Viết cho người cao cao – For a tall person

Hơn 1 năm trước, văn phòng đối diện có 1 người cao lắm vào ngồi. Thoạt đầu chỉ làm việc qua email, dù văn phòng cách nhau có chừng chục bước chân. Chưa 1 ai hẳn hòi giới thiệu mình với người này. Không rõ từ ngày nào bắt đầu nói chuyện; chỉ nhớ, lần nào cũng thế, hoặc là người cúi xuống hoặc mình phải nhón chân, do bản thân cao hơn thắt lưng người ta có 1 xíu.

Đối với nhiều người trong văn phòng, chỉ là có 1 người cao cao , tóc bạc bạc hay đi ra đi vào, thi thoảng gật đầu 1 cái, ký mấy giấy tờ quan trọng, nói vài câu trước mấy buổi tụ tập ăn uống. Vậy thôi!

Tư thái thong dong toát ra từ phong cách, dáng đi, cách nói chuyện, cách khiến mọi người bình tĩnh trong công việc, cách hòa hoãn, gắn kết mọi người, nghe từ nhiều phía trước khi có quyết định và cách xử lý. Người cao cao lúc nào cũng điềm đạm, trấn được mấy “Trương Phi” văn phòng, hạ nhiệt tranh cãi và có mấy câu đùa rất duyên “mọi việc đều trong tầm kiểm soát, phớ không?”

Là chân chạy việc vặt trong văn phòng, bản thân đôi ba lần được làm việc với người cao cao này đây. Mở đâu mỗi cuộc nói chuyện, luôn luôn là “chào buổi sáng / trưa/ chiều/ tối”. Người cao cao chỉ đưa quyết định và ký giấy tờ quan trọng nhưng cũng chả ngại lui cui ở cái màn hình nhỏ xíu, chỉ bảo việc admin cho 1 đứa gà mờ như mình.

Nhưng, người cao cao ở đây cô độc quá, lèo lái 1 con thuyền như vầy, không dễ, ai cũng rõ, nên ra đi là chuyện không ai ngạc nhiên. Bất quá, buồn khi người tử tế ra đi là khó tránh khỏi.

Vậy mà, trước khi đi, người dọn dẹp văn phòng, còn đem món quà nhỏ cho chân chạy việc. Mẫu gốm sứ hình đôi giày, làm thủ công, quà lưu niệm trước khi đi. Chắc không có cơ hội được chạy việc cùng văn phòng nữa, chúc người ra đi mọi sự tốt lành, công việc như mong muốn và cuộc sống bình an.

More than 1 year ago, a tall person have occupied the opposite office. At first, emails is the only means of communication although we were just about 10 steps away. Have never been official introduced to the person, I cannot remember when was our first meeting. Being a little bit higher than the person’s waist, in any conversation, either the person must bend or I have to tiptoe.

For many people, there is just a tall person at tall person standing at a high level, grey hair, sometimes coming in and out the office, bowing to others, signing important document, saying some words before team-building activities. That’s all!

Leisureliness can be seen easily from his style, speed, speeches, words to calm people down, gathering colleagues, listenings to all sides before deciding or solving a problem. Thanks to that ability, he can “air-condition” the office even cool down “Hot” office guys and conflicts. Especially, his trademark sentence to keep in mind ” Is everything under control?”

Being a little assistant, I have had chances to work with and assist him few times. To open any conversation, he always “Good morning/ noon/ afternoon/ evening” to me. If you have ever known how invisible the assistant is in the office, you will see how respectfull his words are. Even being a high person, he has no hesitate to guide administrative works on a super small and old desktop to an amateur like me.

Yet, it seems he is too lonely and isolated in this kind of Group and Offices, leading all stuff and staff is much more than difficulty, so leaving is, of course, an expected decision. However, when such a kind person leaves, sad is understandable.

Moreover, cleaning up the office before the last date, he finds a souvenir – a handicarft from his country, a ceramic pair of shoes to offer to the little assistant.

Coming back to be colleagues in the same office one more time is impossible, then I will not wish it. Anyway, hope and wish the leaver all good things, successful career and safe life.



Once upon a day, wondering “Diam, are you clever?” “What can you do?”, “Can you cook any eatable thing? 🙂 I booked a baking class but forgot to notice the bakery’s name. Then, joining that class, I finally made “Nama Choco” and another classmate took photos of my Nama Choco to post to on facebook. Well, well, I must admit after that day, I discover my new bobby: baking!!!

So amazing to know!

Then, a Birthday cake for a friend. It is not nice, I should say, but ok. It’s a very good first try, isn’t it?


Am I addicted? I even bought a Mini – Stir Egg Machine for myself and after few times, I made a flan-choco sucessfully.


Dear Mom, Dad and Sister, I am so sorry to make you fatter by my cakes ❤ . However, it is really an interesting hobby and baking is very great for me to relax after stressful days. Hope that I don’t transfer my stress to your belly 🙂 .

One of target for my New Year is “Making different cakes for each of your Birth Day”. Love you all.



Not-Easy Time

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was still alive even after 2 atomic bomb attacks and passed by at the age of 90 somethings. Therefore, no reason for anyone to give up at this time?

Keep that in my mind. Breath and Smile, Diam! You will be survived!



27 – What a month!

March is always the annual busiest and most important month for me, and this year is not an exception.

Despite the bad mood on the Women day thanks to a “gentleman” in my Company, all seems fine!

Gift from Spy
The inside

Receiving some wishes from few people, but only 1 knows who I am and what I hope for the new age. Thanks for the crazy, but funny and exactly wishes

From Spy

A trip back to a seaside-city which has been in my mind for years

To Enjoy myself
To visit a historian site, as old as me?
Not solo this time
Fly for the 1st time in my life

No matter good or bad, I don’t plan myself for any not-positive message on last days in Mar. Too enough or be exhausted when reading the announcement!

Unbelievable!, 27 now. At least, have gained new things, started studying a new language. Hope next year, I can be a new me!

2-month probation

After a pretty long time, I am back to another probation period. The first one was not easy, but upon what I can remember it was not like this time.

I have seen many cases, (being refused after weeks, giving up in probation time, or gaining experience and finishing right at the end of that time) which made me confused and wondered the reason. Up to now, these weeks remind and hint me a lot.

Actually, when problems occur, they must be the 2 sides’ responsibilities. Probation is a good time for employers and employees know more about each other, demanding and supplying points as well.

For employees, I think, it is better that we should try our best before making any decision (somehow, I am talking about giving up). If you tried but they refused, maybe, they made mistake at the interviewJ. Just kidding!! However, by this way, nothing to regret! Just please keep in mind be professional up to the last minute.

For employers, were you wrong at deciding to recruit that / those staff? Even master can make mistake at first meeting, especially in evaluating a person. Hence, it is not a big matter. Secondly, please consider “who” you recruited (his/her strength, weakness, and even characteristics), what you really expect from and can offer them. Do not either expect or disappoint too much! C’est la vie.