I learnt the tragic death of one of my childhood friend : http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/27-year-old-grassroots-leader-dies-road-accident-20121108
It was truly shocking indeed. I got to know him when I was about 5 or 6. We went to the same tamil class near our community centre. And Primary 3 when I had to go for SINDA, I was thrilled to know that he was in the same class as me and I remember how we played around, like challenge who runs down the stairs the fastest (And he won everytime). And then when I was in Secondary school, again we happened to go to the same Maths tuition centre and we had to take the same bus back since we lived pretty closeby and we had alot of interesting conversations.
Since I left that tuition, I practically lost in contact with the best guy-friend I had growing up. I do regret that having not speak to him after that, even when he added me on facebook. Though I had not spoke to him for more than 10 years, I will never ever forget him – His honest, sincere nature that never made me feel uncomfortable. He has to be one of the nicest guys I ever knew and one of the first guys I ever considered my friend. R.I.P my childhood friend.