My thoughts are still with the late Lo Hwei Yan, the first Singaporean to have been killed in a terrorist attack. It was just yesterday that I was musing how even more wretched I’d felt if I knew her personally, when I just realised, she’s really just 2 years older than me and we actually went to the same school.
She was from Methodist Girls School too.
According to J C, Hwei Yan was also at the very same Mumbai hotel that the 2 of us were at last year for a corporate gig that had a very prominent steel organisation in India fly us up. How totally uncanny is that. It was one of the best hotels in the area, and you’d think would be the safest.
Singapore is a very small place and we’re all connected to each other in a way. Just look at Facebook. It just alarms me sometimes how there’s really just a separation of two degrees sometimes. As her junior, I could have just been behind her in the tuckshop queue during recess.
Reports in the news share that her body will fly back on Sunday. I honestly cannot imagine the despair her husband must feel when he had to identify her body, which was found on the 19th floor of the hotel. The couple just watched Kylie in concert in Singapore just before she flew off for work.
How would he have known? I do not know him personally, but from my hearts of hearts, I truly wish him courage and strength during this horribly painful period, because it must hurt so terribly, to lose the one and only woman you want to spend the rest of your life with. They just got married in Bali last year 😦
Let’s spare a thought for the one who got left behind… *hugs*