Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Tribute to A Great Colleague...and Friend

Today is his Silver Birthday. So I create this post solely as a tribute to him - my great colleague and friend.

I've known him way back in 1999, when I joined our school paper, The Cassette. He was a shy boy, (Lols..boy? weee..) so I never got the chance to know him better then. But now, he's one of the few persons whom I considered as my best buddies. Through the years of working and having great friendship with him, I get to know some of the interesting things that he likes and even those which he doesn't like too much. My list could go on and on, but I just summed them up and listed here 5 things to know about this great colleague and friend of mine - Mr. Dexter Baldon. (a round of applause pls...weeee)

1. Dex loves to travel. Whether here in Bicol or out of town, Dex loves to explore many interesting and exciting places like the one he recently visited which is CWC. Want to know where he has travelled so far? Click here.

2. Dex is a wannabe photographer. Even with his "not-so-latest" model of Kodak digicam, Dex can capture really great photos, on which during first glance, you might think that a professional photographer has taken them. From simple flowers up to picturesque views of beaches and hills, he can transform them into exciting pieces of artwork...(Ooowwwss!) Here, check some of his masterpieces.

3. Dex is a frustrated architect. Well, that's according to him. I never thought that this friend of mine has great talent in sketching/drawing, until I saw this post on his blog. I was really surprised when I saw this "masterpiece' that he has created. All this time, I thought he was only into writing, photography, and a little bit of well, uhem, singing. Lols. But after seeing all his Sketchup 3D models, I was convinced that he could have been really a great architect.

4. Dex is a born singer. I'm not deceiving you guys, believe me, he is. If you were around during our 2007 Christmas Party, I'm sure you'll agree. But for those who were not, well, you can look forward to his another great singing performance this coming December. Right Dex? Wink.

5. Dex is a good cook. Wanna bet? Why don't you try tasting Carbonara ala Dex? Once you taste it, I'm sure you'll crave for more. Hahaha. Believe me because I did.

These are just some of the interesting things that I can share to you about Dex. Although I've just known him better way back in 2005, when I first applied as a copywriter, I can say that Dex is one of the few people that should really be treasured not only as a colleague but also as a friend. I've seen him happy, sad, excited, nervous, frustrated, silly, and even weird, but one thing that I can always remember about him is that - whether it's a good time or bad time, he will always be there. (Take note: He was there together with our other friends, Talie and Owen, when I was about to give birth of Baby Gaby)

So, as you celebrate your silver birthday Dex, allow me to say thank you for being such a great colleague and friend. I wish you more birthdays and success in life (not to mention savings...savings...lols) I'll always be here for you when you need me, always remember that okay? Now, enjoy your day!

Happy Birthday Glitter Graphics


Dex said...

wara pa palan ako comment digdi! haha.
thanks for this post. i wasn't expecting a blog post can be the best birthday gift. salamat sa links! hehe