It’s snowing on my blog! I almost forgot WP has this snow feature during December. And since it’s the Christmas month, this first December-post of mine won’t discuss about the coming holiday season. 🙂 I, together with my college friends, started our month on a sad note with the burial of a dear friend who passed away last November 27th. That stretch of a week was really tough for us. We weren’t expecting it to happen. Our friend Ricsan has been sick for a couple of months I think, but of course we expected for him to recover. He’s still young, lively as always, vibrant and energetic. So when his Mom broke the very sad news to us that he’s already gone, our hearts felt like it stopped beating. We kept on crying the entire day.
What happened made Popoys’ (our college group consisting of 17 people) bond of friendship even stronger. We’ve all been friends for 10 years now and we’re like a family already who has been through ups and downs. Although some of our friends are abroad, they never hesitated in helping out and making their presence felt during trying times. For people like us who are here in the country, we of course extended our condolences and efforts to Ricsan’s family, whose thankful remarks will really melt your heart. I am just so proud of my friends for all their help. It clearly shows that our friendship has reached another level. Despite our differences and occasional tampuhans, our love for each other will remain the same and will definitely last longer through the years.
Anyway, here’s a video montage I did the other day with the help of another friend Gly. I never realized making one would require hard work, but anything for our dear Ricsan I’d gladly do. Watching this video makes me teary-eyed anew, but I know if Ricsan can see me crying, he’d probably go “Ang drama mo!”, and will laugh out loud. Here it is:
So to Rix, I know you’re in a safe and peaceful place right now, I just wanted to thank you for all the wonderful memories you’ve shared with me and our friends. 10 years may seem a short period of time, but I am happy that I got to know you and proud that I became part of your short but well-celebrated life. Everything happens for a reason, that’s what they say. And I truly believe that. You were an irregular student back in 2001, you enrolled in our section, became part of our group, and made a worthwhile friendship with us. We may not realize it then, but that is fate’s way of bringing you to us, and I’m glad that of all sections in our College, you chose 4. That alone is a proof that we are destined to know you and to become one of our dearest friend. So long, Rix. Until we meet again. We miss you so much.