viva MGS & Ipoh leng lui! BFF!
|Jen Eu, my mentor and the best boss ever. People say we look alike, and I'm happy for|
being associated with a capable and inspiring woman.
|Chellene, who poked her head into the room and smiled when I was waiting for my interview, has became|
my caretaker in L'Oreal ever since. Thank you for everything.
|Tham Meng Fatt, the only person that I enjoy fighting with.|
|Sook Ping, the girl with the most beautiful sunshine smile. You inspired me so much!|
|Ashley, the sweetest person I have ever met. I will always love you, never let go!|
|Kimberly, the most beautiful aunty ever. I want to be just like you!|
It was nice being your neighbor for 2 years, thank you for everything!
|Celine, thank you for enduring my late mailer submissions LOL.|
|Phooi Kuan, the only person to sampat with me after Jun Yee left.|
|Sammi, the tai ka jie. Don't mess with her, even I have to tabik her.|
|Roslind, the mama of CPD. Pray harder! (you know what I mean) Hehe!|
|Carol, the tea lady. Friendly and humble =)|
|Eddie, always chasing me....for mailers =_=|
|Take care, Garnier. The most green and friendly team and the best team to wefie!|
|L'Oreal Paris team, because you're SO worth it!|
|Maybelline team. Maybe it's Maybelline, but you girls are definitely born with it!|
And also to the many more people who I didn't manage to take photos with, you know who you are ;)
And here is a message to my remaining team mates.