Friday, June 5, 2009

In Memory

While away from Hanoi, I got sad news about my friend Son.

On June 1st, he was caught in a wave off of the central coast of Vietnam.

My first real friend in Vietnam, Son showed me what the country was about. Even though it was a friendship of only 5 months, we had become quite close.

Son was a great friend and a great journalist.

He will be missed.


Jérôme said...

I saw him 2 weeks ago.. I'm speechless..

tofusquirrel said...

thats so sad :-( i hope you're ok

Jeannette said...

So sorry, I hadn't checked my email so I just heard today. Hope you're holding up OK.

Catherine said...

He was a special person.

Liz said...

You told me about him when you were just back in Hanoi. I lost a very good friend who I considered my bro in exactly the same way. We kept in touch via cell phone and yahoo messenger. Three years ago he stopped answering my off line messages and I couldnt reach his cell. Two years later I found his parents' telephone number in a lost address book. When I called his home, his dad said he died just two years before that. My heart was broken. I only knew it two years after his death.