so long, Joms

You wake up one day thinking that everything is still as it is. Never knowing that sometime later you’ll know that you are one friend less.

A friend asks if you’ve heard the news. You reply eagerly, thinking that it’s just news of another friend moving to another country for work. Or two friends getting together. Never expecting the news is of a friend leaving everyone behind.

You go about the rest of the day, thinking of all the times you’ve been together, all the laughter he brought, how loyal a friend he has been, how good he made everyone feel, all the bear hugs he gave you, all the “bottoms up, Ate Marj!”. Knowing that all of those, you won’t have again, in the future.

Know Joms that you are much loved. That all of us are really really sad to not to hear you laugh again nor make another person laugh again. That you would be sorely missed. That it would take us quite some time to really accept that we won’t see you again.

Too soon. Too early.

Rest in peace, dear Joms.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dea
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 14:16:03

    Oh, no. How sad. And during the holidays pa. What happened to him?

    RIP to your friend.

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    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Dec 29, 2012 @ 18:03:51

      Thank you Dea. He had liver problems. All of us friends were so shocked because we thought he was already ok. Apparently he kept the real status from all his friends. To keep us from worrying over him. Now we learn even more how good a person he was as people come out to mourn over him. 😦

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  2. thejourneyingengineer
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 23:24:46

    Hugs Marj! 1 groupmate less, and it really is sad 😦

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    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Dec 30, 2012 @ 01:21:50

      I’m learning more about the circumstances of his death and it’s getting sadder Jeckoy. 😦 when I look at photos with him as well, parang di totoo. Parang next time we visit Pinas or drop by Singapore makikita pa natin sya. Hugs too!

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  3. Micah
    Dec 30, 2012 @ 15:19:45

    Marj, I realize that this is the same Joms that my highschool friend, Ron, was talking about. Small world. Colleagues yata kayo ni Ron before? RIP to your friend. And condolences to the ones he left behind

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    • atsushiandmarjorie
      Dec 30, 2012 @ 17:51:24

      Oh! It really is a small world! Yeah Ron and I were colleagues in our previous company. Thanks as well for the comment. His leaving left a lot of us his friends having difficulty on getting a grip on the sad reality of his demease. Sobra funny and selfless guy kasi nun. Wala din pinipili na tao. 😦

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