Sunday, January 02, 2005

A Distant Death

I'm sure that everyone's aware of the tsunami that swept across South Asia recently. The first identified Filipino fatality of the disaster has turned out to be Sharleen May Ang Tan, a sophomore from Ateneo de Manila University, my alma mater.

Googling for her name hasn't been of much help - I keep getting redundant newspaper reports and casualty lists. It seems that Marcelle Fabie has mentioned a Sharleen Tan in his blog a few times, however, and although I still have to confirm whether they're the same person or not, I'm getting the impression that she was somewhat active in school events.

I offer her family my most sincere condolences for their loss, just as I reflect on the many others affected by the disaster. Life moves on, and eventually, so must we.


2 comments:

jeff-reiji said...

Whoa, I didn't know na kilala mo pala si Marcelle...
I guess you know Elbert Or too... from CAST...

Sean said...

Elbert Or? I know him, yes, but not personally.