Nurfarhani Irfan

6A one-month internship seemed like a no-brainer to me. I would just come to the office and do my work for about 20 plus days, and after that resume my life as usual. Truthfully, in my first week at EcoKnights, I was surprised when Jae Mie (an ex intern) seemed sad that she was leaving EcoKnights. The work was manageable, the people were quite friendly but I did not yet feel the love towards the office. Fast forward 4 weeks in, everything changed.

Right now I am sitting at my place in the office, trying to form coherent thoughts and translate it into written words on the screen. Struggling to remember everything that I gained here and some. And I found the main point to talk about : the people here at EK-MENGO office.

Fadly, the person who interviewed me and who initially seemed quite intimidating, hence I was flabbergasted when I got to know his nickname was ‘Fabs’. Firm when discussing about work and responsibilities, Fabs taught me to always be organised and efficient in dealing with my duties, to think two, three steps ahead and to always be firm with my stand. And for that, he has earned my respect.

Yasmin, the ever gorgeous President of EcoKnights and Chairperson of MENGO. Wow, I was truly inspired by this energetic and intelligent person. Her dedication and willpower in fighting for what she believes in, which was ultimately saving the environment, shone through her actions and words. Not to mention being the mother of two beautiful daughters, I cannot help but become motivated to become a person as outstanding as her one day.

Awang, a fantastic event organizer whom I had the pleasure to work with. I am going to miss his sarcastic sense of humour, bubbly attitude and friendly manner. During the trip to Cameron Highlands, we were definitely unprepared for the event, but Awang coordinated everything so smoothly, even to the extent that he wrote the event flow on the floor because there was no whiteboard! Talk about being innovative.

Jae Mie, the first person I met when I came for the interview with Fabs. A really pretty girl who’s awesome at photography and English, I bid you all the best for your future undertakings. Wish we could have worked together longer.

Wan, the intern who I met for just a week and is going to further his studies at the University of Liverpool. He is probably one of the funniest person that I’ve ever met, and he brightened up the office with his happy-go-lucky attitude and really lame pick-up lines. I look forward to seeing you in the UK and congratulations for making it to where you are now.

Syira, my colleague in handling the films for KLEFF 2016. Oh my, we even stayed up until the middle of the night at Cameron Highlands to amend the unrelenting film screening schedule! A really good friend, with the same taste in music, and not to mention her really funny ‘melatah’ habit, kudos to you and me for managing all the films hahaha.

Atiqah, the really tall girl who showed me around the office on the first day that I was here. Her amusing antics with Jeremy, calling each other ‘stupid’ (jokingly ofc) never fails to make my day. A hard worker with a friendly character, all the best for your course in international relations!

Jeremy, the superbly humorous guys who likes to make the funniest memes and is constantly obsessed with Pokemon Go. Keep on brightening everyone’s day with your incessantly ‘stupid’ jokes. Nabs, a firm and strong independent woman, I definitely admire your way of handling things especially since you have so much work to do. You delegate tasks to us with the ease of a born leader. With so much on your plate, you are still willing to do other people’s work with the aim of getting the job done. I am sure you would go a long way in life.

Lhava, a capable toastmaster and diligent person, Anna, a fantabulous girl with an extremely infectious laugh and adventurous streak, Asma, a super nice girl who loves diving (WOW), Yeo, a quiet and charming man who can drive a manual (SUPERB), Jijuy, the amazing designer and to everyone else that I have not mentioned, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my internship at EcoKnights such a memorable one. Hopefully in the future I can come back and serve you guys longer. Till then, sayonara and all the best for KLEFF 2016!
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