Category Archives: Obituary

I would have witnessed a murder

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Ernie Fernando Jasmin Sr, head of China bank security, killed by a gun man on a motorcycle in. Jasmin was walking home at around 8pm. Grieving in white is his wife, Lorecia

To keep fit, every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, I run around the village at around 7:30pm.  Last night, I was too lazy to run.  If i ran , I would have witnessed the murder of Ernesto Jasmin Sr, Chinabank head of security, who was killed by a gun man on a  motorcycle.  He died on the spot, on the main avenue of our village where I usually take my running route.

The killing happened four houses away from mine.  At around that time, I was on the internet- I heard shots, but I thought they were just firecrackers.  My dogs were restless and were barking non-stop.  I only found out about the incident when a neighbor sent me a text, and I went outside to check for myself.

Makes me think: How can assassins be so heartless? Is it because of poverty that they had to resort to killing just to feed their family?  Or is it greed just to buy themselves the latest gadget? Is our lives just worth a Blackberry?

So many questions running in my head. Everyday I pray to God for protection, I would have witnessed this murder, or I would have been killed as well for being a witness.  Tonight I thank Him that I got too lazy to run.

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Cyber suicide

photo by Kevin Cappis

Sick of the cyber world? Disappearing from the net is now easy with just one click.  According to Time.com, Web 2.o Sucide Machine can help you in your cyber death by purging your online presence from these all-consuming social networks. Since its launch last December, has assisted more than 1,000 virtual deaths, severing more than 80,500 friendships on Facebook and removing some 276,000 tweets from Twitter.

And it’s a wrap for Miramax

They say it was a slow death, but it’s a wrap for Miramax this January.  According to thewrap.com Miramax has brought movies that other companies dare not make: Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting….. The founders led by Harvey and Bob Weinstein  have given us movies such as My Left Foot, and Reservoir Dogs that plumbed to the depths of our hearts.

To Miramax, rest in peace.

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To the two S: RIP Salinger and Segal

Sudden deaths of famous people have become a norm nowadays  that I wonder if it’s really out of natural causes or drug-related.  When I found out about Erich Segal, 72, and JD Salinger, 92, have said their goodbyes to this world, I actually thought it was breath of fresh air:  both died because they have lived life to the fullest at a ripe old age.  The two men left us with books to remember:  Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye will always be wrapped in mystery in connection to John Lennon’s death,  and Segal’s Love Story has left a mark in my heart with his wonderful quote “love means never having to say you’re sorry.”