I just learned that Jay Tan, an old friend from college who’s been having kidney trouble and got a transplant just two months ago, passed away yesterday. He was 32. Jay was in my carpool and we had a close set of mutual friends, but I’ve only seen him once or twice since college, and I didn’t know that he was in broadcasting. It’s a sharp loss of a jovial man with whom we had some good times back in the 90s.
At the same time, another old friend — of mine and Jay’s — from college, Ganns, lost his half-brother in a disturbing murder in Cebu. This is especially hard for Ganns, who suffers these losses right around his birthday. I’ll let him say the rest.