I thought it’s kinda inappropriate to say goodbye and recall my TomWeb story because I’m not leaving, yet. Lol. So first, I’ll just recall and give thanks to what TomWeb has given me so far.
Thank you TomWeb for the org room. Thank you for being my shelter during hot, boring afternoons, long breaks, heavy rains and class suspensions. I really enjoyed the aircon and the PC. Thank you for the venue where I can eat my packed lunch without paying anything. XD Seriously though, thank you for giving me a home in the university, where I was able to bond with what I consider as my family in college.
Thank you TomWeb for the activities. Being an easy-go-lucky person that I am who doesn’t like being caged in the four walls of the classroom, TomWeb gave me the chance to explore my passion, my skills and the real world. TomWeb exposed me to different activities from educational ones (that is not really related to my course) to social ones, inside and outside of the university.
Thank you TomWeb for the experience. I joined TomWeb because of my interest, but I realized that there is so much more than being just interested— there is passion. Passion to do it because it gives you a sense of fulfillment. I was able to apply what I learn in the classroom, I realized my worth, I realized that I can lead, inspire and leave a mark on other people. I became inspired to be a leader, that there is more to merely following, and there is more than being just a member of an organization, which is, being PART of it.
Thank you TomWeb most especially for the people. TomWeb gave me the chance to meet people that I now consider as my buddies, my best friends and my family. I JOINED TomWeb because it serves my interests. But what made me STAY and ACT in its growth by stepping out to be an officer, are the people who considered me not just as an ordinary member, but a TOMWEBBER, that is, a part of the TomWeb family.
Thanks to the EB when I entered TomWeb, Kuya Luke, Ate Miko, Ate Kit, Ate Ronica, Kuya Gold and Kuya Roujo. You inspired me to stay, you inspired me to do great in the organization because you left a mark in me. A mark that I feel obligated to share to the next batches of TomWebbers. A mark that involves taking care of the ‘little ones’ the same way you took good care of me, as a family member. And to other ever-so supportive alumni I consider as my real ates and kuyas, thank you so much.
Thank you TomWeb Batch 2, the first members that I get to meet in TomWeb. Even though there are just three of us left and we’re not able to be that close, you are still the batchmates that I entered TomWeb with.
Thank you QEB and its core group, that year was SO rough, but I learned a lot from it.
Thank you EB Girls, the most amazing girls I worked with in my life so far. My dearest President Marian, who gave us strength and inspiration while doing our work in the org, without any pressure, with patience, with style, with grace *flips hair*. Thank you QuadCore, a proactive batch of people motivated to not just do something for the org but EXCEL in it, making TomWeb reach greater heights in the process. Bea, thank you sa mga nilagang itlog. XD
Thank you Ma’am Gie, for being an amazing, very patient and very supportive org adviser. I disliked Ma’am Gie when she was my prof in ENG1, but wow, I’m just so wrong about my impression of her. She’s really fun to talk to.
Thank you TomWeb because through you I got to meet my evil kapatids, Ate Kit and JC. Thank you for being with me especially on events that I am alone, lol. (Paskuhan. -_-)
Thank you Ate Kit for being someone that I can consider as my real elder sister, that I can run to when I have problems, from having no cellphone credits to being lost in Makati to wardrobe problems to ~love~ problems to my big projects for the org. You never failed to watch my back and assist me in anything that I find difficulty in doing. You are definitely my biggest inspiration in continuing my work in TomWeb, and balancing it with the other side of my life. You have witnessed my shortcomings (which I’m really sorry about) and you helped me conquer it, with all patience and sisterly love. I promise to be your loving evil sister, ready to support everything you venture to, because I know that you are a strong woman capable of achieving anything that you aspire.
Thank you JC for being an evil brother, watching my back, giving me advice on everything, listening to my rants even though I don’t make sense, being a (digital) shoulder to cry on when I am in pain, talking to me at the most depressing and loneliest times of my life (which usually is on that time of the month, lol). Thank you for the karinderya and Moonleaf trips, for calling me when I ask you to do so (:P), for being always there when I need someone to talk to, for staying up late/ not going to sleep at all to finish my project (lol, ETAR), for skipping your classes to help me, for the free food (lol). We’ve fought for so many times, but in the end, you forget my mistakes, consider it as a learning experience, and be the best friend that you are to me. I will always treasure everything you gave me, and I promise to be, as always, just behind you, supporting you in everything that you do, ready to help whenever you need it.
Thank you TomWeb batch 4 kids, for giving the QuadCore inspiration to work harder. It is because of your enthusiasm and pro-activeness that inspired us to improve, and devise ways to develop your skills because we can see your passion to learn and grow with the org.
Thank you TomWeb for the wonderful opportunity you gave me. And thank you for the chance to be with you for another year. You’re the only reason that makes me feel cool about taking-up a 5-year degree program. XD
Thank you TomWeb and TomWebbers. I love you guys. 🙂