This gift is special for me, because not only made within 2 nights but also dedicated to people that I (and also other Philips Lighting Indonesia employees) respect. The decision to make this gift came when I heard the news that he will visit Indonesia on May 24-25 on Tuesday. Still, don’t know what kind of gift that will create. Finally, got the idea on Wednesday afternoon and start to make the sketch on Wednesday night after iftar & tarawih and start to cut the paper & apply paint on Thursday night. Rushing with time because, on Friday (May 25, 2018), we will have Town Hall Meeting at the office, including farewell with Mr. Murali Sivaraman.
The other special thing is to whom I made this gift. He is Mr. Murali Sivaraman.
And he is our President – Growth Markets. The man that has full of energy and enthusiasm, charming personality and charismatic. Not only me that respects him, but I believe most of Philips Lighting Indonesia employees also paying respect to Mr. Murali. He got nickname Mr. Energy when we are doing volunteer day to Elementary School near our Philips Lighting office. He also joins this event and appointed as Mr. Energy, because we sharing how to save the energy and save our Earth.
The idea is to make something that connects him with Philips, Lighting, Indonesia and Signify also India. For the Philips, for sure, the blue-white shield logo is a must displayed here. For the Lighting, I will apply the silhouette of LED bulb and signature of LED font. For the Signify, I will apply the green color.
The big question is how to represent the Indonesia and India in an image, something that has the same or common understanding. Then, I remember about Mahabharata story. Indonesia and India have something common related to this epic story. Since he has traveled a lot during his professional life, so I am thinking about Garuda. Flying to visit the market that belongs his responsibility. Based on information from Wikipedia, The Garuda is a legendary bird or bird-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the vehicle mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Indonesia, Garuda beside known as National Emblem of Indonesia (with Garuda Pancasila) and also National Airline of Indonesia (with Garuda Indonesia), also found in many batik patterns. The final result is I take Garuda batik pattern and combined with lamp bulb, LED font, and color of Signify. The other Indonesia approach is by using Batik Parang pattern as background. This simplified pattern then combines with Gold color paint, as represent the wealthy and his big heart.
The “terima kasih” is our expression to show our respect and gratitude to his inspiration during his leadership and also during his visit to Indonesia so far. He truly brings many positives energy to us.
Thank you very much, for everything, Mr. Murali Sivaraman.
You will be missed and good luck for your new journey ahead.
Terima kasih, Mr. Energy.