30 October 2006

A Gift Of Life (Part 1) - The Thing About Mortality

Perhaps, it was still the effect of jet lag when i got up at 3am in the morning, freshly awake. Come to think of it, it ain't all bad keeping that kind of hours as it is notably the most quiet and peaceful time of the day (or night for that matter). Things get done more effectively and efficiently. Nobody to disturb you. No phone calls to disrupt your train of thought.

So there I was in the still of the night checking my emails and there it was, an email from Ed. Ed almost never email me and straightaway, I knew it was important. It was an update on Chrissy.

Chrissy has leukemia.

My heart sank. As far as Chrissy is concerned, she is family. She was almost my sister-in-law had my toopid bro-in-law not broken up with her many years back. It's heartbreaking to see a relationship, blossomed since Poly days, fade into oblivion. Kids these days.... haiz....

I will dwell more into Chrissy tomorrow but let me tell you about the rest of my day.
Just as I was mulling over Chrissy's condition throughout the day, I received a cryptic message from Wing. Like Ed, Wing also never have the habit of keeping in touch regularly. Ironically, both Ed and Wing are my super duper good buddies.

"You know Lup Cheong? He died today."

Oh great. Second piece of bad new in one day.

It was afternoon before I had the chance to sit down in front of my computer when I buzzed Chuan on Yahoo Messenger to tell him about Lup Cheong. In return for that piece of update, I was rewarded with the news that Wei is battling with Stage 2 breast cancer back home.

It was almost like a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone where the main character will receive news of a death or tragedy whenever he speaks to somebody. For a fleet of a moment, I couldn't tell reality from fantasy. I wanted to just lock myself up for the rest of the day and not speak to anyone. It was too much for me to take in a single day.

- Voxeros

1. carbimazole left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:09 pm ::

2. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:50 pm :: 
Carbimazole: Indeed it is sad but I'll need you to follow me on this series this week. More development as we move into the week.
Stay tuned.

3. sunflower left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 1:51 pm

4. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 4:27 pm ::
sunflower: Thanks, girl.

5. Gary left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 8:16 pm
so sorry to see that your beloved ones and friends are down with those illness.. hope you able to go through the tough week unscathed through God's mercy and peace..

6. carbimazole left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 10:33 pm ::
its times like these that you realli need to quietly sit down and ponder about life.... ultimately life is more than just bread and butter, what car u drive, whether u stay in HDB or condo... life is much much more than that.... if u noe wat i mean....

7. JayWalk left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 11:01 pm :
Gary: We may lost Lup Cheong but I think we still stand a good chance fighting the battle with Chrissy and Wei.

Check back here tomorrow for Chrissy's update.

Carbimazole: Nothing meant more to me than good friends and family. I believe I said "good food is nothing without good company" in an earlier entry and it meant exactly that.

8. v_icks left...
Monday, 30 October 2006 11:11 pm ::
Ouch. I'm wishing all the best for Chrissy and Wei.. Will be checking back for updates on Chrissy.

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