Friday, January 8, 2010

The Chain Continues...

I remembered it was back in late September when I start following his blog. It was recommended by Kim Ayres in his post 'A blogger recommends...'.

And I remembered clearly back then that I chose to follow these two blogs-Mary Witzl of ResidentAlien and Sang Lee’s Yellow Son. Both are good writers, both write wonderful posts, and ever since that day, I know I've not missed any posts that they wrote ever since. A big thanks to Kim for the recommendation-they are really one of those fantastic blogs that I've read!

I guess that you have known, or might not know that I'm just fresh from receiving two sad news, the first being a serious stroke, the second-death from heart attack [Wei Soong's dad]... Here I was, thinking that the chain of sad news has ended, that it'll be some time more before I get to hear them again.

It was a stupid thought really.

And who would have thought that on this very day I get to know that Sang Lee, the owner of Yellow Son blog had passed away few days before this. I was shocked, unable to believe what I read with my eyes, but as I go on, the truth sink in-that I'll never ever again get to read his writings...

Never ever again...

No words can describe my feelings now. True, I have undergo this before. But when my dad passed away, I was just seven. All I remembered was me happily burning away those 'I-have-no-idea-what-you-called-those-papers' or 'offerings'. Even when my friend passed away back in standard 6 and form 5, there's no such feeling!

Never before...

But having followed him for just a few months, reading his posts, his wonderful stories of his past and his present, just made me feel like as I though I knew him well, although we have never met before.

It may be just me having this kind of feeling, well, I don't know, but it is certainly my first time.

Just as Kim said, the world do seems to be a little less colorful now...

To think that he's gone...

To think that I will not be able to read his stories anymore...

...

It's just so unexpected, to think that I just wrote that 'people come, people go' in my last post. And barely 24 hours after, I got this news. Damn! But that's life after all. It's full of the unexpected. Always are...
To Sang Lee,
Although we barely knew (the existence) of each other,
I just want you to know that,
Even if you're gone, you shall be remembered by us always.
Your memory and your words will live on.
Goodbye, my friend...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patrick, you and I are in a similar predicament, we have never met Sang in person yet we feel as if we knew him such was his wisdom and the power of his writing. I feel as if I should be there today, in Jersey, with Luz and Chuck and his other friends. It's a very odd situation indeed, but I do have a sense of loss...
Paulo

Patrick said...

Paulo- Yea, it's an odd feeling. We'll definitely miss him...

Julie Magers Soulen said...

So sorry to hear the sad news. I too have lost online friends. It is always painful.

Julie
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Patrick said...

Julie- =)