my friend's dad passed away this weekend. it was a real bummer, he's one of my best friends and i met his dad in cebu- really nice guy and took care of us when i was visiting. i felt really bad for my friend, but i'm proud of him for being strong and pulling himself through. i can't imagine being in his situation, but his disposition has always been cheery, and his strength allows his dad to live vicariously through him.
these reality checks make you count your blessings, and plant your feet back on the ground. the material things we have are nothing, against the love that binds family and friends together. hope all you guys take care.. and tell your parents you love them :)