We thought they'd never endThis post is dedicated to Gek How.. better known now as Ishi, but he will always be Gek How to me.
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we'd choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
I was on the train when I spotted the headlines on the chinese papers, I tried to tell myself that it's not him but life never plays fair, I rushed to get the papers and it is him, my old classmate, found dead.. ..
People know him as Ishi, I know him as Gek How, or Plastic Face (nickname from our geography teacher). He's always this goofy joker who cracks everyone up. The last time I saw him was about 1~2years back, when we had a gathering, he changed so much that I could not recognize him.
We were secondary school classmates throughout our 4 years in Dunman, can't really say we're buddies, but we still do get to talk once in awhile. I remembered him coz he was one of the few guys who made me feel special. It's just some very little gesture, but it made me feel very special..
Like the time he sang Oh Carol to me, that's the first time a guy ever sung for me, to me. Whenever I hear this song, I'll think of him.. .. And I remember our one and only date, we caught Seven Years in Tibet, I remember the show coz one of us was telling the other that the blood on Brad Pitt looks like ketchup. I think it's probably me, I'm the shallow one put next to him.
It was one of my first few dates and I still have the dress I wore that day.. At that time, I was harboring a crash on him, and I heard rumors of.. well his buddy hinted something to me once but at that time, we all thought it was a joke.. still.. whatever, no point dragging up the past.
We met again in JC, for some chinese poetry competition. Let me tell you, this guy is talented, he can write a poem in 10 minutes, no kidding.. I just remember something about helping him adjust his tie.. ..
After that, I never heard from him again.. till I saw him at the gathering, then start to see him on tv.. .. I was proud to see my old classmate doing well, was rooting for his team to win..
Really really sad right now, this is not the first time something like this happened in our class.. .. 2 down from the class of 4I, as Xuan had said.. 3 down from the classmates I had.. man.. ..
On my way back home, I heard this song by 张震岳 on the radio..
I wish someone could had just told him that.. 成长的路途走不完, 生命的价值不可量, 一时的挫折不代表失败，人只要活着就有希望。身旁还有很多关心你的人，不要为了一时的冲动而让他们一辈子的心痛。
但都太晚了， 我只能说， 亲爱的同学啊，不管你在那里， 请不要忘记你我曾经在一起。