This evening, I paid my respects to an amazing guy. I've known him and
his wife for almost ten years and they both welcome Dad and I into their
families with open arms. There was so much warmth and graciousness.
Hien is one guy who lived life to the fullest. He was crazy, kind,
hardworking, straightforward and always smiling. Even as I saw his body
tonight, all I can think of was his smile. It was contagious and
genuine. He was taken way too soon and abruptly. I wish I could be just
3% of him. But I am grateful to know him, respect him and the big help
he gave me a few years ago. Will miss his crazy fishing adventure
stories and his smile. Rest in peace, Hien. Will never forget you and
you are one in a billion. Please pray for his wife and two young girls.
I learnt of the passing of my literature and form teacher from
secondary school. I cried when I saw the news and she too, was young. I
remember her laugh, her big eyes but her enthusiasm for the stories was
incredible. She taught us beyond the books and she knew each one of us
personally. Even my parents remember her well. She has made a difference
in my life and others just by having faith in us. The amount of support
she gave when we were looked down upon was incredible. We were lucky we
had her. We got through PL with her love and support. My heart hurts to
know of her suffering but she is in good hands now. She is an angel
both on earth and up there. I will make you proud. Rest in peace Miss
Loh and thank you for everything.
Wrote down a couple of Andrew Salgado tips and got me thinking about
what my teachers, mentors and peers have been telling me about this
industry over the years. Some of their words clash with each other, some
say the same thing but in the end of the day, it's about challenging
yourself and to enjoy the journey. Mix it up or try something new. It
applies to whatever you do in life. Don't forget to have fun too.