Death is the cessation of all biological functions that sustain a particular living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. There is no scientific evidence that consciousness survives the death of an organism.
These month has been filled with death and life at the same time.
First, the death of Cory Monteith for which I’m still in shock and in denial. I’m a Gleek and a FinChel fan as well, so his sudden death is like one of the last thing that I want to think about. To think that the reason for his death is so so so irresponsible. Unacceptable from a normal person’s points of view. Drugs is something that a person can define as i-don’t-care-about-life-ever. But who are we to judge Cory? From all the news that I’ve been reading lately, I guess he was sober in LA but not in Vancouver. The last people who he was with hopefully learned something through his death. As a fan like me, we will always remember him as FINN HUDSON, the wonderful, special and gifted boyfriend of Rachel Berry. I can’t imagine how Season 5 will be without him.
Second, Talia Joy Castellano. She fought hard to win the battle against cancer for years. I’ve seen her in Ellen’s show and I’m so amazed with her talent and love in make-up. She knows what’s in line with her life but she still remains positive and like she said that a fish told her to “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”.
Lastly, for a very close friend of mine. Shalimah Garangan, known as Shamz from us her classmates back in highschool. She lost her battle against Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL) this morning. She’s one of the sweetest person back in highschool. A friend that will be with you and will even be an enemy to your enemy as well. She’s been updating us about her chemotherapy over her Instagram account. We all thought that she won the battle since she left the hospital last April. But just this week, she went back for her first relapsed, and again battled a series of test and she was in pain as she describe it in her words. Her last post was a video and she put a caption on it saying “Playing Time (“,)”. I’m glad even with her last words, it’s still fun in her thoughts. Life is so unpredictable.
I love you Shamz. Thank you for the friendship and for just being you until the last moment. Thank you for fighting hard. You may lost the battle here on Earth, but you’re now in a safer place and just perfect for you. No goodbyes but see you in heaven.
Inna lillahi wa inna illaihi raji uun. What comes from Allah goes back to Allah.
Photo grabbed from her Instagram account.