Letter #48

Kantor Nielsen

About Ardha:

Kind-hearted, smart, mature. Nice and fun to be with and to work with. Never complained. Respect others.

Olivia Samosir, Nielsen.

*Via direct message Instagram:

“Hello Chica. Ini Olive. Kita pernah bareng di Synovate, semoga inget ya. Akhirnya setelah mencari ke sana kemari dapet juga account elo. Belasungkawa sedalam2nya ya Ca. Maafkan gw ga bisa hadir di pemakaman mengantarkan Ardha karena anak-anak gw lagi sakit waktu itu.

Gw kaget banget waktu dapet beritanya hari itu. It took me some time to digest the news. Karena gw berasa baru ngobrol 2 minggu sebelumnya. Dua minggu sebelum pergi, dia sempet nelfon gw. Mo minta bantuin report seperti biasa. Waktu itu gw lagi di RS karena anak gw diopname. Tumben2nya dia bilang dia sakit dan agak berat. Padahal selama satu team sama gw ga pernah dia ngaku sakit Ca, walaupun dah jelas-jelas keliatan sakit. Kalo ditanya jawabannya sama,”Ah gpp, ini sakit dibikin sendiri.” Dan tetap komit meeting deadline. Sampe gw kadang ga tega liatnya tapi dia tetap determined finishing his work. Bahkan lots of times covering buat temennya. Kalo dipaksa “Dha istirahat aja”, bilangnya kesian karena gw dah banyak kerjaan juga….

Gw merasa diringankaaaan banget kalo kerja sama dia. Gw sering bilang kalo dia ga perlu manajer karena dah bisa manage sendiri semuanya. Aslik gw cuma brief sekali dan periksa final report sekali dan tinggal duduk manis di klien karena Ardha yang presentasi. Padahal waktu itu dia masih SRE lho Ca. Semuanya dia yg inisiatif. And he was excellent in his work. I just couldn’t tell you enough how lucky and relieved I felt at that time to have a peer like him and blessed at the same time cuz life was made much easier by him being in the team.

Ardha dulu suka nanya kenapa dia jarang atau hampir ga pernah dapet coaching session. Jawaban gw dan Teddy (the other manager tandeman gw) selalu sama, bahwa Ardha ga perlu kita, dia itu pinter dan self-motivated dan juga overqualified buat posisinya (waktu itu dia SRE). Tapi dia ga mau dipropose buat promote jadi manager karena dia merasa skillnya belum cukup. Kita waktu itu merasa karena Ardha mencoba menjaga keharmonisan dengan temen2 sesama SRE-nya. Such a considerate young man he was.

I could go on sharing all the good things about Ardha during our time together as a team, but time and words just couldn’t enough to describe his good character. Behavior could be very human from time to time, but you just couldn’t help to see the good heart and a strong character in Ardha. Though I still feel a bit shocked and couldn’t believe that he’s gone, God loves him much more than the rest of us do…

My thoughts and prayer are with the whole family. Semoga semuanya dimudahkan untuk keluarga yang ditinggalkan. Hope Ardha rests in peace. Semoga diberi tempat terbaik di sisiNya.

Please accept my highest respect for him. Take care Chica. All the best for your future endeavours too 🙏🏻”

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