Monday, May 2, 2011

The Good and the Bad News

Me and my wife celebrated our reunion last night after almost a month of being away with each other. She will be joining her new sponsor company. Ize was so happy to open his pasalubongs from his mom when he woke up this morning. Last night I was unable to contain myself and decided to peel one Manggang Kalabaw and dunked it on bagoong alamang with pork. I remembered a reminder from elders before about eating raw mangoes at night could risk myself of having a diarrhea but I felt pure bliss and enjoyed every bite.


But as we rejoice this morning, we were shocked by a terrible news. A friend dear to us, passed away - here in Jeddah. He was a dear brother to everyone of us, a carpenter, an electrician, dish washer, brother and servant who delights in serving God.

Brother Roland Alep (legally Alip) passed-away yesterday and joined our creator God. He was on his way home when his boss asked him to re-check the lifting motor that lifts all their construction materials that was installed on the roof-top of a 10-storey building. According to his colleagues, the motor broke or the attachment broke and he fell even before the lifting cage fell. His colleagues told us that they just assumed that since he was the only one who came back to check it. They just heard something fell from top without knowing it was him. When they checked him, he was still breathing but due to restrictions, he wasn't allowed to be touched nor moved not until the emergency respondents arrive. He didn't make it alive to the hospital.

Our condolences to his family. We will miss you brother Roland. Our only comfort is that we know you are now with our creator. See you in heaven dear friend and dear brother.


4 comments:

Bino said...

condolence to Brother Roland ALep

iya_khin said...

sad naman po...condolence to your friend...

Noel said...

Oo nga very sad, kasi he is a very good man. Naawa lang ako sa masaklap na nangyari sa kanya. Ang hirap tanggapin kasi last friday lang ay magku-kwentuhan kami tapos he was playing with my son kasi miss na niya family niya sa Philippines.

He was a strong man but was easy to shed a tear. God bless his family.

hitokirihoshi_kawaii jr said...

condolence po at talagang si Lord na ang bahala sa kanyang soul.

- pagdating sa mangga, pareho tayo basta nasa bahay at walang pasok. lamon ang gawain ko. pero siempre may mga occasion na nag-iingat ako.

mabuhay po!

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