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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Rest In Peace, Adrian Hoh

His last communication with me was on Facebook, 17th April 08, when I responded to his status message where he said he wasn't well. At this age, one dismisses "not well" as a regular cough and cold.

May he rest in peace, and I hope he found the answers he was looking for. Below is the condolence message placed by his office.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, you don't know me but we both knew Adrian. Adrian and I were Uni mates. We attended University of Technology, Sydney together. I found out about Adrian's death only on Saturday through an email from another Uni mate who saw his obituary in the papers. It was a shock to my system. "No, this is not true. This must be a mistake. It must be another Adrian." I said to myself. I just couldn't accept the news and had to find out the circumstance surrounding his death. Eventually this was confirmed when I brought myself to call his home in KL. It took the 4th attempt to get through and in my heart I wanted Adrian to answer my call to prove that it was just a cruel joke. But instead, Adrian's mother answered my call and confirmed the news. My heart just sank.

Adrian and I were very good friends back in Uni. We did the same course, enrolled into the same classes, attend lectures and did assignments together. I remembered him to be argumentative as he always had his reasons and point of views. Sometimes I wondered why he never majored in law. Adrian was very smart, articulate and he never shied away from lending a helping hand. He was well liked and respected by his fellow Uni mates. He was also multi talented, creative and artistic. Last night while talking to another Uni mate she told me that she still keeps two pieces of calligraphy art he did all those years ago. Not sure if you knew this, he was a good cook too. One year he cooked up a full Christmas lunch and invited a whole bunch of us. I still remember the roasted turkey with apricot stuffings which he cooked. We were all very impressed. Adrian never failed to impress us. He just had a wealth of knowledge and destined for big things.

The last time I saw Adrian was 2004 in KL.

A Uni mate found your article in the internet. I would like to thank you for writing the article about Adrian. I stared into his picture posted in your website for awhile. Adrian was what I remember him all those years ago - that same smile and his untamed hair. He was a good friend. His untimely death was a shock to all of us - too young and too soon....Sadness and grief engulf me.

I had since contacted most past Uni mates (in Australia and overseas) who knew him and delivered the sad news. Ironically his death brought most of us who have lost touch in years together.

Adrian my dear friend, you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

10:08 PM  
Blogger fatboybakes said...

hi, thank you for your comment. i was not close to him, although i always felt that we had a lot in common and had the potential to be good friends. that's why i felt the loss, because i kept delaying making the effort to meet up etc, though we kept in touch via facebook.

i have no doubt that he was highly intelligent. and yes, i can attest to "I remembered him to be argumentative as he always had his reasons and point of views." indeed he had. i am sorry for your loss.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous KG said...

Rest in peace Adrian.

2:56 AM  

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