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14 May 2018

Fond Farewell

Grace Tan - Articles, DP, General - 0 comments

This week was my last week at Cobalt Sky.

I feel sad while writing this article, realising that I am actually leaving.

During my time here, I have gained so many things, knowledge, wonderful memories and friends.

HR guru Robert Levering once concluded that a good company to work for is “the one in which you trust the people you work for, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you work with”. This quote has precisely summarised how I feel about Cobalt Sky.

When I joined the company four years ago, despite all the excitement, I was worried I might have difficulty learning computer programming and scripting as my academic background had little to do with computers. Then I realised that my concerns were unnecessary because my colleagues came from all kinds of background, many of them had been in my situation when they joined the company as graduates. I therefore received tremendous help from them. For example, I was given a book of handwritten training notes, written by my manager when she joined the company. It was like acquiring a precious martial art script in which years of experience was extracted and summarised. Having kept it and learnt from it for the past four years it is time to pass it on to the next person.

Cobalt Sky is not all about working. I always enjoy our in-house activities. We play music in the office as we are marching into Friday afternoon. Everyone submits a few songs to compile a playlist which is usually long enough for the entire afternoon. As a company tradition, we add Christmas theme songs to the playlist when the Christmas is looming. Once we had a discussion about favourite Christmas songs. When asked the question, being a person from different cultural background, I didn’t hesitate before humming out loud “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas. That song was played all night at the New Year’s Eve Party later on. It is not a classic Christmas song per se, it is a fun song, who doesn’t expect a good time on the Christmas Eve?

What I enjoy the most is the Cobake® bake-off which has been held three times now. I was fortunate to be the winner of the first Cobake® though I failed to defend my title due to the fierce competition. It all started with some mediocre tasting cupcakes sample we received from a local bakery and we thought we could do better than that. Then the competition started, each week one contestant brought his/her best bake which was tasted and scored by the other contestants. The scoring system also evolved into a Robot Wars battle style that was marked based on Style, Control, Damage and Aggression.  The competition was by no means less fierce than the GBBO or Robot Wars.  I was a bit stressed out after days of thinking, planning and practising my bake. Having said that, I think it is still the best win-win situation where we get to taste different treats each week and we get some of the best office jokes throughout the competition, check out our official twitter account for more details if you like.

Leaving Legacy - Croquembouche

Leaving Legacy – Croquembouche

I sincerely enjoyed my time at Cobalt Sky where I was given tremendous support along the way. I will miss you all for the joy we had together. I will learn to enjoy the journey I am about to embark upon. It is hard for me to say Goodbye so I am going to say See You Soon.

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