"Sharon met an accident and passed away this morning..."
That was the exact line in the SMS. The first thing that came into mind was "OMG! Is this a joke?". And then I calmed down and read it again. It won't be a joke, its from Kai Lin. We seldom correspond since we left our working place. Then I told my housemate Andrew about the death of my friend. I called Kai Lin minutes after. I was asking for more details from her and the sadness behind her sobbing voice was apparent.
She was on the way home from her part time job at Starbucks,Queensbay around midnight. She on her motorbike in Sungai Dua when a Honda that was trying to overtake a Rapid Penang bus hit her. She then fell and got ran over by the back wheel of the bus. Her 19 year old life was taken away on the spot.Sharon 吴君芬 was my colleague when I joined AMD Penang. We were working side by side in the Global Accounting Financial Services Record Retention.
From the photo above, you can obviously see that she was a very cheerful girl. She always appeared as a happy-go-lucky girl. I can still remember when I first joined, Sharon, Kai Lin and I were in the small store room sorting out the accounting documents. She was one of my first few friends in the workplace. I've always admired her honesty. The way she speaks her mind without being afraid never fails to impress me. The sound clip of her laughter is still so vivid in my memory bank and it is as if someone has set the iPod of my brain to repeat mode as I'm writing this post.
My colleagues in Record Retention.
Look at the happy faces of GAFS...
The photo above was take shortly after our Christmas Gift Exchange session. We shuffle the presents randomly and she got the one from me. It was a leather belt. She was happy when she opened the gift wrap.
This was a gathering session at Kompleks Bukit Jambul after she left AMD because school started.
At last, this is a picture that I will never forget. All of us drew this together on Microsoft Paint.
We should all live our lives to the fullest and have no regrets! She won't want us to stop for her, deep down in my heart, I can hear her voice yelling at us:"Go on,my friends!I lost my chance, don't slowdown yours!"
Deepest condolences to her family...
For the KwongWah newspaper report click here.