I never imagine that I would stay that long
At this place
Where I am surrounded by smart and intelligent people
Dealing with complex financial models and charts
Discussing national issues
About financial stability, banking regulations,
corporate governance, financial literacy,
macro-economic issues, prudential policies,
and many more complicated and technical matters.
I never thought
That I would enjoy working in this place
Which is quite bureaucratic
Where there seemed to be no room
For creativity and flexibility.
Yet, it is at this place
Where I am proud to say that I have grown
And gained much
From the opportunities given
And the trust the bosses have in me.
It is here where I brought in ideas that were never implemented before
And given a chance to work on new projects
And start new things
I am grateful for the opportunities
To work amongst giants, the sharp minded and even the elite.
To even contribute to the development of Singapore’s bilateral relations
With its ASEAN partners.
Yet I always remember this,
The Lord gives, and
The Lord can also take it away.
So when I walk out of the door tomorrow
Being my last day here
I can only say,
It’s been great these nine years!
And I am thankful for the opportunities!