Wednesday, December 19, 2007

When words become treasures...

One of my favorite songs till this day is that BeeGees number, 'Words'...

As Lita, a former student of mine, illustrated on 8th May 2007...

Dear Prof. Lrong Lim,
How are you, Sir?
It was my great pleasure to have met you again in Kagawa!
You looked a little bit tired but actually younger than 2yrs ago!
I believe your passion for your job is making you getting brighter as time goes by.
Hereby attaching one picture we took together~
You look nice on the shot.
Pls send yours in your free time!
Looking forward to seeing you again,
B.Wishes,
Lita


And, similarly, her words turned to treasure on 19th August 2007...

Dear Sir,
Well rcvd the photos with many thanks!
How are you these days? How was your job in Hawai??
It's too hot to go out recently! Crazy hot, hot, hot weather!!>_<
Take special care of yourself in this hard season~!
Looking forward to seeing you soon,
B.Rgds,

Lita

Had been weeping since I received the news yesterday afternoon...
Lita had passed away in early November...

She had apparently taken her own life...

Why Lita, I ask...
My door is always opened...
Why Lita, didn't you send me a note...
I would have caressed you with kind words... words that might heal your pains and troubles...
Why Lita... did you give up on life...

For all my young friends who happen to come across this post...
Please, do not give up on life...

Life is too precious...
For it is not only you who is living that life...
The folks around you, the friends around you... they live that 'life' along with you...

Please... don't ever give up...

Meanwhile... my eyes weep...
My heart pains...

My soul bleeds... for Lita...