Monday, July 20, 2009

Farewell to a great friend...

I lost a great friend yesterday..

He battled cancer for more than 18 months.

I knew him as strong, intelligent and focused man with great ambitions..
Within a span of less than 2 years, cancer made him feeble and took away his dream, his strength, his ambition and his physique.

When I knew him as a newly joined colleague, he was a new sales manager and he picked up a lot of engineering knowledge during his time with my current company. He possessed the passion and yearned to gain new knowledge. To the point that he, as a sales person, didn't need much technical help from the engineers when answering to customers about technical enquiries.

As a friend, he never failed to call upon me whenever he is in town. Over Lunar New Year, if he was in Singapore, he'd visit my home or he'd call and ask if I'd like to hang out.

Saturday evening, 18th July 2009, I received news from another pal of ours that he had passed away on that day at around 5pm.

Sunday morning, I drove from Singapore to Malaysia to his hometown in Kluang, Johor to bid farewell to a great friend I respect very much. I had the chance to hang out with his loving family and shared my stories of him with them.

Mr Cheng Teck Ee,
You truly deserve your place on the web..
You will be always remembered and sorely missed..

Taken in Dec 2005 at Miri, Sarawak during his healthier days.

Today is 20th July 2009
Time now is 01:10 hrs

F*ck you cancer for destroying dreams and taking away precious lives!

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