Monday, 2 June 2008

Isbah changes lanes

My favorite tech writer from work switches lanes and moves on with the journey of life. I vividly remember my first day at work. It was raining heavily that and I was sitting in the reception lounge waiting for the HR Manager. Apart from impatiently counting the ticks of the clock, I was observing everybody walking into the office. Almost everybody who came in that day,was all messy and drenched in rain. There came a gang of chirpy girls and walked in a neat and tidy, stylish girl with wavy hair, a composed look, and a grey smile. Yes, it was Isbah.

The first few things that Isbah said to me were:

Hey!, make sure you don't chat online too much, you are new here, you are being monitored!

Hey, you can't bring in your friends to the kitchen!

Hey, your jacket is fab! why did you get it.. piece of *&^% :p

and gradually I got to see the other side of the lake, ahem..I mean the other side of Isbah. Our friendship grew and from Isbah she became IsbahStar, my scorpion side kick. The long discussions on Grey's Anatomy during lunch break, planning our own version of the show, bugging SAK on little things, the drawings in the meeting rooms, the ice lolly visits to utility store, refereeing her and SAK over school days arguments and the laughing for no reason at all at each others stories are all cherishable moments with Isbah. I most admire Isbah's ability to capture beauty in little things. She has been blessed with a commendable sense of aestheticism, Masha'Allah and of course I thoroughly enjoy reading her deep and thoughtful. Don't we all.


Here is a farewell note for you Isbah,

Happiness keeps you Sweet,
Trials keep you Strong,
Sorrow keeps you Human,
Failure keeps you humble
Success keeps you glowing,
But only Faith Keeps you going

So Isbah, my friend, I wish to the best of faith. May God bless you with the best of both worlds.
You will be missed. Miss Grey, Keep in touch. Come on now Dr Bailey is around, it's time to scrub in......................



hadi said...


Saira Andleeb said...

so you guys deliberately tried bugging me haan !!! :P

Syra said...

o yess!!! :p

mOi said...

Good luck and All the best =))

She'll be missed :~)

Monay said...

So this is goodbye, Isbah.

We'll miss you.

One way or another, you've had quite an impact on this place.

And you've left quite a gap here.

But we won't have any shortage of memories.

We’ll remember you for being dynamic.We’ll remember you for being amiable, remember u as a great writer ( :P ), and like Syra said....we ll remember u as Miss Grey ;)

And if we're honest, we'll also remember you for being unpredictable at times.

Most of all, though, we'll remember you for being a great person to have around.

Whatever work you choose to do, it's always more enjoyable when you get to do it with ur frds...although i dint get the opportunity to work with u...but u did...with ur team :p :p...hope u wud have enjoyed working here...
finally they say;
"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again and meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends".

God Bless You!

teeB@ said...

i still luv callng her dis bt she hates being called isBAH da Sheep :P somebody stoppp meeeee.... ;)

true tht we never had anything in common...i never found her normal, my every thot was negated by her and i never ever took her seriously :P ...n i still think v r poles apart.Wenever they used to chirp abt Grey's Anatomy in common room while lunch...most of the tymz i was da target :D as they called me Dr.Bailey :P bt yea... it was all fun so i njoyd it alot!

bt in actual...i found isBAHHH a very nice lady... havng her own rules in her own world :)
i bid her farewell wid all the wishes, i hope she gets what she strives for...and Best Of Luck for her future and all the goals.May Allah always keeps U blessed and happy isBAHHHHHH. :)
vr missng U @ elixir!

Saira Andleeb said...

if some stranger comes in and reads the comments she'll think isbah has departed from this world :P

kya miss miss :P ... shes just a 10min walk away ... and a chat window away ... shes on every messenger i use (:S)

therefore isbah "im not missing you" :P

but what im happy about is that isbahs 'end' at elixir has marked a new and a better 'begining' for her at pi sigma ! :)

Monay said...

indeed she is on every messenger and she is always online :P :P

but messengers are not allowed on my side... :( :( i missed u while u were here in elixir too :(

by the way development sux at times :(....i know this sentence is irrelevant..but i cudnt stop myself....development sux

Syra said...

@ teeba, next time isbah sees u, u r dead meat :p

@ sak lol! no isbah in tea breaks, no isbah in lunch break, online pay kya maza ata hai.. i recently finished watching grey's anatomy season 4 and no one to discuss the sudden hideousness of the show! Isbaah, where are you? :) come save me from yang :p

@monay: take some time off work, chill, relax, shop, dance, sing,watch movies, take lots of pics of your pretty face from your camera, go to kashmir..and then come back and get cracking with programming..wohoo will love it

Isbahz said...

Thankyou guys for the sweetest remarks. Its funny i get a memorial page without being actually dead... thanks sak for bringing it up. It could only be U!
I have this theory that everyone is screwed up in his own special way, but only a few people know how to work it out, and get jiggy with it :p. Being with U guys makes it easier to be ok with being grey, yang, teeb@ aka bailu [@#$%!!], or even a shining star like syra... and its OK. Its special coz it isn't fake. And in my experience, it very rare :)
So thanks Syra for a touching farewell note... and for being a blog buddy, for being the first one to read and comment on my blog... for being an optimist and the seeker of good... yr a TweetheAT...
Thanks Sak for being yang, the eye opener, yr officially my cynical touchstone!! Thanks for being there so many times for selfish me...
Thanks Mona for yr cute remarks... thanks for listening, and for participating in all the cynical crap discussions. And ah.. well... teeb@.. for yr uncontrollable laughter and well... yr a sweet girl too @#$%...........!!!!

Isbahz said...

P.S: I miss the 4 musketeers too!

Syra said...

lol...thanks isbah

4 musketeers nahee....we are the fantastic 4 :p

Isbahz said...


Saira Andleeb said...

you are welcome isbah
NOT ! :P

Isbah's comment reminded me of these verses:

Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!

Some kill their love when they are young,
And some when they are old;
Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
Some with the hands of Gold:
The kindest use a knife, because
The dead so soon grow cold.

Some love too little, some too long,
Some sell, and others buy;
Some do the deed with many tears,
And some without a sigh:
For each man kills the thing he loves,
Yet each man does not die.

~By Oscar wilde (From The Ballad of Reading Gaol)


Sundas said...

Isbah??? Leaving??? Isbah LEaving???? OMG!!!!!! Whats up????? I mean getting married??? :S

PS. Hi girls... :D

Syra said...

Hey Sundas, :) lol,relax..Isbah works for a different company now..but u never know..her wedding bells might be ringing soon :p

Sundas said...

Its funny 'coz I just realized that the best way to keep myself up-to-date about 'departures' from Elixir is by visiting your blog!! :P

Syra said...

lol..good to hear from you...long time..i hope all is well with u..the gang here is up and kicking ;)

mOi said...